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I heard you trying to sing, and I thought maybe you’d feel good if someone told you it sounded nice.
― Wade, New Horizons

Wade (カマボコ, Kamaboko?) is a lazy penguin villager who appeared in Animal Forest e+ as an e-Reader villager, but has been found in the data for Happy Home Designer. His name is a pun on the act of wading through water, while his Japanese name is a reference to a common Japanese food item of the same name.

Wade returned to the series in New Leaf, as part of the Welcome amiibo update. By scanning amiibo cards, this villager can be met via the campground and invited to the town.

He has the nature hobby.


Wade in Animal Forest e+

Wade is a black and white penguin with a color scheme that resembles a penguin chick. The top of his head is white, and so are the tops of his flippers and belly. He has expressive dark grey eyebrows. Above his orange beak are black markings that fade to white in a noticeable gradient. The same goes for the tips of his flippers. His feet are black and he initially wears the Spade Shirt. In new horizons he dons the Froggy Tee.


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

As a lazy villager, Wade will be friendly and easy to get along with due to his laid back lifestyle. Like all lazy villagers, he has a love of food and relaxing. He will enjoy partaking in the usual hobbies, usually for relaxing reasons or for food, like when fishing. Wade will get along well with other villagers, but may offend or confuse jock villagers, who have a lifestyle of exercise and fitness, which conflicts with the lazy lifestyle of relaxing and food. He will get along with other lazy villagers with whom he will talk about food, comics, or superheroes. He will also get along well with normal, peppy, smug and sisterly villagers, and occasionally cranky villagers, but may from time to time annoy snooty villagers, who disagree with the lazy lifestyle.


Wade's house is the same as Joey's, but with the backyard carpet and the lunar horizon wallpaper. Forest Life plays on his red stereo. In New Horizons, his house uses the ice theme alongside multiple shell-based furniture. Additionally, the back of his house is lined with various types of fish.

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Animal Forest e+ (interior)
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New Leaf (interior) New Leaf (exterior)
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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp

Wade was added to Pocket Camp in the August 23, 2020 update.

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

❝ Wade loves camping, cooking, and danger. So grilling food on an undampened cedar plank is basically his idea of heaven.❞

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 0

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a spade tee 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 Tteok plate.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with a pic of Wade 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

Welcome amiibo Card[1]
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#12 Wade
Round pillow Tteok plate Wooden bear Zen low table Zen screen
Daimyo's tray Floor seat Futon mattress Kaiseki meal
Wallpaper and Flooring
Modern screen Tatami floor
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  • Wade shares a birthday with Frett. They both have a birthday on October 30th.
  • As sometimes revealed on April Fool's Day in New Leaf, Wade is the fourth of six siblings.
  • Translating the letter you get when you scan an Wade's card sold in Japan at the "e+" post office, he says, "I like surimi (Fish sausage and Kamaboko)." "I hate Raw fish."
    • On the other hand, in his room of New Horizons, a lot of the raw fish that he dislikes are displayed.
  • His Town tune in Animal Forest e+ is a diversion of Belle.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese カマボコ Kamaboko
France French Miglou
Spain Spanish Petín
Germany German Staksi
Italy Italian Plinio
The Netherlands Dutch Wade
China Chinese 竹轮/竹輪 Zhúlún
South Korea Korean 호떡 Hotteok (Korean sweet filled pancake)


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