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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
|Service||Selling plants, flowers, and gardening tools|
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".
Happy Home Designer amiibo card
|Animal Crossing amiibo card|
Leif makes an appearance as a collectible trophy.
|Leif (Animal Crossing)|
Ability: Bury Immunity
|* Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Sprites and Models
Names in other languages
|Spanish||Gandulio||From gandul, meaning lazy.|
|German||Gerd||Common German name, sounding similar to Gärt- in the word Gärtner (gardener)|