Jay

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Type of Bird villager Jay brd00
Artwork of Jay the Bird
Species Personality Gender
Bird Jock Male
Birthday July 17th Cancer
Favorite saying "He who hesitates has lost."
Catchphrase "heeeeeyy"
Clothing Six-Ball Tee[nb 1]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 ツバクロ[nb 2]
 참돌이[nb 5]
 Jet
 Jan
 阿燕[nb 3]
 Gérard
 Jota
 Jay
 阿燕[nb 4]
 Gérard
 Jairo
 Джей[nb 6]
Phrase in other languages
 でおます
 그쵸
 cipinci
 hiiiijjj
 呢喃
 maaaaaais
 heeey
 heeeeeyy
 呢喃
 maaaaaais
 eeey
 хей-хей

Jay is a jock bird villager in the Animal Crossing series who appears in all games to date. His English name is derived from the species of bird of the same name, although there are no jays that have red heads like the villager. His Japanese name is the katakana writing of the kanji 燕 (Tsubakuro), "Swallow" (the species of bird). Also, his forked tail, red head, blue body, and white belly suggest a barn swallow or a wire-tailed swallow. His Japanese name is also derived from "comfort" or "enjoy."

In New Horizons, Jay has the fitness hobby and will wear Sporty Shades and lift heavy dumbbells while exercising.

Characteristics[edit]

Appearance[edit]

Artwork of Jay from Doubutsu no Mori.

Jay is a bird, with blue, red, and white feathers and an orange beak and feet, and is similar to a swallow. He is similar to Robin, another bird villager.

Personality[edit]

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

As a jock villager, Jay is energetic and has an interest in physical fitness and activity. He often talks about exercise or sports and may brag about his physical fitness. While often friendly to the player, he may comment on their fitness. During conversations with other villagers, he generally gets along well with peppy villagers due to their similar hyper personalities and will also get along with smug villagers, while he may offend snooty villagers by critiquing their fitness and annoy cranky villagers with his hyper personality. In New Horizons, Jay goes to sleep at 12:30 AM and wakes up at 6:30 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Species Personality Catchphrase
Bird Jock heeeeeyy
Default clothing Six-Ball Shirt PG Model.png Six-Ball Shirt
Default umbrella Yellow Umbrella PG Model.png Yellow Umbrella
Star sign (DnMe+) Cancer Cancer
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style (DnMe+) Gaudy
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style (DnMe+) Fresh
Live song gift (DnMe+) K.K. Waltz

In Wild World[edit]

Jay
You gotta want it!

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
July 17 Cancer Jock heeeeeyy
Default clothing Six-Ball Shirt WW Model.png Six-Ball Shirt
Default umbrella Yellow Umbrella WW Model.png Yellow Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Gauche
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Charming
Default hobby Dig up fossils
Furniture requests
Genre Chic
Series Classic Series / Regal Series
Categories Instrument / Painting

In City Folk[edit]

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
July 17 Cancer Jock heeeeeyy
Default clothing Six-Ball Shirt CF Model.png Six-Ball Shirt
Default umbrella Yellow Umbrella CF Model.png Yellow Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite clothing style Gaudy
Smallxmark.png Least favorite clothing style Fresh
Favorite furniture styles Playful and Trendy
Favorite furniture color
 
Blue
Favorite series Classic Series

In New Leaf[edit]

Jay
He who hesitates has lost!

Jay

Jay

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
July 17 Cancer Jock heeeeeyy
Default clothing Six-Ball Tee NL Model.png Six-Ball Tee
Default umbrella Yellow Umbrella NL Model.png Yellow Umbrella
Favorites
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Sporty
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Historical
Favorite color
 
Blue
Biography
Siblings Third of 6 kids
Skill Tongue twisters
Goal Race-car driver
Halloween fear Skeleton Hood NL Model.png Skeleton Hood
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Kilimanjaro
Amount of milk None
Amount of sugar None

In New Horizons[edit]

Jay
He who hesitates has lost.

