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Type of Elephant villager Paolo elp05
Artwork of Paolo the Elephant
Species Personality Gender
Elephant Lazy Male
Birthday May 5th Taurus
Favorite saying "When it works, it works."
Catchphrase "pal"
Clothing I Love 64 Shirt[nb 1]
I Love GC Shirt[nb 2]
Cherry Shirt[nb 3]
Pastel-Stripe Tee[nb 4]
Simple Parka (Gray)[nb 5]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
Phrase in other languages

Paolo is a lazy elephant villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appears in Doubutsu no Mori and after Doubutsu no Mori e+, he remained absent from the series until Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo.

In New Horizons, Paolo has the nature hobby and may be found reading a book pertaining to an item he is studying, which can be either flowers, bugs, fish, or fossils.



Paolo is a pink elephant with distinctive brown eyebrows and yellow on the tip of his trunk, hands and hooves. From Doubutsu no Mori to Doubutsu no Mori e+ he has purple on his kneecaps. Paolo's expression is always that of a wide grin.


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

As a lazy villager, Paolo has a relaxed, laid-back lifestyle and will appear friendly toward the player. He often talks about food and is humorous or naïve during conversations. During conversations with other villagers, he generally gets along well with peppy, smug, and cranky villagers, while snooty and jock villagers may not get along with him due to their conflicting lifestyles. In New Horizons, Paolo goes to sleep at 11 PM and wakes up at 8 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Species Personality Catchphrase
Elephant Lazy pal
Default clothing Cherry Shirt PG Model.png Cherry Shirt
Default clothing (DnM+) I Love GC Shirt DnM+ Model.png I Love GC Shirt
Default clothing (DnM) I Love 64 Shirt DnM Model.png I Love 64 Shirt
Default umbrella Mod Umbrella PG Model.png Mod Umbrella
Star sign (DnMe+) Taurus Taurus
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style (DnMe+) Fresh
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style (DnMe+) Gaudy
Live song gift (DnMe+) K.K. March

In Welcome amiibo[edit]

When it works, it works.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
May 5 Taurus Lazy pal
Default clothing Pastel-Stripe Tee HHD Icon.png Pastel-Stripe Tee
Default umbrella Beach Umbrella HHD Icon.png Beach Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Iconic
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Rock 'n' Roll
Favorite color
Siblings Youngest of 3 kids
Skill Competitive eating
Goal Hairstylist
Halloween fear Bug Mask HHD Icon.png Bug Mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Mocha
Amount of milk The regular amount
Amount of sugar Two spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

When it works, it works.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
May 5 Taurus Lazy (A) pal
Default clothing Simple Parka (Gray) NH Icon.png Simple Parka (Gray)
Default umbrella Beach Umbrella NH Icon.png Beach Umbrella
Favorite styles Simple and Elegant
Favorite colors
Hobby Nature
Carried bag Classy
Book Fish/Bug/Fossil/Flower
Food Sandwich
Drink Smoothie or coffee cup
Popsicle Chocolate
Ideal clothing for Paolo – Gray / Aqua Simple and Elegant 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
Casual Kimono (Aqua) Casual Kimono (Aqua) NH Icon.png  2,000 Bells  Able Sisters
Chimayo Vest (Light Blue) Chimayo Vest (Light Blue) NH Icon.png  1,120 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Colorful Striped Sweater (Gray, White & Light Blue) Colorful Striped Sweater (Gray, White & Light Blue) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Folk Shirt (Blue) Folk Shirt (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,300 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Multipurpose Vest (Gray) Multipurpose Vest (Gray) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Able Sisters
Parka Undercoat (Blue) Parka Undercoat (Blue) NH Icon.png  2,320 Bells  Able Sisters
Shirt with Camera (Light Blue) Shirt with Camera (Light Blue) NH Icon.png  1,440 Bells  Able Sisters
More Gray Items
More Aqua Items
More Simple Items
More Elegant Items


In Doubutsu no Mori and Doubutsu no Mori+[edit]

PG Exterior 3 Green.png
House of Paolo DnM+.png
 Mini-Dharma  Sewing Box
 Azalea Bonsai  Mega Gongoid
 Tea Tansu  Shogi Board
 Screen  Hearth
 Mini Gongoid  Naomi Figurine
 Paper Parasol  Lucky Frog
Wall:  Worn-Out Mud Wall
Floor:  Old Board Floor
Music: No music

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Paolo's house features the same furniture layout as Pierre's in Doubutsu no Mori e+.

