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You're my new best bud!
― Picture quote, Wild World

Melba (アデレード, Aderēdo?, Adelaide) is a normal koala villager in the Animal Crossing series. She first appeared in Wild World. Melba's name may reference the Australian city of Melbourne. Most likely, her name references Melba toast, an Australian/British dish named after the Australian opera singer Dame Nellie Melba which would explain her catchphrase of "toasty". Her Japanese name references the Australian city of Adelaide.

She has the education hobby.


Melba in Wild World

Melba is a tan koala with a pink and white gradient in her ears. She has a large brown and white nose and small dark violet eyes, as well as a tuft of fur on her forehead. She has small red dots, resembling blush, on both sides of her cheeks and her eyebrows are brown.


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

Melba has a normal personality, and frequently acts kind towards the player. Normal villagers generally get along well with lazy, peppy, smug, snooty and other normal villagers. Melba may conflict with cranky and sisterly villagers. As a normal villager, Melba 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 Wild World and City Folk, Melba has a cabin theme room, with the sweets series wall and floor. This may be the reason why her phrase is “toasty". She has K.K. Ragtime playing on her jukebox. She also has a few pieces of green furniture.

In New Leaf, Melba's house is different from the past two games. She now has the Green Wall, and the Pastel Dot Rug. She has many items from the Minimalist series, such as the vanity, the lamp, the sofa, and the dresser. She also owns two Modern Wood items: the bed and the shelf. A picnic table is in the center of her room, and a fan palm is placed next to her Minimalist sofa. She displays a baby bear on top of her Modern Wood Shelf, and plays K.K. Ragtime on her jukebox.

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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)

amiibo Card

amiibo Card[1]
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#341 Melba
Type Koala
Star sign Aries
Birthday 4/12
Roll value 3
Hand sign Scissors
Request A scene from a fairy tale
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340 Tex #341 Melba 342 Bones


  • The woman who is possibly Melba's namesake, Dame Nellie Melba, had the Peach Melba dessert, Melba sauce, Melba garniture, and Melba toast named after her. The latter of which may have inspired Melba's catchphrase, "toasty".
    • Melba's catchphrase may also be in reference to how hot the temperature can get in Australia.
  • As sometimes revealed on April Fool's Day in New Leaf, Melba is the second of four siblings.
  • Melba is afraid of the Mummy mask in New Leaf.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese アデレード Aderēdo
France French Melba
Spain Spanish Melba
Germany German Kornelia
Italy Italian Melba
The Netherlands Dutch Melba
Russia Russian Мельба Mel'ba
China Chinese 阿得 Ādé
South Korea Korean 아델레이드 Adelleideu


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


Normal Villagers (NH)