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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
Names in other languages
 デリー[nb 3]
 델리[nb 6]
 德里[nb 4]
 德里[nb 5]
 Дели[nb 7]
Phrase in other languages

Deli is a lazy monkey villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and has appeared in all subsequent games except Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. His name may come from Delhi, a territory in India. This is likely a reference to how gray langurs, which he resembles, live in India.

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 NL Model.png Blue Diamond Tee
Default umbrella Forest Umbrella NL Model.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 NL Model.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


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 Animal Crossing: 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. He cannot have his initial house interior unless he moves out of the player's island or the Happy Home Paradise DLC is purchased, in which either the player or Isabelle can reset the interior.

Exterior of Deli's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Interior of Deli's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Shape: House shape #4
Roof:  Olive Wooden Roof
Siding:  Beige Clay Exterior
Door:  Deep-Green Simple Door
Wall:  Blue Simple-Cloth Wall
Floor:  Simple Blue Flooring
Music:  K.K. Étude

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
Example of Deli's Happy Home Designer house
Official example
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
  • Interior:
  •  Exotic Rug
  •  Exotic Wall
  •  Wooden-Deck Floor
  • Clothing:
  •  Blue Diamond Tee
  •  Gaudy Dress
  •  Forest Umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Deli's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    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 English/Japanese name.

    Russian Дели
    Same as English/Japanese name.

    Dutch Deli Same as English/Japanese name.

    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
    3. Derī
    4. Dé lǐ
    5. Dé lǐ
    6. Delli
    7. Deli