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Artwork of Chops the Pig
Species Personality Gender
Pig Smug Male
Birthday October 13th Libra
Favorite saying "You can't have your cake and eat it too."
Catchphrase "zoink"
Clothing Red ringmaster coat[nb 1]
Military uniform (Red)[nb 2]
Umbrella Maple umbrella[nb 3]
Two-tone umbrella[nb 4]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 トンファン[nb 5]
 돈후앙[nb 8]
 豚皇[nb 6]
 豚皇[nb 7]
 Чопс[nb 9]
Phrase in other languages

Chops is a smug pig villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and has appeared in all subsequent games. He is the only smug pig in the series. His name comes from "pork chops," a food which is made from pigs.

In New Horizons, Chops has the education hobby and can be seen wearing rimmed glasses, reading a novel while outside, and using a magnifying glass when near certain objects.



Artwork of Chops from Welcome amiibo.

Chops is a tan pig with yellow, curly hair, a black mustache, blue eyes, and purple inside his ears. He also has a red nose and black hooves.


Below is a brief description of the smug personality. For more information, click here.

Chops has a smug personality, meaning he will appear kind to the player. Occasionally, he may flirt with the player, regardless of gender. He may also talk about trains, and ask the player to keep his obsession a secret. He also may come off as conceited, but he still gets along with any villager, regardless of their personality. It is implied that he has an unseen hobby of dancing. Chops goes to sleep at 2:00 AM and wakes up at 8:30 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Chops cannot be one of the starting villagers in the player's town.

You can't have your cake and eat it too.



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
October 13 Libra Smug zoink
Default clothing Red Ringmaster Coat NL Model.png Red ringmaster coat
Default umbrella Maple Umbrella NL Model.png Maple umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Ornate
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Basic
Favorite color
Siblings Eldest of 3 kids
Skill Making crafts
Goal Politician
Halloween fear Werewolf Hood NL Model.png Werewolf hood
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Mocha
Amount of milk None
Amount of sugar None

In New Horizons[edit]

You can't have your cake and eat it too.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
October 13 Libra Smug (A) zoink
Default clothing Military Uniform (Red) NH Icon.png Military uniform (Red)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Red) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Red) & Rain Hat (Black) NH Icon.png rain hat (Black)
  • During snow: Short Peacoat (Green) NH Icon.png Short peacoat (Green) & Knit Hat (Red) NH Icon.png knit hat (Red)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: Pajama Dress (Berry Red) NH Icon.png Pajama dress (Berry red)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Red)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Red) NH Icon.png Tank (Red)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Red)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Red)
  • Bunny Day: Earth-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Earth-egg outfit  & Earth-Egg Shell NH Icon.png earth-egg shell
  • Halloween: Flashy Animal Costume (Red) NH Icon.png Flashy animal costume (Red) & Impish Horns (Red) NH Icon.png impish horns (Red)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Brown) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Brown)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Red) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Waistcoat (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png Waistcoat (Navy blue)[nb 10]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Waistcoat (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png Waistcoat (Navy blue) & Balloon Hat (Green) NH Icon.png balloon hat (Green)[nb 11]

