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Peppy villagers (also called 元気 genki, or アタイ atai) (sometimes called perky) are female characters in the Animal Crossing series. They are incessantly friendly and excitable, making them very quick to apologize for anything they regret doing, even if they had not done anything particularly wrong. As of now, there are 65 peppy villagers. The Japanese name Genki comes from Wild World, where it is referenced in the game's files. It has not been mentioned outside of the game by Nintendo.


Peppy villagers speak with chipper, bouncy voices and enjoy cheering when talking with player(s) and other villagers; they are rarely discouraged from doing anything. They come out of their homes often. In the original Animal Crossing, they go to sleep at 11:30 PM and wake up at 7:00. In Wild World and City Folk they usually go to sleep at 2:30 AM and wake up at 7:00 AM. In New Leaf, they wake up at 9:00 A.M. and go to sleep at 1:00 A.M. They are always excited to see the player. They have short attention spans and wild imaginations. They express a number of aspirations which they will often share with the player such as their numerous claims to stardom as a pop star or diva. They have a tendency to say stereotypical valley girl words and phrases like "ohmigosh!!!" and "like" (as in, "That is, like, so cool!"). When they are describing certain things, they often use "SOOOO!" and "totally!" They commonly say a long, drawn-out "Yaaaay!" to show excitement and tend to claim they are hyper because they eat candy frequently. In New Horizons, Peppy villagers may sprinkle their speech with French words.

Peppy villagers are considered the female equivalents of Jock villagers; they use stereotypical slang words/phrases, are energetic, and somewhat immature.

They find it easy to get along with other villagers, but may become the center of jokes and gossip created by snooty and cranky villagers, and when either of two are rude, peppy villagers are rude back to them. They get along with normal, lazy, and jock villagers, who naturally avoid making rude comments and share similar lifestyles with them, such as; food with lazy villagers, activities with jock villagers and typical, 'girly' discussions with normal villagers. They do not hesitate to talk to snooty and cranky villagers, but may annoy them and make them angry with their conflicting habits, such as jumpiness, which conflicts with their refined stature.


Below are some (not all) quotes made by peppy villagers.

  • When moving in: "If you come back tomorrow, this place will be totally amazing. I promise, <catchphrase>!"
  • When moving in: "I'm done doing so much work for today, but I really have to get this unpacking over with!"
  • When moving in: "I should unpack my furniture first... but my clothes will get even more wrinkly, <catchphrase>!"
  • "Hiya, <Player>! What's going on, <catchphrase>"
  • "Pete's super busy making deliveries today. He'd better be careful with all my fan letters! I'm expecting him to drop off, like, a whole bunch of 'em. I'd better clean up my mailbox to make room! - NL
  • "Hey, <player>! I keep hearing people say you're, like, totally a <rumor>. I'm way jealous that you're the center of attention right now! That's supposed to be my job!"
  • "So if you were to try any of these extremely, extreme things, which would it be?" -Tightrope walking.- "Me too! I've tried it on a clothesline. But it didn't turn out so well. Still, a girl can dream, <catchphrase>!
  • "Anytime I see <male villager> and <female villager> hanging out together, I'm all like, look at those two! They seem to have the perfect relationship. Nothing too serious, but totally not shallow, either. Sometimes I forget that friends are for fun, you know? We could learn a lesson from those two!"
  • "Hey, <player>, ever wanted to be a pop star?" -Always!- "Yeah, me too! Well then, let me tell you what I think the next wave of stars should be like! They can't just sing and dance! People admire pop stars, right? They have to use their influence! I think they should really encourage people to eat more healthy, yummy fruit, <catchphrase>! so they should juggle fruit on stage! Yeah, just imagine if I did that with a/an <town fruit> or three! I'd be a fruit salad star, <player>!"
  • "I love to get my groove on! Dancing is sooooo good for you-for your body and brain! Plus, I always get super pumped up when I hear my favorite songs!"
  • "You love to yak, don't you? Me TOO! Let's talk!"
  • "I know this is totally out of the blue, but have you ever dreamed of becoming a star? -Of course!- "You have?! Well, I didn't realize there were TWO of us in this town, <catchphrase>. But I'll share the spotlight with you! You'd make a good costar, <player>"
  • "Oh, it's you <player>. I love visitors in the afternoon, <catchprase>.
  • When going to the player’s house unannounced: "You there!? C'mon, is anyone home?" “Hey <name> I wanna PLAY!!” “ANYONE HOME? C’mon open up <name>!”
  • When going to the player's house unannounced, if the player's not present in the front room: "YOO-HOO! Come out, come out, wherever you are!"
  • When outside during the meteor shower: “It’s like diamonds shooting across the sky! I wish some would fall into my hands, <catchphrase>!“
  • "Oh! It's you again, <player>! Yeah, let's party all night long, <catchphrase!>"


