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"Bellbottom <music genre> this is stovetop <object>, do you require assistance? Over."
— Wilbur, Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Wilbur is a special character in Animal Crossing: New Horizons who works at the Airport. His name, along with Orville, are likely referencing the Wright Brothers, the inventors of airplanes. Wilbur flies the plane to other people's islands, as well as to the mystery tours (which require Nook Mile Tickets). Notably, he uses the phonetic alphabet when speaking—with the exception of "whiskey" for "W", replaced with "whisker", likely to avoid rating boards' alcohol reference content descriptor.

SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Wilbur doc
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Species Gender
Dodo Male
Birthday December 17th Sagittarius
Role Pilot
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ロドリー
Korean 로드리
Italian Dodoardo
German Udo

Simplified Chinese 陆德里
French Rodrigue
Spanish Rodri
Dutch Wilbur

Traditional Chinese 陸德里
Quebec French Rodrigue
Latin American Spanish Rodri
Russian Уилбур

After the player lands on a random Mystery Island upon using a Nook Miles Ticket, Wilbur waits at the dock until the player is ready to head home or needs tools. The following tools he can give are: Flimsy Axe, Flimsy Shovel, Flimsy Fishing Rod, and Flimsy Net for 100 Nook Miles each. If the player gets knocked out after being attacked by a Tarantula, Scorpion or Wasp if they got stung once, Wilbur will take the player back to the dock and as soon they recover, he will cancel the red alert that he sends a word to Orville and then lets the player continue exploring afterwards.

He does the same thing when the player chooses to visit Harv's Island, but in the month of June during Wedding Season, he has options of letting the player mail or sell things and can make arrangements the following next day. This does not apply to Mystery Island tours.


Names in other languages[edit]

Probably from ロドリゲスドードー Rodorigesu dōdō (Rodrigues solitaire), one of the dodo family.

Same as his Japanese name.

陆德里 / 陸德里
From his Japanese name and 陸/陆 (land, referring to dodo's inability to fly; also a surname).

Transliteration of his English name.

  Wilbur Same as his English name.


  Rodri Same as his Japanese name.

  Rodrigue Similar to the Japanese name.

  Dodoardo From dodo and Edoardo (Italian variant of Edward).

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