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Even though there's no 'I' in team, there's no 'everybody' either!
― Picture quote, Wild World

Bill (ピータン, Pītan?, Petan) is a jock duck villager in the Animal Crossing series. He appeared on the cover of Animal Crossing, in the background, appearing to be walking up to the house. He has appeared in every game to date so far. His name comes from the name of the duck's beak, a bill. His Japanese name is the word for Century egg, which is a duck egg that has been preserved in ash for several months. He shares the same catchphrase with Drake, another duck villager.

He is featured on the cover of K.K. Dixie, and he has the play hobby.


Bill GC

Bill in Animal Crossing

Bill is a maroon colored duck with wide white-ringed eyes, a yellow beak, and a lock of brown hair on his head. He wears a No. 2 shirt, which was changed to the basketball tank in New Horizons.


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

Bill has a jock personality and has a great interest in sports and bodybuilding. Jock villagers are hyperactive and motivated, but often come across as self-centered and dense. As a jock villager, Bill is very interested in his hobby, and may compete against the player at catching bugs and fish. Jock villagers get along with peppy, cranky, and sisterly villagers, but conflict with the laid-back lifestyle of lazy villagers. Snooty villagers may also be difficult to get along with for Bill.


In Animal Crossing, Bill's house has a kitchen theme, with a a huge amount of furniture from the exotic series such as the exotic bed, exotic bureau, exotic screen, exotic wardrobe, and the exotic bench. His house has many insects, along with a phonograph that plays K.K. Reggae. Bill's wallpaper is the lattice wall, and his flooring is the kitchen flooring.

In Wild World and City Folk, Bill does not have a stereo at first, but if he gets one, K.K. Reggae is played. His house has two bird cages, which is perhaps ironic considering he himself is a bird.

In New Leaf, Bill's turntable plays King K.K.

In New Horizons, Bill's phonograph plays Imperial K.K.

GC Bill House WW Bill House
Animal Crossing (interior) Wild World (interior)
NL Bill House NL Bill House Ext
New Leaf (interior) New Leaf (exterior)
NH Bill House NH Bill House Ext
New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp[]

Bill was added to Pocket Camp in the March 7, 2018 update.

Bill's preferred theme is harmonious, and he primarily gives steel as a reward. His profile reads:

❝ For Bill, his body is his temple. It's also his paycheck, given that he's a professional athlete. In what sport? Uh...❞

Campsite Invitation Requirements[]

Friendship Level: 5

Furniture/Item Required Materials Price (Bells) Craft Time
Blue Vase 6 steel 710 1 minute
Cabana Table 30 wood 800 5 hours
Exotic Bench 90 wood 2410 2 hours
Exotic Chest 30 wood 1410 1 hour
Bamboo Rug 30 wood 1450 4 hours

Friendship Rewards[]

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a No. 2 shirt and sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 9, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 10, he will request that the player crafts a lotus pond.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with a pic of Bill and sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 25, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 30, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 35, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 40, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 45, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 50, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 55, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 60, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 65, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 70, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).


e-Card [1]
Ac A022 Screen Shot
The back of Bill's e-reader card
#022 Bill
Gender Male
Type Duck
Star sign Aquarius
Clothes No.2 Shirt
Petphrase quacko
Password kXTapOCmnT%GVm
Profile If you're into football, you'll like Bill. He never stops quackin'. He's strange that way, but he's got a lot of team spirit. Just don't call him quacko, or you'll never hear the end of it.
Ac A022
021 O'Hare #022 Bill 023 Joey

amiibo Card[]

amiibo Card[2]
Amiibo card back
#033 Bill
Type Duck
Star sign Aquarius
Birthday 2/1
Roll value 5
Hand sign Rock
Request A summer house HHD
My Old Summertime Shelter Happy Home Paradise
Amiibo 033 Bill
032 Bluebear #033 Bill 034 Kiki


  • Different meanings can be found in Bill's international names:
    • His English, German, Dutch, and Russian name, Bill (RUS: Билла), is a hypocorism of the Germanic name William. William is closely related to Wilhelm, both meaning "vehement protector" due to their Proto-Germanic roots *wiljô "will" and *helmaz "helmet; protection". Bill may also be an alternative or regionalization of Βασίλ (Basíl), a similar hypocorism of the Greek name Βασίλειος (Basíleios "Vasileios", meaning "royal", or "kingly").
      • In English, Bill also doubles as a pun, as bill is the common term for the beaks of ducks and other aquatic birds. This joke is lost in translation (DEU: Schnabel, DUT: snavel, RUS: клюв (kljuv)).
    • His Chinese and Japanese names (CHN: 皮蛋 Pídàn, JPN: ピータン Pītan) are the native name and a transliteration respectively for Century eggs. Literally meaning "preserved egg", pídàn is a Chinese egg-based culinary dish made by preserving duck, chicken, or quail eggs in a mixture of clay, ash, salt, quicklime, and rice hulls for several weeks to several months, depending on the method of processing. This oriental namesake is reflected in his home furniture.
    • His Italian name, Gino, is a hypocorism of several names, such as Ambrogino, Eugenio, and Luigino. The diminutive is ultimately rooted in the Ancient Greek γένος (génos, "born"). Tying into his Jock personality, Gino is also common name of renowned athletes, namely football players.
    • His Spanish name, Paquito, is an affectionate diminutive of Paco, a derivative of Francisco (cognate to Francis "Frenchman", possibly rooted in PGe. *frankô "javelin").
      • His name may also be a pun on the Spanish word for ducks, pato, which it is alliterative and shares spelling with.
      • His name may be a reference to Anderson Pinheiero, Juliano Pescarolo, and/or Francisco García, professional football players nicknamed "Paquito".
    • His French name, Choco, is a clipping of the Spanish chocolate (borrowed from Nahuatl chocolātl, presumably from chocol "hot" and ātl "water"). This in relation to his reddish-brown plumage and its resemblance to the color of chocolate.
    • His Korean name, 코코아 Kokoa, is a transliteration of the English cocoa (a doublet of the Spanish cacao, itself from Nahuatl cacahuātl) synecdoche for Theobroma cacao, its bean harvest, and related products. Similar to his French name, Kokoa is self-indicative of his feather color.
    • Most of his regional names are diminutives or hypocorisms, which are often used to invoke a sense of small size or youth. This may be to reflect his short stature as a duck villager.
  • He shares his birthday with Rover. They both have their birthdays on February 1st.
    • He also shares his birthday with Bradbury Robinson Jr. (1884-1949), who was (among his many accolades) a pioneer in American football player. Robinson was the first person in the sport to perform a legal forward pass as well as become recognized as a "triple threat man", excelling at running, passing, and kicking.
  • Bill is featured on the cover of K.K. Dixie, which implies that he knows how to play a trumpet.
  • In New Horizons, Bill's preferred style is Active, and his preferred colors are Blue/Purple.

In other languages[]

Language Name Translation
Japan Japanese ピータン Pītan -
France French Choco -
Spain Spanish Paquito -
Germany German Bill -
Italy Italian Gino -
The Netherlands Dutch Bill -
Russia Russian Билла Bill -
China Chinese 皮蛋 Pídàn -
South Korea Korean 코코아 Kokoa -


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