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"Time to SHINE!"
— Pavé, Animal Crossing: City Folk
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Pavé pck
Artwork of Pavé
Species Gender
Peacock Male
Birthday March 3rd Pisces
Favorite saying "There is no right or wrong. There is only Pavé."
Role Festivale
Main appearances

Other appearances
Name in other languages

Pavé is a peacock in the Animal Crossing series who first appeared in Animal Crossing: City Folk. He appears as the holiday character corresponding with Festivale.

Pavé's name may originate from the Yiddish word for "peacock," "pave."[1] It may also be from the word "paw" (pronounced "pav"), which is Polish for "peacock" and another Polish word "pavané," which is a traditional dance. It may also originate from Pavo, the bird genus which contains the Indian peafowl and green peafowl. Additionally, it may originate from the pavé method of jewelry making, where many small gemstones are set closely together on an object's surface, a reference to the character's outfit. Alternatively, Pavé could have been named after the Brazilian dessert of the same name.



Pavé is a turquoise peacock with multi-colored tailfeathers. His wings, which are his arms, have bluish-green hands, and he also has a pink beak with his nose on his beak's upper part. His nose's linings are dark-pink, while its insides are bluish-purple. His big round half-closed eyes have white rims, black pupils, upper eyelids with pink makeup, and black eyeliner. His face's center has some rainbow facepaint, which has little white linings, on its left and right sides, reaching to his beak's upper part. He wears a rainbow choker with grayish-white linings and a pair of black dancing shoes with white circles with little dark bluish-green linings. His headwear, tank top, and pants are beigish-white with rainbow dots, which have little white linings, around them.


Pavé is energetic, likes dancing, and refers to himself in the third person. He loves Festivale so much, explaining why he always hosts the event on February and/or March.


In City Folk[edit]

Artwork of Pavé from Animal Crossing: City Folk.

Pavé first appears in Animal Crossing: City Folk as the host of Festivale, demanding a specific type of candy from the player. Candy is won during the events of Festivale and can be supplied to Pavé, which results in Pavé giving the player furniture from the Pavé Series.

Each color of candy represents a type of feeling/mentality. These are described below:

  • Green candy - Calm/relax. Pavé announces he is hyper (possibly after eating blue candy) and asks for green candy to calm down. "Relaxing, like a stroll in park! The green kind!"
  • Blue candy - Refreshing. Pavé says he is getting tired. "Refreshing, like cold wind! The blue kind!"
  • Red candy - Explosive. Pavé demands something juicy. "The red kind, like a strawberry explosion!"
  • Yellow candy - Zesty. Pavé announces that he has run out of "zest" in his dance, "Puckery, like lemonade! The yellow kind!"

In New Leaf[edit]

Artwork of Pavé from Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Pavé returns in Animal Crossing: New Leaf once again during Festivale. In this game, Pavé requests feathers rather than candy from the player. These feathers come in different colors; white, pink, red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and rainbow. He will only take the feathers if the player gives him three of the same color; however, a single rainbow feather, despite not being very rare, will work instead of three of the requested color. The feathers are found floating around the player's town, and are caught with a net. Like previous games, he will dance and reward the player with furniture if given feathers, and will dance more vigorously if given a rainbow one.

When the player asks Isabelle to read the town's citizen satisfaction, she may read a quote by Pavé if the town has a perfect rating: "Woohoo! What a glorious town! Pavé wants to just sprawl out right here and caress the ground... Viva <town>!"

In New Horizons[edit]

Pavé during Festivale in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

While initially absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Pavé was added in the 1.7.0 Free Update, where he returns as the host of Festivale.[2] Like in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, he gives the player furniture from the Festivale Series in exchange for three feathers of a specific color.

Pavé's poster can be obtained from Nook Shopping after inviting him to Photopia via his amiibo.

