Vesta

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Type of Sheep villager Vesta shp00
Artwork of Vesta the Sheep
Species Personality Gender
Sheep Normal Female
Birthday April 16th Aries
Favorite saying "No sweater off my back."
Catchphrase "baaaffo"
Clothing Fall Plaid Tee[nb 1]
Hand-Knit Tank (Camel)[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Names in other languages
 メリヤス[nb 3]
 메리어스[nb 6]
 Lanella
 Dolly
 绵绵[nb 4]
 Hélaine
 Vesta
 Vesta
 綿綿[nb 5]
 Hélaine
 Vesta
 Веста[nb 7]
Phrase in other languages
 なのね
 
 beeeby
 bäääh
 就这样呀
 pupull
 beeeibi
 bèèè
 就這樣呀
 foulââârd
 beeeibi
 бе-е

Vesta is a normal sheep villager in the Animal Crossing series who appears in all games to date. Her catchphrase, baaaffo, is a play on baa, onomatopoeia for a sound sheep make. Her favorite saying is a play on the idiom "no skin off my back."

Vesta has an overall theme that revolves around clothing and fashion. Her English name is a play on the word vest, an article of clothing, while her Japanese name, Meriyasu (メリヤス), refers to fabrics or products created via knitting. In every game prior to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Vesta's house contains clothing and a sewing machine, which refers to how clothing can be knitted from a sheep's wool. Her e-Reader card makes reference to how she loves to create and sport her own clothing. Vesta's starting hobby in Animal Crossing: Wild World is shopping for clothes, another reference to her clothing theme.

In New Horizons, Vesta has the fashion hobby and may be seen wearing a pink purse with a white flower on it, as well as a specific headwear or accessory item.

Characteristics[edit]

Artwork of Vesta from Animal Crossing.

Appearance[edit]

Vesta is a sheep with a dark blue face and white features to match her blonde wool. Her horns are yellow and orange.

Personality[edit]

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

As a normal villager, Vesta will appear friendly and hospitable towards the player and other villagers. Like other normal villagers, she will have an unseen obsession with hygiene and cleanliness, which she mentions when the player visits her in her home. Other than her hygiene interests, she will appear neutral and open-minded when discussing hobbies, such as gardening, bug catching, fishing and so on. Like other villagers, she will, from time to time, ask the player for favors feeling sorry for having to ask for help, but appearing very gracious once the task has been complete. She will get along easily with other villagers, but may conflict with lazy villagers when they talk about food and leading her on to suggesting making them dinner or lunch for them.

Villager information[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Species Personality Catchphrase
Sheep Normal baaaffo
Default clothing Fall Plaid Shirt PG Model.png Fall Plaid Shirt
Default umbrella Elegant Umbrella PG Model.png Elegant Umbrella
Star sign (DnMe+) Aries Aries
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style (DnMe+) Fresh
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style (DnMe+) Funky
Live song gift (DnMe+) K.K. Steppe

In Wild World[edit]

Vesta
I'm so lucky to have this wool coat!

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
April 16 Aries Normal baaaffo
Default clothing Fall Plaid Shirt WW Model.png Fall Plaid Shirt
Default umbrella Elegant Umbrella WW Model.png Elegant Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Charming
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Hip
Default hobby Shop for clothes
Furniture requests
Colors
 
White
/
 
Brown
Genre Chic
Series Asian Series / Ranch Series
Category Instrument


In City Folk[edit]

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
April 16 Aries Normal baaaffo
Default clothing Fall Plaid Shirt CF Model.png Fall Plaid Shirt
Default umbrella Elegant Umbrella CF Model.png Elegant Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite clothing style Fresh
Smallxmark.png Least favorite clothing style Funky
Favorite furniture styles Dignified and Trendy
Favorite furniture color
 
Orange
Favorite series Classic Series


In New Leaf[edit]

Vesta
No sweater off my back.

