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"He who hesitates has lost!"
— Jay, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Japanese ツバクロ Korean 참돌이 Chinese 阿燕
French Gérard Italian Jet Spanish Jota[nb 1]
German Jan Dutch Jay Russian Джей
Jay NLa.png
Species Personality Gender
Bird Jock Male
Birthday July 17th Cancer
Phrase heeeeeyy
Clothes Six-Ball Tee*
Saying He who hesitates has lost!
You gotta want it!
Main Games
Other Games

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. 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 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 Wild World[edit]

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

Ideal Clothing for Jay – Gaudy
Name Price Available From
Bright Shirt 320 Able Sisters (Spring)
Rainbow Shirt 777 Able Sisters (Summer)
Bold Check Shirt 360 Able Sisters (All)
Loud Bloom Shirt 360 Able Sisters (Summer)
Rose Shirt 480 Able Sisters (All)
Prism Shirt 370 Able Sisters (All)
Twinkle Shirt 480 Able Sisters (Summer)
Star Shirt 370 Able Sisters (All)
Jagged Shirt 360 Able Sisters (All)
Gaudy Sweater 330 Able Sisters (Spring)
More Gaudy Clothing

In City Folk[edit]

Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Gaudy
Smallxmark.png Fresh
Furniture Genre Trendy/Playful
Furniture Series Classic
Furniture Color Blue
Ideal Furniture for Jay – Blue Trendy/Playful
Name Price Available From
Robo-Bed 2,000 Tom Nook
Robo-Sofa 2,000 Tom Nook
Robo-Stereo 2,200 Spotlight
Pavé Bed - Pavé
Pavé Chest - Pavé
Pavé Closet - Pavé
Pavé Sofa - Pavé
Pavé Chair - Pavé
Pavé Table - Pavé
Pavé End Table - Pavé
More Blue Furniture More Trendy/Playful Furniture

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


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.

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!

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 PC icon portrait.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
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
Level 20 Level 25 Level 30 Level 35
Jay PC 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


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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ツバクロ
Spanish (NOA) Jairo
Spanish (NOE) Jota 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".
Dutch Jay Same as English name
German Jan John
Italian Jet -
Korean 참돌이
Chinese 燕子
Ā yàn
Russian Джей
From English name


  1. Called Jairo in NoA