  • Happy Home Paradise DLC exclusive clothing:
  • As a student for the school: School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png School uniform with necktie (Navy blue)
  • As the teacher for the school: Checkered Sweater Vest (Light Brown) NH Icon.png Checkered sweater vest (Light brown) & Rimmed Glasses (Black) NH Icon.png rimmed glasses (Black)
  • As the cashier/employee for the restaurant: Café Uniform (Red) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Red)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: Chef's Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Red) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Red) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Red)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital: Nurse's Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png Nurse's jacket (Blue)
  • As the doctor for the hospital: Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's coat (Red necktie)
  • As a patient for the hospital: Pajama Dress (Berry Red) NH Icon.png Pajama dress (Berry red)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop: Staff Uniform (Yellow) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Yellow)
  • While practicing hula: Hula Top (Red) NH Icon.png Hula top (Red) & Hibiscus Hairpin (Red) NH Icon.png hibiscus hairpin (Red)
  • While floating in the ocean: Horizontal-Striped Wet Suit (Red) NH Icon.png Horizontal-striped wet suit (Red) & Retro Shades (Green) NH Icon.png retro shades (Green)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: Paradise Planning Event Tee (Green) NH Icon.png Paradise Planning event tee (Green) & Neon Shades (Lime & Purple) NH Icon.png neon shades (Lime & purple)
  • Default umbrella Two-Tone Umbrella NH Icon.png Two-tone umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Red) NH Model.png  Red
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Checkered 2 - Fabric 13) NH Model.png  Checkered 2 - Fabric 13
    Favorite styles Gorgeous and Elegant
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Education
    Handheld items
    Bag Veggie-print Bag NH Model.png Veggie-print
    Book Education Book Interior NH Texture.png Novel
    Food Chocolate donut Food NH Model.png Chocolate donut
    Drink Tea can or yellow mug Drink NH Model.png Tea can or yellow mug
    Popsicle Orange Popsicle NH Model.png Orange
    Ideal clothing for Chops – Red / Green Gorgeous and Elegant clothing
    Villagers prefer clothing that matches any one of their favorite colors or styles.
    For brevity, the following list only shows clothing that matches both favorite colors and one favorite style.
    Name Image Price Available from
    Argyle sweater (Green) Argyle Sweater (Green) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Chima jeogori (Vermilion) Chima Jeogori (Vermilion) NH Icon.png  2,520 Bells  Able Sisters
    Chimayo vest (Red) Chimayo Vest (Red) NH Icon.png  1,120 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    China poblana China Poblana NH Icon.png  2,520 Bells  Able Sisters
    Cold-country dress (Red) Cold-Country Dress (Red) NH Icon.png  2,520 Bells  Able Sisters
    Emblem blazer (Green) Emblem Blazer (Green) NH Icon.png  1,960 Bells  Able Sisters
    Hibiscus hairpin (Red) Hibiscus Hairpin (Red) NH Icon.png  560 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Prince's tunic (Green) Prince's Tunic (Green) NH Icon.png  4,800 Bells  Able Sisters
    Shawl-and-dress combo (Red) Shawl-and-Dress Combo (Red) NH Icon.png  2,000 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Silk hat (Green) Silk Hat (Green) NH Icon.png Not for sale  Gulliver
    Steampunk hat (Green) Steampunk Hat (Green) NH Icon.png  1,320 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Tam-o'-shanter (Red) Tam-o'-Shanter (Red) NH Icon.png Not for sale  Gulliver
    Tweed jacket (Green) Tweed Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    More Red Items
    More Green Items
    More Gorgeous Items
    More Elegant Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble I want to stay in a place designed for winners.
    Client's vision The Winner's Circle
    Required items Pile of Cash
    Rocking Chair
    Claw-Foot Tub
    Favorite song  K.K. Swing
    Unlocked items
  •  Antique Chair
  •  Piano Bench
  •  Elegant Sofa
  •  Antique Mini Table
  •  Elegant Console Table
  •  Antique Table
  •  Antique Bed
  •  Elegant Bed
  •  Safe
  •  Antique Wardrobe
  •  Elegant Dresser
  •  Floor Light
  •  Shaded Floor Lamp
  •  Projection Screen
  •  Hi-Fi Stereo
  •  Grand Piano
  •  Wood-Burning Stove
  •  Shower Booth
  •  Fancy Bathroom Vanity
  •  Fan Palm
  •  Yucca
  •  Display Stand
  •  Lighted Display Stand
  •  Elaborate Display Case
  •  Billiard Table
  •  Antique Clock
  •  Fine Vase
  •  Beautiful Statue
  •  Valiant Statue
  •  Decorative Bottles
  •  Fancy Tea Set
  •  Afternoon-Tea Set
  •  Blood-Orange Juice
  •  Strawberry Soda
  •  Elegant Lamp
  •  LCD TV (50 in.)
  •  Phonograph
  •  Golden Piggy Bank
  •  Aluminum Briefcase
  •  Gold Bars
  •  Wristwatch
  •  Golden Wristwatch
  •  Ring
  •  Chessboard
  •  Porcelain Vase
  •  Chops's Photo
  •  Wall-Mounted TV (50 in.)
  •  Flowery Painting
  •  Glowing Painting
  •  Worthy Painting
  •  Chops's Poster
  •  Spiral Chandelier
  •  Chandelier
  •  Ceiling Fan
  • Interior:
    Other items:


    In New Leaf[edit]

    In New Horizons[edit]

    Exterior of Chops's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Chops's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #4
    Roof:  Beige stone roof
    Siding:  Gray stucco exterior
    Door:  Black fancy door
    Wall:  Black-Crown Wall
    Floor:  Simple Red Flooring
    Music:  K.K. Moody

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    You can't have your cake and eat it too.

