Merengue

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Type of Rhinoceros villager Merengue rhn07
Artwork of Merengue the Rhinoceros
Species Personality Gender
Rhinoceros Normal Female
Birthday March 19th Pisces
Favorite saying "Life is a piece of cake."
Catchphrase "shortcake"
Clothing Chef's Outfit (Red)[nb 1]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Names in other languages
 パティ[nb 2]
 스트로베리[nb 5]
 Irina
 Maria
 草莓[nb 3]
 Patty
 Natura
 Merengue
 草莓[nb 4]
 Patty
 Natura
 Меренг[nb 6]
Phrase in other languages
 でシュガ
 베리베리
 rien
 trarapp
 糖糖
 ma fraise
 fresitas
 schuimpje
 糖糖
 confiture
 fruti
 кексик

Merengue is a normal rhinoceros villager in the Animal Crossing series. She first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and has appeared in all subsequent games. Her name comes from "meringue," a type of dessert, referencing her appearance, which resembles a cake. Her catchphrase, "shortcake," refers to her basis, strawberry shortcake. Her Japanese name comes from "pâtissière," a French word for a pastry chef. Her Japanese catchphrase, de shuga is a pun on desu ga, meaning "although," and shugā, the English word "sugar."

In New Horizons, Merengue has the nature hobby and may be found reading a book pertaining to an item she is studying, which can be either flowers, bugs, fish, or fossils.

Characteristics[edit]

Appearance[edit]

Artwork of Merengue from New Leaf.

Merengue is a pink rhinoceros with white hooves and hair. Her horn is red with dark red spots and is surrounded by green semicircles so it resembles a strawberry.

Personality[edit]

Below is a brief description of the normal personality. For more information, click here.

As a normal villager, Merengue will appear friendly and hospitable towards the player and other villagers. Like other normal villagers, she will have an unseen obsession with hygiene and cleanliness, which she mentions when the player visits her in her home. Other than her hygiene interests, she will appear neutral and open-minded when discussing hobbies. She will get along easily with other villagers, but may conflict with lazy villagers when they talk about food and leading her on to suggesting making them dinner or lunch.

Villager information[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Merengue
Life is a piece of cake.

Merengue

Merengue

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
March 19 Pisces Normal shortcake
Default clothing Chef's Outfit NL Model.png Chef's Outfit
Default umbrella Candy Umbrella NL Model.png Candy Umbrella
Favorites
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Official
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Flashy
Favorite color
 
Beige
Biography
Siblings Eldest triplet
Skill Doodling
Goal Pastry chef
Halloween fear Ghost Mask NL Model.png Ghost Mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blend
Amount of milk A little bit
Amount of sugar One spoonful


In New Horizons[edit]

Merengue
Life is a piece of cake.

Merengue

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
March 19 Pisces Normal (A) shortcake
Default clothing Chef's Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png Chef's Outfit (Red)
Default umbrella Lacy Parasol NH Icon.png Lacy Parasol
Default phone  Default Phone Case (Pink) NH Model.png  Pink
Final phone  Phone Case (Checkered 1 - Fabric 2) NH Model.png  Checkered 1 - Fabric 2
Favorite styles Cute and Simple
Favorite colors
 
