Chai

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"Guess what! I'm taking flying lessons! And I don't even need wings–I can just use my ears!"
Wisp imitating Chai, Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo

Type of Elephant villager Chai elp11
Artwork of Chai the Elephant
Species Personality Gender
Elephant Peppy Female
Birthday March 6th Pisces
Favorite saying "He who chases two rabbits catches none."
Catchphrase "flap flap"
Clothing Cinnamoroll Puffy Blouse[nb 1]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Names in other languages
 フィーカ[nb 2]
 피카[nb 5]
 Chai
 Chai
 啡卡[nb 3]
 Chaï
 Chai
 Chai
 啡卡[nb 4]
 Chaï
 Chai
 Чай[nb 6]
Phrase in other languages
 ロルロル
 롤롤
 ruuu ruuu
 zimtroll
 大耳
 pachipach
 vuelalto
 kaneel
 大耳
 pachipach
 vuelalto
 машу ушами

Chai is a peppy elephant villager in the Animal Crossing series. She first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo and has appeared in all subsequent games. She is one of the Sanrio crossover villagers and is based on the dog character Cinnamoroll, sharing the same birthday as him.[1] Chai's catchphrase, "flap flap," refers to how Cinnamoroll can use his ears to fly.[1] Chai's name is likely a reference to chai tea, since Chai has a pink teacup on her head, chai tea is a notable drink served at cafés, and Cinnamoroll's place of residence is at a café.[1] She is the only Sanrio villager whose English name is different from her Japanese name.

In New Horizons, Chai has the play hobby and can run around with her arms extended at any time, rather than only outside Resident Services during a scripted activity with a group of villagers.

Characteristics[edit]

Appearance[edit]

Chai is a blue elephant with a pink teacup on her head and yellow tips on her trunk, feet, and hands, as well as a white belly, hair, and eyelids. Her eyes feature cross-eyed blue pupils, which become smaller when she's shocked. She has Cinnamoroll on her shirt, the Sanrio character her design is based on. Chai and Tia are both elephant villagers based on teaware.

Personality[edit]

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

Chai is a peppy villager, which means she will appear over-excited to see the player and most other villagers. Like all peppy villagers, she will appear childish and immature, usually asking the player for items they want. She will enjoy the usual hobbies and will tell the player that when she is bug catching, she is looking for a particular bug that may look nice in her home. She will get along well with other villagers, particularly the lazy, normal, big sister, smug and other peppy villagers, but she may annoy and upset cranky and snooty villagers who are known to appear older than other villagers. Due to the honest nature of peppy villagers, she may mention how "old" or "boring" they are due to her opposing, upbeat personality. She will easily get upset in conversation when it is not going her way, but will forget ever having the conversation due to her short attention span.

Villager information[edit]

In Welcome amiibo[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo, Chai can only move to the player's town if her amiibo card is scanned.

Chai's skill of "napping" refers to Cinnamoroll's habit of sleeping on the laps of the customers at Cafe Cinnamon.[1] Her goal of "café owner" refers to how Cinnamoroll was adopted by the owner of Cafe Cinnamon and became the café's popular mascot.[1]

Chai
He who chases two rabbits catches none.

Chai

Chai

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
March 6 Pisces Peppy flap flap
Default clothing Cinnamoroll Outfit NL Model.png Cinnamoroll Outfit
Default umbrella Melon Umbrella NL Model.png Melon Umbrella
Favorites
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Cute
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Basic
Favorite color
 
None
Biography
Siblings Only child
Skill Napping
Goal Café owner
Halloween fear Bug Mask NL Model.png Bug Mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blend
Amount of milk None
Amount of sugar None

In New Horizons[edit]

While initially absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Chai was added in an update on March 18, 2021, and she can only move to the player's island if her amiibo card is scanned.[2] Additionally, in all versions of the game, the Cinnamoroll Poster can be obtained from Nook Shopping after inviting Chai to Photopia via her amiibo card.

Chai
He who chases two rabbits catches none.

