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"Let them drink cream."
— Purrl, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Purrl NL.png
"Let them drink cream."
"You don't mind if I sharpen my claws on your bed, do you?"
Species Personality Gender
Cat Snooty Female
Birthday May 29th
Star sign Gemini Gemini
Initial phrase ふんっ (JP)
kitten (EN)
Initial clothes Deep Blue Shirt*
Asian Shirt*
Periwinkle Tee*
Favorite song K.K. Swing
Appearances Doubutsu no Mori,
Doubutsu no Mori+,
Animal Crossing,
Doubutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Purrl (たま, Tama) is a snooty, cat villager. She appears in all games from the Animal Crossing series. Calicoes have a myth of being a lucky type of cat, so Purrl can be suited as her name. Her name sounds similar to both the noise that a cat makes, "purr", and a gemstone prized for its elegance and shine, "pearl", referring to her "shiny and refined"-based personality.



Purrl is a multicolored calico cat - creamy white with mahogany brown and ginger olive patches. She has light lavender inside her ears and her initial clothing in Animal Crossing is the Deep Blue Shirt. In Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk her initial clothing is the Asian Shirt, and in Animal Crossing: New Leaf she starts with the Periwinkle Tee. There are ebony black spots on the back of her head, arms, tail, and legs as well. She has well-defined lower lashes. She also has white tips on her paws, known as "socks".


Below is a brief description of the snooty personality. For more information, click here. As a snooty villager, Purrl will appear uptown, classy, and chic. With this, however, she will appear rude, belittling, and snobbish when talking to the player or other villagers in the town, usually criticizing their dress sense or fashion. When talking to the player enough times, she will befriend them but still remain subtly rude. As with all snooty villagers, she has an interest in clothes over other hobbies. She will have problems socializing with other villagers, usually lazy villagers by disagreeing with their choice of lifestyle or getting offended by a jock villager, who has questioned her physical fitness.


Purrl's house has a very sophisticated theme in the original Animal Crossing. Her house has the Perfect Painting and various items from the Exotic Series. She also has two Fizzoids and a bird cage. She has the concrete wall and the checkered tile in her home.

In Animal Crossing: Wild World, Purrl no longer has the Perfect Painting or the Caladium, but retains many furniture items first found in her original house. Purrl now has an Exotic Screen and a Cabana Bookcase, but she does not have the Mini Fizzoid. She still has the Concrete Wall and the Checkered tile.

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Purrl retains many of the new additions introduced in Wild World, but she no longer has a Hi-Fi Stereo, replacing it instead with a Corn Plant. The wallpaper and floor are the same as they were in previous two games.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Purrl's house appears to be more different from the previous versions. She replaced the Concrete Wall with the Exquisite Wall, which gives her home a more comfortable feeling than the old wallpaper. Furthermore she added more furniture items from the Classic Series: the sofa returns, while the bed is an replacement for the Exotic Bed and the table is needed for her Azalea Bonsai. She still owns the Exotic Screen and gains an Exotic Table with a Tea Vase on its top and an Exotic Wall Shelf as well. To fill up the room, there is also a Croton. An Antique Clock, a Retro TV and a Hi-fi Stereo returned from previous games. Purrl also has a new Gyriod, a Strumbiod.

K.K. Swing plays in Purrl's house in all games.

Villager info[edit]

Animal Crossing: New Leaf[edit]

PurrlPicACNL.png Let them drink cream.
Siblings Youngest triplet
Skill Writing backwards
Goal Movie director
Fear Monster mask
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Flashy
Smallxmark.png Basic
Color Black
Type Kilimanjaro
Milk None
Sugar None
Ideal Gifts for Purrl – Black Flashy Items
Name Price Available From
Amazing Machine 3,600 Timmy & Tommy's
Complex Machine 3,840 Timmy & Tommy's
Neon Sign 2,400 Timmy & Tommy's
Sloppy Stereo - Re-Tail/Police Station
Cow Tank 5,800 GracieGrace (Summer)
Cow Tee 6,400 GracieGrace (Winter)
Danger Tee 340 Ables (All)
Dice Tank 340 Ables (Summer)
Fiendish Shirt 680 Ables (All)
Ladybug Tank 5,400 GracieGrace (Spring)
More Black Items More Flashy Items



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Wanda -
French Perle Pearl
German Franka -
Italian Felidia From felina, the female form of "feline"

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