Filbert in Animal Crossing: The Only Lazy Squirrel

A particular grandmother picked up Animal Crossing: New Leaf on the 3DS on December 25, 2014. She loved it and spent a whopping 3,580 hours from the start of her game to December 31, 2018. She played the game almost every day for over four years when you think about it.

You have already probably heard about her. This amazing grandma is Audrey, who trended on the internet back in 2019 because of her superb accomplishment. Her grandson even made a video of her talking about her town. During her speech, she mentions who her favorite villager is: Filbert.

Meet Filbert, a blue squirrel with a dreamy smile. Grandma Audrey instantly fell in love with Filbert’s cute charm. Even I love this critter. No other squirrel villager exists that is blue and is lazy. He is truly a unique and cute neighbor to have around. I have him on my island, and I would proudly endorse him to be on yours. Learn why Grandma Audrey and I love him in this guide all about him.

Bottom Line Up Front

Here are essential details about Filbert in Animal Crossing: New Horizons that you need to know.

  • Name: Filbert
  • Gender: Male
  • Species: Squirrel
  • Personality: Lazy
  • Birthday: June 3 (Gemini)
  • Catchphrase: “bucko”
  • Favorite clothing style: Simple and Cute
  • Favorite colors: Blue and White

Who Is Filbert?

Filbert is a male squirrel villager with a lazy personality. He was part of the villagers in the first game of the series, Doubutsu no Mori, and has not missed a game appearance ever since. As such, Filbert is a villager in the latest entry of the series, Animal Crossing: New Horizons. He is also in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival, and Pocket Camp.

He has no motif about him other than that he is a blue squirrel. His English name, Filbert, directly references a cultivated hazel tree that produces edible oval nuts. The word ‘Filbert’ also pertains to a paintbrush whose bristles form a flattened oval head. However, it does not correlate with the villager in the game as Filbert is not interested in painting whatsoever.

His Japanese name, Rikki, is not a reference to something. His catchphrase, “bucko,” does not refer to something. However, the Spanish version of his catchphrase, “guirlache,” is. It refers to a typical sweet in Spain that is made of almonds and solidified caramel.

His favorite saying is, “don’t go nuts or anything.” As nature is his hobby, you can often see him reading and studying books about flowers, bugs, fishes, or fossils while sitting down on the ground.

Filbert’s Appearance

Filbert is a blue squirrel with bright pink cheeks. On his forehead is a white stripe with a dark blue outline. His tail has white and blue swirls, and the inside of his ears is orange. He dons a broad smile under his black nose. He has black pupils and dark blue eyebrows.

As for her clothing, he wears a beige sweater with a pine tree print in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, he wears a black and white checkered tee. He wears a long-sleeved white top with pink flowers imprinted in all entries before New Leaf. The design of the pink flowers is simplistic, and each has six petals. The top has pink dashed lines over its edges.

You may see him holding a pineapple-designed umbrella in Animal Crossing: New Horizons when it is raining. You can see him having a daisy umbrella instead in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. He carries a Mod Umbrella in Animal Crossing. He brings with him a yellow phone and a classy handbag.

Filbert’s Personality

Filbert in Animal Crossing

This is a loose description of Filbert’s lazy personality. There are many lazy villagers, and they all share the same interests. If you are interested in understanding Filbert’s nature, read more about it here in this complete guide of lazy villagers.

Filbert is a lazy villager. They are also known as relaxed, doofus, or food-loving villagers. He maintains a laidback lifestyle and a calm attitude, much like every lazy villager. They are recognizable for their love for food and funny conversations at times. He is caring, often willing to share his food with other villagers, including the player.

He is friendly towards everyone, although some find him annoying sometimes. These villagers are often jock villagers who hate their lazy lifestyle. Others like his relaxed demeanor, such as cranky villagers. He would often talk about the bugs in his house like other lazy villagers.

He wakes up at 8 AM and sleeps at 11 PM in Animal Crossing: New Horizons as a lazy villager. However, in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, he wakes up at 9 AM yet still sleeps at 11 PM. He wakes up at 8 AM and sleeps at 1:30 AM in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk. Finally, he wakes up at 8 AM and rests at 10 PM in Animal Crossing.

