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This article is about the villager. For the special character whose French name is Lionel, see Lyle. For the villager whose former French name is Lionel, see Leopold.

Type of Lion villager Lionel lon08
Artwork of Lionel the Lion
Species Personality Gender
Lion Smug Male
Birthday July 29th Leo
Favorite saying "Love is blind."
Catchphrase "precisely"
Clothing Military uniform[nb 1]
Noble coat (Green)[nb 2]
Umbrella Camo umbrella[nb 3]
Green umbrella[nb 4]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 ライオネル[nb 5]
 라이오넬[nb 8]
 赖恩睿[nb 6]
 賴恩睿[nb 7]
 Лайонел[nb 9]
Phrase in other languages
 честь имею

Lionel is a smug lion villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and has appeared in all subsequent games. 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 Welcome amiibo.

Lionel is a lion with 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 NL Model.png Military uniform
Default umbrella Camo Umbrella NL Model.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 NL Model.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)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Green) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Green) & Outdoor Hat (Green) NH Icon.png outdoor hat (Green)
  • During snow: Short Peacoat (Green) NH Icon.png Short peacoat (Green) & Knit Hat (Green) NH Icon.png knit hat (Green)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: Pajama Dress (Green) NH Icon.png Pajama dress (Green)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png Tank (Navy blue)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green)
  • Bunny Day: Leaf-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Leaf-egg outfit  & Leaf-Egg Shell NH Icon.png leaf-egg shell
  • Halloween: Magic-Academy Robe (Green) NH Icon.png Magic-academy robe (Green) & Impish Horns (Green) NH Icon.png impish horns (Green)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Cream) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Cream)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Green) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png Chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Waistcoat (Gray) NH Icon.png Waistcoat (Gray)[nb 10]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Waistcoat (Gray) NH Icon.png Waistcoat (Gray) & Balloon Hat (Green) NH Icon.png balloon hat (Green)[nb 11]

  • Happy Home Paradise DLC exclusive clothing:
  • As a student for the school: School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png School uniform with necktie (Navy blue)
  • As the teacher for the school: Checkered Sweater Vest (Light Brown) NH Icon.png Checkered sweater vest (Light brown) & Rimmed Glasses (Black) NH Icon.png Rimmed glasses (Black)
  • As the cashier/employee for the restaurant: Café Uniform (Green) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Green)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: Chef's Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Green) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Aquamarine) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Aquamarine)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital: Nurse's Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png Nurse's jacket (Blue)
  • As the doctor for the hospital: Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's coat (Red necktie)
  • As a patient for the hospital: Pajama Dress (Green) NH Icon.png Pajama dress (Green)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop: Staff Uniform (Blue) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Blue)
  • While practicing hula: Pineapple Aloha Shirt (Green) NH Icon.png Pineapple aloha shirt (Green) & Vine Crown NH Icon.png vine crown
  • While floating in the ocean: Leaf-Print Wet Suit (Green) NH Icon.png Leaf-print wet suit (Green) & Retro Shades (Green) NH Icon.png retro shades (Green)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: Paradise Planning Event Tee (Green) NH Icon.png Paradise Planning event tee (Green) & Neon Shades (Lime & Purple) NH Icon.png neon shades (Lime & purple)
  • Default umbrella Green Umbrella NH Icon.png Green umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (White) NH Model.png  White
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Checkered 2 - Fabric 18) NH Model.png  Checkered 2 - Fabric 18
    Favorite styles Gorgeous and Active
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Music
    Handheld items
    Bag Veggie-print Bag NH Model.png Veggie-print
    Book Music Book Interior NH Texture.png Music
    Food Chocolate donut Food NH Model.png Chocolate donut
    Drink Tea can or yellow mug Drink NH Model.png Tea can or yellow mug
    Popsicle Orange Popsicle NH Model.png 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 Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble You can never have too many toilets when company's over.
    Client's vision Restroom Refuge
    Required items Standing Toilet
    Plain Sink
    Tankless Toilet
    Favorite song  Soulful K.K.
    Unlocked items
  •  Simple Stool
  •  Boxy Stool
  •  Antique Mini Table
  •  Moroccan Tray Table
  •  Antique Console Table
  •  Reception Counter
  •  Baby Bed
  •  Log Decorative Shelves
  •  Full-Length Mirror
  •  Elegant Mirror
  •  Powder-Room Booth
  •  Curtain Partition
  •  Shell Partition
  •  Gazebo
  •  Floor Light
  •  Upright Vacuum
  •  Toilet
  •  Golden Toilet
  •  Squat Toilet
  •  Bathroom Stall
  •  Portable Toilet
  •  Kitty Litter Box
  •  Toilet-Cleaning Set
  •  Bidet
  •  Fancy Bathroom Vanity
  •  Evergreen Ash
  •  Wooden Waste Bin
  •  Mop
  •  Shell Fountain
  •  Cube Light
  •  Scorpio Lamp
  •  Shell Lamp
  •  Shell Music Box
  •  Toy Duck
  •  Dispenser
  •  Rattan Towel Basket
  •  Fragrance Sticks
  •  Lionel's Photo
  •  Floral Sconce
  •  Stylish Wall Spotlight
  •  Retro Radiator
  •  Bathroom Towel Rack
  •  Wall Planter
  •  Dried-Flower Garland
  •  Fancy Frame
  •  Leo Sculpture
  •  Lionel's Poster
  •  Milk-Glass Lamp
  •  Moroccan Lights
  •  Spiral Chandelier
  • Interior:


    In New Leaf[edit]

    In New Horizons[edit]

    Exterior of Lionel's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Lionel's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #2
    Roof:  Light-gray thatch roof
    Siding:  Light-brown cobblestones
    Door:  White common door
    Wall:  Cityscape Wall
    Floor:  Simple Blue Flooring
    Music:  K.K. Moody

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Love is blind.

    Lionel's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Lionel's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    July 29 Leo Smug precisely
    Default clothing Military Uniform HHD Icon.png Military uniform
    Umbrella Camo Umbrella HHD Icon.png Camo umbrella
    House request
    Thought bubble I want to impress my guests with some seriously stylish bathrooms!
    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
  • Interior:
  •  Waiting-Room Wall
  •  Lobby Floor
  • Clothing:
  •  Military Uniform
  •  Camo Umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Lionel's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Lionel was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on February 26, 2022.[citation needed]

    Love is blind.


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    July 29 Leo Smug precisely
    Default clothing Military Uniform
    Description Lionel spends a great deal of grooming time waxing his luxurious handlebar mustache. He claims that his white hair is a product of his age and experience, but some say it's dyed.
    Preferred theme Historical
    Primary reward Cotton
    Version added 5.0.1
    Date unlocked February 26, 2022
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Shep and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Military Uniform
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Letter Set
    Level 20 Lionel's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 12] Sparkle stones

    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 赖恩睿

    Traditional Chinese 賴恩睿

    Russian Лайонел
    From English/Japanese name

    Dutch Lionel Same as English/Japanese name

    German Lorenz -

    European Spanish Lionel Same as English/Japanese 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, includes Pocket Camp appearance after New Horizons
    2. New Horizons
    3. Prior to New Horizons
    4. New Horizons
    5. Raioneru
    6. Lài'ēnruì
    7. Lài'ēnruì
    8. Raionel
    9. Layonel
    10. Lionel's headwear during the Countdown can either be the New Year's silk hat or the New Year's hat, each rotating every year. The hat's variation will vary depending on what variations Tom Nook is selling at his stand.
    11. If it is Lionel's birthday, his headwear will be replaced with the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    12. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, and 65