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"Life is a piece of cake."
— Merengue, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Merengue NLa.png
Species Personality Gender
Rhino Normal Female
Birthday March 19th
Star sign Pisces Pisces
Initial phrase でシュガ(JP)
Initial clothes Chef's outfit
Favorite Saying Life is a piece of cake.
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

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."



Concept artwork of Merengue for Animal Crossing: New Leaf

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]

MerenguePicACNL.png Life is a piece of cake.
Siblings Eldest triplet
Skill Doodling
Goal Pastry chef
Fear Ghost
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Official
Smallxmark.png Flashy
Color Beige
Type Blend
Milk A little bit
Sugar One spoonful
Ideal Gifts for Merengue – Beige Official Items
Name Price Available From
Flat Display Case 2,500 Museum Shop
Beige Emblem Blazer 420 Ables (Summer)
Green Lace-Up Dress 700 Ables (All)
Orange Lace-Up Dress 700 Ables (All)
Orange Retro Dress 680 Ables (All)
Trench Coat 5,200 GracieGrace (Winter)
More Beige Items More Official Items


In New Leaf[edit]

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

Other Appearances[edit]

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Character Info
Preferred Theme: PC Banner - Hip.png Primary Reward Material: PC Crafting Material - Paper.png
Description Merengue has always felt that she was born to bake. We're not sure where she got that idea.
Requirements 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
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
Candy Machine PC Icon.png
Merengue PC icon portrait.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
Chef's Outfit and Sparkle Stone Sparkle Stone Candy Machine Craft Unlock pic of Merengue‎‎ and Sparkle Stone Sparkle Stone Sparkle Stone Sparkle Stone
Level 7 Level 9 Level 15 Level 20 Level 25 Level 30 Level 35
Merengue PC icon.png

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



Sprites & Models[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Natura -
French Patty Same as Japanese
German Maria -
Italian Irina Russian variant of the female name Irene, which means "peace" - befitting her normal personality.