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Maelle Gallery

I like long walks on the beach. Alone.
― Picture quote, Wild World

Maelle (アンヌ, Annu?, Anne), is a snooty duck from the Animal Crossing series. In Animal Crossing and Animal Forest e+, she is an islander. She reappears in Wild World, City Folk, and New Leaf as a villager. The name "Maelle" means "ambitious," a trait known among snooty villagers whom wish to become famous or rich. It also translates to "princess" in Breton, once again suiting her snooty personality. Her name may also be referencing the mallard duck. Her catchphrase, "duckling," is inspired by her species. Her picture quote in Wild World may relate to when she lived on the island.

She is featured on the covers of Café K.K. and Steep Hill and she has the fashion hobby.


Maelle in Animal Crossing

Maelle is a yellow duck with a dark orange beak and feet with orange on the tips of her feathers and stomach. Her hair is styled in reddish-brown bob. She wears lime green eyeshadow and her eyes maintain a lazy expression. As an islander, Maelle wore a white and orange flower in her hair. In Animal Crossing, she wears a Red Aloha Shirt, like other female islanders. In all subsequent games, she wears a Heart Tee. When it rains, Maelle uses the Yellow Umbrella.


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

Maelle has a snooty personality, which means she loves make-up and gossiping. As a snooty villager, Maelle will first appear rude and arrogant towards the player, often talking about herself and her own experiences. She also speaks about the style and appearance of other villagers, usually other female villagers such as normal, peppy, and other snooty villagers. She will soon warm up to the player, confiding in them about their own feelings but still keeping subtly rude. Maelle will not get along with lazy villagers due to them not caring about their appearance or the lazy villagers hating what she eats, and she won't get along with jock villagers because they will question her on her physical appearance and they won't worry about fashion. However, she will get along with cranky villagers due to their similar rude personalities, and usually normal villagers as well.


Maelle's home in Wild World and City Folk has a very girly appearance, featuring two Lovely items, the bed and the kitchen. She also owns a birdcage, a cream sofa, and a Classic Buffet. Maelle also displays a Candy Gingham Shirt and a Lacy Parasol in her house, referencing her snooty personality, as they enjoy fashion. Café K.K. plays on her Phonograph, and her choices of wallpaper and flooring are the Parlor Wall and the Ceramic Tile respectively.

In New Leaf, Maelle's house has a humble Japanese style to it. She owns many Alpine pieces, such as the bed, the dresser, the large table, and the low table. In addition, she has a small kitchen corner, with a sink and a range, as well as a Retro Fridge. Maelle also displays a space heater and a drip pail in her home. She still plays Café K.K., but this time she does so on a Record Player. Her wallpaper is the Kitschy Wall, and her flooring is the Tatami.

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Wild World (interior) City Folk (interior)
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New Leaf (interior) New Leaf (exterior)
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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp

Maelle was added to Pocket Camp in the May 10, 2022 update.

Maelle's preferred theme is modern, and she primarily gives steel as a reward. Her profile reads:

❝ Maelle has an aura that's hard to describe. So why try?❞

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 0

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, she will reward the player with a heart tee and sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 9, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 15, she will request the player to craft a coffee cup.
  • At level 20, she will reward the player with a pic of Maelle and sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 25, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 30, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 35, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 40, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 45, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 50, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 55, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 60, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).


e-Card [1]
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#024 Maelle
Gender Female
Type Duck
Star sign Aries
Clothes Red aloha shirt
Petphrase duckling
Password UZo9om#BkOrni8
Profile Maelle is one of those rare birds who can do no wrong. No matter how bossy she may seem, you can't help but forgive her. It must be the way she wears that flower in her hair - you can't help but adore it.
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023 Joey #024 Maelle 025 Biff

amiibo Card

amiibo Card[2]
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#388 Maelle
Type Duck
Star sign Aries
Birthday 4/8
Roll value 6
Hand sign Paper
Request A high-end fashion boutique
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387 Rowan #388 Maelle 389 Bruce


  • As an islander in Animal Crossing, she has a favorite fruit and a fruit that she is allergic to. Feeding Maelle her favorite fruit will increase the chance of her dropping money bags, while feeding her allergy fruit will reduce the likelihood of her dropping money bags. Maelle loves Apples and is allergic to Oranges.
  • On the back of the Animal Crossing box, Maelle is featured right next to the "Get Connected!" section of the text, to the left.
    • She is one of the few villagers in any of the Animal Crossing games to ever be featured on a box of the game.
  • In New Horizons, Maelle's preferred styles are Cool/Simple, and her preferred colors are Pink/White.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese アンヌ Annu
France French Maëlle
Spain Spanish Patidifú
Germany German Sissi
Italy Italian Palmita
The Netherlands Dutch Maelle
China Chinese 安妮 Ānnī
South Korea Korean Ae


  1. Species navigation icons from Nookipedia by Sunmarsh, CC BY-SA 3.0
  2. Species navigation icons from Nookipedia by Sunmarsh, CC BY-SA 3.0