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What's gotten into you?! Who raised you to act like that, chicky-poo?!
― Plucky, New Horizons

Plucky (パタヤ, Pataya?) is a sisterly chicken villager from the Animal Crossing series, originally exclusive to the later GCN games, in which she had the peppy personality. When she returned in New Leaf, she changed into a sisterly villager. Her name comes from the word "pluck," the way humans pick chicken feathers. She has the play hobby.

Plucky returned to the series in New Leaf, as part of the Welcome amiibo update. By scanning amiibo cards, this villager can be met via the campground and invited to the town. Unlike previous iterations, she is now a regular villager and not an islander.


Plucky GC

Plucky in Animal Crossing

Plucky is a brown chicken with an orange beak and feet. The top of her head is baby blue. She also has white eyelashes. During her time as an islander, she wore the Red Aloha Shirt. In New Leaf, however, she sports a Cool Tank instead. In New Horizons, she wears a bold muumuu.


Plucky's personality changes from a peppy islander in Animal Crossing to a sisterly villager in New Leaf.

In Animal Crossing

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

Peppy villagers appear to be in a good mood often and are easy to become friends with. As a peppy villager, Plucky will have the tendency to over-react in conversations about trivial subjects, and will usually be over-excited to see the player or other villagers. This villager, like other peppy villagers, will rarely be discouraged from doing anything, including the usual hobbies. Peppy villagers dream of becoming famous in the future and read Ms. Nintendique, an unseen magazine read by snooty, normal, and other peppy villagers in the Animal Crossing series. Peppy villagers will also have a very short attention span, which means they soon forget some arguments or tasks given to the player which weren't completed. Plucky may easily get upset in conversation when the wrong things are said. She will get along well with other villagers, particularly lazy, normal, jock, sisterly, and other peppy villagers, but she may annoy and upset cranky and snooty villagers, whose personalities differ to hers. Due to the nature of peppy villagers, she may mention how "old" or "boring" cranky villagers are compared to her opposing, upbeat personality.

In New Leaf

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

Plucky is a sisterly villager. When befriended, she will give the player fighting tips and teach them ways to relax. Plucky will also give the player medicine if they are stung by a wasp. Like all sisterly villagers, Plucky is tough, but she will still care deeply about her appearance. Plucky 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. Plucky 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. Plucky may clash with cranky villagers due to their similarly stubborn personalities, but often end up becoming best friends.


In the GameCube games, the initial layout of her home only contains the Red Aloha Shirt and the Blue Aloha Shirt, the same as other islanders.

In New Leaf, Plucky's house has many of the same special new items that come with her Amiibo card and show up in her RV, including a Shower, Towel basket, Watermelon, Coconut juice, Sand castle, and two beach chairs. She has the Tropical vista wallpaper and Sandy beach floor, and K.K. Island will play if she obtains a stereo.

In New Horizons, Plucky's house again has a beach theme. Every color variation of the Surfboard item lines her back wall, and in front of them is a Stall with a berry Frozen-treat set on top, next to a blue Menu chalkboard. She also has a blue Cassette player and lawn chair, and a Rattan end table with a second soda Frozen-treat set sitting on top. She uses an oak Ironwood DIY workbench for crafting and once again has the Tropical vista as wallpaper and Sandy-beach flooring.

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

Pocket Camp[]

Plucky was added to Pocket Camp in the April 10, 2018 update.

Plucky's preferred theme is rustic, and she primarily gives wood as a reward. Her profile reads:

❝ There's nothing Plucky loves more than lying out on a tropical beach and sipping on a coconut. Just don't call it "roasting," OK?❞

Campsite Invitation Requirements[]

Friendship Level: 0

Friendship Rewards[]

  • At level 7 friendship, she will reward the player with a cool tank 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 tuk-tuk.
  • At level 20, she will reward the player with a pic of Plucky 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).


e-Card [1]
Ac A030 Screen Shot
The Back of Plucky's E-Reader Card
#030 Plucky
Gender Female
Type Chicken
Star sign Libra
Clothes Red aloha shirt
Petphrase chicky poo
Password ahonw49Cm4kDku
Profile Plucky is the kind of chicken who KNOWS she's always right. That's why she never listens to anything anyone tells her. After all, there's no point in listening to someone you know is totally WRONG.
Plucky's E-Reader Card
029 Rhoda #030 Plucky 031 Tad

amiibo Card[]

Welcome amiibo Card[2]
W Amiibo card back
#25 Plucky
coconut juice Surfboard Life ring palm-tree lamp Beach chair
watermelon Towel basket metal and wood table Sand castle Shower
Wallpaper and Flooring
tropical vista sandy beach floor
W Amiibo 25 Plucky
24 Murphy #25 Plucky 26 Sandy


  • As an islander, she has a favorite fruit and a fruit that she is allergic to. Feeding her the allergy fruit will reduce the likelihood of her dropping money bags. Plucky is allergic to cherries, but loves apples.
  • She is the first and only sisterly chicken in the series.
  • Plucky is the only formerly peppy villager re-introduced in Welcome amiibo. The other formerly peppy villagers were re-introduced in the original New Leaf.
  • She shares her birthday with Lyman. Both of them share birthdays on October 12th.
  • In New Horizons, Plucky's preferred styles are Cool/Simple, and her preferred colors are Aqua/Yellow.

In other languages[]

Language Name Translation
Japan Japanese パタヤ Pataya -
France French Poulette -
Spain Spanish Herminia -
Germany German Mareile -
Italy Italian Cocca -
The Netherlands Dutch Plucky -
China Chinese 帕塔雅 Pàtǎyǎ -
South Korea Korean 파타야 Pataya -


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