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This article is about the horse villager. For the villager whose German name is the same as this villager's French name, see Beau.

HorseSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Elmer hrs03
Elmer NH.png
Species Personality Gender
Horse Emotion Sleepy NH Icon cropped.png Lazy Male
Birthday October 5th Libra
Quote "The horse doesn't pull the cart, the oats do."
Catchphrase "tenderfoot"
Clothing Gaudy Sweater[nb 1]
Periwinkle Tee[nb 2]
Boa Fleece (White)[nb 3]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese サブレ
Korean 샤브렌
Italian Oreste
German Emil

Simplified Chinese 酥饼
French Martin
Spanish Jacinto
Dutch Elmer

Traditional Chinese 酥餅
Quebec French Martin
Latin American Spanish Jacinto
Russian Элмер

Phrase in other languages

Japanese だヒヒン
Korean 히히힝
Italian pinopino
German anfänger

Simplified Chinese 酥酥
French mouuuuiii
Spanish pezuñitas
Dutch jonkie

Traditional Chinese 酥酥
Quebec French mouuuuiii
Latin American Spanish hop-uah
Russian жеребенок

Elmer is a lazy horse villager. He appears in all games from the Animal Crossing series. His name could be a reference to either the Elmer Horse Collection, a company which makes horse figurines, or Elmer's Glue (glue used to be made from horses). His initial phrase, "tenderfoot", may relate to the cowboy ranch rank, where a tenderfoot is an inexperienced ranchman, or "cowboy". This may also be related to one of the Boy Scout ranks in American Scouts. His picture quote is referring to his lazy personality, because lazy villagers enjoy the consumption of food. He shares his picture quote with Drake, another villager.



Elmer DnM.png

Elmer is a brown horse with a darker brown mane and a grey muzzle. He has partially closed, lazy looking eyes with blue eyelids.


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

As a lazy villager, Elmer enjoys napping and talking about food, as well as appearing calm and relaxed through most circumstances. He is fascinated by superheroes, and often wants a table or desk so he can jump off of it like a superhero (which is an unseen action). Like other lazy villagers, he will share the same interests such as clothes, fishing, bug catching, and fossil hunting. When he talks about clothes, he may mention his alter ego, "Fashion Lad", a made up hero by lazy villagers who tackles fashion disasters. Snooty and jock villagers will find it difficult to get along with him, due to his relaxed lifestyle which may cause offense to them. He often wants brown furniture.


In Animal Crossing[edit]

Species Gender Personality
Horse Male Lazy
Star sign Libra Libra
Catchphrase tenderfoot
Default Clothing Gaudy Sweater
Default Umbrella Gelato Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite Clothing Style (e+) Strange
Smallxmark.png Least Favorite Clothing Style (e+) Cute

In Wild World[edit]

ElmerPicACWW.png Got any snacks on you?
Favorite Clothing
Smallcheckmark.png Strange Smallxmark.png Cute

In City Folk[edit]

Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Strange
Smallxmark.png Cute
Furniture Genre Trendy/Playful
Furniture Series Ranch
Furniture Color Green

In New Leaf[edit]

Elmer's Pic NL Texture.png The horse doesn't pull the cart, the oats do.
Siblings Youngest of five
Skill Playing Old Maid
Goal Police Officer
Fear Skeleton Hood
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Basic
Smallxmark.png Flashy
Color Green
Type Blend
Milk Lots
Sugar Three spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

The horse doesn't pull the cart, the oats do.


Species Gender Personality
Horse Male Lazy (B)
Birthday October 5 Libra
Catchphrase tenderfoot
Default Clothing Boa Fleece (White)
Favorite Styles Simple and Cool
Favorite Colors Blue and White
Hobby Play


In Animal Crossing[edit]

PG Exterior 1 Blue.png
House of Elmer PG.png
Style: No style
Phonograph HHD Icon.png Phonograph FallLeaf.png Strange Painting
Regal Chair HHD Icon.png Regal Chair Regal Chair HHD Icon.png Regal Chair
Regal Table HHD Icon.png Regal Table Regal Chair HHD Icon.png Regal Chair
Regal Chair HHD Icon.png Regal Chair Antique Clock HHD Icon.png Antique Clock
Ranch Couch HHD Icon.png Ranch Couch
Wallpaper: FallLeaf.png Arched Window
Floor: FallLeaf.png Opulent Rug
Music: K.K. Waltz

In Wild World and City Folk[edit]

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Nia blue upload.png
Style: No style
Wallpaper: FallLeaf.png No Wallpaper
Floor: FallLeaf.png No Floor

In New Leaf[edit]

House of Elmer NL Exterior.png
House of Elmer NL.png
Style: No style
Classic Bed HHD Icon.png Classic Bed Classic Bookcase HHD Icon.png Classic Bookcase
Classic Sofa HHD Icon.png Classic Sofa Classic Buffet HHD Icon.png Classic Buffet
Sweets Minitable HHD Icon.png Sweets Minitable Soft-Serve Lamp HHD Icon.png Soft-Serve Lamp
Phonograph HHD Icon.png Phonograph Popcorn Machine HHD Icon.png Popcorn Machine
Ranch Chair HHD Icon.png Ranch Chair Bottled Ship HHD Icon.png Bottled Ship
Ukulele HHD Icon.png Ukulele Pendulum Clock HHD Icon.png Pendulum Clock
Wallpaper: FallLeaf.png Arched Window
Floor: FallLeaf.png Opulent Rug
Music: K.K. Waltz

In New Horizons[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer House Info
Type: Lazy Horse
Client's Vision: A sock shop for sock lovers
Required Items: Black Ankle Socks
Checkout Counter
Wood Display Stand
Favorite Song: -
Favorite Saying: The horse doesn't pull the cart, the oats do.
Elmer HHD Villager Icon.png

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

Animal Crossing-e card
#106 Elmer - Series 2
Gender: Male
Species: Horse
Clothes: gaudy sweater
Sign: Libra
Phrase: tenderfoot
Password: dqiidOsWxBpxoH
Animal Crossing-e 2-106 (Elmer).jpg
105 Yuka Animal Crossing-e cards
#106 Elmer
107 Peaches

Happy Home Designer amiibo card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#350 Elmer - Series 4
Type: Horse
Star sign: Libra
Birthday: October 5th
Dice value: 1
Hand sign: Rock
350 Elmer amiibo card NA.png
349 Lucy List of amiibo cards
#350 Elmer
351 Puddles


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese サブレ
Possibly from Sablé, a French cookie, or from “sable”, French for “sand”.

Korean 샤브렌

Dutch Elmer -

German Emil -

European Spanish Jacinto -

European French Martin -

Italian Oreste -


  1. Prior to New Leaf
  2. New Leaf to amiibo Festival
  3. New Horizons