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"Tread on a worm, and it will turn."
— Nat, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Welcome amiibo, and New Horizons
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Nat chm
Nat NLWa.png
Species Gender
Chameleon Male
Birthday July 25th Leo
Role Bug-Off host
Main appearances

Other appearances
Name in other languages

Nat is a chameleon who appears in Animal Crossing: City Folk and returns in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. He can be found hosting the Bug-Off event in the player's town. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, his role of hosting the Bug-Off was replaced by his son Flick.

Like Chip, he speaks with a cranky villager's voice (deep and masculine). He has small spectacles that sit on the end of his nose, similar to the style of an explorer who searches for new creatures, such as insects, mammals, etc. He also wears explorer clothing, which goes with his explorer appearance, and he carries a blue net which cannot be obtained during the game and is an item unique to him. Nat's name could either be related to "net," which he uses, or "gnat," a type of bug. Unlike Chip, Nat does not eat the bugs, but it is implied that he does, as he calls the bugs scrumptious and delectable, and he makes slurping noises after receiving a bug. Despite this, he denies this and says that he is keeping them for purely scientific reasons.


In City Folk[edit]

During the Bug-Off in City Folk, Nat pitches a green and white tent outside the town hall at 9 AM. He waits for players and villagers to bring him different types of bugs and rates them according to rarity, luster, color, and size, and then gives them a mark using an unknown point system. For each insect players give him that is rated highly and breaks the first place record, players receive an item of furniture. Any insects given to him will not be returned, whether they win or not. He picks the winner at 6 PM, giving a total of nine hours to find insects.

The winner with the highest rating insect wins a trophy, which is sent to them in the mail by Nat for the next day; a message written by him then appears on the bulletin board.

In New Leaf[edit]

Nat continues his role in New Leaf, with a few differences. He now presents an awards ceremony, hands out trophies to the top three competitors, gives furniture from the Insect Set for record-breaking entries scoring at least 80 points, and rewards the player a Golden Net if they catch every type of bug.

In New Horizons[edit]

Nat's Poster in New Horizons.

While initially absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Nat was added in an update on November 4, 2021, showing up if the player scans his amiibo card in The Roost. A photo of him can also be seen on the billboard in the laboratory-chamber of the museum's bug section. Interacting with it can show the date of donation of few bugs, like the Flea or the Paper Kite Butterfly.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise, Nat can be found outside Paradise Planning requesting to give a lecture at the School. After doing so, the player will be able to use bugs they have in their inventory to decorate the yards of any client.

Additionally, Nat's Poster can be obtained from Nook Shopping after inviting him to Photopia via his amiibo.

In amiibo Festival[edit]

In Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival, Nat comes during the warmer months to host the Bug-Off. He will judge bugs brought to him by the player, and the winner is awarded 20 Happy Points.

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Nat appears as a collectible trophy.




Description NTSC-U: Bugs are like the cream in his tea, the jam on his scone! This old chameleon tasks you with catching him some bugs—for science, really! That lip smacking was just his excitement for! Go on—find some delectable specimens, won't you? Points and prizes await!

PAL: Bugs are like the cream in his tea, the jam on his scone! This old chameleon wants you to catch him some bugs - for science, of course. Think you heard him smacking his lips? Preposterous! Just be a good sport and catch him a delectable specimen, will you, old bean? And, anyway, there are points and prizes in it for you!
Acquisition Random

Villager information[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Tread on a worm, and it will turn.

