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Artwork of Rio the Ostrich
Species Personality Gender
Ostrich Peppy Female
Birthday September 10th Virgo
Favorite saying "Self-care? Best care."
Catchphrase "li'l chick"
Clothing Red scale shirt[nb 1]
Festivale tank[nb 2]
Zigzag-print dress (Orange)[nb 3]
Umbrella Dainty parasol[nb 4]
Kiwi umbrella[nb 5]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 デジャネイロ[nb 6]
 데자네[nb 9]
 勒内卢[nb 7]
 勒內盧[nb 8]
 Рио[nb 10]
Phrase in other languages
 bon bref
 bon bref

Rio is a peppy ostrich villager in the Animal Crossing series. She appears in Doubutsu no Mori, Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing, Doubutsu no Mori e+, and returns in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Her English name, along with her Japanese name, De Janeiro (デジャネイロ), is likely a reference to the Brazilian city, Rio de Janeiro. Her favorite songs, "K.K. Samba" and "K.K. Chorinho", are both based upon Brazilian genres of music. Her overall highly-decorated appearance, combined with her name, may be a reference to the dancers at the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro. This is supported by her Pocket Camp description, which states she reflexively dances to upbeat music.

In New Horizons, Rio has the music hobby and may sing anywhere without the need of a stereo.


Artwork of Rio from Animal Crossing.


Rio is a hot-red ostrich with a green torso. Her color scheme resembles a red-and-green macaw, an endemic bird widespread in the forests and woodlands of northern and central South America. She has an orange star on her cheek highly resembling Woolio's, and a tuft of brown hair on her forehead. She has a multicolored tail with red, orange, yellow, and blue colors. Her wings are mostly green but transition to blue and then to red at the tips. She wears purple eyeshadow.


Below is a brief description of the peppy personality. For more information, click here.

As a peppy villager, Rio will appear cheerful and friendly, and sometimes will reward others with gifts and compliments. To some villagers however, Rio can appear to be rude sometimes. She has a short attention span and may have the tendency to overreact about small things. She will be easy to befriend, taking comfort in those she talks to most. She may, however, feel insulted when talking to snooty or cranky villagers, who may gossip about her or disagree with her style. She may also find it difficult to talk with lazy villagers, but she gives out comfort to jocks, who are the male equivalent to the peppy villagers. She also gets along well with normal, big sister, and smug villagers.

Villager information[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

In Animal Crossing, Rio cannot be one of the starting villagers in the player's town.

Species Personality Catchphrase
Ostrich Peppy li'l chick
Default clothing Red Scale Shirt PG Model.png Red scale shirt
Default umbrella Dainty Parasol PG Model.png Dainty parasol
Doubutsu no Mori e+ traits
Star sign Virgo Virgo
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Gaudy
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Refined
Live song gift K.K. Samba

In New Horizons[edit]

Rio was added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in the 2.0 Free Update on November 4, 2021.

Self-care? Best care.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
September 10 Virgo Peppy (B) li'l chick
Default clothing Zigzag-Print Dress (Orange) NH Icon.png Zigzag-print dress (Orange)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Dotted Raincoat (Green) NH Icon.png Dotted raincoat (Green) & Outdoor Hat (Green) NH Icon.png outdoor hat (Green)
  • During snow: Peacoat (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png Peacoat (Navy blue) & Snowy Knit Cap (Orange) NH Icon.png snowy knit cap (Orange)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Green) & Terry-Cloth Nightcap (Orange) NH Icon.png terry-cloth nightcap (Orange)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png Tank (Navy blue)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Green) & Straw Hat (Brown) NH Icon.png straw hat (Brown)
  • Bunny Day: Wood-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Wood-egg outfit  & Wood-Egg Shell NH Icon.png wood-egg shell
  • Halloween: Mage's Dress (Orange) NH Icon.png Mage's dress (Orange) & Ribbon (Orange) NH Icon.png ribbon (Orange)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Brown) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Brown)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Orange) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Orange) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Satin Dress (Green) NH Icon.png Satin dress (Green)[nb 11]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Satin Dress (Green) NH Icon.png Satin dress (Green) & Giant Ribbon (Orange) NH Icon.png giant ribbon (Orange)[nb 12]

