Jay

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BirdSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Jay brd00
Artwork of Jay the Bird
Species Personality Gender
Bird Emotion Pride NH Icon cropped.png 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
Name in other languages
 ツバクロ
 참돌이
 Jet
 Jan
 阿燕
 Gérard
 Jota
 Jay
 阿燕
 Gérard
 Jairo
 Джей
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. 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 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.

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 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).png Six-Ball Shirt
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Gaudy
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Fresh


In City Folk[edit]

Favorites
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]

Jay
He who hesitates has lost!

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
Favorites
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Sporty
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Historical
Favorite color
 
Blue
Biography
Siblings Third out of six
Skill Tongue twisters
Goal Race car driver
Halloween fear Skeleton Hood HHD Icon.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
Default umbrella Green Umbrella NH Icon.png Green Umbrella
Favorite style Active
Favorite colors
 
Blue
and
 
Aqua
Hobby Fitness
Carried bag Veggie
Book Exercise
Food Donut
Drink Tea can or yellow mug
Popsicle 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  1120 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Down Ski Jacket (Navy & Blue) Down Ski Jacket (Navy & Blue) NH Icon.png  1680 Bells  Able Sisters
Farmer Overalls (Blue) Farmer Overalls (Blue) NH Icon.png  1600 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Heart Shades (Blue) Heart Shades (Blue) NH Icon.png  1040 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  2240 Bells  Able Sisters
Sporty Shades (Light Blue) Sporty Shades (Light Blue) NH Icon.png  1300 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

House[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

Interior of Jay's house in Animal Crossing: Wild World
Items:
Phonograph WW.png Phonograph Classic Bed WW.png Classic Bed
Violin WW.png Violin Cello WW.png Cello
Cream Sofa WW.png Cream Sofa Bass WW.png Bass
Rocking Chair WW.png Rocking Chair Vibraphone WW.png Vibraphone
Wallpaper: Ornate Wall WW Model.png Ornate Wall
Floor: Classic Carpet WW Model.png Classic Carpet
Music: K.K. Waltz

In City Folk[edit]

Interior of Jay's house in Animal Crossing: City Folk
Items:
Phonograph HHD Icon.png Phonograph Rocking Chair HHD Icon.png Rocking Chair
Bass HHD Icon.png Bass Vibraphone HHD Icon.png Vibraphone
Cello HHD Icon.png Cello Cream Sofa HHD Icon.png Cream Sofa
Violin HHD Icon.png Violin Classic Bed HHD Icon.png Classic Bed
Wallpaper: Ornate Wall NL.png Ornate Wall
Floor: Classic Carpet NL.png 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 NL Model.png Classic Bed High-End Stereo NL Model.png High-End Stereo
Classic Bookcase NL Model.png Classic Bookcase Classic Sofa NL Model.png Classic Sofa
Vibraphone NL Model.png Vibraphone Snake Plant NL Model.png Snake Plant
Bass NL Model.png Bass Music Stand NL Model.png Music Stand
Violin NL Model.png Violin Cello NL Model.png Cello
Classic Wall Shelf NL Model.png Classic Wall Shelf
Wallpaper: Regal Wall NL.png Regal Wall
Floor: Classic Carpet NL.png Classic Carpet
Music: K.K. Waltz NL Texture.png K.K. Waltz

In New Horizons[edit]

In New Horizons, if Jay is the one of the starter villagers, his house will have craftable items primarily from the Wooden Series.

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
Jay
Thought bubble:
Client's vision: A bowling alley.
Required items: Bowling Pins HHD Icon.pngBowling Pins
Ball Return HHD Icon.pngBall Return
Favorite song: Surfin' K.K. (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png Surfin' K.K.
Favorite saying: He who hesitates has lost!
Jay's Happy Home Designer icon
Unlocked items
Happy Home Designer client information
Jay
Thought bubble:
Client's vision: A bowling alley.
Required items: Bowling Pins HHD Icon.pngBowling Pins
Ball Return HHD Icon.pngBall Return
Favorite song: Surfin' K.K. (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png Surfin' K.K.
Favorite saying: He who hesitates has lost!
Jay's Happy Home Designer icon
Unlocked 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

Jay was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on October 25, 2017.

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp villager information

Jay's Pocket Camp icon

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:
Preserves PC Icon.png Preserves
 Version added:
0.9.0
 Date unlocked:
October 25, 2017

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

Six-Ball Tee
and Sparkle Stone
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png

Sparkle Stone
Skateboard Rack PC Icon.png

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

Jay‎‎'s Pic
and Sparkle Stone
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png

Sparkle Stone
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png

Sparkle Stone
Level 20 Level 25 Level 30
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png

Sparkle Stone
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png

Sparkle Stone
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png

Sparkle Stone
Level 35 Level 40 Level 45

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card
Card back
Animal Crossing-e 2-096 (Jay - Back).jpg
#096 Jay - Series 2
Gender: Male
Clothes: Six-Ball Shirt
Sign: Cancer
Phrase: heeeeeyy
Password: 5P7nNzivFtBw8J
Yu3GGTOJJPJNq8
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.
Animal Crossing-e 2-096 (Jay).jpg
BovineSpeciesIconSilhouette.png
095 Patty Animal Crossing e-Reader cards
#096 Jay
097 Midge
BirdSpeciesIconSilhouette.png

amiibo card[edit]

amiibo card
Card back
Amiibo card back.png
#175 Jay - Series 2
Star sign: Cancer
Birthday: July 17th
Dice value: 2
Hand sign: Paper
175 Jay amiibo card NA.png
MouseSpeciesIconSilhouette.png
174 Bettina List of amiibo cards
#175 Jay
176 Sprinkle
PenguinSpeciesIconSilhouette.png

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • A drawing of Jay can be seen on the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Starter Guide on page 17.
  • Jay appears on the album covers of "King K.K." and "Mr. K.K."

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. Does not contain a stereo initially