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"Clothes totally make the man."
— Zell, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Zell NL.png
"Clothes totally make the man."
Species Personality Gender
Deer Smug Male
Birthday June 7th
Star sign Gemini Gemini
Initial phrase たしかに(JP)
Initial clothes Arctic Camo
Favorite song K.K. D & B

Zell (ネルソン, Neruson, Nelson) is a smug, deer villager who is first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. His name comes from "gazelle."



Even though Zell is a deer, his appearance resembles a species of antelope native to India called a blackbuck from his spiral horns and black fur coloring.


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

Zell 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.


In New Leaf[edit]

ZellPicACNL.png Clothes totally make the man.
Siblings Second of 4
Skill Calculating tips
Goal Movie Director
Fear Skulls
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Modern
Smallxmark.png Fancy
Color Purple
Type Blend
Milk Little bit
Sugar 1
Ideal Gifts for Zell – Purple Modern Items
Name Price Available From
Harvest Bed 3,333 Timmy & Tommy's
Harvest Bureau 3,333 Timmy & Tommy's
Harvest Chair 3,333 Timmy & Tommy's
Harvest Clock 3,333 Timmy & Tommy's
Harvest Dresser 3,333 Timmy & Tommy's
Harvest Lamp 3,333 Timmy & Tommy's
Harvest Mirror 3,333 Timmy & Tommy's
Harvest Sofa 3,333 Timmy & Tommy's
Harvest Table 3,333 Timmy & Tommy's
Harvest TV 3,333 Timmy & Tommy's
More Purple Items More Modern Items


His house contains a variety of furniture, including two musical instruments and two plants. He has the Cityscape Wall and Modern Flooring. K.K. D & B plays in his house if he has a stereo.

Other appearances[edit]

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Appearance since May 25th, 2018

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Character Info
Preferred Theme: PC Banner - Modern.png Primary Reward Material: PC Crafting Material - Steel.png
Description Zell often says things that would put most people on edge. But if you get past all that posturing, and then some more, he's really hard to dislike.
Requirements to Invite:
Pothos Espresso Maker Study Rug Stool Gorgeous Counter
Friendship Rewards:
Arctic-Camo Tee PC icon.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
Taurus Bathtub HHD Icon.png
Zell PC icon portrait.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
Arctic-Camo Tee and Sparkle Stone Sparkle Stone Taurus Bathtub Craft Unlock pic of Zell‎‎ and Sparkle Stone Sparkle Stone
Level 7 Level 9 Level 15 Level 20 Level 25
Zell PC icon.png

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo Card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#159 Zell - Series 2
Type: Deer
Star sign: Gemini
Birthday: June 7th
Dice value: 5
Hand sign: Rock
159 Zell amiibo card NA.png
158 Timbra List of amiibo cards
#159 Zell
160 Pekoe

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Corvilo -
French Régis French given name
German Walter -
Italian Antilio -
Russian Зелл