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Type of Rabbit villager Claude rbt11
Artwork of Claude the Rabbit
Species Personality Gender
Rabbit Lazy Male
Birthday December 3rd Sagittarius
Favorite saying "Don't judge a rabbit by its ears."
Catchphrase "hopalong"
Clothing Marble-dots tee (Black)[nb 1]
Umbrella Blue umbrella[nb 2]
Melon umbrella[nb 3]
Kiwi umbrella[nb 4]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 ビネガー[nb 5]
 비니거[nb 8]
 阿醋[nb 6]
 阿醋[nb 7]
 Клод[nb 9]
Phrase in other languages
 sans rire
 sans rire

Claude is a lazy rabbit villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Doubutsu no Mori, and after his appearance in Doubutsu no Mori e+, he remained absent from the series until Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, where he returns as a DLC character. His name could be a pun on the phrase "clodhopper," referring to his "clumsy" personality. His phrase, "hopalong," relates to the nature of rabbits to hop.

In New Horizons, Claude has the nature hobby and may be found reading a book pertaining to an item he is studying, which can be either flowers, bugs, fish, or fossils.


Artwork of Claude from Animal Crossing.


Claude is a brown rabbit with lazy eyes that are white with black pupils. He has a tan muzzle and paw tips, and a dark brown swirl on his forehead where his eyebrows would usually be. His inner ears are light blue, and he has a black nose.


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

As a lazy villager, Claude has a relaxed, laid-back lifestyle and will appear friendly toward the player. He often talks about food and is humorous or naïve during conversations. During conversations with other villagers, he generally gets along well with peppy, smug, and cranky villagers, while snooty and jock villagers may not get along with him due to their conflicting lifestyles. In New Horizons, Claude goes to sleep at 11 PM and wakes up at 8 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Species Personality Catchphrase
Rabbit Lazy hopalong
Default clothing Dark Polka Shirt PG Model.png Dark polka shirt
Default umbrella Blue Umbrella PG Model.png Blue umbrella
Doubutsu no Mori e+ traits
Star sign Sagittarius Sagittarius
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Strange
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Fresh
Live song gift K.K. Folk

In Welcome amiibo[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo, Claude can only move to the player's town if his amiibo card is scanned, or if he is invited to move in from another player's town.

Don't judge a rabbit by its ears.



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
December 3 Sagittarius Lazy hopalong
Default clothing Dark Polka Tee NL Model.png Dark polka tee
Default umbrella Blue Umbrella NL Model.png Blue umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Modern
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Historical
Favorite color
Siblings Second of 6 kids
Skill Calculating tips
Goal Superhero
Halloween fear Ghost Mask NL Model.png Ghost mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blend
Amount of milk None
Amount of sugar None

In New Horizons[edit]

