Chow

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Type of Bear villager Chow bea03
Artwork of Chow the Bear
Species Personality Gender
Bear Emotion Aggravation NH Icon cropped.png 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
Name in other languages
 チャウヤン
 츄양
 Chowchow
 Chang
 朝阳
 Chulin
 Pando
 Chow
 朝陽
 Chulin
 Pando
 Чау
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. He has appeared in every game to date with the exception of 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
Requested colors
 
Pink
/
 
Black
Requested genre Old-school
Requested series Regal Series / Robo Series


In City Folk[edit]

Favorites
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Striking
Smallxmark.png Cute
Furniture Genre Retro/Dignified
Furniture Series Exotic
Furniture Color Brown
Ideal Furniture for Chow – Brown Retro/Dignified
Name Price Available From
Exotic Bed 2,540 Crazy Redd
Exotic Bureau 2,400 Tom Nook
Exotic Wardrobe 2,180 Tom Nook
Exotic Bench 1,900 Tom Nook
Exotic Chair 1,400 Tom Nook
Exotic Table 2,300 Crazy Redd
Exotic End Table 1,600 Tom Nook
Exotic Screen 2,250 Tom Nook
Exotic Chest 1,800 Spotlight
Ranch Bed 2,300 Tom Nook
More Brown Furniture More Retro/Dignified Furniture


In New Leaf[edit]

Chow
All good things must come to an end.

Chow

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
July 22 Cancer Cranky aiya
Default clothing Star Tee HHD Icon.png Star Tee
Default umbrella Ribbon Umbrella HHD Icon.png Ribbon Umbrella
Favorites
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Flashy
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Basic
Favorite color
 
Brown
Biography
Siblings Fourth of six kids
Skill Trivia
Goal Chef
Halloween fear Bug Mask HHD Icon.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)
Default umbrella Busted Umbrella NH Icon.png Busted Umbrella
Favorite styles Cool and Gorgeous
Favorite colors
 
Black
and
 
White
Hobby Fitness
Carried bag Paper
Book Exercise
Food Lollipop
Drink Soda can
Popsicle Blue 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
Bone Costume Bone Costume NH Icon.png  1,280 Bells  Able Sisters
Bulldog Jacket (Black) Bulldog Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png  1,440 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Bulldog Jacket (White) Bulldog Jacket (White) NH Icon.png  1,440 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Captain's Hat Captain's Hat NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Able Sisters
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
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
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
Round Shades (White) Round Shades (White) NH Icon.png  1,560 Bells  Able Sisters
Samurai Shirt (White) Samurai Shirt (White) NH Icon.png  6,720 Bells  Able Sisters
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 (Black) Waistcoat (Black) NH Icon.png  1,750 Bells  Able Sisters
Waistcoat (White) Waistcoat (White) 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

House[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

Interior of Chow's house in Animal Crossing: Wild World
Items:
 Exotic Screen  Sea Bass (x2)
 Exotic Lamp  Exotic Chair
 Exotic End Table  Exotic Bed
 Mega Dingloid  Croton
Wall:  Imperial Wall
Floor:  Imperial Tile
Music: K.K. Steppe [nb 4]

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 5]

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 6]

In New Horizons[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
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
Favorite saying: All good things must come to an end.
Chow's Happy Home Designer icon
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: House of Chow HHD Exterior.png
Happy Home Designer client information
Chow
Thought bubble: I'm not showy, so I just want a humble home.
Client's vision: A humble abode.
Required items: Futon Mattress HHD Icon.pngFuton Mattress
Favorite song: Only Me (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png Only Me
Favorite saying: All good things must come to an end.
Chow's Happy Home Designer icon
Unlocked items
Furniture:
Futon Mattress HHD Icon.png Futon Mattress   Simple Armchair HHD Icon.png Simple Armchair  
Simple Love Seat HHD Icon.png Simple Love Seat   Dandelion Puffs HHD Icon.png Dandelion Puffs  
Only Me HHD Icon.png Only Me   Chow's Pic HHD Icon.png Chow's Pic  
Interior:
Opulent Rug HHD Icon.png Opulent Rug   Old Rug HHD Icon.png Old Rug  
Old Wallpaper HHD Icon.png Old Wallpaper   Ramshackle Floor HHD Icon.png Ramshackle Floor  
Clothing:
Patched Shirt HHD Icon.png Patched Shirt   Bright Tee HHD Icon.png Bright Tee  
Star Tee HHD Icon.png Star Tee   Patched Dress HHD Icon.png Patched Dress  
Patched Pants HHD Icon.png Patched Pants   Tulip Hat HHD Icon.png Tulip Hat  
Patched Hat HHD Icon.png Patched Hat   Green Sandals HHD Icon.png Green Sandals  
Patched Shoes HHD Icon.png Patched Shoes   Ribbon Umbrella HHD Icon.png Ribbon Umbrella  
Starting house: House of Chow HHD Exterior.png

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
Clothes: Star Shirt
Sign: Leo
Phrase: 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
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amiibo card[edit]

368 Chow amiibo card NA.png

Card back

Amiibo card back.png

#368 Chow - Series 4
Star sign: Cancer
Birthday: July 22nd
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 & Doubutsu no Mori e+
  4. Does not contain a stereo initially
  5. Does not contain a stereo initially
  6. Does not contain a stereo initially