“Happiness is finding the perfect spot for the perfect piece of furniture.”
― Jambette, City Folk
Jambette (エスメラルダ,Esumeraruda?, Esmeralda) is a normalfrogvillager from the Animal Crossing series. As a normal villager, she will appear hospitable towards the player and be easy to befriend. Jambette's name seems to derive from the French "jambes", meaning "legs" - frogs' legs being a well-known French dish. Her initial phrase, "croak-kay", is a combination of "croak" (a sound frogs make) and "okay". This may be another French-based pun, as "croak-kay" is pronounced the same as "croquet", a game originating in France. Jambette is absent in Wild World but returns in City Folk.
Jambette is a green frog with lighter green cheeks, thick pink lipstick, blue eyeshadow and two black eyelashes. As makeup like this is often associated with snooty villagers, the player may mistake her for one at first. Jambette initially wears the Prism Tee.
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Jambette has a normal personality, and frequently acts kind towards the player. Normal villagers generally get along with lazy, peppy, smug, snooty and other normal villagers. Jambette may conflict with cranky and uchi villagers. As a normal villager, Jambette will usually wake up at 6:00 am and is easier to befriend than most. Both normal and peppy villagers reference an unseen friend known as Moppina.
In Animal Crossing, Jambette has a playroom or daycare theme towards it, owning a train set and a Kiddie Couch. Five gyroids are in her house, including some sproids and drilloids. She also owns a gelato umbrella. Jambette has the Modern Tile floor along with the Kiddie Wall. She owns no stereo in this game.
In City Folk, Jambette's house has a cabin-like feel to it. She owns two Classic Sofas, with a fireplace in between them. She also has three plants, an Exotic Screen, and a Phonograph that plays K.K. Country. Her wallpaper is the Lattice Wall, and her flooring is the Mosaic Tile.
Jambette's house in New Leaf is very similar to her house in City Folk, with the biggest difference being that she has more items from the Classic Series. She now has a Classic Sofa, a Classic Vanity, and a Classic Buffet with an aroma pot on top of it. She still has her three plants, and her phonograph, which still plays K.K. Country. Jambette's wallpaper and flooring choices are unchanged from the last game.
The rumor around town is that Jambette goes through an entire tube of lipstick each and everyweek. If that's true, the she goes through over fifty tubes per year! How in the world can she afford that? Fishing? Bug-hunting?
Jambette is the earliest female villager indexed in the data for Animal Crossing. This can be observed by using Action Replay codes to spawn the unused character Chesnut in as a regular villager: because Chesnut lacks functional text data, she will recycle Jambette's by default.
Jambette may be mistaken for a snooty villager, due to her makeup.