A Thorough Guide About Pekoe in Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing is a game series that embraces all walks of life and represents the different cultures of our world through the cute animals you can have as neighbors. In Animal Crossing, you can see Ankha, a cat villager dressed as an Egyptian sphinx, or Kabuki, another cat villager yet dressed as a Japanese Kabuki actor.

One of these villagers that feature a similar theme is Pekoe. She is a bear cub villager whose outfit, house, and name are Chinese-inspired. If you plan to add a villager on your island with a Chinese motif in mind, invite Pekoe.

Even brushing off her overall theme, she is an elegant-looking cub with cute mannerisms. Once you have her on your island, you will not regret it. I even have her on my island! Have I intrigued you yet? Don’t worry, because I will talk about her more in this Pekoe guide.

Bottom Line Up Front

Here are essential details about Pekoe in Animal Crossing: New Horizons that you need to know.

  • Name: Pekoe
  • Gender: Female
  • Species: Bear cub
  • Personality: Normal
  • Birthday: May 18 (Taurus)
  • Catchphrase: “bud”
  • Favorite clothing style: Elegant and Cute
  • Favorite colors: Red and Beige

Who is Pekoe?

Pekoe is a female bear cub villager with a normal personality. She debuted in Animal Crossing: City Folk and has not missed a game appearance ever since. As such, she appears in the latest entry of the series, Animal Crossing: New Horizons. She also appears in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Animal Crossing: Amiibo Festival, and Pocket Camp.

Her appearance and house are Chinese-inspired. Her English name, Pekoe, is a direct reference to tea leaf grading, the process of evaluating tea by evaluating the quality of tea leaves. Her Japanese name, Jasmine, directly references a typical Chinese tea known as Jasmine tea.

Even her catchphrase, “bud,” is a reference to tea. Bud is the term used to describe the head of a flower. People can use them to make tea using certain plants. Her favorite saying throughout all the games is, “let bygones be bygones.” She has a nature hobby, and so you may find her reading and studying books about flowers, bugs, fishes, or fossils.

Pekoe’s Appearance

Pekoe is a bear cub with cream-colored fur and pink paws on her arms and legs. She also has rosy pink cheeks. Her eyes are aquamarine and almond-shaped, with a single eyelash on each eye going upwards. She has black hair with a fringe on the front. She has a black nose as well.

As for her clothing, she wears a red sleeveless silk dress in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, she wears a hot spring tee instead. Her white ears resemble double buns, a hairstyle in China known as niújiǎotóu. If you understand and have seen Chun-Li from Street Fighter, Pekoe’s hair buns are just like hers.

You may see her holding an exquisite parasol in Animal Crossing: New Horizons when it is raining. In the previous entry, she can be seen holding a paper parasol instead. She carries with her a pink phone and a veggie-print handbag.

Pekoe’s Personality

Pekoe is a normal villager, also known as a sweet villager. She acts kind and sweet towards the players and everybody else. She does not have strong opinions about hobbies that other villagers might obsess with. She is content with what she has.

She would often give out helpful tips to the players. She is not afraid to talk to other villagers, and when she does, she rarely gets annoyed or angry by what they say. Like other villagers, she would often invite the player to her house or ask the player if she could come over to their house.

As a normal villager, she wakes up at 6 AM and sleeps at 12 AM. In Animal Crossing: City Folk, however, she wakes up at 5 AM and sleeps at 1 AM. She gets along well with every villager as she does not usually get into arguments with any of them.

Pekoe’s House Throughout the Games

Her house has different appearances in City Folk, New Leaf, and New Horizons. In City Folk and New Leaf, her home has a green bamboo floor and white Japanese paper screens for walls. Bamboo leaves decorate the paper screens. She has a red vase and various pots with fan palms on them.

She also has red antique Chinese screen partitions on one side of the room where her bed is. Her bed has white sheets with dragon-like decorations on them. A phonograph is present, which plays the Imperial K. K. song. Apparently, she loves the song, and she even appears on the song’s album cover.

