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)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Beige) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Beige) & Rain Hat (Beige) NH Icon.png Rain Hat (Beige)
  • During snow: Peacoat (Red) NH Icon.png Peacoat (Red) & Snowy Knit Cap (Red) NH Icon.png Snowy Knit Cap (Red)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png PJ Outfit (Red) & Terry-Cloth Nightcap (Light Blue) NH Icon.png Terry-Cloth Nightcap (Light Blue)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic Jacket (Red)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (White) NH Icon.png Tank (White)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle Shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic Jacket (Red)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic Jacket (Red) & Straw Hat (Red) NH Icon.png Straw Hat (Red)
  • Bunny Day: Earth-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Earth-Egg Outfit  & Earth-Egg Shell NH Icon.png Earth-Egg Shell
  • Halloween: Mummy Outfit NH Icon.png Mummy Outfit  & Impish Horns (White) NH Icon.png Impish Horns (White)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Monotone) NH Icon.png Straw Boater (Monotone)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png Chef's Outfit (Red) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png Chef's Hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa Hat
  • Countdown: Fancy Party Dress (Green) NH Icon.png Fancy Party Dress (Green)[nb 7]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Fancy Party Dress (Green) NH Icon.png Fancy Party Dress (Green) & Flashy Hairpin (White) NH Icon.png Flashy Hairpin (White)[nb 8]
  • As a student for the school[nb 9]: School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue)
  • As the teacher for the school[nb 9]: Checkered Sweater Vest (Light Brown) NH Icon.png Checkered Sweater Vest (Light Brown) & Rimmed Glasses (Black) NH Icon.png Rimmed Glasses (Black)
  • As the cashier/employee for the restaurant[nb 9]: Café Uniform (Red) NH Icon.png Café Uniform (Red)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant[nb 9]: Chef's Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png Chef's Outfit (Red) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png Chef's Hat
  • As a staff for the café[nb 9]: Diner Apron (Red) NH Icon.png Diner Apron (Red)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital[nb 9]: Nurse's Jacket (White) NH Icon.png Nurse's Jacket (White)
  • As the doctor for the hospital[nb 9]: Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie)
  • As a patient for the hospital[nb 9]: PJ Outfit (Blue) NH Icon.png PJ Outfit (Blue)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop[nb 9]: Staff Uniform (Blue) NH Icon.png Staff Uniform (Blue)
  • While practicing hula[nb 9]: Hula Top (Red) NH Icon.png Hula Top (Red) & Hibiscus Hairpin (White) NH Icon.png Hibiscus Hairpin (White)
  • While floating in the ocean[nb 9]: Horizontal-Striped Wet Suit (Red) NH Icon.png Horizontal-Striped Wet Suit (Red) & Retro Shades (Yellow) NH Icon.png Retro Shades (Yellow)
  • During DJ KK's concerts[nb 9]: Tropical Cut-and-Sew Tank (Blue) NH Icon.png Tropical Cut-and-Sew Tank (Blue) & Tropical Turban (Red) NH Icon.png Tropical Turban (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 Unobtainable
    Paradise Planning Shirt Paradise Planning Shirt NH Icon.png Not for sale Unobtainable
    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 (Red) Sports Cap (Red) NH Icon.png  560 Bells  Able Sisters
    Sports Cap (White & Red) Sports Cap (White & 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. She cannot have her initial house interior unless she moves out of the player's island or the Happy Home Paradise DLC is purchased, in which either the player or Isabelle can reset the interior.

    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 10]

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Merengue
    Life is a piece of cake.

    Merengue's Happy Home Designer icon


    Example of Merengue's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Merengue
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    March 19 Pisces Normal shortcake
    Default clothing Chef's Outfit HHD Icon.png Chef's Outfit
    Default umbrella Candy Umbrella HHD Icon.png Candy Umbrella
    House request
    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
    Biography
    Description Merengue has always felt that she was born to bake. We're not sure where she got that idea.
    Preferred theme Hip
    Primary reward Paper
    Version added 1.1.5
    Date unlocked January 30, 2018
    How to invite Required Friendship Level: 7

    Soft-Serve Lamp
    Cookie Rug
    Sweets Table (Basic)
    Dessert Case
    Sweets Sofa

    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Chef's Outfit
    Sparkle Stone
    Level 9 Sparkle Stone
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Candy Machine
    Level 20 Merengue's Pic
    Sparkle Stone
    Level 25[nb 11] 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. Merengue's headwear during the Countdown can either be the New Year's Silk Hat or the New Year's Hat, each rotating every year. The hat's variation will vary depending on what variations Tom Nook is selling at his stand.
    8. If it is Merengue's birthday, her headwear will be replaced with the Birthday Hat (Blue variation).
    9. 9.00 9.01 9.02 9.03 9.04 9.05 9.06 9.07 9.08 9.09 9.10 9.11 Only in the Happy Home Paradise DLC
    10. Does not contain a stereo initially
    11. Repeats for level 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, and 65

    References[edit]

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