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Tia is a normal elephant villager in the Animal Crossing series. She made her debut in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. The first syllable of her name is pronounced the same as "tea." Her catchphrase "teacup" and her name refer to the teapot-like appearance of her head.

ElephantSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Tia elp10
Artwork of Tia the Elephant
Species Personality Gender
Elephant Emotion Happiness NH Icon cropped.png Normal Female
Birthday November 18th Scorpio
Favorite saying "Tea is a cup of life."
Catchphrase "teacup"
Clothing Garden Tank[nb 1]
Maid Dress (Black)[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
Phrase in other languages
 kopje thee

In New Horizons, Tia has the nature hobby and may be found reading a book pertaining to an item she is studying, which can be either flowers, bugs, fish, or fossils.



Artwork of Tia from New Leaf.


Tia is a white elephant with blue tips on her hands, feet, and tail. She has a blue flower marking on each side of her face and one on each of her ears, which are rimmed by yellow. She also wears a yellow wavy headband, and she has a yellow ball on top of her head. She has black eyes and wears blue mascara. Her head greatly resembles a teapot, hence her catchphrase. She has pale pink lipstick on her lips.


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

Tia has a normal personality, so she will act shy, but caring toward the player. She will get along well with villagers of any personality type. She will have hygiene concerns, represented when the player visits her house, and she will state her embarrassment at the supposedly unclean appearance of her home. She will mention her interest in reading and the various books she reads. She also will enjoy writing and receiving letters.

Villager information[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Tea is a cup of life.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
November 18   Normal teacup
Default clothing   Garden Tank
Default umbrella   Lacy Parasol
  Favorite style Cute
  Least favorite style Rock 'n' Roll
Favorite color
Siblings Fourth of six
Skill Writing letters
Goal Dentist
Halloween fear   Skeleton Hood
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Mocha
Amount of milk The regular amount
Amount of sugar Two spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

Tea is a cup of life.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
November 18   Normal (A) teacup
Default clothing   Maid Dress (Black)
Default umbrella   Blue Shiny-Bows Parasol
Favorite styles Cute and Elegant
Favorite colors
Hobby Nature
Carried bag Veggie
Book Fish/Bug/Fossil/Flower
Food Donut
Drink Tea can or yellow mug
Popsicle Orange
Ideal clothing for Tia – Black / White Cute and Elegant 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)     2300 Bells   Able Sisters
Café Uniform (Black)     1500 Bells   Able Sisters
Chic Tuxedo Dress (Black)     2240 Bells   Able Sisters
Diner Apron (Black)     840 Bells   Able Sisters
Diner Uniform (Black)     1800 Bells   Able Sisters
Faux-Shearling Coat (Black)     1680 Bells   Mabel
  Able Sisters
Flashy Kimono (White)     4800 Bells   Able Sisters
Full-Length Dress with Pearls (Black)     2600 Bells   Able Sisters
Impish Horns (White)     800 Bells   Mabel
  Able Sisters
Mage's Dress (White)     2040 Bells   Able Sisters
Mage's Striped Hat (White)     3440 Bells   Mabel
  Able Sisters
Magical Dress (Black)     3180 Bells   Able Sisters
Maid Dress (Black)     2320 Bells   Able Sisters
Military Uniform (White)     3360 Bells   Able Sisters
Noble Dress (Black)     5200 Bells   Able Sisters
Peasant Blouse (Black)     1680 Bells   Mabel
  Able Sisters
Retro Dress (Black)     2550 Bells   Able Sisters
Ribbon-Straps Tank (Black)     960 Bells   Mabel
  Able Sisters
Small Silk Hat (Black)     1820 Bells   Able Sisters
Snowy Knit Cap (Black)     700 Bells   Mabel
  Able Sisters
Snowy Sweater (Black)     1450 Bells   Mabel
  Able Sisters
Straw Boater (Monotone)     700 Bells   Mabel
  Able Sisters
Stylish Jumpsuit (Black)     2100 Bells   Mabel
  Able Sisters
Suspender Outfit (Black)     1900 Bells   Mabel
  Able Sisters
Tailored Jacket (Black)     1400 Bells   Mabel
  Able Sisters
More Black Items
More White Items
More Cute Items
More Elegant Items


In New Leaf[edit]

  Pine Table   Regal Bed
  Kitchen Sink   Dessert Case
  Minimalist Dresser   Regal Lamp
  Weeping Fig   Phonograph
  Tea Set   Pendulum Clock
Wallpaper:   Blue Wall
Floor:   Rococo Floor
Music:   K.K. Marathon

In New Horizons[edit]

In New Horizons, if Tia 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 Series.

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
Thought bubble: I want to invite everyone over to my new place for a tea party!
Client's vision: A space fit for a tea party.
Required items:  Afternoon-Tea Set
 Lily Record Player
 Fancy Tea Set
Favorite song:   Mountain Song
Favorite saying: Tea is a cup of life.
Unlocked items
  Round-Cloth Table     Birthday Table  
  Table with Cloth     Orange Roses  
  Mug     Glass Teapot  
  Cup of Tea     Fancy Tea Set  
  Afternoon-Tea Set     Cupcake  
  Birthday Cake     Sugar  
  Lily Record Player     Mountain Song  
  Tia's Pic     Classic Wall Shelf  
  Party Wall     Orange-Panel Floor  
  Garden Tank     Lacy Parasol  
  Orange Roses  
Starting house:  

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Tia was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on April 20, 2018.[1]

Tea is a cup of life.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
November 18   Normal teacup
Default clothing   Garden Tank
Description Tia has loved teacups ever since she was a little girl. Her collection is pristine. Why wouldn't it be? She's never used any of them, as she much prefers coffee to tea.
Preferred theme  
Primary reward   Steel
Version added 1.4.0
Date unlocked April 20, 2018
How to invite Required Friendship Level: 3

  Fancy Tea Set
  Regal Clock
 Lovely Carpet
 Lovely Table (Lovely Pink)
 Regal Chair

Friendship rewards
Level 7   Garden Tank
  Sparkle Stone
Level 9   Sparkle Stone
Level 10  Birthday Table Craft Unlock
Level 20   Tia‎‎'s Pic
  Sparkle Stone
Level 25 - 50   Sparkle Stone

Card profiles[edit]

amiibo card[edit]


Card back


#121 Tia - Series 2
Star sign: Scorpio
Birthday: November 18th
Dice value: 1
Hand sign: Scissors


Names in other languages[edit]

Spelled as Tīna instead of the more usual spelling of Tina in order to make the first syllable the same as the Japanese pronunciation of "tea."


Literally "jasmine," a kind of white flower, which can be made into tea


  Tia -

  Eleonore -

  Meralda Short form of the Spanish name and word esmeralda, which translates as "emerald." It may also come from té esmeralda (emerald tea), a Chinese tea.

  Fanny Could come from élephant

  Fanny -

See also[edit]


  1. Prior to New Horizons
  2. New Horizons