“I just read a magazine article full of suggestions for an ideal weekend... It said the best option would be a getaway to a remote island!”
― Merengue, New Horizons
Merengue (パティ,Pati?, Patty) is a normalrhinovillager who first appeared in New Leaf. Her name comes from "meringue", a type of dessert made with egg whites and sugar. Her phrase references what she looks like, a strawberry shortcake. She has the nature hobby.
Merengue's body is light pink with a white layer that covers the top of her head. She has a small horn that looks like an upturned strawberry. She has rosy cheeks, small pink ears, and brown eyes with a triangle shape on the side of both eyes, which have two eyelashes stemming from each eye. Merengue has white hooves and a tail with a peach colored puff at the end, which looks like a strawberry. Her horn protrudes from the top of her snout and resembles a strawberry. She initially wears a Chef's Outfit, suiting her food-like appearance, and carries the Candy Umbrella on rainy days. She, Tangy, Carrot, Zucker, Chadder, Frita and Ketchup all resemble food.
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Merengue 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. Merengue may conflict with cranky and sisterly villagers. As a normal villager, Merengue 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 New Horizons, Merengue's home is similar to how it was in New Leaf. She has a diner countertop with a microwave and pink stand mixer, across from a kitchen island. She also has a white double door fridge in her kitchen. She has a pink loveseat from the cute set. A tea set and cream and sugar sit atop a table. She also has a menu sign and a soft-serve lamp. Music plays from her pink portable radio.
Merengue is the only female rhino villager still in the series to have two horns. Her secondary horn can be hard to notice, as it is the same color as the rest of her head to resemble a dollop of cream. Previously, all rhinos had two horns, but this was later changed to just one for most other female rhinos.
She shares her birthday with Pelly, them both having a birthday on March 19th.