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Type of Duck villager Quillson duk17
Artwork of Quillson the Duck
Species Personality Gender
Duck Smug Male
Birthday December 22nd Capricorn
Favorite saying "There is beauty in everything."
Catchphrase "ridukulous"
Clothing Tan puffy vest[nb 1]
Checkered muffler (White)[nb 2]
Umbrella Mint umbrella[nb 3]
Tartan-check umbrella[nb 4]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 タックン[nb 5]
 덕근[nb 8]
 何童[nb 6]
 何童[nb 7]
 Квилсон[nb 9]
Phrase in other languages
 cua cua

Quillson is a smug duck 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 duck in the series. His name comes from "quill," meaning the lower shaft of a feather, or a pen made from one. His phrase, "ridukulous," is a combination of the words "ridiculous" and "duck."

In New Horizons, Quillson has the music hobby and may sing anywhere without the need of a stereo.



Artwork of Quillson from Welcome amiibo.

Quillson is a green duck with green feathers and a pink/red beak. He has lazy-looking eyes and blond hair, with darker blue/gray freckles.


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

Quillson is a smug villager, meaning he will come off as a gentlemen and polite. Smug villagers seem to be a mix between some personalities, and are kind, lively but can come off as conceited. If the player is female, they will occasionally flirt. 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, Quillson cannot be one of the starting villagers in the player's town.

There is beauty in everything.



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
December 22 Capricorn Smug ridukulous
Default clothing Tan Puffy Vest NL Model.png Tan puffy vest
Default umbrella Mint Umbrella NL Model.png Mint umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Sporty
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Basic
Favorite color
Siblings Middle kid
Skill Skimming books
Goal Musician
Halloween fear Bug Mask NL Model.png Bug mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Kilimanjaro
Amount of milk A little bit
Amount of sugar One spoonful

In New Horizons[edit]

There is beauty in everything.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
December 22 Capricorn Smug (A) ridukulous
Default clothing Checkered Muffler (White) NH Icon.png Checkered muffler (White)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Yellow) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Yellow) & Outdoor Hat (Yellow) NH Icon.png outdoor hat (Yellow)
  • During snow: Short Peacoat (Beige) NH Icon.png Short peacoat (Beige) & Knit Hat (Ochre) NH Icon.png knit hat (Ochre)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: Pajama Dress (Gray) NH Icon.png Pajama dress (Gray)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (White) NH Icon.png Tank (White)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black)
  • Bunny Day: Wood-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Wood-egg outfit  & Wood-Egg Shell NH Icon.png wood-egg shell
  • Halloween: Magic-Academy Robe (Orange) NH Icon.png Magic-academy robe (Orange) & Mage's Striped Hat (Orange) NH Icon.png mage's striped hat (Orange)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Cream) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Cream)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Orange) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Orange) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png Chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Waistcoat (Beige) NH Icon.png Waistcoat (Beige)[nb 10]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Waistcoat (Beige) NH Icon.png Waistcoat (Beige) & Balloon Hat (Orange) NH Icon.png balloon hat (Orange)[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 (Orange) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Orange) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Cream) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Cream)
  • 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 (Yellow) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Yellow)
  • While practicing hula: Hula Top (Beige) NH Icon.png Hula top (Beige) & Hibiscus Hairpin (White) NH Icon.png hibiscus hairpin (White)
  • While floating in the ocean: Horizontal-Striped Wet Suit (Black) NH Icon.png Horizontal-striped wet suit (Black) & Round Tinted Shades (Brown) NH Icon.png round tinted shades (Brown)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: Paradise Planning Event Tee (Red) NH Icon.png Paradise Planning event tee (Red) & Neon Shades (Orange & Lime) NH Icon.png neon shades (Orange & lime)
  • Default umbrella Tartan-Check Umbrella NH Icon.png Tartan-check umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Blue) NH Model.png  Blue
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Checkered 2 - Fabric 18) NH Model.png  Checkered 2 - Fabric 18
    Favorite styles Elegant and Cool
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Music
    Handheld items
    Bag Veggie-print Bag NH Model.png Veggie-print
    Book Music Book Interior NH Texture.png Music
    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 Quillson – Beige / Orange Elegant 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
    Magic-academy robe (Orange) Magic-Academy Robe (Orange) NH Icon.png  2,040 Bells  Able Sisters
    Printed fleece sweater (Brown) Printed Fleece Sweater (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,260 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Tortoise specs (Beige) Tortoise Specs (Beige) NH Icon.png  1,040 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    More Beige Items
    More Orange Items
    More Elegant Items
    More Cool Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble I want to drop an album, so I need somewhere to record it.
    Client's vision My Own Recording Studio
    Required items Mic Stand
    Electric Guitar
    Favorite song  K.K. D&B
    Unlocked items


    In New Leaf[edit]

    In New Horizons[edit]

    Exterior of Quillson's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Quillson's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #2
    Roof:  Yellow wooden-tile roof
    Siding:  Green stucco exterior
    Door:  Yellow simple door
    Wall:  Dark Wooden-Mosaic Wall
    Floor:  Simple Purple Flooring
    Music:  K.K. Groove

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    There is beauty in everything.

    Quillson's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Quillson's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    December 22 Capricorn Smug ridukulous
    Default clothing Tan Puffy Vest HHD Icon.png Tan puffy vest
    Umbrella Mint Umbrella HHD Icon.png Mint umbrella
    House request
    Thought bubble I want to build an in-home recording studio so I can cut my own CD someday!
    Client's vision A recording studio.
    Required items Mic Stand
    Music Stand
    Favorite song  K.K. D&B
    Unlocked items
  •  Reel-to-Reel
  •  Mic Stand
  •  Silver Mic
  •  Drum Set
  •  Music Stand
  •  Speaker
  •  Sound Mixer
  •  Drinking Fountain
  •  K.K. D&B
  •  Quillson's Pic
  •  Wall-Mounted Speaker
  • Interior:
  •  Natural Wood Floor
  • Clothing:
  •  Tan Puffy Vest
  •  Beak
  •  Mint Umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Quillson's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    041 Quillson amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #041 Quillson - Series 1
    Star sign: Capricorn
    Birthday: December 22
    Dice value: 4
    Hand sign: Paper


    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese タックン
    From the English word "duck"

    Korean 덕근

    Simplified Chinese 何童
    Hé tóng
    From 河童 (Kappa)

    Russian Квилсон
    From English name

    Dutch Quillson Same as English name

    German Quentin -

    European Spanish Cuálter -

    European French Narcisse French given name, and likely a reference to the mythological character Narcissus, who was known for his beauty and fell in love with his own reflection

    Italian Verdonio -

    See also[edit]


    1. Prior to New Horizons
    2. New Horizons
    3. Prior to New Horizons
    4. New Horizons
    5. Takkun
    6. Hé tóng
    7. Hé tóng
    8. Deokgeun
    9. Kvilson
    10. Quillson'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 Quillson's birthday, his headwear will be replaced with the birthday hat (Blue variation).