We all know that one guy who can get polite and kind, but also is very sophisticated and egotistical at times. They often think highly of themselves but still act like a gentleman.
In Animal Crossing, there are villagers whose personalities are just like that. While there are only a few of them compared to other personalities, they still have a large presence in the game. These villagers are the smug villagers.
They are good companions to have and can sometimes create genuinely funny moments. Their interactions with other villagers are interesting and sometimes hilarious. You cannot help but admire their sophisticated lifestyle. If you want some smug villagers on your island, read on further to learn more about them.
What are Smug Villagers?
Smug villagers are male villagers who act kind, polite, and gentleman-like. They are known to be lively and positive. At the same time, they act arrogant and sophisticated. Still, they can get friendly with other villagers.
Players revealed in the Happy Home Paradise expansion in Animal Crossing: New Horizons that they are music enthusiasts. Plus, they participate in logical conversations and often give out life advice.
They are relatively new to the series, having been introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. As a result, they are the least common male personality. As of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there are a total of 38 smug villagers.
However, one out of 38 smug villagers is not present in the latest entry. Also, six smug villagers used to have another personality. The developers changed most of them during the personality’s introduction.
The Behavior of Smug Villagers
Smug villagers are boastful and arrogant villagers but can be friendly with others. Because of their arrogance, players would unintentionally feel like they are belittling them.
They like to gossip and spread rumors about others. Still, they are polite and kind-hearted deep down. Players can expect them to act gentlemanly. When they are befriended, they like to flirt with the player regardless of their gender.
They have varying behaviors throughout the different entries of the series. In Happy Home Designer, they are noticeably more egotistical.
They love talking about themselves, how cool they are, and how they are the coolest among everyone. In Happy Home Paradise, their roommate would sometimes comment that they can’t sleep because of the smug villager. They listen to loud music at night if they have one.
Sleep Schedule of Smug Villagers
The time smug villagers wake up and go to sleep is different across the series’ games. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, they are asleep at 2 AM. This time, they are awake at 8:30 AM.
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, they are asleep at 2 AM once again. Yet this time, they are awake at 7 AM. There is no information about their sleep schedule in the earlier games because they debuted in New Leaf. Below is a summary of the sleep schedule.
|Animal Crossing||Animal Crossing: Wild World||Animal Crossing: City Folk||Animal Crossing: New Leaf||Animal Crossing: New Horizons|
|The time they go to sleep||N/A||N/A||N/A||2 AM||2 AM|
|The time they wake up||N/A||N/A||N/A||8:30 AM||7 AM|
Relationships Between Smug Villagers
Smug villagers are friendly to most villagers because they are polite and kind-hearted. Still, their egotistical nature and their sophisticated lifestyle may offend a few. Cranky villagers are one of those few.
They would often express their bitter dislike of smug villagers. Big sister villagers can also get annoyed by them, as they hate villagers who enjoy spreading gossip. They also hate villagers who are flirtatious. Smug villagers are both of these.
They can get along well with others of the same personality. Snooty villagers as well can get along swimmingly with them due to their common interests. After all, snooty villagers also act arrogantly and boastfully.
They also love living elegantly and in a sophisticated manner. Peppy villagers, on the other hand, admire smug villagers. The thing they admire most about them is their fashion sense. They would look up to them like the smug villagers are their big brothers.
Because of the smug villagers’ chill sense of humor, lazy villagers also get along well with them. Lazy villagers love that kind of humor as they find it amusing. Normal and jock villagers can also interact well with smug villagers. However, nothing noteworthy can be said about the behavior between them. In general, they can talk to each other in a friendly manner.