Vesta

Vesta

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
April 16 Aries Normal baaaffo
Default clothing Fall Plaid Tee NL Model.png Fall Plaid Tee
Default umbrella Elegant Umbrella NL Model.png Elegant Umbrella
Favorites
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Historical
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Rock 'n' Roll
Favorite color
 
Orange
Biography
Siblings Eldest of 7 kids
Skill Computing
Goal Archaeologist
Halloween fear Werewolf Hood NL Model.png Werewolf Hood
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blue Mountain
Amount of milk A little bit
Amount of sugar One spoonful


In New Horizons[edit]

Vesta
No sweater off my back.

Vesta

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
April 16 Aries Normal (B) baaaffo
Default clothing Hand-Knit Tank (Camel) NH Icon.png Hand-Knit Tank (Camel)
Default umbrella Toad Parasol NH Icon.png Toad Parasol
Default phone  Default Phone Case (Pink) NH Model.png  Pink
Final phone  Phone Case (Retro - Fabric 20) NH Model.png  Retro - Fabric 20
Favorite styles Simple and Cute
Favorite colors
 
Orange
and
 
Red
Hobby Fashion
Carried bag Pink Bag NH Model.png Pink
Book Fashion Book Interior NH Texture.png Fashion
Food Sandwich Food NH Model.png Sandwich
Drink Smoothie or coffee cup Drink NH Model.png Smoothie or coffee cup
Popsicle Chocolate Popsicle NH Model.png Chocolate
Ideal clothing for Vesta – Orange / Red Simple 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
College Cardigan (Red) College Cardigan (Red) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Hot-Dog Costume Hot-Dog Costume NH Icon.png  1,280 Bells  Able Sisters
Paradise Planning Jacket Paradise Planning Jacket NH Icon.png Not for sale  Paradise Planning
Paradise Planning Muumuu Paradise Planning Muumuu NH Icon.png Not for sale  Paradise Planning
Paradise Planning Tee Paradise Planning Tee NH Icon.png Not for sale  Paradise Planning
More Orange Items
More Red Items
More Simple Items
More Cute Items

In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

Vesta
Thought bubble I want to create a warm family space with its own fireplace.
Client's vision Home with a Fireplace
Required items Fireplace
Rocking Chair
Old Sewing Machine
Favorite song  Two Days Ago
Unlocked items
Furniture:
Interior:
Clothing:

House[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori and Doubutsu no Mori+[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

Interior of Vesta's house in Animal Crossing: Wild World
Items:
Wall:  Ranch Wall
Floor:  Backyard Lawn
Music: K.K. Steppe

In City Folk[edit]

Interior of Vesta's house in Animal Crossing: City Folk
Items:
 Turntable  Gumdrop Shirt
 Comfy Sweater  Natty Shirt
 Winter Sweater  Classic Bookcase
 Ranch Couch  Sewing Machine
 Fireplace
Wall:  Ranch Wall
Floor:  Backyard Lawn
Music: K.K. Steppe

In New Leaf[edit]

Exterior of Vesta's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Interior of Vesta's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Items:
 Ranch Couch  Old Sewing Machine
 Fireplace  Classic Bookcase
 Snowy Sweater  Icy Shirt
 Turntable  Exotic End Table
 Spinning Wheel  Candle
 Gerbera  Sewing Machine
 Sconce
Wall:  Ranch Wall
Floor:  Backyard Lawn
Music:  K.K. Steppe

In New Horizons[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if Vesta 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 Series.

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
Example of Vesta's Happy Home Designer house
Official example
Vesta's Happy Home Designer icon
No sweater off my back.
Vesta
Thought bubble I'd like a cozy house where I can warm my toes by the fireplace.
Client's vision A place with a fireplace.
Required items Fireplace
Rocking Chair
Yarn Basket
Favorite song  Two Days Ago
Unlocked items
Furniture:
  •  Rocking Chair
  •  Yarn Basket
  •  Old Sewing Machine
  •  Mug
  •  Pumpkin Pie
  •  Spinning Wheel
  •  Two Days Ago
  •  Vesta's Pic
  • Interior:
  •  Red Rug
  •  Cabin Wall
  •  Cabin Rug
  • Clothing:
  •  Fall Plaid Tee
  •  Snowy Sweater
  •  Spunky Knit Shirt
  •  Argyle Knit Shirt
  •  Deer Shirt
  •  Monkey Shirt
  •  Elegant Umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Vesta's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Vesta was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on December 21, 2017.[1]

    Vesta
    No sweater off my back.

