- This article is about The building from the Animal Crossing series. For the post office in the Town Hall, please see Town Hall.
Phyllis and Pelly, who are two Pelican sisters, work inside the building. During the day, Pelly will be behind the counter happily assisting the player. During the evening, Phyllis will be working behind the counter, and will appear rude towards the player. Pete also works for the Post Office, and can be found around the town delivering the mail.
The Post Office typically assumes the duty of an ordinary post office in the Animal Crossing series. The player can use the building to access the postal service, by allowing them to send letters to other players or villagers throughout the town.
In Animal Forest & Animal CrossingIn Animal Crossing, the Post Office was located in one of the A acres except the Train Station in acre A3 where players pay off their house, and can store money in a bank account there. Right outside the building, there is a Billboard where the town tune is displayed. Unlike later games, the billboard that you can post messages up on is by the players' house instead.
House SymbolThis is where you can pay your mortgage and access your account. Paying your mortgage will help upgrade your house. The house symbol is called the civic center in later games.
Envelope SymbolThis is where you can mail a letter and save a letter. Saving a letter is recommended for letters received from the Town Hall and the HRA so you can calculate your total points. Sending letters is important to gain fruit from villagers. The envelope symbol is called The Post Office in later games.
In New Leaf
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the Post Office returns, after being absent in both Animal Crossing: Wild World and City Folk. This time it is located on the left of Happy Home Showcase on Main Street. It takes on the same responsibilities as in Animal Forest and Animal Crossing, by allowing the player to send letters to villagers and other players in the town. The player can also make mortgage repayments at the Post Office, as well as access their bank account by using the ABD.
The player can send letters to other players over SpotPass, where they can receive them on their own Nintendo 3DS. However, note that to send a letter to another player, you must currently be visiting the recipient's town and send the letter through their own post office. There are also monthly items that are distributed through Spotpass that can be recieved by going into the Post Office and talking Pelly or Phyllis (depending on the time of day) for a present or "Ask about a present".