Phineas

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"Every adventure starts with a single step."
— Phineas, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Welcome amiibo
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Phineas fsl
Phineas NLa.png
Species Gender
Sea lion Male
Birthday June 20th Gemini
Role Balloons[nb 1]
Badges[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese パロンチーノ
Korean 파론티노
Italian Elio
German Helios

Simplified Chinese 博陆恩
French Hélium
Spanish Elio
Dutch Phineas

Traditional Chinese 博陸恩
Quebec French Hélium
Latin American Spanish Elio
Russian Финеас

Phineas is a sea lion 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 9 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 Café 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 card.

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.

Phineas SSB4 Trophy (Wii U).png #561 Phineas
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.
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Phineas SSB4 Trophy (Wii U).png #561 Phineas
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.
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Card profiles[edit]

amiibo card
#304 Phineas - Series 4
Star sign: Gemini
Birthday: June 20
Dice value: 3
Hand sign: Paper
304 Phineas amiibo card NA.png
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303 Katrina List of amiibo cards
#304 Phineas
305 Celeste
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese パロンチーノ
Paronchīno
Paloncino

Korean 파론티노
Parontino

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

Russian Финеас
Unknown

Dutch Phineas

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


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