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This article is about the deer villager. For the villager whose Italian name is the same as this villager's German name, see Walker.

DeerSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Zell der02
Zell NH.png
Species Personality Gender
Deer Emotion Smirking NH Icon cropped.png Smug Male
Birthday June 7th Gemini
Quote "Clothes totally make the mammal."
Catchphrase "pronk"
Clothing Arctic-Camo Tee[nb 1]
Gilet And Shirt (Black)[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ネルソン
Korean 넬슨
Italian Antilio
German Walter

Simplified Chinese 森森
French Régis
Spanish Corvilo
Dutch Zell

Traditional Chinese 森森
Quebec French Régis
Latin American Spanish Corvilo
Russian Зелл

Phrase in other languages

Japanese たしかに
Korean 슴사사
Italian arriba
German sproing

Simplified Chinese 鹿营
French wapiti
Spanish bambín
Dutch gazellig

Traditional Chinese 鹿營
Quebec French wapiti
Latin American Spanish bambín
Russian прыг-прыг

Zell is a smug, deer villager who first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, as one of the first ten deer villagers in the Animal Crossing series. His name comes from "gazelle."



Zell in 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.


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.


In New Leaf[edit]

Zell's picture in Animal Crossing: New Leaf Clothes totally make the man.
Siblings Second of 4
Skill Calculating tips
Goal Movie Director
Fear Skeleton Hood
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Modern
Smallxmark.png Cute
Color Purple
Type Blend
Milk A little bit
Sugar One spoonful

In New Horizons[edit]

Clothes totally make the mammal.


Species Gender Personality
Deer Male Smug (A)
Birthday June 7 Gemini
Catchphrase pronk
Default Clothing Gilet And Shirt (Black)
Favorite Styles Cool and Gorgeous
Favorite Colors Purple and Gray
Hobby Music


In New Leaf[edit]

House of Zell NL Exterior.png
House of Zell NL.jpg
Style: No style
Pothos HHD Icon.png Pothos Ebony Piano HHD Icon.png Ebony Piano
Vintage Telephone HHD Icon.png Vintage Telephone Billiard Table HHD Icon.png Billiard Table
Gorgeous Counter HHD Icon.png Gorgeous Counter Phonograph HHD Icon.png Phonograph
Stool HHD Icon.png Stool Gorgeous Sofa HHD Icon.png Gorgeous Sofa
Dracaena HHD Icon.png Dracaena
Wallpaper: Cityscape Wall HHD Icon.png Cityscape Wall
Floor: Modern Tile HHD Icon.png Modern Tile
Music: K.K. D&B

In New Horizons[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer House Info
Type: Deer
Client's Vision: A themed hotel
Required Items: Taurus Bathtub
Rococo Bed
Favorite Song: K.K. Cruisin'
Favorite Saying: Clothes totally make the man.
Zell's Happy Home Designer icon

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Appearance since May 25th, 2018

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Character Info
Needed to Invite:
Pothos PC Icon.png
Espresso Maker PC Icon.png
Study Rug PC Icon.png
Stool PC Icon.png
Gorgeous Counter PC Icon.png
Pothos Espresso Maker Study Rug Stool Gorgeous Counter
Friendship Rewards:
Arctic-Camo Tee PC Icon.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Arctic-Camo Tee
and Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
Taurus Bathtub PC Icon.png

Taurus Bathtub
Craft Unlock
Level 7 Level 9 Level 15
Zell's Pic PC Icon.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Pic of Zell‎‎
and Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
Level 20 Level 25 Level 30
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
Level 35 Level 40 Level 45
Zell's Pocket Camp icon
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:
PC Crafting Material - Steel.png Steel

Card profiles[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]

Japanese ネルソン

Korean 넬슨

Simplified Chinese 森森

Russian Зелл
From English name

Dutch Zell Same as English name

German Walter -

European Spanish Corvilo -

European French Régis French given name

Italian Antilio A play on antilope, "antelope".


  1. Prior to New Horizons
  2. New Horizons