Agent S NH Agent S Squirrel
Anabelle NewHorizons Anabelle Anteater
Anicotti NewLeaf Official Anicotti Mouse
Apple Villager Apple Hamster
NH-Audie poster Audie Wolf
Bangle NH Bangle Tiger
Bella NewLeaf Official Bella Mouse
Belle Belle Cow
Bianca NH Bianca Tiger
Bluebear - Animal Crossing New Leaf Bluebear Cub
Bonbon NH Bonbon Rabbit
Bubbles NewLeaf Official Bubbles Hippo
Bunnie NH Bunnie Rabbit
Candi HD Candi Mouse
Carmen NH Carmen Rabbit
Cece NL Cece Squirrel
Chai NL Chai Elephant
Cheri NewLeaf Official Cheri Cub
Chrissy NH Chrissy Rabbit
Cookie NewLeaf Official Cookie Dog
Dotty NH Dotty Rabbit
Epona NL Epona Horse
Felicity NewLeaf Official Felicity Cat
Flora NH Flora Ostrich
Flossie Flossie Mouse
Freckles NewLeaf Official Freckles Duck
Gabi NH Gabi Rabbit
Huggy Huggy Koala
Ketchup HD Ketchup Duck
Leigh Leigh Chicken
Ruru Lulu Anteater
Lulu Lulu Hippo
Maddie HD Maddie Dog
Marcy Marcy Kangaroo
Megumi Megumi Dog
Meow Meow Cat
Merry NewLeaf Official Merry Cat
NIbbles NH Nibbles Squirrel
Pango - Animal Crossing New Leaf Pango Anteater
Pate NewLeaf Official Pate Duck
Patricia Patricia Rhino
Patty - Animal Crossing New Leaf Patty Cow
Rachel Paula[1] Bear
NH-Peanut-Render Peanut Squirrel
Peggy NewLeaf Official Peggy Pig
Penelope NH Penelope Mouse
Penny Penny Mouse
Pinky NewLeaf Official Pinky Bear
Piper HD Piper Bird
Pippy NH Pippy Rabbit
Pompom NewHorizons Pompom Duck
Puddles NewLeaf Official Puddles Frog
Rilla NL Rilla Gorilla
Rio Rio Ostrich
NH-Rosie-Render Rosie Cat
Ruby NH Ruby Rabbit
Sprinkle HD Sprinkle Penguin
-Tabby - Animal Crossing New Leaf Tabby Cat
Tammi NewLeaf Official Tammi Monkey
Tangy NewHorizons Tangy Cat
Truffles NewLeaf Official Truffles Pig
Tutu Tutu Bear
Twiggy NewLeaf Official Twiggy Bird
Victoria NewLeaf Official Victoria Horse
Wendy NH Wendy Sheep
Winnie NewLeaf Official Winnie Horse


  • The Japanese word 'atai' is a personal pronoun that is effeminate and informal.
  • In New Leaf, peppy villagers have the highest-pitched voice of all the personalities.


  1. Prior to New Leaf

Female Male
NormalPeppySnootySisterly CrankyJockLazySmug
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