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"The islands help those who try their best."
— Niko, Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Niko mnc
Niko HHP.png
Species Gender
Gray langur Male
Birthday January 11th Capricorn
Role Home designer
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.[2]


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 Niko 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, Niko 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 Niko giving a new set of DIY recipes to the player.

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

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 Happy Home Paradise[edit]

Client's vision Vacation-Home Concept
Unlocked items

Card profiles[edit]

amiibo card[edit]

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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
Traditional Chinese
尼可 / 尼可
Ní kě

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.

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 (October 28, 2021). [1]. Twitter. Retrieved October 28, 2021.

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