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"If we can't speak to each other, let's at least write."
— Pete, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo

Pete is a pelican that delivers mail in all of the Animal Crossing games prior to Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Pete plo
Pete NLa.png
Species Gender
Pelican Male
Birthday March 8th Pisces
Role Mail delivery
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ぺりお
Korean 펠리오
Italian Tino
German Peter

Simplified Chinese 程信雄
French Antoine
Spanish Carturo
Dutch Pete

Traditional Chinese 程信雄
Quebec French Antoine
Latin American Spanish Carturo
Russian Пит



Animal Crossing[edit]

"Ah, yes. I've heard there are rumors about me and Pelly. And I really don't appreciate any of it. Pelly is nice, and she makes me very nice lunches... do I put this...she's too much of a child. I'm interested in a more mature relationship."
— Pete talking about his relationship with Pelly, Animal Crossing

In Animal Crossing, he takes the mail after the player has sent Pelly or Phyllis five letters. He flies down towards the player's house at 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to deliver mail and lands by the bulletin board. He will walk to each letterbox and place mail inside of each one, unless disturbed by the player, whom he will talk to. Once the mail has been delivered, he will take off and fly away within two acres. His love for Phyllis is often talked about among the villagers.

Unlike in later games, Pete's voice in this game is deep, similar to a cranky villager's voice.

Animal Crossing: Wild World[edit]

"I'm in the middle of my deliveries, and I'm in a hurry! If I'm even a little late, a certain someone gets upset. But I won't tell you who!"
— Pete, Animal Crossing: Wild World

Pete continues to be the mail carrier in Animal Crossing: Wild World, but with a slightly different role. In the game, he cannot be seen delivering the mail, but can be seen flying above the town where he can be shot down with a slingshot at exactly 9:00 AM or 5:00 PM on random weekdays, and he will not be aware who shot him down. He will not appear during rain. He can be found near the player, laying face down. Pete will proceed to get up once talked to. Once he is shot, the player will not be able to move until he falls on the ground.

His relationship with Pelly is complicated in comparison to other games. Pelly really likes Pete, but she does not think he likes her in return. In fact, Pete actually has a crush on Pelly's sister Phyllis, who in return hates him. Unlike in the first Animal Crossing, he has a higher pitched voice.

Animal Crossing: City Folk[edit]

"What? I'm a mail carrier! Don't ask me if I carry babies. We ask the storks to do that."
— Pete, Animal Crossing: City Folk

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Pete appears walking around town at 5:00 PM to deliver the mail, at the same time as he did in Animal Crossing. He also appears when Nintendo sends DLC to a player. However, he randomly appears in the town, rather than flies in. He will only talk once to the player, when spoken to. Afterward, he only says that he has to get to work.

It is clear that Pete does not have feelings for Pelly in City Folk, but seems to be interested in her sister, Phyllis because she is more mature than her younger and nicer sister. When talking to him he blushes while mentioning that Phyllis' perfume smells "exotic," and giggles when he mentions that she said "good night" to him.

When he is in town, some villagers will start rumors about Pete and other villagers, some even suggesting they are in a relationship with him. If you listen to some of their conversations, snooty and cranky villagers will say how they have changed the name plates on other snooty and cranky villagers' homes to "Phyllis' House," usually involving this with other arguments, like giving other villagers fleas for revenge. Booker will not know when Pete is in town because Pete flies into town, rather than goes through the Town Gate.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf[edit]

Pete retains the same role in Animal Crossing: New Leaf as in Animal Crossing: City Folk; he can be seen walking around town at mail delivery times and delivering certain DLC, although some DLC in Animal Crossing: New Leaf must be claimed at the Post Office instead. He can let the player know if another player in town has a full mailbox, however.

Doubutsu no Mori (film)[edit]

Pete plays a minor role in Doubutsu no Mori (film). He makes an appearance when Margie sends Ai a letter about her fulfilling her dreams. He also makes a more muted, background appearance during the Fireworks Show, eating pink cotton candy.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp[edit]

"I can deliver whatever you need delivered! Just select a request."
— Pete, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
Pete in Pete's Parcel Service in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Pete reappears in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp as the host of Pete's Parcel Service, a delivery service that allows players to deliver requests to various villagers without speaking to them directly. However, Pete cannot deliver items to villagers that the player has not spoken to at least once.

Other appearances[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Pete appears as a collectible trophy.

  #614 Pete
NTSC-U: Delivering the mail keeps Pete very busy. He takes great pride in his work, and he sometimes looks like he's in need of sleep. That isn't because he's working too hard—thinking about his crush on Phyllis keeps him up all night! He doesn't let that stop him from getting to work early, though.

PAL: You might bump into Pete every now and then while he's out delivering post. He takes pride in his work and gets up bright and early every day. Sadly, he's got a terrible illness that keeps him up at night. Yep...he's incurably lovesick. Poor Pete just can't stop thinking about Phyllis from the post office!

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]


Support Spirit

Class: ★★★

Ability: Strong-Wind Immunity
* Summon with cores from Cucco, Postman, and any Support core

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader Card[edit]

Animal Crossing-e card
#199 Phyllis - Series 4
Gender: Male
Species: Pelican
Sign: Pisces
Password: s2CX6wGxXpF8AV
198 Tom Nook Animal Crossing-e cards
#199 Phyllis
200 Copper

Happy Home Designer amiibo Card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#206 Pete - Series 3
Type: Special
Star sign: Pisces
Birthday: March 8th
Dice value: 5
Hand sign: Rock
205 Phyllis List of amiibo cards
#206 Pete
207 Mabel


Names in other languages[edit]

From ペリカン perikan (pelican) and お (male name suffix)


  程信雄 (iQue)
Chéng Xìnxióng
From 诚信 chéngxìn (integrity) and 雄 xióng (male)

Transcription of Russian name.

  Pete Same as English name

  Peter Similar to Pete.

  Carturo Portmanteau of carta, meaning "letter", and the name Arturo.

  Antoine French for the name Anthony.

  Tino From postino, mailman.