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Hey! Sneak up on me again, and I'm gonna hit you with this shovel!
― Knox, City Folk

Knox (キンカク, Kinkaku?) is a cranky chicken villager in the Animal Crossing series whose first appearance was in City Folk. He wears a knight's helmet, which may link him to Sterling who wears a silver helmet. His name may be a play on Fort Knox, which also links to his gold-colored helmet, while "kin" in his Japanese name means "gold". His catchphrase, "cluckling", is the same as Betty's. He has the education hobby.


Knox in City Folk

Knox is a gray chicken dressed as a knight from medieval times. He initially wears a Cavalier T-shirt and his helmet and greaves are gold. He is also one of the few villagers to wear headgear and shoes. His appearance is similar to Sterling, the jock eagle villager.


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

Cranky villagers will usually appear in a grouchy or agitated mood. When talking to the player, cranky villagers tend to become angry if the player disagrees with them or refuses to do a favor. Like all cranky villagers, Knox will be invested in his hobby and will often challenge the player to various competitions. He will easily get along with jock, snooty and other cranky villagers, and occasionally lazy and normal villagers as well. However, he will find it hard to socialize with peppy villagers, as they will seem overstimulated or immature.


In City Folk, Knox has a medieval-themed room, having a covered wagon, birdcage, firepit, bookshelf, and a cannon. He uses the basement wall as wallpaper and the charcoal tile as flooring. If he has a stereo in his house, it will play K.K. Aria.

In New Leaf, Knox's house is similar to his City Folk house; with the exception of having a plate armor, broken post, and a few water troughs in the back of his home.

In New Horizons, Knox's house has items from the Golden series and Zodiac set, including 4 golden caskets with golden candlesticks, an Aquarius urn, and a Cancer table with a phonograph that plays K.K. Chorale. In the middle of his house, there's a red carpet leading to an upright piano. He uses the palace wall and palace tile for wallpaper and flooring respectively.

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City Folk (interior)
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New Leaf (interior) New Leaf (exterior)
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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp

Knox was added to Pocket Camp in the January 31, 2022 update.

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

❝ How does Knox keep his blood pressure so low? In his words, "Do your best and don't worry about the rest. When filled with dread, just go to bed."❞

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 0

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a cavalier shirt and sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 9, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 15, he will request the player to craft a gorgeous sofa.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with a pic of Knox 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).

amiibo Card

amiibo Card[1]
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#047 Knox
Type Chicken
Star sign Sagittarius
Birthday 11/23
Roll value 3
Hand sign Scissors
Request A battle enthusiast's abode
Amiibo 047 Knox.png
046 Winnie #047 Knox 048 Sterling


  • Knox may be named after Henry Knox, the Chief of Artillery in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War.
  • Knox is the only cranky chicken in the series, and also the only cranky villager to debut in City Folk.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese キンカク Kinkaku
France French Wolfram
Spain Spanish Tono
Germany German Tschiwi
Italy Italian Kalin
The Netherlands Dutch Knox
China Chinese 金阁/金閣 Jīn Gé
South Korea Korean 금끼오 Geumkkio


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

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