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ツバクロ Tsubakuro
Jay NewLeaf Official
"He who hesitates has lost!"
Gender Personality Species
Male Jock Bird
Birthday July 17th (Cancer)
Initial phrase heeeeeyy
Initial clothes Six-Ball Tee
Home request A bowling alley
Skill Tongue Twisters
Goal Race car driver
Coffee Killimanjaro,
None at all,
None at all
Style Sporty
Favorite song K.K. Waltz
Appearances AF, AF+, AC, AFe+, WW, CF, NL, HHD
Regional names Flag of France small Gérard
Flag of Germany small Jan
Flag of Spain Jota
Flag of Italy small Jet

"You gotta want it!"
— Picture quote, Animal Crossing: Wild World
Jay (ツバクロ, Tsubakuro?) is a jock bird villager in the Animal Crossing series. His English name is derived from the species of bird, although there are no jays that have red heads like the villager. His Japanese name, is the katakana writing of 燕 (Tsubakuro), which is the Japanese word for "Swallow" (the species of bird), it also can mean "comfort," or "enjoy." His catchphrase, "Heeeeeeyy," could be a reference to Fonzie from the show Happy Days. So far, Jay has been featured in every game. He appears on the album cover for King K.K.



Jay is a bird with blue, red, and white feathers and an orange beak and legs, and is similar to a swallow. His eyebrows are black. He initially wears the Six Ball Shirt.


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


Jay has a jock personality, which means he will have a keen interest in sports and fitness, making him appear competitive and in some cases rude when talking to other villagers, usually criticizing their fitness. He will appear slow-witted and absent-minded when talking about deep, meaningful things. He will get along well with peppy villagers, but gets confused by the choice of lifestyle followed by lazy villagers, who appear opposite to the jock personality. He may offend and upset snooty and cranky villagers. He is very talkative, and is known to ask for fossils.


Jay's house has a classical theme, with K.K. Waltz playing on his gramaphone. In Animal Crossing, Jay has the Perfect painting in his house. As shown on the side, Jay likes to collect instruments. Jay's carpet is the classic carpet and his wallpaper is the ornate wallpaper.

Jay has a lot of violins and a piano. The perfect painting and the instruments are also left out in the later games.

amiibo Card

amiibo card
Amiibo card back
#175 Jay
Type Bird
Star sign Cancer
Birthday 7/17
Roll value 2
Hand sign Paper
Request A bowling alley
Amiibo 175 Jay
174 Bettina #175 Jay 176 Sprinkle



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