White
and
 
Red
Hobby Nature
Carried bag Classy Bag NH Model.png Classy
Book Nature Book Interior NH Texture.png Gardening/Bug/Fish/Fossil
Food Sandwich Food NH Model.png Sandwich
Drink Smoothie or coffee cup Drink NH Model.png Smoothie or coffee cup
Popsicle Chocolate Popsicle NH Model.png Chocolate
Ideal clothing for Merengue – White / Red Cute and Simple 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
Academy Uniform (Red) Academy Uniform (Red) NH Icon.png  2,080 Bells  Able Sisters
Alpinist Dress (Red) Alpinist Dress (Red) NH Icon.png  2,520 Bells  Able Sisters
Argyle Vest (Red) Argyle Vest (Red) NH Icon.png  1,440 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Barista Uniform (Brown) Barista Uniform (Brown) NH Icon.png  1,600 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Baseball Shirt (White) Baseball Shirt (White) NH Icon.png  1,120 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Bonjour Tee Bonjour Tee NH Icon.png  640 Bells  Nook Shopping
Box-Skirt Uniform (Red) Box-Skirt Uniform (Red) NH Icon.png  2,300 Bells  Able Sisters
Café Uniform (Red) Café Uniform (Red) NH Icon.png  1,500 Bells  Able Sisters
Cheerleading Uniform (Red) Cheerleading Uniform (Red) NH Icon.png  1,920 Bells  Able Sisters
Chef's Outfit (Red) Chef's Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Able Sisters
Chic Tuxedo Dress (Red) Chic Tuxedo Dress (Red) NH Icon.png  2,240 Bells  Able Sisters
Ciao Tee Ciao Tee NH Icon.png  640 Bells  Nook Shopping
Colorful Striped Sweater (White, Yellow & Red) Colorful Striped Sweater (White, Yellow & Red) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Diner Apron (Red) Diner Apron (Red) NH Icon.png  840 Bells  Able Sisters
Diner Uniform (Red) Diner Uniform (Red) NH Icon.png  1,800 Bells  Able Sisters
Do-Rag (Red) Do-Rag (Red) NH Icon.png  560 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie) Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie) NH Icon.png  2,160 Bells  Able Sisters
Dollhouse Dress (Red) Dollhouse Dress (Red) NH Icon.png  2,800 Bells  Able Sisters
Embroidered Tank (Red) Embroidered Tank (Red) NH Icon.png  960 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Fairy-Tale Dress (Red) Fairy-Tale Dress (Red) NH Icon.png  2,400 Bells  Able Sisters
Festive Dress Festive Dress NH Icon.png  2,400 Bells  Able Sisters
Flower Sweater (White) Flower Sweater (White) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Flower Sweater (Red) Flower Sweater (Red) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Full-Length Maid Gown (Berry Red) Full-Length Maid Gown (Berry Red) NH Icon.png  2,440 Bells  Able Sisters
Gingham Picnic Shirt (Red) Gingham Picnic Shirt (Red) NH Icon.png  960 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Guide Shirt (Red) Guide Shirt (Red) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Able Sisters
Heart Apron (Red) Heart Apron (Red) NH Icon.png  1,000 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Heart Sweater (Red) Heart Sweater (Red) NH Icon.png  1,000 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Hello Kitty Hat Hello Kitty Hat NH Icon.png  1,500 Bells  Nook Shopping
Hibiscus Muumuu (Red) Hibiscus Muumuu (Red) NH Icon.png  1,800 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Layered Tank Dress (Berry Red) Layered Tank Dress (Berry Red) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Magical Dress (Red) Magical Dress (Red) NH Icon.png  3,180 Bells  Able Sisters
Maid Dress (Red) Maid Dress (Red) NH Icon.png  2,320 Bells  Able Sisters
