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For the villager whose French name is Marcel, see Rod.

Type of Dog villager Marcel dog15
Artwork of Marcel the Dog
Species Personality Gender
Dog Lazy Male
Birthday December 31st Capricorn
Favorite saying "There's not a dog so bad that he won't wag his tail."
Catchphrase "non"
Clothing Chichi-print tee[nb 1]
Sea hanten shirt (Dark blue)[nb 2]
Umbrella Busted umbrella[nb 3]
Paper parasol[nb 4]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 もんじゃ[nb 5]
 에드워드[nb 8]
 文字烧[nb 6]
 文字燒[nb 7]
 Марсель[nb 9]
Phrase in other languages
 snif snif
 mais non

Marcel is a lazy dog villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Animal Crossing: City Folk and has appeared in all subsequent games. His catchphrase, "non," means "no" in French, and combined with his name and appearance, may reference the famous French mime, Marcel Marceau.

In New Horizons, Marcel has the play hobby and can run around with his arms extended at any time, rather than only outside Resident Services during a scripted activity with a group of villagers.



Artwork of Marcel from City Folk.

Marcel is a dark green dog with a painted white face, which resembles a mime's makeup or a Japanese festival mask. His Japanese-themed clothing and home suggest the latter more than the former. He has rounded yellow eyes with large pupils, and an orange nose with red whiskers.


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

As a lazy villager, Marcel has a relaxed, laid-back lifestyle and will appear friendly toward the player. He often talks about food and is humorous or naïve during conversations. During conversations with other villagers, he generally gets along well with peppy, smug, and cranky villagers, while snooty and jock villagers may not get along with him due to their conflicting lifestyles. In New Horizons, Marcel goes to sleep at 11 PM and wakes up at 8 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In City Folk[edit]

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Marcel cannot be one of the starting villagers in the player's town.

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
December 31 Capricorn Lazy non
Default clothing Chichi Print CF Model.png Chichi Print
Default umbrella Busted Umbrella CF Model.png Busted Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite clothing style Refined
Smallxmark.png Least favorite clothing style Fresh
Favorite furniture styles Dignified and Retro
Favorite furniture color
Favorite series Regal Series

In New Leaf[edit]

There's not a dog so bad that he won't wag his tail.



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
December 31 Capricorn Lazy non
Default clothing Chichi-Print Tee NL Model.png Chichi-print tee
Default umbrella Busted Umbrella NL Model.png Busted umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Iconic
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Cute
Favorite color
Siblings Second of 5 kids
Skill Eating frequently
Goal Artist
Halloween fear Mummy Mask NL Model.png Mummy mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Mocha
Amount of milk The regular amount
Amount of sugar Two spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

There's not a dog so bad that he won't wag his tail.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
December 31 Capricorn Lazy (B) non
Default clothing Sea Hanten Shirt (Dark Blue) NH Icon.png Sea hanten shirt (Dark blue)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Blue) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Blue) & Bamboo Hat NH Icon.png bamboo hat
  • During snow: Peacoat (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png Peacoat (Navy blue) & Snowy Knit Cap (Green) NH Icon.png snowy knit cap (Green)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Green) & Terry-Cloth Nightcap (Green) NH Icon.png terry-cloth nightcap (Green)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png Tank (Navy blue)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green) & Denim Cap (Blue) NH Icon.png denim cap (Blue)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green) & Explorer's Hat (Avocado) NH Icon.png explorer's hat (Avocado)
  • Bunny Day: Leaf-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Leaf-egg outfit  & Leaf-Egg Shell NH Icon.png leaf-egg shell
  • Halloween: Flashy Animal Costume (Green) NH Icon.png Flashy animal costume (Green) & Flashy Round-Ear Animal Hat (Green) NH Icon.png flashy round-ear animal hat (Green)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Cream) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Cream)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Green) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Tailcoat (White) NH Icon.png Tailcoat (White)[nb 10]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Tailcoat (White) NH Icon.png Tailcoat (White) & Top Hat (Blue) NH Icon.png top hat (Blue)[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 (Green) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Green)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: Chef's Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Green) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Aquamarine) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Aquamarine)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital: Nurse's Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png Nurse's jacket (Blue)
  • 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: PJ Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Green)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop: Staff Uniform (Blue) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Blue)
  • While practicing hula: Pineapple Aloha Shirt (Green) NH Icon.png Pineapple aloha shirt (Green) & Vine Crown NH Icon.png vine crown
  • While floating in the ocean: Leaf-Print Wet Suit (Green) NH Icon.png Leaf-print wet suit (Green) & Retro Shades (Green) NH Icon.png retro shades (Green)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: Paradise Planning Event Tee (Green) NH Icon.png Paradise Planning event tee (Green) & Tropical Turban (Green) NH Icon.png tropical turban (Green)
  • Default umbrella Paper Parasol NH Icon.png Paper parasol
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Beige) NH Model.png  Beige
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Traditional 1 - Fabric 3) NH Model.png  Traditional 1 - Fabric 3
    Favorite styles Simple and Cool
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Play
    Handheld items
    Bag Veggie-print Bag NH Model.png Veggie-print
    Book Play Book Interior NH Texture.png Comic
    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 Marcel – Green / Blue Simple and Cool 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
    Concierge uniform (Green) Concierge Uniform (Green) NH Icon.png  1,920 Bells  Able Sisters
    Conductor's cap (Blue) Conductor's Cap (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Conductor's jacket (Blue) Conductor's Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,960 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Coveralls with arm covers (Green) Coveralls with Arm Covers (Green) NH Icon.png  1,600 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Dotted raincoat (Blue) Dotted Raincoat (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,600 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Farmer overalls (Green) Farmer Overalls (Green) NH Icon.png  1,600 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Flashy animal costume (Green) Flashy Animal Costume (Green) NH Icon.png  1,700 Bells  Able Sisters
    Hikoboshi outfit Hikoboshi Outfit NH Icon.png  2,500 Bells  Nook Shopping
    Maxi shirtdress (Green) Maxi Shirtdress (Green) NH Icon.png  2,000 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Meme shirt (Blue) Meme Shirt (Blue) NH Icon.png  960 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Neon shades (Lime & purple) Neon Shades (Lime & Purple) NH Icon.png  1,760 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Power suit (Blue) Power Suit (Blue) NH Icon.png  3,780 Bells  Able Sisters
    Sleeved apron (Green) Sleeved Apron (Green) NH Icon.png  960 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Viking top (Blue) Viking Top (Blue) NH Icon.png  2,500 Bells  Able Sisters
    More Green Items
    More Blue Items
    More Simple Items
    More Cool Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble I want a bathroom with a view of a pretty yard.
    Client's vision Luxury Bathroom with a View
    Required items Squat Toilet
    Shoji Divider
    Garden Rock
    Favorite song  K.K. Jongara
    Unlocked items
    Other items:


