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Artwork of Jacob the Bird
Species Personality Gender
Bird Lazy Male
Birthday August 24th Virgo
Favorite saying "Your greatest strength can be your greatest weakness."
Catchphrase "ya feel"
Clothing Green tie-dye tee[nb 1]
Camo bomber-style jacket (Green)[nb 2]
Umbrella Leaf umbrella[nb 3]
Gelato umbrella[nb 4]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 ジャコテン[nb 5]
 야곱[nb 8]
 余板[nb 6]
 余板[nb 7]
 Джейкоб[nb 9]
Phrase in other languages

Jacob, known as Jakey in PAL regions, is a lazy bird villager in the Animal Crossing series. After his debut in Doubutsu no Mori e+, he would remain absent from the series until Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo. His name may come from the jay bird.

In New Horizons, Jacob has the nature hobby and may be found reading a book pertaining to an item he is studying, which can be either flowers, bugs, fish, or fossils.



Jacob is a bird with several colors. He has a bit of green atop his head. Orange runs down his forehead and over his eyebrows. He has small black pupils, which become red when shocked. His eyebrows are high up on his head, and they are curved downwards. His chin, cheeks, legs, and feet are yellow. He has white around his eyes, and his beak is purple. His feathers are colored red, green, and yellow.


Below is a brief description of the lazy personality. For more information, click here.

As a lazy villager, Jacob has a relaxed, laid-back lifestyle and will appear friendly toward the player. He often talks about food and is humorous or naïve during conversations. During conversations with other villagers, he generally gets along well with peppy, smug, and cranky villagers, while snooty and jock villagers may not get along with him due to their conflicting lifestyles. In New Horizons, Jacob goes to sleep at 11 PM and wakes up at 8 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori e+, Jacob can only move to the player's town if his e-Reader card is scanned.

Species Personality Catchphrase
Bird Lazy っつーの
Default clothing Green Tie-Dye PG Model.png Green tie-dye
Default umbrella Leaf Umbrella PG Model.png Leaf umbrella
Star sign Virgo Virgo
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Striking
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Fancy
Live song gift To the Edge

In Welcome amiibo[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo, Jacob can only move to the player's town if his amiibo card is scanned, or if he is invited to move in from another player's town.

Your greatest strength can be your greatest weakness.



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
August 24 Virgo Lazy ya feel
Default clothing Green Tie-Dye Tee NL Model.png Green tie-dye tee
Default umbrella Leaf Umbrella NL Model.png Leaf umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Basic
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Ornate
Favorite color
Siblings Youngest of 5 kids
Skill Staying up late
Goal Poet
Halloween fear Mummy Mask NL Model.png Mummy mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Mocha
Amount of milk A little bit
Amount of sugar One spoonful

In New Horizons[edit]

Your greatest strength can be your greatest weakness.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
August 24 Virgo Lazy (A) ya feel
Default clothing Camo Bomber-Style Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Camo bomber-style jacket (Green)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Green) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Green) & Rain Hat (Green) NH Icon.png rain hat (Green)
  • During snow: Peacoat (Red) NH Icon.png Peacoat (Red) & Snowy Knit Cap (Green) NH Icon.png snowy knit cap (Green)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Green) & Terry-Cloth Nightcap (Green) NH Icon.png terry-cloth nightcap (Green)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Red) NH Icon.png Tank (Red)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green) & Denim Cap (Light Blue) NH Icon.png denim cap (Light blue)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green) & Explorer's Hat (Avocado) NH Icon.png explorer's hat (Avocado)
  • Bunny Day: Leaf-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Leaf-egg outfit  & Leaf-Egg Shell NH Icon.png leaf-egg shell
  • Halloween: Magic-Academy Robe (Green) NH Icon.png Magic-academy robe (Green) & Impish Horns (Green) NH Icon.png impish horns (Green)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Cream) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Cream)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Green) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Tailcoat (White) NH Icon.png Tailcoat (White)[nb 10]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Tailcoat (White) NH Icon.png Tailcoat (White) & Top Hat (Red) NH Icon.png top hat (Red)[nb 11]

