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"Hey hey hey! Welcome to your one and only gateway to the skies, the <island name> Airport. How can I help you out today?"
— Orville, Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Artwork of Orville
Species Gender
Dodo Male
Birthday October 2nd Libra
Favorite saying "Free as a bird."
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.



Like Wilbur, Orville is a dodo with blue feathers, a yellow face, slightly oval-shaped white eyes with black irises, a large beak with a large brown upper tip and a brown lower lip, a nose being a part of his beak's upper part, a brown inner-mouth with a light-brown tongue, white fingers, a tail with three white and bluish-cyan feathers, and yellow feet with stripes (colors being orange and brownish-orange) and dark-brown nails.


Like Wilbur, Orville wears a pilot's uniform, which consists of a white shirt, a red tie, and a black belt with a small pouch. He also wears a black headset.


Like Wilbur, Orville is a hard-working flight worker.


In New Horizons[edit]

Orville explaining to the player that Dodo Airlines is not opened yet in New Horizons.

On the first day after the player has landed and marked their new home at their island, Orville will tell the player that they are unable to fly anywhere or open gates until the following next day. He 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. He 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. He 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 Class Slot cost
Support Spirit Ace (★★★) 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 New Horizons[edit]

    Free as a bird.


    Birthday Gender Species
    October 2 Libra Male Dodo
    NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Black) NH Model.png  Black
    Happy Home Paradise traits
    Umbrella DAL Umbrella NH Icon.png DAL umbrella
    Hobby Fitness
    Book Fitness Book NH Icon.png Sports

    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.
    • Orville shares his birthday with Diva.

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

    Traditional Chinese 莫里

    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).