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This article is about the special character. For the villager whose Italian name is Serena, see Dora.
For the special character whose French name is Serena, see Luna.
"Oh, good! K... Here you go! Silver axes are pretty nice, too. Definitely up there in the whole precious-metal-axe scene. See how it cuts for yourself! B'bye, now!"
— Serena, Animal Crossing: City Folk
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Serena gds
Artwork of Serena
Species Gender
Dog Female
Role Axe upgrade
Main appearances

Other appearances
Name in other languages

Serena is a goddess dog in Animal Crossing: City Folk who appears in the town's fountain. She is the source of both silver and golden axes.



Serena is a white Chihuahua with a white dress. She has large beady eyes and wears golden jewelry. On her head, she wears a veil, and also has large pointed ears in front.


In contrast to her role as a deity, Serena is immature; her speech and mannerisms are reminiscent of a stereotypical valley girl. She expresses dismay at people throwing axes at her. Her mood is highly unpredictable, though she can sometimes be kind to the player. If the player throws axes at her and she asks the player a series of questions, she can give the player a silver or golden axe once the player answers her questions; however, she usually returns the axe to the player or gives the player nothing.


In City Folk[edit]

Serena in the fountain in Animal Crossing: City Folk.

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Serena appears in the town fountain if the player throws an axe into it; this is done by swinging the Wii Remote or pressing while holding an axe. Serena will ask the player a series of questions, including, but not limited to, "Which axe did you throw?", "How do I look today?", "Did I seem goddessy?", and "Do you really not like me?", before asking them to choose her left or right hand. After the player answers the questions, Serena will either give them a silver axe, give a golden axe, return the standard axe, or give nothing, keeping the standard axe. The answers the player gives to her questions have no effect on the outcome. Sometimes, Serena won't ask any questions and will keep the axe the player threw.

This interaction is a reference to the fable The Honest Woodcutter, where a man drops his axe into a river and a god appears, asking him if he dropped a golden or silver axe. The man answers neither, and impressed by his honesty, the god gives him all three axes.

Serena also appears as a statue on the fountain in the city.

In New Leaf[edit]

Although Serena does not appear in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, peppy villagers may reference her and City Folk's method of obtaining the silver axe and golden axe in conversation. They will ask, "if you dropped an axe in a magic pool, <Player>...and a goddess appeared and she said she'd transform it for you, which one would you choose?"

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Serena appears as a spectator in the Town and City stage and as a collectible trophy. Her appearance in this game omits the earrings she wears in City Folk.




Description If you throw an axe into the fountain, POOF, Serena appears. Ever hear that "Honesty is the best policy"? Well, with Serena, that's not always the case. In fact, if she's giving you a life lesson at all, it's that dealing with unpredictable people can be... unpredictable! Who knew throwing an axe into a fountain would turn out to be so educational?
Acquisition Random

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Serena appears as a spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.




Category Class Slot cost
Support Spirit Novice (★) 1 (⬢)
Ability Star Rod Equipped
  • Battle via Spirit Board
  • Purchase from the Vault Shop for 500G
  • Battle information
    Enemy fighter Pink Palutena
    Type Shield
    Power 1,900
    Stage Fountain of Dreams
    Rules Item: Hammer
    Conditions The enemy is easily distracted by items
    Music The Roost - Animal Crossing: Wild World



    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese めがみさま

    Korean 여신님

    Simplified Chinese Serena

    Traditional Chinese Serena

    Russian Серена

    Dutch Serena -

    German Divahua From diva and chihuahua

    European Spanish Divahua From diva and chihuahua

    European French Shivava -

    Italian Candea From cane, "dog," and dea, "goddess"