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 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
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 the one of the starter villagers, his house will have craftable items primarily from the Wooden Series.

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 7]

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
Example of Jay's Happy Home Designer house
Official example
Jay's Happy Home Designer icon
He who hesitates has lost!
Jay
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 PC Icon.png 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 PC Banner - Sporty.png
    Primary reward Preserves PC Icon.png Preserves
    Version added 0.9.0
    Date unlocked October 25, 2017
    How to invite Required Friendship Level: 1

    Stripe Sofa PC Icon.png Stripe Sofa
    Aloe PC Icon.png Aloe
    Hammock PC Icon.pngHammock
    Worktable PC Icon.pngWorktable

    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Six-Ball Tee PC Icon.png Six-Ball Tee
    Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 9 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 10 Crafting request:
    Skateboard Rack PC Icon.png Skateboard Rack
    Level 20 Jay's Pic PC Icon.png Jay‎‎'s Pic
    Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 25[nb 8] Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png 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. Does not contain a stereo initially
    8. Repeats for level 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, and 60