Prior to its removal in version 2.0, when the player scans Pavé's amiibo card and tries to invite him, he will say:

Ahahaha! You are Player. What do you want with Pavé?
Oh! Pavé is invited to your campsite? It is very unfortunate for you, but Pavé cannot go.
The dance, it calls Pavé to all corners of the globe. And Pavé heeds the call. Pavé must DANCE!
Still, do not cry. Instead, strengthen your hips! When Festivale comes again, Pavé calls on YOU to dance!

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Artwork of Pavé from Pocket Camp.

Pavé makes a minor appearance in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp as part of the Pavé's dance stage item. If this item is crafted, Pavé may appear at the player's campsite. Pavé also appears as the host of the "Viva Festivale with Pavé" garden event.

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Pavé appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.




Description NTSC-U: Pavé is the Festivale Dancer Extraordinaire! In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, he'll beg—no, DEMAND—you fetch some of those lovely feathers floating around town. If you take him three feathers of the same color, you'll be rewarded with furniture and a dance!

PAL: It's Festivale Dancer Extrodinaire, Pavé! In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, he'll beg—or rather, ORDER—you to fetch him some of those lovely feathers floating around town. In exchange for three of the same color, he'll treat you to a live performance and give you a piece of furniture.
Acquisition Random

Villager information[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

There is no right or wrong. There is only Pavé.


Birthday Gender Species
March 3 Pisces Male Peacock
Pic version added Welcome amiibo update
Coffee preferences
Pavé does not order coffee at The Roost.

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

There is no right or wrong. There is only Pavé.

Pavé's Happy Home Designer icon

Example of Pavé's Happy Home Designer house
Official example
Birthday Gender Species
March 3 Pisces Male Peacock
Umbrella Modern Umbrella HHD Icon.png Modern umbrella
House request
Client's vision I'll leave it up to you!
Favorite song  K.K. Samba
Unlocked items
  •  K.K. Samba
  •  Pavé's pic
  • Clothing:
  •  Festivale tank
  •  Festivale accessory
  •  Modern umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Pavé's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    RV in Welcome amiibo[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo, the berliner in Pavé's RV is a reference to his Japanese name, Berlina (ベルリーナ), which is nearly identical to the Japanese word for berliner (ベルリーナー).

    Exterior of Pavé's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Interior of Pavé's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Description: When he's camping, Pavé can finally drop the act and relax completely. Just kidding—he's even more Pavé than ever. Viva Festivale!
    Wall:  Pavé Wall
    Floor:  Pavé Floor
    Music: K.K. Samba NL Texture.png K.K. Samba

    Pavé's "Order furniture" list in Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo

    In New Horizons[edit]

    There is no right or wrong. There is only Pavé.


    Birthday Gender Species
    March 3 Pisces Male Peacock
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (White) NH Model.png  White
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Striped - Fabric 10) NH Model.png  Striped - Fabric 10
    Happy Home Paradise traits
    Umbrella Rainbow Umbrella NH Icon.png Rainbow umbrella
    Hobby Music
    Book Music Book NH Icon.png Music

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Client's vision Vacation-Home Concept
    Unlocked items

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    313 Pavé amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #313 Pavé - Series 4
    Star sign: Pisces
    Birthday: March 3
    Dice value: 1
    Hand sign: Paper



    • All of the colors of feathers that appear in Animal Crossing: New Leaf are present on Pavé's feathers.
    • Pavé appears on the album cover of "K.K. Samba."
    • Pavé shares his birthday with Bonbon.

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese ベルリーナ
    Berliner, or from バレリーナ barerīna (ballerina).

    Korean 베르리나
    Same as the Japanese name.

    Simplified Chinese 阿欢
    Ā Huān
    From 狂歡節/狂欢节 kuánghuān jié (carnival).

    Traditional Chinese 阿歡

    Russian Паве
    Transliteration of Pavé.

    Dutch Pavé Same as the English name.

    German Pavo From the genus name of peacock.

    European Spanish Conga A dance style.

    European French Roberto -

    Italian Pavão Portuguese for peacock.


    1. Re-Tail sell price; if item can be sold at Timmy and Tommy's store, it is 80% of the sell price; if item can be sold to Leila at Tortimer Island, it is 5% of the sell price.