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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 sisterly ostrich villager 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 fitness hobby.



Phoebe in New Leaf

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.


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

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.

NL Phoebe House NL Phoebe House Ext
New Leaf (interior) New Leaf (exterior)
NH Phoebe House NH Phoebe House Ext
New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp[]

Phoebe was added to Pocket Camp in the December 5, 2017 update.

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

❝ Phoebe definitely knows the secret to a long life... and it turns out to just be taking things slow and remembering your vitamins.❞

Campsite Invitation Requirements[]

Friendship Level: 5

Furniture/Item Required Materials Price (Bells) Craft Time
Tiki Torch 30 steel 980 4 hours
Beacon Fire 60 wood, 3 natural essence 2,250 8 hours
Campfire Cookware 15 wood, 15 steel 1,190 3 hours
Natural Fence 30 wood 930 2 hours
Natural Bench 30 cotton, 30 wood, 3 natural essence 1,790 9 hours

Friendship Rewards[]

  • At level 7 friendship, she will reward the player with a flame tee 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 gas pump.
  • At level 20, she will reward the player with a pic of Phoebe 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).
  • At level 65, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 70, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).

amiibo Card[]

amiibo Card[1]
Amiibo card back
#135 Phoebe
Type Ostrich
Star sign Taurus
Birthday 4/22
Roll value 1
Hand sign Paper
Request A fiery hangout HHD
A Place to Fan the Flames HHP
Amiibo 135 Phoebe
134 Kidd #135 Phoebe 136 Egbert


  • She is one of the mythical creature villagers along with Julian the unicorn, Drago the dragon, and Hans the Yeti.
  • Her birthday is on the real-life holiday, Earth Day.
    • This is highly ironic, as it is a day for protecting the environment, and phoenixes prefer to keep things burning. Naturally, it seems that phoenixes and trees do not go well together.
  • In New Horizons, Phoebe's preferred styles are Cool/Gorgeous, and her preferred colors are Black/Red.

In other languages[]

Language Name Translation
Japan Japanese ヒノコ Hinoko -
France French Faustine -
Spain Spanish Avelina -
Germany German Philippa -
Italy Italian Fenicia -
The Netherlands Dutch Phoebe -
China Chinese 火鳥/火鸟 Huǒ Niǎo -
South Korea Korean 휘니 Hwini -


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