Jay

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
July 17 Cancer Jock (B) heeeeeyy
Default clothing Six-Ball Tee NH Icon.png Six-Ball Tee
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Green) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Green) & Outdoor Hat (Light Blue) NH Icon.png Outdoor Hat (Light Blue)
  • During snow: Down Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png Down Jacket (Blue) & Knit Hat (Blue) NH Icon.png Knit Hat (Blue)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png PJ Outfit (Navy Blue) & Terry-Cloth Nightcap (Blue) NH Icon.png Terry-Cloth Nightcap (Blue)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png Athletic Jacket (Blue) & Sporty Shades (Light Blue) NH Icon.png Sporty Shades (Light Blue)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png Tank (Navy Blue)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle Shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png Athletic Jacket (Blue) & Denim Cap (Blue) NH Icon.png Denim Cap (Blue)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png Athletic Jacket (Blue) & Denim Cap (Blue) NH Icon.png Denim Cap (Blue)
  • Bunny Day: Sky-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Sky-Egg Outfit  & Sky-Egg Shell NH Icon.png Sky-Egg Shell
  • Halloween: Flashy Animal Costume (Green) NH Icon.png Flashy Animal Costume (Green) & Flashy Round-Ear Animal Hat (Green) NH Icon.png Flashy Round-Ear Animal Hat (Green)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Cream) NH Icon.png Straw Boater (Cream)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Blue) NH Icon.png Chef's Outfit (Blue) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png Chef's Hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa Hat
  • Countdown: Doublet (Blue) NH Icon.png Doublet (Blue) & Rhinestone Shades (Purple) NH Icon.png Rhinestone Shades (Purple)[nb 7]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Doublet (Blue) NH Icon.png Doublet (Blue) & Rhinestone Shades (Purple) NH Icon.png Rhinestone Shades (Purple)[nb 8]
  • As a student for the school[nb 9]: School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue)
  • As the teacher for the school[nb 9]: 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[nb 9]: Café Uniform (Black) NH Icon.png Café Uniform (Black)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant[nb 9]: Chef's Outfit (Blue) NH Icon.png Chef's Outfit (Blue) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png Chef's Hat
  • As a staff for the café[nb 9]: Diner Apron (Blue) NH Icon.png Diner Apron (Blue)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital[nb 9]: Nurse's Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png Nurse's Jacket (Blue)
  • As the doctor for the hospital[nb 9]: Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie)
  • As a patient for the hospital[nb 9]: PJ Outfit (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png PJ Outfit (Navy Blue)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop[nb 9]: Staff Uniform (Blue) NH Icon.png Staff Uniform (Blue)
  • While practicing hula[nb 9]: Pineapple Aloha Shirt (Blue) NH Icon.png Pineapple Aloha Shirt (Blue) & Hibiscus Hairpin (Pink) NH Icon.png Hibiscus Hairpin (Pink)
  • While floating in the ocean[nb 9]: Horizontal-Striped Wet Suit (Blue) NH Icon.png Horizontal-Striped Wet Suit (Blue) & Retro Shades (Blue) NH Icon.png Retro Shades (Blue)
  • During DJ KK's concerts[nb 9]: Tropical Cut-and-Sew Tank (Blue) NH Icon.png Tropical Cut-and-Sew Tank (Blue) & Neon Shades (Light Blue & Pink) NH Icon.png Neon Shades (Light Blue & Pink)
  • Default umbrella Green Umbrella NH Icon.png Green Umbrella
    Default phone  Default Phone Case (Green) NH Model.png  Green
    Favorite style Active
    Favorite colors
     
    Blue
    and
     
    Aqua
    Hobby Fitness
    Carried bag Veggie-print Bag NH Model.png Veggie-print
    Book Fitness Book Interior NH Texture.png Sports
    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 Jay – Blue / Aqua Active 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
    Basketball Tank (Light Blue) Basketball Tank (Light Blue) NH Icon.png  1,120 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Down Ski Jacket (Navy & Blue) Down Ski Jacket (Navy & Blue) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Farmer Overalls (Blue) Farmer Overalls (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,600 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Heart Shades (Blue) Heart Shades (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,040 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Pineapple Aloha Shirt (Blue) Pineapple Aloha Shirt (Blue) NH Icon.png  960 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Security Uniform Security Uniform NH Icon.png  2,240 Bells  Able Sisters
    Shop Uniform Shirt (Blue) Shop Uniform Shirt (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,080 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Sporty Shades (Light Blue) Sporty Shades (Light Blue) NH Icon.png  1,300 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Track Jacket (Navy Blue) Track Jacket (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png  910 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    More Blue Items
    More Aqua Items
    More Active Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Jay
    Thought bubble I'm dreaming of a private street for street sports!
    Client's vision A Street for Sports
    Required items Skateboard
    Basketball Hoop
    Fence
    Favorite song  K.K. Hop
    Unlocked items
    Furniture:
    Interior:
    Clothing:

    House[edit]

    In Animal Crossing[edit]

    In Wild World[edit]

    Interior of Jay's house in Animal Crossing: Wild World
    Items:
    Wall:  Ornate Wall
    Floor:  Classic Carpet
    Music: K.K. Waltz

    In City Folk[edit]

    Interior of Jay's house in Animal Crossing: City Folk
    Items:
     Phonograph  Rocking Chair
     Bass  Vibraphone
     Cello  Cream Sofa
     Violin  Classic Bed
    Wall:  Ornate Wall
    Floor:  Classic Carpet
    Music: K.K. Waltz

    In New Leaf[edit]

    Exterior of Jay's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Interior of Jay's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Items:
     Classic Bed  High-End Stereo
     Classic Bookcase  Classic Sofa
     Vibraphone  Snake Plant
     Bass  Music Stand
     Violin  Cello
     Classic Wall Shelf
    Wall:  Regal Wall
    Floor:  Classic Carpet
    Music:  K.K. Waltz

    In New Horizons[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if Jay is one of the starter villagers, his house will have craftable items primarily from the Wooden Series. 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 Jay's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Jay's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Exterior:
    Shape: House shape #2
    Roof:  Orange Thatch Roof
    Siding:  White Stucco Exterior
    Door:  Blue Basic Door
    Interior:
    Items:
    Wall:  Stacked-Wood Wall
    Floor:  Rosewood Flooring
    Music:  K.K. Country [nb 10]

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Jay
    He who hesitates has lost!