In New Horizons, her exterior house is primarily red with white walls as accents. A paper lantern hangs from the roof of her home. Her window is circular with a square-like decoration. Her house has dark blue roof shingles and a black steel chimney, and her door is black with intricate designs on its windows.

The interior of her house has similar elements to previous entries, albeit with minor changes. Her walls and flooring are still the same. She still has a phonograph and two partitions. However, the design of her bed is different. She now has a traditional tea set on her table. She has cherry blossoms now instead of fam palms.

Below is a detailed description of the items within her house.

Pekoe’s house in Animal Crossing: City Folk

Items Exotic Bed Exotic Bench Exotic Chest
Exotic Lamp Exotic Screen (x2) Fan Palm (x2)
Phonograph Red Vase  
Wall Exquisite Wall
Floor Bamboo Flooring
Music Imperial K. K.

Pekoe’s house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Items Corn Plant Daffodil Exotic Bed
Exotic Bench Exotic Lamp Exotic Screen (x2)
Exotic Table Exotic Wall Shelf Incense Burner
Lady Palm Phonograph Red Vase
Wall Exquisite Wall
Floor Bamboo Flooring
Music Imperial K. K.

Pekoe’s house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Items Cherry-Blossom Branches Imperial Bed Imperial Chest
Imperial Decorative Shelves Imperial Dining Lantern Imperial Low Table
Imperial Partition (x2) Phonograph Traditional Tea Set
Wall Exquisite Wall
Floor Bamboo Flooring
Music Imperial K. K.

Pekoe’s Details Throughout the Games

Every game is different in Animal Crossing, and so are the villager details. This section lists the various attributes and elements about Pekoe throughout the games in the main series. So, if you are playing an Animal Crossing game that is not New Horizons, this section will come in handy.

Pekoe’s Details in Animal Crossing: City Folk

  • Most favorite clothing style: Cute
  • Least favorite clothing style: Refined
  • Most favorite furniture genre: Retro or Playful
  • Most favorite furniture series: Exotic
  • Most favorite furniture color: Brown

Pekoe’s Details in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

  • Personality: Normal
  • Birthday: May 18 (Taurus)
  • Catchphrase: “bud”
  • Initial attire
    • Initial clothing: Hot Spring Tee
    • Initial umbrella: Paper Parasol
  • Favorites
    • Most favorite clothing style: Iconic
    • Least favorite clothing style: Flashy
    • Most favorite color: Brown
  • Biography
    • Siblings: Oldest of 6
    • Skill: Doodling
    • Goal: Esthetician
    • Halloween fear: Bug Mask
  • Coffee Preference
    • Type of beans: Kilimanjaro
    • Amount of milk: The regular amount
    • Amount of sugar: two spoonsful

Pekoe’s Details in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

  • Personality: Normal
  • Birthday: May 18 (Taurus)
  • Catchphrase: “bud”
  • Initial attire
    • Initial clothing: Sleeveless Silk Dress (Red)
    • Initial umbrella: Exquisite Parasol
    • Initial phone design: Pink
    • Final phone design: Retro – Fabric 3
  • Favorites
    • Most favorite clothing styles: Elegant and Cute
    • Most favorite colors: Red and Beige
  • Hobby: Nature
  • Carried items
    • Carried bag: Veggie-print
    • Book: Gardening, bug, fish, or fossil
    • Food: Chocolate donut
    • Drink: Tea can or yellow mug
    • Popsicle: Orange

Pekoe’s Details in Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise

Pekoe can be one of your clients in Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ DLC, Happy Home Paradise. Below are the essential details of what she wants to have as her home.

  • Thought bubble: I want a relaxing vacation home with Asian resort vibes.
  • Client’s vision: My Own Zen Resort
  • Required items: Imperial Low Table and Traditional Tea Set
  • Favorite song: Imperial K. K.

You can unlock a ton of items that you can buy from the Nook Shopping Catalogue when you have Pekoe as your client. Below is a list of these items arranged in a table due to the large numbers of items available.

