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This article is about the hamster villager. For the DIY material, see Clay (Material).

HamsterSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Clay ham05
Clay NH.png
Species Personality Gender
Hamster Emotion Sleepy NH Icon cropped.png Lazy Male
Birthday October 19th Libra
Quote "Life is just a bowl of cherries."
Catchphrase "thump"
Clothing Uncommon Shirt[nb 1]
Poncho-Style Sweater (Orange)[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese どぐろう
Korean 햄둥
Italian Carmelo
German Dietmar

Simplified Chinese 子墨
French Guido
Spanish Boliche
Dutch Clay

Traditional Chinese 子墨
Quebec French Guido
Latin American Spanish Boliche
Russian Клэй

Phrase in other languages

Japanese どきどき
Korean 둥게둥게
Italian popomf
German backi

Simplified Chinese 忐忑不安
French pindépice
Spanish tucu-tucu
Dutch boink

Traditional Chinese 忐忑不安
Quebec French pindépice
Latin American Spanish tucu-tucu
Russian стук-стук

Clay is a lazy hamster villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. His name is a reference to Dogū, a type of traditional Japanese clay figurine, which his appearance is based on.



Clay NL.png

Clay is a brown hamster. His eyes appear closed or squinted most of the time, and are surrounded by orange markings resembling goggles, with the "lens" area being a lighter shade of brown than the rest of his body. He has orange eyebrows and an orange mouth, as well as three red dots on each cheek. The insides of his ears are cyan. His hands, feet and stomach are the same lighter shade of brown as around his eyes, and are bordered with orange lines.


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

As a lazy villager, Clay will often talk about food. He will often talk about napping and dreams. Jock villagers will conflict him, due to having opposite lifestyles.


In New Leaf[edit]

ClayPicACNL.png Life is just a bowl of cherries
Siblings Eldest of 7 Kids
Skill Writing Backwards
Goal Archaeologist
Fear Mummy Mask
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Historical
Smallxmark.png Cute
Color Beige
Type Mocha
Milk None
Sugar None

In New Horizons[edit]

ClayPicACNH.png Life is just a bowl of cherries.
Style Elegant
Color Beige / Brown


In New Leaf[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer House Info
Type: Lazy Hamster
Client's Vision: A spooky haunted house
Required Items: Creepy Bat Stone
Creepy Stone
Favorite Song: -
Favorite Saying: Life is just a bowl of cherries.

Card profiles[edit]

Happy Home Designer amiibo Card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#088 Clay - Series 1
Type: Hamster
Star sign: Libra
Birthday: October 19
Dice value: 6
Hand sign: Rock
088 Clay amiibo card NA.png
087 Bunnie List of amiibo cards
#088 Clay
089 Diana



  • Interestingly, Clay is shown to be completely nude in his New Horizons portrait.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese どぐろう
From Dogū

Korean 햄둥

Simplified Chinese 子墨
Zǐ Mò

Russian Клэй
From English name

Dutch Clay Same as English name

German Dietmar -

European Spanish Boliche -

European French Guido -

Italian Carmelo -


  1. Prior to New Horizons
  2. New Horizons