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Type of Deer villager Erik der09
Artwork of Erik the Deer
Species Personality Gender
Deer Lazy Male
Birthday July 27th Leo
Favorite saying "If you're afraid of wolves, don't go to the woods."
Catchphrase "chow down"
Clothing Comfy sweater[nb 1]
Yodel sweater (Camel)[nb 2]
Umbrella Ghost umbrella[nb 3]
Snowflake umbrella[nb 4]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 チャック[nb 5]
 자끄[nb 8]
 查克[nb 6]
 查克[nb 7]
 Эрик[nb 9]
Phrase in other languages
 ем мох

Erik is a lazy deer villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and has appeared in all subsequent games. His English name most likely comes from elk, a large species of deer. Also, his antlers resemble those of a moose, which are also known as elk in Eurasia.

In New Horizons, Erik 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 Erik from Welcome amiibo.

Erik is a brown deer with an amount of beige on his hooves. His snout is light brown, and he has white eyes with black pupils. He has short bangs near the top of his head. He has moose-like antlers on his head.


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

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

Villager information[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

If you're afraid of wolves, don't go to the woods.



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
July 27 Leo Lazy chow down
Default clothing Comfy Sweater NL Model.png Comfy sweater
Default umbrella Ghost Umbrella NL Model.png Ghost umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Basic
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Ornate
Favorite color
Siblings Youngest of 2 kids
Skill Playing horseshoes
Goal Carpenter
Halloween fear Werewolf Hood NL Model.png Werewolf hood
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Mocha
Amount of milk Lots
Amount of sugar Three spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

If you're afraid of wolves, don't go to the woods.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
July 27 Leo Lazy (A) chow down
Default clothing Yodel Sweater (Camel) NH Icon.png Yodel sweater (Camel)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Green) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Green) & Rain Hat (Green) NH Icon.png rain hat (Green)
  • During snow: Peacoat (Beige) NH Icon.png Peacoat (Beige) & Snowy Knit Cap (Red) NH Icon.png snowy knit cap (Red)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Red) & Terry-Cloth Nightcap (Orange) NH Icon.png terry-cloth nightcap (Orange)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Red)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Red) NH Icon.png Tank (Red)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Red) & Denim Cap (White) NH Icon.png denim cap (White)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Red) & Straw Hat (Red) NH Icon.png straw hat (Red)
  • Bunny Day: Earth-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Earth-egg outfit  & Earth-Egg Shell NH Icon.png earth-egg shell
  • Halloween: Magic-Academy Robe (Red) NH Icon.png Magic-academy robe (Red) & Impish Horns (Red) NH Icon.png impish horns (Red)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Cream) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Cream)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Red) & 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 (Red) NH Icon.png top hat (Red)[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 (Red) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Red)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: Chef's Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Red) & 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 (Red) NH Icon.png hibiscus hairpin (Red)
  • While floating in the ocean: Horizontal-Striped Wet Suit (Red) NH Icon.png Horizontal-striped wet suit (Red) & Retro Shades (Red) NH Icon.png retro shades (Red)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: Tropical Cut-and-Sew Tank (Blue) NH Icon.png Tropical cut-and-sew tank (Blue) & Tropical Turban (Red) NH Icon.png tropical turban (Red)
  • Default umbrella Snowflake Umbrella NH Icon.png Snowflake umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Red) NH Model.png  Red
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Checkered 2 - Fabric 8) NH Model.png  Checkered 2 - Fabric 8
    Favorite style 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 Erik – Beige / Red 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
    Cardigan school uniform top (Beige) Cardigan School Uniform Top (Beige) NH Icon.png  1,300 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Checkered muffler (Camel) Checkered Muffler (Camel) NH Icon.png  1,440 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Edo-period merchant outfit (Fuchsia) Edo-Period Merchant Outfit (Fuchsia) NH Icon.png  2,080 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Folk shirt (Red) Folk Shirt (Red) NH Icon.png  1,300 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Reindeer sweater (Red) Reindeer Sweater (Red) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Straw boater (Beige) Straw Boater (Beige) NH Icon.png  700 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Straw hat (Red) Straw Hat (Red) NH Icon.png  490 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Tweed vest (Red) Tweed Vest (Red) NH Icon.png  1,400 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    More Beige Items
    More Red Items
    More Simple Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble I see myself in a hut on a big mountain with fresh air...
    Client's vision A Hut in the Mountains
    Required items Fireplace
    Log Extra-Long Sofa
    Favorite song  Mountain Song
    Unlocked items


