Ellie returned to the series in New Leaf, as part of the Welcome amiibo update. By scanning amiibo cards, this villager can be met via the campground and invited to the town.
Ellie is a milk-chocolate brown elephant with pink cheeks, trunk, and ears. She has black pie-eyes with eyelashes or eyeliner flicks. She also has nervous-looking eyebrows, giving her a shy appearance. Ellie's red mouth is on one side of her face. Her stomach is white. She has light pink blush on her cheeks, which is also inside her ears and a part of her trunk. Ellie initially wears the Red Grid Tee.
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Ellie has a normal personality, and frequently acts kind towards the player. Normal villagers generally get along well with lazy, peppy, smug, snooty and other normal villagers. Ellie may conflict with cranky and sisterly villagers. As a normal villager, Ellie will usually wake up at 6:00 am and is easier to befriend than most. Both normal and peppy villagers reference an unseen friend known as Moppina.
In Welcome amiibo, Ellie's house features furniture items from her Amiibo, such as two Iron Garden Chairs and an Iron Garden Table. She also owns a recolored Serving Cart, a Silver Teapot, an Espresso Machine, a Counter Table, a Bread Basket, and a Cream Soda. She does not initially own a stereo, but if the player gives her one, it will play Café K.K. Her wallpaper and flooring are the Café-Curtain Wall and the Terra-Cotta Floor. Ellie's RV is identical to her home, and she shares her exterior design with Carrie's, Maddie's, Stella's, and Sandy's RVs.
Elephants aren't known for craving candy, but Ellie has a sweet tooth like you wouldn't believe. She once bought all the candy from Nook's store and ate it before Halloween... then went trick-or-treating!