List of Smug Villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
|Name||Species||Birthday||Catchphrase||Favorite Color||Outfit Style||Debut|
|Beardo||Bear||September 27||“whiskers”||Brown||Elegant||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Cephalobot||Octopus||April 1||“Donk donk”||Black||Simple||Animal Crossing: New Horizons|
|Cheddar||Mouse||December 15||“fromage”||Black||Elegant||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Chops||Pig||October 13||“zoink”||Green||Elegant||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Colton||Horse||May 22||“check it”||Blue||Elegant||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Curlos||Sheep||May 8||“shearly”||Green||Active||Doubutsu no Mori e+|
|Ed||Horse||September 16||“greenhorn”||Black||Elegant||Doubutsu no Mori|
|Eugene||Koala||October 26||“yeah buddy”||Black||Cool||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Graham||Hamster||June 20||“indeed”||Green||Cool||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Hans||Gorilla||December 5||“groovy”||Blue||Elegant||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Henry||Frog||September 21||“snoozit”||Aqua||Cool||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Hippeux||Hippo||October 15||“natch”||Brown||Elegant||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Huck||Frog||July 9||“hopper”||Green||Cool||Doubutsu no Mori|
|Jacques||Bird||June 22||“zut alors”||Green||Simple||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Julian||Horse||March 15||“glitter”||Blue||Cool||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Keaton||Eagle||June 1||“wingo”||Blue||Flashy||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Ken||Chicken||December 23||“No doubt”||Blue||Cool||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Kidd||Goat||June 28||“wut”||Gray||Cool||Doubutsu no Mori e+|
|Klaus||Bear||March 31||“strudel”||Gray||Simple||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Kyle||Wolf||December 6||“alpha”||Black||Cool||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Leopold||Lion||August 14||“lion cub”||Green||Elegant||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Lionel||Lion||July 29||“precisely”||Gray||Active||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Lopez||Deer||August 20||“badoom”||Gray||Gorgeous||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Lucha||Bird||December 12||“cacaw”||Black||Active||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Marshal||Squirrel||September 29||“sulky”||Aqua||Cool||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|O’Hare||Rabbit||July 24||“amigo”||Aqua||Active||Animal Crossing|
|Olaf||Anteater||May 19||“whiffa”||Red||Elegant||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Phil||Ostrich||November 27||“hurk”||Green||Cool||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Pietro||Sheep||April 19||“honk honk”||Colorful||Gorgeous||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Quillson||Duck||December 22||“ridukulous”||Beige||Cool||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Raymond||Cat||October 1||“crisp”||Black||Elegant||Animal Crossing: New Horizons|
|Rodney||Hamster||November 10||“le ham”||Colorful||Cool||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Roswell||Alligator||May 2||“spaaace”||Beige||Simple||Doubutsu no Mori e+|
|Shep||Dog||November 24||“baa baa baa”||Aqua||Cool||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Tex||Penguin||October 6||“picante”||Black||Cool||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Toby||Rabbit||July 10||“ribbit”||Green||Cute||Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome Amiibo|
|Zell||Deer||June 7||“pronk”||Gray||Cool||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
Analysis of Smug Villagers in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Analysis on Birthdates
Most of the smug villagers have their birthdays in December. To be specific, there are six of them in December. In June and October, there are five smug villagers each with birthdays.
In May, July, and September, there are four villagers each. November has three villagers. In March, April, and August, there are two each. However, no smug villagers are celebrating their birthdays in January and February.
Additionally, there are four pairs of smug villagers whose birthdays are chronologically next to each other. For example, Klaus’ and Cephalobot’s birthdays are next to each other. Klaus’ is on March 31 and Cephalobot’s is the day after that, April 1. Below is a list of these villagers.
- Klaus (March 31), Cephalobot (April 1)
- Huck (July 9), Toby (July 10)
- Hans (December 5), Kyle (December 6)
- Quillson (December 22), Ken (December 23)
There are no smug villagers who share the same birthday. Moreover, below is a summary of the number of smug villagers born each month.
|Month||No. of Villagers||Villager||Birthday|
Analysis on Species
Overall, there are 27 species in the population of smug villagers. The species with the most animals among them are horses. There are a total of three horses who are smug villagers.
Three villagers out of 37 would be 8% of the total population. 18 of the species only have one animal representing them. That would be about 67% of the total number of species. Plus, they would make up 48.65% of the total number of animals.
The next species with the most animals among them are bears, birds, deers, frogs, hamsters, lions, rabbits, and sheep. Each of them has two villagers. As of the latest entry, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, seven species do not have smug villagers. These species are the bull, bear cub, elephant, kangaroo, monkey, rhinoceros, and tiger villagers.
Initially, there were no cat or octopus villagers as smug villagers. However, the latest entry introduced one villager of each species. Below is a list of the animals grouped into their respective species.