Chai

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
March 6 Pisces Peppy (A) flap flap
Default clothing Cinnamoroll Puffy Blouse NH Icon.png Cinnamoroll Puffy Blouse
Other default clothing

See list:

  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Dotted Raincoat (Pink) NH Icon.png Dotted Raincoat (Pink) & Rain Hat (Pink) NH Icon.png Rain Hat (Pink)
  • During snow: Peacoat (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png Peacoat (Navy Blue) & Snowy Knit Cap (Blue) NH Icon.png Snowy Knit Cap (Blue)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png PJ Outfit (Navy Blue) & Terry-Cloth Nightcap (Blue) NH Icon.png Terry-Cloth Nightcap (Blue)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png Athletic Jacket (Blue)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png Tank (Navy Blue)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle Shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png Athletic Jacket (Blue)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png Athletic Jacket (Blue) & Straw Hat (Blue) NH Icon.png Straw Hat (Blue)
  • Bunny Day: Water-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Water-Egg Outfit  & Water-Egg Shell NH Icon.png Water-Egg Shell
  • Halloween: Flashy Animal Costume (Green) NH Icon.png Flashy Animal Costume (Green) & Flashy Pointy-Ear Animal Hat (Green) NH Icon.png Flashy Pointy-Ear Animal Hat (Green)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Cream) NH Icon.png Straw Boater (Cream)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Blue) NH Icon.png Chef's Outfit (Blue) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png Chef's Hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa Hat
  • Countdown: Satin Dress (Blue) NH Icon.png Satin Dress (Blue)[nb 7]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Satin Dress (Blue) NH Icon.png Satin Dress (Blue) & Giant Ribbon (Blue) NH Icon.png Giant Ribbon (Blue)[nb 8]
  • As a student for the school[nb 9]: School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue)
  • As the teacher for the school[nb 9]: Checkered Sweater Vest (Light Brown) NH Icon.png Checkered Sweater Vest (Light Brown) & Rimmed Glasses (Black) NH Icon.png Rimmed Glasses (Black)
  • As the cashier/employee for the restaurant[nb 9]: Café Uniform (Black) NH Icon.png Café Uniform (Black)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant[nb 9]: Chef's Outfit (Blue) NH Icon.png Chef's Outfit (Blue) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png Chef's Hat
  • As a staff for the café[nb 9]: Diner Apron (Blue) NH Icon.png Diner Apron (Blue)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital[nb 9]: Nurse's Jacket (Pink) NH Icon.png Nurse's Jacket (Pink)
  • As the doctor for the hospital[nb 9]: Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie)
  • As a patient for the hospital[nb 9]: PJ Outfit (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png PJ Outfit (Navy Blue)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop[nb 9]: Staff Uniform (Blue) NH Icon.png Staff Uniform (Blue)
  • While practicing hula[nb 9]: Pineapple Aloha Shirt (Blue) NH Icon.png Pineapple Aloha Shirt (Blue) & Hibiscus Hairpin (Pink) NH Icon.png Hibiscus Hairpin (Pink)
  • While floating in the ocean[nb 9]: Horizontal-Striped Wet Suit (Blue) NH Icon.png Horizontal-Striped Wet Suit (Blue) & Retro Shades (Red) NH Icon.png Retro Shades (Red)
  • During DJ KK's concerts[nb 9]: Paradise Planning Event Tee (Purple) NH Icon.png Paradise Planning Event Tee (Purple), Light-Up Flower Crown (Purple) NH Icon.png Light-Up Flower Crown (Purple), & Neon Shades (Lime & Purple) NH Icon.png Neon Shades (Lime & Purple)
  • Default umbrella Raindrop Umbrella NH Icon.png Raindrop Umbrella
    Default phone  Default Phone Case (White) NH Model.png  White
    Final phone  Phone Case (Checkered 1 - Fabric 2) NH Model.png  Checkered 1 - Fabric 2
    Favorite styles Cute and Elegant
    Favorite colors
     
