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"Yaaaaaawn... I was up late last night thinking about Phyllis. Why do I always do this to myself?"
— Pete, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Artwork of Pete
Species Gender
Pelican Male
Birthday March 8th Pisces
Favorite saying "If we can't speak to each other, let's at least write."
Role Mail delivery
Main appearances

Other appearances
Name in other languages

Pete is a pelican who delivers mail in all of the Animal Crossing games prior to Animal Crossing: New Horizons.



Artwork from Doubutsu no Mori.

Pete is a white pelican, just like Pelly, another pelican. His eyes are black and oval-shaped. His beak and legs are orange. His beak's upper part is also his nose with brownish-pink linings and dark-purple insides. His inner mouth is orangish-brown. His mailman/postman uniform is mostly green, and he carries a dark-blue bag, which he stores letters inside, with him. His bag also has a yellow/orange buckle, red decoration strings, and a yellow button.


As a mailman/postman, Pete does his job seriously and politely.


In Animal Crossing[edit]

Artwork from Animal Crossing.
"Ah, yes. I've heard there are rumors about me and Pelly. And I really don't appreciate any of it. Pelly is nice, and she makes me very nice lunches... do I put this...she's too much of a child. I'm interested in a more mature relationship."
— Pete talking about his relationship with Pelly, Animal Crossing

In Animal Crossing, Pete takes the mail after the player has sent Pelly or Phyllis five letters. He flies down towards the player's house at 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM to deliver mail and lands by the bulletin board. He will walk to each letterbox and place mail inside of each one, unless disturbed by the player, whom he will talk to. Once the mail has been delivered, he will take off and fly away within two acres. His love for Phyllis is often talked about among the villagers.

Unlike in later games, Pete's voice in this game is deep, similar to a cranky villager's voice.

In Wild World[edit]

Artwork from Animal Crossing: Wild World.
"I'm in the middle of my deliveries, and I'm in a hurry! If I'm even a little late, a certain someone gets upset. But I won't tell you who!"
— Pete, Animal Crossing: Wild World

Pete continues to be the mail carrier in Animal Crossing: Wild World, but with a slightly different role. In the game, he cannot be seen delivering the mail, but can be seen flying above the town where he can be shot down with a Slingshot at exactly 9:00 AM or 5:00 PM on random weekdays, and he will not be aware who shot him down. He will not appear during rain. He can be found near the player, laying face down. Pete will proceed to get up once talked to. Once he is shot, the player will not be able to move until he falls on the ground.

His relationship with Pelly is complicated in comparison to other games. Pelly really likes Pete, but she does not think he likes her in return. In fact, Pete actually has a crush on Pelly's sister Phyllis, who in return hates him. Unlike in the first Animal Crossing, he has a higher pitched voice.

In City Folk[edit]

Artwork from Animal Crossing: City Folk.
"What? I'm a mail carrier! Don't ask me if I carry babies. We ask the storks to do that."
— Pete, Animal Crossing: City Folk

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Pete appears walking around town from 9:00 AM to 9:30 AM or 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM. He will appear on any weekday in which another special visitor is not in town, and Gulliver's UFO is not due to fly over. He also appears when Nintendo sends DLC to a player. However, he randomly appears in the town, rather than flies in. He will only talk once to the player, when spoken to. Afterward, he only says that he has to get to work.

It is clear that Pete does not have feelings for Pelly in City Folk, but seems to be interested in her sister, Phyllis because she is more mature than her younger and nicer sister. When talking to him he blushes while mentioning that Phyllis' perfume smells "exotic," and giggles when he mentions that she said "good night" to him.

When he is in town, some villagers will start rumors about Pete and other villagers, some even suggesting they are in a relationship with him. If you listen to some of their conversations, snooty and cranky villagers will say how they have changed the name plates on other snooty and cranky villagers' homes to "Phyllis' House," usually involving this with other arguments, like giving other villagers fleas for revenge. In conversations between normal and snooty villagers, snooty villagers may say to address their mail to the "most beautiful girl in town," to which the normal villager will say that the last time they did that, Pete delivered the letter to Phyllis. Booker will not know when Pete is in town because Pete flies into town, rather than goes through the checkpoint.

In New Leaf[edit]

Artwork from Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

Pete retains the same role in Animal Crossing: New Leaf as in Animal Crossing: City Folk; he can be seen walking around town at mail delivery times and delivering certain DLC, although some DLC in Animal Crossing: New Leaf must be claimed at the post office instead. He can let the player know if they or another player in town has a full mailbox, however.

