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Type of Bird villager Piper brd05
Artwork of Piper the Bird
Species Personality Gender
Bird Emotion Encouraging NH Icon cropped.png Peppy Female
Birthday April 18th Aries
Favorite saying "Where there's life, there's hope."
Catchphrase "chickadee"
Clothing Striking Outfit[nb 1]
Tropical Tee[nb 2]
Lacy Shirt (Black)[nb 3]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
Phrase in other languages
 puic puic
 tjiep tjiep
 puic puic

Piper is a peppy bird villager in the Animal Crossing series. Her name and catchphrase allude to two different types of birds: her name is derived from the sandpiper, while her catchphrase is "chickadee." She was absent from Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk, but returns in Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo.

In New Horizons, Piper has the play hobby and can run around with her arms extended at any time, rather than only outside Resident Services during a scripted activity with a group of villagers.


Artwork of Piper from Animal Crossing.


Piper is a white bird with black, half-closed eyes and eyelashes. Additionally, she has a red beak and feet. Although her name alludes to sandpipers, her design appears to be based on an albino Java sparrow, a species native to the islands of Indonesia (hence her Indonesian-themed outfit in the original game, and her hotel-themed house throughout the series). Java sparrows are popular pets in Japan, and albino ones in particular have striking pure-white plumage, matching Piper's appearance.


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

Piper has a peppy personality. She gets along with most other villagers, but may annoy snooty and cranky villagers with her excited and expressive personality. She is typically eager and easy-going and is the female equivalent of a jock.

Villager information[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Species Personality Catchphrase
Bird Peppy chickadee
Default clothing Striking Outfit PG Model.png Striking Outfit
Default umbrella Daffodil Parasol PG Model.png Daffodil Parasol
Star sign (DnMe+) Aries Aries
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style (DnMe+) Cool
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style (DnMe+) Strange
Live song gift (DnMe+) Only Me

In Welcome amiibo[edit]

Where there's life, there's hope.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
April 18 Aries Peppy chickadee
Default clothing Tropical Tee HHD Icon.png Tropical Tee
Default umbrella Elegant Umbrella HHD Icon.png Elegant Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Iconic
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Cute
Favorite color
Siblings Eldest of 2 kids
Skill Board games
Goal Translator
Halloween fear Mummy Mask HHD Icon.png Mummy Mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blend
Amount of milk Lots
Amount of sugar Three spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

Where there's life, there's hope.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
April 18 Aries Peppy (A) chickadee
Default clothing Lacy Shirt (Black) NH Icon.png Lacy Shirt (Black)
Default umbrella Purple Chic Umbrella NH Icon.png Purple Chic Umbrella
Favorite styles Elegant and Gorgeous
Favorite colors
Hobby Play
Carried bag Veggie
Book Comic
Food Donut
Drink Tea can or yellow mug
Popsicle Orange
Ideal clothing for Piper – Black / White Elegant and Gorgeous 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
Box-Skirt Uniform (Black) Box-Skirt Uniform (Black) NH Icon.png  2,300 Bells  Able Sisters
Café Uniform (Black) Café Uniform (Black) NH Icon.png  1,500 Bells  Able Sisters
Chic Tuxedo Dress (Black) Chic Tuxedo Dress (Black) NH Icon.png  2,240 Bells  Able Sisters
Faux-Shearling Coat (Black) Faux-Shearling Coat (Black) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Flashy Kimono (White) Flashy Kimono (White) NH Icon.png  4,800 Bells  Able Sisters
Full-Length Dress with Pearls (Black) Full-Length Dress with Pearls (Black) NH Icon.png  2,600 Bells  Able Sisters
Jester Costume (Black & White) Jester Costume (Black & White) NH Icon.png  2,240 Bells  Able Sisters
Jester's Cap (Black & White) Jester's Cap (Black & White) NH Icon.png  1,900 Bells  Able Sisters
Maid Dress (Black) Maid Dress (Black) NH Icon.png  2,320 Bells  Able Sisters
Military Uniform (White) Military Uniform (White) NH Icon.png  3,360 Bells  Able Sisters
Noble Dress (Black) Noble Dress (Black) NH Icon.png  5,200 Bells  Able Sisters
Peasant Blouse (Black) Peasant Blouse (Black) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Retro Dress (Black) Retro Dress (Black) NH Icon.png  2,550 Bells  Able Sisters
Samurai Shirt (White) Samurai Shirt (White) NH Icon.png  6,720 Bells  Able Sisters
Small Silk Hat (Black) Small Silk Hat (Black) NH Icon.png  1,820 Bells  Able Sisters
Snowy Sweater (Black) Snowy Sweater (Black) NH Icon.png  1,450 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Straw Boater (Monotone) Straw Boater (Monotone) NH Icon.png  700 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Stylish Jumpsuit (Black) Stylish Jumpsuit (Black) NH Icon.png  2,100 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Suspender Outfit (Black) Suspender Outfit (Black) NH Icon.png  1,900 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Tailored Jacket (Black) Tailored Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png  1,400 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Vibrant Tuxedo (Monotone) Vibrant Tuxedo (Monotone) NH Icon.png  2,880 Bells  Able Sisters
More Black Items
More White Items
More Elegant Items
More Gorgeous Items


