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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.


His 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.

SterlingsHouse.jpg Sterlings House in New Leaf.JPG
City Folk (interior) New Leaf (interior)
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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

amiibo Card

amiibo Card[1]
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#048 Sterling
Type Eagle
Star sign Sagitarrius
Birthday 12/11
Roll value 6
Hand sign Rock
Request An outer-space space
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047 Knox #048 Sterling 049 Bonbon


  • Sterling shares a birthday with Petunia, a snooty rhino villager. They both have a birthday on December 11th.
  • 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


Jock Villagers (NH)
AntonioAxelBamBiffBillBillyBooneBootsBuckBudCoachCobbCousteauCurlyDomDriftFlipFrobertGenjiGooseHamletIgglyJayJittersKevinKid CatKodyLeonardoLouieLymanMacMooseMottPeckPiercePonchoRibbotRoaldRodRoryRowanRudySamsonScootSheldonSlySnakeSparroSprocketSterlingStinkyTadTankTeddyTianshengTybalt
  1. Species navigation icons from Nookipedia by Sunmarsh, CC BY-SA 3.0