    Jay's Happy Home Designer icon


    Example of Jay's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Jay
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    July 17 Cancer Jock heeeeeyy
    Default clothing Six-Ball Tee HHD Icon.png Six-Ball Tee
    Default umbrella Yellow Umbrella HHD Icon.png Yellow Umbrella
    House request
    Thought bubble I want a home where I can polish my bowling skills!
    Client's vision A bowling alley.
    Required items Bowling Pins
    Ball Return
    Favorite song  Surfin' K.K.
    Unlocked items
    Furniture:
  •  Box Sofa
  •  Box Corner Sofa
  •  Ball Return
  •  Bowling Pins
  •  Boxing Barricade
  •  Surfin' K.K.
  •  Jay's Pic
  •  LED Display
  •  Sparrow's Nest
  • Interior:
  •  Wood-Stage Rug
  •  Ceramic Tile
  • Clothing:
  •  Six-Ball Tee
  •  Yellow Umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Jay's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    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

    Jay is one of the 40 villagers in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp who have been in the game since its release. He can be the first campsite visitor, if the player likes the Sporty theme.

    Jay
    He who hesitates has lost!

    Jay

    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    July 17 Cancer Jock heeeeeyy
    Default clothing Six-Ball Tee
    Biography
    Description He's not exactly brave—just empty-headed. He's the type that seems to succeed by willpower alone.
    Preferred theme Sporty
    Primary reward Preserves
    Version added 0.9.0
    Date unlocked October 25, 2017
    How to invite Required Friendship Level: 1

    Stripe Sofa
    Aloe
    Hammock
    Worktable

    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Six-Ball Tee
    Sparkle Stone
    Level 9 Sparkle Stone
    Level 10 Crafting request:
    Skateboard Rack
    Level 20 Jay's Pic
    Sparkle Stone
    Level 25[nb 11] Sparkle Stone
    Related items for Jay
    Scrapbook Memory appearances
    Name Image Required?
    Jay's Plucky Potluck Jay's Plucky Potluck PC.jpg Yes

    Card profiles[edit]

    Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

    Animal Crossing-e 2-096 (Jay).jpg

    Card back

    Animal Crossing-e 2-096 (Jay - Back).jpg

    #096 Jay - Series 2
    Gender: Male
    Sign: Cancer
    Clothes: Six-Ball Shirt
    Petphrase: heeeeeyy
    Profile: Some guys have all the luck. No matter what they try their hand at, they're better than everyone else. Jay has most of the luck, but he also has those strange, red forehead feathers.
    Password: 5P7nNzivFtBw8J
    Yu3GGTOJJPJNq8

    amiibo card[edit]

    175 Jay amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo card back.png

    #175 Jay - Series 2
    Star sign: Cancer
    Birthday: July 17
    Dice value: 2
    Hand sign: Paper

    Gallery[edit]

    Trivia[edit]

    A bulletin board drawing of Jay in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Starter Guide.
    • A drawing of Jay on a bulletin board can be seen in the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Starter Guide on page 17.
    • Jay appears in the North American e-Reader card artwork for "K.K. Chorale" and on the album covers of "King K.K." and "Mr. K.K."
      • The e-Reader card artwork of "King K.K." originally displayed Jacob, another bird villager, in place of Jay.

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese ツバクロ
    Tsubakuro
    From ツバメ tsubame, the Japanese word for swallow (bird in the Hirundinidae family).

    Korean 참돌이
    Chamdori
    -

    Simplified Chinese 燕子 (iQue)
    Yànzi
    Chinese for swallow (bird in the Hirundinidae family).

    Simplified Chinese
    Traditional Chinese
    阿燕 / 阿燕
    Āyàn
    From 燕 yàn, Chinese for swallow (bird in the Hirundinidae family).

    Russian Джей
    Dzhey
    Phonetic transliteration of his English name.

    Dutch Jay Same as his English name.

    German Jan A variant of John in Central European languages and Dutch.

    European Spanish Jota The name of letter "J" in the Spanish alphabet.

    Latin American Spanish Jairo Spanish male given name that is popular in Latin America.

    European French Gérard From the male given name "Gérard" (nicknamed Gégé) and "geai," French for "jay."

    Italian Jet Possibly the English word jet, referring to his jock personality and the swallow's swift movement.

    See also[edit]

    Notes[edit]

    1. Called Six-Ball Shirt prior to New Leaf
    2. Tsubakuro
    3. Āyàn
    4. Āyàn
    5. Chamdori
    6. Dzhey
    7. Jay'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.
    8. If it is Jay's birthday, he will also wear the Birthday Hat (Blue variation).
    9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 9.11 Only in the Happy Home Paradise DLC
    10. Does not contain a stereo initially
    11. Repeats for level 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, and 65