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Hey! Don't be so nervous when you're trying to make a good first impression! Does cuteness intimidate you?
― Rio, Animal Crossing


Rio (デジャネイロ, Dejaneiro?, De Janeiro) is a peppy ostrich villager in the Animal Crossing series. Her name is shared with the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, known for its flamboyant carnivals. Her actual species resembles a rhea, an ostrich-like bird native to the country of Brazil, which her name references. Her initial catchphrase is a reference towards her aviary species, since newly hatched birds are called "chicks". She only appeared in the Animal Forest series (including e+) and Animal Crossing, before returning to the series in New Horizons with the November 5th Free Content Update as part of amiibo Series 5.

She has the music hobby.

Appearance

Rio in Animal Forest

Rio is a bright red ostrich with a yellow beak, bright orange stars on her cheeks, some dark reddish-brown hair on her head, and a multicolored tail. She has bluish-purple eye shadow. Rio also slightly resembles Phoebe, a sisterly ostrich introduced in New Leaf.

Personality

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, Rio 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. Rio 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.

House

In Animal Crossing, her house has a unique look to it. She has many items from the Cabana Series, such as the cabana lamp, as well as some gyroids and conga drums. She has the Gold Stereo, which plays K.K. Samba.

In New Horizons, her house is filled with red furniture (from the cool series), like her modern contemporary Phoebe. Keeping up with the Brazilian theme, K.K. Chorinho plays on her portable record player.

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Animal Crossing (interior)
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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp

Rio was added to Pocket Camp in the November 29, 2021 update.

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

❝ When Rio hears upbeat music, she can't help but start dancing. If you want to have a serious conversation with her, make sure the radio's off first.❞


Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 0

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, she will reward the player with a festivale tank and sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 9, she will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 15, she will request the player to craft a counter seat.
  • At level 20, she will reward the player with a pic of Rio 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).

e-Card

e-Card [1]
Letter
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Back
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#167 Rio
Gender Female
Type Ostrich
Star sign Virgo
Clothes Red scale shirt
Petphrase Li'l chick
Password VblXgcMc9VCynN
WfW6n%rDRLxrl6
Profile Rio has such a fixation on healthy food that's almost UN-healthy. Eating fruit is all well and good, but Rio's always falling for the latest health food craze... even if it involves eating tree bark.
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166 Cesar #167 Rio 168 Carrie
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amiibo Card

amiibo Card[2]
Back
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#444 Rio
Type Ostrich
Star sign Virgo
Birthday 9/10
Roll value N/A
Hand sign N/A
Request Workout Workshop
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443 Ace #444 Rio 445 Frett
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Trivia

  • The only other villager to represent Brazil is Jitters, another bird with a complementary personality.
  • Nearly every name Rio has in another language references Rio de Janeiro except:
    • Her French name, Estrella, the Spanish word for "star".
    • Her German name, Verona, a city in Northeastern Italy. It is also the setting of Shakespeare's tragedy, Romeo and Juliet.

In other languages

Rio
Language Name
Japan Japanese デジャネイロ dejaneiro (de Janeiro)
France French Estrella
Spain Spanish Rio
Germany German Verona
Italy Italian Rita
The Netherlands Dutch Rio
Russia Russian Рио '
China Chinese 勒内卢/勒內盧 Lè Nèi Lú
South Korea Korean 데자네 Dejane


References

  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


Ostriches
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