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"Mm...huh? Oh, it's just another customer... Hi. What's up?"
— Phyllis, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Phyllis pgb/plm
Artwork of Phyllis
Species Gender
Pelican Female
Birthday November 21st Scorpio
Favorite saying "Whenever you think about bugging me, just look at this photo instead."
Role Post office clerk (nighttime)[nb 1]
Town hall secretary (nighttime)[nb 2]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Name in other languages

Phyllis is the night clerk pelican of the post office (Doubutsu no Mori, Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing, Doubutsu no Mori e+, and Animal Crossing: New Leaf) or the town hall (Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk). Phyllis is the older sister of Pelly, who works during the day.



Phyllis is a purplish-pink pelican, unlike Pelly and Pete, who are white. Her tuft of hair's tip and wings/arms' fingers are white. Her beak and legs are yellow. Her beak's upper part is also her nose with brownish-orange linings and dark-purple insides. Her inner mouth is dark-purple. Her big round eyes have white sclera and black irises. Her small round cheeks are reddish-pink with dark-pink linings. She wears blue eyeshadow, bluish-black eyeliner, each three mascara strands sticking out of each eye, red lipstick, a dark reddish-purple dress with a light reddish-purple vest and big white puffy sleeves, and a large white ribbon.


When talking to the player, Phyllis will often mutter things under her breath, shown in gray subscript text in Bebebese, as she does not seem to enjoy having to work so late, unlike her younger sister Pelly. She has her own music for the town hall, starting as soon as her shift begins; it reflects her irritated mood and snappy conversation. In later games, her anger is toned down.


In Animal Crossing[edit]

Artwork from Animal Crossing.

In Animal Crossing, Phyllis can be found from 7 PM to 7 AM in the post office. She is the nighttime clerk. Just like her sister Pelly, the player can talk to her to send or save letters to other villagers. When the player is in other towns, the player can talk to her to send letters to villagers in that town. Unlike Pelly, she is rude to her customers, but doesn't have a very developed character.

In Wild World[edit]

Phyllis is the clerk of the town hall in Animal Crossing: Wild World, working from 10 PM to 10 AM. She takes care of the civic center and post office centers. She's still very rude, but villagers say that she is incredibly efficient at her work, despite her attitude. When asked about the environment, Phyllis gives more detailed answers than Pelly. Whereas Pelly will often tell the player to "add more green," Phyllis will specify whether the player needs to add trees or flowers. Some characters sometimes state that they see Phyllis crying in the plaza at night, which may have something to do with the complicated romance between her co-workers, Pete and Pelly.

Phyllis can sometimes be found in The Roost from 9 PM to 10 PM on any day except Saturday. She states that she likes her coffee "black," or with no milk or sugar. If players save 500,000,000 Bells, they receive Phyllis's Pic.

In order to accommodate more than one player with the introduction of the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, Phyllis and Pelly can both be found in the town hall when a visitor arrives - Phyllis heads the civic center.

According to a number of peppy villagers, Phyllis is very loving to her younger sister, Pelly. This can also be apparent to the player when she is spoken to in The Roost, as she will openly consider asking Pelly to take over her night shift, but then state that she "can't do that" to her, soon after, whilst bearing a remorseful expression.

In City Folk[edit]

Phyllis still works in the town hall in City Folk, performing much the same role as in the previous installment. As with Wild World, villagers often tell rumors that her co-worker Pete is in love with her. When the player sees him walking around town delivering his letters, he always talks about Phyllis and will begin to ask the player questions relating to Pelly and Phyllis, showing his preference for Phyllis. He even reveals that others comment that she is "frosty," "aloof," and has a "personality like sandpaper," despite his infatuation for her. Pete has been known to send mail to Phyllis, as revealed when cranky villagers talk of replacing a fellow villager's house nameplate to the name "Phyllis," only for their victim to be inundated with "creepy love letters."

She can be found in the The Roost in the museum the hour before her shift starts, 9 to 10 PM, where she will complain about her job when spoken to.

A further similarity with Wild World is Phyllis's job at the civic center; when the player connects to Wi-Fi and has visitors over.

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Phyllis once more works at the post office. As in the previous games, she works in the later hours of the day, from 10 PM to 7 AM, and she retains her cranky mood, but likely for the same reason as Mr. Resetti, her crankiness has been toned down from the previous games. Phyllis can be spotted in the Roost Café very late at night. Like her personality, she likes coffee that is very bitter. She takes no sugar in her coffee and will tell Brewster to give her two cups to-go so that she can bring some home to her sister. According to Phyllis, she used to make coffee and bring it to work every day before the café was built.

In New Horizons[edit]

Phyllis's poster in New Horizons.

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

In Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori[edit]

As in the games, Phyllis appears very rude and grumpy to those around her in 🎬 Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori, making various critical comments, such as "This is boring."

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
Sticker Drops +26 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]

    Whenever you think about bugging me, just look at this photo instead.


    Birthday Gender Species
    November 21 Scorpio Female Pelican
    Pic version added Welcome amiibo update
    Coffee preferences
    Type of beans Kilimanjaro
    Amount of milk None
    Amount of sugar None

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Whenever you think about bugging me, just look at this photo instead.

    Phyllis's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Phyllis's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Gender Species
    November 21 Scorpio Female Pelican
    Umbrella Elegant Umbrella HHD Icon.png Elegant umbrella
    House request
    Client's vision I'll leave it up to you!
    Favorite song  K.K. Waltz
    Unlocked items
  •  ABD
  •  K.K. Waltz
  •  Phyllis's pic
  •  Post-office poster
  • Clothing:
  •  Elegant umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Phyllis's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In New Horizons[edit]

    Whenever you think about bugging me, just look at this photo instead.


    Birthday Gender Species
    November 21 Scorpio Female Pelican
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Yellow) NH Model.png  Yellow
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Natural - Fabric 14) NH Model.png  Natural - Fabric 14
    Happy Home Paradise traits
    Umbrella Black Lace Umbrella NH Icon.png Black lace 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 3-120 (Phyllis).jpg

    Card back

    Animal Crossing-e 3-120 (Phyllis - Back).jpg

    #120 Phyllis - Series 3
    Gender: Female
    Sign: Scorpio
    Profile: Phyllis isn't as mean as she seems. Sure, she tends to get pretty snappy in the wee hours of the morning, but you really can't blame her. It must get pretty lonely manning the post office all night long.
    Password: 3%m7ianvo4vNJQ

    amiibo card[edit]

    205 Phyllis amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #205 Phyllis - Series 3
    Star sign: Scorpio
    Birthday: November 21
    Dice value: 6
    Hand sign: Scissors



    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese ぺりみ
    From ペリカン perikan (pelican) and み (one of the female name suffixes)

    Korean 펠리미

    Simplified Chinese 唐丽 (iQue)
    Táng lì

    Traditional Chinese 宋信美

    German Peggy Similar to Pelly, her sister

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

    European French Élisabec Pun on Elisabeth and "bec," meaning "beak"

    Italian Polly From pellicano, "pelican." There is a consonance with her sister's name.


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