    Chops's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Chops's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    October 13 Libra Smug zoink
    Default clothing Red Ringmaster Coat HHD Icon.png Red ringmaster coat
    Umbrella Maple Umbrella HHD Icon.png Maple umbrella
    House request
    Thought bubble I'm pretty sure I was a king in a previous life, so I really should have a royal room.
    Client's vision A king's chamber.
    Required items Golden bench
    Golden bed
    Golden table
    Favorite song  Soulful K.K.
    Unlocked items
  •  Gold roses
  •  Statue fountain
  •  Golden bed
  •  Golden chair
  •  Golden bench
  •  Golden woman
  •  Golden man
  •  Golden table
  •  Golden clock
  •  Golden closet
  •  Golden dresser
  •  Golden screen
  •  Throne
  •  Valiant statue
  •  Great statue
  •  Soulful K.K.
  •  Chops's pic
  •  Golden wall torch
  • Interior:
  •  Gorgeous rug
  •  Persian rug
  •  Helipad rug
  •  Stone wall
  •  Golden wall
  •  Palace wall
  •  Palace tile
  •  Golden carpet
  • Clothing:
  •  Red ringmaster coat
  •  Royal shirt
  •  Royal shorts
  •  Royal crown
  •  King's beard
  •  Maple umbrella
  • Nature:
  •  Gold roses
  • Housing:
  •  Golden roof
  •  Golden exterior
  •  Gold steel door
  •  Gold steel door
  •  Golden fence
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Chops's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In amiibo Festival[edit]



    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    October 13 Libra Smug zoink
    Clothing Red Ringmaster Coat HHD Icon.png Red ringmaster coat
    Umbrella Maple Umbrella HHD Icon.png Maple umbrella
    amiibo card traits
    Dice value 1
    Hand sign Paper
    Desert Island Escape traits
    Movement Desert Island Escape movement icon.png ×4
    Hunger Desert Island Escape hunger icon.png ×3
    Vision Desert Island Escape vision icon.png ×3
    Favorite fruit Desert Island Escape favorite fruit icon.png Peach

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Chops was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on October 26, 2023.

    You can't have your cake and eat it too.


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    October 13 Libra Smug zoink
    Default clothing Red ringmaster coat
    Description He likes to think of himself as a gentleman. How other people think of him is a whole other story.
    Preferred theme Elegant
    Primary reward Cotton
    Version added 5.4.2b
    Date unlocked October 26, 2023
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Joey and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Red ringmaster coat
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Rococo dresser
    Level 20 Chops's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 12] Sparkle stones

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    185 Chops amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #185 Chops - Series 2
    Star sign: Libra
    Birthday: October 13
    Dice value: 1
    Hand sign: Paper



    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese トンファン
    A pun on either Don Juan (ドンファン) or dauphin (ドーファン) and 豚 ton (トン), meaning "pig."

    Korean 돈후앙
    Don Huang
    Don Juan; also a pun on 돈 (豚) don, meaning "pork."

    Simplified Chinese 豚皇
    Tun Huang
    Pig emperor, also a transliteration of "dauphin."

    Russian Чопс
    Same as English name.

    Dutch Chops Same as English name.

    German Clemens -

    European Spanish Solomín Pun on "solomillo," Spanish for sirloin steak.

    European French Aaron A Hebrew name meaning "Strong" or "Exalted."

    Italian Lino Common Italian male given name, perhaps from "Maialino" meaning piglet.

    See also[edit]


    1. Prior to New Horizons
    2. New Horizons
    3. Prior to New Horizons
    4. New Horizons
    5. Tonfan
    6. Tun Huang
    7. Tun Huang
    8. Don Huang
    9. Chops
    10. Chops's headwear during the Countdown can either be the New Year's silk hat or the New Year's hat, each rotating every year. The hat's variation will vary depending on what variations Tom Nook is selling at his stand.
    11. If it is Chops's birthday, his headwear will be replaced with the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    12. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, and 75