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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
Artwork of Leif
Species Gender
Sloth Male
Birthday August 8th Leo
Favorite saying "A lazy mammal begins work in the evening."
Role Garden Shop owner
Weeding Day host
Main appearances

Other appearances
Name in other languages

Leif is a sloth in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. As a nod to his ownership of the Garden Shop, his name is a pun on the word "leaf." In his main appearances, he runs gardening shops and offers weeding services to the player.



Leif is a lightish-brown sloth with a white face, a pair of black round eyes with white rims and black thick swirling lines surrounding them, a small reddish-brown nose shaped like an oval, a pair of round pink cheeks, a black inner mouth with red lips, and a pair of hands with small blackish-gray claws. When working, he wears a green cap with a flower print with a green circle core, an orangish-yellow apron with a big pocket and reddish-brown buttons with red crossed strings on each strap, and a pair of small green boots.


Leif is a cheerful lover of nature, explaining why he runs the Garden Shop and hosts Weeding Day.


In New Leaf[edit]

Leif telling the player about the start of Weeding Day in New Leaf.

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. 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]

Leif offering the player some items in New Horizons.

While initially absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Leif returned in the 1.2.0 April Free Update. He 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, non-native flowers, and plants to grow produce such as Pumpkin Starts and Wheat Starts. 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.

With the release of the 2.0 update, Leif now has a shop open at the plaza on Harv's Island. However, he will continue to visit the player's island about every two weeks. Outside of his regular services, he also offers the player to remove all weeds in their island for 100,000 Bells, such that all the weeds will be placed in the recycle box on the following day for the player to take.

In Happy Home Paradise, Leif can be found on the beach outside Paradise Planning after the player has designed the school. If the player agrees to take him to it so that he can give a lesson on flowers, they will be able to use hybrid flowers in designing vacation homes.

Prior to its removal in version 2.0, when the player scans Leif's amiibo card and tries to invite him, he will say:

Heya, Player! Were you trying to get in touch with Leif?
'Cause that's me.
Did you invite me to go camping? That's the happiest news I've heard all day, my friend.
But I gotta sit this one out. See, I already promised this nap here that I was gonna take it, so...
Until next time, friend!

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 Class Slot cost
Support Spirit Advanced (★★) 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]

    A lazy man begins work in the evening.

    Leif's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Leif's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Gender Species
    August 8 Leo Male Sloth
    Umbrella Maple Umbrella HHD Icon.png Maple Umbrella
    House request
    Client's vision I'll leave it up to you!
    Favorite song  K.K. Reggae
    Unlocked items
  •  Tin Watering Can
  •  Fertilizer
  •  K.K. Reggae
  •  Leif's Pic
  • Clothing:
  •  Maple Umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Leif's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In New Horizons[edit]

    A lazy mammal begins work in the evening.


    Birthday Gender Species
    August 8 Leo Male Sloth
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Green) NH Model.png  Green
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Natural - Fabric 9) NH Model.png  Natural - Fabric 9
    Happy Home Paradise traits
    Umbrella Petal Parasol NH Icon.png Petal Parasol
    Hobby Nature
    Book Nature Book NH Icon.png Gardening/Bug/Fish/Fossil

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Client's vision Vacation-Home Concept
    Unlocked items

    Item list[edit]

    The following is a list of items sold by Leif in Animal Crossing: 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
    Carrot start carrot 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
    Pink-plumeria start pink-plumeria 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
    Seed potato seed potato  280 Bells  70 Bells  Leif
    Sugarcane start sugarcane start  280 Bells  70 Bells  Leif
    Tomato start tomato start  280 Bells  70 Bells  Leif
    Wheat start wheat start  280 Bells  70 Bells  Leif
    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-plumeria start white-plumeria start  280 Bells  70 Bells  Leif
    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
    Includes data sourced from the Data Spreadsheet for Animal Crossing New Horizons, compiled and edited by 6480, noizhub, Ricky, chaiinchomp, saberslime, robotic_scarab, mollumisc, sunmarsh, kyrokey, obstinateRixatrix, jackiwi, Zalex, SuperHamster, kait, hyuum, Azarro, Czarcasm, cinnamon_swirlix, astronomyfortwo, Welcius, glowtopia, BriKun, Alyrei, dodocodes.com, StevieCoops, sneeze, Shiny190, TwistedPeach, LavaToaster, capstone, vmario, rocklamp, Alexis, Aeon, and PanchamBro.

    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 8
    Dice value: 3
    Hand sign: Rock


    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese レイジ

    Korean 늘봉
    From "나무늘보 (sloth)"

    Simplified Chinese 然然
    Rán rán
    Natural, or nature

    Traditional Chinese 然然

    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"