Filbert’s House Throughout the Games

His house has changed appearances throughout all games up to Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Below is a detailed description of the items within his home in each game.

Filbert’s House in Animal Crossing

In his debut game, Animal Crossing, his house has a carpet with an orange citrus design as a floor. His walls resemble a night sky with glimmering stars on the horizon. He has two gyroids in his house: a Mini Croakoid and a Mega Croakoid. Various plants and furniture decorate the house as a corn plant, a pachira, and around cactus decorate the backside of his room.

Along with the plants is an Apple TV (not the Apple brand, but a TV with the shape of an apple). A table designed like a lily pad and three chairs designed like frogs are at the center of his house. The gyroids mentioned before and a train set are at the corners of his house.

The house has a green shingled roof in terms of exterior appearance, along with a chimney. The house is creamy white with a brown wooden door.

Items Apple TV Corn Plant Froggy Chair (x3)
Lily-Pad Table Mega Croakoid Mini Croakoid
Pachira Round Cactus Train Set
Wall Lunar Horizon
Floor Citrus Carpet
Music No music available

Filbert’s House in Animal Crossing: Wild World

The interior design of the house remains mostly the same yet with minor changes. The walls and floor remain the same. He still has the Mini Croakoid and the Mega Croakoid. However, the arrangement of the furniture and plants is different now. He now has around cactus and a tall cactus. He still has a train set, albeit on the other corner.

He replaced his Apple TV with a TV equipped with a VCR. He also has a dresser with a robotic appearance. The mechanical dresser, the TV, and the round cactus are at the backside of his room. At the center is a satellite decoration, and on the right is a colorful couch and a colorful dresser. Music now plays in the space entitled “Two Days Ago.”

Items Kiddie Couch Kiddie Dresser Mega Croakoid
Mini Croakoid Robo-Dresser Round Cactus
Satellite Tall Cactus Train Set
TV with a VCR    
Wall Lunar Horizon
Floor Citrus Carpet
Music Two Days Ago

Filbert’s House in Animal Crossing: City Folk

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Everything is the same from the previous entry in Animal Crossing: City Folk. Nothing has changed at all.

Items Kiddie Couch Kiddie Dresser Mega Croakoid
Mini Croakoid Robo-Dresser Round Cactus
Satellite Tall Cactus Train Set
TV with a VCR    
Wall Lunar Horizon
Floor Citrus Carpet
Music Two Days Ago

Filbert’s House in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Filbert’s house motif has completely adapted the space and futuristic vibes in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. The game did a complete makeover on his interior design. The wall is still the same: a night sky full of glimmering stars. However, the floor now resembles that of a spaceship’s metallic floor. Its name in the game is the Robo-Floor.

The gyroids changed. There are now a Mini Dinkoid and a Tall Quazoid instead of a Mini Croakoid and a Mega Croakoid. The satellite is now at the corner. Every other piece of furniture has changed. His bed and sofa now look like it has futuristic technology. A space shuttle sits on one corner of his room. An asteroid float on one side, and beside it is a robotic stereo.

At the center of the room is a star projector. A futuristic bright lamp sits beside the Mini Dinkoid. If you gift him a table, a star globe appears on top of your gift when he places it in his room. The exterior of his house has changed as well. It now looks like a blue hut resembling his primary colors. Grassy hedges surround his home. There is still a chimney on his roof.

Items Asteroid Mini Dinkoid Robo-Bed
Robo-Sofa Robo-Stereo Satellite
Space Shuttle Star Globe Star Projector
Stripe Lamp Tall Quazoid  
Wall Lunar Horizon
Floor Robo-Floor
Music Two Days Ago

Filbert’s House in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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In New Horizons, his exterior house is primarily dark blue with white accents. A sophisticated lantern is attached beside the blue door, and his window is arched with a flat base. His house has a blue shingled roof and a brown brick chimney. The game changed the interior of his house once again. It still retains the space vibes yet is less futuristic.

