"You can't keep a good bird down."
|Initial clothes||Flame Shirt|
Just a little,
One spoonful of sugar
|Favorite song||K.K. Flamenco|
|Appearances|| Animal Crossing: New Leaf|
|Regional names|| Avelina |
- "You know, I really have no idea what you do all day! Are you super sly, or am I just not paying attention?"
- — Phoebe, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Phoebe (ヒノコ, Hinoko) is an uchi ostrich villager that first appears in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Both Phoebe's English and Japanese names are plays on the mythical phoenix--one of the Japanese words for which is hi-no-tori, roughly translating to "firebird". Her initial phrase is most likely a reference to the sparks that come from a fire.
Phoebe is an orange-red and brilliant yellow ostrich with spotted wings. Given her name, coloration and the Flame Shirt she wears as her initial outfit, it's likely that she is supposed to be a mythical phoenix. Her appearance is somewhat similar to Rio's, another female ostrich that appeared in the early games in the series.
Phoebe is an uchi ("big sister") villager. She will have a tendency to be blunt with the player, teaching them how to "always win at fights" and ways to relax. She will also act like a caring big sister to the player once they become close friends. Phoebe may get along with jock villagers who share her love of sports, and lazy villagers for how laid-back they are. However, she may conflict with snooty and cranky villagers, who spread rumors about others.
Phoebe's house has a variety of furniture with similar color to her, which include red, black and blue-violet. She has a Gorgeous Bed, a mini squelchoid in her house, a glass-top table in the center, a fireplace, an electric guitar, two simple sofas, a poinsettia, and a backgammon wall (wallpaper) and checkered tile (flooring). She has a turntable which plays K.K. Flamenco.