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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]
iQue shirt[nb 4]
Pastel-stripe tee[nb 5]
Simple parka (Gray)[nb 6]
Umbrella Mod umbrella[nb 7]
Beach umbrella[nb 8]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 パオロ[nb 9]
 파올로[nb 12]
 保罗[nb 10]
 保羅[nb 11]
 Паоло[nb 13]
Phrase in other languages

Paolo is a lazy elephant villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Doubutsu no Mori, and after his appearance in Doubutsu no Mori e+, he remained absent from the series until Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo. Data for him exists in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer but ultimately remains unused.

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.



Artwork of Paolo from Animal Crossing.

Paolo is a pink elephant with distinctive brown eyebrows and yellow on the tip of his trunk, hands and hooves. In every first-generation Animal Crossing game, he has purple on his kneecaps. His 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]

Despite Paolo's official Doubutsu no Mori+ artwork depicting him wearing the diner uniform, he wears the I love GC shirt in-game in Doubutsu no Mori+.

Species Personality Catchphrase
Elephant Lazy pal
Default clothing Cherry Shirt PG Model.png Cherry shirt
Default clothing (iQue) IQue Shirt iQue Model.png iQue 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
Doubutsu no Mori e+ traits
Star sign Taurus Taurus
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Fresh
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Gaudy
Live song gift K.K. March

In Welcome amiibo[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo, Paolo can only move to the player's town if his amiibo card is scanned, or if he is invited to move in from another player's town.

When it works, it works.



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
May 5 Taurus Lazy pal
Default clothing Pastel-Stripe Tee NL Model.png Pastel-stripe tee
Default umbrella Beach Umbrella NL Model.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 NL Model.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)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Purple) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Purple) & Rain Hat (Blue) NH Icon.png rain hat (Blue)
  • During snow: Peacoat (Gray) NH Icon.png Peacoat (Gray) & Snowy Knit Cap (White) NH Icon.png snowy knit cap (White)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Gray) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Gray) & Terry-Cloth Nightcap (Light Blue) NH Icon.png terry-cloth nightcap (Light blue)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Black) NH Icon.png Tank (Black)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black) & Denim Cap (Light Blue) NH Icon.png denim cap (Light blue)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black) & Explorer's Hat (Beige) NH Icon.png explorer's hat (Beige)
  • Bunny Day: Sky-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Sky-egg outfit  & Sky-Egg Shell NH Icon.png sky-egg shell
  • Halloween: Magic-Academy Robe (White) NH Icon.png Magic-academy robe (White) & Flashy Round-Ear Animal Hat (White) NH Icon.png flashy round-ear animal hat (White)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Dark Brown) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Dark brown)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Red) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Tailcoat (Black) NH Icon.png Tailcoat (Black)[nb 14]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Tailcoat (Black) NH Icon.png Tailcoat (Black) & Top Hat (Black) NH Icon.png top hat (Black)[nb 15]

