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For the villager whose Italian name is Leopold, see Mott.

Type of Lion villager Leopold lon04
Artwork of Leopold the Lion
Species Personality Gender
Lion Jock[nb 3]
Smug[nb 4]
Male symbol.png Male
Birthday August 14th Leo
Favorite saying "The bigger the fish, the bigger your dinner."
Catchphrase "lion cub"
Clothing Noble Shirt[nb 1]
Tennis Sweater (Ivory)[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
Phrase in other languages

Leopold is a lion villager in the Animal Crossing series. He debuted with a jock personality in Doubutsu no Mori, and did not reappear in the series after Doubutsu no Mori e+ until Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo, where his personality was changed to smug. His name is probably wordplay on the lion's scientific name, Panthera leo. It could also be a take on the infamous lineage of King Leopolds in Belgium, which would coincide with the "Kings of the Jungle" metaphor often associated with lions. According to his e-Reader card bio, Leopold aspires to be a teacher (a reference to his Japanese name) and exercises both physically and mentally.

In New Horizons, Leopold has the education hobby and can be seen wearing Rimmed Glasses, reading a novel-type book while outside, and using a magnifying glass when near certain objects.


Artwork of Leopold from Animal Crossing.


Leopold is a beige lion with a lighter beige muzzle. He has a green mane and wears glasses. The tips of his paws are a dark brown, as well as his tail.


Originally, Leopold had the jock personality. Since his return in Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo, however, he has been given the smug personality.

Animal Crossing[edit]

Below is a brief description of the jock personality. For more information, click here.

In Animal Crossing, Leopold has a jock personality, which means he is energetic and has an interest in physical fitness and activity. He often talks about exercise or sports and may brag about his physical fitness. While often friendly to the player, he may comment on their fitness. During conversations with other villagers, he generally gets along well with peppy villagers due their similar hyper personalities, while he may offend snooty villagers by critiquing their fitness and annoy cranky villagers with his hyper personality. Leopold goes to sleep at 12:00 AM and wakes up at 6:30 AM.

Welcome amiibo onwards[edit]

Below is a brief description of the smug personality. For more information, click here.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo, Leopold has a smug personality, essentially the male equivalent of the snooty personality. He is very kind-hearted, and he will act very polite and sometimes gentleman-like, though he also acts arrogant and conceited as a result of his upclass lifestyles. He will easily get along with villagers of any personality, but will come into conflict with cranky villagers, who will claim that Leopold is "mucking around". He will sometimes flirt with the player, regardless of gender.

Villager information[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Species Personality Catchphrase
Lion Jock lion cub
Default clothing Noble Shirt PG Model.png Noble Shirt
Default umbrella Classic Umbrella PG Model.png Classic Umbrella
Star sign (DnMe+) Leo Leo
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style (DnMe+) Subtle
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style (DnMe+) Gaudy
Live song gift (DnMe+) Mr. K.K.

In Welcome amiibo[edit]

The bigger the fish, the bigger your dinner.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
August 14 Leo Smug lion cub
Default clothing Noble Shirt HHD Icon.png Noble Shirt
Default umbrella Mint Umbrella HHD Icon.png Mint Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Ornate
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Historical
Favorite color
Siblings Eldest triplet
Skill Debating
Goal Professor
Halloween fear Monster Mask HHD Icon.png Monster Mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Mocha
Amount of milk Lots
Amount of sugar Three spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

The bigger the fish, the bigger your dinner.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
August 14 Leo Smug (A) lion cub
Default clothing Tennis Sweater (Ivory) NH Icon.png Tennis Sweater (Ivory)
Default umbrella Logo Umbrella NH Icon.png Logo Umbrella
Favorite styles Elegant and Gorgeous
Favorite colors
Hobby Education
Carried bag Veggie
Book Novel
Food Donut
Drink Tea can or yellow mug
Popsicle Orange
Ideal clothing for Leopold – Purple / Green Elegant and Gorgeous clothing
Villagers prefer clothing that matches any one of their favorite colors or styles.
For brevity, the following list only shows clothing that matches both favorite colors and one favorite style.
Name Image Price Available from
Shawl-and-Dress Combo (Green) Shawl-and-Dress Combo (Green) NH Icon.png  2,000 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Space Parka (Purple) Space Parka (Purple) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
More Purple Items
More Green Items
More Elegant Items
More Gorgeous Items


In Animal Crossing[edit]

