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― Picture quote, Wild World

I wonder if now is the best time to plant some dirt on someone.
― Chief, City Folk

Chief (チーフ, Chīfu?, Chief) is a cranky wolf villager that appears in all Animal Crossing games. His initial phrase, "harrumph," is a sign of boredom or annoyance, which is consistent with his personality as a cranky villager. His name may be a reference to the leader of a wolf pack; sometimes called the chief. He has the music hobby.


Chief in Animal Crossing

Chief is an orange wolf with a pointed snout, and perky ears. His paws and muzzle are white in color, and his ears tipped dark brown. Chief's appearance resembles a fox; his eyes are half closed. Initially, he wears the Red-Bar Tee (Sweater on shirt in New Horizons). On rainy days, he carries the Elegant Umbrella.


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

Cranky villagers will usually appear in a grouchy or agitated mood and are more difficult to befriend than most other villager types. When talking to the player, cranky villagers tend to become angry if the player disagrees with them or refuses to do a favor. Like all cranky villagers, Chief will be invested in his hobby and will often challenge the player to various competitions. He will easily get along with jock, snooty and other cranky villagers, and occasionally lazy and normal villagers as well. However, he will find it hard to socialize with peppy villagers, as they will seem overstimulated or immature. Chief will also enjoy spreading rumors about other villagers.


Initially Chief has a few beds in his house; but in games like Wild World, he has a bunch of clocks instead of beds. He favors robo and construction themed items and furniture. He has the Metal Floor and Industry Wall. If Chief has a stereo in his house, it will play DJ K.K.. The song's intense rhythm matches the theme of his house and his personality. In Animal Crossing, he has various Modern items, as well as an assortment of clocks.

In New Horizons, Chief's house gives off the impression that he's a fringe artist with a love for graffiti and calligraphy. He has a purple vinyl carpet in the center with several personal belongings like books and jewelry, along with a picture of Rockin' K.K., which also plays on his tape deck.

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Animal Crossing (interior) Wild World (interior)
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New Leaf (interior) New Leaf (exterior)
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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp

Chief was added to Pocket Camp on the [month] [year] update.

Chief's preferred theme is cool. His profile says:

He might seem abrasive and rude at first blush, but don't judge a wolf by his fur! Judge him by his teeth instead.

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 0

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a red-bar tee and sparkle stones (x1) .
  • At level 9, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 15, he will request that the player crafts a toolbox.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with pic of Chief and sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 25, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 30, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 35, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 40, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 45, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 50, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).


e-Card [1]
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#086 Chief
Gender Male
Type Wolf
Star sign Sagittarius
Clothes Red bar shirt
Petphrase Harrumph
Password U5%M#lf@o#GkrM
Profile Chief can be pretty gruff, but hey, he's a wolf! Besides, he can be nice in his own way. He's sort of like an older brother -he can be a real pain the neck sometimes, but you just gotta love the guy.
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085 Bubbles #086 Chief 087 Dobie

amiibo Card

amiibo Card[2]
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#086 Chief
Type Wolf
Star sign Sagittarius
Birthday 12/19
Roll value 1
Hand sign Scissors
Request A cool garage
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085 Pancetti #086 Chief 087 Bunnie


  • Chief, along with several other villagers, can be seen in the Animal Crossing track for Mario Kart 8.
  • As sometimes revealed in New Leaf on April Fool's Day, Chief is the eldest twin.
  • As sometimes revealed in New Leaf on Halloween, Chief is afraid of the Werewolf Hood.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese チーフ Chīfu
France French Chef
Spain Spanish Zoilo
Germany German Sascha
Italy Italian Artiglio
The Netherlands Dutch Chief
China Chinese 施傅 Shīfù
South Korea Korean 대장 Daejang

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Cranky 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