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

Type of Hamster villager Clay ham05
Artwork of Clay the Hamster
Species Personality Gender
Hamster 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
Names in other languages
 どぐろう[nb 3]
 햄둥[nb 6]
 子墨[nb 4]
 子墨[nb 5]
 Клэй[nb 7]
Phrase in other languages

Clay is a lazy hamster villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and has appeared in all subsequent games except Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. 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.



Artwork of Clay from Welcome amiibo.

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.


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]

Life is just a bowl of cherries.



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

In New Horizons[edit]

Life is just a bowl of cherries.


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
Default phone  Default Phone Case (Green) NH Model.png  Green
Final phone  Phone Case (Cool - Fabric 5) NH Model.png  Cool - Fabric 5
Favorite styles Elegant and Simple
Favorite colors
Hobby Nature
Carried bag Paper Bag NH Model.png Paper
Book Nature Book Interior NH Texture.png Gardening/Bug/Fish/Fossil
Food Lollipop Food NH Model.png Lollipop
Drink Soda can Drink NH Model.png Soda can
Popsicle Ramune-soda Popsicle NH Model.png Ramune-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  3,640 Bells  Able Sisters
Checkered Chesterfield Coat (Brown) Checkered Chesterfield Coat (Brown) NH Icon.png  2,380 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Checkered Sweater Vest (Brown) Checkered Sweater Vest (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,440 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Conductor's Cap (Brown) Conductor's Cap (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Conductor's Jacket (Brown) Conductor's Jacket (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,960 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Cook Cap with Logo (Brown) Cook Cap with Logo (Brown) NH Icon.png  920 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Coverall Coat (Beige) Coverall Coat (Beige) NH Icon.png  1,120 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Delivery Jacket (Brown) Delivery Jacket (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,120 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Fast-Food Cap (Brown) Fast-Food Cap (Brown) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Fast-Food Uniform (Brown) Fast-Food Uniform (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Fedora (Beige) Fedora (Beige) NH Icon.png  1,100 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Frugal Outfit (Brown) Frugal Outfit (Brown) NH Icon.png  450 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Hanten Jacket (Brown) Hanten Jacket (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,120 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Hi Tee Hi Tee NH Icon.png  640 Bells  Nook Shopping
Layered Polo Shirt (Beige) Layered Polo Shirt (Beige) NH Icon.png  960 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Loungewear Shirt (Brown) Loungewear Shirt (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,320 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Mariachi Clothing (Beige) Mariachi Clothing (Beige) NH Icon.png  2,520 Bells  Able Sisters
Midwinter Sweater Midwinter Sweater NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Nook Shopping
Paper Restaurant Cap (Brown) Paper Restaurant Cap (Brown) NH Icon.png  490 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Reindeer Sweater (Brown) Reindeer Sweater (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Shop Uniform Shirt (Brown) Shop Uniform Shirt (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,080 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Straw Hat (Brown) Straw Hat (Brown) NH Icon.png  490 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Tweed Cap (Brown) Tweed Cap (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,100 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Yodel Cardigan (Beige) Yodel Cardigan (Beige) NH Icon.png  1,440 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
More Beige Items
More Brown Items
More Elegant Items
More Simple Items

In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

Thought bubble I want air conditioning, and scary stuff is "chilling," so...
Client's vision Clay's House of Chills
Required items Simple Well
Decayed Tree
Creepy Skeleton
Favorite song  K.K. Dirge
Unlocked items
  •  Lab Chair
  •  Zen Bench
  •  Sloppy Table
  •  Cardboard Bed
  •  Stroller
  •  Shoji Divider
  •  Jail Bars
  •  Medieval Building Side
  •  Decorative Pillar
  •  Torii
  •  Paper Lantern
  •  Streetlamp
  •  Garden Lantern
  •  Blossom-Viewing Lantern
  •  Spinning Wheel
  •  Skeleton
  •  Anatomical Model
  •  Suspicious Cauldron
  •  Brick Well
  •  Mossy Garden Rock
  •  Stone Tablet
  •  Pond Stone
  •  Tall Lantern
  •  Stone Lion-Dog
  •  Golden Casket
  •  Western-Style Stone
  •  Zen-Style Stone
  •  Plate Armor
  •  Antique Clock
  •  Valiant Statue
  •  Throwback Gothic Mirror
  •  Throwback Skull Radio
  •  Nearly Busted Radio
  •  Wooden Fish
  •  Tin Bucket
  •  Wooden Bucket
  •  Lab-Experiments Set
  •  Incense Burner
  •  Chainsaw
  •  Dolly
  •  Ancient Statue
  •  Clay's Photo
  •  Pendulum Clock
  •  Antique Phone
  •  Glow-in-the-Dark Stickers
  •  Skull Doorplate
  •  Clay's Poster
  •  Hanging Lightbulb
  •  Festival Lantern
  •  Festival-Lantern Set
  •  Candle Chandelier
  •  Vine Garland
  • Interior:


    In New Leaf[edit]

    Exterior of Clay's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Interior of Clay's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
     Bonfire  Hammock
     Watering Trough  Ptera Skull
     Tribal Mask (x2)  Jomon Pottery (x2)
     Cow Skull
    Wall:  Garden Wall
    Floor:  Western Desert
    Music:  K.K. Safari [nb 8]

    In New Horizons[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: 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. 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 Clay's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Clay's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #4
    Roof:  Brown Thatch Roof
    Siding:  Yellow Clay Exterior
    Door:  Red Rustic Door
    Wall:  Dig-Site Wall
    Floor:  Dig-Site Flooring
    Music:  K.K. Safari [nb 8]

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Happy Home Designer client information
    Example of Clay's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Clay's Happy Home Designer icon
    Life is just a bowl of cherries.
    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
    Creepy Stone
    Favorite song  K.K. Dirge
    Unlocked items
  •  Black Tulips
  •  Purple Roses
  •  Well
  •  Creepy Skeleton
  •  Creepy Bat Stone
  •  Creepy Stone
  •  Creepy Cauldron
  •  Creepy Coffin
  •  Creepy Clock
  •  Creepy Crystal
  •  Creepy Statue
  •  Ancient Statue
  •  K.K. Dirge
  •  Clay's Pic
  • Interior:
  •  Creepy Rug
  •  Ramshackle Wall
  •  Stone Wall
  •  Creepy Wall
  •  Ramshackle Floor
  • Clothing:
  •  Mummy Shirt
  •  Skull Tee
  •  Painter's Tee
  •  Bone Shirt
  •  Uncommon Shirt
  •  Bone Pants
  •  Mummy Pants
  •  Skeleton Hood
  •  Mummy Mask
  •  Camo Umbrella
  • Nature:
  •  Black Tulips
  •  Purple Roses
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Clay's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    088 Clay amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo card back.png

    #088 Clay - Series 1
    Star sign: Libra
    Birthday: October 19
    Dice value: 6
    Hand sign: Rock



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

    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 male name that contains both syllables of "Dogu"

    Italian Carmelo -

    See also[edit]


    1. Prior to New Horizons
    2. New Horizons
    3. Dogurou
    4. Zǐmò
    5. Zǐmò
    6. Hamdoong
    7. Kley
    8. 8.0 8.1 Does not contain a stereo initially