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BirdSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Jay brd00
Jay NH 1.png
Species Personality Gender
Bird Emotion Pride NH Icon cropped.png Jock Male
Birthday July 17th Cancer
Quote "He who hesitates has lost."
Catchphrase "heeeeeyy"
Clothing Six-Ball Tee[nb 1]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ツバクロ
Korean 참돌이
Italian Jet
German Jan

Simplified Chinese 阿燕
French Gérard
Spanish Jota
Dutch Jay

Traditional Chinese 阿燕
Quebec French Gérard
Latin American Spanish Jairo
Russian Джей

Phrase in other languages

Japanese でおます
Korean 그쵸
Italian cipinci
German hiiiijjj

Simplified Chinese 呢喃
French maaaaaais
Spanish heeey
Dutch heeeeeyy

Traditional Chinese 呢喃
Quebec French maaaaaais
Latin American Spanish eeey
Russian хей-хей

Jay is a jock, bird villager in the Animal Crossing series. 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 also suggests a barn swallow or a wire-tailed swallow. His Japanese name is also derived from "comfort" or "enjoy".



Jay DnM.png

Jay is a bird villager, 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.


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 Animal Crossing[edit]

Species Gender Personality
Bird Male Jock
Star sign Cancer Cancer
Catchphrase heeeeeyy
Default Clothing Six-Ball Shirt
Default Umbrella Yellow Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite Clothing Style (e+) Gaudy
Smallxmark.png Least Favorite Clothing Style (e+) Fresh

In Wild World[edit]

JayPicACWW.png You gotta want it!
Favorite Clothing
Smallcheckmark.png Gaudy Smallxmark.png Fresh

In City Folk[edit]

Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Gaudy
Smallxmark.png Fresh
Furniture Genre Trendy/Playful
Furniture Series Classic
Furniture Color Blue

In New Leaf[edit]

Jay's Pic NL Texture.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
Sugar None

In New Horizons[edit]

He who hesitates has lost.


Species Gender Personality
Bird Male Jock (B)
Birthday July 17 Cancer
Catchphrase heeeeeyy
Default Clothing Six-Ball Tee
Favorite Style Active
Favorite Colors Blue and Aqua
Hobby Fitness


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 a string set and a vibraphone. The Perfect Painting and the instruments are left out in the later games.

In New Leaf[edit]

House of Jay NL Exterior.png
House of Jay NL.png
Style: No style
Classic Bed HHD Icon.png Classic Bed High-End Stereo HHD Icon.png High-End Stereo
Classic Bookcase HHD Icon.png Classic Bookcase Classic Sofa HHD Icon.png Classic Sofa
Vibraphone HHD Icon.png Vibraphone Snake Plant HHD Icon.png Snake Plant
Bass HHD Icon.png Bass Music Stand HHD Icon.png Music Stand
Violin HHD Icon.png Violin Cello HHD Icon.png Cello
Classic Wall Shelf HHD Icon.png Classic Wall Shelf
Wallpaper: Regal Wall HHD Icon.png Regal Wall
Floor: Classic Carpet HHD Icon.png Classic Carpet
Music: K.K. Waltz

In New Horizons[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer House Info
Type: Jock Bird
Client's Vision: A bowling alley
Required Items: Bowling Pins
Ball Return
Favorite Song: Surfin' K.K.
Favorite Saying: He who hesitates has lost!
Jay HHD Villager Icon.png

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
Needed to Invite:
Stripe Sofa PC Icon.png
Aloe PC Icon.png
Hammock PC Icon.png
Worktable PC Icon.png
Stripe Sofa Aloe Hammock Worktable
Friendship Rewards:
Six-Ball Tee PC Icon.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Six-Ball Tee
and Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
Skateboard Rack PC Icon.png

Skateboard Rack
Craft Unlock
Level 7 Level 9 Level 10
Jay's Pic PC Icon.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Pic of Jay‎‎
and Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
Level 20 Level 25 Level 30
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
Level 35 Level 40 Level 45
Jay PC Villager Icon.png
He's not exactly brave—just empty-headed. He's the type that seems to succeed by willpower alone.
 Preferred theme:
PC Banner - Sporty.png
 Primary reward:
PC Crafting Material - Preserves.png Preserves

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
Phrase: heeeeeyy
Password: 5P7nNzivFtBw8J
Animal Crossing-e 2-096 (Jay).jpg
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
175 Jay amiibo card NA.png
174 Bettina List of amiibo cards
#175 Jay
176 Sprinkle



  • A drawing of Jay can be seen on the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Starter Guide on page 17.

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ツバクロ
From the japanese word for swallow, ツバメ (Tsubame)

Korean 참돌이

Simplified Chinese 燕子
Ā yàn

Russian Джей
From English name

Dutch Jay Same as English name

German Jan John

European Spanish Jota Jota is the equivalent of "J" in the Spanish alphabet

Latin American Spanish Jairo

European French Gérard Gérard can be diminished to "Gégé," pronounced "jayjay". Also possibly derived from "geai", which is French for "jay".

Italian Jet -


  1. Called Six-Ball Shirt prior to New Leaf