If I could describe the theme of his house in this game with one word, it would be “dreamy.” The floor has changed again. It is now a white floor with blue dots. Most of his furniture is wooden yet painted blue. He has a blue bed with blue mini tables above and below it. The one below is covered by a cloth with a crisscross pattern, while a clock designed like a star lays on top of the mini table above.

A workbench and a wooden end table are on one corner of his room. Both are painted blue. On top of the end, table is a blue music player. Above them on the wall is a poster about constellations. On the top side of the back wall are garland wreaths with star decorations.

Besides the end table is a blue rocket with red accents, and at the center of the room is a blue wooden low table. On top of the end, table is some modeling clay. At the left corner of the room is a wooden block stool with a toy box on top. Beside the seat is a lamp designed like a star with many edges. On the other corner is a chair designed like a crescent moon.

Items Crescent-Moon Chair Cute Music Player Mini DIY Workbench
Modeling Clay Nova Light Star Clock
Starry Garland (x3) Study Poster Throwback Rocket
Toy Box Wooden End Table Wooden Low Table
Wooden Mini Table (x2) Wooden Simple Bed Wooden-Block Stool
Wall Starry-Sky Wall
Floor Blue Dot Flooring
Music Stale Cupcakes

Filbert’s Details Throughout the Games

Filbert is in every game in the series so far, and each game has different elements. This section lists the various attributes and aspects of Filbert throughout the games. Perhaps you are still playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf on your 3DS. Or you are revisiting Animal Crossing: Wild World for nostalgia. Whatever it may be, this guide will be helpful.

Filbert’s Details in Animal Crossing

Initial Attire

  • Initial clothing: Vogue Top
  • Initial umbrella: Mod Umbrella

Favorites

  • Most favorite clothing style: Strange
  • Least favorite clothing style: Gaudy

Live song gift: Two Days Ago

Filbert’s Details in Animal Crossing: Wild World

Initial Clothing: Vogue Top

Favorites

  • Most favorite clothing style: Strange
  • Least favorite clothing style: Gaudy
  • Default Hobby: Unknown 

Filbert’s Details in Animal Crossing: City Folk

Initial Clothing: Vogue Top

Favorites

  • Most favorite clothing style: Strange
  • Least favorite clothing style: Gaudy
  • Favorite furniture style: Retro and Playful
  • Favorite furniture color: Green
  • Favorite furniture series: Kiddie Series

Filbert’s Details in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Initial Attire

  • Initial clothing: Checkered Tee
  • Initial umbrella: Daisy Umbrella

Favorites

  • Most favorite clothing style: Basic
  • Least favorite clothing style: Ornate
  • Most favorite color: Green

Biography

  • Siblings: Youngest Quadruplet
  • Skill: Vaulting
  • Goal: Pilot
  • Halloween fear: Werewolf Hood

Coffee Preference

  • Type of beans: Blue Mountain
  • Amount of milk: Lots
  • Amount of sugar: three spoonsful

Filbert’s Details in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Initial attire

  • Initial clothing: Tree Sweater
  • Initial umbrella: Pineapple Umbrella
  • Initial phone design: Yellow
  • Final phone design: Polka-Dot Print – Fabric 10

Favorites

  • Most favorite clothing styles: Simple and Cute
  • Most favorite colors: Blue and White

Hobby: Nature

Carried Items

  • Carried bag: Classy
  • Book: Gardening, bug, fish, or fossil
  • Food: Sandwich
  • Drink: Smoothie or coffee cup
  • Popsicle: Chocolate

Filbert’s Details in Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise

Filbert can be one of your clients in Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ DLC, Happy Home Paradise. I have listed the essential details below of his dream house.

  • Thought bubble: I could get more practice if I lived with cool vehicle stuff.
  • Client’s vision: Driver’s Ed. Study Lounge
  • Required items: Space Shuttle, Vehicle Cabin Seat, and Minicar
  • Favorite song: K. K. Stroll

There are plenty of unlocked items that you can purchase from the Nook Shopping Catalogue once Filbert is your client. I have listed these items below and arranged them into a table.

