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Cranston Gallery

Camping in the winter gets pretty chilly... But the cold just makes the fire feel even nicer.
― Cranston, while camping in the igloo, New Leaf

Cranston (トキオ, Tokio?) is a lazy ostrich villager who first appeared in New Leaf. His name is likely a reference to the crane. His Japanese name, Tokio, may derive from 朱鷺 (toki, the Japanese name for the crested ibis, which he resembles) and/or Tokyo, the capital of and largest city in Japan, given his color scheme's resemblance to the Japanese flag. He has the nature hobby.



Cranston in New Leaf

Cranston is a crested ibis, as evidenced by his pink and white feathers with red face markings around his yellow eyes and black beak ending in a distinctive red tip. He has pinkish-orange feet and his tail consists of white feathers graduating to peach. He initially wears a lotus tee in New Leaf and Pocket Camp and an oversized shawl overshirt in New Horizons. He carries the camo umbrella (maple umbrella in New Leaf) on rainy days.


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

As a lazy villager, Cranston 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. Cranston 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 New Leaf, Cranston has the daisy meadow carpet and the sky wall wallpaper. He has a pineapple bed, a clothesline pole, a dice stereo that plays Steep Hill, a fire hydrant, a picnic table, a fish, and three baby beds.

In New Horizons, Cranston has an elegant red and white room with many items from the imperial furniture series. This includes the bed, partition, low table, chest, decorative shelves, and dining lantern. He has a red carpet running down the middle of his house, leading from the doorway to a pink hanging scroll on the back wall with a red anthurium plant sitting below it. His Imperial chest holds an incense burner and red portable record player, which will now play his new favorite song, K.K. Faire. His right-hand side window has a wall-mounted TV (50 in.) hanging above it, and he also has a paper lantern sitting by the left of his door. He uses the white subway-tile wall and stone tile flooring.

NL Cranston House NL Cranston House Ext
New Leaf (interior) New Leaf (exterior)
NH Cranston House NH Cranston House Ext
New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp[]

Cranston was added to Pocket Camp in the December 27, 2020 update.

Cranston's preferred theme is harmonious, and he primarily gives steel as a reward. His profile reads:

❝ Cranston is extremely dedicated to the slacker life. He once spent weeks designing a device to keep him from having to walk to the fridge for a soda.❞

Campsite Invitation Requirements[]

Friendship Level: 0

Friendship Rewards[]

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a lotus 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 craft a deer scare.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with a pic of Cranston 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).
  • At level 65, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 70, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).

amiibo Card[]

amiibo Card[1]
Amiibo card back
#392 Cranston
Type Ostrich
Star sign Libra
Birthday 9/23
Roll value 2
Hand sign Paper
Request A place to grow rice
Amiibo 392 Cranston
391 Gayle #392 Cranston 393 Frobert


  • Cranston's Japanese name (トキオ, Tokio) is a pun on the common name of the crested ibis (トキ, toki). The crested ibis is a popular symbol of wildlife conservation in Japan due to its endangered status.
    • His English name is a pun on the crane, a different type of water bird.
  • The baby beds in Cranston's New Leaf house may be a reference to a common myth of storks (yet another type of water bird) delivering newborn babies to their parents. It may also be a reference to the nationally acclaimed first hatched chicks of Japan's Sado conservation program for crested ibis were born just six months prior to the original Japanese release of New Leaf, wherein Cranston debuted.
  • His house in New Horizons has a Japanese-style exterior and a Chinese-style interior, which might suggest the conservation programs of the crested ibis developed by the two countries.
  • In New Horizons, Cranston's preferred styles are Cool/Simple, and his preferred colors are Beige/Brown.

In other languages[]

Language Name Translation
Japan Japanese トキオ Tokio -
France French Gabin -
Spain Spanish Carmelo -
Germany German Guido -
Italy Italian Carmine -
The Netherlands Dutch Cranston -
China Chinese 朱禄/朱祿 Zhūlù -
South Korea Korean 타키 Taki (from tajo - ostrich) -


  1. Species navigation icons from Nookipedia by Sunmarsh, CC BY-SA 3.0