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For the villager whose Japanese name is Ken, see Dobie.

Type of Chicken villager Ken chn13
Artwork of Ken the Chicken
Species Personality Gender
Chicken Smug Male
Birthday December 23rd Capricorn
Favorite saying "C'est la vie!"
Catchphrase "no doubt"
Clothing Ninja Costume (Dark Blue)[nb 1]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Names in other languages
 クロベエ[nb 2]
 오골[nb 5]
 乌骨鸡[nb 3]
 烏骨雞[nb 4]
 Кен[nb 6]
Phrase in other languages
 pôt pôt
 это точно

Ken is a smug chicken villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and has appeared in all subsequent games except Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. He is the only smug chicken in the series. His favorite saying, "C'est la vie!", is French for "that is life." His name is likely derived from "shuriken" since he initially wears a Ninja Costume. His name may also be a reference to the last part of his species name.

In New Horizons, Ken has the education hobby and can be seen wearing Rimmed Glasses, reading a novel while outside, and using a magnifying glass when near certain objects.



Artwork of Ken from New Leaf.

Ken is a black chicken with blue highlights, and teal lines separating the blue parts of his body from the black parts. He has pink circles on his cheeks, making him appear to be blushing. His eyes are simple white eyes with black pupils. His beak is a light yellow, and his feet are light yellow with darker stripes. Ken is similar in appearance to a ninja, or a person skilled in the Japanese art of ninjutsu. He could also be based off of the Svart Hona breed of chicken.


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

Ken is a Smug villager, meaning he will come off as gentleman-like and polite. Smug villagers seem to be a mix between some personalities, and are kind, lively but can come off as conceited. Regardless of gender, they will occasionally flirt with the player. Smug villagers cannot be a starter villager, and can only move in after the player becomes mayor. They wake up at 8:30 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Ken cannot be one of the starting villagers in the player's town.

C'est la vie!



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
December 23 Capricorn Smug no doubt
Default clothing Ninja Shirt NL Model.png Ninja Shirt
Default umbrella Bat Umbrella NL Model.png Bat Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Iconic
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Cute
Favorite color
Siblings Fifth of 6 kids
Skill Clearing my plate
Goal Architect
Halloween fear Monster Mask NL Model.png Monster Mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blue Mountain
Amount of milk The regular amount
Amount of sugar Two spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

C'est la vie!


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
December 23 Capricorn Smug (A) no doubt
Default clothing Ninja Costume (Dark Blue) NH Icon.png Ninja Costume (Dark Blue)
Default umbrella Paper Parasol NH Icon.png Paper Parasol
Default phone  Default Phone Case (Black) NH Model.png  Black
Final phone  Phone Case (Traditional 1 - Fabric 12) NH Model.png  Traditional 1 - Fabric 12
Favorite styles Cool and Simple
Favorite colors
Hobby Education
Carried bag Paper Bag NH Model.png Paper
Book Education Book Interior NH Texture.png Novel
Food Lollipop Food NH Model.png Lollipop
Drink Soda can Drink NH Model.png Soda can
Popsicle Ramune-soda Popsicle NH Model.png Ramune-soda
Ideal clothing for Ken – Purple / Blue Cool and Simple clothing
Villagers prefer clothing that matches any one of their favorite colors or styles.
For brevity, the following list only shows clothing that matches both favorite colors and one favorite style.
Name Image Price Available from
After-School Jacket (Blue) After-School Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,050 Bells  Able Sisters
After-School Jacket (Purple) After-School Jacket (Purple) NH Icon.png  1,050 Bells  Able Sisters
Long Chenille Cardigan (Blue) Long Chenille Cardigan (Blue) NH Icon.png  2,000 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Plaid Puffed-Sleeve Shirt (Dreamy Plaid) Plaid Puffed-Sleeve Shirt (Dreamy Plaid) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Printed Fleece Sweater (Blue) Printed Fleece Sweater (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,260 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Robot Hero Tee (Purple) Robot Hero Tee (Purple) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Space Parka (Blue) Space Parka (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Stellar Jumpsuit (Blue) Stellar Jumpsuit (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,600 Bells  Able Sisters
Yodel Sweater (Light Gray) Yodel Sweater (Light Gray) NH Icon.png  1,440 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
More Purple Items
More Blue Items
More Cool Items
More Simple Items

In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

Thought bubble I want a home that shows off how cool samurai are!
Client's vision A Dojo for Ninjas and Samurai
Required items Samurai Suit
Favorite song  K.K. Khoomei
Unlocked items
Other items:


In New Leaf[edit]

Exterior of Ken's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Interior of Ken's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
 Hearth  Tatami Bed
 Tea Tansu  Black Katana
 White Katana  Ninja Sword
 Pine Bonsai  Tea Table
 Circle Banner  Paper Lantern
 Phonograph  Ogre Mask
Wall:  Mortar Wall
Floor:  Slate Flooring
Music:  Comrade K.K.

In New Horizons[edit]

Exterior of Ken's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Interior of Ken's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Shape: House shape #3
Roof:  Blue Tile Roof
Siding:  Standard Zen Exterior
Door:  Blue Latticework Door
Wall:  Standard Tearoom Wall
Floor:  Tatami
Music:  K.K. Rally

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
Example of Ken's Happy Home Designer house
Official example
Ken's Happy Home Designer icon
C'est la vie!
Thought bubble I want a room dedicated to the coolness of the martial artists known as ninja.
Client's vision A ninja hideout.
Required items White Katana
Black Katana
Ninja Sword
Favorite song  Pondering
Unlocked items
  •  Zen Streetlight
  •  Zen Clock
  •  Tall Garden Rock
  •  Garden Rock
  •  Zen Garden
  •  Paper Lantern
  •  Blossom Lantern
  •  Black Katana
  •  White Katana
  •  Ninja Sword
  •  Pondering
  •  Ken's Pic
  •  Ogre Mask
  •  Female Mask
  •  Elder Mask
  • Interior:
  •  Rock-Garden Rug
  •  Exotic Wall
  •  Gold Screen Wall
  •  Red-Carpet Floor
  • Clothing:
  •  Ninja Shirt
  •  Ninja Pants
  •  Ninja Hood
  •  Ninja Sandals
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Ken's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    225 Ken amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo card back.png

    #225 Ken - Series 3
    Star sign: Capricorn
    Birthday: December 23
    Dice value: 1
    Hand sign: Rock


    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese クロベエ
    From "黒 (kuro)," meaning "black"

    Korean 오골
    From "오골계 (ogolgye)," Korean name for "silkie" (a breed of chicken known for their black skin)

    Simplified Chinese
    Traditional Chinese
    乌骨鸡 / 烏骨雞
    Wū gǔ jī
    Silky fowl

    Russian Кен
    From English name

    Dutch Ken Same as English name

    German Hannes -

    European Spanish Pichón -

    European French Ken Same as English name

    Italian Alligalli -

    See also[edit]


    1. Called Ninja Shirt prior to New Horizons
    2. Kurobē
    3. Wū gǔ jī
    4. Wū gǔ jī
    5. Ogol
    6. Ken