Pekoe’s Unlocked Furniture

Baby Panda Bamboo Candleholder Bamboo Floor Lamp Bamboo Partition
Bamboo Shelf Bamboo Sphere Decorative Plate Fan Palm
Fine Vase Fried Rice Golden Decorative Plate Golden Urn
Golden Vase Imperial Bed Imperial Chest Imperial Decorative Shelves
Imperial Dining Chair Imperial Lamp Imperial Partition Incense Burner
Karei no Nitsuke Mama Panda Papa Panda Pekoe’s Photo
Pekoe’s Poster Porcelain Vase Rattan Armchair Rattan Bed
Rattan End Table Rattan Low Table Rattan Stool Rattan Vanity
Rattan Wardrobe Rattan Waste Bin Shoji Divider Steamer-Basket Set
Tantanmen Yucca    

Pekoe’s Unlocked Interior Designs

Bamboo Flooring Bamboo Wall Bamboo-Screen Wall Dark Herringbone Flooring
Dark-Block Flooring Exquisite Wall Harmonious Wall Imperial Rug
Light Bamboo Rug Orange Moroccan-Style Wall Red Exquisite Rug Simple Medium Orange Mat
Simple White Flooring      

Pekoe’s Unlocked Clothing

Note that all the unlocked clothing comes with all of the variations of each piece.

Bun Wig Exquisite Parasol Flower Sandals Hibiscus Hairpin
Hibiscus Muumuu Silk Floral-Print Pants Silk Floral-Print Shirt Sleeveless Silk Dress

Pekoe’s Unlocked Music

  • K. Faire
  • K. Folk

Pekoe’s Details in Other Games

Apart from the games in the main series, Pekoe also appears in the spin-off games. Below is a list of them where Pekoe appears and the vital information that you need for them.

Pekoe’s Details in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Happy Home Designer, the spin-off game that inspired New Horizon’s DLC, Happy Home Paradise, also has unlockable items. Pekoe appears in this game too. Below are essential details that you need to know for Pekoe in Happy Home Designer.

  • Thought bubble: If my home was like an exotic resort, I’d always be on vacation!
  • Client’s vision: An exotic resort.
  • Required items: Exotic Lamp, Exotic End Table, and Cup of Tea
  • Favorite song: Imperial K. K.

Pekoe’s Unlocked Furniture

 Baby Panda  Cabana Armchair  Cabana Bed  Cabana Bookcase
 Cabana Chair  Cabana Dresser  Cabana Lamp  Cabana Screen
 Cabana Table  Cabana Vanity  Cabana Wall Radio  Cabana Wardrobe
 Cup of Tea  Exotic Bed  Exotic Bench  Exotic Bureau
 Exotic Chair  Exotic Chest  Exotic End Table  Exotic Lamp
 Exotic Screen  Exotic Table  Exotic Wall Shelf  Exotic Wardrobe
 Glass Teapot  Hibiscus  Imperial K.K.  Incense Burner
 Jasmine Bonsai  K.K. Faire  K.K. Folk  Lady Palm
 Mama Panda  Papa Panda  Pekoe’s Pic  Red Vase
 Sanshin      

Pekoe’s Unlocked Interior Designs

Bamboo Flooring Bamboo Wall Bamboo Rug Cabana Flooring
Cabana Wall Exotic Rug Exotic Wall Exquisite Wall
Terrace Rug      

Pekoe’s Unlocked Clothing

 Bun Wig  Embroidered Dress  Flower Loafers  Hibiscus Hairpin
 Hot Spring Skirt  Hot Spring Tee  Kung-Fu Pants  New Spring Skirt
 New Spring Tee  Orange Sandals  Paper Parasol  Periwinkle Tee
 Tropical Sandals Kung-Fu Tee    

Pekoe’s Details in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

The developers of Pocket Camp included Pekoe in the game on July 15, 2018. Below are the vital details of Pekoe in that game.

