Clay

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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
Favorite saying "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
 どぐろう
 햄둥
 Carmelo
 Dietmar
 子墨
 Guido
 Boliche
 Clay
 子墨
 Guido
 Boliche
 Клэй
Phrase in other languages
 どきどき
 둥게둥게
 popomf
 backi
 忐忑不安
 pindépice
 tucu-tucu
 boink
 忐忑不安
 pindépice
 tucu-tucu
 стук-стук

Clay is a lazy hamster villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appears in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. His appearance is based on dogū, ancient Japanese clay figurines, from which his name is also derived.

In New Horizons, Clay 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.

Characteristics[edit]

Appearance[edit]

Clay in New Leaf.

Clay is a brown hamster who resembles a dogū figurine. 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.

Personality[edit]

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

As a lazy villager, Clay 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, Clay goes to sleep at 11 PM and wakes up at 8 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Clay
Life is just a bowl of cherries

Clay

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
October 19 Libra Lazy thump
Default clothing Uncommon Shirt HHD Icon.png Uncommon Shirt
Default umbrella Camo Umbrella HHD Icon.png Camo Umbrella
Favorites
Favorite style Historical
Least favorite style Cute
Favorite color
 
Beige
Biography
Siblings Eldest of 7 kids
Skill Writing backwards
Goal Archaeologist
Halloween fear Mummy Mask HHD Icon.png Mummy Mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Mocha
Amount of milk None
Amount of sugar None


In New Horizons[edit]

Clay
Life is just a bowl of cherries.

Clay

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
October 19 Libra Lazy (A) thump
Default clothing Poncho-Style Sweater (Orange) NH Icon.png Poncho-Style Sweater (Orange)
Default umbrella Maple-Leaf Umbrella NH Icon.png Maple-Leaf Umbrella
Favorite styles Elegant and Simple
Favorite colors
 
Beige
and
 
Brown
Hobby Nature
Carried bag Paper
Book Fish/Bug/Fossil/Flower
Food Lollipop
Drink Soda can
Popsicle Blue soda
Ideal Clothing for Clay – Beige / Brown Elegant and 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
Ancient Belted Robe (Beige) Ancient Belted Robe (Beige) NH Icon.png 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 3640 Bells Able Sisters NH Map Icon.png Able Sisters
Checkered Chesterfield Coat (Brown) Checkered Chesterfield Coat (Brown) NH Icon.png 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 2380 Bells Able Sisters NH Map Icon.png Able Sisters
Coverall Coat (Beige) Coverall Coat (Beige) NH Icon.png 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1120 Bells Mabel NH Character Icon.png Mabel
Able Sisters NH Map Icon.png Able Sisters
Fedora (Beige) Fedora (Beige) NH Icon.png 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1100 Bells Mabel NH Character Icon.png Mabel
Able Sisters NH Map Icon.png Able Sisters
Frugal Outfit (Brown) Frugal Outfit (Brown) NH Icon.png 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 450 Bells Mabel NH Character Icon.png Mabel
Able Sisters NH Map Icon.png Able Sisters
Hanten Jacket (Brown) Hanten Jacket (Brown) NH Icon.png 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1120 Bells Mabel NH Character Icon.png Mabel
Able Sisters NH Map Icon.png Able Sisters
Hi Tee Hi Tee NH Icon.png 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 640 Bells Package NH Inv Icon.png Nook Shopping
Mariachi Clothing (Beige) Mariachi Clothing (Beige) NH Icon.png 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 2520 Bells Able Sisters NH Map Icon.png Able Sisters
Midwinter Sweater Midwinter Sweater NH Icon.png 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1200 Bells Package NH Inv Icon.png Nook Shopping
Reindeer Sweater (Brown) Reindeer Sweater (Brown) NH Icon.png 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1680 Bells Mabel NH Character Icon.png Mabel
Able Sisters NH Map Icon.png Able Sisters
Straw Hat (Brown) Straw Hat (Brown) NH Icon.png 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 490 Bells Mabel NH Character Icon.png Mabel
Able Sisters NH Map Icon.png Able Sisters
Tweed Cap (Brown) Tweed Cap (Brown) NH Icon.png 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1100 Bells Mabel NH Character Icon.png Mabel
Able Sisters NH Map Icon.png Able Sisters
Yodel Cardigan (Beige) Yodel Cardigan (Beige) NH Icon.png 99k Bells NH Inv Icon cropped.png 1440 Bells Mabel NH Character Icon.png Mabel
Able Sisters NH Map Icon.png Able Sisters
More Beige Items
More Brown Items
More Elegant Items
More Simple Items

House[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Exterior of Clay's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Interior of Clay's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Items:
Bonfire NL Model.png Bonfire Hammock NL Model.png Hammock
Watering Trough NL Model.png Watering Trough Ptera Skull HHD Icon.png Ptera Skull
Tribal Mask NL Model.png Tribal Mask (x2) Jomon Pottery NL Model.png Jomon Pottery (x2)
Cow Skull NL Model.png Cow Skull
Wallpaper: Garden Wall NL.png Garden Wall
Floor: Western Desert NL.png Western Desert
Music: K.K. Safari (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png K.K. Safari [nb 3]

In New Horizons[edit]

In New Horizons, if Clay 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.

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
Clay
Thought Bubble: There's only one way to test my mettle, and that's to live in a haunted house!
Client's Vision: A spooky haunted house.
Required Items: Creepy Bat Stone HHD Icon.pngCreepy Bat Stone
Creepy Stone HHD Icon.pngCreepy Stone
Favorite Song: K.K. Dirge (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png K.K. Dirge
Favorite Saying: Life is just a bowl of cherries.
Clay's Happy Home Designer icon
Happy Home Designer client information
Clay
Thought Bubble: There's only one way to test my mettle, and that's to live in a haunted house!
Client's Vision: A spooky haunted house.
Required Items: Creepy Bat Stone HHD Icon.pngCreepy Bat Stone
Creepy Stone HHD Icon.pngCreepy Stone
Favorite Song: K.K. Dirge (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png K.K. Dirge
Favorite Saying: Life is just a bowl of cherries.
Clay's Happy Home Designer icon

Card profiles[edit]

amiibo card[edit]

amiibo card
Card back
Amiibo card back.png
#088 Clay - Series 1
Star sign: Libra
Birthday: October 19
Dice value: 6
Hand sign: Rock
088 Clay amiibo card NA.png
RabbitSpeciesIconSilhouette.png
087 Bunnie List of amiibo cards
#088 Clay
089 Diana
DeerSpeciesIconSilhouette.png

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • 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
Dogurou
From 土偶 (Dogū) and ろう (郎, male name suffix).

Korean 햄둥
Hamdoong
-

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

Russian Клэй
Kley
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]

Notes[edit]

  1. Prior to New Horizons
  2. New Horizons
  3. Does not contain a stereo initially
  4. Does not contain a stereo initially