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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 Tee*
Favorite Saying All good things must come to an end.
Remember... I'm always watching you.
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

Chow is a cranky bear villager from the Animal Crossing series. He has appeared in every game so far, with the exception of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. 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. 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 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.


In 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

In Animal Crossing: City Folk[edit]

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 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[edit]

Style: Exotic
Default Furniture: Red Vase, Biwa Lute, Dingloid, Tall Oombloid, Lullaboid, Exotic Screen, Exotic Bed, Exotic End Table, Exotic Lamp, Popeyed Goldfish, Exotic Chest, Exotic Chair, Fan Palm
Default Wallpaper: Imperial Wall
Default Floor: Imperial Floor
Default Music: No music
House of Chow PG.png

In Wild World and City Folk[edit]

Style: Exotic
Default Furniture: Sea Bass x2, Exotic Bed, Exotic Chair, Exotic End Table, Exotic Lamp, Exotic Screen, Croakoid, Croton
Default Wallpaper: Imperial Wall
Default Floor: Imperial Floor
Default Music: K.K. Steppe*
House of Chow CF.jpg

In New Leaf[edit]

Style: Exotic
Default Furniture: Sea Bass x2, Exotic Bed, Exotic End Table, Exotic Lamp, Exotic Screen, Tootoid, Croton, Polar Bear, Star Shirt
Default Wallpaper: Imperial Wall
Default Floor: Cobblestone Floor
Default Music: K.K. Steppe*
House of Chow NL.jpg

Card Profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing-e card
#131 Chow - Series 3
Gender: Male
Species: Bear
Clothes: Star shirt
Sign: Leo
Phrase: "aiya"
Password: 9q3BWjoOXemmXX
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130 Cashmere Animal Crossing-e cards
#131 Chow
132 Goldie
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
Korean 츄양