In Welcome amiibo[edit]


Exterior of Paolo's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Interior of Paolo's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
 Bathtub  Whirlpool Bath
 Glass Partition (x2)  Wooden Duckboards
 Modern Wash Station  Bath Set
 Standing Sink  Exotic End Table
 Snake Plant  Towel Basket
 Bathroom Shelf
Wall:  White Tile Wall
Floor:  White Tile Floor
Music:  To the Edge [nb 6]


NLWa RV Exterior Blue.png
RV of Paolo NLWa.jpg
Description: There's being a clean freak, and then there's having both a bath AND a shower in your camper van. Paolo is the cleanest camper you will ever meet.
Bath Mat NL Model.png Bath Mat Bath Set NLWa Model.png Bath Set
Bathtub NL Model.png Bathtub Glass Partition NLWa Model.png Glass Partition
Modern Wash Station NLWa Model.png Modern Wash Station Standing Sink NLWa Model.png Standing Sink
Towel Basket NLWa Model.png Towel Basket Wooden Duckboards NLWa Model.png Wooden Duckboards
Wallpaper: White Tile Wall NLWa.png White Tile Wall
Floor: White Tile Floor NLWa.png White Tile Floor
Music: To the Edge (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png To the Edge

In New Horizons[edit]

In New Horizons, if Paolo is one of the villagers who moved in during the main storyline after the villager house development quest, his house will have a combination of non-craftable furniture, plus items crafted by players during the island development storyline, primarily from the Log Series and applicable native fruit sets.

Other appearances[edit]

In Pocket Camp[edit]

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

When it works, it works.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
May 5 Taurus Lazy pal
Default clothing Pastel-Stripe Tee PC Icon.png Pastel-Stripe Tee
Description Sometimes Paolo worries that he's a figment of everyone's imagination. For the record, he's not.
Preferred theme PC Banner - Hip.png
Primary reward Steel PC Icon.png Steel
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 Pastel-Stripe Tee PC Icon.png Pastel-Stripe Tee
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Level 9 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Level 15 Crafting request: Bathtub PC Icon.pngBathtub
Level 20 Paolo's Pic PC Icon.png Paolo‎‎'s Pic
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Level 25 - 50 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Related items for Paolo
Scrapbook Memories appearances
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Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

Animal Crossing-e 1-015 (Paolo).jpg

Card back

Animal Crossing-e 1-015 (Paolo - Back).jpg

#015 Paolo - Series 1
Gender: Male
Clothes: Cherry Shirt
Sign: Taurus
Phrase: pal
Profile: Paolo is real...pally. While he can be a little spacey, he's a pretty good guy for a pink elephant. Although, he does have the bad habit of dozing off at the most awkward moments. Watch out!
Password: P3wAFrLGGt3QnZ

Welcome amiibo card[edit]

005 Paolo NL amiibo card NA.png

Card back

WAmiibo card back.png

#5 Paolo
RV items
White Tile Wall NLWa Model.png
White Tile Wall
White Tile Floor NLWa Model.png
White Tile Floor
Bath Mat NL Model.png
Bath Mat
Bath Set NLWa Model.png
Bath Set
Bathtub NL Model.png
Glass Partition NLWa Model.png
Glass Partition
Modern Wash Station NLWa Model.png
Modern Wash Station
Standing Sink NLWa Model.png
Standing Sink
Towel Basket NLWa Model.png
Towel Basket

Wooden Duckboards NLWa Model.png
Wooden Duckboards


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese パオロ
Paolo; could be a pun on パオーン (paoon), the Japanese onomatopoeia for an elephant trumpeting.

Korean 파올로

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
保罗 / 保羅

Russian Паоло

Dutch Paolo -

German Paolo -

European Spanish Paolo -

European French Paolo -

Italian Paolino Similar to English name.

See also[edit]


  1. Doubutsu no Mori
  2. Doubutsu no Mori+
  3. Animal Crossing
  4. Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo to Pocket Camp
  5. New Horizons
  6. Does not contain a stereo initially
  7. Does not contain a stereo initially


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