  • Happy Home Paradise DLC exclusive clothing:
  • As a student for the school: School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png School uniform with necktie (Navy blue)
  • As the teacher for the school: Checkered Sweater Vest (Light Brown) NH Icon.png Checkered sweater vest (Light brown) & Rimmed Glasses (Black) NH Icon.png rimmed glasses (Black)
  • As the cashier/employee for the restaurant: Café Uniform (Green) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Green)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: Chef's Outfit (Orange) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Orange) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Aquamarine) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Aquamarine)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital: Nurse's Jacket (Blue) NH Icon.png Nurse's jacket (Blue)
  • As the doctor for the hospital: Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's coat (Red necktie)
  • As a patient for the hospital: PJ Outfit (Green) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Green)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop: Staff Uniform (Yellow) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Yellow)
  • While practicing hula: Hula Top (Orange) NH Icon.png Hula top (Orange) & Vine Crown NH Icon.png vine crown
  • While floating in the ocean: Leaf-Print Wet Suit (Green) NH Icon.png Leaf-print wet suit (Green) & Round Tinted Shades (Brown) NH Icon.png round tinted shades (Brown)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: Paradise Planning Event Tee (Red) NH Icon.png Paradise Planning event tee (Red), Light-Up Flower Crown (Light Blue) NH Icon.png light-up flower crown (Light blue), & Neon Shades (Orange & Lime) NH Icon.png neon shades (Orange & lime)
  • Default umbrella Kiwi Umbrella NH Icon.png Kiwi umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Red) NH Model.png  Red
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Striped - Fabric 11) NH Model.png  Striped - Fabric 11
    Favorite styles Cool and Cute
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Music
    Handheld items
    Bag Paper Bag NH Model.png Paper
    Book Music Book Interior NH Texture.png Music
    Food Lollipop Food NH Model.png Lollipop
    Drink Soda can Drink NH Model.png Soda can
    Popsicle Ramune-soda Popsicle NH Model.png Ramune-soda
    Ideal clothing for Rio – Orange / Green Cool and Cute clothing
    Villagers prefer clothing that matches any one of their favorite colors or styles.
    For brevity, the following list only shows clothing that matches both favorite colors and one favorite style.
    Name Image Price Available from
    Cold-country dress (Green) Cold-Country Dress (Green) NH Icon.png  2,520 Bells  Able Sisters
    Conductor's cap (Green) Conductor's Cap (Green) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Conductor's jacket (Green) Conductor's Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png  1,960 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Flight jacket (Avocado) Flight Jacket (Avocado) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Flower sweater (Green) Flower Sweater (Green) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Neon shades (Orange & lime) Neon Shades (Orange & Lime) NH Icon.png  1,760 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Orange hat Orange Hat NH Icon.png Not for sale  Crafting
    Overall dress (Green) Overall Dress (Green) NH Icon.png  2,000 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Oversized-sweats dress (Orange) Oversized-Sweats Dress (Orange) NH Icon.png  1,500 Bells  Able Sisters
    Printed fleece sweater (Green) Printed Fleece Sweater (Green) NH Icon.png  1,260 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Star hairpin (Mint) Star Hairpin (Mint) NH Icon.png  350 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Stellar jumpsuit (Green) Stellar Jumpsuit (Green) NH Icon.png  1,600 Bells  Able Sisters
    More Orange Items
    More Green Items
    More Cool Items
    More Cute Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble Fitness every day! Anytime! That's what I want!
    Client's vision Workout Workshop
    Required items Treadmill
    Exercise Bike
    Yoga Mat
    Favorite song  K.K. Samba
    Unlocked items
  •  Cool Chair
  •  Metal-and-Wood Chair
  •  Cool Sofa
  •  Cool Side Table
  •  Metal-and-Wood Table
  •  Cool Low Table
  •  Cool Dining Table
  •  Poolside Bed
  •  Beach Towel
  •  Upright Locker
  •  Open Wooden Shelves
  •  Full-Length Mirror
  •  Small Wooden Partition
  •  Medium Wooden Partition
  •  Whirlpool Bath
  •  Shower Booth
  •  Fan Palm
  •  Mop
  •  Weight Bench
  •  Exercise Bike
  •  Treadmill
  •  Pull-Up-Bar Stand
  •  Yoga Mat
  •  Exercise Ball
  •  Pool
  •  Handy Water Cooler
  •  Carrot Juice
  •  Tomato Juice
  •  Blood-Orange Juice
  •  Carton Beverage
  •  Protein Shaker Bottle
  •  Bottled Beverage
  •  LCD TV (20 in.)
  •  LCD TV (50 in.)
  •  Nintendo Switch
  •  Ring-Con
  •  Cassette Player
  •  Upright Speaker
  •  Star Clock
  •  Digital Alarm Clock
  •  Rattan Towel Basket
  •  Fragrance Diffuser
  •  Kettlebell
  •  Rio's Photo
  •  Shower Set
  •  Bathroom Towel Rack
  •  Coconut Wall Planter
  •  Wall Planter
  •  Rio's Poster
  •  Wooden Pendant Light
  •  Hanging Cube Light
  •  Round Light Fixture
  •  Ceiling Fan
  • Interior:
    Other items:


    In Animal Crossing[edit]

    In New Horizons[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if Rio is one of the villagers who moved in during the main storyline after the villager house development quest, her house will have a combination of non-craftable furniture, plus items crafted by players during the island development storyline, primarily from the Wooden Block Series. She cannot have her initial house interior unless she moves out of the player's island or the Happy Home Paradise DLC is purchased, in which either the player or Isabelle can reset the interior.

    Exterior of Rio's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Rio's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #3
    Roof:  Green tile roof
    Siding:  Red & green asian siding
    Door:  Red windowed door
    Wall:  Red Perforated-Board Wall
    Floor:  Rosewood Flooring
    Music:  K.K. Chorinho

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Rio was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on November 29, 2021,[1] after the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons' 2.0 Free Update.

    Self-care? Best care.


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    September 10 Virgo Peppy li'l chick
    Default clothing Festivale tank
    Description When Rio hears upbeat music, she can't help but start dancing. If you want to have a serious conversation with her, make sure the radio's off first.
    Preferred theme Modern
    Primary reward Steel
    Version added 4.4.2c
    Date unlocked November 29, 2021
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Faith and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Festivale tank
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Counter seat
    Level 20 Rio's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 13] Sparkle stones

    Card profiles[edit]

    Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

    Animal Crossing-e 3-167 (Rio).jpg

    Card back

    Animal Crossing-e 3-167 (Rio - Back).jpg

    #167 Rio - Series 3
    Gender: Female
    Sign: Virgo
    Clothes: red scale shirt
    Petphrase: li'l chick
    Profile: Rio has such a fixation on health food that it's almost UN-healthy. Eating fruit is all well and good, but Rio's always falling for the latest health food craze...even if it involves eating tree bark.
    Password: VblXgcMc9VCynN

    amiibo card[edit]

    444 Rio amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #444 Rio - Series 5
    Star sign: Virgo
    Birthday: September 10



    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese デジャネイロ
    De Janeiro, from Rio de Janeiro

    Korean 데자네
    From Rio de Janeiro

    Simplified Chinese 欢欢 (iQue)
    Huān huān

    Simplified Chinese 勒内卢
    Lēi nèi lú
    From 里約熱內盧 (Rio de Janeiro)

    Traditional Chinese 勒內盧

    Russian Рио
    Same as English name

    Dutch Rio Same as English name

    German Verona -

    European Spanish Rio Same as English name

    European French Estrella Star in Spanish, in reference to the star on her cheek

    Italian Rita -

    See also[edit]


    1. Animal Crossing
    2. Pocket Camp
    3. New Horizons
    4. Animal Crossing
    5. New Horizons
    6. Dejaneiro
    7. Lēi nèi lú
    8. Lēi nèi lú
    9. Dejane
    10. Rio
    11. Rio's headwear during the Countdown can either be the New Year's silk hat or the New Year's hat, each rotating every year. The hat's variation will vary depending on what variations Tom Nook is selling at his stand.
    12. If it is Rio's birthday, her headwear will be replaced with the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    13. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65, 70, and 75


    1. "Eight new campers have arrived! Be sure to give them a warm welcome to the campsite!@Pocket_Camp on X (formerly Twitter) (November 29, 2021). Archived from the original on December 1, 2021. Retrieved November 29, 2021.