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"I love all bugs and their appendages! I've been traveling across all the islands looking for my soul bug—the perfect inspiration for my art!"
— Flick, Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Artwork of Flick
Artwork of Flick from Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Species Gender
Chameleon Male
Birthday May 10th Taurus
Favorite saying "Schrödinger had one cool cat."
Role Bug-Off host
Buying bugs
Bug models
Main appearances

Other appearances
Name in other languages

Flick is a chameleon in the Animal Crossing series who debuted in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. His name may be derived from "flicking" a net. He is the son of Nat, and replaces him as the host of the Bug-Off, a bug-catching event held every three weeks during the summer. He also appears as a regular visitor to the island.

Flick and C.J. appear to work together, with C.J. referring to him as his partner, mentioning that they live together, and implying he commissions him to create the fish models for the player.



Unlike his father Nat, Flick is a red chameleon with three small/tiny yellow horns (two on his forehead and one on his nose), four spikes on the back of his head, small/short reddish-brown eyebrows, light-red circle spots on the center of his head, and a rolled-up tail with orangish-red and reddish-purple stripes. His big round half-closed eyes have magenta eyelids, white scleras, purple irises, and big dark-purple pupils.


Like his father Nat, Flick loves hosting the Bug-Off, but unlike Nat, who views bugs as food, he views them as his artistic muse, displaying an obsession with their perceived beauty on both a physical and metaphysical level. This has led to disagreements between the two about the treatment of insects.


In New Horizons[edit]

Flick speaking to the player in New Horizons.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Flick appears on random weekdays after the Resident Services have been upgraded to a building. Flick offers to buy bugs from the player at a price 1.5x higher than Nook's Cranny price. He leaves at 5 AM the following day. Once per visit, the player can commission him to make a model of a bug, which requires giving Flick three specimen of the same bug. He will mail the model the following day.

Unlike C.J., whose fish models are mostly uniform in size barring a few particularly lengthy fish (e.g. the Arapaima and Oarfish), Flick will build exceptionally large models for the Queen Alexandra's Birdwing, Banded Dragonfly, Goliath Beetle, Horned Hercules, Atlas Moth, and Giraffe Stag, each given the "Grand" prefix in their item names. Additionally, Flick will provide special dialogue when asked to craft models of these bugs, giving flowery and praise-filled descriptions of them before vowing to make a masterpiece out of their models.

Flick can also visit The Roost if his amiibo card is scanned at the amiibo phone; he brings C.J. as a guest and vice versa. If the player scans his amiibo card in Happy Home Paradise, he will also bring along C.J. to his vacation home.

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Flick was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp in November 2020. He hosts the Flick's Segmented Soulmates event, where he tasks the player with catching bugs to receive bug-themed prizes, such as the butterfly-exhibit fountain.

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]




Category Type Class
Primary Spirit Attack Advanced (★★)
Slots 2 (⬡⬡)
Stats Power: 1,761—7,051
Attack power: 1,064—4,257
Defense power: 598—2,395
Ability Strong Throw
Acquisition Battle via Spirit Board (during the event "Animal Crossing Spirits! Yes, Yes!"; available normally once obtained or since July 21, 2020)
Battle information
Enemy fighter Red Yoshi
Type Attack
Power 4,400
Stage Tortimer Island (Hazards off)
  • Move Speed ↑
  • Attack Power ↑
  • Conditions
  • The enemy has increased attack power when the enemy's at high damage
  • The enemy has increased move speed when the enemy's at high damage
  • The enemy is easily distracted by items
  • Music Tortimer Island Medley

    Villager information[edit]

    In New Horizons[edit]

    Schrödinger had one cool cat.


    Birthday Gender Species
    May 10 Taurus Male Chameleon
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Black) NH Model.png  Black
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Checkered 2 - Fabric 13) NH Model.png  Checkered 2 - Fabric 13
    Happy Home Paradise traits
    Umbrella Spider Umbrella NH Icon.png Spider umbrella
    Hobby Fashion
    Book Fashion Book NH Icon.png Fashion

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise, Flick will share a house with C.J.

    Client's vision Vacation-Home Concept
    Shares house with C.J.
    Unlocked items

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    413 Flick amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #413 Flick - Series 5
    Star sign: Taurus
    Birthday: May 10


    In New Horizons[edit]

    Upon interacting with Flick, he will say something relating to bugs before apologizing for thinking out loud. This dialogue will change every time the player interacts with him.

    • "Am I truly listening to the needs of the <bug> with every ear I possess?"
    • "If a <bug> were to manifest before me, how would I react? Laughter? Weeping?"
    • "If you find yourself where there are no bugs...you have to visualize and manifest them yourself!
      Close your eyes. Reach with your mind. Feel the bugs. Feel them crawling all over your skin. Dissolve."
    • "It doesn't matter how much I treasure the bugs. They'll never notice what I do for them..."
    • "It is sheer hubris to think that we could ever learn everything about bugs.
      Bugs are an experience. They are a conversation...one between the viewer and the universe."
    • "Larva, pupa, adulthood, final transcendence... They become more exalted with every metamorphosis!"
    • "They reflect this sullied world, yet retain their own beauty... I am bewitched by those compound eyes."
    • "My world was once gray and dull. Then they brought their riotous jointed rainbows of wonder!"
    • "When the universe contemplates beauty, it imagines the silhouette of the <bug>."
    • "Will this world meet its reckoning, beheld only by the lonely eyes of the <bug>?"
    • "I divide myself into the three sacred segments. I am the head, thorax and abdomen of the universe."

    During a Bug-Off, Flick's dialogue has a greater amount of new-age style spirituality:

    • "Hey, how was it? Did you make progress on your personal journey towards True Infestation?"
    • "What - really?! You don't need them as spiritual guides? I mean - let me just add it up for you."
    • "Alright, get ready to transcend...'
    • "Once you save up 10 points, you can redeem them for bug-blessed relics I've obtained. Good luck!"
    • "The epic tale of my pilgrimage to obtain these relics should be written on a scroll or something!"
    • "How did you enjoy this Bug-Off, our regular celebration of bugs? Were you spiritually enriched?"



    • Flick's description of the player's island when giving a 5-star evaluation is a truncated parody of the "this royal throne of kings" monologue from the 1595 William Shakespeare play Richard II. His quote is "This roiled throne of bugs, this sceptered isle, this hive of majesty... This infested plot, this earth, this terrarium, this <Island>".
    • Flick shares his birthday with Patty.
    • When talking to Flick at The Roost, he will reveal that his net's name is Bügnir.

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese レックス
    Transliteration of Rex.

    Korean 레온
    Transliteration of "leon" from "chameleon."

    Simplified Chinese 龙克斯
    From his Japanese name and 龍/龙 lóng (dragon/dinosaur; a surname in Chinese). Also, from 龐克斯 (punks).

    Traditional Chinese 龍克斯

    Russian Флик
    Transliteration of his English name.

    Dutch Flick Same as his English name.

    German Carlson Referring to Carleon, Nat's German name.

    European Spanish Kamilo From camaleón (chameleon) and the name Camilo, which rhymes with Nat's Spanish name, Papilo.

    European French Djason Referring to Djarod, Nat's French name.

    Italian Ivano A common Italian name, likely a pun on Varano (Monitor Lizard).