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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]
Umbrella Forest umbrella[nb 3]
Pear umbrella[nb 4]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 デリー[nb 5]
 델리[nb 8]
 德里[nb 6]
 德里[nb 7]
 Дели[nb 9]
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. 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.


Artwork of Deli from Welcome amiibo.


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)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Purple) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Purple) & Rain Hat (Purple) NH Icon.png rain hat (Purple)
  • During snow: Peacoat (Beige) NH Icon.png Peacoat (Beige) & Snowy Knit Cap (Brown) NH Icon.png snowy knit cap (Brown)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Gray) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Gray) & Terry-Cloth Nightcap (Purple) NH Icon.png terry-cloth nightcap (Purple)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Brown) NH Icon.png Tank (Brown)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black) & Denim Cap (White) NH Icon.png denim cap (White)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black) & Straw Hat (Brown) NH Icon.png straw hat (Brown)
  • Bunny Day: Water-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Water-egg outfit  & Water-Egg Shell NH Icon.png water-egg shell
  • Halloween: Magic-Academy Robe (Purple) NH Icon.png Magic-academy robe (Purple) & Impish Horns (Purple) NH Icon.png impish horns (Purple)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Dark Brown) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Dark brown)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Brown) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Brown) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Tailcoat (White) NH Icon.png Tailcoat (White)[nb 10]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Tailcoat (White) NH Icon.png Tailcoat (White) & Top Hat (Purple) NH Icon.png top hat (Purple)[nb 11]

  • Happy Home Paradise DLC exclusive clothing:
  • As a student for the school: School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png School uniform with necktie (Navy blue)
  • As the teacher for the school: 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: Café Uniform (Brown) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Brown)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: Chef's Outfit (Brown) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Brown) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Pink) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Pink)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital: Nurse's Jacket (Pink) NH Icon.png Nurse's jacket (Pink)
  • As the doctor for the hospital: Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's coat (Red necktie)
  • As a patient for the hospital: PJ Outfit (Gray) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Gray)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop: Staff Uniform (Pink) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Pink)
  • While practicing hula: Hula Top (Purple) NH Icon.png Hula top (Purple) & Hibiscus Hairpin (Pink) NH Icon.png hibiscus hairpin (Pink)
  • While floating in the ocean: Leaf-Print Wet Suit (Purple) NH Icon.png Leaf-print wet suit (Purple) & Round Tinted Shades (Dark Brown) NH Icon.png round tinted shades (Dark brown)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: Paradise Planning Event Tee (Purple) NH Icon.png Paradise Planning event tee (Purple) & Tropical Turban (Purple) NH Icon.png tropical turban (Purple)
  • Default umbrella Pear Umbrella NH Icon.png Pear umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Yellow) NH Model.png  Yellow
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Checkered 2 - Fabric 12) NH Model.png  Checkered 2 - Fabric 12
    Favorite styles Gorgeous and Elegant
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Nature
    Handheld items
    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]

    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]

    Righty tighty, lefty loosey.

    Deli's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Deli's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    May 24 Gemini Lazy monch
    Default clothing Blue Diamond Tee HHD Icon.png Blue diamond tee
    Umbrella Forest Umbrella HHD Icon.png Forest umbrella
    House request
    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

    In amiibo Festival[edit]



    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    May 24 Gemini Lazy monch
    Clothing Blue Diamond Tee HHD Icon.png Blue diamond tee
    Umbrella Forest Umbrella HHD Icon.png Forest umbrella
    amiibo card traits
    Dice value 4
    Hand sign Rock
    Desert Island Escape traits
    Movement Desert Island Escape movement icon.png ×4
    Hunger Desert Island Escape hunger icon.png ×1
    Vision Desert Island Escape vision icon.png ×2
    Favorite fruit Desert Island Escape favorite fruit icon.png Banana

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Deli was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on November 21, 2022.[citation needed]

    Righty tighty, lefty loosey.


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    May 24 Gemini Lazy monch
    Default clothing Blue diamond tee
    Description A true gourmet. He's sung ballads of salads, written sonnets to omelets, and has his odes a la mode.
    Preferred theme Civic
    Primary reward Steel
    Version added 5.2.2
    Date unlocked November 22, 2022
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on T-Bone and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Blue diamond tee
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Curry plate
    Level 20 Deli's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 12] Sparkle stones
    Related items for Deli
    Scrapbook Memory appearances
    Name Image Required?
    The Great Room-Key Pursuit Nia.png No

    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, includes Pocket Camp appearance after New Horizons
    2. New Horizons
    3. Prior to New Horizons
    4. New Horizons
    5. Derī
    6. Dé lǐ
    7. Dé lǐ
    8. Delli
    9. Deli
    10. Deli'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.
    11. If it is Deli's birthday, his headwear will be replaced with the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    12. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, and 75