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This article is about a normal rhino villager. For the peppy cow villager, see Patty.
Merengue Gallery

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 normal rhino villager 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.


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

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 Leaf, Merengue has a café themed home, with a few items from the sweets series and a chocolate fountain. There is a minimalist minitable with red tulips on top. Next to the table is a soft-serve lamp. There is a dessert case in front of the minimalist table. Merengue owns a refrigerator with a kitchen island nearby. She has a phonograph that plays K.K. Stroll.

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.

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New Leaf (interior) New Leaf (exterior)
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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp

Merengue was added to Pocket Camp in the January 30, 2018 update.

Merengue's preferred theme is hip, and she primarily gives paper as a reward. Her profile reads:

❝ Merengue has always felt that she was born to bake. We're not sure where she got that idea.❞

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 7

Furniture/Item Required Materials Price (Bells) Craft Time
Soft-Serve Lamp 15 steel, 15 preserves 1,400 4 hours
Cookie Rug 15 paper, 15 preserves 800 2 hours
Sweet Table 15 steel, 15 preserves 800 5 hours
Dessert Case 60 preserves, 60 steel, 3 cute essence 2,020 9 hours
Sweets Sofa 60 cotton, 60 preserves, 3 cute essence, 3 hip essence 1,950 8 hours

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, she will reward the player with a chef's outfit and sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 9, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 15, she will request that the player crafts a candy machine.
  • At level 20, she will reward the player with a pic of Merengue 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).

amiibo Card

amiibo Card[1]
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#285 Merengue
Type Rhino
Star sign Pisces
Birthday 3/19
Roll value 4
Hand sign Scissors
Request A candy house
Amiibo 285 Merengue.png
284 Chadder #285 Merengue 286 Cube


  • 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.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese パティ Pati
France French Patty
Spain Spanish Natura
Germany German Maria
Italy Italian Irina
The Netherlands Dutch Merengue
China Chinese 草莓 Cǎoméi
South Korea Korean 스트로베리 Seuteuroberi (Strawberry)


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