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Japanese ツバクロ Korean 참돌이 Chinese 阿燕
French Gérard Italian Jet Spanish Jairo
German Jan Dutch Jay Russian Джей
Jay, an Animal Crossing villager.
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".



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 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]

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

In New Horizons[edit]

JayPicACNH.png He who hesitates has lost.
Style Active
Color Blue / Light Blue


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 Horizons[edit]

House of Jay NH Model.png
House of Jay NH.png
Style: No style
Wallpaper: Stacked-Wood Wall NH Icon.png Stacked-Wood Wall
Flooring: Rosewood Flooring NH Icon.png Rosewood Flooring
Music: K.K. Country

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
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 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 -