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Type of Lion villager Lionel lon08
Artwork of Lionel the Lion
Species Personality Gender
Lion Smug Male symbol.png Male
Birthday July 29th Leo
Favorite saying "Love is blind."
Catchphrase "precisely"
Clothing Military Uniform[nb 1]
Noble Coat (Green)[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
Phrase in other languages
 честь имею

Lionel is a smug lion villager in the Animal Crossing series. He debuted in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and has appeared in all subsequent games except for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. His name is word play on his species.

In New Horizons, Lionel has the music hobby and may sing anywhere without the need of a stereo.



Artwork of Lionel from New Leaf.

Lionel has a white mane, eyebrows, and mustache. He has light brown fur and darker brown hands, feet, nose, and tail. He has blue eyes and his cheeks have orange circles, resembling blush. The insides of his ears are yellow.


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

Lionel has a smug personality, essentially the male equivalent of the big sister personality. He is very kind-hearted, and he will act very polite and sometimes gentleman-like. He will easily get along with villagers of any personality. He will sometimes flirt with the player, regardless of gender.

Villager information[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Lionel cannot be one of the starting villagers in the player's town.

Love is blind.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
July 29 Leo Smug precisely
Default clothing Military Uniform HHD Icon.png Military Uniform
Default umbrella Camo Umbrella HHD Icon.png Camo Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Historical
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Flashy
Favorite color
Siblings Eldest of 10 kids
Skill Drawing circles
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]

Love is blind.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
July 29 Leo Smug (A) precisely
Default clothing Noble Coat (Green) NH Icon.png Noble Coat (Green)
Default umbrella Green Umbrella NH Icon.png Green Umbrella
Favorite styles Gorgeous and Active
Favorite colors
Hobby Music
Carried bag Veggie
Book Music
Food Donut
Drink Tea can or yellow mug
Popsicle Orange
Ideal clothing for Lionel – Green / Gray Gorgeous and Active 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
Bulb Bopper Bulb Bopper NH Icon.png Not for sale  Isabelle
Explorer Shirt (Beige) Explorer Shirt (Beige) NH Icon.png  1,120 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Festivale Costume (Green) Festivale Costume (Green) NH Icon.png  2,600 Bells  Able Sisters
Festivale Tank Dress (Green) Festivale Tank Dress (Green) NH Icon.png  2,600 Bells  Able Sisters
Ninja Costume (Green) Ninja Costume (Green) NH Icon.png  2,240 Bells  Able Sisters
More Green Items
More Gray Items
More Gorgeous Items
More Active Items


In New Leaf[edit]

Exterior of Lionel's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Interior of Lionel's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
 Gorgeous Bed  Whirlpool Bath
 Simple Love Seat  Rococo Dresser
 Editor's Desk  Regal Lamp
 Lady Palm  Editor's Chair
 Moth Orchid  Turntable
Wall:  Arched Window
Floor:  Fancy Carpet
Music:  K.K. Moody

In New Horizons[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
Lionel's Happy Home Designer icon

Love is blind.
Client's vision A guest bathroom or two.
Required items Men's Toilet
Violet Screen
Standing Sink
Favorite song  Soulful K.K.
Unlocked items
 Reception Table    Gorgeous Counter    Men's Toilet  
 Flashy-Flower Sign    Bathroom Stall    Portable Toilet  
 Violet Screen    Soulful K.K.    Lionel's Pic  
 Bathroom Shelf  
 Waiting-Room Wall    Lobby Floor  
 Military Uniform    Camo Umbrella  

Card profiles[edit]

amiibo card[edit]

072 Lionel amiibo card NA.png

Card back

Amiibo card back.png

#072 Lionel - Series 1
Star sign: Leo
Birthday: July 29
Dice value: 4
Hand sign: Paper


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ライオネル

Korean 라이오넬

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
赖恩睿 / 賴恩睿

Russian Лайонел

Dutch Lionel English name

German Lorenz -

European Spanish Lionel English name

European French Léopold 'Léo' designates a lion in Latin

Italian Leonida From leone, meaning "lion." Leonidas was also a warrior-king of Sparta who had a notable participation in the Second Persian War, thus befitting his military-themed clothing.

See also[edit]


  1. Prior to New Horizons
  2. New Horizons