Filbert’s Unlocked Furniture

Bulldozer Crew Member’s Seat Diner Counter Table Dual Hanging Monitors
Exit Sign Filbert’s Photo Filbert’s Poster Formal Paper
Gears Hanging Guide Sign Lunar Lander Lunar Rover
Luxury Car Mini Circuit Ornithopter Plaza Train
RC Helicopter Robot Hero Rocket Scooter
Spaceship Control Panel Steamroller Throwback Container Throwback Race-Car Bed
Throwback Rocket Tire Stack Tractor Train Set
Transit Seat Truck Unfolded Reference Sheet Yacht

Filbert’s Unlocked Interior Designs

Airplane Wall Blue Playroom Wall Blue Vinyl Sheet Blue-Paint Flooring
Fluffy Rug Gray Floor Tiles Highway Flooring Pastel Puzzle Flooring
Robo-Flooring Sloppy Rug Train-Window Wall Yellow Simple-Cloth Wall

Filbert’s Unlocked Clothing

All the unlocked clothes are available with all of the variations of each piece.

Conductor’s Jacket  Pilot’s Uniform  Racing Outfit  Conductor’s Cap
 Pilot’s Hat  Racing Helmet    

Filbert’s Details in Other Games

Filbert also appears in other games apart from the main series. Below is a list of Filbert’s game appearances, along with the crucial details surrounding each entry.

Filbert’s Details in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Happy Home Designer is a standalone game where Filbert appears as a client. Its gameplay is similar to New Horizon’s DLC, Happy Home Paradise because it inspires this DLC. I have listed below the necessary information that you need for Filbert in Happy Home Designer.

  • Thought bubble: Pop! Pop! Pop! I’d be so happy if I was completely surrounded by balloons!
  • Client’s vision: A bounty of balloons.
  • Required items: Balloon Lamp, Balloon Bed, Balloon TV
  • Favorite song: K. K. Stroll

Filbert’s Unlocked Furniture

Balloon Bed Balloon Clock Balloon Lamp Balloon Sofa
Balloon Table Balloon TV Bunny C. Balloon Bunny G. Balloon
Bunny I. Balloon Bunny O. Balloon Bunny P. Balloon Bunny R. Balloon
Bunny Y. Balloon Cyan Balloon Filbert’s Pic Green Balloon
Heart C. Balloon Heart G. Balloon Heart I. Balloon Heart O. Balloon
Heart P. Balloon Heart R. Balloon Heart Y. Balloon Indigo Balloon
Orange Balloon Pink Balloon Red Balloon Yellow Balloon

Filbert’s Unlocked Interior Designs

Balloon Floor Balloon Wall    

Filbert’s Unlocked Clothing

Balloon Hat Checkered Tee Daisy Umbrella Gumdrop Dress

Filbert’s Details in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Filbert is part of the 40 villagers that appeared in the game when Nintendo released it for the first time. Below are some vital information surrounding the game’s mechanics.

  • Personality: Lazy
  • Birthday: June 3 (Gemini)
  • Catchphrase: “bucko”
  • Initial clothing: Checkered Tee

Biography

  • Description: His lazy, dreamy smile is sure to win you over. And then his lazy, thoughtless comments are sure to lose you again.
  • Preferred theme: natural
  • Primary reward: Wood
  • Version added: 0.9.0
  • Date unlocked: October 25, 2017

Items Required to Invite

  • Required Friendship Level: 1
  • Swinging Bench
  • Aloe
  • Hammock
  • Worktable

Friendship Rewards

  • Level 7: Checkered Tee and Sparkle Stone
  • Level 9: Sparkle Stone
  • Level 10: Space Shuttle (Crafting Request)
  • Level 20: Filbert’s Pic and Sparkle Stone
  • Level 25 to 60: Sparkle Stone

Ideal Gifts to Give to Filbert

Filbert likes some particular clothing and furniture styles. However, he also has some dislikes. This section will guide you on what to give to Filbert if you are unsure. He has different preferences throughout the various games. Thus, this section will be divided accordingly. Note that I will not be listing all items you can buy. Instead, I will only list a few samples for brevity’s sake.

