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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
Artwork of Wilbur
Species Gender
Dodo Male
Birthday July 4th Cancer
Favorite saying "Do an Immelmann move!"
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.



Like Orville, Wilbur is a dodo with blue feathers, a yellow face, slightly oval-shaped white eyes with black irises, a large beak with a large brown upper tip and a brown lower lip, a nose being a part of his beak's upper part, a brown inner-mouth with a light-brown tongue, white fingers, a tail with three white and bluish-cyan feathers, and yellow feet with stripes (colors being orange and brownish-orange) and dark-brown nails.


Like Orville, Wilbur wears a pilot's uniform, which consists of a white shirt, a red tie, and a black belt with a small pouch. Unlike Orville, he also wears a headset with a pair of light-green earmuffs, and a pair of sunglasses.


Like Orville, Wilbur is a hard-working flight worker.


In New Horizons[edit]

Wilbur telling the player to watch out for bogeys in New Horizons.

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

When the player wants to return to their island, Wilbur will refer to it by saying the players native fruit alongside the word 'town'. For example, if the players native fruit are pears, he will say 'Peartown' and so on.

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

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


Orville & Wilbur

Category Class Slot cost
Support Spirit Ace (★★★) 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 New Horizons[edit]

    Do an Immelmann move!


    Birthday Gender Species
    July 4 Cancer Male Dodo
    Umbrella DAL Umbrella NH Icon.png DAL umbrella
    NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Black) NH Model.png  Black
    Happy Home Paradise traits
    Hobby Education
    Book Education Book NH Icon.png Novel

    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.
      • Likewise, he currently shares his birthday with Apollo.
    • 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 陆德里
    From his Japanese name and 陸/陆 (land, referring to dodo's inability to fly; also a surname).

    Traditional Chinese 陸德里

    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).