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Type of Monkey villager Deli mnk08
Artwork of Deli the Monkey
Species Personality Gender
Monkey Lazy Male
Birthday May 24th Gemini
Favorite saying "Righty tighty, lefty loosey."
Catchphrase "monch"
Clothing Blue Diamond Tee[nb 1]
Argyle Vest (Blue)[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
Phrase in other languages

Deli is a lazy monkey villager in the Animal Crossing series who first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

In New Horizons, Deli has the nature hobby and may be found reading a book pertaining to an item he is studying, which can be either flowers, bugs, fish, or fossils.



Deli is a beige and brown monkey with purple ears. He is likely based on a gray langur, a species of monkey native to India.


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

As a lazy villager, Deli has a relaxed, laid-back lifestyle and will appear friendly toward the player. He often talks about food and is humorous or naïve during conversations. During conversations with other villagers, he generally gets along well with peppy, smug, and cranky villagers, while snooty and jock villagers may not get along with him due to their conflicting lifestyles. In New Horizons, Deli goes to sleep at 11 PM and wakes up at 8 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Righty tighty, lefty loosey.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
May 24 Gemini Lazy monch
Default clothing Blue Diamond Tee HHD Icon.png Blue Diamond Tee
Default umbrella Forest Umbrella HHD Icon.png Forest Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Iconic
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Flashy
Favorite color
Siblings Youngest of 2 kids
Skill Jumping rope
Goal Musician
Halloween fear Monster Mask HHD Icon.png Monster Mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blue Mountain
Amount of milk Lots
Amount of sugar Three spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

Righty tighty, lefty loosey.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
May 24 Gemini Lazy (A) monch
Default clothing Argyle Vest (Blue) NH Icon.png Argyle Vest (Blue)
Default umbrella Pear Umbrella NH Icon.png Pear Umbrella
Default phone  Default Phone Case (Yellow) NH Model.png  Yellow
Final phone  Phone Case (Checkered 2 - Fabric 12) NH Model.png  Checkered 2 - Fabric 12
Favorite styles Gorgeous and Elegant
Favorite colors
Hobby Nature
Carried bag Classy Bag NH Model.png Classy
Book Nature Book Interior NH Texture.png Gardening/Bug/Fish/Fossil
Food Sandwich Food NH Model.png Sandwich
Drink Smoothie or coffee cup Drink NH Model.png Smoothie or coffee cup
Popsicle Chocolate Popsicle NH Model.png Chocolate
Ideal clothing for Deli – Purple / Brown Gorgeous 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
Steampunk Glasses (Purple) Steampunk Glasses (Purple) NH Icon.png  1,300 Bells  Able Sisters
More Purple Items
More Brown Items
More Gorgeous Items
More Elegant Items

In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

Thought bubble Ya know... I haven't had a good curry in a while.
Client's vision Curry Kitchen
Required items Soup Kettle
Moroccan Tray Table
Favorite song  K.K. Oasis
Unlocked items
 Rattan Armchair    Wooden Chair    Moroccan Footrest  
 Wooden Stool    Moroccan Sofa    Outdoor Bench  
 Wooden Mini Table    Outdoor Table    Imperial Low Table  
 Rattan Low Table    Wooden Table    Imperial Chest  
 Brick Oven    Stonework Kitchen    Gas Range  
 Open-Frame Kitchen    Double-Door Refrigerator    Campfire Cookware  
 Butter Churn    Cooking Tools    Analog Kitchen Scale  
 Knife Block    Cutting Board    Rice Cooker  
 Microwave    Stewpot    Mixer  
 Kettle    Classic Pitcher    Revolving Spice Rack  
 Cans    Dish-Drying Rack    Dinnerware  
 Veggie Basket    Salad    Poke  
 Carrot-Tops Curry    Mushroom Curry    Potato Curry  
 Pumpkin Curry    Squid-Ink Curry    Tomato Curry  
 Curry with Rice    Pickled Veggies    Coconut Oil  
 Deli's Photo    Pot Rack    Ventilation Fan  
 Tapestry    Deli's Poster    Moroccan Lights  
 Stained-Glass Light    Range Hood  
 Bamboo-Screen Wall    Yellow Simple-Cloth Wall    Stately Wall  
 Orange Moroccan-Style Wall    Operating-Room Wall    Meadow Vista  
 Old Board Flooring    Light Parquet Flooring    Patchwork-Tile Flooring  
 Terra-Cotta Flooring    Brown Honeycomb Tile    Sandlot  
 Yellow Kilim-Style Carpet    Yellow Vinyl Sheet    Yellow Kitchen Mat  
 Yellow-Design Kitchen Mat    Aluminum Rug  
 Flame Tee    Kandoora    Kandoora  
 Kandoora    Sari    Sari  
 Sari    Sari    Babouches  
 Babouches    Babouches    Babouches  
 Babouches    Babouches    Babouches  


In New Leaf[edit]

Exterior of Deli's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Interior of Deli's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
 Classic Bed  Exotic Chest
 Exotic Table  Exotic Bench
 Exotic Screen  Sitar
 Conga Drum  Birdcage
 Fan Palm  Genie's Lamp
 Phonograph  Sconce
Wall:  Tent Wall
Floor:  Ancient Tile
Music:  K.K. Marathon

In New Horizons[edit]

In New Horizons, if Deli is one of the villagers who moved in during the main storyline after the villager house development quest, his house will have a combination of non-craftable furniture, plus items crafted by players during the island development storyline, primarily from the Log Series and applicable native fruit sets.

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
Deli's Happy Home Designer icon

Righty tighty, lefty loosey.
Thought bubble I would give anything to have a room that smells as yummy as curry tastes!
Client's vision A room scented by curry.
Required items Curry Plate
Cutting-Board Set
Favorite song  K.K. Oasis
Unlocked items
 Exotic End Table    Exotic Chair    Veggie Basket  
 Curry Plate    Stainless-Steel Pitcher    Pepper Mill  
 Vinegar    Butter    Revolving Spice Rack  
 Cans    Cutting-Board Set    Stewpot  
 K.K. Oasis    Deli's Pic  
 Exotic Rug    Exotic Wall    Wooden-Deck Floor  
 Blue Diamond Tee    Gaudy Dress    Forest Umbrella  
Starting house: House of Deli HHD Exterior.png

Card profiles[edit]

amiibo card[edit]

035 Deli amiibo card NA.png

Card back

Amiibo card back.png

#035 Deli - Series 1
Star sign: Gemini
Birthday: May 24
Dice value: 4
Hand sign: Rock


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese デリー

Korean 델리
From New Delhi, the capital of India.

Simplified Chinese 德里
Dé lǐ
From Japanese and English

Russian Дели
From Japanese and English

Dutch Deli From Japanese and English

German Anton -

European Spanish Cana Possibly from "cana", literally meaning "white hair", due to his appearance.

European French Magogo A possible combination of the French words 'Magouille' meaning monkey business (acting dishonestly) and 'Gogo' meaning easily tricked/misled.

Italian Bobo Probably from Bobo T. Chimpanzee, the alter-ego of DC Comics' character Detective Chimp, a common chimpanzee with human-level intelligence. Alternatively, could be a play on bonobo, also known as "pygmy chimpanzee."

See also[edit]


  1. Prior to New Horizons
  2. New Horizons