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For the villager whose German name is Klaus, see Vic.

Artwork of Klaus the Bear
Species Personality Gender
Bear Smug Male
Birthday March 31st Aries
Favorite saying "Pride goes before a fall."
Catchphrase "strudel"
Clothing Gold-armor suit[nb 1]
Toga (Red)[nb 2]
Umbrella Spider umbrella[nb 3]
Two-tone umbrella[nb 4]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 クマロス[nb 5]
 곰도로스[nb 8]
 熊战士[nb 6]
 熊戰士[nb 7]
 Клаус[nb 9]
Phrase in other languages

Klaus is a smug bear villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and has appeared in all subsequent games. His name, a Greek given name, is likely derived from his Ancient-Greek appearance and house interior.

In New Horizons, Klaus 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 Klaus from New Leaf.

Klaus is a light blue bear. His cheeks, belly, paws, and tail are all pale aqua. The inside of his ears and his nose are black, and he has small blue eyes. He has blond hair and also appears to wear yellow arm rings and gladiator sandals.


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

Klaus has a smug personality, which means he is friendly and polite. Occasionally, he will flirt with the player, regardless of their gender. He also has numerous hobbies, such as dancing and collecting bottle caps. Although he is generally kind, he can also come off as conceited. Klaus gets along with any villager regardless of their personality. He will fall asleep at 2:00 AM and wakes up at 8:30 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

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

Pride goes before a fall.



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
March 31 Aries Smug strudel
Default clothing Gold-Armor Suit NL Model.png Gold-armor suit
Default umbrella Spider Umbrella NL Model.png Spider umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Historical
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Cute
Favorite color
Siblings Eldest of 7 kids
Skill Debating
Goal Politician
Halloween fear Ghost Mask NL Model.png Ghost mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blue Mountain
Amount of milk A little bit
Amount of sugar One spoonful

In New Horizons[edit]

Pride goes before a fall.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
March 31 Aries Smug (A) strudel
Default clothing Toga (Red) NH Icon.png Toga (Red)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Blue) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Blue) & Rain Hat (Black) NH Icon.png rain hat (Black)
  • During snow: Short Peacoat (Gray) NH Icon.png Short peacoat (Gray) & Knit Hat (Gray) NH Icon.png knit hat (Gray)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: Pajama Dress (Gray) NH Icon.png Pajama dress (Gray)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Red)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (White) NH Icon.png Tank (White)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Red)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Red)
  • Bunny Day: Earth-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Earth-egg outfit  & Earth-Egg Shell NH Icon.png earth-egg shell
  • Halloween: Magic-Academy Robe (White) NH Icon.png Magic-academy robe (White) & Impish Horns (White) NH Icon.png impish horns (White)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Monotone) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Monotone)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Red) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Waistcoat (Gray) NH Icon.png Waistcoat (Gray)[nb 10]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Waistcoat (Gray) NH Icon.png Waistcoat (Gray) & Top Hat (Black) NH Icon.png top hat (Black)[nb 11]

  • Happy Home Paradise DLC exclusive clothing:
  • As a student for the school: School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png School uniform with necktie (Navy blue)
  • As the teacher for the school: Checkered Sweater Vest (Light Brown) NH Icon.png Checkered sweater vest (Light brown) & Rimmed Glasses (Black) NH Icon.png rimmed glasses (Black)
  • As the cashier/employee for the restaurant: Café Uniform (Black) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Black)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: Chef's Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Red) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Pink) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Pink)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital: Nurse's Jacket (White) NH Icon.png Nurse's jacket (White)
  • As the doctor for the hospital: Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's coat (Red necktie)
  • As a patient for the hospital: Pajama Dress (Gray) NH Icon.png Pajama dress (Gray)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop: Staff Uniform (Blue) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Blue)
  • While practicing hula: Hula Top (Red) NH Icon.png Hula top (Red) & Hibiscus Hairpin (White) NH Icon.png hibiscus hairpin (White)
  • While floating in the ocean: Horizontal-Striped Wet Suit (Red) NH Icon.png Horizontal-striped wet suit (Red) & Retro Shades (Gray) NH Icon.png retro shades (Gray)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: DJ KK Logo Tee (Neon Orange) NH Icon.png DJ KK logo tee (Neon orange)[nb 12] & Neon Shades (Orange & Lime) NH Icon.png neon shades (Orange & lime)
  • Default umbrella Two-Tone Umbrella NH Icon.png Two-tone umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Red) NH Model.png  Red
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Cool - Fabric 14) NH Model.png  Cool - Fabric 14
    Favorite style Simple
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Education
    Handheld items
    Bag Veggie-print Bag NH Model.png Veggie-print
    Book Education Book Interior NH Texture.png Novel
    Food Chocolate donut Food NH Model.png Chocolate donut
    Drink Tea can or yellow mug Drink NH Model.png Tea can or yellow mug
    Popsicle Orange Popsicle NH Model.png Orange
    Ideal clothing for Klaus – Gray / White 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
    Apron (Gray) Apron (Gray) NH Icon.png  840 Bells  Able Sisters
    Argyle vest (Gray) Argyle Vest (Gray) NH Icon.png  1,440 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Cardigan-shirt combo (Gray) Cardigan-Shirt Combo (Gray) NH Icon.png  840 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Career jacket (Gray) Career Jacket (Gray) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Able Sisters
    Checkered sweater vest (Gray) Checkered Sweater Vest (Gray) NH Icon.png  1,440 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Cook's coat (Gray) Cook's Coat (Gray) NH Icon.png  1,760 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Fishing waders (Gray) Fishing Waders (Gray) NH Icon.png  2,000 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Kung-fu tee (White) Kung-Fu Tee (White) NH Icon.png  1,800 Bells  Able Sisters
    Pajama dress (Gray) Pajama Dress (Gray) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    PJ outfit (Gray) PJ Outfit (Gray) NH Icon.png  1,050 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Snowy knit cap (White) Snowy Knit Cap (White) NH Icon.png  700 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Snowy sweater (Gray) Snowy Sweater (Gray) NH Icon.png  1,450 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Striped tank (Gray) Striped Tank (Gray) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Stylish jumpsuit (Gray) Stylish Jumpsuit (Gray) NH Icon.png  2,100 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Sweater on shirt (Gray) Sweater on Shirt (Gray) NH Icon.png  960 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Sweater-vest (Gray) Sweater-Vest (Gray) NH Icon.png  1,400 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Tailored jacket (Gray) Tailored Jacket (Gray) NH Icon.png  1,400 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Vertical-stripes shirt (Gray) Vertical-Stripes Shirt (Gray) NH Icon.png  960 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Waistcoat (Gray) Waistcoat (Gray) NH Icon.png  1,750 Bells  Able Sisters
    More Gray Items
    More White Items
    More Simple Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble Sometimes I want to go back to an ancient, classical era...
    Client's vision A Life in Antiquity
    Required items Aquarius Urn
    Ruined Arch
    Favorite song  K.K. Casbah
    Unlocked items