    Blue
    and
     
    Aqua
    Hobby Play
    Carried bag Paper Bag NH Model.png Paper
    Book Play Book Interior NH Texture.png Comic
    Food Lollipop Food NH Model.png Lollipop
    Drink Soda can Drink NH Model.png Soda can
    Popsicle Ramune-soda Popsicle NH Model.png Ramune-soda
    Ideal clothing for Chai – Blue / Aqua Cute and Elegant clothing
    Villagers prefer clothing that matches any one of their favorite colors or styles.
    For brevity, the following list only shows clothing that matches both favorite colors and one favorite style.
    Name Image Price Available from
    Alpinist Hat (Blue) Alpinist Hat (Blue) NH Icon.png Not for sale  Gulliver
    Alpinist Overalls (Blue) Alpinist Overalls (Blue) NH Icon.png  2,520 Bells  Able Sisters
    Ancient Sashed Robe (Blue) Ancient Sashed Robe (Blue) NH Icon.png  2,520 Bells  Able Sisters
    Animal-Print Coat (Blue) Animal-Print Coat (Blue) NH Icon.png  2,320 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Argyle Vest (Blue) Argyle Vest (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,440 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Baji Jeogori (Blue) Baji Jeogori (Blue) NH Icon.png  2,520 Bells  Able Sisters
    Bekasab Robe (Blue) Bekasab Robe (Blue) NH Icon.png  2,520 Bells  Able Sisters
    Chima Jeogori (Blue) Chima Jeogori (Blue) NH Icon.png  2,520 Bells  Able Sisters
    Concierge Uniform (Light Blue) Concierge Uniform (Light Blue) NH Icon.png  1,920 Bells  Able Sisters
    Dazed Dress (Blue) Dazed Dress (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,600 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Dolly Shirt (Blue) Dolly Shirt (Blue) NH Icon.png  960 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Dreamy Dress (Blue) Dreamy Dress (Blue) NH Icon.png  2,080 Bells  Able Sisters
    Fairy Dress (Mint) Fairy Dress (Mint) NH Icon.png  3,640 Bells  Able Sisters
    Figure-Skating Dress (Blue) Figure-Skating Dress (Blue) NH Icon.png  2,880 Bells  Able Sisters
    Flashy Hairpin (Blue) Flashy Hairpin (Blue) NH Icon.png  2,340 Bells  Able Sisters
    Gown Coat (Blue) Gown Coat (Blue) NH Icon.png  2,000 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Heart Shades (Blue) Heart Shades (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,040 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Loungewear Shirt (Blue) Loungewear Shirt (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,320 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Mage's Hat (Blue) Mage's Hat (Blue) NH Icon.png  3,440 Bells  Able Sisters
    Mage's Robe (Blue) Mage's Robe (Blue) NH Icon.png  4,000 Bells  Able Sisters
    Marble-Print Dress (Blue) Marble-Print Dress (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,500 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Oversized Print Dress (Blue) Oversized Print Dress (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,800 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Pintuck-Pleated Dress (Light Blue) Pintuck-Pleated Dress (Light Blue) NH Icon.png  1,600 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Prim Outfit (Blue) Prim Outfit (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,920 Bells  Able Sisters
    Princess Dress (Blue) Princess Dress (Blue) NH Icon.png  5,500 Bells  Able Sisters
    Ribbons & Hearts Knit Dress (Light Blue) Ribbons & Hearts Knit Dress (Light Blue) NH Icon.png  1,960 Bells  Able Sisters
    Sailor's Shirt (Light Blue) Sailor's Shirt (Light Blue) NH Icon.png  1,400 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Sailor-Collar Dress (Blue) Sailor-Collar Dress (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,920 Bells  Able Sisters
    Suspender Outfit (Gray) Suspender Outfit (Gray) NH Icon.png  1,900 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Tam-o'-Shanter (Blue) Tam-o'-Shanter (Blue) NH Icon.png Not for sale  Gulliver
    Top Coat (Light Blue) Top Coat (Light Blue) NH Icon.png  2,000 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Tubeteika (Blue) Tubeteika (Blue) NH Icon.png Not for sale  Gulliver
    Tweed Cap (Blue) Tweed Cap (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,100 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Venetian Carnival Mask (Blue) Venetian Carnival Mask (Blue) NH Icon.png  2,400 Bells  Nook Shopping
    Yodel Cardigan (Ice Blue) Yodel Cardigan (Ice Blue) NH Icon.png  1,440 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    More Blue Items
    More Aqua Items
    More Cute Items
    More Elegant Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Chai
    Thought bubble I want to be surrounded by cute, fluffy things!
    Client's vision A Cute Space for Fluffy Stuff
    Required items Cinnamoroll Sofa
    Cinnamoroll Parasol
    Favorite song  Café K.K.
    Unlocked items
    Furniture:
    Interior:
    Clothing:
    Other items:

    House[edit]

    In Welcome amiibo[edit]

    House[edit]

    Exterior of Chai's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Interior of Chai's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Items:
     Cinnamoroll Sofa  Sweets Sofa
     Alpine Dresser  Cinnamoroll Parasol
     Sweets Player  Cinnamoroll Sign
     Cinnamoroll Table  Cinnamoroll Stool
     Cinnamoroll Tray  Sweets Lamp
    Wall:  Cinnamoroll Wall
    Floor:  Cinnamoroll Floor
    Music:  K.K. Bossa

    RV[edit]

    Exterior of Chai's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Interior of Chai's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Description: Stepping into Chai's camper is like stepping into the world of Cinnamoroll. In short, it smells delicious in there.
    Items:
    Cinnamoroll Parasol NL Model.png Cinnamoroll Parasol Cinnamoroll Sign NL Model.png Cinnamoroll Sign
    Cinnamoroll Sofa NL Model.png Cinnamoroll Sofa Cinnamoroll Stool NL Model.png Cinnamoroll Stool
    Cinnamoroll Table NL Model.png Cinnamoroll Table Cinnamoroll Tray NL Model.png Cinnamoroll Tray
    Wallpaper: Cinnamoroll Wall NL Model.png Cinnamoroll Wall
    Floor: Cinnamoroll Floor NL Model.png Cinnamoroll Floor
    Music: K.K. Bossa NL Texture.png K.K. Bossa


    "Order furniture" in Chai's RV

    Item Image Type Buy price Sell price Available from Colors HHA theme Style Customizable Size
    Cinnamoroll Wall Cinnamoroll Wall NL Model.png Wallpaper  3 MEOW Coupons  1,200 Bells  Chai's RV
    White (x2) Fairy Tale Cute - -
    Cinnamoroll Floor Cinnamoroll Floor NL Model.png Flooring  3 MEOW Coupons  1,200 Bells  Chai's RV
    White / Yellow Fairy Tale Cute - -
    Cinnamoroll Hat Cinnamoroll Hat NL Model.png Headgear  3 MEOW Coupons  250 Bells  Chai's RV
    White / Blue Fairy Tale / Toy Shop Cute - -
    Cinnamoroll Jacket Cinnamoroll Jacket NL Model.png Top  3 MEOW Coupons  200 Bells  Chai's RV
    Aqua (x2) - Cute - -
    Cinnamoroll Outfit Cinnamoroll Outfit NL Model.png Top  3 MEOW Coupons  200 Bells  Chai's RV
    Aqua / White Fairy Tale / Toy Shop Cute - -
    Cinnamoroll Parasol Cinnamoroll Parasol NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  3,000 Bells  Chai's RV
    Colorful / Pink Fairy Tale / Toy Shop Cute No 1.0 x 1.0
    Cinnamoroll Shoes Cinnamoroll Shoes NL Model.png Socks/Shoes  3 MEOW Coupons  150 Bells  Chai's RV
    Aqua / White Fairy Tale / Toy Shop Cute - -
    Cinnamoroll Sign Cinnamoroll Sign NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  3,000 Bells  Chai's RV
    Aqua / White Fairy Tale / Toy Shop Cute No 1.0 x 1.0
    Cinnamoroll Sofa Cinnamoroll Sofa NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  3,000 Bells  Chai's RV
    White / Pink Fairy Tale / Toy Shop Cute No 2.0 x 1.0
    Cinnamoroll Stool Cinnamoroll Stool NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  3,000 Bells  Chai's RV
    White / Beige Fairy Tale / Toy Shop Cute No 1.0 x 1.0
    Cinnamoroll Table Cinnamoroll Table NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  3,000 Bells  Chai's RV
    White / Pink Fairy Tale / Toy Shop Cute No 1.0 x 1.0
    Cinnamoroll Tray Cinnamoroll Tray NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  3,000 Bells  Chai's RV
    White / Beige Fairy Tale / Toy Shop Cute No 1.0 x 1.0
    The player can only order from campers up to three times per day. The items arrive via mail.
    Includes data sourced from this Item Spreadsheet, compiled by TimeSword3D, AlexBot2004, AlgebraManiacABC, Chubby Bub, Cuyler, HylianAngel, Kalina70, PanchamBro, SuperHamster, and vmario.

