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Chai Gallery

Or, wait, have you been CLONED?! Ohmigosh, I hope I'm friends with ALL of you!
― Chai, New Leaf


Chai (フィーカ Fīka?, Fika) is a peppy elephant villager introduced in the Welcome amiibo update for New Leaf. She lives in a mobile home (or RV), and can be asked to move into the player's town. Her amiibo card is part of the Sanrio amiibo card pack. She shares her name with chai tea, hence the teacup on her head. Her Japanese name comes from the Swedish noun/verb Fika, which means to have coffee or tea with food on the side like cookies, candy, cake, biscuits, cinnamon rolls, etc. Her phrase is a reference to how elephants fan themselves with their ears to cool off.

She has the play hobby[1].

Chai returned to New Horizons, as part of the Version 1.9.0 update on March 18th, 2021. By scanning amiibo cards, this villager can be met via the campsite and invited to the island.

Appearance

Chai in New Leaf

Chai is a light blue elephant with white hair in a bob style around her face and a white tummy. Her hands, feet, and the tip of her trunk is yellow. She has dark blue eyes and wears white eye-shadow and what could possibly be eyeliner. On top of her head, she balances a big pink teacup and saucer. She represents the Sanrio character Cinnamoroll, and has an image of him on her shirt.

Personality

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

Peppy villagers appear to be in a good mood often and are easy to become friends with. As a peppy villager, Chai will have the tendency to over-react in conversations about trivial subjects, and will usually be over-excited to see the player or other villagers. This villager, like other peppy villagers, will rarely be discouraged from doing anything, including the usual hobbies. Peppy villagers dream of becoming famous in the future and read Ms. Nintendique, an unseen magazine read by snooty, normal, and other peppy villagers in the Animal Crossing Series. Peppy villagers will also have a very short attention span, which means they soon forget some arguments or tasks given to the player which weren't completed. Chai may easily get upset in conversation when the wrong things are said. She will get along well with other villagers, particularly lazy, normal, jock, sisterly and other peppy villagers, but she may annoy and upset cranky and snooty villagers, whose personalities differ to hers. Due to the nature of peppy villagers, she may mention how "old" or "boring" cranky villagers are compared to her opposing, upbeat personality.

House

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New Leaf (interior) New Leaf (exterior)
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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Mobile Home

Her mobile home is based off Cinnamoroll [2], a Sanrio character.

Interior Exterior
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Pocket Camp

Chai was added to Pocket Camp in the July 11, 2019 update.

Chai's preferred theme is cute, and she primarily gives steel as a reward. Her profile reads:

❝ Stepping into Chai's camper is like stepping into the world of Cinnamoroll. In short, it smells delicious in there.❞


Campsite Invitation Requirements

Chai arrived in Pocket Camp through the Sanrio Character Event, Collection #1, alongside Rilla. In order to get Chai's map the player has to complete the Sanrio Collection #1 Goals.

Initially, Chai was a part of the six Sanrio villagers and was only available between July 11th and September 2nd, 2019. However, she was also available from March 26th to May 10th, 2021 as treasure trekker and could be obtained by using Gulliver's Cargo Ship.

Friendship Level: 0

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, she will reward the player with a Cinnamoroll outfit and sparkle stones (x1) .
  • At level 9, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 20, she will reward the player with a pic of Chai and sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 25, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 30, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 35, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 40, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 45, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 50, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 55, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 60, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).

New Horizons

amiibo Card

Sanrio amiibo Card[3]
Back
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#S4 Chai
Furniture
Cinnamoroll hat Cinnamoroll jacket Cinnamoroll outfit Cinnamoroll parasol Cinnamoroll shoes
Cinnamoroll sign Cinnamoroll sofa Cinnamoroll stool Cinamoroll table Cinnamoroll tray
Wallpaper and Flooring
Cinnamoroll wall Cinnamoroll floor
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S3 Étoile #S4 Chai S5 Chelsea
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Trivia

  • Like the other Sanrio villagers, Chai's species does not match the character she represents. Cinnamoroll is a dog (sometimes mistaken for a rabbit), while Chai is an elephant.
    • This choice could possibly be a reference to the 1941 Disney character, Dumbo the elephant. One of Cinnamoroll's character traits is that he can use his long ears to fly, which also applies to Dumbo.
  • Chai is very similar to another villager, Tia, in that they are both elephant villagers themed around tea.
    • Chai has a teacup on her head, however, while Tia resembles an anthropomorphic teapot.
  • Chai is afraid of the bug mask in New Leaf.
  • She shares her birthday with Chevre. Both of their birthdays are on March 6th.

In other languages

Chai
Language Name
Japan Japanese フィーカ Fīka
France French Chai
Spain Spanish Chai
Germany German Chai
Italy Italian Chai
The Netherlands Dutch Chai
China Chinese 啡卡 Fēi kǎ
South Korea Korean 피카 Pika


References


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