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Artwork of Piper the Bird
Species Personality Gender
Bird 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]
Umbrella Daffodil parasol[nb 4]
Elegant umbrella[nb 5]
Purple chic umbrella[nb 6]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 レイコ[nb 7]
 파이프[nb 10]
 丽婷[nb 8]
 麗婷[nb 9]
 Пайпер[nb 11]
Phrase in other languages
 puic puic
 tjiep tjiep
 puic puic

Piper is a peppy bird villager in the Animal Crossing series. She first appeared in Doubutsu no Mori, and after her appearance in Doubutsu no Mori e+, she remained absent from the series until Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo. Data for her exists in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer but ultimately remains unused. Her name and catchphrase allude to two different types of birds: her name is derived from the sandpiper, while her catchphrase is "chickadee."

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 a white 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 white 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
Doubutsu no Mori e+ traits
Star sign Aries Aries
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Cool
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Strange
Live song gift Only Me

In Welcome amiibo[edit]

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

Where there's life, there's hope.



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
April 18 Aries Peppy chickadee
Default clothing Tropical Tee NL Model.png Tropical tee
Default umbrella Elegant Umbrella NL Model.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 NL Model.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)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Blue) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Blue) & Outdoor Hat (Blue) NH Icon.png outdoor hat (Blue)
  • During snow: Peacoat (Red) NH Icon.png Peacoat (Red) & Snowy Knit Cap (Black) NH Icon.png snowy knit cap (Black)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Blue) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Blue) & 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)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black) & Straw Hat (Brown) NH Icon.png straw hat (Brown)
  • Bunny Day: Earth-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Earth-egg outfit  & Earth-Egg Shell NH Icon.png earth-egg shell
  • Halloween: Mage's Dress (White) NH Icon.png Mage's dress (White) & Impish Horns (White) NH Icon.png impish horns (White)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Monotone) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Monotone)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Black) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Black) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Satin Dress (Berry Red) NH Icon.png Satin dress (Berry red)[nb 12]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Satin Dress (Berry Red) NH Icon.png Satin dress (Berry red) & Giant Ribbon (Black) NH Icon.png giant ribbon (Black)[nb 13]

  • 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 (Black) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Black) & 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 (White) NH Icon.png Nurse's jacket (White)
  • As the doctor for the hospital: Doctor's Coat (Black Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's coat (Black 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 (Blue) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Blue)
  • While practicing hula: Hula Top (Red) NH Icon.png Hula top (Red) & Hibiscus Hairpin (White) NH Icon.png hibiscus hairpin (White)
  • While floating in the ocean: Horizontal-Striped Wet Suit (Black) NH Icon.png Horizontal-striped wet suit (Black) & Pilot Shades (Black) NH Icon.png pilot shades (Black)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: DJ KK Logo Tee (Neon Orange) NH Icon.png DJ KK logo tee (Neon orange)[nb 14]Light-Up Flower Crown (Yellow) NH Icon.png light-up flower crown (Yellow), & Neon Shades (Orange & Lime) NH Icon.png neon shades (Orange & lime)
  • Default umbrella Purple Chic Umbrella NH Icon.png Purple chic umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Red) NH Model.png  Red
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Checkered 2 - Fabric 9) NH Model.png  Checkered 2 - Fabric 9
    Favorite styles Elegant and Gorgeous
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Play
    Handheld items
    Bag Veggie-print Bag NH Model.png Veggie-print
    Book Play Book Interior NH Texture.png Comic
    Food Chocolate donut Food NH Model.png Chocolate donut
    Drink Tea can or yellow mug Drink NH Model.png Tea can or yellow mug
    Popsicle Orange Popsicle NH Model.png 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
    Full-length maid gown (Black) Full-Length Maid Gown (Black) NH Icon.png  2,440 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
    Steampunk hat (Black) Steampunk Hat (Black) NH Icon.png  1,320 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    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 Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble I want to relax in a spa where I can hear waves crashing...
    Client's vision A Soothing Spa Site
    Required items Shell Partition
    Rattan Low Table
    Coconut Milk
    Favorite song  K.K. Mambo
    Unlocked items


    In Animal Crossing[edit]

    Exterior of Piper's house in Animal Crossing
    Interior of Piper's house in Animal Crossing
    Wall:  Wood Paneling
    Floor:  Birch Flooring
    Music: K.K. Reggae [nb 15]

    In Welcome amiibo[edit]



    Exterior of Piper's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Interior of Piper's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    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.
    Wall:  Cityscape Wall
    Floor:  Panel Carpet Floor
    Music: K.K. Synth NL Texture.png K.K. Synth

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

    In New Horizons[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: 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. She cannot have her initial house interior unless she 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 Piper's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Piper's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #4
    Roof:  Gray wooden roof
    Siding:  White stucco exterior
    Door:  Dark-brown iron grill door
    Wall:  Cityscape Wall
    Floor:  Monochromatic Tile Flooring
    Music:  K.K. Synth

    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
    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 Elegant
    Primary reward Preserves
    Version added 2.4.0c
    Date unlocked June 18, 2019
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Big Top and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Tropical tee
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Warming buffet
    Level 20 Piper's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 18] Sparkle stones
    Related items for Piper
    Scrapbook Memory 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
    Sign: Aries
    Clothes: striking outfit
    Petphrase: 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]



    Piper's unused Happy Home Designer icon.

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese レイコ
    Common female name

    Korean 파이프
    Pipe; similar to English name

    Simplified Chinese 丽婷
    Lì tíng
    Female name

    Traditional Chinese 麗婷

    Russian Пайпер
    From English name

    Dutch Piper Same as English name

    German Iris -

    European Spanish Bárbara From Bartramia longicauda, the scientific name for the upland sandpiper

    European French Neige Snow

    Italian Giuliva Female given name, meaning "joyful"

    See also[edit]


    1. Animal Crossing
    2. Welcome amiibo and Pocket Camp
    3. New Horizons
    4. Animal Crossing
    5. Welcome amiibo
    6. New Horizons
    7. Reiko
    8. Lì tíng
    9. Lì tíng
    10. Paipeu
    11. Payper
    12. Piper'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.
    13. If it is Piper's birthday, her headwear will be replaced with the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    14. If it is DJ KK's first time performing on the archipelago, Piper will instead wear a Paradise Planning event tee (Red variation)
    15. Only Me in Doubutsu no Mori e+
    16. 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. 19.0 19.1 19.2 Item is customized


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