Ideal Gifts in Animal Crossing and Wild World

Filbert has the same favorite styles in Animal Crossing and Animal Crossing: Wild World. He likes the strange clothing style yet dislikes the gaudy ones. Below is a list of a few samples of strange clothes.

Clothing item

Clothing type Price

Where to buy from

Kiwi Shirt Tops N/A Gracie/GracieGrace (Animal Crossing) or Able Sisters (Animal Crossing: Wild World)
Watermelon Shirt N/A
Citrus Shirt N/A
Ladybug Shirt N/A
Butterfly Shirt N/A
Future Shirt 390 Bells Tom Nook’s Store (Animal Crossing) or Able Sisters (Animal Crossing: Wild World)
Optical Shirt 430 Bells
Nebula Shirt 390 Bells
Uncommon Shirt 360 Bells

Ideal Gifts in Animal Crossing: City Folk

Filbert’s preferred clothing style is still the same as previous entries. However, now he has a preferred furniture style. He likes retro and playful furniture. He also wants green. Below is a list of a few samples of furniture that are both green and retro/playful.

Furniture item

Price

Where to buy from

High-Jump Mat 2,980 Bells Tom Nook’s Store
Left Platform 1,600 Bells
Right Platform 1,600 Bells
Azalea Bonsai 1,500 Bells
Bath Mat 600 Bells
Florence Flask 1,600 Bells
1-Up Mushroom N/A Present
Green Pipe
Koopa Shell
Yoshi Egg N/A Tom Nook Point System

Ideal Gifts in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Filbert likes basic clothing and furniture items yet dislikes ornate styles. Just like in City Folk, he still loves the color green. Below is a list of furniture items that are both green and basic.

Furniture item

Price

Where to buy from

Bath Mat 600 Bells Timmy and Tommy’s Store
Green Counter 2,400 Bells
Kitchen Scale 1,200 Bells
Green Lamp 1,800 Bells
Green Chair 1,200 Bells
Caladium 1,300 Bells Garden Shop
Dracaena 2,000 Bells
Fan Palm 1,300 Bells
Mini Cactus 800 Bells
Pachira 1,200 Bells

If you want to give Filbert basic clothing, below are a few samples of such.

Clothing item

Clothing type Price

Where to buy from

Green Knit Hat Headwear 320 Bells Able Sisters
Dapper Dress Dress 800 Bells
Green Dress 640 Bell
Chevron Shirt Tops 320 Bells
Grass Tee 580 Bells
Green Tartan Pants Bottom 480 Bells
Mint Gingham Skirt 480 Bells
Green-Stripe Socks Socks 160 Bells Kicks
Green Buckled Shoes Footwear 420 Bells
Green Sandals 480 Bells

Ideal Gifts in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Filbert now likes blue and white, much like his own colors. He also likes simple and cute clothes. He enjoys any furniture that you give him, although there could be some that would fit well in his house. Here are some of those items.

Furniture item

Price

Where to buy from

Star Clock Not for sale DIY
Wooden Wardrobe
Rocking Horse
Wooden Music Box
Rocket Lamp 1,500 Bells Nook’s Cranny
Dollhouse 4,000 Bells
Sea Globe 1,200 Bells
Plasma Ball 2,600 Bells
Baby Bear 1,800 Bells
Cute Tea Table 3,000 Bells

Filbert likes simple and cute clothes. He also likes white and blue. Below is a list of clothes that are both simple or cute and white or blue.

Clothing item

Clothing type Price

Where to buy from

Terry-Cloth Nightcap Headwear 840 Bells Able Sisters
Twisted Hachimaki 680 Bells
Fishing Waders Dress-Up 2,000 Bells
Pajama Dress 1,200 Bells
PJ Outfit 1,050 Bells
Tee Dress 1,500 Bells
Checkered Muffler Tops 1,440 Bells
Doublet 1,520 Bells
Snowy Sweater 1,450 Bells
Tee-Parka Combo 1,400 Bells

Filbert’s Statistics in Animal Crossing

Filbert’s Personality

Filbert is one of 19 squirrel villagers that appear in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Still, there are 22 squirrels in total, including those who have not made an appearance in the latest entry. Among the 19 who do appear, Filbert is the only villager with a lazy personality. Statistically, Filbert is 5.26% of the squirrel population that represents his personality.