|Species||No. of Villagers||Villager||Birthday||Common Birth Month|
|Alligator||1||Roswell||May 2||May (100%)|
|Anteater||1||Olaf||May 19||May (100%)|
|Bear||2||Beardo||March 31||March (50%), September (50%)|
|Bird||2||Lucha||June 22||June (50%), December (50%)|
|Cat||1||Raymond||October 1||October (100%)|
|Chicken||1||Ken||December 23||December (100%)|
|Deer||2||Zell||June 7||June (50%), August (50%)|
|Dog||1||Shep||November 24||November (100%)|
|Duck||1||Quillson||December 22||December (100%)|
|Eagle||1||Keaton||June 1||June (100%)|
|Frog||2||Henry||July 9||July (50%), September (50%)|
|Goat||1||Kidd||June 28||June (100%)|
|Gorilla||1||Hans||December 5||December (100%)|
|Hamster||2||Rodney||June 20||June (50%), November (50%)|
|Hippo||1||Hippeux||October 15||October (100%)|
|Horse||3||Julian||March 15||March (33%), May (33%), September (33%)|
|Koala||1||Eugene||October 26||October (100%)|
|Lion||2||Lionel||July 29||July (50%), August (50%)|
|Mouse||1||Cheddar||December 15||December (100%)|
|Octopus||1||Cephalobot||April 1||April (100%)|
|Ostrich||1||Phil||November 27||November (100%)|
|Penguin||1||Tex||October 6||October (100%)|
|Pig||1||Chops||October 13||October (100%)|
|Rabbit||2||O’Hare||July 10||July (100%)|
|Sheep||2||Pietro||April 19||April (50%), May (50%)|
|Squirrel||1||Marshal||September 29||September (100%)|
|Wolf||1||Kyle||December 6||December (100%)|
Analysis on Favorite Color
Many of the smug villagers prefer the color black or green. Each of these colors is adored by eight smug villagers. Eight out of 37 make up 21.6% of the total population.
When the adoring fans of both colors are combined, they would make up 43% of the total population. The next colors with the most villagers preferring it would be both blue and gray. Each of them has been adored by five smug villagers.
Five out of 37 make up 13.5% of the entire population. When the adoring fans of both colors are combined, they would make up 27% of the entire population. Next, aqua is adored by four smug villagers.
Beige, brown, and “colorful” each have two. The color with the least amount of villagers adoring it is red. There is only one villager who loves the color red. That is Olaf the Anteater. Below is a summary of the ratio between favorite colors.
- Black: 8 (21.6%)
- Green: 8 (21.6%)
- Blue: 5 (13.5%)
- Brown: 5 13.5%)
- Aqua: 4 (10.8%)
- Beige: 2 (5.4%)
- Brown: 2 (5.4%)
- Colorful: 2 (5.4%)
- Red: 1 (2.7%)
Analysis on Outfit Style
In terms of style, most of the smug villagers prefer the Cool outfit style. In total, 15 smug villagers prefer the Cool outfit style out of 37 villagers. That makes up about 40.5% of the total population.
Meanwhile, 10 smug villagers adore the Elegant outfit style. That makes up about 27% of the total population. The Simple and Active outfit styles are adored by four smug villagers each, which is 10.8% of the total population.
Two smug villagers prefer the Gorgeous outfit style. Finally, the Cute and Flashy outfit styles are preferred by one smug villager each. Below is a summary of the ratio between preferred outfit styles.
- Cool: 15 (40.5%)
- Elegant: 10 (27%)
- Simple: 4 (10.8%)
- Active: 4 (10.8%)
- Gorgeous: 2 (5.4%)
- Cute: 1 (2.7%)
- Flashy: 1 (2.7%)
Analysis on Debut Game
As expected, almost all of the smug villagers debuted in the game that first introduced the personality, Animal Crossing: New Leaf. 28 villagers got introduced in that game.
Statistically, that is 75.7% of the smug villager population. Its expansion, Welcome Amiibo, introduced one new smug villager, Toby. Toby is part of the Sanrio and Doubutsu no Mori Amiibo pack. His appearance is inspired by the Hello Kitty character Keroppi.
Toby also appears in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. You can invite him to your island by scanning his Amiibo card. A few villagers also debuted in the previous entries.
However, when they debuted, their personalities were different. After all, the smug personality was introduced in New Leaf. So, it makes sense that their original personalities were not smug. Their original personalities differ from villager to villager.
Two smug villagers debuted in Doubutsu no Mori. That makes up 5.4% of the entire smug villager population. Meanwhile, only one smug villager debuted in the next game, Animal Crossing. That makes up 2.7% of the population.
The next game, Doubutsu no Mori e+, has three smug villagers. That makes up 8.1% of the population. Finally in the latest entry, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, two smug villagers debuted. Again, that makes up 2.7% of the population.
Below is a summary of the ratio between debuted games.