    Vesta

    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    April 16 Aries Normal baaaffo
    Default clothing Fall Plaid Tee PC Icon.png Fall Plaid Tee
    Biography
    Description If you're having trouble sleeping, Vesta will always let you count her. Sure, she's only one sheep, but you can count her over and over until it works.
    Preferred theme PC Banner - Rustic.png
    Primary reward Paper PC Icon.png Paper
    Version added 1.0.2
    Date unlocked December 21, 2017
    How to invite Required Friendship Level: 3

    Candle PC Icon.png Candle
    Ranch Couch PC Icon.png Ranch Couch
    Red Rug PC Icon.pngRed Rug
    Natural Low Table PC Icon.pngNatural Low Table
    Fireplace PC Icon.pngFireplace

    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Fall Plaid Tee PC Icon.png Fall Plaid Tee
    Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 9 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Spinning Wheel PC Icon.png Spinning Wheel
    Level 20 Vesta's Pic PC Icon.png Vesta‎‎'s Pic
    Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 25[nb 8] Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Related items for Vesta
    Scrapbook Memory appearances
    Name Image Required?
    Vesta's New Style Vesta's New Style PC.png No

    Card profiles[edit]

    Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

    Animal Crossing-e 4-209 (Vesta).jpg

    Card back

    Animal Crossing-e 4-209 (Vesta - Back).jpg

    #209 Vesta - Series 4
    Gender: Female
    Sign: Aries
    Clothes: Fall Plaid Shirt
    Petphrase: baaaffo
    Profile: This little lamb is one serious clotheshorse. Vesta loves to create signature clothing to accent her natural good looks. When she's not at the Able Sisters, you'll find her in the village sporting her latest foray into fashion.
    Password: IxMB8s8iDsYH9O
    C8OkauzceB5%5p

    amiibo card[edit]

    190 Vesta amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo card back.png

    #190 Vesta - Series 2
    Star sign: Aries
    Birthday: April 16
    Dice value: 2
    Hand sign: Paper

    Gallery[edit]

    Trivia[edit]

    • In the first popularity poll held on the Doubutsu no Mori website, Vesta ranked as the 17th most popular character with 83 votes, ranking above Tangy but below Bill.[2]
    • In a second popularity poll held on the Japanese Animal Crossing website, Vesta ranked as the 36th most popular character with 500 votes, ranking above Phyllis but below Jingle.[3]

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese メリヤス
    Meriyasu
    Comes from the Japanese word 莫大小, which means knitting. May also come from the Archaic name for knitted fabrics that derived from Portuguese meias (socks) or Spanish Medias (stockings).

    Korean 메리어스
    Merieoseu
    Same as her Japanese name, while 메리어스 refers to undershirts in Korean.

    Simplified Chinese
    Traditional Chinese
    绵绵 / 綿綿
    Miánmián
    Duplication of the character 綿/绵 from 綿羊/绵羊 (sheep). Also taken from 軟綿綿, means soft.

    Russian Веста
    Vesta
    Transliteration of her English name.

    Dutch Vesta Same as her English name.

    German Dolly Possibly from Dolly the sheep (1996-2003), the first successfully cloned mammal.

    European Spanish Vesta Same as her English name.

    European French Hélaine From French given name Hélène (equivalent to Helen in English) and laine (wool).

    Italian Lanella From lana, Italian for wool.

    See also[edit]

    Notes[edit]

    1. Prior to New Horizons, called Fall Plaid Shirt prior to New Leaf
    2. New Horizons
    3. Meriyasu
    4. Miánmián
    5. Miánmián
    6. Merieoseu
    7. Vesta
    8. Repeats for level 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, and 60

    References[edit]

    1. Bri Bri (December 21, 2017). "New Animals Arrive in Pocket Camp!". Japanese Nintendo. Retrieved October 27, 2020.
    2. Nintendo. "キャラクター人気投票結果発表/上位20位". nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved May 4, 2022.
    3. Nintendo. "キャラクター人気投票結果発表!". nintendo.co.jp. Archived from the original on November 8, 2020. Retrieved November 8, 2020.