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For the villager whose Italian name is Pappy, see Gloria.

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]
Umbrella Forest umbrella[nb 3]
Green umbrella[nb 4]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 オカッピ[nb 5]
 마사마[nb 8]
 小冈[nb 6]
 小岡[nb 7]
 Папи[nb 9]
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. 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 Welcome amiibo.

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)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Green) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Green) & Rain Hat (Beige) NH Icon.png rain hat (Beige)
  • During snow: Peacoat (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png Peacoat (Navy blue) & Snowy Knit Cap (Orange) NH Icon.png snowy knit cap (Orange)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Blue) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Blue) & Terry-Cloth Nightcap (Orange) NH Icon.png terry-cloth nightcap (Orange)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png Tank (Navy blue)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green) & Denim Cap (Light Blue) NH Icon.png denim cap (Light blue)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green) & Denim Cap (Light Blue) NH Icon.png denim cap (Light blue)
  • Bunny Day: Wood-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Wood-egg outfit  & Wood-Egg Shell NH Icon.png wood-egg shell
  • Halloween: Raggedy Outfit (Orange) NH Icon.png Raggedy outfit (Orange) & Mage's Striped Hat (Orange) NH Icon.png mage's striped hat (Orange)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Brown) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Brown)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Orange) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Orange) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Tailcoat (White) NH Icon.png Tailcoat (White)[nb 10]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Tailcoat (White) NH Icon.png Tailcoat (White) & Top Hat (Blue) NH Icon.png top hat (Blue)[nb 11]

  • 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 (Green) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Green)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: Chef's Outfit (Orange) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Orange) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Yellow) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Yellow)
  • 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 (Blue) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Blue)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop: Staff Uniform (Yellow) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Yellow)
  • While practicing hula: Hula Top (Orange) NH Icon.png Hula top (Orange) & Hibiscus Hairpin (Yellow) NH Icon.png hibiscus hairpin (Yellow)
  • While floating in the ocean: Leaf-Print Wet Suit (Light Blue) NH Icon.png Leaf-print wet suit (Light blue) & Round Tinted Shades (Brown) NH Icon.png round tinted shades (Brown)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: Paradise Planning Event Tee (Red) NH Icon.png Paradise Planning event tee (Red) & Tropical Turban (Red) NH Icon.png tropical turban (Red)
  • Default umbrella Green Umbrella NH Icon.png Green umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Beige) NH Model.png  Beige
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Polka-Dot Print - Fabric 18) NH Model.png  Polka-dot print - Fabric 18
    Favorite style Simple
    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 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]

    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. 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 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]

    Never say neigh.

    Papi's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Papi's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    January 10 Capricorn Lazy haaay
    Default clothing Speedway Tee HHD Icon.png Speedway tee
    Umbrella Forest Umbrella HHD Icon.png Forest umbrella
    House request
    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

    In amiibo Festival[edit]



    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    January 10 Capricorn Lazy haaay
    Clothing Speedway Tee HHD Icon.png Speedway tee
    Umbrella Forest Umbrella HHD Icon.png Forest umbrella
    amiibo card traits
    Dice value 6
    Hand sign Paper
    Desert Island Escape traits
    Movement Desert Island Escape movement icon.png ×6
    Hunger Desert Island Escape hunger icon.png ×1
    Vision Desert Island Escape vision icon.png ×0
    Favorite fruit Desert Island Escape favorite fruit icon.png Banana

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Papi was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on December 24, 2023.

    Never say neigh.


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    January 10 Capricorn Lazy haaay
    Default clothing Speedway tee
    Description Papi is a horse on a mission. The mission? Lunch.
    Preferred theme Natural
    Primary reward Steel
    Version added 5.5.0b
    Date unlocked December 24, 2023
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Pashmina and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Speedway tee
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Modern wood chest
    Level 20 Papi's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 12] Sparkle stones

    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 being a male themed after an okapi, Papi 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 小冈
    Xiǎo gāng
    "Oka," akin to "okapi"

    Traditional Chinese 小岡

    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. Prior to New Horizons
    4. New Horizons
    5. Okappi
    6. Xiǎo gāng
    7. Xiǎo gāng
    8. Masama
    9. Papi
    10. Papi'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.
    11. If it is Papi's birthday, his headwear will be replaced with the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    12. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, and 75