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"This lady in a fancy dress came over and gave me direction to the station! She said..."
— Frillard, Animal Crossing: City Folk
Artwork of Frillard
Species Gender
Frill-necked lizard Male
Role Emotions
Main appearances

Other appearances
Name in other languages
 Doctor Sote
 Doctor Sote

Frillard, also known as Master Frillard, is a lizard in Animal Crossing: City Folk. He makes his appearances in the Marquee taking Dr. Shrunk's place on rare occasions. He is deep-voiced, like cranky villagers. His name derives from him being a frill-necked lizard.



Frillard is a yellow frill-necked lizard with gold spots in various places around his body. He has thick, white eyebrows and seems to be old; in one of his performances, he says 110 is young. He also uses a cane and wears purple clothing.


Like Dr. Shrunk, Frillard likes jokes and emotions.


In City Folk[edit]

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, villagers at the city describe Frillard as a great entertainer with his humorous jokes. They also mention that Dr. Shrunk is Frillard's student.

Frillard teaches six different emotions unknown to Dr. Shrunk. They are as follows:

  • Bashfulness
  • Inspiration
  • Outrage
  • Sleepiness
  • Thought
  • Agreement

There is no way to know when Master Frillard will perform next. He can only be seen by talking to the Marquee clerk and choosing one of Frillard's corresponding emotions, if they are available at the time.

In New Leaf[edit]

Though Frillard does not appear in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Dr. Shrunk will refer to the jokes that correspond to the six emotions Frillard taught in City Folk as belonging to his master.

In New Horizons[edit]

Though Frillard does not appear in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if the player invites Dr. Shrunk to The Roost, he may occasionally reference him in his dialogue.

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Frillard appears as a spectator in the Town and City stage and as a trophy.




Description NTSC-U: Ready for a real thrill? Frillard is getting up there in years and doesn't appear on stage all that often, but if you're lucky enough to catch one of his shows, you're in for a real treat! Frillard will spread that frill and show you emotion in motion. Dr. Shrunk is a student of his, but that frill gag is one only the master can do.

PAL: Ready for a thrill? Frillard's getting on a bit, so he doesn't appear in the theatre very often. If you're lucky enough to catch one of his shows, watch him spread that frill of his and prepare to see emotion in motion! Hard as his student Dr. Shrunk may try, that gag where he spreads his frill is one that only the master can pull off.
Acquisition Random

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]




Category Class Slot cost
Support Spirit Novice (★) 1 (⬢)
Ability Braking Ability ↑
  • Battle via Spirit Board
  • Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G
  • Battle information
    Enemy fighters
  • Cyan Wario
  • Yellow Isabelle
  • Purple Villager
  • Type Shield
    Power 2,400
    Stage Town and City
    Rules N/A
    Conditions The enemy loves to taunt
    Music Town Hall and Tom Nook's Store - Animal Crossing: Wild World



    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese きょしょー
    Great master

    Korean 거성
    Giant star

    Simplified Chinese Frillard

    Traditional Chinese Frillard

    Russian Фриллард

    Dutch Frillard Frillard

    German Eqsos From German name for Lizard (Echse).

    European Spanish Doctor Sote Matches Dr. Shrunk's Spanish name, Doctor Sito. Whereas the latter is a play on Little Doctor, Doctor Sote would roughly be Big Doctor.

    European French Senseï From Japanese 先生 sensei, meaning teacher.

    Italian Oscar Probably from Oscar awards, awards for artistic and technical merit in the film industry.