  • Happy Home Paradise DLC exclusive clothing:
  • As a student for the school: School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png School uniform with necktie (Navy blue)
  • As the teacher for the school: Checkered Sweater Vest (Light Brown) NH Icon.png Checkered sweater vest (Light brown) & Rimmed Glasses (Black) NH Icon.png rimmed glasses (Black)
  • As the cashier/employee for the restaurant: Café Uniform (Green) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Green)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: Chef's Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Green) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Aquamarine) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Aquamarine)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital: Nurse's Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png Nurse's jacket (Blue)
  • As a patient for the hospital: PJ Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Green)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop: Staff Uniform (Blue) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Blue)
  • While practicing hula: Pineapple Aloha Shirt (Green) NH Icon.png Pineapple aloha shirt (Green) & Hibiscus Hairpin (Red) NH Icon.png hibiscus hairpin (Red)
  • While floating in the ocean: Leaf-Print Wet Suit (Green) NH Icon.png Leaf-print wet suit (Green) & Retro Shades (Green) NH Icon.png retro shades (Green)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: Paradise Planning Event Tee (Green) NH Icon.png Paradise Planning event tee (Green) & Tropical Turban (Green) NH Icon.png tropical turban (Green)
  • Default umbrella Gelato Umbrella NH Icon.png Gelato umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Green) NH Model.png  Green
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Cool - Fabric 15) NH Model.png  Cool - Fabric 15
    Favorite style Simple
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Nature
    Handheld items
    Bag Veggie-print Bag NH Model.png Veggie-print
    Book Nature Book Interior NH Texture.png Gardening/Bug/Fish/Fossil
    Food Chocolate donut Food NH Model.png Chocolate donut
    Drink Tea can or yellow mug Drink NH Model.png Tea can or yellow mug
    Popsicle Orange Popsicle NH Model.png Orange
    Ideal clothing for Jacob – Green / Red Simple clothing
    Villagers prefer clothing that matches any one of their favorite colors or styles.
    For brevity, the following list only shows clothing that matches both favorite colors and one favorite style.
    Name Image Price Available from
    Argyle sweater (Green) Argyle Sweater (Green) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Madras plaid shirt (Red) Madras Plaid Shirt (Red) NH Icon.png  1,120 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Shawl-and-dress combo (Red) Shawl-and-Dress Combo (Red) NH Icon.png  2,000 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    More Green Items
    More Red Items
    More Simple Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble I need a place where I can invent stuff!
    Client's vision Inventor's Workshop
    Required items Ironwood DIY Workbench
    Tool Shelf
    Unfolded Reference Sheet
    Favorite song  K.K. Polka
    Unlocked items


    In Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]

    In Doubutsu no Mori e+, Jacob's house features the same furniture layout as Aziz's.

    In Welcome amiibo[edit]



    Exterior of Jacob's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Interior of Jacob's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Description: When his house gets too messy, this guy flies the coop and hits the road in his van, which soon becomes even messier than his house.
    Wall:  Old Wallpaper
    Floor:  Ramshackle Floor
    Music: K.K. Song NL Texture.png K.K. Song

    Jacob's "Order furniture" list in Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo

    In New Horizons[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if Jacob is one of the villagers who moved in during the main storyline after the villager house development quest, his house will have a combination of non-craftable furniture, plus items crafted by players during the island development storyline, primarily from the Log Series and applicable native fruit sets. He cannot have his initial house interior unless he moves out of the player's island or the Happy Home Paradise DLC is purchased, in which either the player or Isabelle can reset the interior.

    Exterior of Jacob's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Jacob's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #2
    Roof:  Green slate roof
    Siding:  White stucco exterior
    Door:  Windowed door
    Wall:  Garbage-Heap Wall
    Floor:  Garbage-Heap Flooring
    Music:  K.K. Song [nb 12]

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Jacob was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on September 26, 2020.[1]

    Your greatest strength can be your greatest weakness.


