Zell

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Type of Deer villager Zell der02
Artwork of Zell the Deer
Species Personality Gender
Deer Smug Male
Birthday June 7th Gemini
Favorite saying "Clothes totally make the mammal."
Catchphrase "pronk"
Clothing Arctic-Camo Tee[nb 1]
Gilet and Shirt (Black)[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Names in other languages
 ネルソン[nb 3]
 넬슨[nb 6]
 Antilio
 Walter
 森森[nb 4]
 Régis
 Corvilo
 Zell
 森森[nb 5]
 Régis
 Corvilo
 Зелл[nb 7]
Phrase in other languages
 たしかに
 슴사사
 arriba
 sproing
 鹿营
 wapiti
 bambín
 gazellig
 鹿營
 wapiti
 bambín
 прыг-прыг

Zell is a smug deer villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and has appeared in all subsequent games. His name comes from gazelle.

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

Characteristics[edit]

Appearance[edit]

Artwork of Zell from New Leaf.

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.

Personality[edit]

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 are a more "clear" male counterpart to snooty villagers, and are kind and 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, Zell cannot be one of the starting villagers in the player's town.

Zell
Clothes totally make the man.

Zell

Zell

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
June 7 Gemini Smug pronk
Default clothing Arctic-Camo Tee NL Model.png Arctic-Camo Tee
Default umbrella Zebra Umbrella NL Model.png Zebra Umbrella
Favorites
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Modern
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Cute
Favorite color
 
Purple
Biography
Siblings Second of 4 kids
Skill Calculating tips
Goal Movie director
Halloween fear Skeleton Hood NL Model.png Skeleton Hood
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blend
Amount of milk A little bit
Amount of sugar One spoonful


In New Horizons[edit]

Zell
Clothes totally make the mammal.

Zell

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
June 7 Gemini Smug (A) pronk
Default clothing Gilet and Shirt (Black) NH Icon.png Gilet and Shirt (Black)
Default umbrella Camo Umbrella NH Icon.png Camo Umbrella
Default phone  Default Phone Case (Blue) NH Model.png  Blue
Final phone  Phone Case (Checkered 2 - Fabric 14) NH Model.png  Checkered 2 - Fabric 14
Favorite styles Cool and Gorgeous
Favorite colors
 
Purple
and
 
Gray
Hobby Music
Carried 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 Zell – Purple / Gray Cool and Gorgeous 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
Edo-Period Merchant Outfit (Purple) Edo-Period Merchant Outfit (Purple) NH Icon.png  2,080 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Festivale Costume (Purple) Festivale Costume (Purple) NH Icon.png  2,600 Bells  Able Sisters
Festivale Tank Dress (Purple) Festivale Tank Dress (Purple) NH Icon.png  2,600 Bells  Able Sisters
Ninja Costume (Purple) Ninja Costume (Purple) NH Icon.png  2,240 Bells  Able Sisters
More Purple Items
More Gray Items
More Cool Items
More Gorgeous Items

In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

Zell
Thought bubble I want to feel like I'm staying at a hotel, like, all the time.
Client's vision My Perfect Hotel
Required items Taurus Bathtub
Elegant Bed
Favorite song  K.K. Cruisin'
Unlocked items
Furniture:
Interior:
Clothing:

House[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Exterior of Zell's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Interior of Zell's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Items:
 Ebony Piano  Gorgeous Counter
 Billiard Table  Gorgeous Sofa
 Pothos  Vintage Telephone
 Stool (x2)  Dracaena
 Phonograph  Sconce
Wall:  Cityscape Wall
Floor:  Modern Tile
Music:  K.K. D&B

In New Horizons[edit]

Exterior of Zell's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Interior of Zell's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Exterior:
Shape: House shape #4
Roof:  Light-Gray Stone Roof
Siding:  Brown Clay Exterior
Door:  White Wooden Door
Interior:
Items:
Wall:  Cityscape Wall
Floor:  Monochromatic Tile Flooring
Music:  K.K. Swing

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
Example of Zell's Happy Home Designer house
Official example
Zell's Happy Home Designer icon
Clothes totally make the man.
Zell
Thought bubble You know what'd be cool? Living in one of those fancy, themed hotels!
Client's vision A themed hotel.
Required items Taurus Bathtub
Rococo Bed
Favorite song  K.K. Cruisin'
Unlocked items
Furniture:
  •  Rococo Bed
  •  Mermaid Statue
  •  Pantheon Post
  •  Corinthian Post
  •  Merlion
  •  Taurus Bathtub
  •  Virgo Harp
  •  Capricorn Ornament
  •  Zell's Pic
  •  Leo Sculpture
  • Interior:
  •  White Square Rug
  •  Palace Wall
  • Clothing:
  •  Concierge Shirt
  •  Arctic-Camo Shirt
  •  Mailman's Hat
  •  Hotel Doorman's Hat
  •  Zebra Umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Zell's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Zell was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on May 25, 2018.[1]

    Zell
    Clothes totally make the man.

    Zell

    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    June 7 Gemini Smug pronk
    Default clothing Arctic-Camo Tee PC Icon.png Arctic-Camo Tee
    Biography
    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.
    Preferred theme PC Banner - Modern.png
    Primary reward Steel PC Icon.png Steel
    Version added 1.4.2
    Date unlocked May 25, 2018
    How to invite Required Friendship Level: 5

    Pothos PC Icon.png Pothos
    Espresso Maker PC Icon.png Espresso Maker
    Study Rug PC Icon.pngStudy Rug
    Stool PC Icon.pngStool
    Gorgeous Counter PC Icon.pngGorgeous Counter

    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Arctic-Camo Tee PC Icon.png Arctic-Camo Tee
    Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 9 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Taurus Bathtub PC Icon.png Taurus Bathtub
    Level 20 Zell's Pic PC Icon.png Zell‎‎'s Pic
    Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 25[nb 8] Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Related items for Zell
    Scrapbook Memory appearances
    Name Image Required?
    Almost the Ocean Almost the Ocean PC.png No
    Belles and Spells at the Ball Belles and Spells at the Ball PC.png No

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    159 Zell amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo card back.png

    #159 Zell - Series 2
    Star sign: Gemini
    Birthday: June 7
    Dice value: 5
    Hand sign: Rock

    Gallery[edit]

    Trivia[edit]

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese ネルソン
    Neruson
    Nelson

    Korean 넬슨
    Nelseun
    Nelson

    Simplified Chinese 森森
    Sēnsēn
    Woodland

    Russian Зелл
    Zell
    From English name

    Dutch Zell Same as English name

    German Walter -

    European Spanish Corvilo -

    European French Régis French given name, possibly a play on the word réglisse, meaning "licorice," as a reference to his coloring

    Italian Antilio A play on antilope, "antelope," and Attilio, a male given name

    See also[edit]

    Notes[edit]

    1. Prior to New Horizons
    2. New Horizons
    3. Neruson
    4. Sēnsēn
    5. Sēnsēn
    6. Nelseun
    7. Zell
    8. Repeats for level 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, and 60

    References[edit]

    1. Bri Bri (May 25, 2018). "Carmen and Zell Are Here!". Japanese Nintendo. Retrieved October 27, 2020.