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"Here at the counter, ye can sign up fer a tour of a tropical island. We also got some informational pamphlets over there, so take a peep at 'em if ye want. Or if yer feelin' lazy, just relax and take a load off! Yar har har!"
— Leilani, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Artwork of Leilani
Species Gender
Turtle Female
Birthday September 26th Libra
Favorite saying "The captain's wife steers the ship."
Role Tortimer Island (tours)
Main appearances

Other appearances
Name in other languages

Leilani is a turtle[nb 1] in Animal Crossing: New Leaf who appears on Tortimer Island. She is the wife of Kapp'n, the daughter-in-law of Grams, and the mother of Leila.



Artwork of Leilani from Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Leilani is a green turtle/kappa with a bald spot surrounded by brown hair tied in a ponytail, a big yellow muzzle, and a red inner mouth. She is about the same age as her husband, Kapp'n. Unlike the rest of her family, who have closed eyes, she has small, opened eyes. Each of her eyes has a small white pupil and two short black eyelashes. She wears a hibiscus hairpin on her ponytail, and an orange dress with white flower patterns with lightish-orange linings.


Like her family, Leilani speaks with a stereotypical pirate-like accent.


In New Leaf[edit]

Leilana welcoming the player to Tortimer Island in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Leilani appears on Tortimer Island at the reception desk and allows the player to go on tours or return to their town. In the Welcome amiibo update, Leilani's pic can be obtained from Wisp if her amiibo is scanned.

In New Horizons[edit]

Leilani's poster in New Horizons.

Although initially absent, Leilani was added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in the 2.0 update, appearing at the Roost if she or any member of Kapp'n's family is invited via the amiibo phone. Additionally, Leilani's poster can be obtained from Nook Shopping after inviting her to Photopia via her amiibo.

Other appearances[edit]

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

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Leilani appears as a trophy and has a chance of appearing in the background of the Tortimer Island stage.




Description NTSC-U: If you've had your fill of tropical-island adventures, Kapp'n's wife, Leilani, can arrange your trip home. She'll also happily sign you up for island tours. Her green skin isn't typical for tropical islanders, and that red hibiscus in her hair really suits her.

PAL: Leilani runs the information desk on Tortimer Island. If you want to play some minigames, she'll find the perfect tropical tour for you. Afterwards, she'll even call her husband, Kapp'n, to take you home again! To be honest, though, she's always a little surprised anybody would want to leave Tortimer Island at all.
Acquisition Random

Villager information[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

The captain's wife steers the ship.


Birthday Gender Species
September 26 Libra Female Turtle
Pic version added Welcome amiibo update
Coffee preferences
Leilani does not order coffee at The Roost.

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Leilani will share a house with Kapp'n, Leila, and Grams.

The captain's wife steers the ship.

Leilani's Happy Home Designer icon

Example of Leilani's Happy Home Designer house
Official example
Birthday Gender Species
September 26 Libra Female Turtle
Umbrella Red Umbrella HHD Icon.png Red umbrella
Shares house with Kapp'n, Leila, and Grams
House request
Client's vision I'll leave it up to you!
Favorite song  K.K. Island
Unlocked items
  •  Sea globe
  •  K.K. Island
  •  Leilani's pic
  • Clothing:
  •  Kappa-costume pants
  •  Red umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Leilani's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In New Horizons[edit]

    The captain's wife steers the ship.


    Birthday Gender Species
    September 26 Libra Female Turtle
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Red) NH Model.png  Red
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Playful - Fabric 15) NH Model.png  Playful - Fabric 15
    Happy Home Paradise traits
    Umbrella Exquisite Parasol NH Icon.png Exquisite parasol
    Hobby Fitness
    Book Fitness Book NH Icon.png Sports

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise, Leilani will share a house with Kapp'n, Leila, and Grams.

    Client's vision Vacation-Home Concept
    Shares house with Kapp'n, Leila, and Grams
    Unlocked items

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    308 Leilani amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #308 Leilani - Series 4
    Star sign: Libra
    Birthday: September 26
    Dice value: 5
    Hand sign: Rock



    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese クーコ

    Korean 갑순

    Simplified Chinese 沽玉
    gū yù

    Russian Лейлани
    Same as English name

    Dutch Leilani Same as English name

    German Lore -

    European Spanish Marimar From the female name "María del Mar" (Mary of the Sea)

    European French Liliane Similar to English name

    Italian Ramona Similar to her husband's name, Remo, which means "oar"


    1. In Japanese releases, Leilani is instead a kappa.