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Type of Bird villager United States of America Jacob
United Kingdom Jakey
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]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Names in other languages
 ジャコテン[nb 3]
 야곱[nb 6]
 余板[nb 4]
 余板[nb 5]
 Джейкоб[nb 7]
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 (DnMe+) Virgo Virgo
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style (DnMe+) Striking
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style (DnMe+) Fancy
Live song gift (DnMe+) To the Edge

In Welcome amiibo[edit]

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)
Default umbrella Gelato Umbrella NH Icon.png Gelato Umbrella
Default phone  Default Phone Case (Green) NH Model.png  Green
Final phone  Phone Case (Cool - Fabric 15) NH Model.png  Cool - Fabric 15
Favorite style Simple
Favorite colors
Hobby Nature
Carried 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 house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Interior of Jacob's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
 Cardboard Table (x2)  Scattered Papers (x2)
 Cardboard Bed  Round Pillow
 Trash Bags  Garbage Bin
 Stack of Books  Stacked Magazines
 Ramen Cup  Cans
 Ventilation Fan  Hospital TV
Wall:  Old Wallpaper
Floor:  Ramshackle Floor
Music:  K.K. Song [nb 8]


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.
Cardboard Bed NL Model.png Cardboard Bed Cardboard Table NL Model.png Cardboard Table
Garbage Bin (Green) NL Model.png Garbage Bin Milk Carton (Coffee Milk) NL Model.png Milk Carton
Ramen Cup NL Model.png Ramen Cup Round Pillow (Brown) NL Model.png Round Pillow
Scattered Papers (Drawing Paper) NL Model.png Scattered Papers Stack of Books (Manga) NL Model.png Stack of Books
Stacked Magazines (Character) NL Model.png Stacked Magazines Trash Bags (Black) NL Model.png Trash Bags
Wallpaper: Old Wallpaper NL Model.png Old Wallpaper
Floor: Ramshackle Floor NL Model.png Ramshackle Floor
Music: K.K. Song NL Texture.png K.K. Song

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.

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 8]

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 PC Icon.png 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 PC Banner - Natural.png
Primary reward Preserves PC Icon.png Preserves
Version added 3.4.0
Date unlocked September 26, 2020
How to invite Blathers PC Character Icon.png Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Coco and Pals' Island)
Friendship rewards
Level 7 Green Tie-Dye Tee PC Icon.png Green Tie-Dye Tee
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Level 9 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Level 15 Crafting request:
Cardboard Bed PC Icon.png Cardboard Bed
Level 20 Jacob's Pic PC Icon.png Jacob‎‎'s Pic
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Level 25[nb 9] Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone

Card profiles[edit]

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

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

Card back

Doubutsu no Mori e+ e-Card 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]

018 Jacob NLWa amiibo card NA.png

Card back

WAmiibo card back.png

#18 Jacob
RV items
Old Wallpaper NL Model.png
Old Wallpaper
Ramshackle Floor NL Model.png
Ramshackle Floor
Cardboard Bed NL Model.png
Cardboard Bed
Cardboard Table NL Model.png
Cardboard Table
Garbage Bin (Green) NL Model.png
Garbage Bin*
Milk Carton (Coffee Milk) NL Model.png
Milk Carton*
Round Pillow (Brown) NL Model.png
Round Pillow*
Stack of Books (Manga) NL Model.png
Stack of Books*
Stacked Magazines (Character) NL Model.png
Stacked Magazines*

Trash Bags (Black) NL Model.png
Trash Bags*



  • 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.

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
Traditional Chinese
余板 / 余板
Yú bǎn
From 魚板 (Kamaboko)

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. Jakoten
  4. Yú bǎn
  5. Yú bǎn
  6. Yagop
  7. Djeykob
  8. 8.0 8.1 Does not contain a stereo initially
  9. Repeats for level 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, and 60


  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