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The Elephanilla is a large purple elephant piñata.

The sheer scale of the Elephanilla makes it very impressive, but at the same time it's probably this plodding piñata's biggest drawback. When an Elephanilla is clumsy the cost of a 'little accident' can be suitably enormous. Its colossal appetite doesn't suit a poorly stocked garden, either.

Requirements (Original)

Appear Requirements

  • You are a level 36 gardener or better.

Visit Requirements

Resident Requirements

Romance Requirements

  • Has eaten 2 bananas. (Incorrect, it only needs to eat one)
  • Has eaten 2 acorns. (Incorrect, it only needs to eat one)
  • Has eaten 2 chilis. (Incorrect, it only needs to eat one)
  • Has eaten 2 pumpkins. (Incorrect, it only needs to eat one)
  • Is wearing ballet shoes.
  • Have an Elephanilla house in the garden.

Variant 1 Requirements (Blue)

  • Feeding it a bluebell changes its color to blue.

Variant 2 Requirements (Orange)

  • Feeding it a buttercup changes its color to orange.

Variant 3 Requirements (Red)

Requirements (Trouble in Paradise)

Appear Requirements

Unblock Requirements

  • Having 5 Salamangos in the garden meets the unblock requirement.

Visit Requirements

Resident Requirements

  • Has eaten 4 Bananas.
  • Has eaten 4 Chilis.
  • Has eaten 4 Coconuts.

Romance Requirements

Variant 1 Requirements (Red)

  • Feeding it a Poppy seed will change its color to red.

Variant 2 Requirements (Orange)

  • Feeding it a buttercup changes its color to orange.

Variant 3 Requirements (Blue)

  • Feeding it a bluebell changes its color to blue..

Trick Requirements

Wildcard Variations

  • Horn between eyes
  • ???
  • ???

Requirements (Trouble in Paradise - Just for Fun)

Requirements (Pocket Paradise)


  • You are a level 10 gardener or better.
  • No Mousemallows in the garden.



  • Has eaten 4 Blackberries.
  • Has eaten 4 ears of Corn.
  • Has eaten 4 Monkeynuts.
  • Has eaten 4 Gooseberries.


Variant (Red)

  • Has eaten a Poppy flower.

Elephanilla Uses

  • Having 5 Elephanillas in the garden meets the unblock requirement for the Eaglair. (Trouble in Paradise)
  • Having 3 Elephanillas in the garden helps to meet the Tigermisu's Visit requirements. (Pocket Paradise)
  • Eating 1 Elephanilla helps to meet the Tigermisu's Resident requirements. (Pocket Paradise)

Glitches and Errors

  • In the original Viva Piñata, the Elephanilla's Romance requirements state that it needs to eat 2 of each required food. This is an error, as the Elephanilla only needs to eat 1 of each food. In Viva Piñata: Pocket Paradise, however, the Elephanilla really does need to eat 2 of each.

Other Information

The first time you see the Elephanilla, it will scare the heck out of you. Larger even than the Dragonache, Elephanillas tower over absolutely everything. They’re awfully peaceful creatures, but you’ll need to devote an incredible amount of real estate for them and their home. You may want to even create a separate garden just for the sake of attracting them.

The easiest and most cost-efficient way to attract an Elephanilla into the garden is by growing 16 corn seeds, as opposed to trying to get 16 monkeynuts, blackberries, or gooseberries. Corn seeds are cheaper then gooseberry, blackberry, or monkeynut seeds, are much faster to grow, and the ears of corn will last much longer before becoming rotten.

If an Elephanilla steps on another pinata, it will squish them, and make them unhappy. Keep a good supply of joy candy to keep your smaller pinatas happy.

Frequently Asked Questions

Any tips for meeting Elephanilla resident requirements?

The higher-level pinatas are a bit challenging to attract, because it does take several visits, and you won't necessarily get the same one visiting, next visit.

One option is to start a new garden, designed to attract only that species. This should help the Elephanilla to show up every day, instead of competing with many other wilds who are also attracted to the garden. Make sure to always maintain well more than 16 blackberries, ears of corn, gooseberries or monkeynuts in the garden, as it eats what's attracting it, so the Visit requirements are always met, or the Elephanilla will leave your garden early, drawing out the number of visits needed. A good way to do this is to plant 16 corn (or buy 16 blackberries) and put them in a fenced area so the Elephanilla can't reach them. This way there will always be enough food for it to stay. Remember you will probably need at least wooden picket fence to keep it away (possibly even more).

If you've got a visitor that only needs to meet one or two more requirements, try not to distract it with other items that it no longer is required to eat. Try to focus on keeping lots of what it needs on hand, near the corner it shows up on and move the other items away from where it enters. This way, it will hopefully eat only what it needs, instead of wasting the day devouring other things.

With a bit of patience, and attention to what it needs, you should eventually get one of these plodding pinatas to move in. (If all else fails, you could just get a friend to ship you one.) View thread


To see all pictures and videos about this topic, see Elephanilla/Gallery.
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