    In New Horizons[edit]

    Exterior of Chai's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Chai's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Exterior:
    Shape: House shape #2
    Roof:  Pink Wooden-Tile Roof
    Siding:  Mint-Blue Stucco Exterior
    Door:  White Common Door
    Interior:
    Items:
    Wall:  Cinnamoroll Wall
    Floor:  Cinnamoroll Flooring
    Music:  K.K. Bossa

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Chai was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on July 11, 2019 as part of Sanrio Characters Collection #1 and was available until September 2, 2019.[3] She became available again in the Sanrio Characters Collection 2021 beginning March 26, 2021 and lasting until May 10, 2021.[4]

    Chai
    He who chases two rabbits catches none.

    Chai

    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    March 6 Pisces Peppy flap flap
    Default clothing Cinnamoroll Outfit
    Biography
    Description Stepping into Chai's camper is like stepping into the world of Cinnamoroll. In short, it smells delicious in there.
    Preferred theme Cute
    Primary reward Steel
    Version added 2.5.0
    Date unlocked July 11, 2019
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Rilla and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Cinnamoroll Outfit
    Sparkle Stone
    Level 9 Sparkle Stone
    Level 20 Chai‎‎'s Pic
    Sparkle Stone
    Level 25[nb 10] Sparkle Stone

    Card profiles[edit]

    Welcome amiibo card[edit]

    004 Chai Sanrio amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Sanrio amiibo back (original).png

    #4 Chai
    RV items
    Cinnamoroll Wall NL Model.png
    Cinnamoroll Wall
    New.gif
    Cinnamoroll Floor NL Model.png
    Cinnamoroll Floor
    New.gif
    Cinnamoroll Parasol NL Model.png
    Cinnamoroll Parasol
    New.gif
    Cinnamoroll Sign NL Model.png
    Cinnamoroll Sign
    New.gif
    Cinnamoroll Sofa NL Model.png
    Cinnamoroll Sofa
    New.gif
    Cinnamoroll Stool NL Model.png
    Cinnamoroll Stool
    New.gif
    Cinnamoroll Table NL Model.png
    Cinnamoroll Table
    New.gif
    Cinnamoroll Tray NL Model.png
    Cinnamoroll Tray
    New.gif

    Gallery[edit]

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese フィーカ
    Fīka
    May be a reference to a Swedish term for a coffee break or tea party

    Korean 피카
    Pika
    -

    Simplified Chinese
    Traditional Chinese
    啡卡 / 啡卡
    Fēi kǎ
    Same as Japanese name. Can also mean "Brown Card" and "Coffee" if the name is being read backwards.

    Russian Чай
    Chay
    Same as English name

    Dutch Chai Same as English name

    German Chai Same as English name

    European Spanish Chai Same as English name

    European French Chaï Similar to English name

    Italian Chai Same as English name

    See also[edit]

    Notes[edit]

    1. Called Cinnamoroll Outfit prior to New Horizons
    2. Fīka
    3. Fēi kǎ
    4. Fēi kǎ
    5. Pika
    6. Chay
    7. Chai's headwear during the Countdown can either be the New Year's Silk Hat or the New Year's Hat, each rotating every year. The hat's variation will vary depending on what variations Tom Nook is selling at his stand.
    8. If it is Chai's birthday, her headwear will be replaced with the Birthday Hat (Blue variation).
    9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 9.11 Only in the Happy Home Paradise DLC
    10. Repeats for level 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, and 60

    References[edit]

    1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Sanrio. "Cinnamoroll | Sanrio Timeline". sanrio.com. Archived from the original on August 15, 2020. Retrieved January 19, 2022.
    2. Nintendo (February 25, 2021). "Get Ready for a Sanrio Crossover! – Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Nintendo Switch". YouTube. Retrieved February 25, 2021.
    3. Nintendo (August 9, 2019). "(2019.8.9更新)『どうぶつの森 ポケットキャンプ』で、サンリオキャラクターズコレクション 第3弾を実施中!". topics.nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved December 28, 2021.
    4. Nintendo (March 23, 2021). "『どうぶつの森 ポケットキャンプ』で、「サンリオキャラクターズコレクション2021」を3月26日より開催します。". topics.nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved March 23, 2021.