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Type of Ostrich villager Rio ost04
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]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
Phrase in other languages
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Rio is a peppy ostrich villager in the Animal Crossing series. She appears in 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.

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



Rio is a hot-red ostrich with orange stars on her cheeks, a little bit of brown hair on her head and a multicolored tail. She also wears purple eyeshadow, making her resemble a snooty villager, even though she is instead a peppy villager. Her overall highly-decorated appearance, combined with her name, may be a reference to the dancers at the Carnival in Rio de Janeiro.


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

Rio is a peppy villager which means she will appear excited and cheerful when talking to the player and other villagers. She will get along with other peppy villagers, normal villagers, and jock villagers, but may be the plot for some false information or gossip by snooty and cranky 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
Star sign (DnMe+) Virgo Virgo
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style (DnMe+) Gaudy
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style (DnMe+) Refined
Live song gift (DnMe+) 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)
Default umbrella Kiwi Umbrella NH Icon.png Kiwi Umbrella
Default phone  Default Phone Case (Red) NH Model.png  Red
Final phone  Phone Case (Striped - Fabric 11) NH Model.png  Striped - Fabric 11
Favorite styles Cool and Cute
Favorite colors
Hobby Music
Carried 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
Conductor's Jacket (Green) Conductor's Jacket (Green) NH Icon.png  1,960 Bells  Able Sisters
Flight Jacket (Avocado) Flight Jacket (Avocado) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Able Sisters
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
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 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.

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Rio was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on November 29, 2021.[1]

    Self-care? Best care.


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    September 10 Virgo Peppy li'l chick
    Default clothing Festivale Tank PC Icon.png 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 PC Banner - Modern.png
    Primary reward Steel PC Icon.png Steel
    Version added 4.4.2c
    Date unlocked November 29, 2021
    How to invite Blathers PC Character Icon.png Blathers's Treasure Trek
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Festivale Tank PC Icon.png Festivale Tank
    Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 9 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Counter Seat PC Icon.pngCounter Seat
    Level 20 Rio's Pic PC Icon.png Rio‎‎'s Pic
    Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 25 - 60 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Related items for Rio
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    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
    Clothes: Red Scale Shirt
    Sign: Virgo
    Phrase: 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

    Korean 데자네
    From Rio de Janeiro

    Simplified Chinese 欢欢 (iQue)
    Huān huān

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

    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


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