Kappa

From Nookipedia, the Animal Crossing wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png
Kappa 河童
Kappa
Kapp'n AF.png
Conservation status
Based on folklore
Scientific classification
Domain Eukarya
Species count by game
DnM AC e+ WW CF NL HHD PC NH
0 1 1 1 1 4 4 1 0
Species count by type
Villagers Islanders Special Total
0 0 4 4

Kappa are a species in the Animal Crossing series. They are not a real creature, but rather, a yokai; a creature found in Japanese folklore. Kappa are known for their turtle-like appearances and their bowl-shaped heads filled with water. They are said to live in rivers and act hostile toward humans, but they can be subdued by causing them to bow, which drains the water from their head. They become friendly if fed cucumbers.

The first kappa to appear in Animal Crossing is Kapp'n in Doubutsu no Mori+. Animal Crossing: New Leaf introduces Kapp'n's extended family, including his mother, Grams; his wife, Leilani; and his daughter, Leila. In non-Japanese versions of the series, the kappa are referred to as turtles. This is most likely to avoid confusion, as kappa are largely unknown outside of Japan. However, Kapp'n's English name alludes to his true species.

Special characters[edit]

Grams
Grams

Gender: Female
Role: Gift Shop on Tortimer Island
Birthday: April 15th
Debut: New Leaf

Kapp'n
Kapp'n

Gender: Male
Role: Transportation to Tortimer Island
Birthday: July 12th
Debut: Doubutsu no Mori+

Leila
Leila

Gender: Female
Role: Playing "Supermarket"
Birthday: August 12th
Debut: New Leaf

Leilani
Leilani

Gender: Female
Role: Tours and Leaving Tortimer Island
Birthday: September 26th
Debut: New Leaf