Chow

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Type of Bear villager Chow bea03
Artwork of Chow the Bear
Species Personality Gender
Bear Cranky Male
Birthday July 22nd Cancer Leo[nb 3]
Favorite saying "All good things must come to an end."
Catchphrase "aiya"
Clothing Star Tee[nb 1]
Gold-Print Tee (Black)[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Names in other languages
 チャウヤン[nb 4]
 츄양[nb 7]
 Chowchow
 Chang
 朝阳[nb 5]
 Chulin
 Pando
 Chow
 朝陽[nb 6]
 Chulin
 Pando
 Чау[nb 8]
Phrase in other languages
 アルヨ
 그럼
 ehilà
 hiijaa
 有喔
 lala
 ándale-oso
 kiai
 有喔
 lala
 grinchu
 ай-яй

Chow is a cranky bear villager in the Animal Crossing series who appears in all games to date except Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.

In New Horizons, Chow has the fitness hobby and will wear Sporty Shades and lift heavy dumbbells while exercising.

Characteristics[edit]

Artwork of Chow from Animal Crossing.

Appearance[edit]

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.

Personality[edit]

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 rather than for 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.

Villager information[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Species Personality Catchphrase
Bear Cranky aiya
Default clothing Star Shirt PG Model.png Star Shirt
Default umbrella Noodle Parasol PG Model.png Noodle Parasol
Star sign (DnMe+) Leo Leo
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style (DnMe+) Striking
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style (DnMe+) Cute
Live song gift (DnMe+) K.K. Steppe

In Wild World[edit]

Chow
Remember... I'm always watching you.

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
July 22 Cancer Cranky aiya
Default clothing Star Shirt WW Model.png Star Shirt
Default umbrella Ribbon Umbrella WW Model.png Ribbon Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Zany
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Cute
Default hobby Fish
Furniture requests
Colors
 
Pink
/
 
Black
Genre Old-school
Series Regal Series / Robo Series
Category Instrument

In City Folk[edit]

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
July 22 Cancer Cranky aiya
Default clothing Star Shirt CF Model.png Star Shirt
Default umbrella Ribbon Umbrella CF Model.png Ribbon Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite clothing style Striking
Smallxmark.png Least favorite clothing style Cute
Favorite furniture styles Dignified and Retro
Favorite furniture color
 
Brown
Favorite series Exotic Series

In New Leaf[edit]

Chow
All good things must come to an end.

Chow

Chow

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
July 22 Cancer Cranky aiya
Default clothing Star Tee NL Model.png Star Tee
Default umbrella Ribbon Umbrella NL Model.png Ribbon Umbrella
Favorites
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Flashy
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Basic
Favorite color
 
Brown
Biography
Siblings Fourth quintuplet
Skill Trivia
Goal Chef
Halloween fear Bug Mask NL Model.png Bug Mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blend
Amount of milk The regular amount
Amount of sugar Two spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

Chow
All good things must come to an end.

Chow

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
July 22 Cancer Cranky (B) aiya
Default clothing Gold-Print Tee (Black) NH Icon.png Gold-Print Tee (Black)
Other default clothing

See list:

  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Black) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Black) & Outdoor Hat (Blue) NH Icon.png Outdoor Hat (Blue)
  • During snow: Down Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Down Jacket (Black) & Knit Hat (Black) NH Icon.png Knit Hat (Black)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Blue) NH Icon.png PJ Outfit (Blue)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic Jacket (Black) & Sporty Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Sporty Shades (Black)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Black) NH Icon.png Tank (Black)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle Shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic Jacket (Black) & Denim Cap (Black) NH Icon.png Denim Cap (Black)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic Jacket (Black) & Denim Cap (Black) NH Icon.png Denim Cap (Black)
  • Bunny Day: Earth-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Earth-Egg Outfit  & Earth-Egg Shell NH Icon.png Earth-Egg Shell
  • Halloween: Bone Costume NH Icon.png Bone Costume  & Impish Horns (White) NH Icon.png Impish Horns (White)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Monotone) NH Icon.png Straw Boater (Monotone)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Black) NH Icon.png Chef's Outfit (Black) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png Chef's Hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa Hat
  • Countdown: Tweed Jacket (Brown) NH Icon.png Tweed Jacket (Brown) & Star Shades (Yellow) NH Icon.png Star Shades (Yellow)[nb 9]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Tweed Jacket (Brown) NH Icon.png Tweed Jacket (Brown) & Star Shades (Yellow) NH Icon.png Star Shades (Yellow)[nb 10]
  • As a student for the school[nb 11]: School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue)
  • As the teacher for the school[nb 11]: 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[nb 11]: Café Uniform (Black) NH Icon.png Café Uniform (Black)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant[nb 11]: Chef's Outfit (Black) NH Icon.png Chef's Outfit (Black) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png Chef's Hat
  • As a staff for the café[nb 11]: Diner Apron (Black) NH Icon.png Diner Apron (Black)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital[nb 11]: Nurse's Jacket (White) NH Icon.png Nurse's Jacket (White)
  • As the doctor for the hospital[nb 11]: Doctor's Coat (Black Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's Coat (Black Necktie)
  • As a patient for the hospital[nb 11]: PJ Outfit (Blue) NH Icon.png PJ Outfit (Blue)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop[nb 11]: Staff Uniform (Blue) NH Icon.png Staff Uniform (Blue)
  • While practicing hula[nb 11]: Hula Top (Red) NH Icon.png Hula Top (Red) & Hibiscus Hairpin (White) NH Icon.png Hibiscus Hairpin (White)
  • While floating in the ocean[nb 11]: Horizontal-Striped Wet Suit (Black) NH Icon.png Horizontal-Striped Wet Suit (Black) & Pilot Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Pilot Shades (Black)
  • During DJ KK's concerts[nb 11]: DJ KK Logo Tee (Neon Orange) NH Icon.png DJ KK Logo Tee (Neon Orange)[nb 12]Tropical Turban (Green) NH Icon.png Tropical Turban (Green), & Neon Shades (Orange & Lime) NH Icon.png Neon Shades (Orange & Lime)
  • Default umbrella Busted Umbrella NH Icon.png Busted Umbrella
    Default phone  Default Phone Case (White) NH Model.png  White
    Final phone  Phone Case (Striped - Fabric 19) NH Model.png  Striped - Fabric 19
    Favorite styles Cool and Gorgeous
    Favorite colors
     