Filbert’s Gender

Among the 19 squirrel villagers, Filbert is part of the five males in the game. That makes up 26.32% of the population. Two of them have the crank personality, one has the smug personality, and the other has the jock personality. Filbert, the remaining villager on that list, has a lazy personality.

Filbert’s Birthday

Filbert’s birthday is on June 3. Only one other squirrel villager celebrates their birthday in June: Peanut. Peanut is a peppy female squirrel villager, which is the complete opposite of Filbert. Her birthday is on June 8. So, the statistics for squirrel villagers who celebrate their birthdays in June is 10.5% of the total population.

Filbert’s Debut Game

Filbert debuted in the first game, Doubutsu no Mori, alongside nine other squirrel villagers: Blaire, Cally, Mint, Nibbles, Peanut, Pecan, Ricky, Sally, and Static. With Filbert, they make up 52.6% of the total population. Among the ten, three of them are male squirrels. They are Filbert, Ricky, and Static. They make up 30% of the squirrels who debuted in Doubutsu no Mori.

Summary of statistics

Overall, Filbert is a unique character among the squirrels based on his personality type alone. He is the only lazy squirrel villager available. However, Filbert is one of the five males that appear in New Horizons. He shares a birth month with another villager, Peanut. However, Peanut is a peppy female squirrel. Filbert is also one of the ten who debuted in Doubutsu no Mori.

Frequently Answered Questions

Question: What Does Filbert like in Animal Crossing?

Answer: In New Horizons, Filbert likes clothing that is blue or white. Furthermore, he likes simple or cute clothes. Thus, a combination of blue or white clothes and simple or cute clothes would make him very happy. In New Leaf, he likes basic furniture and clothing. He also likes the color green. In Animal Crossing, Wild World, and City Folk, he likes basic clothing.

Question: What Animal is Filbert in Animal Crossing?

Answer: Filbert is a squirrel villager whose fur is blue. He has a white stripe on his forehead with a blue outline. Blue and white lines swirl along his tail.

Question: What Type is Filbert in Animal Crossing?

Answer: Filbert is a lazy villager. He loves to be calm and relaxed. He has a fondness for food and a hobby of nature. You would often see him eating a sandwich on the ground while reading a book about nature.

Question: How Rare is Filbert in Animal Crossing?

Answer: Filbert is a rare villager since he is the only lazy squirrel available in the game. Yes, there are plenty of squirrels, but he is the only lazy one. If you encounter Filbert in your hunt for villagers, consider having him as your neighbor.

Conclusion on Filbert

Filbert is a male squirrel villager with a lazy personality who debuted in the first game, Doubutsu no Mori. His birthday is on June 3, making his zodiac sign Gemini. He has appeared in all the games ever since then. He appears in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, but his house has undergone a significant makeover ever since his home in the first game.

The first thing you would notice about Filbert is that he is a blue squirrel. There are not a lot of blue squirrels in the game, as there are only two of them. He has a white stripe with a blue outline on his forehead and blue and white lines across his bushy tail. His favorite colors correlate with his fur since he likes blue and white in New Horizons.

His name directly references a particular type of hazelnut, the associated food of squirrels. His initial catchphrase is “bucko,” and her favorite saying is, “don’t go nuts or anything.” His hobby is nature, yet you may find him eating a sandwich while reading a book about nature because of his lazy personality. He can interact with some villagers, like cranky ones, but annoy some like the jocks.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, his favorite clothing style is simple or cute. His favorite colors are blue and white. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, he likes basic furniture and clothing and green. He still likes green in Animal Crossing, Animal Crossing: Wild World, and City Folk. Yet, in these games, he likes clothes with a strange style.

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