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OK, so we don't have our own full-on Extreme Center... But it still ROCKS!
― Sterling, City Folk

Sterling (ギンカク, Ginkaku?) is a jock eagle villager from the Animal Crossing series. He made his debut to the series in City Folk. Sterling's name comes from "sterling silver" in reference to his metal helmet. His catchphrase is a play on the sound that some birds of prey make. He wears a helmet like Knox's. He has the fitness hobby.


Sterling in City Folk

Sterling wears a silver knight helmet and silver greaves. He is a blue and red eagle with a yellow beak. He initially wears the scale armor suit. He's similar in appearance to Knox, the cranky chicken due to having a knight-like outfit. He is one of the few villagers to wear headgear and shoes.


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

Sterling 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, Sterling 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 Sterling.


In City Folk, Sterling's house has a Japanese theme, with a deer scare and a birdhouse. If Sterling has a stereo, it will play King K.K.

In New Leaf, Sterling's house instead has a more medieval theme. His room is decorated with a Library Wall and a Palace Floor. His furniture includes two pieces from the Gorgeous Series: the Table and the Sofa, along with two sets of Plate Armor and two Rooks. His phonograph now plays Lucky K.K.. In New Horizons his house is a jail theme house and has a cassette player that plays K.K. Dirge.

CF Sterling House.jpg NL Sterling House.jpg
City Folk (interior) New Leaf (interior)
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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp

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

Sterling's preferred theme is historical, and he primarily gives paper as a reward. His profile reads:

❝ When an eagle aims for the sky, he's not fooling around. Sterling won't rest until he soars above the competition.❞

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 0

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a scale-armor suit 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 table.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with a pic of Sterling 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]
Amiibo card back.png
#048 Sterling
Type Eagle
Star sign Sagittarius
Birthday 12/11
Roll value 6
Hand sign Rock
Request An outer-space space
Amiibo 048 Sterling.png
047 Knox #048 Sterling 049 Bonbon


  • He is named after a city with the same name in Colorado, USA.
  • He has a strong resemblance with a toucan, a tropical bird from both Central and South American rainforests.
  • His helmet will never disappear. He can wear sunglasses, raincoats, hats and seasonal event headgear and yet, he will keep wearing it.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese ギンカク Ginkaku
France French Manfred
Spain Spanish Arni
Germany German Horst
Italy Italian Beccodì
The Netherlands Dutch Sterling
China Chinese 銀閣/银阁 Yíngé
South Korea Korean 은수리 Eunsuri


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


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