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This article is about the normal ostrich villager. For the villager whose English name is the same as this villager's Korean name, see Victoria.
Japanese ちとせ Korean 빅토리아 Chinese 仙仙
French Gladys Italian Marta Spanish Gladis
German Sandra Dutch Gladys Russian Глэдис
Gladys, an Animal Crossing villager.
Species Personality Gender
Ostrich Normal Female
Birthday January 15th Capricorn
Phrase stretch
Clothes Misty Shirt*
Misty Tee*
Saying Smiles are free.
Smiles are free, you know.
Main Games
Other Games

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

In City Folk[edit]

Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Subtle
Smallxmark.png Gaudy
Furniture Genre Retro/Dignified
Furniture Series Exotic
Furniture Color Green

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

In New Horizons[edit]

GladysPicACNH.png Smiles are free.
Style Elegant
Color Green / Pink


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.

In New Horizons[edit]

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
Needed 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

Misty Tee
and Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
Loom PC Icon.png

Craft Unlock
Level 7 Level 9 Level 15
Gladys PC icon portrait.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Pic of Gladys‎‎
and Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
Level 20 Level 25 Level 30
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
Level 35 Level 40 Level 45
Gladys PC icon.png
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.
 Preferred theme:
PC Banner - Harmonious.png
 Primary reward:
PC Crafting Material - Steel.png Steel

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



Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ちとせ
千歳(Chitose, lit. "1000 years old") comes from the Japanese saying "Cranes live 1000 years, turtles live 10,000" and is associated with good luck in Japan.

Korean 빅토리아
Common female given name, equivalent to Victoria in English

Simplified Chinese 仙仙

Dutch Gladys -

German Sandra Common female given name

European Spanish Gladis -

European French Gladys Same as her English name

Italian Marta Common female given name, equivalent to Martha 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.