  • Personality: Normal
  • Birthday: May 18 (Taurus)
  • Catchphrase: “bud”
  • Initial clothing: Hot Spring Tee
  • Biography
    • Description: Pekoe’s as cute as a button! Coincidentally, she collects buttons. It’s an extremely cute collection.
    • Preferred theme: harmonious
    • Primary reward: Steel
    • Version added: 1.6.0
    • Date unlocked: July 15, 2018
  • Items required to invite
    • Required Friendship Level: 5
    • Cup of Tea
    • Cabana Lamp
    • Imperial Chair
    • Exotic Table (Black and Red)
    • Exotic Screen (Black and Red)
  • Friendship rewards
    • Level 7: Hot Spring Tee and Sparkle Stone
    • Level 9: Sparkle Stone
    • Level 15: Mama Panda (Crafting Request)
    • Level 20: Pekoe’s Pic and Sparkle Stone
    • Level 25 to 60: Sparkle Stone

Ideal Gifts to Give to Pekoe

Pekoe has particular favorite styles and colors in terms of clothing and furniture. If you are confused about what you should give to Pekoe, here is a guide on the items that you should buy. I will divide this section into the various games where you can gift her. Also, I will not list all of the items you can buy. I will only list examples for brevity as there are a lot of items available.

Ideal gifts in Animal Crossing: City Folk

Pekoe likes cute clothing and does not like refined ones. She also likes brown and retro or playful furniture. Below is a list of furniture items that are both brown and retro/playful.

Furniture item

Price

Where to buy from

Princess Lamp 68,000 Bells GracieGrace
Hammock 1,320 Bells Tom Nook
Tiki Torch 870 Bells
Clackercart 1,380 Bells
Rocking Horse 600 Bells
Helm 1,120 Bells Pascal
Barrel 800 Bells
Keg 800 Bells
Anchor 1,900 Bells
Ship Compass 1,600 Bells

If you wish to give Pekoe cute clothing, below are a few samples of such.

Clothing item Clothing type Price

Where to buy from

Bun Wig Headgear 480 Bells Able Sisters
Tulip Hat 640 Bells
Pacifier Accessories 120 Bells
Pink Glasses 240 Bells
Bear Shirt Tops 420 Bells
Leaf Tee 260 Bells
Bear-Costume Pants Bottoms 600 Bells
Pastel-Check Skirt 360 Bells
Gray Leggings Footwear 240 Bells Kicks
Pink Sneakers 480 Bells

Ideal gifts in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Pekoe favors iconic clothing and furniture items and does not favor flashy ones. Just like in City Folk, she still loves the color brown. Below is a list of furniture items that are both brown and iconic. Note that the items available from Gulliver will be given to you and not sold.

Furniture item

Price

Where to buy from

Tribal Mask Not for sale Gulliver (available as a gift)
Tapestry
Dream Catcher
Hospital TV 1,000 Bells Timmy and Tommy’s store
Ceramic Hot Pot 1,000 Bells
Soft-Serve Lamp 1,120 Bells
Glass-Top Table 2,200 Bells
Boomerang 1,200 Bells
Loom 3,000 Bells
Doghouse 1,200 Bells

If you wish to give Pekoe iconic clothing, below are a few samples of such.

Clothing item

Clothing type Price

Where to buy from

Straw Hat Headgear 15 Medals Tortimer Island
Beret 320 Bells Able Sisters
Silver Frames Accessories 240 Bells
Thick Glasses 320 Bells
Folk Tunic Tops 640 Bells
Tropical Tee 370 Bells
Imperial Pants Bottoms 480 Bells
Kilt 600 Bells
Flower Loafers Footwear 480 Bells Kicks
Tropical Sandals 480 Bells

Ideal gifts in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Elegant and cute clothing are favorites of Pekoe. Compared to earlier entries, she now likes the colors red and beige. Below is a list of furniture ideas that Pekoe would love.

Furniture item

Price

Where to buy from

Pot Not for sale DIY
Bamboo-shoot Lamp
Paper Lantern 780 Bells Nook’s Cranny
Clay Furnace 3,300 Bells
Portable Record Player 4,000 Bells
Table Lamp 1,100 Bells
Incense Burner 880 Bells
Fragrance Sticks 830 Bells
Stair Dresser 19,000 Bells Nook’s Cranny; Paradise Planning Office
Shoji Divider 5,000 Bells

If you wish to give Pekoe clothing, it is best to give her elegant or cute ones. Meanwhile, the colors should be red or beige. Here is a list of clothing that is both red/beige and elegant/cute.

