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Don't worry. I might be messy, but my house is a cockroach-free zone.
― Jacob, New Leaf

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Jacob (ジャコテン, Jakoten?) is a lazy bird villager from the Animal Crossing series. He was originally exclusive to Animal Forest e+. He could only move into a village if the player has his e-Card. His Japanese initial phrase, when translated (chuuuuurp) is similar to Anchovy's. He has returned for Welcome amiibo, and his new phrase ya feel is complementary to Wade's so it goes.

Jacob returned to the series in New Leaf, as part of the Welcome amiibo update. By scanning amiibo cards, this villager can be met via the campground and invited to the town.

In the newest update in PAL versions his name is Jakey, but in North American versions, his name is Jacob. He was in the cover for King K.K. in Animal Forest e+. But in New Leaf, because of his absence in that game before the update, he was replaced with Jay. He has the nature hobby.


Jacob AFe+

Jacob in Animal Forest e+

Jacob is quite colorful, with a bit of green on the top of his head, orange on his forehead, a purple beak, yellow on his cheeks and chin, red, green, and yellow on his feathers, and yellow on his feet. Jacob initially wears a Green-tie-dye, a shirt with green and a white stripe on it. He also slightly resembles Shoukichi, another bird who was introduced and so far only appeared in Animal Forest e+.


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

As a lazy villager, Jacob will be friendly and easy to get along with due to his laid back lifestyle. Like all lazy villagers, he has a love of food and relaxing. He will enjoy partaking in the usual hobbies, usually for relaxing reasons or for food, like when fishing. Jacob will get along well with other villagers, but may offend or confuse jock villagers, who have a lifestyle of exercise and fitness, which conflicts with the lazy lifestyle of relaxing and food. He will get along with other lazy villagers with whom he will talk about food, comics, or superheroes. He will also get along well with normal, peppy, smug, and sisterly villagers, and occasionally cranky villagers, but may from time to time annoy snooty villagers, who disagree with the lazy lifestyle.


In Animal Forest e+, Jacob has the same house as Aziz, with the difference that he has the Ivy Wall as wallpaper, and he has To the Edge playing on his Phonograph.

In New Leaf, Jacob has a barren room with a lot of trash in it. Most of these furniture items are exclusive ones introduced in the Welcome amiibo update, which come with his Amiibo card and show up in his RV. He has a Cardboard bed and two Cardboard tables, which hold a Ramen cup, Milk carton, Cans, and some Stacked magazines. Dotting his floor are two sets of Scattered papers, a Stack of books, a Round pillow, a green Garbage bin, and some Trash bags. He uses the Old wallpaper and Ramshackle floor.

The trash theme of Jacob's house carries over into New Horizons, as he now appears to live in a landfill. He uses the Garbage-heap wall and flooring, and his house is filled up by a Hay bed, Clothesline, Log stakes, Cardboard box, and Trash bags. He uses a Simple DIY workbench to craft with, and has a Portable radio sitting atop a Log stool.

AFe+ Jacob House
Animal Forest e+ (interior)
NL Jacob House NL Jacob House Ext
New Leaf (interior) New Leaf (exterior)
NH Jacob House NH Jacob House Ext
New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp[]

Jacob was added to Pocket Camp in the September 26, 2020 update, along with Coco and Curly.

Jacob's preferred theme is natural, and he primarily gives preserves as a reward. His profile reads:

❝ Some people are just born with style. Jacob wishes he wasn't one of those people. He's often so busy giving fashion advice, he barely has time to dress himself in the morning!❞

Campsite Invitation Requirements[]

Friendship Level: 0

Friendship Rewards[]

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a green tie-dye tee and sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 9, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 15, he will request the player to craft a cardboard bed.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with a pic of Jacob 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).

amiibo Card[]

Welcome amiibo Card[1]
W Amiibo card back
#18 Jacob
Cardboard Bed HHD Icon Cardboard Table HHD Icon Garbage bin Milk Carton HHD Icon Ramen cup
Round Pillow HHD Icon Scattered papers Stack of books Stacked Magazines HHD Icon Trash Bags HHD Icon
Wallpaper and Flooring
Old wallpaper Ramshackle floor
W Amiibo 18 Jacob
17 Ursala #18 Jacob 19 Maddie


  • Jacob shares his birthday with Nan the goat. They both have a birthday on August 24th.
  • In New Horizons, Jacob's preferred style is Simple, and his preferred colors are Green/Red.
  • Jakey, his PAL name, is a short form of his longer name, Jacob.
  • He and Spork (Crackle) are the only two villagers AND the only two lazy villagers to have different names, withholding the whole Cally/Sally/Hazel debacle.

In other languages[]

Language Name Translation
Japan Japanese ジャコテン Jakoten -
France French Jacob -
Spain Spanish Repollo -
Germany German Jesko -
Italy Italian Valerio -
The Netherlands Dutch Jacob -
China Chinese 余板 Banyu -
South Korea Korean 야곱 Yagob (Jacob) -


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