Nat's Happy Home Designer icon

Example of Nat's Happy Home Designer house
Official example
Birthday July 25 Leo
Default umbrella Green Umbrella HHD Icon.png Green Umbrella
House request
Client's vision I'll leave it up to you!
Favorite song  K.K. Calypso
Unlocked items
  •  Firefly Lamp
  •  Caterpillar Sofa
  •  K.K. Calypso
  •  Nat's Pic
  • Clothing:
  •  Green Umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Nat's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    RV in Welcome amiibo[edit]

    Exterior of Nat's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Interior of Nat's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Description: The biggest bug fan around, Nat is known for intellectual digestion-er, discussion of the insect kingdom. He travels the world in search of new bugs.
    Autumn-Leaf Chair NL Model.png Autumn-Leaf Chair Leaf Bed NL Model.png Leaf Bed
    Pile of Leaves NL Model.png Pile of Leaves Potted Ivy NL Model.png Potted Ivy
    Sparrow's Nest NL Model.png Sparrow's Nest Sprout Table NL Model.png Sprout Table
    Tree Standee NL Model.png Tree Standee
    Wallpaper: Jungle Wall NL Model.png Jungle Wall
    Floor: Jungle Floor NL Model.png Jungle Floor
    Music: My Place NL Texture.png My Place

    "Order furniture" in Nat's RV

    Item Image Type Buy price Sell price Available from Colors HHA theme Style Customizable Size
    Jungle Wall Jungle Wall NL Model.png Wallpaper  3 MEOW Coupons -  Nat's RV
    - - - - -
    Jungle Floor Jungle Floor NL Model.png Flooring  3 MEOW Coupons  400 Bells  Museum Shop
     Nat's RV
    - - - - -
    Autumn-Leaf Chair Autumn-Leaf Chair NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  1,110 Bells DLC
     Nat's RV
    Orange (x2) Rustic - No 1.0 x 1.0
    Leaf Bed Leaf Bed NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  1,050 Bells DLC
     Nat's RV
    Green (x2) Rustic - No 2.0 x 1.0
    Pile of Leaves Pile of Leaves NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  100 Bells DLC
     Nat's RV
    Yellow / Brown Rustic - No 1.0 x 1.0
    Potted Ivy Potted Ivy NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  200 Bells  Nat's RV
     Timmy and Tommy's store
    Green (x2) Rustic Basic No 1.0 x 1.0
    Sparrow's Nest Sparrow's Nest NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  300 Bells  Campground
     Nat's RV
    Gray / Brown Rustic Iconic No 1.0 x 1.0
    Sprout Table Sprout Table NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  1,030 Bells DLC
     Nat's RV
    Green (x2) Rustic - No 2.0 x 1.0
    Tree Standee Tree Standee NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  300 Bells  Nat's RV
    - - - No 2.0 x 1.0
    The player can only order from campers up to three times per day. The items arrive via mail.
    Includes data sourced from this Item Spreadsheet, compiled by TimeSword3D, AlexBot2004, AlgebraManiacABC, Chubby Bub, Cuyler, HylianAngel, Kalina70, PanchamBro, SuperHamster, and vmario.

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Client's vision Vacation-Home Concept
    Unlocked items

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    115 Nat amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo card back.png

    #115 Nat - Series 2
    Star sign: Leo
    Birthday: July 25
    Dice value: 3
    Hand sign: Paper



    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese カメヤマさん
    Mr. Kameyama, from カメレオン kamereon (chameleon) and 亀山 Kameyama (place name or toponymic surname).

    Korean 멜레옹
    From 카멜레온 kamelleon and 옹 (翁) ong (old man), referring to his age.

    Simplified Chinese
    Traditional Chinese
    龙山先生 / 龍山先生
    Lóngshān Xiānshēng
    Mr. Longshan, similar to his Japanese name but with the initial character changed to 龍/龙 lóng (here a reptile name suffix) from 變色龍/变色龙 (chameleon).

    Russian Нат
    Transliteration of his English name.

    Dutch Nat Same as his English name.

    German Carleon From Chamäleon (chameleon).

    European Spanish Papilo From "Papilas gustativas" (taste buds), as he enjoys eating the insects given to him, and possibly "Papillon" (French for butterfly).

    European French Djarod -

    Italian Gustavo Male given name that puns on "gustare" (to taste), referring to his talking about how tasty the insects are.