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This article is about the snooty penguin villager. For the peppy/sisterly bear villager, see Paula.

I'm just that cool.
― Picture quote, Wild World

Gwen (ポーラ, Pōra?, Paula) is a snooty penguin villager that has appeared in every game in the Animal Crossing series. Gwen's English localized name is a play on her species name: PenGUIN. Her initial phrase references the cold, as words are a stutter in cold temperatures. It is similar to Roald's, Cube's, and Aurora's catchphrases. She has the fashion hobby.


Gwen in Animal Crossing

Gwen is a white and purple-ish penguin. She has a dark purple curl on the top of her head and large eyes with magenta eyeshadow and black prominent eyelashes. Her wings/arms are dark purple with white tips. Gwen's beak and feet are a yellow-orange color. She initially wears the Yellow Bolero in Animal Crossing, Wild World, and City Folk, and the Melon Gingham Tee in New Leaf. She carries the Lacy Parasol as her umbrella.


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

Gwen has a snooty personality, which means she loves make-up and gossiping. As a snooty villager, Gwen will first appear rude and arrogant towards the player, often talking about herself and her own experiences. She also speaks about the style and appearance of other villagers, usually other female villagers such as normal, peppy, and other snooty villagers. She will soon warm up to the player, confiding in them about their own feelings but still keeping subtly rude. Gwen will not get along with lazy villagers due to them not caring about their appearance or the lazy villagers hating what she eats, and she won't get along with jock villagers because they will question her on her physical appearance and they won't worry about fashion. However, she will get along with cranky villagers due to their similar rude personalities, and usually normal villagers as well.


Gwen's house is very chic and musical styled, the furniture mostly comes from the Classic, Regal, and Ranch series, as well as two instruments and a Phonograph, which will play Cafe K.K..

In Animal Crossing, Gwen's house has a huge amount of the Classic Series, including a Classic Sofa and a Classic Table, including a Phonograph that plays Café K.K..

In New Horizons, Gwen's house plays Drivin'.

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


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#247 Gwen
Gender Female
Type Penguin
Star sign Aquarius
Clothes Yellow bolero
Petphrase h-h-hon
Password wiOWMoEWqE&xu7
Profile You won't find Gwen on any island. This cold-weather penguin won't even go to the beach in her village. She prefers to hang out in the shade of the cool pine trees near the railroad tracks.
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amiibo Card

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#125 Gwen
Type Penguin
Star sign Aquarius
Birthday 1/23
Roll value 5
Hand sign Paper
Request A day spa
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  • In Wild World, Gwen has a unique dialogue line where she mentions how she cannot fly.
  • As sometimes revealed on April Fool's Day in New Leaf, Gwen is the second of four siblings.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese ポーラ Pōra
France French Gwen
Spain Spanish Fabiola
Germany German Judith
Italy Italian Gelinda
The Netherlands Dutch Gwen
China Chinese 寶拉/宝拉 Bǎolā
South Korea Korean 폴라 Polla


Snooty Villagers (NH)
  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