In Welcome amiibo[edit]


Exterior of Leopold's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Interior of Leopold's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
 School Locker  Basic Teacher's Desk
 Lecture-Hall Desk  Lecture-Hall Bench
 Skeleton  Towel Rack
 Mop  Book Stands
 Hamster Cage  Strapped Books
 Zen Backpack  School Speaker
Wall:  Classroom Wall
Floor:  Classroom Floor
Music:  Mr. K.K. [nb 5]


NLWa RV Exterior Green.png
RV of Leopold NLWa.jpg
Description: Leopold's camper is all set up as a mobile classroom, but the only subject he wants to teach is PE. Hope you like doing burpees!
Basic Teacher's Desk NLWa Model.png Basic Teacher's Desk Book Stands NLWa Model.png Book Stands
Lecture-Hall Bench NLWa Model.png Lecture-Hall Bench Lecture-Hall Desk NLWa Model.png Lecture-Hall Desk
School Locker NLWa Model.png School Locker Strapped Books NLWa Model.png Strapped Books
Towel Rack NLWa Model.png Towel Rack Zen Backpack NLWa Model.png Zen Backpack
Wallpaper: Classroom Wall NL.png Classroom Wall
Floor: Classroom Floor NL.png Classroom Floor
Music: Mr. K.K. (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png Mr. K.K.

In New Horizons[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Leopold was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on January 30, 2019.[1]

The bigger the fish, the bigger your dinner.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
August 14 Leo Smug lion cub
Default clothing Noble Shirt PC Icon.png Noble Shirt
Description Leopold's been going around town collecting signatures for a petition to build a new school. According to the flyers, it'll only have one class: PE.
Preferred theme PC Banner - Civic.png
Primary reward Cotton PC Icon.png Cotton
Version added 2.1.0
Date unlocked January 30, 2019
How to invite Blathers PC Character Icon.png Blathers's Treasure Trek
Friendship rewards
Level 7 Noble Shirt PC Icon.png Noble Shirt
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Level 9 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Level 15 Crafting request: Basic Teacher's Desk PC Icon.pngBasic Teacher's Desk
Level 20 Leopold's Pic PC Icon.png Leopold‎‎'s Pic
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Level 25 - 50 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Related items for Leopold
Scrapbook Memories appearances
Name Image Required?
Julia and the Magic Carpet Julia and the Magic Carpet PC.png No

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

Animal Crossing-e 3-193 (Leopold).jpg

Card back

Animal Crossing-e 3-193 (Leopold - Back).jpg

#193 Leopold - Series 3
Gender: Male
Clothes: Noble Shirt
Sign: Leo
Phrase: lion cub
Profile: Leopold's athleticism is balanced by an intelligent mind. He's always dreamed of being a teacher, but until a school gets built in town, he'll just have to wait. In the meantime, he exercises...his brain!
Password: LkKmhNzI8JwQC5

Welcome amiibo card[edit]

037 Leopold NL amiibo card NA.png

Card back

WAmiibo card back.png

#37 Leopold
RV items
Classroom Wall HHD Icon.png
Classroom Wall
Classroom Floor HHD Icon.png
Classroom Floor
Basic Teacher's Desk NLWa Model.png
Basic Teacher's Desk
Book Stands NLWa Model.png
Book Stands
Lecture-Hall Bench NLWa Model.png
Lecture-Hall Bench
Lecture-Hall Desk NLWa Model.png
Lecture-Hall Desk
School Locker NLWa Model.png
School Locker
Strapped Books NLWa Model.png
Strapped Books
Towel Rack NLWa Model.png
Towel Rack

Zen Backpack NLWa Model.png
Zen Backpack


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ティーチャ―

Korean 티처

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
老狮 / 老獅
Lao Shi
Lit. "Old Lion," also means Teacher

Russian Леопольд
Same as his English name

Dutch Leopold -

German Leandro -

European Spanish Leopoldo -

European French Leandro -

Italian Leandro From leone, "lion." Although the etymology is uncertain, some believe the name could be translated as "man-lion."

See also[edit]


  1. Prior to New Horizons
  2. New Horizons
  3. Animal Crossing
  4. Welcome amiibo onwards
  5. Does not contain a stereo initially
  6. Does not contain a stereo initially


  1. Bri Bri (January 30, 2019). "10 New Animals Join Pocket Camp!". Japanese Nintendo. Retrieved October 27, 2020.