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This article is about the hamster villager. For the DIY material, see Item:Clay (New Horizons).

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.

In New Horizons, Clay has the nature hobby and will be more frequently seen sitting underneath trees or observing and watering flowers. He will also fish and chase after bugs, and may also be seen carrying bundles of sticks or picnic baskets.



Clay in New Leaf.

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]

Clay's picture in Animal Crossing: New Leaf 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]

Life is just a bowl of cherries.


Species Gender Personality
Hamster Male Lazy (A)
Birthday October 19 Libra
Catchphrase thump
Default Clothing Poncho-Style Sweater (Orange)
Favorite Styles Elegant and Simple
Favorite Colors Beige and Brown
Hobby Nature


In New Leaf[edit]

House of Clay NL Exterior.png
House of Clay NL.png
Bonfire HHD Icon.png Bonfire Hammock HHD Icon.png Hammock
Watering Trough HHD Icon.png Watering Trough FallLeaf.png Ptera Skull
Tribal Mask HHD Icon.png Tribal Mask Tribal Mask HHD Icon.png Tribal Mask
Jomon Pottery HHD Icon.png Jomon Pottery Jomon Pottery HHD Icon.png Jomon Pottery
Cow Skull HHD Icon.png Cow Skull
Wallpaper: FallLeaf.png Garden Wall
Floor: Western Desert HHD Icon.png Western Desert
Music: K.K. Safari

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.
Clay's Happy Home Designer icon

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



  • Unlike most other villagers, Clay is shown not wearing any clothing in his New Horizons photo. This trait is shared with Ribbot.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese どぐろう
From 土偶 (Dogū) and ろう (郎, male name suffix).

Korean 햄둥

Simplified Chinese 子墨
Popular baby name in the 2010s that contains 墨 (ink).

Russian Клэй
Transliteration of his English name.

Dutch Clay Same as his English name.

German Dietmar -

European Spanish Boliche -

European French Guido -

Italian Carmelo -

See also[edit]


  1. Prior to New Horizons
  2. New Horizons