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"Hey! Good to see you. You should say hi to Lottie when you can."
— Niko, Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise
Artwork of Niko
Species Gender
Gray langur Male
Birthday January 11th Capricorn
Favorite saying "The islands help those who try their best."
Role Home designer for Paradise Planning
Main appearances

Other appearances
Name in other languages

Niko is a gray langur[1] in Animal Crossing: New Horizons who appears in the Happy Home Paradise DLC. He works for Paradise Planning, a service that designs vacation homes for villagers and special characters.[2]



Niko is a gray langur. His fur and teeth are white. His face, large ears (which have reddish-orange insides), and long tail are dark-gray. His big round eyes have brownish-orange eyelids, scleras, and big round black irises. He also has two hair tufts sticking out of his forehead, a dark-brown mouth, a brownish-orange tongue, and a small orange nose. His hands and feet are black.


Like Wardell, Niko wears a Paradise Planning aloha top. He also wears a yellow mini straw boater.


Niko is enthusiastic, friendly, and energetic. He likes DIY, exercising, and ferrying the player to any vacation home.


In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

When the player first arrives on the main Paradise Planning island, Niko redirects the player to the office to meet with Lottie. After introducing the player to both Lottie and Wardell, Lottie designated him to train and assist the player in handling the decoration of any new vacation homes. He also ferries the player to any vacation home whether that be for construction, visiting, or remodeling.

Niko expresses his interest in DIY, and occasionally builds DIY on the workbench in the upstairs room of the Paradise Planning office. After teaching the player the wooden pillar, low wooden island counter, and tall wooden island counter, he will ask the player to donate materials in a donation box next to the workbench upstairs in the Paradise Planning office. Once the donation is met, the next day the player arrives on the archipelago will result in him giving a new set of DIY recipes to the player.

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Niko was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on October 28, 2021, where he is a guest judge for the Happy Homeroom in place of Digby.[3]

Villager information[edit]

In New Horizons[edit]

Niko's NookPhone in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

The islands help those who try their best.


Birthday Gender Species
January 11 Capricorn Male Gray langur
Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Red) NH Model.png  Red
Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Paradise Planning Case) NH Model.png  Paradise Planning case
Happy Home Paradise traits
Umbrella Paradise Planning Umbrella NH Icon.png Paradise Planning umbrella
Hobby Music
Book Music Book NH Icon.png Music

In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

If the player chooses to design a house for Niko, his role will be taken over by Lottie.

Client's vision Vacation-Home Concept
Unlocked items

Card profiles[edit]

amiibo card[edit]

421 Niko amiibo card NA.png

Card back

Amiibo Card Back.png

#421 Niko - Series 5
Star sign: Capricorn
Birthday: January 11



Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ニコ

Korean 방글

Simplified Chinese 尼可
Ní kě

Traditional Chinese 尼可

Russian Нико
Same as English/Japanese name.

Dutch Niko Same as English/Japanese name.

German Bono -

European Spanish Miko Possibly from mico, a way to say small monkey (in Catalan, it is pronounced miku).

European French Gratien -

Italian Gilbertuccio Pet name for the proper name Gilberto. Probably a word play with bertuccia (Barbary macaque).


  1. North American Happy Home Paradise webpage (Nintendo refers to Niko as a gray langur in his icon's alt text)
  2. "Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct 10.15.2021". YouTube.
  3. @Pocket_Camp on X (formerly Twitter) (October 28, 2021). Archived from the original on October 28, 2021. Retrieved October 28, 2021.

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