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Type of Cat villager Merry cat16
Artwork of Merry the Cat
Species Personality Gender
Cat Peppy Female
Birthday June 29th Cancer
Favorite saying "A smile increases your face value."
Catchphrase "mweee"
Clothing Daisy tee[nb 1]
Dreamy sweater (Pink)[nb 2]
Umbrella Yellow umbrella[nb 3]
Fairy-tale umbrella[nb 4]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 さっち[nb 5]
 유네찌[nb 8]
 莎莎[nb 6]
 莎莎[nb 7]
 Мерри[nb 9]
Phrase in other languages

Merry is a peppy cat villager in the Animal Crossing series. She first appeared in Doubutsu no Mori e+ and has appeared in all subsequent games except Animal Crossing: Wild World. Her name refers to her personality.

In New Horizons, Merry has the fashion hobby and may be seen wearing a pink purse with a white flower on it, as well as a specific headwear or accessory item.



Merry is a cream-colored cat with short, light brown hair. She has a small pink nose, pink blush, wide-open black eyes which are constantly facing up, and two eyelashes. The insides of her ears are purple, which gradually becomes more akin to lavender in the most inner section. Her mouth seems be in the shape of a smile at all times, even when she is angry or sad. Except in New Horizons, where she may not smile when she is briefly looking away or briefly looks at a nearby flower. She also has a slight double chin, something that is not shared with other villagers.


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

Merry is a peppy villager, meaning that she will be outgoing, somewhat competitive, and friendly towards the player and other villagers. She will get along with normal, lazy, jock, and other peppy villagers, but could annoy snooty and cranky villagers who will find her rude, especially if she criticizes them. She will partake in the regular hobbies including fishing, bug catching, clothing, and fossil hunting.

Villager information[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori e+, Merry can only move to the player's town if her e-Reader card is scanned. Her card was one of six starter cards bundled with the game, alongside Walker, Maggie, Rod, Angus, and Willow.

Species Personality Catchphrase
Cat Peppy にゃん
Default clothing Daisy Shirt PG Model.png Daisy Shirt
Default umbrella Yellow Umbrella PG Model.png Yellow Umbrella
Star sign Cancer Cancer
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Cute
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Refined
Live song gift DJ K.K.

In City Folk[edit]

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
June 29 Cancer Peppy mweee
Default clothing Daisy Shirt CF Model.png Daisy Shirt
Default umbrella Yellow Umbrella CF Model.png Yellow Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite clothing style Cute
Smallxmark.png Least favorite clothing style Refined
Favorite furniture styles Dignified and Trendy
Favorite furniture color
Favorite series Classic Series

In New Leaf[edit]

A smile increases your face value.



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
June 29 Cancer Peppy mweee
Default clothing Daisy Tee NL Model.png Daisy tee
Default umbrella Yellow Umbrella NL Model.png Yellow umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Cute
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Historical
Favorite color
Siblings Eldest of 2 kids
Skill Vaulting
Goal Figure skater
Halloween fear Werewolf Hood NL Model.png Werewolf hood
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blue Mountain
Amount of milk The regular amount
Amount of sugar Two spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

A smile increases your face value.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
June 29 Cancer Peppy (B) mweee
Default clothing Dreamy Sweater (Pink) NH Icon.png Dreamy sweater (Pink)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Dotted Raincoat (Turquoise) NH Icon.png Dotted raincoat (Turquoise) & Outdoor Hat (Orange) NH Icon.png outdoor hat (Orange)
  • During snow: Peacoat (Beige) NH Icon.png Peacoat (Beige) & Snowy Knit Cap (Pink) NH Icon.png snowy knit cap (Pink)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Blue) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Blue) & Terry-Cloth Nightcap (Pink) NH Icon.png terry-cloth nightcap (Pink)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (White) NH Icon.png Tank (White)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fashion hobby wearables: Ribbon (Pink) NH Icon.png Ribbon (Pink) & Round Tinted Shades (Dark Brown) NH Icon.png round tinted shades (Dark brown)
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black) & Straw Hat (Brown) NH Icon.png straw hat (Brown)
  • Bunny Day: Sky-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Sky-egg outfit  & Sky-Egg Shell NH Icon.png sky-egg shell
  • Halloween: Flashy Animal Costume (Purple) NH Icon.png Flashy animal costume (Purple) & Flashy Pointy-Ear Animal Hat (Purple) NH Icon.png flashy pointy-ear animal hat (Purple)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Cream) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Cream)
  • 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: Satin Dress (Pink) NH Icon.png Satin dress (Pink)[nb 10]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Satin Dress (Pink) NH Icon.png Satin dress (Pink) & Giant Ribbon (Pink) NH Icon.png giant ribbon (Pink)[nb 11]

