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"Mind your manners, or someone else will"
— Gwen, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Gwen NL.png
"Mind your manners, or someone else will."
"I'm just that cool."
Species Personality Gender
Penguin Snooty Female
Birthday January 23rd
Initial phrase h-h-hon NA
ウフフ JP
Initial clothes Yellow Bolero*
Melon Gingham Shirt*
Appearances Doubutsu no Mori,
Doubutsu no Mori+,
Animal Crossing,
Doubutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Gwen (ポーラ, Pōra, Paula) is a snooty penguin villager in the Animal Crossing series. Gwen's name is a play on Penguin. Her Japanese name can also be read as "polar", referencing the cold climates associated with penguins.



Gwen is a white and dark purple penguin. She has dark purple hair and black eyes, with light violet mascara. Her beak and feet are yellow-orange. Her initial outfit used to be a Yellow Bolero, but starting in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, is a Melon Gingham Shirt.


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

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Gwen is a snooty villager. She can be extremely friendly once she has befriended the player, but will be rude at first. This eventually changes - she will become more hospitable, though, of course, she will still come out with some snooty remarks and cheeky comments, for that is her personality and she just cannot help it. Gwen loves writing to the player and having a chat round the town, if he or she does become close to her she will happily give the player her photo.


In New Leaf[edit]

GwenPicACNL.png Mind your manners, or someone else will.
Siblings Second of four
Skill Skimming books
Goal CEO
Fear Mummy Mask
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Ornate
Smallxmark.png Flashy
Color Purple
Type Blend
Milk A little bit
Sugar One spoonful
Ideal Gifts for Gwen – Purple Ornate Items
Name Price Available From
Beaded Shirt 420 Ables (All)
Corseted Shirt 400 Ables (All)
Blue Lace-Up Dress 700 Ables (All)
Frock Coat 1,000 Ables (All)
More Purple Items More Ornate Items


Her house has a musical theme, featuring much of the Musical Instruments set. She also has a phonograph playing "Café K.K.," a Classic Buffet, a Classic Clock, possibly some of the House Plant Set, and other classic items. Gwen also favors white furniture and blue furniture. She has a Round Carpet and a Cityscape Wall. She likes to change her theme sometimes, which may mean she will ask the player to find her some furniture.

Card profiles[edit]

Happy Home Designer amiibo Card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#125 Gwen - Series 2
Type: Penguin
Star sign: Aquarius
Birthday: January 23rd
Dice value: 5
Hand sign: Paper
Gwen amiibo JP.png
124 Harry List of amiibo cards
#125 Gwen
126 Coach

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Fabiola Feminine name meaning "one who grows beans"
French Gwen -