Clothing item

Clothing type Price

Where to buy from

Beret Headwear 880 Bells Able Sisters
Ribbon 490 Bells
Retro Shades Accessories 1,560 Bells
Oval Glasses 880 Bells
Nightgown Dress-Up 2,100 Bells
Miko Attire 2,240 Bells
Milkmaid Dress 2,520 Bells
Plover Cardigan Tops 1,440 Bells
Aran-knit Sweater 1,200 Bells
Lacy Shirt 850 Bells

Pekoe’s Statistics in Animal Crossing

Pekoe in Animal Crossing

Pekoe’s Personality

Pekoe is one of 17 bear cub villagers that appear in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Still, there are 20 bear cubs in total, including those who have not made an appearance in the latest entry. Among the 17 which do appear, Pekoe is among the four who have normal personalities. Statistically, Pekoe is part of the 23.5% that make up the normal bear cub villagers.

Pekoe’s Gender

Among the 17 bear cub villagers, Pekoe is part of the eight females in the game. That makes up 47.06% of the population. Coincidentally, all the normal bear cub villagers are females. So, the number of females with normal personalities is the same, which is 23.5%.

Pekoe’s Birthday

Pekoe’s birthday is on May 18. Only one other bear cub villager celebrates their birthday in May: June. June is a normal female bear cub villager, just like Pekoe. Her birthday is on May 21. So, the statistics for females who are normal and whose birthday is in May is 11.8% of the population. The statistics for bear cub villagers who celebrate their birthdays in May is still the same.

Pekoe’s Debut Game

Pekoe debuted in Animal Crossing: City Folk. Only one other bear cub villager debuted in the same game: Chester. Chester is a male lazy bear cub villager whose birthday is on August 6. So, 11.8% of the population debuted in City Folk.

Summary of Statistics

Overall, Pekoe is the only female normal bear cub villager whose birthday is in May and debuted in Animal Crossing: City Folk. The percentage of these attributes is 5.9% of the total population.

Frequently Answered Questions

Question: What Does Pekoe like in Animal Crossing?

Answer: In New Horizons, Pekoe likes furniture and clothing that are either red or beige. Her favorite clothing styles are elegant or cute ones. So, she would really love elegant or cute clothing that is either red or beige (or both!). In New Leaf, she likes iconic furniture and clothing. She also likes the color brown. In City Folk, she likes cute clothing and brown.

Question: How Rare is Pekoe in Animal Crossing?

Answer: Pekoe is a very rare villager when all her attributes are taken into account. She is the only female normal bear cub villager who debuted in Animal Crossing: City Folk and whose birthday is in May. When her birthday or her debut game is taken out in the formula, there are four normal female bear cub villagers.

Question: How Popular is Pekoe in Animal Crossing?

Answer: Pekoe is not as popular as Raymond, whose popularity spiked when Nintendo released its latest game. Still, she is a beloved bear cub villager because of her cute appearance. Many people love having her on their island. Why not give Pekoe a chance?

Conclusion on Pekoe

Pekoe is a female bear cub villager with a normal personality. Her birthday is on May 18, and her zodiac sign is Taurus. She debuted in Animal Crossing: City Folk and appears in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. She is a cream-white bear cub with rosy cheeks and pink paws. Her hair is black with a straight fringe. She has a Chinese motif like her attire, house, and name.

Her initial catchphrase is “bud,” and her favorite saying is, “let bygones be bygones.” Her hobby is nature. Thus, you can find her reading books about flowers, bugs, fishes, or fossils. She can interact well with other villagers of any personality.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, her favorite clothing style is elegant or cute. Her favorite colors are red and beige. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, she likes iconic furniture and clothing and brown. Her favorite color is still the same in Animal Crossing: City Folk, but her favorite style is cute clothing.

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