The genus Papio is the only genus of tailed primates, and its members are recognized for their cleverness and mischievous antics. There are hundreds of different kinds of monkeys in the globe, so it's hardly surprising that the Animal Crossing creators drew inspiration from them. Many species exist, each with its own distinct personality and physical traits.
These artisans draw cues from real-life monkeys and expand upon them to produce one-of-a-kind works that celebrate the best of the monkey species. If you want to try something new with your island, the monkey villagers are an excellent choice because they are typically disregarded in favor of other villager species like cats and wolves.
A Game of "Simon Says"
Since his debut in Animal Crossing: Wild World, Simon the Lazy Monkey has made cameo appearances in every subsequent game. Simon's most striking feature is the ring of vivid red hue that frames his eyes like a mask, injecting a splash of vibrancy into an otherwise muted appearance.
Simon, a native of the Lazy Village, is fond of the adage "Friends go together like peanut butter and bananas" because of his interest in food and its related topics. The interior of Simon's house has remained relatively unchanged throughout the series, save for a few pieces of furniture, and is just as great as it was in the initial incarnation in Wild World, where it resembled a campground beneath the stars.
When Monty Feels Comfortable Around You,
As the only monkey villager in the series, Monty's sharp tongue and catchphrase "No news is good news" reveal his sour disposition. You should make an effort to befriend Monty despite his rough look since he is a devoted buddy once you do.
Using the Mush furniture set, Monty transforms his home in Animal Crossing: New Horizons into a cozy retreat reminiscent of an autumn woods, no matter what time of year it is. Also, unlike the other monkey villagers, Monty has white fur and gray skin and can buy cheap ACNH bells.
As Cute As It Gets: Deli
Originally seen in Animal Crossing: Deli, the New Leaf, is a lazy villager who uses a straightforward but efficient design. Deli's cream fur is fluffy and attractive, and it goes well with the brown markings and purple lining of his ears that he sports.
Deli's wide, bright eyes complement the sly grin that's permanently plastered on his face. The gray langur, a species of monkey with a dark face and pale fur, is the closest living relative of Deli. The non-player character Niko was apparently inspired by this monkey species, as he shares its coloring scheme.
Many Shades of Pink: Nana
Nana's bright pink fur gives her a more comical appearance than most other monkey villagers, which matches her cheerful nature as a Normal villager. To add to her uniqueness, Nana is the only member of the monkey village to possess this particular personality trait.
In New Horizons, Nana's home has a pink ceiling and is furnished with pink pieces from the Wooden set, reflecting her own personal style. It is highly recommended that anyone with Nana on their island investigate Nook's Cranny for any pink furniture that could be given to this cute monkey.
Shari Is Indicted of Cheating
Shari, the only monkey villagers in the Sisterly series, seems to be modeled on the squirrel monkey species, which has a similar coloring to her fur and huge black eyes. Shari's arms and legs are covered with bright yellow fur, precisely like her real-life inspiration, which is generated by the monkeys urinating on themselves to mark their scent.
To Count Lemurs Now, Call Tammi
Tammi is the only member of her species in New Horizons, however she is not strictly a monkey because her colorful design was inspired by the ring-tailed lemur. It's unlikely that Tammi's unique appearance won't be enough to make her stand out, what with her design being inspired by a different species of ape.
Tammi, like the real-life animal from which she takes her name, has piercing red eyes and the striped tail that gives her a distinctive appearance. Her favorite saying, "Always be down to monkey about!" exemplifies Tammi's outgoing personality and her love of having fun as a resident of the Peppy village. The fact that Tammi has a connection to the ring-tailed lemur makes her stand out visually makes her one of the most underappreciated Peppy villagers.
Tiansheng, King of the Animal Kingdom
Tiansheng is a Jock monkey villager with a royal touch, and he was added to New Horizons in the 2.0 release. Tiansheng, who appears in Journey to the West, is actually based on a mythical entity from Chinese mythology called the Monkey King. Tiansheng's design is clearly influenced by folklore, since he comes equipped with a golden crown as part of his standard attire.