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Remember... I'm always watching you.
― Picture quote, Wild World

Chow (チャウヤン, Chauyan?) is a cranky bear villager from the Animal Crossing series series, and has made an appearance in every game. His name comes from a variation of the Chinese surname Zhou, and may be an attribute to his panda bear-like appearance. His Spanish name, Pando, also reflects his overall panda-like design, and his German name reflects the way his design is based off of a Chinese animal, as the name 'Chang' is Chinese. His initial catchphrase, "aiya", is the Chinese phrase for displeasure, matching his grumpy personality. He has the fitness hobby.


Chow in Animal Crossing

Chow is a pale pink panda with black arms, ears, and legs. He also has a mole under his left eye, and he has black spots around each of his eyes, as a panda. His black arms and legs are tipped with dark brown, and the insides of his ears are a slightly light blue. He has a large, shiny black nose, and a big smile with lines at the side to look like he has big or stuffed cheeks. Chow initially wears the Star Tee, which was changed to the Gold-print tee in New Horizons.


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, Chow 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. Chow will also enjoy spreading rumors about other villagers.


Chow's house across all the games uses the imperial wall and imperial tile for flooring, and it contains furniture from the Exotic Series, such as the bed, bench, end table, chest, lamp, and screen. While Chow has no stereo in Animal Crossing, if he acquires one in the sequels, K.K. Steppe will play in his home.

In Animal Crossing, he also three Gyroids: the mega dingloid, the oombloid, and a tall lullaboid. In Wild World, he has a squat dingloid, but in City Folk, Chow's dingloids have been replaced by a croakoid.

In New Leaf, Chow has one tootoid, a stringfish, a sea bass, one mama panda, as well as one croton in his home. While he still uses the imperial wall from previous games, his imperial tile has now been replaced by slate flooring.

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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)


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#131 Chow
Gender Male
Type Bear
Star sign Leo
Clothes Star shirt
Petphrase Alya
Password 9q3BWjoOXemmXX
Profile Chow loves nothing better than to find stuff in the dump, sell it to Tom Nook and then spend the cash on something for himself. As far as Chow's concerned, it's the ultimate way to make a living.
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130 Cashmere #131 Chow 132 Goldie

amiibo Card

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#368 Chow
Type Bear
Star sign Cancer
Birthday 7/22
Roll value 6
Hand sign Rock
Request A humble abode
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367 Annalise #368 Chow 369 Sylvia


In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese チャウヤン Chauyan
France French Chulin
Spain Spanish Pando
Germany German Chang
Italy Italian Chowchow
The Netherlands Dutch Chow
China Chinese 朝阳/朝陽 Zhāoyángāoyáng
South Korea Korean 츄양 Chyuya


Cranky Villagers (NH)
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