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This article is about the turtle. For the boar who Daisy Mae refers to as "Gram-Gram," see Joan.
"Shiver me timbers! Don't be sneakin' up on an old woman like that! Nearly scared me outta me shell!"
— Grams, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Artwork of Grams
Species Gender
Turtle Female
Birthday April 15th Aries
Favorite saying "Patience when ye're poor, frugality when ye're not."
Role Tortimer Island (medal shop)
Main appearances

Other appearances
Name in other languages

Grams is an elderly turtle[nb 1] in Animal Crossing: New Leaf who appears on Tortimer Island. She is the mother of Kapp'n, mother-in-law of Leilani, and grandmother of Leila. Her name is similar to the word "gram," an uncommon abbreviation of the word "grandmother."



Artwork of Grams from Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Grams is a green turtle/kappa with a bald spot surrounded by white hair, a big yellow muzzle, a red inner mouth, and red lipstick, being the oldest in her family. Like her son, Kapp'n, and granddaughter, Leila, she has closed eyes with white round rims, albeit also having eyelashes, with each eye having two. She wears a coral-shaped hairpin, and an orangish-yellow dress with white flower patterns with orange linings.


Like her family, Grams speaks with a stereotypical pirate-like accent.


In New Leaf[edit]

Grams meeting the player in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Grams appears on Tortimer Island and runs a shop where the player can purchase unique items in exchange for medals. In the Welcome amiibo update, Grams's Pic can be obtained from Wisp if her amiibo is scanned.

In New Horizons[edit]

Grams's poster in New Horizons

Grams was added in the 2.0 update of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, appearing if any of Kapp'n's family is invited to the Roost via amiibo. Additionally, Grams's poster can be obtained from Nook Shopping after inviting her to Photopia via her amiibo.

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Grams has a possible chance of appearing in the background of the stage Tortimer Island, and appears as a trophy.




Description NTSC-U: The eldest turtle on the tropical island, Grams runs the souvenir counter. She'll trade you island-themed goods in exchange for the medals you earned during tours. Among the things she sells are flower-patterned muumuus, but Leila thinks they look best on Grams.

PAL: Want ocean-themed souvenirs? Look no further than the shop on Tortimer Island! They don't even cost a single Bell - Grams only takes medals. You might be tempted by the adorable muumuus on sale, but no one could look better in one than Grams herself. At least, that's what her granddaughter, Leila, thinks.
Acquisition Random

Villager information[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Patience when ye're poor, frugality when ye're not.


Birthday Gender Species
April 15 Aries Female Turtle
Pic version added Welcome amiibo update
Coffee preferences
Grams does not order coffee at The Roost.

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Grams will share a house with Kapp'n, Leilani, and Leila.

Patience when ye're poor, frugality when ye're not.

Grams's Happy Home Designer icon

Example of Grams's Happy Home Designer house
Official example
Birthday Gender Species
April 15 Aries Female Turtle
Umbrella Leopard Umbrella HHD Icon.png Leopard umbrella
Shares house with Kapp'n, Leilani, and Leila
House request
Client's vision I'll leave it up to you!
Favorite song  Marine Song 2001
Unlocked items
  •  Sanshin
  •  Marine Song 2001
  •  Grams's pic
  • Clothing:
  •  Muumuu
  •  Leopard umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Grams's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In New Horizons[edit]

    Patience when ye're poor, frugality when ye're not.


    Birthday Gender Species
    April 15 Aries Female Turtle
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Yellow) NH Model.png  Yellow
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Cool - Fabric 19) NH Model.png  Cool - Fabric 19
    Happy Home Paradise traits
    Umbrella Pineapple Umbrella NH Icon.png Pineapple umbrella
    Hobby Education
    Book Education Book NH Icon.png Novel

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise, Grams will share a house with Kapp'n, Leilani, and Leila.

    Client's vision Vacation-Home Concept
    Shares house with Kapp'n, Leilani, and Leila
    Unlocked items

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    211 Grams amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #211 Grams - Series 3
    Star sign: Aries
    Birthday: April 15
    Dice value: 2
    Hand sign: Scissors


    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese ゲコ

    Korean 귀녀

    Simplified Chinese 阿玉婆婆
    Grandma Jade

    Russian Грэмс
    From English name

    Dutch Grams Same as English name

    German Bonnie -

    European Spanish Rosauria Blend of "Rosaura" (means golden rose) and "dinosaurio" (dinosaur)

    European French Mamiral Amiral and "Mamie" (meaning Granny) combined together

    Italian Remigia From the Italian female given name Remigia, which roughly means "female paddler"


    1. In Japanese releases, Grams is instead a kappa.