  • Happy Home Paradise DLC exclusive clothing:
  • As a student for the school: School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png School uniform with necktie (Navy blue)
  • As the teacher for the school: 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: Café Uniform (Black) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Black)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: 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: Diner Apron (Pink) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Pink)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital: Nurse's Jacket (Pink) NH Icon.png Nurse's jacket (Pink)
  • As the doctor for the hospital: Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's coat (Red necktie)
  • As a patient for the hospital: PJ Outfit (Blue) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Blue)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop: Staff Uniform (Pink) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Pink)
  • While practicing hula: Pineapple Aloha Shirt (Pink) NH Icon.png Pineapple aloha shirt (Pink) & Hibiscus Hairpin (Pink) NH Icon.png hibiscus hairpin (Pink)
  • While floating in the ocean: Leaf-Print Wet Suit (Light Blue) NH Icon.png Leaf-print wet suit (Light blue) & Retro Shades (Red) NH Icon.png retro shades (Red)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: Tropical Cut-and-Sew Tank (Pink) NH Icon.png Tropical cut-and-sew tank (Pink), Tropical Turban (Purple) NH Icon.png tropical turban (Purple), & Neon Shades (Light Blue & Pink) NH Icon.png neon shades (Light blue & pink)
  • Default umbrella Fairy-Tale Umbrella NH Icon.png Fairy-tale umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Pink) NH Model.png  Pink
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Polka-Dot Print - Fabric 3) NH Model.png  Polka-dot print - Fabric 3
    Favorite style Cute
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Fashion
    Handheld items
    Bag Pink Bag NH Model.png Pink
    Book Fashion Book Interior NH Texture.png Fashion
    Food Chocolate donut Food NH Model.png Chocolate donut
    Drink Tea can or yellow mug Drink NH Model.png Tea can or yellow mug
    Popsicle Orange Popsicle NH Model.png Orange
    Ideal clothing for Merry – Pink / Aqua Cute 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
    Dotted raincoat (Light blue) Dotted Raincoat (Light Blue) NH Icon.png  1,600 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Dreamy sweater (Pink) Dreamy Sweater (Pink) NH Icon.png  1,440 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Fancy kimono (Aqua) Fancy Kimono (Aqua) NH Icon.png  5,200 Bells  Able Sisters
    House-print dress (White) House-Print Dress (White) NH Icon.png  1,600 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Kids' smock (Cherry blossom) Kids' Smock (Cherry Blossom) NH Icon.png  1,500 Bells  Able Sisters
    Mermaid fishy dress (Pink) Mermaid Fishy Dress (Pink) NH Icon.png Not for sale  Pascal
    Mermaid fishy dress (Light blue) Mermaid Fishy Dress (Light Blue) NH Icon.png Not for sale  Pascal
    Mermaid princess dress (Pink) Mermaid Princess Dress (Pink) NH Icon.png Not for sale  Pascal
    Mermaid princess dress (Light blue) Mermaid Princess Dress (Light Blue) NH Icon.png Not for sale  Pascal
    Star hairpin (Pink) Star Hairpin (Pink) NH Icon.png  350 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    More Pink Items
    More Aqua Items
    More Cute Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble I want my own studio where I model for an artist!
    Client's vision A Spot to Model Myself
    Required items Moving Painting
    Box-Shaped Seat
    Painting Set
    Favorite song  Chillwave
    Unlocked items
    Other items:


    In Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]

    In Doubutsu no Mori e+, Merry's house features the same furniture layout as Carrie and Clara's.

    In City Folk[edit]

    Interior of Merry's house in Animal Crossing: City Folk
     Hi-Fi Stereo  Jade Econo-Chair
     Green Table  Kitchen Sink
     Ruby Econo-Chair  Gold Econo-Chair
     Stove  Garbage Pail
    Wall:  Mod Wall
    Floor:  Birch Flooring
    Music: DJ K.K.

