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"I'm happiest when I'm just walking around town and happen upon a flower starting to bloom. Stunning!"
— Leif, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Leif slo
Leif NH.png
Species Gender
Sloth Male
Birthday August 8th Leo
Role Selling plants, flowers, bushes, and gardening tools.
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Leif is a sloth in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. In his main appearances, he runs gardening shops and offers weeding services to the player.


In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Leif runs the Garden Shop, where the player can buy flowers, saplings, fertilizer, and gardening tools such as the watering can and the axe. As a nod to his ownership of the store, Leif's name is a pun on the word "leaf." After Timmy and Tommy's store expands to T.I.Y., the Garden Shop will merge, Leif will have a new, larger selection of items, and additionally will offer a weed-pulling service.

Depending on the version of the game, on a certain day, Leif hosts Weeding Day. When all the weeds are pulled, Leif rewards the player with a prize which consists of one of the furniture items from the Flower set. If the day starts and there are no weeds in town, Leif rewards the player with a special award: the Happy Generosity Award. In addition, he makes three public works projects - the round, square, and tulip topiaries - available for erection and gifts the player with a flower bag containing a hybrid flower.

Leif may be found in the player's town if more than 50 weeds are present, fast asleep, and if spoken to, he wakes up and asks the player to help pull the weeds. He will maintain a count of the remaining weeds so that the player knows how many still need to be uprooted. Depending on how many weeds the player pulled and whether it was done in their own town or another player's town, he will gift the player with a random flower bag, fertilizer, perfect fruit, or an exclusive furniture item as a reward for completing the task.

In New Horizons[edit]

While initially absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Leif returned in the 1.2.0 April Free Update. Leif regularly appears in front of the Resident Services building to sell an assortment of gardening goods, such as a in-season and a out-of-season shrub start and non-native flowers. Since 1.5.0, he has sold Pumpkin Starts to the player, which until 1.6.0 was originally locked in October. He also buys weeds for twice their usual selling price. His shop closes at 10 PM.

Outside of Nature Day, if the player purchase from Leif on three separate occasions, he'll give the player a DIY recipe for a Hedge.

Items sold by Leif[edit]

The following is a list of items sold by Leif in New Horizons:

Items sold by Leif in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Item Image Buy price Sell price Available from
Blue-Hydrangea Start Blue-Hydrangea Start  280 Bells  70 Bells  Leif
Holly Start Holly Start  280 Bells  70 Bells  Leif
Orange-Tea-Olive Start Orange-Tea-Olive Start  280 Bells  70 Bells  Leif
Orange-Windflower Bag Orange-Windflower Bag  240 Bells  60 Bells  Nook's Cranny
Pink-Azalea Start Pink-Azalea Start  280 Bells  70 Bells  Leif
Pink-Camellia Start Pink-Camellia Start  280 Bells  70 Bells  Leif
Pink-Hydrangea Start Pink-Hydrangea Start  280 Bells  70 Bells  Leif
Pumpkin Start Pumpkin Start  280 Bells  70 Bells  Leif
 Nook's Cranny
Red-Camellia Start Red-Camellia Start  280 Bells  70 Bells  Leif
Red-Cosmos Bag Red-Cosmos Bag  240 Bells  60 Bells  Nook's Cranny
Red-Hibiscus Start Red-Hibiscus Start  280 Bells  70 Bells  Leif
Red-Hyacinth Bag Red-Hyacinth Bag  240 Bells  60 Bells  Nook's Cranny
Red-Lily Bag Red-Lily Bag  240 Bells  60 Bells  Nook's Cranny
Red-Mum Bag Red-Mum Bag  240 Bells  60 Bells  Nook's Cranny
Red-Pansy Bag Red-Pansy Bag  240 Bells  60 Bells  Nook's Cranny
Red-Rose Bag Red-Rose Bag  240 Bells  60 Bells  Nook's Cranny
Red-Tulip Bag Red-Tulip Bag  240 Bells  60 Bells  Nook's Cranny
Red-Windflower Bag Red-Windflower Bag  240 Bells  60 Bells  Nook's Cranny
White-Azalea Start White-Azalea Start  280 Bells  70 Bells  Leif
White-Cosmos Bag White-Cosmos Bag  240 Bells  60 Bells  Nook's Cranny
White-Hyacinth Bag White-Hyacinth Bag  240 Bells  60 Bells  Nook's Cranny
White-Lily Bag White-Lily Bag  240 Bells  60 Bells  Nook's Cranny
White-Mum Bag White-Mum Bag  240 Bells  60 Bells  Nook's Cranny
White-Pansy Bag White-Pansy Bag  240 Bells  60 Bells  Nook's Cranny
White-Rose Bag White-Rose Bag  240 Bells  60 Bells  Nook's Cranny
White-Tulip Bag White-Tulip Bag  240 Bells  60 Bells  Nook's Cranny
White-Windflower Bag White-Windflower Bag  240 Bells  60 Bells  Nook's Cranny
Yellow-Cosmos Bag Yellow-Cosmos Bag  240 Bells  60 Bells  Nook's Cranny
Yellow-Hibiscus Start Yellow-Hibiscus Start  280 Bells  70 Bells  Leif
Yellow-Hyacinth Bag Yellow-Hyacinth Bag  240 Bells  60 Bells  Nook's Cranny
Yellow-Lily Bag Yellow-Lily Bag  240 Bells  60 Bells  Nook's Cranny
Yellow-Mum Bag Yellow-Mum Bag  240 Bells  60 Bells  Nook's Cranny
Yellow-Pansy Bag Yellow-Pansy Bag  240 Bells  60 Bells  Nook's Cranny
Yellow-Rose Bag Yellow-Rose Bag  240 Bells  60 Bells  Nook's Cranny
Yellow-Tea-Olive Start Yellow-Tea-Olive Start  280 Bells  70 Bells  Leif
Yellow-Tulip Bag Yellow-Tulip Bag  240 Bells  60 Bells  Nook's Cranny
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In Animal Crossing Plaza[edit]

