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"He who hesitates has lost!"
— Jay, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
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"He who hesitates has lost!"
"You gotta want it!"
Species Personality Gender
Bird Jock Male
Birthday July 17th
Star sign Cancer Cancer
Initial phrase でおます(JP)
Initial clothes Six-Ball Shirt
Favorite song K.K. Waltz
Appearances Doubutsu no Mori,
Doubutsu no Mori+,
Animal Crossing,
Doubutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer,
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Jay (ツバクロ, Tsubakuro) is a jock, bird villager in the Animal Crossing series. His English name is derived from the species of bird, although there are no jays that have red heads like the villager. His Japanese name, is the katakana writing of 燕 (Tsubakuro), which is the Japanese word for "Swallow" (the species of bird). Also, his forked tail, red head, blue body, and white belly also suggests a barn swallow. His Japanese name is also derived from "comfort" or "enjoy".



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Jay is a bird villager, with blue, red, and white feathers and an orange beak and feet, and is similar to a swallow. He initially wears the Six Ball Shirt. He is similar to Robin, another bird villager.


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

Jay has a jock personality, which means he will have a keen interest in sport and fitness, making him appear competitive and in some cases rude when talking to other villagers, usually criticizing their fitness. He will appear slow-witted and absent-minded when talking about deep, meaningful things. He will get along well with peppy villagers, but get confused by the choice of lifestyle followed by lazy villagers, who appear opposite to the jock personality. He may offend and upset snooty and cranky villagers. He is not very talkative, and is known to say he wishes he could talk to someone else the second time a player ever talks to him. He usually asks for fossils.


In New Leaf[edit]

JayPicACNL.png He who hesitates has lost!
Siblings Third out of six
Skill Tongue twisters
Goal Race car driver
Fear Skeleton Hood
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Sporty
Smallxmark.png Historical
Color Blue
Type Kilimanjaro
Milk None at all
Sugar None at all
Ideal Gifts for Jay – Blue Sporty Items
Name Price Available From
Backpack 1,980 Tent Camper
Ball Catcher 2,040 Timmy & Tommy's
Beach Table 30 (medals) Island
Blue Corner 6,800 Spotlight/Wishy
Blue Falcon - Fortune Cookie
Boxing Barricade 1,050 Timmy & Tommy's
Boxing Mat 1,180 Timmy & Tommy's
Golf Bag 1,600 Timmy & Tommy's
Hurdle 980 Timmy & Tommy's
Snow Machine - Snowman
More Blue Items More Sporty Items

In Pocket Camp[edit]

"Everyone works too much. It's important to take a break every once in a while!"
— From the Mind of Jay, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Character Info
Preferred Theme: PC Banner - Sporty.png Primary Reward Material: PC Crafting Material - Preserves.png
Description He's not exactly brave—just empty-headed. He's the type that seems to succeed by willpower alone.
Requirements to Invite:
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Friendship Rewards:
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PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
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Jay PC icon portrait.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
Six-Ball Tee x1 and Sparkle Stones x1 Sparkle Stones x1 Skateboard Rack Craft Unlock pic of Jay‎‎ x1 and Sparkle Stones x1
Level 7 Level 9 Level 10 Level 20
Jay PC icon.png


Jay's house has a classical theme, with "K.K. Waltz" playing on his Phonograph. In Animal Crossing, Jay has the Perfect Painting in his house. As shown on the side, Jay likes to collect instruments. Jay's carpet is the Classic Carpet and his wallpaper is the Ornate Wall. Jay has many violins and a piano. The Perfect Painting and the instruments are left out in the later games.

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Card[edit]

Animal Crossing-e card
#096 Jay - Series 2
Gender: Male
Species: Bird
Clothes: six-ball shirt
Sign: Cancer
Pet phrase: heeeeeyy
Password: 5P7nNzivFtBw8J
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095 Patty Animal Crossing-e cards
#096 Jay
097 Midge

Happy Home Designer amiibo Card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#175 Jay - Series 2
Type: Bird
Star sign: Cancer
Birthday: July 17th
Dice value: 2
Hand sign: Paper
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174 Bettina List of amiibo cards
#175 Jay
176 Sprinkle





Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Jota
Jairo (Animal Crossing: New Leaf)
Jota is the equivalent of "J" in the Spanish alphabet
French Gérard Gérard can be diminished to "Gégé," pronounced "jayjay". Also possibly derived from "geai", which is French for "jay".
German Jan John
Italian Jet -