Mesh Cap (Red) Mesh Cap (Red) NH Icon.png  560 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Paisley Bandanna (Red) Paisley Bandanna (Red) NH Icon.png  700 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Pajama Dress (Berry Red) Pajama Dress (Berry Red) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Paper Restaurant Cap (White & Red) Paper Restaurant Cap (White & Red) NH Icon.png  490 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Paradise Planning Maxi Paradise Planning Maxi NH Icon.png Not for sale  Paradise Planning
Paradise Planning Shirt Paradise Planning Shirt NH Icon.png Not for sale  Paradise Planning
Poncho Coat (Red) Poncho Coat (Red) NH Icon.png  2,320 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Puffy Vest (Red) Puffy Vest (Red) NH Icon.png  1,250 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Raglan Shirt (Red) Raglan Shirt (Red) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Ripped Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie) Ripped Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie) NH Icon.png Not for sale  Recycle box
Robot Hero Tee (White) Robot Hero Tee (White) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Robot Hero Tee (Red) Robot Hero Tee (Red) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Sailor's Tee (Red) Sailor's Tee (Red) NH Icon.png  1,050 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Santa Coat Santa Coat NH Icon.png  2,600 Bells  Able Sisters
Santa Hat Santa Hat NH Icon.png  2,000 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Shell Dress (Red) Shell Dress (Red) NH Icon.png  3,500 Bells  Able Sisters
Short-Sleeved Uniform Top (Red Necktie) Short-Sleeved Uniform Top (Red Necktie) NH Icon.png  1,050 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Simple-Dots Dress (Red) Simple-Dots Dress (Red) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Simple-Dots Tee (Red) Simple-Dots Tee (Red) NH Icon.png  640 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Skirt with Suspenders (Red) Skirt with Suspenders (Red) NH Icon.png  1,600 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Snowy Knit Cap (Red) Snowy Knit Cap (Red) NH Icon.png  700 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Sparkly Embroidered Tank (Red) Sparkly Embroidered Tank (Red) NH Icon.png  960 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Sports Cap (White & Red) Sports Cap (White & Red) NH Icon.png  560 Bells  Able Sisters
Sports Cap (Red) Sports Cap (Red) NH Icon.png  560 Bells  Able Sisters
Sports Tank (1) Sports Tank (1) NH Icon.png  640 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Striped Dress (Red) Striped Dress (Red) NH Icon.png  1,600 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Striped Shirt (Red) Striped Shirt (Red) NH Icon.png  960 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Striped Tank (Red) Striped Tank (Red) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Tee and Towel (Red Towel & White Shirt) Tee and Towel (Red Towel & White Shirt) NH Icon.png  560 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Tee with Silicone Bib (Baby Pink) Tee with Silicone Bib (Baby Pink) NH Icon.png  840 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Three-Ball Tee Three-Ball Tee NH Icon.png  560 Bells  Nook Shopping
Tuna-Sushi Costume Tuna-Sushi Costume NH Icon.png  1,920 Bells  Able Sisters
Twisted Hachimaki (Red) Twisted Hachimaki (Red) NH Icon.png  680 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Work Shirt (Red-Striped Necktie) Work Shirt (Red-Striped Necktie) NH Icon.png  1,040 Bells  Able Sisters
Yodel Cardigan (Red) Yodel Cardigan (Red) NH Icon.png  1,440 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Zen Hair Clip (Red) Zen Hair Clip (Red) NH Icon.png  4,300 Bells  Able Sisters
More White Items
More Red Items
More Cute Items
More Simple Items