    In New Leaf[edit]

    In New Horizons[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if Merry 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 Block 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 Merry's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Merry's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #1
    Roof:  Pink striped roof
    Siding:  Simple white-brick trim
    Door:  Blue fancy door
    Wall:  Beaded-Curtain Wall
    Floor:  Orange Retro Flooring
    Music:  Neapolitan

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    A smile increases your face value.

    Merry's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Merry's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    June 29 Cancer Peppy mweee
    Default clothing Daisy Tee HHD Icon.png Daisy tee
    Umbrella Yellow Umbrella HHD Icon.png Yellow umbrella
    House request
    Thought bubble I want to practice painting and sketching for art class!
    Client's vision An artsy room for sketching.
    Required items Moving Painting
    Folding Chair
    Favorite song  I Love You
    Unlocked items
  •  Folding Chair
  •  Makeup Case
  •  Moving Painting
  •  I Love You
  •  Giant-Clam Shell
  •  Merry's Pic
  •  Fancy Frame
  • Interior:
  •  Ceramic Tile
  • Clothing:
  •  Daisy Tee
  •  Yellow Umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Merry's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Merry was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on March 24, 2018.[1]

    A smile increases your face value.


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    June 29 Cancer Peppy mweee
    Default clothing Daisy Tee
    Description Merry overflows with an energetic personality that makes others see her as the shining star of the town. And she's happy not to correct them.
    Preferred theme Cute
    Primary reward Wood
    Version added 1.3.0
    Date unlocked March 24, 2018
    How to invite Required friendship level: 3

    Painting Set
    Modern Wood Stool
    Sweets Table (Basic)

    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Daisy Tee
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 10 Crafting request:
    Washing Machine
    Level 20 Merry's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 12] Sparkle stones
    Related items for Merry
    Scrapbook Memory appearances
    Name Image Required?
    A Scenic Sakura Treat A Scenic Sakura Treat PC.png No
    Ursala's Dried-Flower Shop Ursala's Dried-Flower Shop PC.png No
    Welcome to Judyland Welcome to Judyland PC.png No

    Card profiles[edit]

    Doubutsu no Mori e+ e-Reader card[edit]

    Doubutsu no Mori Card-e+ 1-004 (Merry).png

    Card back

    Doubutsu no Mori Card-e+ 1-004 (Merry - Back).png

    #004 さっち (Satchi) - Series 1 (Promo)
    Gender: Female
    Clothes: フラワーなふく flower clothes
    Star sign: 蟹座 Cancer
    Favorite phrase: にゃん nyan ("meow")
    Profile: 異性のちょっとした仕草に、ドキッとすることってありますよね。でも「ちょっとした」ってとこがポイント。狙ってやると逆効果です。 There may be times when you get a thrill by a small gesture from the opposite sex. But "small" is the key. If you aim for it, it will have an opposite effect.
    Favorite saying: 目病み女に風邪引き男 A man with a cold to an eye-sick woman
    (A man who has a cold will be attractive to a woman who has an eye disease, and vice versa, because the man will find the woman's eyes attractive, and the woman will find the man's voice attractive)[2]

    amiibo card[edit]

    252 Merry amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #252 Merry - Series 3
    Star sign: Cancer
    Birthday: June 29
    Dice value: 6
    Hand sign: Rock



    • Merry appears on the album cover of "K.K. Soul."

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese さっち
    From the kanji 幸 (sachi), meaning happiness

    Korean 유네찌

    Simplified Chinese 莎莎
    Similar to Japanese name

    Russian Мерри
    From English name

    Dutch Merry Same as English name

    German Mischka Popular cat name

    European Spanish Susi -

    European French Suzy -

    Italian Katy Derived from English "cat"

    See also[edit]


    1. Prior to New Horizons, called "daisy shirt" in City Folk
    2. New Horizons
    3. Prior to New Horizons
    4. New Horizons
    5. Satchi
    6. Shāshā
    7. Shāshā
    8. Yunejji
    9. Merri
    10. Merry'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.
    11. If it is Merry's birthday, her headwear will be replaced with the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    12. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, and 65


    1. Bri Bri (March 24, 2018). "New Animals Are Here!". Japanese Nintendo. Retrieved October 27, 2020.