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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
Leif NLa.png
Species Gender
Sloth Male
Service Selling plants, flowers, and gardening tools
Birthday August 8th
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

Leif is a sloth introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. He runs the Garden Center, 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 Center will merge, Leif will have a new, larger selection of items, and additionally will offer a weed-pulling service. He is usually cheerful and happy, referring to his flower bags as "happy flower bags", which is a reference to The Joy of Painting

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. The sloth will maintain a count of the remaining weeds so that the player knows how many still need to be uprooted; he may gift the player with a random flower bag as a reward for completing the task.

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".

Card profiles[edit]

Happy Home Designer amiibo card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#208 Leif - Series 3
Type: Special
Star sign: Leo
Birthday: August 8th
Dice value: 3
Hand sign: Rock
208 Leif amiibo card NA.png
207 Mabel List of amiibo cards
#208 Leif
209 Wendell

Other appearances[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Leif makes an appearance as a collectible trophy.

LeifTrophy3DS.png #632 Leif
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!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]


Leif NL.png Leif (Animal Crossing)
Support Spirit

Class: ★★

Ability: Bury Immunity
* Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
  • Battle via Spirit Board
  • Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G



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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Gandulio From gandul, meaning lazy.
French Racine Root
German Gerd Common German name, sounding similar to Gärt- in the word Gärtner (gardener)
Italian Florindo From florido, "in full bloom".
Korean 늘봉
From "나무늘보(Sloth)"