- Doubutsu no Mori: 2 (5.4%)
- Animal Crossing: 1 (2.7%)
- Doubutsu no Mori e+: 3 (8.1%)
- Animal Crossing: Wild World: N/A
- Animal Crossing: City Folk: N/A
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf: 28 (75.7%)
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome Amiibo: 1 (2.7%)
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons: 2 (5.4%)
List of Smug Villagers not in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
|Name||Species||Birthday||Catchphrase||Favorite Color||Outfit Style||Debut||Last appearance|
|W. Link||Wolf||December 2||“ruff ruff”||Green||Iconic||Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome Amiibo||Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome Amiibo|
Analysis of Smug Villagers not in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
There is only one smug villager not included in the latest entry: W. Link. W. Link debuted in Animal Crossing: New Leaf’s expansion, Welcome Amiibo. He is a wolf born on December 2 with the catchphrase, “ruff ruff”.
He loves the color green and his preferred outfit style is Iconic. His appearance is inspired by Wolf Link from the game The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Coincidentally, his birthday is on the same day that Nintendo first released the game in Japan.
He can be invited to move in using his Amiibo. You can scan an Amiibo of Link, Zelda, Wolf Link, or Archer Link while playing the game.
List of Formerly Smug Villagers
Currently, there are no villagers who used to be smug. Due to the small number of villagers having smug personalities, the developers decided not to reduce its population further.
However, some notable smug villagers used to have other personalities. The developers decided to do this because there are too few smug villagers in the game. Thus, they changed some existing villagers’ personalities. These villagers are featured in the next section.
List of Smug Villagers Formerly Having Other Personalities
|Name||Species||Original Personality||Birthday||Catchphrase||Favorite Color||Outfit Style||Debut|
|Curlos||Sheep||Cranky||May 8||“shearly”||Green||Active||Doubutsu no Mori e+|
|Huck||Frog||Lazy||July 9||“hopper”||Green||Cool||Doubutsu no Mori|
|Kidd||Goat||Lazy||June 28||“wut”||Gray||Elegant||Doubutsu no Mori e+|
|Leopold||Lion||Jock||August 14||“lion cub”||Green||Elegant||Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|O’Hare||Rabbit||Cranky||July 24||“amigo”||Aqua||Active||Animal Crossing|
|Roswell||Alligator||Lazy||May 2||“spaaace”||Beige||Simple||Doubutsu no Mori e+|
Analysis of Smug Villagers Formerly Having Other Personalities
Analysis on Species
All of the villagers mentioned in this section are from different species. The species are the following: sheep, frog, goat, lion, rabbit, and alligator. So, the ratio between species is evenly divided into each villager. Individually, they make up 16.66% of their population. Below is a quick summary of the ratio between the villagers’ species.
- Sheep: 1 (16.66%)
- Frog: 1 (16.66%)
- Goat: 1 (16.66%)
- Lion: 1 (16.66%)
- Rabbit: 1 (16.66%)
- Alligator: 1 (16.66%)
Analysis on Original Personality
Half of these villagers originally had lazy personalities. That makes up 50% of the population. Furthermore, two villagers used to have cranky personalities. That makes up 33% of the population. The final villager used to have a jock personality. That makes up 17% of the population. Below is a quick summary of the ratio between the villagers’ original personalities.
- Formerly lazy: 3 (50%)
- Formerly cranky: 2 (33%)
- Formerly jock: 1 (17%)
Analysis on Birthday
July and May each have two villagers celebrating their birthdays. Each month makes up 33% of the population. If the birthday celebrants of both months are combined, that would be 66%.
Meanwhile, August and May each have only one villager celebrating their birthdays. Individually, that would be 17% of the entire population. Below is a quick summary of the ratio between the villager’s birthdays.
- July: 2 (33%)
- May: 2 (33%)
- August: 1 (17%)
- May: 1 (17%)
Analysis on Favorite Color and Outfit Style
Half of these villagers love the color green. That makes up 50% of the population. The colors gray, aqua and beige have one adoring fan each. Individually, that makes up 17% of the entire population. Below is a quick summary of the ratio between the villagers’ favorite colors.
- Green: 3 (50%)
- Gray: 1 (17%)
- Aqua: 1 (17%)
- Beige: 1 (17%)
As for outfit style, the Elegant and Active styles each have two adoring fans. That makes up 33% of the population. The Cool and Simple styles each have only one. That makes up 17% of the population. Below is a quick summary of the ratio between the villagers’ outfit styles.
- Elegant: 2 (33%)
- Active: 2 (33%)
- Cool: 1 (17%)
- Simple: 1 (17%)
Smug Villagers’ Dialogue in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Smug villagers always have something interesting to say. If you are a fan of logical conversations, smug villagers are the ones to talk to. Even though they act arrogant and sophisticated, they are pretty polite. Here are some of the best dialogue in Animal Crossing: New Horizons that smug villagers say.
- “I’m not really used to chasing anything, you know? I’m used to the paparazzi chasing me!”
