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HorseSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Papi hrs12
Papi NH.png
Species Personality Gender
Horse Emotion Sleepy NH Icon cropped.png Lazy Male
Birthday January 10th Capricorn
Quote "Never say neigh."
Catchphrase "haaay"
Clothing Speedway Tee[nb 1]
Colorful Striped Sweater (Navy, Light Blue & Pink)[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese オカッピ
Korean 마사마
Italian Pierino
German Friedel

Simplified Chinese 小冈
French Bourrico
Spanish Bayo
Dutch Papi

Traditional Chinese 小岡
Quebec French Bourrico
Latin American Spanish Bayo
Russian Папи

Phrase in other languages

Japanese だっけ
Korean 그런가
Italian clip clop
German nichja

Simplified Chinese 听说是
French en selle
Spanish quepassa
Dutch hooooi

Traditional Chinese 聽說是
Quebec French en selle
Latin American Spanish cli-cló
Russian се-е-ено

Papi is a lazy horse villager from the Animal Crossing series. He made his first appearance in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Despite being a horse, his appearance is based on the okapi, an animal closely related to giraffes. His English and Japanese names both reference this.



Papi in New Leaf.

Papi is a brown horse with a blackish brown mane and tail. His arms and legs are white with black stripes. His muzzle is pink and the inside of his ears are blue. Apart from the top of his head, which resembles brown hair and a fringe, his face is white. His eyes are simple ovals.


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

Papi is a lazy villager, and has a laid back lifestyle with a generally friendly attitude toward the player. Papi will not get on too well with snooty or jock villagers because they will not understand his lifestyle, which is a love of food and a relaxing, chilled outlook on life. He will also ask snooty villagers about their dinner plans, giving them ideas for their dinner and then dropping hints that he will be coming to eat. He gets along with normal, peppy, and other lazy villagers, who are open-minded about other villagers' personalities.


In New Leaf[edit]

Papi's picture in Animal Crossing: New Leaf Never say neigh.
Siblings Middle child
Skill Ventriloquism
Goal Cartoonist
Fear Skeleton Hood
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Basic
Smallxmark.png Cute
Color Beige
Type Blue Mountain
Milk The regular amount
Sugar Two spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

Never say neigh.


Species Gender Personality
Horse Male Lazy (A)
Birthday January 10 Capricorn
Catchphrase haaay
Default Clothing Colorful Striped Sweater (Navy, Light Blue & Pink)
Favorite Style Simple
Favorite Colors Orange and Aqua
Hobby Nature


In New Leaf[edit]

House of Papi NL Exterior.png
House of Papi NL.jpg
Style: No style
Classic Bed HHD Icon.png Classic Bed Froggy Chair HHD Icon.png Froggy Chair
Rocking Horse HHD Icon.png Rocking Horse Weeping Fig HHD Icon.png Weeping Fig
Minimalist Sofa HHD Icon.png Minimalist Sofa FallLeaf.png Modern Wood Dresser
Modern Wood Lamp HHD Icon.png Modern Wood Lamp Modern Wood Table HHD Icon.png Modern Wood Table
Modern Wood Clock HHD Icon.png Modern Wood Clock High-End Stereo HHD Icon.png High-End Stereo
Wallpaper: Alpine Wall HHD Icon.png Alpine Wall
Floor: Neutral Floor HHD Icon.png Neutral Floor
Music: Hypno K.K.

In New Horizons[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer House Info
Type: Horse
Client's Vision: A wood-inspired abode.
Required Items: Wooden Bucket
Wooden Stool
Rocking Horse
Favorite Song: K.K. Aria
Favorite Saying: Never say neigh.
Papi's Happy Home Designer icon

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#358 Papi - Series 4
Type: Horse
Star sign: Capricorn
Birthday: January 10th
Dice value: 6
Hand sign: Paper
358 Papi amiibo card NA.png
357 Aurora List of amiibo cards
#358 Papi
359 Apple


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese オカッピ
Comes from the animal he is based off of, the okapi

Korean 마사마

Russian Папи
Same as English

German Friedel -

European Spanish Bayo Bay

European French Bouricco From "bourricot", a word for donkey, perhaps in reference to Henry Morton Stanley having believed the okapi was some kind of donkey.

Italian Pierino -


  • In real-life, male okapis have small horns on their heads called ossicones. Despite Papi being a male themed after an okapi, he lacks these protuberances and possesses a hair whorl, which are a trait characteristic of female okapi only.


  1. Prior to New Horizons
  2. New Horizons