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Type of Horse villager Papi hrs12
Artwork of Papi the Horse
Species Personality Gender
Horse Lazy Male
Birthday January 10th Capricorn
Favorite saying "Never say neigh."
Catchphrase "haaay"
Clothing Speedway Tee[nb 1]
Colorful Striped Sweater (Navy, Light Blue & Pink)[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Names in other languages
 オカッピ[nb 3]
 마사마[nb 6]
 小冈[nb 4]
 小岡[nb 5]
 Папи[nb 7]
Phrase in other languages
 clip clop
 en selle
 en selle

Papi is a lazy horse villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and has appeared in all subsequent games except Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp. 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.

In New Horizons, Papi 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 Papi from 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.

As a lazy villager, Papi 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, Papi goes to sleep at 11 PM and wakes up at 8 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Never say neigh.



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
January 10 Capricorn Lazy haaay
Default clothing Speedway Tee NL Model.png Speedway Tee
Default umbrella Forest Umbrella NL Model.png Forest Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Basic
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Cute
Favorite color
Siblings Middle kid
Skill Ventriloquism
Goal Cartoonist
Halloween fear Skeleton Hood NL Model.png Skeleton Hood
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blue Mountain
Amount of milk The regular amount
Amount of sugar Two spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

Never say neigh.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
January 10 Capricorn Lazy (A) haaay
Default clothing Colorful Striped Sweater (Navy, Light Blue & Pink) NH Icon.png Colorful Striped Sweater (Navy, Light Blue & Pink)
Default umbrella Green Umbrella NH Icon.png Green Umbrella
Default phone  Default Phone Case (Beige) NH Model.png  Beige
Final phone  Phone Case (Polka-Dot Print - Fabric 18) NH Model.png  Polka-Dot Print - Fabric 18
Favorite style Simple
Favorite colors
Hobby Nature
Carried 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 Papi – Orange / Aqua Simple 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
Plaid Puffed-Sleeve Shirt (Energetic Plaid) Plaid Puffed-Sleeve Shirt (Energetic Plaid) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
More Orange Items
More Aqua Items
More Simple Items

In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

Thought bubble I want a wooden home with lots of wooden furniture.
Client's vision Shrine to Wooden Furniture
Required items Rocking Chair
Serving Cart
Wooden Table
Favorite song  K.K. Slack-Key
Unlocked items
Other items:


In New Leaf[edit]

Exterior of Papi's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Interior of Papi's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
 Classic Bed  Modern Wood Shelf
 Minimalist Sofa  High-End Stereo
 Modern Wood Table  Froggy Chair
 Weeping Fig  Rocking Horse
 Modern Wood Lamp  Painting Set
 Modern Wood Clock
Wall:  Alpine Wall
Floor:  Neutral Floor
Music:  Hypno K.K.

In New Horizons[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if Papi 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.

Exterior of Papi's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Interior of Papi's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Shape: House shape #4
Roof:  Brown Thatch Roof
Siding:  Beige & Red Woodwork
Door:  Beige Windowed Door
Wall:  Colorful Puzzle Wall
Floor:  Jointed-Mat Flooring
Music:  Hypno K.K.

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
Example of Papi's Happy Home Designer house
Official example
Papi's Happy Home Designer icon
Never say neigh.
Thought bubble The only furniture that's good furniture is furniture made of wood.
Client's vision A wood-inspired abode.
Required items Wooden Bucket
Wooden Stool
Rocking Horse
Favorite song  K.K. Aria
Unlocked items
  •  Cabin Bed
  •  Cabin Low Table
  •  Cabin Table
  •  Cabin Chair
  •  Cabin Armchair
  •  Wooden Stool
  •  Cabin Couch
  •  Cabin Wardrobe
  •  Cabin Dresser
  •  Cabin Bookcase
  •  Owl Clock
  •  Cabin Clock
  •  Kokeshi Doll
  •  Wooden Bear
  •  Aries Rocking Chair
  •  K.K. Aria
  •  Papi's Pic
  •  Cabin Wall Clock
  • Clothing:
  •  Speedway Tee
  •  Wooden Clogs
  •  Forest Umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Papi's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    358 Papi amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo card back.png

    #358 Papi - Series 4
    Star sign: Capricorn
    Birthday: January 10
    Dice value: 6
    Hand sign: Paper



    • 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 is a trait characteristic of female okapi only.

    Names in other languages[edit]

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

    Korean 마사마

    Simplified Chinese
    Traditional Chinese
    小冈 / 小岡
    Xiǎo gāng
    "Oka," akin to "okapi"

    Russian Папи
    Same as English name

    Dutch Papi Same as English name

    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 -

    See also[edit]


    1. Prior to New Horizons
    2. New Horizons
    3. Okappi
    4. Xiǎo gāng
    5. Xiǎo gāng
    6. Masama
    7. Papi