    Black
    and
     
    White
    Hobby Fitness
    Carried bag Paper Bag NH Model.png Paper
    Book Fitness Book Interior NH Texture.png Sports
    Food Lollipop Food NH Model.png Lollipop
    Drink Soda can Drink NH Model.png Soda can
    Popsicle Ramune-soda Popsicle NH Model.png Ramune-soda
    Ideal clothing for Chow – Black / White Cool and Gorgeous 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
    After-School Jacket (White) After-School Jacket (White) NH Icon.png  1,050 Bells  Able Sisters
    Ancient Belted Robe (White) Ancient Belted Robe (White) NH Icon.png  3,640 Bells  Able Sisters
    Barista Uniform (Black) Barista Uniform (Black) NH Icon.png  1,600 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Bone Costume Bone Costume NH Icon.png  1,280 Bells  Able Sisters
    Bulldog Jacket (White) Bulldog Jacket (White) NH Icon.png  1,440 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Bulldog Jacket (Black) Bulldog Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png  1,440 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Captain's Hat Captain's Hat NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Able Sisters
    Conductor's Cap (White) Conductor's Cap (White) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Conductor's Jacket (White) Conductor's Jacket (White) NH Icon.png  1,960 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Denim Vest (Black) Denim Vest (Black) NH Icon.png  1,120 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Doctor's Coat (Black Necktie) Doctor's Coat (Black Necktie) NH Icon.png  2,160 Bells  Able Sisters
    Faux-Hair Sweater (White) Faux-Hair Sweater (White) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Full-Length Dress with Pearls (Black) Full-Length Dress with Pearls (Black) NH Icon.png  2,600 Bells  Able Sisters
    Gilet and Shirt (Black) Gilet and Shirt (Black) NH Icon.png  1,120 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    HMD HMD NH Icon.png  2,000 Bells  Able Sisters
    Impish Horns (White) Impish Horns (White) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Jester Costume (Black & White) Jester Costume (Black & White) NH Icon.png  2,240 Bells  Able Sisters
    Jester's Cap (Black & White) Jester's Cap (Black & White) NH Icon.png  1,900 Bells  Able Sisters
    Long Down Coat (White) Long Down Coat (White) NH Icon.png  1,900 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Mage's Striped Hat (White) Mage's Striped Hat (White) NH Icon.png  3,440 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Military Uniform (White) Military Uniform (White) NH Icon.png  3,360 Bells  Able Sisters
    Noble Dress (Black) Noble Dress (Black) NH Icon.png  5,200 Bells  Able Sisters
    Parka Undercoat (Black) Parka Undercoat (Black) NH Icon.png  2,320 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Pirate Bandanna (Black) Pirate Bandanna (Black) NH Icon.png Not for sale  Gullivarrr
    Racing Outfit (Black) Racing Outfit (Black) NH Icon.png  2,450 Bells  Able Sisters
    Raggedy Outfit (White) Raggedy Outfit (White) NH Icon.png  1,500 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Ripped Doctor's Coat (Purple Necktie) Ripped Doctor's Coat (Purple Necktie) NH Icon.png Not for sale  Recycle box
    Round Shades (White) Round Shades (White) NH Icon.png  1,560 Bells  Able Sisters
    Samurai Hakama (White) Samurai Hakama (White) NH Icon.png  2,520 Bells  Able Sisters
    Samurai Shirt (White) Samurai Shirt (White) NH Icon.png  6,720 Bells  Able Sisters
    School Uniform with Necktie (White) School Uniform with Necktie (White) NH Icon.png  1,600 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Steampunk Hat (Black) Steampunk Hat (Black) NH Icon.png  1,320 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Suspender Outfit (Black) Suspender Outfit (Black) NH Icon.png  1,900 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Thread-Worn Sweater (Black) Thread-Worn Sweater (Black) NH Icon.png  980 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Tunic Tank (White) Tunic Tank (White) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Tuxedo Jacket (Black) Tuxedo Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png  2,500 Bells  Able Sisters
    Vibrant Tuxedo (Monotone) Vibrant Tuxedo (Monotone) NH Icon.png  2,880 Bells  Able Sisters
    Waistcoat (White) Waistcoat (White) NH Icon.png  1,750 Bells  Able Sisters
    Waistcoat (Black) Waistcoat (Black) NH Icon.png  1,750 Bells  Able Sisters
    Work Shirt (White-Striped Necktie) Work Shirt (White-Striped Necktie) NH Icon.png  1,040 Bells  Able Sisters
    More Black Items
    More White Items
    More Cool Items
    More Gorgeous Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Chow
    Thought bubble I ain't asking for much—just a humble place to rest my head.
    Client's vision A Humble Life
    Required items Futon
    Floor Seat
    Favorite song  K.K. Khoomei
    Unlocked items
    Furniture:
    Interior:
    Clothing:

    House[edit]

    Befitting of Chow's appearance as a panda, his house has a Chinese aesthetic in all games prior to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, his house is themed after a bamboo forest, the main habitat of the panda.

    In Animal Crossing[edit]

    In Wild World[edit]

    Interior of Chow's house in Animal Crossing: Wild World
    Items:
    Wall:  Imperial Wall
    Floor:  Imperial Tile
    Music: K.K. Steppe [nb 13]

    In City Folk[edit]

    Interior of Chow's house in Animal Crossing: City Folk
    Items:
     Exotic Screen  Sea Bass (x2)
     Exotic Lamp  Exotic Chair
     Exotic End Table  Exotic Bed
     Croakoid  Croton
    Wall:  Imperial Wall
    Floor:  Imperial Tile
    Music: K.K. Steppe [nb 13]

