Phineas

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"Every adventure starts with a single step."
— Phineas, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Welcome amiibo
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Phineas bln/fsl
Phineas NLWa.png
Species Gender
Fur seal Male
Birthday June 20th Gemini
Role Balloons[nb 1]
Badges[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 パロンチーノ
 파론티노
 Elio
 Helios
 博陆恩
 Hélium
 Elio
 Phineas
 博陸恩
 Hélium
 Elio
 Финеас

Phineas is a fur seal in the Animal Crossing series who appears in Animal Crossing: City Folk and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. In City Folk, he can be found in the city and gives the player unique handheld items, while in New Leaf, he give the player badges. Phineas is portrayed as a kind-hearted individual who likes to bring joy to good children.

Appearances[edit]

In City Folk[edit]

Phineas in City Folk.

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Phineas appears at random in the city from 9 AM to 7 PM on sunny or cloudy days. If spoken to, he will give the player a handheld item; the player can receive one item per day. While Phineas is present in the city, an extra baseline track plays alongside the standard background music.

Phineas can give the player the following items in City Folk:

  • Blue Balloon
  • Cyan Balloon
  • Green Balloon
  • Indigo Balloon
  • Orange Balloon
  • Pink Balloon
  • Red Balloon
  • Yellow Balloon
  • Bunny B. Balloon
  • Bunny C. Balloon
  • Bunny G. Balloon
  • Bunny I. Balloon
  • Bunny O. Balloon
  • Bunny P. Balloon
  • Bunny R. Balloon
  • Bunny Y. Balloon
  • Blue Pinwheel
  • Cyan Pinwheel
  • Green Pinwheel
  • Indigo Pinwheel
  • Orange Pinwheel
  • Indigo Pinwheel
  • Pink Pinwheel
  • Red Pinwheel
  • Yellow Pinwheel
  • Bubble Wand

In New Leaf[edit]

Phineas introducing himself to the player in New Leaf.

Phineas returns in Animal Crossing: New Leaf as a scout leader. He gives badges to "good boys and girls," appearing in the player's town from 6 AM to 12 AM on clear or mostly sunny days if they have met the requirement for a badge.

Phineas can also appear at The Roost when the player is partaking in a part-time job, and his preferred order is Kilimanjaro beans, lots of milk, and three spoonfuls of sugar.

In New Horizons[edit]

Phineas's Poster in New Horizons.

Although Phineas does not appear in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Phineas's Poster can be obtained from Nook Shopping after attempting to invite him to Photopia via his amiibo.

In amiibo Festival[edit]

Phineas appears as a visitor in the Board Game mode of Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival. If a player lands on a special-event space while he is visiting, he spins a roulette to see who wins a prize; each player has a section on the roulette, with the player who landed on the special-event space having a larger section. The player it lands on receives 2,000 to 3,000 Bells. There is also a rainbow-colored section on the roulette; if it lands on it, all players receive 5 Happy Points and 1,000 Bells.

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Phineas appears as a spectator in the Town and City stage and as a collectible trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

#561

Phineas

Phineas

Description NTSC-U: Phineas can sometimes be found by the fountain in the big city, usually on sunny days. He's a prize man who has fun things for everyone: round balloons, bunny balloons, spinning pinwheels, and bubble wands. So many great things! What does he ask for in return? Just a smile is all.

PAL: On sunny days near the fountain in the big city, you'll sometimes find a friendly fur seal called Phineas. He's also known as the prize man, and he's got fun things for everyone! He's got round balloons, bunny balloons, spinning pinwheels and bubble wands. How much, you ask? Why, all he wants in return is your smile.
Acquisition Random


Villager information[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
Phineas
Thought bubble:
Client's vision: I'll leave it up to you!
Required items: None
Favorite song:  K.K. Jazz
Favorite saying: Every adventure starts with a single step.
Phineas's Happy Home Designer icon
Unlocked items
Furniture:
 K.K. Jazz    Phineas's Pic  
Clothing:
 Explorer Tee    Explorer Pants  
Starting house: House of Phineas HHD Exterior.png
Happy Home Designer client information
Phineas
Thought bubble:
Client's vision: I'll leave it up to you!
Required items: None
Favorite song: K.K. Jazz (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png K.K. Jazz
Favorite saying: Every adventure starts with a single step.
Phineas's Happy Home Designer icon
Unlocked items
Furniture:
K.K. Jazz HHD Icon.png K.K. Jazz   Phineas's Pic HHD Icon.png Phineas's Pic  
Clothing:
Explorer Tee HHD Icon.png Explorer Tee   Explorer Pants HHD Icon.png Explorer Pants  
Starting house: House of Phineas HHD Exterior.png

Card profiles[edit]

amiibo card[edit]

304 Phineas amiibo card NA.png

Card back

Amiibo card back.png

#304 Phineas - Series 4
Star sign: Gemini
Birthday: June 20
Dice value: 3
Hand sign: Paper

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Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

A NookPhone with Phineas's placeholder fabric pattern.
  • Some cranky villagers believe that K.K. Slider's day job consists of being Phineas.[citation needed]
  • In Animal Crossing: City Folk, although Phineas will usually leave the city plaza at night, he can be forced to stay if the player waits in his vicinity without reloading the area. If this is done, his music cart will play along with the versions of the city music for the other times of day, which usually cannot be heard.[1]
  • In Happy Home Designer, when Phineas is at home he can sometimes be seen in his outfit from City Folk from when he sold balloons.
  • Although Phineas is physically absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, placeholder data for his NookPhone exists and uses the "FtrCmnFabricGiraffe00" fabric pattern, which is a brown giraffe skin design.[2]

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese パロンチーノ
Paronchīno
Palloncino – Italian word for balloon

Korean 파론티노
Parontino
same as Japanese name

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
博陆恩 / 博陸恩
Bó Lùēn
From "balloon"

Russian Финеас
Fineas
Same as English name

Dutch Phineas Same as English name

German Helios From Helios, the god of the sun in Greek mythology, or from ἥλιος hēlios, Ancient Greek for "sun."

European Spanish Elio From Helios, the god of sun in Greek mythology, or from Helium, a chemical element, or from ἥλιος hēlios, Ancient Greek for "sun."

European French Hélium Helium is one of the gases used to fill balloons.

Italian Elio From elio, "helium," one of the gases used to fill balloons.

Notes[edit]

  1. In City Folk only
  2. In New Leaf only

References[edit]