    In City Folk[edit]

    Interior of Marcel's house in Animal Crossing: City Folk
     Lucky Cat (x2)  Samurai Suit
     Lefty Lucky Cat (x2)  Hearth
    Wall:  Tea-Room Wall
    Floor:  Tatami
    Music: Comrade K.K.

    In New Leaf[edit]

    In New Horizons[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if Marcel is one of the villagers who moved in during the main storyline after the villager house development quest, his house will have a combination of non-craftable furniture, plus items crafted by players during the island development storyline, primarily from the Log Series and applicable native fruit sets. He cannot have his initial house interior unless he moves out of the player's island or the Happy Home Paradise DLC is purchased, in which either the player or Isabelle can reset the interior.

    Exterior of Marcel's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Marcel's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #3
    Roof:  Gray stone-weighted roof
    Siding:  Plain zen exterior
    Door:  Brown latticework door
    Wall:  Modern Shoji-Screen Wall
    Floor:  Rush Tatami
    Music:  Comrade K.K.

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    There's not a dog so bad that he won't wag his tail.

    Marcel's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Marcel's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    December 31 Capricorn Lazy non
    Default clothing Chichi-Print Tee HHD Icon.png Chichi-print tee
    Umbrella Busted Umbrella HHD Icon.png Busted umbrella
    House request
    Thought bubble I want my bathroom to be surrounded by a peaceful garden.
    Client's vision A zen-like washroom.
    Required items Super Toilet
    Glass Partition
    Garden Rock
    Favorite song  K.K. Jongara
    Unlocked items
  •  Bowl Sink
  •  Moss Ball
  •  Lotus Pond
  •  Tall Garden Rock
  •  Garden Rock
  •  Deer Scare
  •  Bamboo Fence
  •  Zen Garden
  •  K.K. Jongara
  •  Marcel's Pic
  • Interior:
  •  Mortar Wall
  •  Mossy Carpet
  • Clothing:
  •  Chichi-Print Tee
  •  Green Sandals
  •  Busted Umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Marcel's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Marcel was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on October 9, 2022.[citation needed]

    There's not a dog so bad that he won't wag his tail.


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    December 31 Capricorn Lazy non
    Default clothing Chichi-Print Tee
    Description Despite his lackadaisical demeanor, Marcel is always asking himself the tough questions. Like, "When is dinner?" Or, "Did I already have dinner?" And, "Is it wrong to eat two dinners?"
    Preferred theme Harmonious
    Primary reward Steel
    Version added 5.2.0
    Date unlocked October 9, 2022
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Flo and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Chichi-Print Tee
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Tea Table
    Level 20 Marcel's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 12] Sparkle stones

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    191 Marcel amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #191 Marcel - Series 2
    Star sign: Capricorn
    Birthday: December 31
    Dice value: 4
    Hand sign: Scissors


    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese もんじゃ
    May be derived from "monjayaki," a savory Japanese dish popular in Tokyo

    Korean 에드워드

    Simplified Chinese 文字烧
    Wénzì Shāo

    Traditional Chinese 文字燒

    Russian Марсель
    From English name

    Dutch Marcel Same as English name

    German Ronaldo -

    European Spanish Eto -

    European French Ismaël French variant of "Ishmael"

    Italian Giosuè Italian male name corresponding to "Josh"

    See also[edit]


    1. Prior to New Horizons, called "chichi print" in City Folk, includes Pocket Camp appearance after New Horizons
    2. New Horizons
    3. Prior to New Horizons
    4. New Horizons
    5. Monja
    6. Wénzì Shāo
    7. Wénzì Shāo
    8. Edeuwodeu
    9. Marsel`
    10. Marcel'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 Marcel's birthday, his headwear will be replaced with the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    12. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, and 65