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Claude Gallery

By the way, where was your house at, again? It's amazing how little I remember, hopalong.
― Claude, Animal Crossing

Claude (ビネガー, Binegā?, Vinegar) is a lazy rabbit villager from the Animal Crossing series. His initial phrase, "hopalong," relates to the nature of rabbits to hop. He only appeared in the early games of the series, but he returned in Happy Home Designer as DLC and has store items with designs of Nintendo consoles as his furniture theme. He was first available from December 1st, 2015 to January 4th, 2016, and later again from April 1st, 2016 to May 1st, 2016.

Claude returned to the series in New Leaf, as part of the Welcome amiibo update. By scanning amiibo cards, this villager can be met via the campground and invited to the town.

He has the nature hobby.


Claude in Animal Crossing

Claude is a brown rabbit with lazy eyes and a unibrow. His inner ears are light blue. His initial clothing is the dark polka shirt, a dark brown shirt (which matches his fur) with colorful polka dots.


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

As a lazy villager, Claude 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. Claude 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 Forest and Animal Forest+, Claude's house is Asian-styled, with two plants which are from the Bonsai Set, four Yaoki Figures, two shirts, a Frog Statue, one Tall Dingloid, and a Turntable that plays K.K. Folk or K.K. Lullaby.

In Animal Crossing, Claude has a camping style room with a Desert Carpet, Lunar Horizon wallpaper, a bonfire, cooler, sleeping bag, and a red boom box that plays K.K. Western or K.K. Lullaby. There are two Gyroids, the Tall Poltergoid and the Tall Rustoid.

In New Leaf, Claude's home has a board-gaming theme, with the Board Game item, Donut Box, Whiteboard, Natural Table, Natural Lamp, Elegant Bench, two Elegant Chairs, Brown Seat, Rubber Tree, Potted Ivy, and a Retro Stereo that plays Pondering.

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Animal Forest (interior)
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New Leaf (interior) New Leaf (exterior)
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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp

Claude was added to Pocket Camp in the August 23, 2020 update.

Claude's preferred theme is modern, and he primarily gives wood as a reward. His profile reads:

❝ People are always asking Claude if he's French. Maybe it's because of his name. Maybe it's because he's always eating cheese.❞

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 0

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a dark polka 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 pickle jar.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with a pic of Claude 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).
  • At level 55, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 60, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).


e-Card [1]
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#137 Claude
Gender Male
Type Rabbit
Star sign Sagittarius
Clothes Dark polka shirt
Petphrase Hopalong
Password sXQnHGim8jgIr3
Profile Rabbits are supposed to be really fast, so Claude must be the exception to the rule. He claims that his big ears create so much wind resistance that he can't move fast, but that's just baloney.
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136 Gaston #137 Claude 138 Weber

amiibo Card

Welcome amiibo Card[2]
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#27 Claude
Board game Cup of tea Donut box Elegant bench Elegant chair
Glass teapot Natural lamp Natural table
Wallpaper and Flooring
stone wall monochrome floor
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26 Sandy #27 Claude 28 Raddle


  • While this pun is likely a coincidence, a Clodhopper (Claude-Hopper) is a term for a foolish, awkward or clumsy person, which fits the lazy villagers rather well.
  • Claude's home in New Horizon's has a placement error: when he's working on a DIY recipe, he sometimes has two of the same DIY Workbench clipped into each other to make a three-tile-wide work area. This causes the game to get confused and fail to animate him working at the workbench,[3] but he will still give out the recipe he's working on as usual. (It's possible his "working on a DIY" spot is misaligned with his actual workbench.)

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese ビネガー Binegā
France French Claude
Spain Spanish Pablo
Germany German Claude
Italy Italian Claude
The Netherlands Dutch Claude
Russia Russian Клод Klod
China Chinese 阿醋 Ācù
South Korea Korean 비니거 Binigeo (Vinegar)


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