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Species Personality Gender
Ostrich Normal Female
Birthday January 15th
Star sign Capricorn Capricorn
Initial phrase ですの
Initial clothes Misty Shirt*
Misty Tee*
Favorite Saying Smiles are free.
Smiles are free, you know.
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

Gladys is a normal, ostrich villager in the Animal Crossing series. Her appearance seems to be based on the Red-crowned Crane. Her name is based around her personality; a neutral name that is unlike the other personality type villagers, which all have names relating to their species and character. Her initial phrase, "stretch", is a joke on her species, which are known to have long legs.



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Gladys is a female ostrich with large, black eyes. The top of her head is red, and unlike other ostriches, she has no hair protruding from her head. The upper part of her face, her wings, her abdomen, and the upper part of her legs are white, while the lower part of her face and legs are grey.


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

As a normal villager, Gladys will appear friendly and hospitable towards the player and other villagers. Like other normal villagers, she will have an unseen obsession with hygiene and cleanliness, which she mentions when the player visits her in her home. Other than her hygiene interests, she will appear neutral and open-minded when discussing hobbies, such as gardening, bug catching, fishing, and so on. Like other villagers, she will from time to time ask the player for favors, feeling sorry for having to ask for help, but appearing very gracious once the task has been complete. She will get along easily with other villagers, but may conflict with lazy villagers when they talk about food and leading her on to suggesting making them dinner or lunch for them, and when talking to cranky villagers who have an interest in planting false information and gossiping about other villagers, which conflicts with the kind nature of the normal personality type. Like all normal villagers, she easily gets upset, usually in conversation when lazy villagers mislead her or cranky villagers who have a rude nature.


In Wild World[edit]

GladysPicACWW.png Smiles are free, you know
Favorite Clothing
Smallcheckmark.png Subtle Smallxmark.png Gaudy

Ideal Clothing for Gladys – Subtle
Name Price Available From
Dawn Shirt 380 Able Sisters (Summer)
Yellow Bar Shirt 320 Able Sisters (All)
Yellow Tartan 430 Able Sisters (Spring)
Red Grid Shirt 360 Able Sisters (All)
Vegetarian Shirt 280 Able Sisters (All)
Jade Check Print 360 Able Sisters (All)
Blue Check Print 360 Able Sisters (Fall)
Mint Gingham Top 330 Able Sisters (All)
Chevron Shirt 320 Able Sisters (All)
Folk Shirt 380 Able Sisters (Winter)
More Subtle Clothing

In City Folk[edit]

Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Subtle
Smallxmark.png Gaudy
Furniture Genre Retro/Dignified
Furniture Series Exotic
Furniture Color Green
Ideal Furniture for Gladys – Green Retro/Dignified
Name Price Available From
Ranch Couch 2,400 Tom Nook
Ranch Armchair 2,000 Tom Nook
Ranch Tea Table 1,800 Tom Nook
Desert Cactus 890 Tom Nook
Green Drum 800 Tom Nook
Garden Gnome 3,380 Spotlight
Bird Bath 1,450 Tom Nook
Florence Flask 1,600 Tom Nook
Tall Cactus 1,700 Tom Nook
Cactus 1,700 Tom Nook
More Green Furniture More Retro/Dignified Furniture

In New Leaf[edit]

GladysPicACNL.png Smiles are free.
Siblings Eldest of three
Skill Calligraphy
Goal Architect
Fear Bugs
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Iconic
Smallxmark.png Modern
Color Green
Type Mocha
Milk The regular amount
Sugar Two spoonfuls
Ideal Gifts for Gladys – Green Iconic Items
Name Price Available From
Bamboo Grass - Starcrossed Day (Japan)
Cucumber Horse - Obon (Japan)
Deer Scare 1,800 Timmy & Tommy's
Fan 1,200 Timmy & Tommy's
Hawthorn Bonsai 1,800 Garden Corner
Holly Bonsai 1,600 Garden Corner
Hourglass 480 Timmy & Tommy's
Hula Doll 1,800 Gulliver
Kinderdijik Windmill 1,200 Gulliver
Mugho Bonsai 1,800 Garden Corner
More Green Items More Iconic Items


In Animal Forest e+, Gladys has the same house as Pinky, with only the carpet being the 18 Mat Tatami and the wallpaper is now the Modern Screen. In Wild World and City Folk, she still has many items from the Exotic Series in her house, and has K.K. Folk playing on a stereo if she has one.

Other Appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer House Info
Type: Ostrich
Client's Vision: A peaceful zen garden
Required Items: Deer Scare
Tall Lantern
Favorite Song: King K.K.
Favorite Saying: Smiles are free.

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Character Info
Preferred Theme: PC Banner - Harmonious.png Primary Reward Material: PC Crafting Material - Steel.png
Description She's an accomplished weaver who'll make you anything you want if you ask nicely. Just don't ask for a scarf if you don't want a blanket.
Requirements to Invite:

Required Friendship Level: 7

Paper Lantern PC Icon.png
Glass-Top Table PC Icon.png
Biwa Lute PC Icon.png
Tearoom Rug PC Icon.png
Tokonoma PC Icon.png
Paper Lantern Glass-Top Table Biwa Lute Tearoom Rug Tokonoma
Friendship Rewards:
Misty Tee PC Icon.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
Loom PC Icon.png
Gladys PC icon portrait.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
Misty Tee and Sparkle Stone Sparkle Stone Loom Craft Unlock pic of Gladys‎‎ and Sparkle Stone Sparkle Stone Sparkle Stone Sparkle Stone
Level 7 Level 9 Level 15 Level 20 Level 25 Level 30 Level 35
Gladys PC icon.png

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#194 Gladys - Series 2
Type: Ostrich
Star sign: Capricorn
Birthday: January 15th
Dice value: 4
Hand sign: Paper
194 Gladys amiibo card NA.png
193 Keaton List of amiibo cards
#194 Gladys
195 Hamphrey


For this subject's image gallery, see Gladys/Gallery.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Gladys Same as her English name
German Sandra Common female given name
Italian Marta Common female given name, equivalent to Martha in English
Korean 빅토리아
Common female given name, equivalent to Victoria in English


  • Gladys' description and required furniture in Pocket Camp alludes to the Japanese folklore Tsuru no Ongaeshi (White Crane's Return of Favor). In a popular version of the story, a white crane is rescued from a trap by an elderly couple. It takes the form of a woman and works as a weaver at the couple's house in return of the favour. Later, the old man peeked into her workplace, only to find a crane weaving with its own feather. Upon the revelation of the secret, the crane parted with the old couple and flew away.