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Album cover in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Live Performance
Mood Laid-back
Owned by
Genre Abstractro
Instruments Accordion
Synth bells
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 생각 중
 De denker

"Pondering" is a K.K. Slider song that first appears in Doubutsu no Mori e+. It is very slow and has frequent pauses, making it feel like one is pondering or thinking about something very carefully.

Album cover[edit]

Album cover in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

The album cover for "Pondering" features K.K. Slider in a pose similar to that of Auguste Rodin's famous statue, The Thinker. The black background has a grid of red question marks of varying thicknesses and shapes. This continues into New Leaf and New Horizons, although the latter has K.K. slightly saturated.


In Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori e+, "Pondering" can only be requested and obtained from K.K. Slider if its e-Reader card is scanned at the Town Tune board. "Pondering" is not played in any villagers' houses. The aircheck version of the live performance can be obtained by speaking to Timmy after scanning the card.

In Wild World and City Folk[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk, "Pondering" is played in Monty's house.

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, "Pondering" is played in the houses of Claude, Cobb, Doc, Monty, and Murphy. It also plays in Pascal's RV, and a music box of the song's aircheck is placed inside of it.

K.K. Slider has the aircheck of the song's live performance placed as a piece of furniture inside of his RV.

In New Horizons[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, "Pondering" is played in the houses of Caroline, Claude, Cobb, Del, Doc, Hopkins, and Petri. The aircheck of this song can be obtained from one of these villagers after visiting their house by their favor. This song's aircheck can also be purchased in Nook Shopping daily selection for  3,200 Bells.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise, "Pondering" is played in the houses of Chevre, Cobb, Frobert, Lolly, and Mott.

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, "Pondering" is played in the houses of Chevre, Cobb, Ken, Lolly, and Mott.



Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese かんがえちゅう

Korean 생각 중
Saeng-gak jung

Simplified Chinese 思考中
Sīkǎo zhōng

Russian Размышления

Dutch De denker The thinker

German Nachdenklich Contemplative

European Spanish Sopesando Ponder

European French Réfléchir Think

Italian Pensando Thinking