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"Welcome to the <town name> post office! What can I help you with today?"
— Pelly, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Artwork of Pelly
Species Gender
Pelican Female
Birthday March 19th Pisces
Favorite saying "Always remember the Boondoxians."
Role Post office clerk (daytime)[nb 1]
Town hall secretary (daytime)[nb 2]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Name in other languages

Pelly is a pelican in the Animal Crossing series who works at the post office and town hall. Her name likely derives from her species. She works during the day, while her sister, Phyllis, works at night. In Animal Crossing and Animal Crossing: New Leaf, she works at the post office, while in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk, she works at the town hall and also announces events.



Artwork from Doubutsu no Mori.

Pelly is a white pelican, just like Pete, another pelican. She has a large tuft of hair with four leaf-shaped hair strands. Her oval-shaped eyes are black with each one eyelash sticking out of each eye. Her beak and legs are orange. Her beak's upper part is also her nose with brownish-pink linings and dark-purple insides. Her round cheeks are pink with light-pink linings. Her inner mouth is dark-purple. She wears a purple dress with a reddish-pink vest and big white puffy sleeves, and a large white ribbon.


Unlike her sister, Phyllis, Pelly is cheerful and appears to enjoy her work.


In Animal Crossing[edit]

Artwork from Animal Crossing.

Pelly can be found from 7 AM to 7 PM in the post office in Animal Crossing. She is the daytime clerk. The player can talk to her to send and save letters to other villagers. In other towns, the player can talk to her to send letters to villagers in that town. She is in love with Pete but is too shy to mention it to him. Unlike her sister Phyllis, Pelly is always kind to the player.

In Wild World[edit]

Pelly has the same role in Animal Crossing: Wild World as she did in Animal Crossing, where she will send and save letters for the player, except she now works from 10 AM to 10 PM. She now lets the player edit the Town Tune. Pelly has a secret crush on Pete, the mail worker. She will sometimes sigh about Pete, and she may tell the player her story. She writes on the town bulletin board about happenings, birthdays, and her own anonymous thoughts. She can be found enjoying coffee in The Roost an hour before her shift on random days. The player can get Pelly upset; after the player shoots Pete from the sky and becomes friends with him, Pelly will give the player a "talk."

Pelly's Pic can be obtained after the player saves 100,000,000 Bells in the bank account. The picture quote is "Always remember the Boondoxians." Pelly has an ongoing job to better the Boondoxians, poor, inept villagers in a town.

In City Folk[edit]

Pelly still works the same shift at the town hall in Animal Crossing: City Folk. However, she can now fix problems for the player, such as the chance the player is locked out of their own house or if there is a problem with the player's villagers' clothes or catchphrases. She does not handle banking anymore, as that is now part of the ABD (Automatic Bell Dispenser). Her writing on the bulletin board remains, and she still has a crush on Pete.

Pelly can be seen in the Roost sometimes before her shift in the town hall. She can be found from 6:00 AM to 6:59 AM, waiting for her shift. Pelly will often say that Phyllis is not as mean as she looks.

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Pelly once again works at the post office, which is now located on Main Street, separate from the town hall. As in the previous games, she works in the early hours of the day, and she retains her cheery mood. However, unlike past entries in the series, she no longer announces special events and daybreak, giving the task to Isabelle instead.

In New Horizons[edit]

Pelly's poster in New Horizons.

Pelly was added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in the 2.0 Free Update. Although Pelly does not have a specific role in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the player can invite her for coffee at The Roost via her amiibo. Pelly's poster can be obtained from Nook Shopping after inviting her to Photopia via her amiibo.

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Pelly appears in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp as the host of the garden event Pelly's Flight of Passion, in which the player must plant Bleeding Hearts in order to attract heartbeetles. If the player catches a certain amount, Pelly will reward them with gifts.

In Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori[edit]

Pelly appears in 🎬 Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori, where she serves as a supporting character. She helped Ai when she first came to Animal Village. She can also be seen stopping Tortimer from surfing in the summer and looking at Gulliver's crashed U.F.O. behind a tree with Phyllis.

