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"Free as a bird."
— Orville, Animal Crossing: New Horizons
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Orville dod
Orville NH.png
Species Gender
Dodo Male
Birthday October 2nd Libra
Role Airport
Main appearances

Other appearances
Name in other languages

Orville is a dodo in Animal Crossing: New Horizons who works at the Airport as the ground crew. His and Wilbur's names are likely references to the Wright brothers, the inventors of the first successful airplane.


In New Horizons[edit]

On the first day after the player has landed and marked their new home at their island, he will tell the player that they are unable to fly anywhere or open gates until the following next day. Orville then allows the player to fly or open gates. The player will have to go through things before flying or opening the gate like in previous titles, they also have the option to have a Dodo Code to share with players locally, online with friends or worldwide if shared. Orville will also give the player a first time read about local and online play and warnings before proceeding. Resident players who first joined the island can have access to fly to other islands or open their gate. Orville also will allow players to visit Harv's Island or use a Nook Miles Ticket to visit Mystery Islands.

Orville also handles sending letters to residents and villagers on the island, the player's future self and friends, replacing Pete, Pelly, and Phyllis's roles respectively. The player must at least have their friend visited their island or the player travels to visit their friend's island in order to send letters to their registered friends via friend list. They can only send two letters to the same friend per day.

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Orville appears as spirit alongside Wilbur in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.



Orville & Wilbur

Category Support Spirit
Class Ace (★★★)
Slot cost 1 (⬢)
Ability Undamaged Attack & Speed ↑
Acquisition Battle via Spirit Board (during the event "Animal Crossing Spirits! Yes, Yes!"; available normally once obtained or since July 21, 2020)
Battle information
Enemy fighters
  • Orange Falco
  • White Falco
  • Type Grab
    Power 9,500
    Stage Pilotwings
    Rules Item: Cucco
  • The enemy has increased attack power
  • The enemy is easily distracted by items
  • Music Plaza / Title Theme - Animal Crossing: City Folk / Animal Crossing: Wild World

    Villager information[edit]

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Client's vision Vacation-Home Concept
    Unlocked items

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    404 Orville amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo card back.png

    #404 Orville - Series 5
    Star sign: Libra
    Birthday: October 2



    • When being invited via amiibo, in both American and European Spanish locales, Orville states that his name is "Rafa Rodríguez."
    • When visiting another island through a dream, Orville does not recognize the player.

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese モーリー
    From モーリシャスドードー Mōrishasu dōdō (Raphus cucullatus; literally "Mauritian dodo"), a member of the dodo family.

    Korean 모리
    From his Japanese name and 모리셔스 Morisyeoseu (Mauritius).

    Simplified Chinese
    Traditional Chinese
    莫里 / 莫里
    From his Japanese name and 莫里斯 Mòlǐsī (Maurice of Nassau, namesake of Mauritius and hence the dodo family).

    Russian Орвилл
    Transliteration of his English name.

    Dutch Orville Same as his English name.

    German Bodo Similar to dodo.

    European Spanish Rafa From Raphus cucullatus.

    European French Morris Similar to his Japanese name.

    Italian Dodobaldo From dodo and baldo (bold).