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"Do an Immelmann move!"
— 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 dodo 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 Miles Tickets), Harv's Island, and Paradise Planning. 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.


In New Horizons[edit]

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 or Scorpion, or stung twice by Wasps, Wilbur will take the player back to the dock; as soon they recover, he will cancel the red alert that he sends a word to Orville and then allow the player continue exploring afterwards.

Since the 1.2.0 April Free Update, Wilbur will allow the player to mail to their own house or sell items when on Harv's Island on or after June 1, 2020. The items that are delivered arrive the next day.

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

    Villager information[edit]

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Client's vision Vacation-Home Concept
    Unlocked items

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

    405 Wilbur amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo card back.png

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



    • Wilbur's birthday was said to be December 17th in the companion guide, and this was also included in the game's internal parameters. Since Version 1.1.0, this was changed to July 4th, which is the date on his amiibo card. Daisy Mae's birthday was also changed.
      • Wilbur's "old" birthday was also the date of the Wright Brothers' first flight in 1903, whom he and Orville are named after.
    • If the player hacks the game, goes out of bounds at the Airport and talks to Wilbur, he will state dialogue identical to cranky villagers' dialogue.[1]
    • Wilbur has the voice of a cranky villager.

    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), a member 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 his Japanese name.

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