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This article is about the cat villager. For the villager with a similar name, see Ruby.
For the villager whose German name is Rudi, see Buck. For French, see Flip.

Artwork of Rudy the Cat
Species Personality Gender
Cat Jock Male
Birthday December 20th Sagittarius
Favorite saying "Always land on your feet!"
Catchphrase "mush"
Clothing Red-grid tee[nb 1]
Simple parka (Yellow)[nb 2]
Umbrella Camo umbrella[nb 3]
Two-tone umbrella[nb 4]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 チャス[nb 5]
 찰스[nb 8]
 茶茶[nb 6]
 茶茶[nb 7]
 Руди[nb 9]
Phrase in other languages
 ron ron

Rudy is a jock cat villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and has appeared in all subsequent games. His name may be a reference to Rudolph, a famous fictional reindeer who has a red nose like Rudy. His favorite saying is a reference to the popular phrase "cats always land on their feet."

In New Horizons, Rudy 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 Rudy from Welcome amiibo.

Rudy is a cat whose dominant fur color ranges between brown to a dark red. He has white fur covering his face and the tips of his tail, paws, and toes. He has a bright red inner mouth. His inner ears are yellow, fading into a paler shade of the color as it goes in. Like his ears, his sclera are yellow and his pupils are black. He has a large red nose.


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

As a jock villager, Rudy is energetic and has an interest in physical fitness and activity. He often talks about exercise or sports and may brag about his physical fitness. While often friendly to the player, he may comment on their fitness. During conversations with other villagers, he generally gets along well with peppy villagers due to their similar hyper personalities and will also get along with smug villagers, while he may offend snooty villagers by critiquing their fitness and annoy cranky villagers with his hyper personality. In New Horizons, Rudy goes to sleep at 12:30 AM and wakes up at 6:30 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Always land on your feet!



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
December 20 Sagittarius Jock mush
Default clothing Red-Grid Tee NL Model.png Red-grid tee
Default umbrella Camo Umbrella NL Model.png Camo umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Sporty
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Rock 'n' roll
Favorite color
Siblings Third of 6 kids
Skill Cramming for tests
Goal Artist
Halloween fear Ghost Mask NL Model.png Ghost mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Mocha
Amount of milk A little bit
Amount of sugar One spoonful

In New Horizons[edit]

Always land on your feet!


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
December 20 Sagittarius Jock (A) mush
Default clothing Simple Parka (Yellow) NH Icon.png Simple parka (Yellow)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Red) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Red) & Rain Hat (Blue) NH Icon.png rain hat (Blue)
  • During snow: Down Jacket (Yellow) NH Icon.png Down jacket (Yellow) & Knit Hat (Green) NH Icon.png knit hat (Green)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Green) & Terry-Cloth Nightcap (Cream) NH Icon.png terry-cloth nightcap (Cream)
  • 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) & Mesh Cap (Yellow) NH Icon.png mesh cap (Yellow)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green) & Mesh Cap (Yellow) NH Icon.png mesh cap (Yellow)
  • Bunny Day: Stone-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Stone-egg outfit  & Stone-Egg Shell NH Icon.png stone-egg shell
  • Halloween: Flashy Animal Costume (Orange) NH Icon.png Flashy animal costume (Orange) & Flashy Round-Ear Animal Hat (Orange) NH Icon.png flashy round-ear animal hat (Orange)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Cream) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Cream)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Yellow) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Yellow) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Doublet (Green) NH Icon.png Doublet (Green) & Rhinestone Shades (Purple) NH Icon.png rhinestone shades (Purple)[nb 10]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Doublet (Green) NH Icon.png Doublet (Green) & Rhinestone Shades (Purple) NH Icon.png rhinestone shades (Purple)[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 (Yellow) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Yellow) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Yellow) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Yellow)
  • 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 (Yellow) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Yellow)
  • While practicing hula: Pineapple Aloha Shirt (Yellow) NH Icon.png Pineapple aloha shirt (Yellow) & Hibiscus Hairpin (Yellow) NH Icon.png hibiscus hairpin (Yellow)
  • While floating in the ocean: Leaf-Print Wet Suit (Yellow) NH Icon.png Leaf-print wet suit (Yellow) & Pilot Shades (Gold) NH Icon.png pilot shades (Gold)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: Tropical Cut-and-Sew Tank (Orange) NH Icon.png Tropical cut-and-sew tank (Orange) & Neon Shades (Pink & Yellow) NH Icon.png neon shades (Pink & yellow)
  • Default umbrella Two-Tone Umbrella NH Icon.png Two-tone umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Yellow) NH Model.png  Yellow
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Checkered 1 - Fabric 11) NH Model.png  Checkered 1 - Fabric 11
    Favorite styles Active and Simple
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Play
    Handheld items
    Bag Paper Bag NH Model.png Paper
    Book Play Book Interior NH Texture.png Comic
    Food Lollipop Food NH Model.png Lollipop
    Drink Soda can Drink NH Model.png Soda can
    Popsicle Ramune-soda Popsicle NH Model.png Ramune-soda
    Ideal clothing for Rudy – Yellow / Beige Active and 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
    Fish-print tee Fish-Print Tee NH Icon.png Not for sale  C.J.
    Sombrero (White) Sombrero (White) NH Icon.png Not for sale  Gulliver
    More Yellow Items
    More Beige Items
    More Active Items
    More Simple Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble I want a place where I can be the best at ball sports!
    Client's vision Indoor Ball Sports Arena
    Required items Ball
    Tennis Table
    Foosball Table
    Favorite song  K.K. D&B
    Unlocked items