Don't judge a rabbit by its ears.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
December 3 Sagittarius Lazy (A) hopalong
Default clothing Marble-Dots Tee (Black) NH Icon.png Marble-dots tee (Black)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Black) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Black) & Outdoor Hat (Green) NH Icon.png outdoor hat (Green)
  • During snow: Peacoat (Red) NH Icon.png Peacoat (Red) & Snowy Knit Cap (Black) NH Icon.png snowy knit cap (Black)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Red) & Terry-Cloth Nightcap (Orange) NH Icon.png terry-cloth nightcap (Orange)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (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: Raggedy Outfit (Black) NH Icon.png Raggedy outfit (Black) & Impish Horns (Black) NH Icon.png impish horns (Black)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Dark Brown) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Dark brown)
  • 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: Tailcoat (Black) NH Icon.png Tailcoat (Black)[nb 10]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Tailcoat (Black) NH Icon.png Tailcoat (Black) & Top Hat (Black) NH Icon.png top hat (Black)[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 (Black) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Black)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: 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: Diner Apron (Black) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Black)
  • 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 (Black Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's coat (Black necktie)
  • As a patient for the hospital: PJ Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Green)
  • 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 (Black) NH Icon.png Horizontal-striped wet suit (Black) & Pilot Shades (Black) NH Icon.png pilot shades (Black)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: 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)
  • Default umbrella Kiwi Umbrella NH Icon.png Kiwi umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Black) NH Model.png  Black
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Polka-Dot Print - Fabric 11) NH Model.png  Polka-dot print - Fabric 11
    Favorite style Simple
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Nature
    Handheld items
    Bag Classy Bag NH Model.png Classy
    Book Nature Book Interior NH Texture.png Gardening/Bug/Fish/Fossil
    Food Sandwich Food NH Model.png Sandwich
    Drink Smoothie or coffee cup Drink NH Model.png Smoothie or coffee cup
    Popsicle Chocolate Popsicle NH Model.png Chocolate
    Ideal clothing for Claude – Black / Colorful Simple 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
    Fired-up kanji tee (Yume (Dream)) Fired-Up Kanji Tee (Yume (Dream)) NH Icon.png  640 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    More Black Items
    More Colorful Items
    More Simple Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble Every day would be so much fun if I had a home arcade!
    Client's vision Home Game Hideaway
    Required items Arcade Fighting Game
    Arcade Seat
    Crane Game
    Favorite song  K.K. Disco
    Unlocked items
  •  Cool Chair
  •  Gaming Chair
  •  Arcade Seat
  •  Cool Sofa
  •  Cool Side Table
  •  Cool Low Table
  •  Arched Reception Counter
  •  Gaming Desk
  •  Cool Bed
  •  Magazine Rack
  •  Steel Trash Can
  •  Drink Machine
  •  Snack Machine
  •  Popcorn Machine
  •  Foosball Table
  •  Candy Machine
  •  Capsule-Toy Machine
  •  Pinball Machine
  •  Crane Game
  •  Arcade Combat Game
  •  Arcade Fighting Game
  •  Arcade Mahjong Game
  •  Dartboard
  •  Popcorn Snack Set
  •  Instant Noodles
  •  Snack
  •  LCD TV (50 in.)
  •  TV with VCR
  •  Nintendo Switch
  •  Nintendo Switch Lite
  •  ACNH Nintendo Switch
  •  Ring-Con
  •  Upright Speaker
  •  Magazine
  •  Stacked Magazines
  •  Extinguisher
  •  Mini Circuit
  •  Claude's Photo
  •  Stylish Wall Spotlight
  •  Wall-Mounted TV (20 in.)
  •  Wall-Mounted TV (50 in.)
  •  Party Garland
  •  Wall-Mounted Neon Lamps
  •  Wall-Mounted LED Display
  •  Exit Sign
  •  Surveillance Camera
  •  Claude's Poster
  •  Hanging Monitor
  • Interior:
    Other items:


    In Doubutsu no Mori and Doubutsu no Mori+[edit]

    In Animal Crossing[edit]

    In Dòngwù Sēnlín[edit]

    In Welcome amiibo[edit]



    Exterior of Claude's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Interior of Claude's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Description: Claude loves sitting down to a board game with a group of friends. He'll even let you cheat, as long as you don't hog all the snacks.
    Wall:  Stone Wall
    Floor:  Monochrome Floor
    Music: Pondering NL Texture.png Pondering

    Claude's "Order furniture" list in Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo

    The player can only order from campers up to three times per day. The items arrive via mail.
    Includes data sourced from the Data Spreadsheet for Animal Crossing: New Leaf, compiled by TimeSword3D, AlexBot2004, AlgebraManiacABC, Chubby Bub, Cuyler, HylianAngel, Kalina70, PanchamBro, SuperHamster, and vmario.

    In New Horizons[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if Claude is one of the villagers who moved in during the main storyline after the villager house development quest, his house will have a combination of non-craftable furniture, plus items crafted by players during the island development storyline, primarily from the Log Series and applicable native fruit sets. He cannot have his initial house interior unless he moves out of the player's island or the Happy Home Paradise DLC is purchased, in which either the player or Isabelle can reset the interior.

    Exterior of Claude's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Claude's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #2
    Roof:  Black slate roof
    Siding:  Orange stucco exterior
    Door:  Beige wooden door
    Wall:  Manga-Library Wall
    Floor:  Simple White Flooring
    Music:  Pondering

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Claude was distributed as a DLC character at Nintendo Zones from December 2, 2015 to an unknown date.