    In New Leaf[edit]

    In New Horizons[edit]

    Exterior of Klaus's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Klaus's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #2
    Roof:  Beige thatch roof
    Siding:  Light-blue cobblestones
    Door:  White fancy door
    Wall:  Stately Wall
    Floor:  Stone Tile
    Music:  K.K. Sonata

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Klaus shares an identical client's vision with Flip, involving "an ancient bathhouse," although they have different required items.

    Pride goes before a fall.

    Klaus's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Klaus's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    March 31 Aries Smug strudel
    Default clothing Gold-Armor Suit HHD Icon.png Gold-armor suit
    Umbrella Spider Umbrella HHD Icon.png Spider umbrella
    House request
    Thought bubble I need someone to build an ancient bathhouse in the middle of my room.
    Client's vision An ancient bathhouse.
    Required items Bathtub
    Corinthian post
    Statue fountain
    Favorite song  Space K.K.
    Unlocked items
  •  Bathtub
  •  Statue fountain
  •  Outdoor bath
  •  Mouth of Truth
  •  Pantheon post
  •  Ionian post
  •  Corinthian post
  •  Broken post
  •  Gallant statue
  •  Space K.K.
  •  Klaus's pic
  • Interior:
  •  Stone wall
  •  Palace wall
  •  Bathhouse wall
  •  Bath tile
  •  Palace tile
  • Clothing:
  •  Gold-armor suit
  •  Toga
  •  Gold-armor pants
  •  Roman helmet
  •  Gold-armor shoes
  •  Gladiator sandals
  •  Spider umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Klaus's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In amiibo Festival[edit]



    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    March 31 Aries Smug strudel
    Clothing Gold-Armor Suit HHD Icon.png Gold-armor suit
    Umbrella Spider Umbrella HHD Icon.png Spider umbrella
    amiibo card traits
    Dice value 2
    Hand sign Rock
    Desert Island Escape traits
    Movement Desert Island Escape movement icon.png ×4
    Hunger Desert Island Escape hunger icon.png ×2
    Vision Desert Island Escape vision icon.png ×3
    Favorite fruit Desert Island Escape favorite fruit icon.png Apple

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Klaus was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on June 18, 2019.[1]

    Pride goes before a fall.


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    March 31 Aries Smug strudel
    Default clothing Gold-armor suit
    Description Klaus has a lot of hobbies and enjoys dabbling in many a field. He fancies himself a jack-of-all-trades. It's too bad he's a master of none.
    Preferred theme Historical
    Primary reward Paper
    Version added 2.4.0c
    Date unlocked June 18, 2019
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Anabelle and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Gold-armor suit
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Bathtub (Marble)
    Level 20 Klaus's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 13] Sparkle stones

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    257 Klaus amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #257 Klaus - Series 3
    Star sign: Aries
    Birthday: March 31
    Dice value: 2
    Hand sign: Rock



    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese クマロス
    Kumallus; from くま (kuma, bear) and likely from Mallus or specifically Crates of Mallus, relating to his Greek look

    Korean 곰도로스
    Similar to his Japanese name

    Simplified Chinese 熊战士
    Xióng zhànshì
    Bear warrior

    Traditional Chinese 熊戰士
    Bear warrior

    Russian Клаус
    From English name

    Dutch Klaus Same as English name

    German Grischa Slavic diminutive of Gregory

    European Spanish Gruñerto Combination of gruñir, meaning "to growl," and the name Roberto

    European French Klaus Same as English name

    Italian Maciste From Maciste, a famous Italian cinema character

    See also[edit]


    1. Prior to New Horizons
    2. New Horizons
    3. Prior to New Horizons
    4. New Horizons
    5. Kumarosu
    6. Xióng zhànshì
    7. Xióng zhànshì
    8. Gomdoross
    9. Klaus
    10. Klaus's headwear during the Countdown can either be the New Year's silk hat or the New Year's hat, each rotating every year. The hat's variation will vary depending on what variations Tom Nook is selling at his stand.
    11. If it is Klaus's birthday, his headwear will be replaced with the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    12. If it is DJ KK's first time performing on the archipelago, Klaus will instead wear a Paradise Planning event tee (Red variation)
    13. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, and 75


    1. Bri Bri (June 18, 2019). "New Animals Are Here!". Japanese Nintendo. Retrieved October 27, 2020.