- “Buon Giorno! That’s Italian for ‘Have a good Giorno’!”
- “Ha HA! Preemptive self-own so the haters can’t get me down.”
- “Don’t be shy, <player>. I see you eyeing my dashing, yet seasonally appropriate attire.”
- “Did you know that no one can hear me scream from my basement?”
- “Ahem… I LOVE YOUUU!”
- “Ooh, that outfit you’re wearing today… C’est magnifique! That’s Spanish for bellissimo!”
- “This would be a really cool spot for a date, don’t you think? Don’t worry – I’m not saying that THIS is a date. Unless…”
- “You… prefer not to wear pants? Ha! Comfort over style. I can’t relate at all.”
- “Now the jealousy is turning into awe… with just a hint of rage. ARRRRGHH!”
Frequently Asked Questions
Question: Do Smug Villagers Flirt?
Answer: Yes, they do. It is part of their personality at this point. They love to flirt with the player without regarding the gender at all.
Question: Who Do Smug Villagers Get Along With?
Answer: Smug villagers get along well with other smug and snooty villagers. It is because of their shared interest, which is to spread rumors and gossip about others.
They can get along well with lazy villagers too. The villagers that smug villagers do not get along well with are the cranky and big sister villagers. Cranky villagers generally dislike them. Big sister villagers hate those who spread rumors and those who flirt with others.
Question: When Are Smug Villagers Outside?
Answer: Smug villagers sleep by 2 AM, then wake up at 8:30 AM. If you want to meet them outside, do not visit them during these hours. They are asleep by that point.
You can wait them out at 8:30 AM when they wake up or search for them before the clock strikes 2 AM. For best results, you can search for them an hour earlier or later. For instance, you can search for them at 1 AM or 9:30 AM.
Question: When Do Smug Villagers Sleep in ACNH?
Answer: In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, smug villagers go to sleep by 2 AM.
Question: How Rare Are Smug Villagers?
Answer: Smug villagers can be considered rare villagers because of how small in numbers they are. There are only 37 smug villagers in the latest entry out of the hundreds available.
Thus, getting one to be on your island is a blessing. Still, it is said that the first villager in your campsite is smug. You must invite them over to your island so that your game progresses.
Question: How Many Smug Villagers Are in New Horizons?
Answer: There are 37 smug villagers in New Horizons. Overall, there are 38 of them. One has been left out, which is W. Link. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome Amiibo, you can invite W. Link over to your neighborhood by scanning an Amiibo of Link, Zelda, or Wolf Link.
Conclusion on Smug Villagers in Animal Crossing
Overall, there are 38 smug villagers in the entire Animal Crossing series. Out of 38, only one is left out in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Statistically, 97.4% of the entire population has made it into the latest entry.
Also, in New Horizons, they go to sleep at 2 AM and wake up at 8:30 AM. As for relationships, they get along best with other smug and snooty villagers. They can be good friends with lazy villagers.
They often clash with cranky and big sister villagers because of their differing lifestyles. Cranky villagers dislike smug types in general. Big sister villagers hate flirtatious villagers and villagers who love to spread gossip. Smug villagers have both of these traits. They can get along well with normal and jock villagers, however.
December is the month with the greatest number of smug villagers celebrating their birthdays. Six villagers celebrate their birthday in December. Surprisingly, no smug villagers are born in January or February.
Excluding these two months, the months with the least amount of birthday celebrants are March, April, and August. Each month has two smug villagers celebrating their birthday.
The species with the greatest number of smug villagers are horses. There are 18 species with only one villager. As for the favorite color of these villagers, the most favorite one is both black and green. Both colors have garnered eight adoring fans each. Below is a list summarizing all of the crucial details about smug villagers.
- Total number of smug villagers: 38
- Number of smug villagers in New Horizons: 37
- Villager types smug villagers get along with best: smug, snooty
- Villager types smug villagers get along with worst: cranky, big sister
- The month with the greatest number of smug villagers: December (6)
- Months with the least number of smug villagers: January, February (0)
- Species with the greatest number of smug villagers: horse (3)
- Species with the least number of smug villagers: 18 species (1)
- Most popular favorite color among smug villagers: black, green (8)
- Least popular favorite colors among smug villagers: red (1)
- Most popular outfit style among smug villagers: cool (15)
- Least popular outfit styles among smug villagers: cute, flashy (1)
- The game that introduced the greatest number of smug villagers: Animal Crossing: New Leaf (28)
- The game that introduced the least number of smug villagers: Animal Crossing, Animal Crossing: New Leaf – New Amiibo (1)
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