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I mean, isn't it more fun to be single and hang out with the guys?
― Sheldon, New Leaf

Sheldon (クリス, Kurisu?, Chris) is a jock squirrel villager who first appeared in New Leaf. His name may refer to the shell of nuts, which squirrels are known to take off before eating the nuts housed inside. His Japanese name contains リス (risu), the Japanese word for "squirrel." His initial catchphrase, "cardio", refers to aerobic exercise, reflecting his jock personality. He has the play hobby.


Sheldon is an orange and yellow squirrel with freckles. Most of his head is orange while the bottom of his face is yellow, but for his body most of it is yellow and his paws are colored orange. His tail starts yellow and fades into orange, and has two swirls which are colored bronze and light yellow. The inside of his ears are green. His bronze-colored eyebrows are slanted and he has a wide smile, giving him a determined or proud resting look, and he has smaller eyes compared to most other characters. He initially wears a tiger jacket.


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

Sheldon has a jock personality and has a great interest in sports and bodybuilding. Jock villagers are hyperactive and motivated, but often come across as self-centered and dense. As a jock villager, Sheldon is very interested in his hobby, and may compete against the player at catching bugs and fish. Jock villagers get along with peppy, cranky and sisterly villagers, but conflict with the laid-back lifestyle of lazy villagers. Snooty villagers may also be difficult to get along with for Sheldon.


In New Leaf, his house has somewhat of an outdoor theme, as he owns two tree standees. Sheldon owns a Tape Deck that plays K.K. Folk.

In New Horizons, Sheldon's house has a forest theme, and incorporates many furniture pieces from the mushroom series into its design. Sheldon has a yellow mush parasol, a white mush table with a plain yellow mug sitting on top, a strange mushroom mush low stool, two yellow mush lamps, a simple DIY workbench, a log garden lounge, and an orange tape deck sitting atop a mush log. Sheldon's wallpaper is the Forest Wall, and his flooring is the Forest Flooring.

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amiibo Card

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#031 Sheldon
Type Squirrel
Star sign Pisces
Birthday 2/26
Roll value 3
Hand sign Paper
Request An all-you-can-game room
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  • His Japanese name may be a mix of kuri (the Japanese word for chestnut, as he is a squirrel) and either risu (the Japanese word for squirrel) or Chris.
  • According to the Official New Leaf Prima Guide, his special skill is making puns and his dream is to be a mayor.
  • Sheldon shares his birthday with Wisp. They both have a birthday on February 26th.
  • Sheldon coincidentally shares his name with a weapon-dealing horseshoe crab from the Splatoon Franchise.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese クリス Kurisu
France French Roy
Spain Spanish Matracas
Germany German Steffen
Italy Italian Frugolo
The Netherlands Dutch Sheldon
Russia Russian Шелдона Sheldon
China Chinese 克栗斯 Kèlìsī
South Korea Korean 크리스 Keuriseu


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