  • 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 (Black) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Black)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: Chef's Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Red) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Black) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Black)
  • 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: PJ Outfit (Gray) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Gray)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop: Staff Uniform (Yellow) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Yellow)
  • While practicing hula: Pineapple Aloha Shirt (Blue) NH Icon.png Pineapple aloha shirt (Blue) & Hibiscus Hairpin (Red) NH Icon.png hibiscus hairpin (Red)
  • While floating in the ocean: Leaf-Print Wet Suit (Light Blue) NH Icon.png Leaf-print wet suit (Light blue) & Retro Shades (Gray) NH Icon.png retro shades (Gray)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: Tropical Cut-and-Sew Tank (Blue) NH Icon.png Tropical cut-and-sew tank (Blue) & Tropical Turban (Red) NH Icon.png tropical turban (Red)
  • Default umbrella Beach Umbrella NH Icon.png Beach umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Yellow) NH Model.png  Yellow
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Striped - Fabric 3) NH Model.png  Striped - Fabric 3
    Favorite styles Simple and Elegant
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Nature
    Handheld items
    Bag Classy Bag NH Model.png Classy
    Book Nature Book Interior NH Texture.png Gardening/Bug/Fish/Fossil
    Food Sandwich Food NH Model.png Sandwich
    Drink Smoothie or coffee cup Drink NH Model.png Smoothie or coffee cup
    Popsicle Chocolate Popsicle NH Model.png 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
     Apparel shop
    Robo antennae (Light blue) Robo Antennae (Light Blue) NH Icon.png  3,200 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Samurai hakama (Sky blue) Samurai Hakama (Sky Blue) NH Icon.png  2,520 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 Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble I want a pro-level kitchen so I can really chef it up!
    Client's vision Paolo's Prep Kitchen
    Required items Kitchen Island
    Shopping Bag
    Cooking Tools
    Favorite song  Two Days Ago
    Unlocked items
  •  Counter Chair
  •  Nordic Chair
  •  Ranch Chair
  •  Nordic Table
  •  Wooden Table
  •  Counter Table
  •  Luna's Bed
  •  Vintage Dresser
  •  Ranch Cupboard
  •  Ironwood Cupboard
  •  Iron Shelf
  •  Tension-Pole Rack
  •  Small Wooden Partition
  •  Medium Wooden Partition
  •  Ironwood Kitchenette
  •  Ranch Kitchen
  •  System Kitchen
  •  Kitchen Stove
  •  Gas Range
  •  Open-Frame Kitchen
  •  Kitchen Counter
  •  Sloppy Sink
  •  Refrigerator
  •  Double-Door Refrigerator
  •  Mini Fridge
  •  Freezer
  •  Garbage Bin
  •  Analog Kitchen Scale
  •  Knife Block
  •  Cutting Board
  •  Carp on a Cutting Board
  •  Fresh-Food Trays
  •  Stand Mixer
  •  Pop-Up Toaster
  •  Rice Cooker
  •  Microwave
  •  Frying Pan
  •  Imperial Pot
  •  Stewpot
  •  Mixer
  •  Simple Kettle
  •  Glass Jar
  •  Revolving Spice Rack
  •  Cans
  •  Dish-Drying Rack
  •  Dinnerware
  •  Salad
  •  Sautéed Olive Flounder
  •  Mixed-Fruits Pie
  •  Paolo's Photo
  •  Simple Wall Shelf
  •  Pot Rack
  •  Magnetic Knife Rack
  •  Coconut Wall Planter
  •  Hanging Terrarium
  •  Potted Ivy
  •  Wall Planter
  •  Quaint Painting
  •  Paolo's Poster
  •  Milk-Glass Lamp
  •  Nordic Pendant Light
  •  Simple Shaded Lamp
  •  Shaded Pendant Lamp
  •  Range Hood
  • Interior:


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

    In Animal Crossing[edit]

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

    In Dòngwù Sēnlín[edit]

    In Welcome amiibo[edit]



    Exterior of Paolo's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Interior of Paolo's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    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.
    Wall:  White Tile Wall
    Floor:  White Tile Floor
    Music: To the Edge NL Texture.png To the Edge

    Paolo's "Order furniture" list in Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo

    In New Horizons[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: 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. He cannot have his initial house interior unless he moves out of the player's island or the Happy Home Paradise DLC is purchased, in which either the player or Isabelle can reset the interior.

    Exterior of Paolo's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Paolo's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #2
    Roof:  Purple wooden-tile roof
    Siding:  White stucco exterior
    Door:  Yellow basic door
    Wall:  Blue Moroccan Wall
    Floor:  Blue Mosaic-Tile Flooring
    Music:  To the Edge [nb 16]

    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
    Description Sometimes Paolo worries that he's a figment of everyone's imagination. For the record, he's not.
    Preferred theme Hip
    Primary reward Steel
    Version added 2.1.0
    Date unlocked January 30, 2019
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Beardo and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Pastel-stripe tee
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Level 20 Paolo's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 18] Sparkle stones

    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
    Sign: Taurus
    Clothes: cherry shirt
    Petphrase: 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]



    Paolo's unused Happy Home Designer icon.

    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
    Similar to English/Japanese name

    Simplified Chinese 保罗
    From English/Japanese name

    Traditional Chinese 保羅

    Russian Паоло
    Same as English/Japanese name

    Dutch Paolo Same as English/Japanese name

    German Paolo Same as English/Japanese name

    European Spanish Paolo Same as English/Japanese name

    European French Paolo Same as English/Japanese name

    Italian Paolino Similar to English/Japanese name

    See also[edit]


    1. Doubutsu no Mori
    2. Doubutsu no Mori+
    3. Animal Crossing
    4. Dòngwù Sēnlín
    5. Welcome amiibo and Pocket Camp
    6. New Horizons
    7. Animal Crossing
    8. Welcome amiibo onwards
    9. Paoro
    10. Bǎoluó
    11. Bǎoluó
    12. Paollo
    13. Paolo
    14. Paolo'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.
    15. If it is Paolo's birthday, his headwear will be replaced with the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    16. 16.0 16.1 Does not contain a stereo initially
    17. Re-Tail sell price; if item can be sold at Timmy and Tommy's store, it is 80% of the sell price; if item can be sold to Leila at Tortimer Island, it is 5% of the sell price.
    18. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, and 75
    19. Item is customized


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