In New Horizons[edit]

Pete's poster in New Horizons.

Pete's poster can be obtained from Nook Shopping after inviting him to Photopia via his amiibo. Pete was added to the actual game in 2.0 Free Update, where he can be invited to The Roost via amiibo. If Phyllis is invited, she will bring Pelly, and Pete will sit at the counter trying not to be seen by them.

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Pete in Pete's Parcel Service in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp.
"I can deliver whatever you need delivered! Just select a request."
— Pete, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Pete appears in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp as the host of Pete's Parcel Service, a delivery service that allows players to deliver requests to various villagers without speaking to them directly. However, Pete cannot deliver items to villagers that the player has not spoken to at least once.

In Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori[edit]

Pete delivering Margie's letter to Ai in Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori.

Pete makes a minor appearance in 🎬 Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori. He delivers Margie's goodbye letter to Ai. He also makes a brief appearance during the Fireworks Festival, buying cotton candy from one of the Nooklings.

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Pete appears as a collectible sticker.



Effect Fighters
[Arm] [Leg] Attack +2 All fighters

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

Pete appears as a collectible trophy.




Description NTSC-U: Delivering the mail keeps Pete very busy. He takes great pride in his work, and he sometimes looks like he's in need of sleep. That isn't because he's working too hard—thinking about his crush on Phyllis keeps him up all night! He doesn't let that stop him from getting to work early, though.

PAL: You might bump into Pete every now and then while he's out delivering post. He takes pride in his work and gets up bright and early every day. Sadly, he's got a terrible illness that keeps him up at night. Yep...he's incurably lovesick. Poor Pete just can't stop thinking about Phyllis from the post office!
Acquisition Random

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]




Category Class Slot cost
Support Spirit Ace (★★★) 2 (⬢⬢)
Ability Strong-Wind Immunity
Acquisition Summon with cores from Cucco, Postman, and any Support core

Villager information[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

If we can't speak to each other, let's at least write.

Pete's Happy Home Designer icon

Example of Pete's Happy Home Designer house
Official example
Birthday Gender Species
March 8 Pisces Male Pelican
Umbrella Gelato Umbrella HHD Icon.png Gelato umbrella
House request
Client's vision I'll leave it up to you!
Favorite song  To the Edge
Unlocked items
  •  To the Edge
  •  Pelly's pic
  •  Phyllis's pic
  •  Pete's pic
  • Clothing:
  •  Mailman's hat
  •  Gelato umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Pete's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In New Horizons[edit]

    If we can't speak to each other, let's at least write.


    Birthday Gender Species
    March 8 Pisces Male Pelican
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Green) NH Model.png  Green
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Checkered 2 - Fabric 7) NH Model.png  Checkered 2 - Fabric 7
    Happy Home Paradise traits
    Umbrella Raindrop Umbrella NH Icon.png Raindrop 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]

    Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

    Animal Crossing-e 4-199 (Pete).jpg

    Card back

    Animal Crossing-e 4-199 (Pete - Back).jpg

    #199 Pete - Series 4
    Gender: Male
    Sign: Pisces
    Profile: Ever wonder where Pete stores your letters? In his beak, maybe? Ew, no! That wouldn't be professional! He's got a bag where he can keep stuff slobber free. But what does he do when his mail bag is full? Uh oh... Dare we ask?
    Password: s2CX6wGxXpF8AV

    amiibo card[edit]

    206 Pete amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #206 Pete - Series 3
    Star sign: Pisces
    Birthday: March 8
    Dice value: 5
    Hand sign: Rock



    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese ぺりお
    From ペリカン perikan (pelican) and お (male name suffix)

    Korean 펠리오

    Simplified Chinese 唐強 (iQue)
    Táng qiáng

    Simplified Chinese 程信雄
    Chéng Xìnxióng
    From 誠信 chéngxìn (integrity), 雄 xióng (male), and 信 (letter)

    Traditional Chinese 程信雄

    Russian Пит
    Transcription of Russian name

    Dutch Pete Same as English name

    German Peter Similar to Pete

    European Spanish Carturo Portmanteau of carta, meaning "letter," and the name Arturo

    European French Antoine French for the name Anthony

    Italian Tino From postino, mailman