    Don't judge a rabbit by it ears.[nb 15]

    Claude's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Claude's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    December 3 Sagittarius Lazy hopalong
    Default clothing Dark Polka Tee HHD Icon.png Dark polka tee
    Umbrella Melon Umbrella HHD Icon.png Melon umbrella
    House request
    Client's vision A pro-Nintendo game shop.
    Required items amiibo shelf
    Nintendo 3DS shelf
    Wii U game shelf
    Favorite song  K.K. Disco
    Unlocked items
  •  Disk Writer
  •  Nintendo 3DS station
  •  Nintendo 3DS shelf
  •  Wii U station
  •  Wii U game shelf
  •  amiibo shelf
  •  Giant Game Boy
  •  New Nintendo 3DS
  •  New Nintendo 3DS XL
  •  Wii U console
  •  Claude's pic
  • Interior:
  •  Kitchen tile
  • Clothing:
  •  Dark polka tee
  •  Melon umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Claude's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    "Anything good to eat around here, hopalong?"
    — Introduction from character announcement, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

    Claude was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on August 23, 2020.[1]

    Don't judge a rabbit by its ears.


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    December 3 Sagittarius Lazy hopalong
    Default clothing Dark polka tee
    Description People are always asking Claude if he's French. Maybe it's because of his name. Maybe it's because he's always eating cheese.
    Preferred theme Modern
    Primary reward Wood
    Version added 3.3.1b
    Date unlocked August 23, 2020
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Felicity and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Dark polka tee
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Pickle jar
    Level 20 Claude's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 16] Sparkle stones
    Related items for Claude
    Scrapbook Memory appearances
    Name Image Required?
    Olive and the Mushroom Village Olive and the Mushroom Village PC.png No

    Card profiles[edit]

    Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

    Animal Crossing-e 3-137 (Claude).jpg

    Card back

    Animal Crossing-e 3-137 (Claude - Back).jpg

    #137 Claude - Series 3
    Gender: Male
    Sign: Sagittarius
    Clothes: dark polka shirt
    Petphrase: hopalong
    Profile: Rabbits are supposed to be really fast, so Claude must be the exception to the rule. He claims that his big ears create so much wind resistance that he can't move fast, but that's just baloney.
    Password: sXQnHGim8jgIr3

    Welcome amiibo card[edit]



    Claude's house in early versions of New Horizons, which contains two DIY workbenches clipping into each other.

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese ビネガー

    Korean 비니거

    Simplified Chinese 辉辉 (iQue)
    Huī huī

    Simplified Chinese 阿醋
    Ā cù

    Russian Клод
    From English name

    Dutch Claude Same as English name

    German Claude Same as English name

    European Spanish Pablo -

    European French Claude Same as English name

    Italian Claude Same as English name

    See also[edit]


    1. Called "dark polka shirt" in Animal Crossing and "dark polka tee" prior to New Horizons
    2. Animal Crossing and Welcome amiibo
    3. Happy Home Designer
    4. New Horizons
    5. Binegā
    6. Ā cù
    7. Ā cù
    8. Binigeo
    9. Klod
    10. Claude'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 Claude's birthday, his headwear will be replaced with the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    12. If it is DJ KK's first time performing on the archipelago, Claude will instead wear a Paradise Planning event tee (Red variation)
    13. K.K. Folk in Doubutsu no Mori e+
    14. Re-Tail sell price; if item can be sold at Timmy and Tommy's store, it is 80% of the sell price; if item can be sold to Leila at Tortimer Island, it is 5% of the sell price.
    15. [sic]
    16. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, and 75
    17. Item is customized


    1. Bri Bri (August 23, 2020). "New Animals Are Here!". Japanese Nintendo. Retrieved October 27, 2020.
    2. "Claude is my only glitchy villager. First was his merged crafting tables, now this. Crafting with a dumbbell #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #Nintendo@CandyShyBat on Twitter (July 24, 2020). Archived from the original on July 25, 2020.
      "Did they stealth fix claude's house? #AnimalCrossing #ACNH #NintendoSwitch@Gargomon251 on Twitter (August 13, 2020). Archived from the original on August 13, 2020.