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Gladys Gallery

Smiles are free, you know.
― Picture quote, Wild World

Gladys (ちとせ, Chitose?) is a normal ostrich villager in the Animal Crossing series. Her name is based around her personality; a neutral name that is unlike the other personality type villagers, which all have names relating to their species and character. Chitose, her Japanese name, means "millennium" in Japanese, as cranes are symbols of longevity in Japan. Her initial phrase, "stretch," is a play on her species, which are known to have long necks. She first appeared as a new character in Animal Forest e+, a Japan-only game, and was brought back in Wild World, City Folk, New Leaf, and New Horizons. She appears on the album cover for K.K. Rockabilly and she has the education hobby.


Gladys in Animal Forest e+

Gladys is a female crane with large black eyes and a circular, crimson crest atop her head. The upper part of her face, wings and abdomen are white, while the lower part of her face is a dark gray. She has horizontally-striped legs alternating between two shades of grey. Her initial shirt is the Misty Tee. Her appearance seems to be based on the red-crowned crane which is supported by her initial clothing, though there is the unlikely possibility that she is a whooping crane. In Animal Forest e+, her eyelashes are slightly shorter than in later games.


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

Gladys has a normal personality, and frequently acts kind towards the player. Normal villagers generally get along well with lazy, peppy, smug, snooty and other normal villagers. Gladys may conflict with cranky and sisterly villagers. As a normal villager, Gladys will usually wake up at 6:00 am and is easier to befriend than most. Both normal and peppy villagers reference an unseen friend known as Moppina.


Gladys' house in Animal Forest e+ has a Japanese feel to it. She has many Exotic items, such as the bench, the bureau, the table, the chest, and the screen. Gladys also has three gyroids, and a pet bird. She has no stereo at first, but if she is given one, it will play K.K. Folk. Her floor is the Tatami, and her wallpaper is the Modern Screen.

In Wild World, and City Folk, Gladys' house still has a very Japanese feel. She still has all her previous Exotic items, plus the bed, as well as more bonsai. She also has a Phonograph that plays K.K. Folk. Her flooring is still the Tatami, but her wallpaper has changed to the Shoji Screen.

Gladys' house in New Leaf still has a Japanese feel, but it has changed a bit from the past games. She now has less Exotic items, since the only one she has left is the Exotic Screen. Instead, she now has other Japanese items, such as the paper lantern, the biwa lute, and the Tokonoma. She displays a bonsai, and a phonograph playing K.K. Folk on top of her Glass Top Table. Her flooring is once again the Tatami, but her wallpaper has changed to the Tearoom Wall.

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Animal Forest e+ (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

Gladys was added to Pocket Camp in the March 7, 2018 update.

Gladys's preferred theme is harmonious, and she primarily gives steel as a reward. Her profile reads:

❝ She's an accomplished weaver who'll make you anything you want if you ask nicely. Just don't ask for a scarf if you don't want a blanket.❞

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 7

Furniture/Item Required Items Price (Bells) Craft Time
Paper Lantern 15 paper, 15 wood 1,400 3 hours
Glass-Top Table 30 wood 1,130 5 hours
Biwa Lute 120 wood 1,980 7 hours
Tearoom Rug 30 paper, 3 friend powder 840 7 hours
Tokonoma 90 paper, 90 wood 1,820 10 hours

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, she will reward the player with a misty tee and sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 9, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 15, she will request that the player crafts a loom.
  • At level 20, she will reward the player with a pic of Gladys and sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 25, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 30, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 35, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 40, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 45, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 50, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 55, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 60, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).

amiibo Card

amiibo Card[1]
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#194 Gladys
Type Ostrich
Star sign Capricorn
Birthday 1/15
Roll value 4
Hand sign Paper
Request A peaceful zen garden
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193 Keaton #194 Gladys 195 Hamphrey


  • Gladys shares the Misty Tee as her initial clothing with Genji.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese ちとせ Chitose
France French Gladys
Spain Spanish Gladis
Germany German Sandra
Italy Italian Marta
The Netherlands Dutch Gladys
Russia Russian Глэдис Gladis
China Chinese 仙仙 Xiānxiān
South Korea Korean 빅토리아 Biktoria


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