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]



Pelly & Phyllis

Description Sisters who work at the town hall, which is open 24 hours a day. The younger Pelly is at the window from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., while Phyllis has the night shift. Pelly's cheerful and polite manner makes her the model of good customer service. Phyllis, however, is snooty and treats everyone with impatience and disdain. That said, she's very efficient at her job.
Acquisition Random


Effect Fighters
Shield Resistance +14 All fighters

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]



Phyllis & Pelly

Description NTSC-U: The pelican sisters work at the Post Office. Phyllis has a pink color to her, and she handles the night shifts. Pelly is white and works during the day. Pelly has a crush on Pete the delivery boy, but Pete has feelings for Phyllis. Awkward! They won't let it distract them from their job(s), though.

PAL: The pelican sisters both work at the Post Office. Phyllis (the one with all the make-up on) handles the night shifts, and Pelly takes care of things during the day. Pelly fancies the delivery boy, Pete, but he actually has feelings for Phyllis. Awkwaaarrrd! At least they never let the drama distract them from doing their job(s)!
Acquisition Random

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]



Phyllis & Pelly

Category Class Slot cost
Support Spirit Advanced (★★) 1 (⬢)
Ability Back Shield Equipped
  • Summon with cores from Mio & Mayu Amakura and Pitch
  • Battle via Spirit Board (unlocked after obtaining spirit once)
  • Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G (unlocked after obtaining spirit once)
  • Battle information
    Enemy fighters
  • Red Pit
  • White Dark Pit
  • Type Neutral
    Power 3,600
    Stage Town and City
  • Item Tidal Wave
  • Uncontrollable Speed
  • Conditions
  • All fighters move faster and can't stop quickly after a little while
  • Certain items will appear in large numbers after a little while
  • The enemy is easily distracted by items
  • Music Town Hall and Tom Nook's Store - Animal Crossing: Wild World

    Villager information[edit]

    In New Leaf[edit]

    Always remember the Boondoxians.


    Birthday Gender Species
    March 19 Pisces Female Pelican
    Pic version added Welcome amiibo update
    Coffee preferences
    Type of beans Blend
    Amount of milk A little bit
    Amount of sugar One spoonful

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Always remember the Boondoxians.

    Pelly's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Pelly's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Gender Species
    March 19 Pisces Female Pelican
    Umbrella Lacy Parasol HHD Icon.png Lacy parasol
    House request
    Client's vision I'll leave it up to you!
    Favorite song  K.K. Love Song
    Unlocked items
  •  Letter set
  •  Piggy bank
  •  K.K. Love Song
  •  Pelly's pic
  • Clothing:
  •  Lacy parasol
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Pelly's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In New Horizons[edit]

    Always remember the Boondoxians.


    Birthday Gender Species
    March 19 Pisces Female Pelican
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Pink) NH Model.png  Pink
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Polka-Dot Print - Fabric 5) NH Model.png  Polka-dot print - Fabric 5
    Happy Home Paradise traits
    Umbrella Pink Shiny-Bows Parasol NH Icon.png Pink shiny-bows parasol
    Hobby Fashion
    Book Fashion Book NH Icon.png Fashion

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Client's vision Vacation-Home Concept
    Unlocked items

    Card profiles[edit]

    Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

    Animal Crossing-e 2-062 (Pelly).jpg

    Card back

    Animal Crossing-e 2-062 (Pelly - Back).jpg

    #062 Pelly - Series 2
    Gender: Female
    Sign: Pisces
    Profile: All Pelly really wants out of life is a nice, happy home. She pictures a small but comfortable house, plenty of flower beds where she can plant lovely blooms, and a husband who makes, oh, say, 80 million bells [sic] a year.
    Password: qTNiSbugj7rZyA

    amiibo card[edit]

    204 Pelly amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #204 Pelly - Series 3
    Star sign: Pisces
    Birthday: March 19
    Dice value: 5
    Hand sign: Rock



    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese ぺりこ
    From ペリカン perikan (pelican) and こ (female name suffix)

    Korean 펠리

    Simplified Chinese 唐美 (iQue)
    Táng měi
    From 塘鵝 (gannet)

    Traditional Chinese 宋信子

    German Pelly From pelican

    European Spanish Sol Meaning Sun (referring to the time of the day when she works, just like her sister Estrella, meaning Star)

    European French Opélie Comes from the name Ophélie, -pélie is pronounced the same as Pelly. Péli(e) comes from the word Pélican.

    Italian Pelly From pelican


    1. In Animal Crossing and New Leaf
    2. In Wild World and City Folk