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Don't tell anyone! My train obsession is a secret!
― Ken, New Leaf

Ken (クロベエ, Kurobē?) is a smug chicken villager in New Leaf and New Horizons. His name comes from the word chicken and may also be based on the Japanese word for sword (Ken), because he looks like a ninja and his default shirt is the ninja shirt. Ken's Japanese name is a portmanteau of Kuro ("black", referring to his color scheme) and -bee, a suffix in male Japanese names. He has the education hobby.


Ken in New Leaf

Ken is a predominantly black chicken with vibrant dark purple accents. He has rosy pink cheeks, a pale yellow beak, and pale yellow and light gray striped legs and feet. His design is based on a ninja. Ken resembles an Ayam Cemani chicken, chickens from Indonesia who have a dominant gene that causes hyper-pigmentation, which makes the chicken almost entirely black.


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

Smug villagers are very polite, kind, and gentleman-like. As a smug villager, Ken will get along easily with other villagers. Smug villagers get along well with most villagers, their personality appearing to be a mix of the other personality types. Smug villagers will stroke their egos from time to time, going on about how cool they are.

Generally, Ken will get along with lazy, normal, snooty and peppy villagers, and may conflict with cranky villagers.


In New Leaf, Ken's house is Japanese themed, with furniture such as the hearth, bonsai, and the tatami bed. On his phonograph he has Comrade K.K. playing. His choice of wallpaper and flooring are the Mortar Wall and the Slate Flooring.

In New Horizons, his house is also Japanese themed. He has his signature hearth, tatami bed, and bonsai. He also has a crafting bench, where he will at times be found crafting and can give the player recipes. On his bamboo speaker, K.K. Rally is playing.

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New Leaf (interior) New Leaf (exterior)
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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

amiibo Card

amiibo Card[1]
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#225 Ken
Type Chicken
Star sign Capricorn
Birthday 12/23
Roll value 1
Hand sign Rock
Request A ninja hideout HHD
A Dojo for Ninjas and Samurai HHP
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224 Paula #225 Ken 226 Mitzi


In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese クロベエ Kurobee
France French Ken
Spain Spanish Pichón
Germany German Hannes
Italy Italian Aligalli
The Netherlands Dutch Ken
China Chinese 烏骨雞/乌骨鸡 Wūgǔjī
South Korea Korean 오골 Ogol


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Smug Villagers (NH)