In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

Merengue
Thought bubble I want a place to invent delicious everyday desserts!
Client's vision Dessert R & D Dept.
Required items Store Shelf
Mixed-Fruits Tart
Cooking Tools
Favorite song  Animal City
Unlocked items
Furniture:
Interior:
Clothing:
Other items:

House[edit]

Merengue's interior resembles a bakery and contains food-related items such as a Fridge, a Tea Set, Kitchen Island, and a Soft-Serve Lamp. It also contains a Sweets Sofa and Sweets Table in New Leaf.

In New Leaf[edit]

Exterior of Merengue's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Interior of Merengue's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Items:
 Kitchen Island  Minimalist Table
 Sweets Sofa  Sweets Table
 Dessert Case  Refrigerator
 Caladium  Phonograph
 Soft-Serve Lamp  Minimalist Minitable
 Chocolate Fountain  Tea Set
 Red Tulips  Potted Ivy
 Pot Rack
Wall:  Pastel-Dot Wall
Floor:  Pastel-Dot Rug
Music:  K.K. Stroll

In New Horizons[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if Merengue is one of the villagers who moved in during the main storyline after the villager house development quest, her house will have a combination of non-craftable furniture, plus items crafted by players during the island development storyline, primarily from the Wooden Series.

Exterior of Merengue's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Interior of Merengue's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Exterior:
Shape: House shape #2
Roof:  Red Slate Roof
Siding:  Beige Cobblestones
Door:  Beige Basic Door
Interior:
Items:
Wall:  Pastel Dotted Wall
Floor:  Mint Dot Flooring
Music:  K.K. Ballad [nb 7]

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
Example of Merengue's Happy Home Designer house
Official example
Merengue's Happy Home Designer icon
Life is a piece of cake.
Merengue
Thought bubble I want to live in a candy house, just like in the fairy tales.
Client's vision A candy house.
Required items Sweets Bed
Sweets Sofa
Sweets Minitable
Favorite song  K.K. Stroll
Unlocked items
Furniture:
  •  Fancy Tea Set
  •  Candy Jar
  •  Chocolate Fountain
  •  Tart
  •  Cupcake
  •  Chocolate Cake
  •  Yule Log
  •  Pancakes
  •  Dessert Case
  •  Sweets Bed
  •  Sweets Chair
  •  Sweets Closet
  •  Sweets Sofa
  •  Sweets Table
  •  Sweets Minitable
  •  Sweets Player
  •  Soft-Serve Lamp
  •  Sweets Minilamp
  •  Sweets Bookcase
  •  Sweets Dresser
  •  Merengue's Pic
  •  Sweets Lamp
  • Interior:
  •  Cookie Rug
  •  Sweets Wall
  •  Sweets Floor
  • Clothing:
  •  Chef's Outfit
  •  Frilly Apron
  •  Flan Tank
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Merengue's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Merengue was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on January 30, 2018.[1]

    Merengue
    Life is a piece of cake.

    Merengue

    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    March 19 Pisces Normal shortcake
    Default clothing Chef's Outfit PC Icon.png Chef's Outfit
    Biography
    Description Merengue has always felt that she was born to bake. We're not sure where she got that idea.
    Preferred theme PC Banner - Hip.png
    Primary reward Paper PC Icon.png Paper
    Version added 1.1.5
    Date unlocked January 30, 2018
    How to invite Required Friendship Level: 7

    Soft-Serve Lamp PC Icon.png Soft-Serve Lamp
    Cookie Rug PC Icon.png Cookie Rug
    Sweets Table (Basic) PC Icon.pngSweets Table (Basic)
    Dessert Case PC Icon.pngDessert Case
    Sweets Sofa PC Icon.pngSweets Sofa

    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Chef's Outfit PC Icon.png Chef's Outfit
    Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 9 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Candy Machine PC Icon.png Candy Machine
    Level 20 Merengue's Pic PC Icon.png Merengue‎‎'s Pic
    Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 25[nb 8] Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Related items for Merengue
    Scrapbook Memory appearances
    Name Image Required?
    The Subtly Sweet Chocolatier The Subtly Sweet Chocolatier PC.png No

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    285 Merengue amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo card back.png

    #285 Merengue - Series 3
    Star sign: Pisces
    Birthday: March 19
    Dice value: 4
    Hand sign: Scissors

    Gallery[edit]

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese パティ
    Pati
    Patty; likely comes from パティスリー (pâtisserie)

    Korean 스트로베리
    Seuteuroberi
    Strawberry

    Simplified Chinese
    Traditional Chinese
    草莓 / 草莓
    CǎoMéi
    Strawberry

    Russian Меренг
    Mereng
    Same as English name

    Dutch Merengue Same as English name

    German Maria -

    European Spanish Natura From naturaleza, meaning "nature", nodding to nata (meaning a type of cream in Spanish)

    European French Patty Same as Japanese; also a play on the French word for pastry, pâtisserie

    Italian Irina Russian variant of the female name Irene, which means "peace" - befitting her normal personality

    See also[edit]

    Notes[edit]

    1. Called simply Chef's Outfit prior to New Horizons
    2. Pati
    3. CǎoMéi
    4. CǎoMéi
    5. Seuteuroberi
    6. Mereng
    7. Does not contain a stereo initially
    8. Repeats for level 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, and 60

    References[edit]

    1. Bri Bri (January 30, 2018). "New Animals Are Here!". Japanese Nintendo. Retrieved October 27, 2020.