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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]
Umbrella Camo umbrella[nb 3]
Maple-leaf umbrella[nb 4]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 どぐろう[nb 5]
 햄둥[nb 8]
 子墨[nb 6]
 子墨[nb 7]
 Клэй[nb 9]
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)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Beige) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Beige) & Rain Hat (Beige) NH Icon.png rain hat (Beige)
  • During snow: Peacoat (Beige) NH Icon.png Peacoat (Beige) & Snowy Knit Cap (Brown) NH Icon.png snowy knit cap (Brown)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Gray) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Gray) & 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 (Brown) NH Icon.png Tank (Brown)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black) & Denim Cap (White) NH Icon.png denim cap (White)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black) & Straw Hat (Brown) NH Icon.png straw hat (Brown)
  • Bunny Day: Water-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Water-egg outfit  & Water-Egg Shell NH Icon.png water-egg shell
  • Halloween: Magic-Academy Robe (Orange) NH Icon.png Magic-academy robe (Orange) & Impish Horns (White) NH Icon.png impish horns (White)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Cream) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Cream)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Brown) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Brown) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png Chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Tailcoat (White) NH Icon.png Tailcoat (White)[nb 10]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Tailcoat (White) NH Icon.png Tailcoat (White) & Top Hat (Brown) NH Icon.png top hat (Brown)[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 (Brown) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Brown)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: Chef's Outfit (Brown) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Brown) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Cream) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Cream)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital: Nurse's Jacket (White) NH Icon.png Nurse's jacket (White)
  • As the doctor for the hospital: Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's coat (Red necktie)
  • As a patient for the hospital: PJ Outfit (Gray) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Gray)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop: Staff Uniform (Yellow) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Yellow)
  • While practicing hula: Hula Top (Beige) NH Icon.png Hula top (Beige) & Hibiscus Hairpin (White) NH Icon.png hibiscus hairpin (White)
  • While floating in the ocean: Horizontal-Striped Wet Suit (Black) NH Icon.png Horizontal-striped wet suit (Black) & Round Tinted Shades (Dark Brown) NH Icon.png round tinted shades (Dark brown)
  • 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 Maple-Leaf Umbrella NH Icon.png Maple-leaf umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Green) NH Model.png  Green
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Cool - Fabric 5) NH Model.png  Cool - Fabric 5
    Favorite styles Elegant and Simple
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Nature
    Handheld items
    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]

    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 13]

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Life is just a bowl of cherries.

    Clay's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Clay's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    October 19 Libra Lazy thump
    Default clothing Uncommon Shirt HHD Icon.png Uncommon shirt
    Umbrella Camo Umbrella HHD Icon.png Camo umbrella
    House request
    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 Cephalobot, Lucha, Ribbot, and Stinky.

    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. Prior to New Horizons
    4. New Horizons
    5. Dogurou
    6. Zǐmò
    7. Zǐmò
    8. Hamdoong
    9. Kley
    10. Clay'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 Clay'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, Clay will instead wear a Paradise Planning event tee (Red variation)
    13. 13.0 13.1 Does not contain a stereo initially