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Type of Frog villager Tad flg09
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]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Names in other languages
 タンボ[nb 2]
 텀보[nb 3]
 Тэд[nb 4]
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 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
Star sign (DnMe+) Leo Leo
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style (DnMe+) Cool
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style (DnMe+) Strange
Live song gift (DnMe+) My Place

In Welcome amiibo[edit]

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 5]
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
Default umbrella Watermelon Umbrella NH Icon.png Watermelon Umbrella [nb 5]
Default phone  Default Phone Case (Yellow) NH Model.png  Yellow
Favorite styles Active and Simple
Favorite colors
Hobby Play
Carried 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
    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 house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Interior of Tad's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
     Tractor  Cornstalks (x3)
     Bamboo Fence  Zen Barrel (x2)
     Box-Shaped Seat  Cable Spool
     Zen Tea Set  Rice Balls
    Wall:  Rice-Paddy Wall
    Floor:  Field Floor
    Music:  Wandering [nb 6]


    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!
    Bamboo Fence NL Model.png Bamboo Fence Box-Shaped Seat NL Model.png Box-Shaped Seat
    Cable Spool NL Model.png Cable Spool Cornstalks NL Model.png Cornstalks
    Rice Balls NL Model.png Rice Balls Tractor (Red) NL Model.png Tractor
    Zen Barrel NL Model.png Zen Barrel Zen Tea Set (Bean Rice Cake) NL Model.png Zen Tea Set
    Wallpaper: Rice-Paddy Wall NL Model.png Rice-Paddy Wall
    Floor: Field Floor NL Model.png Field Floor
    Music: Wandering NL Texture.png Wandering

    In New Horizons[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if Tad is the 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 PC Icon.png 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 PC Banner - Sporty.png
    Primary reward Wood PC Icon.png Wood
    Version added 0.9.0
    Date unlocked October 25, 2017
    How to invite Required Friendship Level: 5

    Rice Balls PC Icon.png Rice Balls
    Picket Fence PC Icon.png Picket Fence
    Zen Barrel PC Icon.pngZen Barrel
    Cable Spool PC Icon.pngCable Spool
    Cornstalks PC Icon.pngCornstalks

    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 One-Ball Tee PC Icon.png One-Ball Tee
    Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 9 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Tractor PC Icon.png Tractor
    Level 20 Tad's Pic PC Icon.png Tad‎‎'s Pic
    Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 25[nb 7] Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone

    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]

    040 Tad NLWa amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    WAmiibo card back.png

    #40 Tad
    RV items
    Rice-Paddy Wall NL Model.png
    Rice-Paddy Wall
    Field Floor NL Model.png
    Field Floor
    Bamboo Fence NL Model.png
    Bamboo Fence
    Box-Shaped Seat NL Model.png
    Box-Shaped Seat
    Cornstalks NL Model.png
    Rice Balls NL Model.png
    Rice Balls
    Tractor (Red) NL Model.png
    Zen Barrel NL Model.png
    Zen Barrel


    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese タンボ
    Paddy field

    Korean 텀보
    From Japanese name

    Simplified Chinese 阿田 (iQue)
    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 -

    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. Tanbo
    3. Teombo
    4. Ted
    5. 5.0 5.1 Frogs own umbrellas even though they do not use them
    6. Does not contain a stereo initially
    7. Repeats for level 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, and 60