    In New Leaf[edit]

    Exterior of Chow's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Interior of Chow's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Items:
     Exotic Bed  Exotic Screen
     Stringfish  Sea Bass
     Exotic Chest  Tootoid
     Exotic End Table  Croton
     Exotic Lamp  Mama Panda
    Wall:  Imperial Wall
    Floor:  Slate Flooring
    Music:  K.K. Steppe [nb 13]

    In New Horizons[edit]

    Exterior of Chow's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Chow's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Exterior:
    Shape: House shape #3
    Roof:  Dark-Green Tile Roof
    Siding:  White & Brown Asian Siding
    Door:  Brown Imperial Door
    Interior:
    Items:
    Wall:  Bamboo-Grove Wall
    Floor:  Bamboo Flooring
    Music:  Imperial K.K.

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Example of Chow's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Chow's Happy Home Designer icon
    All good things must come to an end.
    Chow
    Thought bubble I'm not showy, so I just want a humble home.
    Client's vision A humble abode.
    Required items Futon Mattress
    Favorite song  Only Me
    Unlocked items
    Furniture:
  •  Futon Mattress
  •  Simple Armchair
  •  Simple Love Seat
  •  Dandelion Puffs
  •  Only Me
  •  Chow's Pic
  • Interior:
  •  Opulent Rug
  •  Old Rug
  •  Old Wallpaper
  •  Ramshackle Floor
  • Clothing:
  •  Patched Shirt
  •  Bright Tee
  •  Star Tee
  •  Patched Dress
  •  Patched Pants
  •  Tulip Hat
  •  Patched Hat
  •  Green Sandals
  •  Patched Shoes
  •  Ribbon Umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Chow's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    Card profiles[edit]

    Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

    Animal Crossing-e 3-131 (Chow).jpg

    Card back

    Animal Crossing-e 3-131 (Chow - Back).jpg

    #131 Chow - Series 3
    Gender: Male
    Sign: Leo
    Clothes: Star Shirt
    Petphrase: aiya
    Profile: Chow loves nothing better than to find stuff in the dump, sell it to Tom Nook, and then spend the cash on something for himself. As far as Chow's concerned, it's the ultimate way to make a living.
    Password: 9q3BWjoOXemmXX
    Pbume9KGElFrT3

    amiibo card[edit]

    368 Chow amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo card back.png

    #368 Chow - Series 4
    Star sign: Cancer
    Birthday: July 22
    Dice value: 6
    Hand sign: Rock

    Gallery[edit]

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese チャウヤン
    Chauyan
    From "chao yang," Chinese for "towards the sun," referencing his pink, almost "sunburnt" look

    Korean 츄양
    Chyuyang
    -

    Simplified Chinese 竹竹 (iQue)
    Zhú Zhu
    Bamboo

    Simplified Chinese
    Traditional Chinese
    朝阳 / 朝陽
    Cháo Yáng
    Towards the sun, from his Japanese name

    Russian Чау
    Chau
    From English name

    Dutch Chow Same as English name

    German Chang May be a reference to Chang Jiang, the longest river of Asia

    European Spanish Pando Pun on "panda"

    European French Chulin From the French word chou, cute, and assonance with certain Chinese words, as a reference to the place of origin of pandas

    Italian Chowchow The English name of Chinese palace dogs

    See also[edit]

    Notes[edit]

    1. Prior to New Horizons, called Star Shirt prior to New Leaf
    2. New Horizons
    3. Animal Crossing
    4. Chauyan
    5. Cháo Yáng
    6. Cháo Yáng
    7. Chyuyang
    8. Chau
    9. Chow'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.
    10. If it is Chow's birthday, he will also wear the Birthday Hat (Blue variation).
    11. 11.00 11.01 11.02 11.03 11.04 11.05 11.06 11.07 11.08 11.09 11.10 11.11 Only in the Happy Home Paradise DLC
    12. If it is DJ KK's first time performing on the archipelago, Chow will instead wear a Paradise Planning Event Tee (Red variation)
    13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 Does not contain a stereo initially