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Type of Ostrich villager Cranston ost06
Artwork of Cranston the Ostrich
Species Personality Gender
Ostrich Lazy Male
Birthday September 23rd Libra
Favorite saying "Hard work beats talent."
Catchphrase "sweatband"
Clothing Lotus tee[nb 1]
Oversized shawl overshirt (Brown)[nb 2]
Umbrella Maple umbrella[nb 3]
Camo umbrella[nb 4]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 トキオ[nb 5]
 타키[nb 8]
 朱禄[nb 6]
 朱祿[nb 7]
 Крэнстон[nb 9]
Phrase in other languages
 не потей

Cranston is a lazy ostrich villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and has appeared in all subsequent games. He is the only lazy ostrich in the series. His name may come from the crane, a bird which he resembles.

In New Horizons, Cranston 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 Cranston from Welcome amiibo.

Cranston is an ostrich with dominantly white feathers graduating to peach. He has pinkish feet and orange markings around his eyes. He has a brown beak, with an orange spot at the tip of it. Despite being an ostrich, he strongly resembles a crested ibis, which the species is also referenced in his name in other languages.


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

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

Villager information[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Hard work beats talent.



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
September 23 Libra Lazy sweatband
Default clothing Lotus Tee NL Model.png Lotus tee
Default umbrella Maple Umbrella NL Model.png Maple umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Modern
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Official
Favorite color
Siblings Second quadruplet
Skill Backflips
Goal CEO
Halloween fear Monster Mask NL Model.png Monster mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blend
Amount of milk None
Amount of sugar None

In New Horizons[edit]

Hard work beats talent.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
September 23 Libra Lazy (A) sweatband
Default clothing Oversized Shawl Overshirt (Brown) NH Icon.png Oversized shawl overshirt (Brown)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Red) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Red) & Rain Hat (Red) NH Icon.png rain hat (Red)
  • 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 Camo Umbrella NH Icon.png Camo umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Beige) NH Model.png  Beige
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Traditional 1 - Fabric 11) NH Model.png  Traditional 1 - Fabric 11
    Favorite styles Simple and Cool
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Nature
    Handheld items
    Bag Classy Bag NH Model.png Classy
    Book Nature Book Interior NH Texture.png Gardening/Bug/Fish/Fossil
    Food Sandwich Food NH Model.png Sandwich
    Drink Smoothie or coffee cup Drink NH Model.png Smoothie or coffee cup
    Popsicle Chocolate Popsicle NH Model.png Chocolate
    Ideal clothing for Cranston – Beige / Brown Simple and Cool 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
    Camo tee (Brown) Camo Tee (Brown) NH Icon.png  960 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    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
    Dirty tank top (Light brown) Dirty Tank Top (Light Brown) NH Icon.png Not for sale  Recycle box
    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
    Flight jacket (Brown) Flight Jacket (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    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
    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 Simple Items
    More Cool Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble I'm drooling thinking about a home filled with rice dishes.
    Client's vision A Nice Rice Paradise
    Required items Tea Table
    Curry with Rice
    Bamboo Lunch Box
    Favorite song  Welcome Horizons
    Unlocked items
    Other items:


    In New Leaf[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Cranston's house has an outdoorsy look. The three baby beds are a reference to his stork-like appearance, as storks are believed to deliver babies.

    In New Horizons[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if Cranston 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 Cranston's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Cranston's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #3
    Roof:  Yellow thatch roof
    Siding:  Plain zen exterior
    Door:  Red rustic door
    Wall:  White Subway-Tile Wall
    Floor:  Stone Tile
    Music:  K.K. Faire

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Hard work beats talent.

    Cranston's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Cranston's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    September 23 Libra Lazy sweatband
    Default clothing Lotus Tee HHD Icon.png Lotus tee
    Umbrella Maple Umbrella HHD Icon.png Maple umbrella
    House request
    Thought bubble As long as I can grow my own rice, I'll never want for anything else.
    Client's vision A place to grow rice.
    Required items Rack of rice [nb 13]
    Scarecrow [nb 13]
    Rice bales
    Favorite song  My Place
    Unlocked items
  •  Tea table
  •  Rice balls
  •  Kettle
  •  Campfire cookware
  •  Wheat bundle
  •  Wheat field
  •  Rack of rice
  •  Rice bales
  •  Scarecrow
  •  Pointy-hat scarecrow
  •  Tractor
  •  My Place
  •  Cranston's pic
  • Interior:
  •  Rice-paddy wall
  •  Dirt floor
  • Clothing:
  •  Subdued-print tee
  •  Sharp outfit
  •  Lotus tee
  •  Conical straw hat
  •  Maple umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Cranston's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In amiibo Festival[edit]



    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    September 23 Libra Lazy sweatband
    Clothing Lotus Tee HHD Icon.png Lotus tee
    Umbrella Maple Umbrella HHD Icon.png Maple umbrella
    amiibo card traits
    Dice value 2
    Hand sign Paper
    Desert Island Escape traits
    Movement Desert Island Escape movement icon.png ×6
    Hunger Desert Island Escape hunger icon.png ×1
    Vision Desert Island Escape vision icon.png ×0
    Favorite fruit Desert Island Escape favorite fruit icon.png Banana

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Cranston was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on December 27, 2020.[1]

    Hard work beats talent.


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    September 23 Libra Lazy sweatband
    Default clothing Lotus tee
    Description Cranston is extremely dedicated to the slacker life. He once spent weeks designing a device to keep him from having to walk to the fridge for a soda.
    Preferred theme Harmonious
    Primary reward Steel
    Version added 4.0.1
    Date unlocked December 27, 2020
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Genji and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Lotus tee
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Deer scare
    Level 20 Cranston's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 14] Sparkle stones
    Related items for Cranston
    Scrapbook Memory appearances
    Name Image Required?
    Inspiration for a Haiku Inspiration for a Haiku PC.png No

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    392 Cranston amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #392 Cranston - Series 4
    Star sign: Libra
    Birthday: September 23
    Dice value: 2
    Hand sign: Paper


    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese トキオ
    Male given name (written as 時雄, 時夫, among others, in kanji) that plays on トキ (Japanese crested ibis).

    Korean 타키
    Corruption of the word 따오기 ttaogi (crested ibis). Possibly a pun on 타조 tajo (ostrich), which stands for his original species.

    Simplified Chinese 朱禄
    Zhū Lù
    Homophone of 朱鷺/朱鹭 zhūlù (Japanese crested ibis) that incorporates the surname 朱 Zhū. The second character 祿/禄 means blessing or emolument.

    Russian Крэнстон
    Transliteration of his English name.

    Dutch Cranston Same as his English name.

    German Guido -

    European Spanish Carmelo From given male name and likely the word Carmesí.

    European French Gabin -

    Italian Carmine -

    See also[edit]


    1. Prior to New Horizons, includes Pocket Camp appearance after New Horizons
    2. New Horizons
    3. Prior to New Horizons
    4. New Horizons
    5. Tokio
    6. Zhū Lù
    7. Zhū Lù
    8. Taki
    9. Krènston
    10. Cranston'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 Cranston'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, Cranston will instead wear a Paradise Planning event tee (Red variation)
    13. 13.0 13.1 This furniture is initially placed outside by default
    14. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, and 75


    1. "Seven more animals are ready to make your acquaintance! It was probably a long trip getting in, so let's be sure to give them all a warm welcome.@Pocket_Camp on Twitter (December 27, 2020). Archived from the original on June 16, 2021.