    In New Leaf[edit]

    In New Horizons[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if Erik 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 Erik's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Erik's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #2
    Roof:  Brown thatch roof
    Siding:  Natural log exterior
    Door:  Rustic door
    Wall:  Ski-Slope Wall
    Floor:  Ski-Slope Flooring
    Music:  Drivin'

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    If you're afraid of wolves, don't go to the woods.

    Erik's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Erik's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    July 27 Leo Lazy chow down
    Default clothing Comfy Sweater HHD Icon.png Comfy sweater
    Umbrella Ghost Umbrella HHD Icon.png Ghost umbrella
    House request
    Thought bubble Fresh air and rustic living! That's what I want from a mountain home.
    Client's vision A cozy mountain cottage.
    Required items Fireplace
    Cabin Low Table
    Favorite song  Mountain Song
    Unlocked items
  •  Cabin Low Table
  •  Wood-Plank Table
  •  Cabin Table
  •  Bread Basket
  •  Milk Can
  •  Stewpot
  •  Lantern
  •  Firewood
  •  Campfire Cookware
  •  Campfire
  •  Backpack
  •  Sleeping Bag
  •  Bonfire
  •  Brick Oven
  •  Autumn-Leaf Chair
  •  Tree-Stump Chair
  •  Rice-Plant Bed
  •  Mountain Song
  •  Erik's Pic
  • Interior:
  •  Tapestry Carpet
  •  Cabin Wall
  •  Cabin Rug
  • Clothing:
  •  Comfy Sweater
  •  Tan Puffy Vest
  •  Hiking Gaiters
  •  Hiking Boots
  •  Ghost Umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Erik's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Erik was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on December 25, 2019.[1]

    If you're afraid of wolves, don't go to the woods.


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    July 27 Leo Lazy chow down
    Default clothing Comfy Sweater
    Description Folks are always mistaking Erik for the famous reindeer, Jingle. He usually doesn't mind the mix-up, except in the wintertime when people are always asking for stuff.
    Loading screen description Erik is constantly mistaken for the famous reindeer, Jingle. He usually doesn't mind the mix-up, except when folks start asking him for gifts around Toy Day.
    Preferred theme Rustic
    Primary reward Steel
    Version added 3.0.1
    Date unlocked December 25, 2019
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Erik and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Comfy Sweater
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Yule Log
    Level 20 Erik's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 12] Sparkle stones
    Related items for Erik
    Scrapbook Memory appearances
    Name Image Required?
    Aspiring Santa Aspiring Santa PC.png No

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    334 Erik amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #334 Erik - Series 4
    Star sign: Leo
    Birthday: July 27
    Dice value: 2
    Hand sign: Paper


    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese チャック

    Korean 자끄

    Simplified Chinese 查克
    Chá kè

    Russian Эрик
    Same as English name

    Dutch Erik Same as English name

    German Erik Same as English name

    European Spanish Cervasio A play on ciervo, Spanish for "deer"

    European French Abraham A play on the word brame, bellow or roar, the sound made by deer during mating season

    Italian Cervasio Same as Spanish name

    See also[edit]


    1. Prior to New Horizons
    2. New Horizons
    3. Prior to New Horizons
    4. New Horizons
    5. Chakku
    6. Chá kè
    7. Chá kè
    8. Jakkeu
    9. Erik
    10. Erik'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 Erik's birthday, his headwear will be replaced with the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    12. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, and 65


    1. Bri Bri (December 25, 2019). "New Animals Now Available!". Japanese Nintendo. Retrieved April 20, 2021.