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Artwork of Tad the Frog
Species Personality Gender
Frog Jock Male
Birthday August 3rd Leo
Favorite saying "Take a leap!"
Catchphrase "sluuuurp"
Clothing One-ball tee[nb 1]
Umbrella Sharp umbrella[nb 2]
Leaf umbrella[nb 3]
Watermelon umbrella[nb 4]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 タンボ[nb 5]
 텀보[nb 8]
 阿田[nb 6]
 阿田[nb 7]
 Тэд[nb 9]
Phrase in other languages

Tad is a jock frog villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Doubutsu no Mori, and after his appearance in Doubutsu no Mori e+, he remained absent from the series until Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo, returning alongside fellow frogs Huck and Raddle. His name likely comes from the word "tadpole," the name given to a young frog.

In New Horizons, Tad 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 Tad from Animal Crossing.


Tad is a dark green frog with white eyes and black pupils peering to the left. He has a cleft, smiling mouth.


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

As a jock villager, Tad 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, Tad goes to sleep at 12:30 AM and wakes up at 6:30 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Species Personality Catchphrase
Frog Jock sluuuurp
Default clothing One-Ball Shirt PG Model.png One-ball shirt
Default umbrella Sharp Umbrella PG Model.png Sharp umbrella
Doubutsu no Mori e+ traits
Star sign Leo Leo
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Cool
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Strange
Live song gift My Place

In Welcome amiibo[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo, Tad can only move to the player's town if his amiibo card is scanned, or if he is invited to move in from another player's town.

Take a leap!



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
August 3 Leo Jock sluuuurp
Default clothing One-Ball Tee NL Model.png One-ball tee
Default umbrella Leaf Umbrella NL Model.png Leaf umbrella [nb 10]
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Sporty
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Rock 'n' roll
Favorite color
Siblings Third quintuplet
Skill Telling jokes
Goal CEO
Halloween fear Bug Mask NL Model.png Bug mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Mocha
Amount of milk A little bit
Amount of sugar One spoonful

In New Horizons[edit]

Take a leap!


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
August 3 Leo Jock (A) sluuuurp
Default clothing One-Ball Tee NH Icon.png One-ball tee
Other default clothing
  • During rain: Raincoat (Yellow) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Yellow) & Rain Hat (Yellow) NH Icon.png rain hat (Yellow)
  • 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 11]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Doublet (Green) NH Icon.png Doublet (Green) & Rhinestone Shades (Purple) NH Icon.png rhinestone shades (Purple)[nb 12]

  • 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 Watermelon Umbrella NH Icon.png Watermelon umbrella [nb 10]
    NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Yellow) NH Model.png  Yellow
    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 Tad – Yellow / Colorful 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
    Retro sweater (Yellow) Retro Sweater (Yellow) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    More Yellow Items
    More Colorful Items
    More Active Items
    More Simple Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble I want to be able to do strength training whenever!
    Client's vision Dreams of Strength Training
    Required items Climbing Wall
    Full-Length Mirror
    Electric Kick Scooter
    Favorite song  K.K. March
    Unlocked items
  •  Ironwood Chair
  •  Iron Worktable
  •  Ironwood Table
  •  Ironwood Bed
  •  Upright Locker
  •  Ironwood Dresser
  •  Iron Hanger Stand
  •  Iron Shelf
  •  Wooden Full-Length Mirror
  •  Full-Length Mirror
  •  Climbing Wall
  •  Water Cooler
  •  Shower Booth
  •  Digital Scale
  •  Barbell
  •  Weight Bench
  •  Exercise Bike
  •  Treadmill
  •  Pull-Up-Bar Stand
  •  Yoga Mat
  •  Exercise Ball
  •  Pool
  •  Plastic Pool
  •  Punching Bag
  •  Speed Bag
  •  Red Corner
  •  Blue Corner
  •  Neutral Corner
  •  Tennis Table
  •  Golf Bag
  •  Ski Rack
  •  Electric Kick Scooter
  •  Protein Shaker Bottle
  •  Bottled Beverage
  •  Nintendo Switch
  •  Ring-Con
  •  Magazine
  •  Clipboard
  •  Humidifier
  •  Kettlebell
  •  Ball
  •  Baseball Set
  •  Skateboard
  •  Tad's Photo
  •  Studio Wall Spotlight
  •  Stylish Wall Spotlight
  •  Wall-Mounted TV (20 in.)
  •  Wall-Mounted TV (50 in.)
  •  Wall Clock
  •  Ironwood Clock
  •  Shower Set
  •  Bathroom Towel Rack
  •  Skateboard Wall Rack
  •  Tad's Poster
  •  Simple Shaded Lamp
  •  Hanging Cube Light
  •  Fluorescent Light
  •  Ceiling Spotlight
  •  Hanging Monitor
  • Interior:
    Other items:


    In Doubutsu no Mori and Doubutsu no Mori+[edit]

    Exterior of Tad's house in Doubutsu no Mori+
    Interior of Tad's house in Doubutsu no Mori+
    Wall:  Playroom Wall
    Floor:  Bathhouse Tile Floor
    Music: No music

    In Animal Crossing[edit]

    Exterior of Tad's house in Animal Crossing
    Interior of Tad's house in Animal Crossing
    Wall:  Playroom Wall
    Floor:  Kitchen Flooring
    Music: No music

    In Welcome amiibo[edit]



    Exterior of Tad's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Interior of Tad's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Description: Any place can be a farm when you're packin' a full-duty 4x4 and muscles like Tad's. His motto? If it makes you sore, then do some more!
    Wall:  Rice-Paddy Wall
    Floor:  Field Floor
    Music: Wandering NL Texture.png Wandering

    Tad's "Order furniture" list in Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo

    In New Horizons[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if Tad 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 Tad's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Tad's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #2
    Roof:  Light-gray thatch roof
    Siding:  White log exterior
    Door:  Green wooden door
    Wall:  Rice-Paddy Wall
    Floor:  Field Flooring
    Music:  Wandering

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Tad is one of the 40 villagers in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp who have been in the game since its release.

    Take a leap!


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    August 3 Leo Jock sluuuurp
    Default clothing One-ball tee
    Description If you can't find Tad, he's probably at the gym. If he's not at the gym, then chances are he's on a run. Still can't find him? Check his bed. That guy needs some rest!
    Preferred theme Sporty
    Primary reward Wood
    Version added 0.9.0
    Date unlocked October 25, 2017
    How to invite Required friendship level: 5

    Rice balls
    Picket fence
    Zen barrel
    Cable spool

    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 One-ball tee
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Level 20 Tad's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 15] Sparkle stones

    Card profiles[edit]

    Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

    Animal Crossing-e 1-031 (Tad).jpg

    Card back

    Animal Crossing-e 1-031 (Tad - Back).jpg

    #031 Tad - Series 1
    Gender: Male
    Sign: Leo
    Clothes: one-ball shirt
    Petphrase: sluuuurp
    Profile: You'll never meet a more graceful athlete than Tad. Maybe it's because he's a frog, but nobody can outjump him, that's for sure. Oddly enough, no one ever seems to recall seeing Tad working out...
    Password: hoJfdBcbBb@Uzh

    Welcome amiibo card[edit]



    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese タンボ
    Paddy field

    Korean 텀보
    From Japanese name

    Simplified Chinese 阿田
    Ā tián

    Russian Тэд
    From English name

    Dutch Tad Same as English name

    German Paul -

    European Spanish Saltonio Portmanteau of salto (jump) and the name Tonio

    European French Rénato From "rénette," a species of frog

    Italian Achille From the mythic hero Achilles, central character of Homer's Illiad

    See also[edit]


    1. Called "one-ball shirt" in Animal Crossing
    2. Animal Crossing
    3. Unused data in Welcome amiibo
    4. Unused data in New Horizons
    5. Tanbo
    6. Ā tián
    7. Ā tián
    8. Teombo
    9. Ted
    10. 10.0 10.1 Frogs own umbrellas even though they do not use them
    11. Tad'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.
    12. If it is Tad's birthday, he will also wear the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    13. Does not contain a stereo initially
    14. Re-Tail sell price; if item can be sold at Timmy and Tommy's store, it is 80% of the sell price; if item can be sold to Leila at Tortimer Island, it is 5% of the sell price.
    15. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, and 75