Leif appears as a Miiverse stamp in Animal Crossing Plaza

In Pocket Camp[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Leif returns to host Leif's Spring Flowers Event. This is similar for Rover and Lottie events so far. The creatures are ladybugs and the flowers are called "sleeping beauties" and "white clovers."

Other appearances[edit]

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

Leif makes an appearance as a collectible trophy.




Description NTSC-U: Although he's a sloth, there's nothing lazy about Leif. He works hard to sell seeds, saplings, and gardening supplies, all while fighting the temptation to dangle from his plants. I wonder if Leif knows how much all his hard work brightens the days of those around him...

PAL: Sloth he may be, but he's not one to just lounge around! He sells seeds, saplings and other gardening supplies - all with a big smile. He doesn't even give in to the urge to hang from the plants he sells. Flowers really cheer him up, but his smile cheers everyone else up a whole lot more!
Acquisition Random

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]




Leif (Animal Crossing)

Category Support Spirit
Class Advanced (★★)
Slot cost 1 (⬢)
Ability Bury Immunity
  • Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
  • Battle via Spirit Board
  • Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
  • Battle information
    Enemy fighter Green Diddy Kong
    Type Attack
    Power 3,500
    Stage Yoshi's Island (SSBB)
    Rules Item: Timer
    Conditions The enemy is easily distracted by items
    Music Title Theme - Animal Crossing

    Villager information[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Happy Home Designer client information
    Thought bubble:
    Client's vision: I'll leave it up to you!
    Required items: None
    Favorite song:  K.K. Reggae
    Favorite saying: A lazy man begins work in the evening.
    Leif's Happy Home Designer icon
    Unlocked items
     Tin Watering Can    Fertilizer  
     K.K. Reggae    Leif's Pic  
     Maple Umbrella  
    Starting house: House of Leif HHD Exterior.png
    Happy Home Designer client information
    Thought bubble:
    Client's vision: I'll leave it up to you!
    Required items: None
    Favorite song: K.K. Reggae (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png K.K. Reggae
    Favorite saying: A lazy man begins work in the evening.
    Leif's Happy Home Designer icon
    Unlocked items
    Tin Watering Can HHD Icon.png Tin Watering Can   Fertilizer HHD Icon.png Fertilizer  
    K.K. Reggae HHD Icon.png K.K. Reggae   Leif's Pic HHD Icon.png Leif's Pic  
    Maple Umbrella HHD Icon.png Maple Umbrella  
    Starting house: House of Leif HHD Exterior.png

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    208 Leif amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo card back.png

    #208 Leif - Series 3
    Star sign: Leo
    Birthday: August 8th
    Dice value: 3
    Hand sign: Rock


    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese レイジ

    Korean 늘봉
    From "나무늘보 (sloth)"

    Simplified Chinese
    Traditional Chinese
    然然 / 然然
    Rán rán
    Natural, or nature

    German Gerd Common German name, sounding similar to Gärt- in the word Gärtner (gardener)

    European Spanish Gandulio From gandul, meaning lazy

    European French Racine Root

    Italian Florindo From florido, "in full bloom"