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This article is about the lazy bird villager. For the fish, see Anchovy (fish).

I'm hungry.
― Picture quote, Wild World

Anchovy Gallery

Anchovy (アンチョビ, Anchobi?) is a lazy bird villager that appears in the Animal Crossing series. His initial phrase, "chuurp" is the noise birds make, which is "chirping." It could also be a pun on "burp," as he is known to like eating. It is similar to Jacob's. His name, Anchovy, derives from the fact that anchovies make up the diet of some species of birds. He has appeared in every game so far, except Pocket Camp. He has the play hobby.


Anchovy in Animal Crossing

Anchovy is a dark brown bird with brown, black, and tan feathers. He has a sharp, yellow, pointy bill. Anchovy also has thick, black eye brows, making his emotion look somewhat neutral, and he also has a small smile. He initially wears the Straw Shirt in Animal Crossing, in Wild World through New Leaf he wears the Earthy Knit, and in New Horizons he wears the Yodel Sweater.


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

As a lazy villager, Anchovy (villager) will be friendly and easy to get along with due to his laid back lifestyle. Like all lazy villagers, he has a love of food and relaxing. He will enjoy partaking in the usual hobbies, usually for relaxing reasons or for food, like when fishing. Anchovy (villager) will get along well with other villagers, but may offend or confuse jock villagers, who have a lifestyle of exercise and fitness, which conflicts with the lazy lifestyle of relaxing and food. He will get along with other lazy villagers with whom he will talk about food, comics, or superheroes. He will also get along well with normal, peppy, smug and sisterly villagers, and occasionally cranky villagers, but may from time to time annoy snooty villagers, who disagree with the lazy lifestyle.


In Animal Crossing, Anchovy has the blue table, the parquet flooring, the modern wall, and a retro stereo that plays K.K. Ragtime.

In Wild World, he has five pinball machines, while in the GameCube version, he has five slot machines.

In New Leaf, he has four pinball machines, an ebony piano, a classic sofa, two billiard tables, and a pendulum clock.

In New Horizons, Anchovy's house has a beige brick exterior with a green common door and black tile roof. The interior has the modern wood wall and the simple red flooring. He has a brown foosball table, a green billiard table, a black pinball table, a jukebox, and a dartboard. He also has a black upright piano, a red piano bench, a black folding floor lamp, and an orange box sofa and box sofa corners.

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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)


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#150 Anchovy
Gender Male
Type Bird
Star sign Pisces
Clothes Straw shirt
Petphrase Chuurp
Password R2qnlYJ5yrIwDp
Profile Anchovy proudly claims the title of "All-Time Laziest Guy." He supposedly won a "Lounging Contest" somewhere, but he doesn't have any trophy to prove it, so he's probably just making the whole thing up.
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149 Belle #150 Anchovy 151 Otis

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#219 Anchovy
Type Bird
Star sign Pisces
Birthday 3/4
Roll value 3
Hand sign Paper
Request A brand-new hat shop
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218 Lily #219 Anchovy 220 Tabby



I'm hungry.
Wild World

Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow?
New Leaf, New Horizons


  • His picture quote is based off of the famous quote "Why put off until tomorrow what you can do today?" but less motivational, swapping tomorrow and today.
  • His picture quote might also represent his lazy personality.

In other languages

Anchovy (villager)
Language Name
Japan Japanese アンチョビ Anchobi
France French Miguel
Spain Spanish Boquerón
Germany German Armin
Italy Italian Acciuga
The Netherlands Dutch Anchovy
Russia Russian Анчоуи Anchovy
China Chinese 鳳尾/凤尾 Fèngwěi
South Korea Korean 안쵸비 Anchobi

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Special Characters

Lazy Villagers (NH)
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  1. Species navigation icons from Nookipedia by Sunmarsh, CC BY-SA 3.0
  2. Species navigation icons from Nookipedia by Sunmarsh, CC BY-SA 3.0