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Leilani (クーコ, Kūko?) is a green turtle (Kappa in the Japanese version) that appears in New Leaf. She is Kapp'n's wife, Leila's mother, and Grams' daughter-in-law. Along with Grams and Leila, she works at the information desk on Tortimer Island in New Leaf, where she organizes various tours for the player. She also gives the player the option to return to their town.


Leilani wears an orange, floral dress and has a red hibiscus in her brown hair, which is parted around the top. Her body and shell are both green. Although she shares many physical characteristics with the rest of her family, she is the only one who appears with round, black dot eyes instead of horizontal lines. Her snout is yellow and her arms and feet are tipped with a slightly lighter green than the rest of her body.


Leilani is very friendly towards the player and will treat them with familiarity after the player's first visit to the island. She is very content with island life, reacting with surprise when the player chooses to leave. She is cheerful, and speaks with an accent similar to her husband's.


In New Leaf[]

Leilani acts as a sort of receptionist and works at the information counter on the island, where she assists the player in joining various tours. If an item is in the player's inventory when they attempt to join a tour, she will suggest that they place it in the box beside the counter prior to their departure or have it sold for 1/20th of its price. She is also responsible for organizing trips back to the player's town. She becomes slightly surprised if the player decides to leave, and will ask if they are sure they want to leave. This gives the player the option to change their mind if they decide not to go back to town quite yet. If the player chooses to leave anyway, she will cheerily say goodbye and tell them to visit again sometime.

In New Horizons[]

Initially absent along with the rest of Kapp'n's family, Leilani is able to be summoned through the use of amiibo as of Version 2.0.0. She can be invited to The Roost by using either her amiibo card or that of another family member. Leila will sometimes comment that she drinks tea instead of coffee. Like other NPCs, she can also be called to either Photopia or Paradise Planning.

amiibo Card[]

amiibo Card[1]
Amiibo card back
#308 Leilani
Type Special
Star sign Libra
Birthday 9/26
Roll value 5
Hand sign Rock
Request I'll leave it up to you!
Amiibo 308 Leilani
307 Gracie #308 Leilani 309 Resetti


  • Leilani is a common Hawaiian name meaning "heavenly flower".
  • Leilani, Grams, and Leila are some of the only characters that never play the town tune when talked to. This is because they live on the island, which is technically not a part of the town.
  • She has the same voice as Lottie.
  • She has the same birthday as Teddy the jock bear - September 26.
  • It is implied she was going out with Kapp'n in Wild World (before their official marriage), due to a story that Blathers tells on the 27th of May about Kapp'n coming into the museum "with a woman, as well, I recall...." and standing in front of all the exhibits, going on about his views of the exhibits and what they were, giving Blathers a headache.

In other languages[]

Language Name Translation
Japan Japanese クーコ Kūko -
France French Liliane -
Spain Spanish Marimar -
Germany German Lore -
Italy Italian Ramona -
South Korea Korean 갑순 -


  1. Species navigation icons from Nookipedia by Sunmarsh, CC BY-SA 3.0