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"All good things must come to an end."
"Remember... I'm always watching you."
Species Personality Gender
Bear Cranky Male
Birthday July 22
Star sign Leo Leo (ACGC & DnM e+)
Cancer Cancer (ACNL)
Initial phrase アルヨ(JP)
Initial clothes Star Shirt
Favorite song K.K. Steppe
Debut Doubutsu no Mori
Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo

Chow is a cranky bear villager from the Animal Crossing series. He has appeared in every game so far. Chow's name comes from the spelling variation of the Chinese surname, Zhou - the fact that it is a Chinese (sur)name relates to Chow being a Panda Bear, which are native to China. In the city of Hull, England, "chow" is a colloquialism used for "telling off." As people are usually cranky when telling someone off, this relates to Chow's personality, although this is most likely a coincidence.



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Chow is a pink panda bear with black arms, eyes, and legs, and also has a mole under his left eye. The insides of his ears are blue. His eyes are unique, with white oval-shaped circles and no pupils. Chow is initially seen wearing a Star Shirt which can be purchased at the Able Sisters' shop. He uses a Ribbon Umbrella when it rains.


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

As a cranky villager, Chow will appear mature compared to other personality types. This will make him appear belittling and insensitive to other villagers, including the player. Despite this, he will learn to confide in the player, considering them his only friend. He will enjoy the usual hobbies, but for relaxation and peace than competition. He will find it difficult to socialize with peppy villagers, who he will criticize when talking to other villagers. He will get along with normal and snooty villagers, as well as other cranky villagers, with whom he will share deeper conversations. He will, on occasion, annoy a normal villager, usually when being mean about something or someone.


Animal Crossing: Wild World[edit]

ChowPicACWW.png Remember...I'm always watching you.
Favorite Clothing
Smallcheckmark.png Striking Smallxmark.png Cute

Ideal Clothing for Chow – Striking
Name Price Available From
Lightning Shirt 380 Able Sisters (Summer)
Barber Shirt - Gracie (All)
Groovy Shirt - Gracie (All)
Gracie's Top - Gracie (All)
Future Shirt 390 Able Sisters (All)
Dice Shirt 340 Able Sisters (All)
Ladybug Shirt - Gracie (All)
Butterfly Shirt - Gracie (All)
Jester Shirt 420 Able Sisters (Spring)
Bone Shirt 280 Able Sisters (All)
More Striking Clothing

Animal Crossing: New Leaf[edit]

ChowPicACNL.png All good things must come to an end.
Siblings Fourth of six kids
Skill Trivia
Goal Chef
Fear Bugs
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Flashy
Smallxmark.png Basic
Color Brown
Type Blend
Milk The regular amount
Sugar Two spoonfuls
Ideal Gifts for Chow – Brown Flashy Items
Name Price Available From
Asteroid 1,800 Timmy & Tommy's
Cardboard Bed - Re-Tail/Police Station
Cardboard Box 100 Timmy & Tommy's
Cardboard Chair - Re-Tail/Police Station
Cardboard Closet - Re-Tail/Police Station
Cardboard Sofa - Re-Tail/Police Station
Cardboard Table - Re-Tail/Police Station
Creepy Clock - Halloween
Creepy Coffin - Halloween
Afro Cap 720 Accessory Corner
More Brown Items More Flashy Items


In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Chow has a two Sea Bass and exotic furniture which includes the Exotic Bed, Exotic Chair, Exotic End Table, Exotic Lamp and Exotic Screen. He has Imperial Wall for wallpaper and Imperial Tile for flooring, a Croakoid, and a house plant. He listens to "K.K. Steppe" when he obtains a stereo.

Card Profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Card[edit]

Animal Crossing-e card
#131 Chow - Series 3
Gender: Male
Species: Bear
Clothes: Star shirt
Sign: Leo
Pet phrase: "aiya"
Password: 9q3BWjoOXemmXX
Animal Crossing-e 3-131 (Chow).jpg
130 Cashmere Animal Crossing-e cards
#131 Chow
132 Goldie

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer amiibo card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#368 Chow - Series 4
Type: Bear
Star sign: Cancer
Birthday: July 22nd
Dice value: 6
Hand sign: Rock
368 Chow amiibo card NA.png
367 Annalise List of amiibo cards
#368 Chow
369 Sylvia



Sprites and Models[edit]



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Pando Pun on "panda"
French Chulin someone who is cute
German Chang May be a reference to Chang Jiang, the longest river of Asia
Italian Chowchow The English name of Chinese palace dogs