“You know, I really have no idea what you do all day! Are you super sly, or am I just not paying attention?”
― Phoebe, New Leaf
Phoebe (ヒノコ,Hinoko?) is a sisterlyostrichvillager who first appears in New Leaf and returns in New Horizons. Both Phoebe's English and Japanese names are plays on the mythical phoenix, one of the Japanese words for which is hi-no-tori, roughly translating to "firebird". Her initial phrase is most likely a reference to the sparks that come from a fire. She appears on the album covers for K.K. Parade and K.K. Salsa. She has the fitnesshobby.
Phoebe is an orange-red and brilliant yellow ostrich with spotted wings. Given her name, color scheme, and the Flame Tee she wears as her initial outfit, it's likely that she is supposed to resemble a mythical phoenix. Her appearance is somewhat similar to Rio's, another female ostrich that first appeared in the early games of the series and returned in New Horizons.
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Phoebe is a sisterly villager. When befriended, she will give the player fighting tips and teach them ways to relax. Phoebe will also give the player medicine if they are stung by a wasp. Like all sisterly villagers, Phoebe is tough, but she will still care deeply about her appearance. Phoebe has a tendency to stay up very late at night. It is easy to get her picture since developing friendships with sisterly villagers is simple due to her caring and protective nature, sometimes talking to the player about her friendship with her old neighbor's son. Phoebe may get along with jock villagers who share her love of sports, lazy and normal villagers for how laid-back they are, and peppy villagers. However, she may conflict with smug and snooty villagers due to their arrogant nature. Phoebe may clash with cranky villagers due to their similarly stubborn personalities, but often end up becoming best friends.
In New Leaf, Phoebe's house includes a variety of furniture themed to her appearance, with red, black and yellow pieces. Her room includes a Gorgeous Bed, a mini squelchoid, a glass-top table in the center, a fireplace, an electric guitar, two simple sofas, and a poinsettia. Her wallpaper is the backgammon wall, and the checkered tile is her flooring. She has a turntable playing K.K. Flamenco.
In New Horizons, her room is very fiery, referencing the mythological phoenix she is based on. She has the Magma-cavern wall and Lava flooring, a Log stool, a red Camping cot, a tiki torch, a Simple DIY workbench, a Bonfire, and a Log bench with a red Mug sitting on the right side of it. Depending on the time of day, she may also have a red Cute music player playing K.K. Flamenco placed on the Log stool.