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"You just can't get enough of me, huh, chuuurp? I seem to have that effect on people."
— Anchovy, Animal Crossing: City Folk
Anchovy NewLeaf Official
Gender Male
Personality Lazy
Species Bird
Birthday March 4th
Star Sign Pisces
Initial Phrase "chuurp"
Initial Clothes Straw Shirt (AC)
Earthy Knit (WW, CF, NL)
Picture Quote
(Wild World)
"I'm hungry."
(New Leaf) "Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow."
Skill Remembering stuff
Goal Explorer
Coffee Blue Mountain,
Regular amount of milk,
Two spoonfuls of sugar
Appearance(s) Animal Forest,
Dōbutsu no Mori +,
Animal Crossing,
Dōbutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
In other languages Flag of Japan small アンチョビ (Anchobi)
Flag of France small Miguel
Flag of Germany small Armin
Flag of Spain small Boquerón

Anchovy is a lazy bird villager that appears in the Animal Crossing series. His initial phrase, "chuurp" is the noise birds make, which is "chirping." His name, Anchovy, derives from the fact that anchovies make up the diet of some species of birds.


Anchovy is a dark brown bird with brown, black, and tan feathers. He has a sharp, yellow, pointy bill. Anchovy also has thick, black eye brows, making his emotion look somewhat neutral, and he also has a small smile. He initially wears the Straw Shirt in Animal Crossing, but in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk, he wears the Earthy Knit.


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

Anchovy has a lazy personality, which means he will enjoy sleeping and food, and he will appear calm and relaxed throughout the game. Like other lazy villagers, he will share interests such as clothes, fishing, bug catching, and fossil hunting. Snooty and jock villagers will find it difficult to get along with him due to his relaxed lifestyle that will offend them.


Anchovy has the blue table, the parquet flooring, the modern wall, and a retro stereo that plays K.K. Ragtime. In Wild World, he has five pinball machines, while in the GameCube version, he has five slot machines.In New Leaf, he has four pinball machines, an ebony piano, a classic sofa, two billiard tables, and a pendulum clock.


Forest / Crossing Male: Ace | Admiral | Anchovy | Flash | Jay | Jakoten (AFe+) | Joe (AFe+) | Otis | Shoukichi (AFe+) | Twirp
Female: Madam Rosa (AFe+) | Midge | Piper | Robin | Twiggy
Wild World Male: Anchovy | Jay | Jitters

Female: Robin | Twiggy

City Folk Male: Anchovy | Jay | Jitters

Female: Midge | Robin | Twiggy

New Leaf Male: Anchovy | Jacques | Jay | Jitters | Lucha | Peck | Sparro

Female: Midge | Robin | Twiggy

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