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"Bellbottom <music genre> this is stovetop <object>, do you require assistance? Over."
— Wilbur, Animal Crossing: New Horizons
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Wilbur doc
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Species Gender
Dodo Male
Birthday July 4th Cancer
Role Pilot
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Wilbur is a character in Animal Crossing: New Horizons who works at the Airport. He flies the plane to other people's islands, as well as to the mystery tours (which require Nook Mile Tickets) and Harv's Island. Notably, he uses the phonetic alphabet when speaking—with the exception of "whiskey" for "W," replaced with "whisker." His name, along with Orville's, is likely a reference to the Wright brothers, the inventors of the airplane.

After the player lands on a random Mystery Island upon using a Nook Miles Ticket, Wilbur waits at the dock until the player is ready to head home or needs tools. The following tools he can give are: Flimsy Axe, Flimsy Shovel, Flimsy Fishing Rod, and Flimsy Net for  100 Nook Miles each. If the player gets knocked out after being attacked by a Tarantula, Scorpion, or Wasp if they got stung once, Wilbur will take the player back to the dock and as soon they recover, he will cancel the red alert that he sends a word to Orville and then lets the player continue exploring afterwards.

Since the 1.2.0 April Free Update, Wilbur will allow the player to mail or sell items when on Harv's Island on or after June 1, 2020.

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Wilbur appears as spirit alongside Orville in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.



Orville & Wilbur

Category Support Spirit
Class Ace (★★★)
Slot cost 1 (⬢)
Ability Undamaged Attack & Speed ↑
Acquisition Battle via Spirit Board (during the event "Animal Crossing Spirits! Yes, Yes!"; available normally once obtained or since July 21, 2020)
Battle information
Enemy fighters
  • Orange Falco
  • White Falco
  • Type Grab
    Power 9,500
    Stage Pilotwings
    Rules Item: Cucco
  • The enemy has increased attack power
  • The enemy is easily distracted by items
  • Music Plaza / Title Theme - Animal Crossing: City Folk / Animal Crossing: Wild World

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    405 Wilbur amiibo card JP.png

    Card back

    Amiibo card back.png

    #405 Wilbur - Series 5
    Star sign: Cancer
    Birthday: July 4


    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese ロドリー
    Probably from ロドリゲスドードー Rodorigesu dōdō (Rodrigues solitaire), one of the dodo family.

    Korean 로드리
    Same as his Japanese name.

    Simplified Chinese
    Traditional Chinese
    陆德里 / 陸德里
    From his Japanese name and 陸/陆 (land, referring to dodo's inability to fly; also a surname).

    Russian Уилбур
    Transliteration of his English name.

    Dutch Wilbur Same as his English name.

    German Udo Similar to dodo.

    European Spanish Rodri Same as his Japanese name.

    European French Rodrigue Similar to the Japanese name.

    Italian Dodoardo From dodo and Edoardo (Italian variant of Edward).