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ElephantSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Axel elp06
Axel NH.png
Species Personality Gender
Elephant Emotion Pride NH Icon cropped.png Jock Male
Birthday March 23rd Aries
Quote "Do not compare a fly with an elephant."
Catchphrase "WHONK"
Clothing Fresh Tee[nb 1]
Kanji Tee (Green)[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese エックスエル
Korean 엑스엘리
Italian Sandro
German Axel

Simplified Chinese 大大
French Axel
Spanish Eustakio
Dutch Axel

Traditional Chinese 大大
Quebec French Axel
Latin American Spanish Eustakio
Russian Аксель

Phrase in other languages

Japanese でゴンス
Korean 히힛
Italian SBONK

Simplified Chinese 嘻嘻
French splaf
Spanish ankagua

Traditional Chinese 嘻嘻
Quebec French splaf
Latin American Spanish ankagua
Russian потрубим

Axel is a jock elephant villager in the Animal Crossing series. His first appeared in Doubutsu no Mori and appears in all subsequent games except Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. His name is likely a play on XL, as in extra large, which relates to his species. This is further evidenced by his Japanese name, which directly translates to XL. His catchphrase is a play on the word honk.

In New Horizons, Axel has the fitness hobby and will wear Sporty Shades and lift heavy dumbbells while exercising.



Axel is a dark blue elephant with yellow tipped feet and trunk. He has a paintbrush-tipped tail (like all elephants), with a jade/emerald color. He has a white, round stomach that hangs out from underneath his clothes. The green on the end of his ears is the same green on his tail.


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

As a jock villager, Axel will have an interest in physical fitness and sports making him appear competitive when talking to other villagers and the player. He will, despite his competitiveness, appear friendly towards the player but he may offend other villagers, usually snooty or cranky villagers, when he criticizes their fitness and physical appearance, usually making them walk off angry or upset. He will find it difficult to talk to lazy villagers, who have an opposite choice of lifestyle - appearing relaxed and calm, with no interest in physical fitness and an interest in food.

Villager information[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]


Species Gender Personality
Elephant Male Jock
Star sign Aries Aries
Catchphrase WHONK
Default Clothing Fresh Shirt
Default Umbrella Retro Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite Clothing Style (e+) Striking
Smallxmark.png Least Favorite Clothing Style (e+) Subtle
Live Song Gift (e+) K.K. Ska

In City Folk[edit]

Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Striking
Smallxmark.png Subtle
Furniture Genre Retro/Dignified
Furniture Series Kiddie
Furniture Color Colorful

In New Leaf[edit]

Axel's picture in Animal Crossing: New Leaf Do not compare a fly with an elephant.
Siblings Eldest of four
Skill Competitive eating
Goal Basketball player
Fear Monster Mask
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Sporty
Smallxmark.png Historical
Color Colorful
Type Kilimanjaro
Milk A little bit
Sugar One spoonful

In New Horizons[edit]

Do not compare a fly with an elephant.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
March 23 Aries Jock (B) WHONK
Default Clothing Kanji Tee (Green)
Favorite Styles Active and Simple
Favorite Colors
Hobby Fitness
Carried Bag Veggie
Book Exercise
Food Donut
Drink Tea can or yellow mug
Popsicle Orange


In Animal Crossing[edit]

In Animal Crossing, Axel's house features the same furniture layout as Sunny's in Doubutsu no Mori e+.

PG Exterior 2 Red.png
House of Axel PG.png
Wallpaper: Ivy Wall PG.png Ivy Wall
Floor: Daisy Meadow PG.png Daisy Meadow
Music: No music

In City Folk[edit]

CF Exterior 1 Yellow.png
House of Axel CF.png
Kiddie Bureau HHD Icon.png Kiddie Bureau Exotic End Table HHD Icon.png Exotic End Table
Pine Chair HHD Icon.png Pine Chair (x2) Kiddie Table HHD Icon.png Kiddie Table
Pineapple Bed HHD Icon.png Pineapple Bed Lovely Dresser HHD Icon.png Lovely Dresser
Wallpaper: Ivy Wall HHD Icon.png Ivy Wall
Floor: Daisy Meadow HHD Icon.png Daisy Meadow
Music: K.K. Dixie [nb 3]

In New Leaf[edit]

House of Axel NL Exterior.png
House of Axel NL.jpg
Kiddie Table HHD Icon.png Kiddie Table Tennis Table HHD Icon.png Tennis Table
Kiddie Stereo HHD Icon.png Kiddie Stereo Kiddie Couch HHD Icon.png Kiddie Couch
Space Shuttle HHD Icon.png Space Shuttle Candy Machine HHD Icon.png Candy Machine
Kiddie Bookcase HHD Icon.png Kiddie Bookcase Coconut Palm HHD Icon.png Coconut Palm
Spaceman Sam HHD Icon.png Spaceman Sam Painting Set HHD Icon.png Painting Set
Kiddie Wall Clock HHD Icon.png Kiddie Wall Clock
Wallpaper: Blue Wall HHD Icon.png Blue Wall
Floor: Dotted Rug HHD Icon.png Dotted Rug
Music: K.K. Dixie

In New Horizons[edit]

In New Horizons, if Axel is the one of the starter villagers, his house will have craftable items primarily from the Wooden Series.

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
Thought Bubble:
Client's Vision: A dentist's office.
Required Items: Bowl Sink HHD Icon.pngBowl Sink
Donut Stool HHD Icon.pngDonut Stool
Dentist's Chair HHD Icon.pngDentist's Chair
Favorite Song: K.K. Song
Favorite Saying: Do not compare a fly with an elephant.
Axel's Happy Home Designer icon
Happy Home Designer client information
Thought Bubble:
Client's Vision: A dentist's office.
Required Items: Bowl Sink HHD Icon.pngBowl Sink
Donut Stool HHD Icon.pngDonut Stool
Dentist's Chair HHD Icon.pngDentist's Chair
Favorite Song: K.K. Song
Favorite Saying: Do not compare a fly with an elephant.
Axel's Happy Home Designer icon

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card
#249 Axel - Series 4
Gender: Male
Clothes: Fresh Shirt
Sign: Aries
Phrase: WHONK
Password: arQgGmTaWbLsKT
Animal Crossing-e 4-249 (Axel).jpg
248 Boomer Animal Crossing e-Reader cards
#249 Axel
250 Nate

amiibo card[edit]

amiibo card
#090 Axel - Series 1
Star sign: Aries
Birthday: March 23
Dice value: 4
Hand sign: Scissors
090 Axel amiibo card NA.png
089 Diana List of amiibo cards
#090 Axel
091 Muffy


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese エックスエル
From XL, as in extra large

Korean 엑스엘리

Simplified Chinese 大大
Dà Dà
'大' meaning big

Russian Аксель

Dutch Axel -

German Axel -

European Spanish Eustakio -

European French Axel -

Italian Sandro -

See also[edit]


  1. Prior to New Horizons, called Fresh Shirt prior to New Leaf
  2. New Horizons
  3. Does not contain a stereo initially