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This article is about the rhino villager. For the villager whose English name is the same as this villager's French name, see Patty.

RhinoSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Merengue rhn07
Merengue NH.png
Species Personality Gender
Rhino Emotion Happiness NH Icon cropped.png Normal Female
Birthday March 19th Pisces
Quote "Life is a piece of cake."
Catchphrase "shortcake"
Clothing Chef's Outfit (Red)[nb 1]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese パティ
Korean 스트로베리
Italian Irina
German Maria

Simplified Chinese 草莓
French Patty
Spanish Natura
Dutch Merengue

Traditional Chinese 草莓
Quebec French Patty
Latin American Spanish Natura
Russian Меренг

Phrase in other languages

Japanese でシュガ
Korean 베리베리
Italian rien
German trarapp

Simplified Chinese 糖糖
French ma fraise
Spanish fresitas
Dutch schuimpje

Traditional Chinese 糖糖
Quebec French confiture
Latin American Spanish fruti
Russian кексик

Merengue is a normal rhino villager in the Animal Crossing series introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Her name comes from "meringue," a type of dessert, referencing her appearance, which resembles a cake. 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."



Merengue NL.png

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


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.


In New Leaf[edit]

Merengue's Pic NL Texture.png Life is a piece of cake.
Siblings Eldest triplet
Skill Doodling
Goal Pastry chef
Fear Ghost Mask
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Official
Smallxmark.png Flashy
Color Beige
Type Blend
Milk A little bit
Sugar One spoonful

In New Horizons[edit]

Life is a piece of cake.


Species Gender Personality
Rhino Female Normal (A)
Birthday March 19 Pisces
Catchphrase shortcake
Default Clothing Chef's Outfit (Red)
Favorite Styles Cute and Simple
Favorite Colors White and Red
Hobby Nature


In New Leaf[edit]

House of Merengue NL Exterior.png
House of Merengue NL.jpg
Style: No style
Sweets Sofa HHD Icon.png Sweets Sofa Sweets Table HHD Icon.png Sweets Table
Tea Set HHD Icon.png Tea Set Phonograph HHD Icon.png Phonograph
FallLeaf.png Fridge FallLeaf.png Chocolate Fondue
Red Tulips HHD Icon.png Red Tulips FallLeaf.png Minimalist End Table
FallLeaf.png Soft Serve Lamp Dessert Case HHD Icon.png Dessert Case
Rubber Tree HHD Icon.png Rubber Tree Minimalist Table HHD Icon.png Minimalist Table
Kitchen Stove HHD Icon.png Kitchen Stove
Wallpaper: FallLeaf.png Pastel-Dot Wall
Floor: FallLeaf.png Pastel-Dot Rug
Music: K.K. Stroll

In New Horizons[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Character Info
Needed to Invite:
Soft-Serve Lamp PC Icon.png
Cookie Rug PC Icon.png
Sweets Table PC Icon.png
Dessert Case PC Icon.png
Sweets Sofa PC Icon.png
Soft-Serve Lamp Cookie Rug Sweets Table Dessert Case Sweets Sofa
Friendship Rewards:
Chef's Outfit PC Icon.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Chef's Outfit
and Sparkle Stone
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Sparkle Stone
Candy Machine PC Icon.png

Candy Machine
Craft Unlock
Level 7 Level 9 Level 15
Merengue's Pic PC Icon.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png

Pic of Merengue‎‎
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
Merengue PC Villager Icon.png
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:
PC Crafting Material - Paper.png Paper

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#285 Merengue - Series 3
Type: Rhino
Star sign: Pisces
Birthday: March 19th
Dice value: 4
Hand sign: Scissors
285 Merengue amiibo card NA.png
284 Chadder List of amiibo cards
#285 Merengue
286 Cube


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese パティ

Korean 스트로베리

German Maria -

European Spanish Natura -

European French Patty Same as Japanese

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


  1. Called simply Chef's Outfit prior to New Horizons