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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 character 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.

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 NH.png Orville & Wilbur
Support Spirit
Class: ★★★ (Ace)
Ability: Undamaged Attack & Speed ↑
  • Battle via Spirit Board (during the event "Animal Crossing Spirits! Yes, Yes!"; available normally once obtained or since July 21, 2020)
  • Gallery[edit]

    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"), one 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).