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    August 24 Virgo Lazy ya feel
    Default clothing Green tie-dye tee
    Description Some people are just born with style. Jacob wishes he wasn't one of those people. He's often so busy giving fashion advice, he barely has time to dress himself in the morning!
    Preferred theme Natural
    Primary reward Preserves
    Version added 3.4.0
    Date unlocked September 26, 2020
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Coco and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Green tie-dye tee
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Cardboard bed
    Level 20 Jacob's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 14] Sparkle stones
    Related items for Jacob
    Scrapbook Memory appearances
    Name Image Required?
    Flora's Tropical Pep-Plan Flora's Tropical Pep-Plan PC.png No

    Card profiles[edit]

    Doubutsu no Mori e+ e-Reader card[edit]

    Doubutsu no Mori Card-e+ 3-061 (Jacob).png

    Card back

    Doubutsu no Mori Card-e+ 3-061 (Jacob - Back).png

    #061 ジャコテン (Jakoten) - Series 3
    Gender: Male
    Clothes: メロンソーダなふく melon soda clothes
    Star sign: 乙女座 Virgo
    Favorite phrase: っつーの ttsūno ("I said")
    Profile: 見た目が派手っていうものも、やっぱり才能なんですね。本人は嫌らしいですけど。才能というものは、求める人だけが持っている訳じゃないですからね。ああ、うらやましい。 I suppose being flashy in appearance could be considered a talent. He doesn't seem to care that he looks like that, though. Talent is not something that only those who pursue it possess. Ah, how enviable he is.
    Favorite saying: 薫は香を以て自ら焼く Smoke burns in its own incense
    (A talented person's talent can end up being detrimental to them)[2]
    060 Azalea e-Reader card
    #061 ジャコテン (Jakoten)
    062 Alice

    Welcome amiibo card[edit]



    • Jacob appears in the e-Reader card artwork for "King K.K." However, from Animal Crossing: New Leaf onward, the album cover artwork replaces Jacob with Jay, another bird villager.
    • Although Jacob exhibits a different name in PAL regions, he is not called Jakey in many instances in Pocket Camp, instead referred to by his North American name.
    • Jacob shares his birthday with Nan.

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese ジャコテン
    From Japanese dish that is also a specialty of Japan's Uwajima City, Ehime Prefecture

    Korean 야곱
    From English name

    Simplified Chinese 余板
    Yú bǎn
    From 魚板 (Kamaboko)

    Traditional Chinese 余板

    Russian Джейкоб
    From English name

    Dutch Jacob Same as English name

    German Jesko -

    European Spanish Repollo Cabbage

    European French Jacob Same as English name

    Italian Valerio -

    See also[edit]


    1. Prior to New Horizons, includes Pocket Camp appearance after New Horizons
    2. New Horizons
    3. Prior to New Horizons
    4. New Horizons
    5. Jakoten
    6. Yú bǎn
    7. Yú bǎn
    8. Yagop
    9. Djeykob
    10. Jacob's headwear during the Countdown can either be the New Year's silk hat or the New Year's hat, each rotating every year. The hat's variation will vary depending on what variations Tom Nook is selling at his stand.
    11. If it is Jacob's birthday, his headwear will be replaced with the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    12. 12.0 12.1 Does not contain a stereo initially
    13. Re-Tail sell price; if item can be sold at Timmy and Tommy's store, it is 80% of the sell price; if item can be sold to Leila at Tortimer Island, it is 5% of the sell price.
    14. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, and 75
    15. 15.0 15.1 15.2 15.3 15.4 15.5 Item is customized


    1. Bri Bri (September 26, 2020). "New Animals Are Here!". Japanese Nintendo. Retrieved October 27, 2020.
    2. https://kotobank.jp/word/薫は香を以て自ら焼く-487566