    In New Leaf[edit]

    In New Horizons[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if Rudy is one of the starter villagers, his house will have craftable items primarily from the Wooden Series. 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 Rudy's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Rudy's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #2
    Roof:  Red slate roof
    Siding:  Orange stucco exterior
    Door:  Green windowed door
    Wall:  Green Playroom Wall
    Floor:  Pine-Board Flooring
    Music:  K.K. Blues

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Always land on your feet!

    Rudy's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Rudy's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    December 20 Sagittarius Jock mush
    Default clothing Red-Grid Tee HHD Icon.png Red-grid tee
    Umbrella Camo Umbrella HHD Icon.png Camo umbrella
    House request
    Thought bubble I should try to train my noggin with a chess house.
    Client's vision A chess room.
    Required items Knight
    Favorite song  K.K. D&B
    Unlocked items
  •  Black roses
  •  Pawn
  •  Knight
  •  Rook
  •  Bishop
  •  Queen
  •  King
  •  K.K. D&B
  •  Rudy's pic
  • Interior:
  •  Backgammon wall
  •  Chessboard rug
  • Clothing:
  •  Red-grid tee
  •  Camo umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Rudy's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In amiibo Festival[edit]



    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    December 20 Sagittarius Jock mush
    Clothing Red-Grid Tee HHD Icon.png Red-grid tee
    Umbrella Camo Umbrella HHD Icon.png Camo umbrella
    amiibo card traits
    Dice value 6
    Hand sign Paper
    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 ×2
    Favorite fruit Desert Island Escape favorite fruit icon.png Durian

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Rudy was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on February 22, 2021.[1]

    Always land on your feet!


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    December 20 Sagittarius Jock mush
    Default clothing Red-grid tee
    Description Rudy's voice rings as loud and clear as a bell! It's also like a bell in that he tends to repeat himself over and over and over and over and over again.
    Preferred theme Sporty
    Primary reward Wood
    Version added 4.1.0
    Date unlocked February 22, 2021
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Rudy and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Red-grid tee
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Large magazine rack
    Level 20 Rudy's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 12] Sparkle stones
    Related items for Rudy
    Scrapbook Memory appearances
    Name Image Required?
    Detective Beardo's on the Case! Detective Beardo's on the Case! PC.png No

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    344 Rudy amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #344 Rudy - Series 4
    Star sign: Sagittarius
    Birthday: December 20
    Dice value: 6
    Hand sign: Paper



    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese チャス
    Chas (or Charles)

    Korean 찰스

    Simplified Chinese 茶茶

    Traditional Chinese 茶茶

    Russian Руди
    From English name

    Dutch Rudy Same as English name

    German Heinz German name derived from "Henry"

    European Spanish Rufino Spanish name derived from "Rufus"

    European French Rougepif From rouge, red, and pif, a slang word for nose

    Italian Gomitolo Ball of wool

    See also[edit]


    1. Prior to New Horizons, includes Pocket Camp appearance after New Horizons
    2. New Horizons
    3. Prior to New Horizons
    4. New Horizons
    5. Chasu
    6. Cháchá
    7. Cháchá
    8. Chalseu
    9. Rudi
    10. Rudy'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 Rudy's birthday, he will also wear the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    12. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, and 75


    1. "Looks like our Cat Day in Japan! celebrations have lured in four new kitty campers! These are some wonderful folks!@Pocket_Camp on X (formerly Twitter) (February 22, 2021). Archived from the original on June 27, 2021.