In Animal Crossing[edit]

In Welcome amiibo[edit]


Exterior of Piper's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Interior of Piper's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
 Shower Stall  Classic Bed
 Console Table  Round-Cloth Table
 Reception Chair  Minifridge
 Single Rose  Fish and Chips
 Silver Teapot  Wall-Mounted TV
Wall:  Cityscape Wall
Floor:  Panel Carpet Floor
Music:  K.K. Synth [nb 5]


NLWa RV Exterior Black.png
RV of Piper NLWa.jpg
Description: Sleeping under the stars? Not for Piper, unless you're talking five stars, as in hotels. Her camper is nice, but it doesn't have a concierge. Yet.
Classic Bed NL Model.png Classic Bed Console Table NLWa Model.png Console Table
Fish and Chips NLWa Model.png Fish and Chips Minifridge NLWa Model.png Minifridge
Reception Chair NLWa Model.png Reception Chair Round-Cloth Table NLWa Model.png Round-Cloth Table
Silver Teapot NLWa Model.png Silver Teapot Single Rose NLWa Model.png Single Rose
Trunk NL Model.png Trunk
Wallpaper: Cityscape Wall NL.png Cityscape Wall
Floor: Panel Carpet Floor NLWa.png Panel Carpet Floor
Music: K.K. Synth (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png K.K. Synth

In New Horizons[edit]

In New Horizons, if Piper is one of the villagers who moved in during the main storyline after the villager house development quest, her house will have a combination of non-craftable furniture, plus items crafted by players during the island development storyline, primarily from the Wooden Block Series.

Other appearances[edit]

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Piper was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on June 18, 2019.[1]

Where there's life, there's hope.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
April 18 Aries Peppy chickadee
Default clothing Tropical Tee PC Icon.png Tropical Tee
Description Piper is the ultimate perfectionist, which is why she spends most of her time doing absolutely nothing. You can't fail at something you don't try!
Preferred theme PC Banner - Elegant.png
Primary reward Preserves PC Icon.png Preserves
Version added 2.4.0c
Date unlocked June 18, 2019
How to invite Blathers PC Character Icon.png Blathers's Treasure Trek
Friendship rewards
Level 7 Tropical Tee PC Icon.png Tropical Tee
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Level 9 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Level 15 Crafting request: Warming Buffet PC Icon.pngWarming Buffet
Level 20 Piper's Pic PC Icon.png Piper‎‎'s Pic
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Level 25 - 50 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Related items for Piper
Scrapbook Memories appearances
Name Image Required?
Piper's Palpable Performance Piper's Palpable Performance PC.png No

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

Animal Crossing-e 4-228 (Piper).jpg

Card back

Animal Crossing-e 4-228 (Piper - Back).jpg

#228 Piper - Series 4
Gender: Female
Clothes: Striking Outfit
Sign: Aries
Phrase: chickadee
Profile: Piper is a perfectionist. She feels she must do EVERYTHING just right. So when she tries something new, she gets frustrated and gives up if she can't do it right the first time. Maybe Piper needs to learn a new virtue: patience!
Password: UyGl@EU#YqLTzC

Welcome amiibo card[edit]

004 Piper NL amiibo card NA.png

Card back

WAmiibo card back.png

#4 Piper
RV items
Cityscape Wall HHD Icon.png
Cityscape Wall
Panel Carpet Floor NLWa Model.png
Panel Carpet Floor
Classic Bed NL Model.png
Classic Bed
Console Table NLWa Model.png
Console Table
Fish and Chips NLWa Model.png
Fish and Chips
Reception Chair NLWa Model.png
Reception Chair
Round-Cloth Table NLWa Model.png
Round-Cloth Table
Silver Teapot NLWa Model.png
Silver Teapot
Single Rose NLWa Model.png
Single Rose

Trunk NL Model.png


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese レイコ
Common female name

Korean 파이프

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
丽婷 / 麗婷
Lì tíng

Russian Пайпер

Dutch Piper -

German Iris -

European Spanish Bárbara -

European French Neige Snow

Italian Giuliva Female given name, meaning "joyful"

See also[edit]


  1. Animal Crossing
  2. Welcome amiibo to Pocket Camp
  3. New Horizons
  4. Only Me in Doubutsu no Mori e+
  5. Does not contain a stereo initially


  1. Bri Bri (June 18, 2019). "New Animals Are Here!". Japanese Nintendo. Retrieved October 27, 2020.