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This article is about a lazy cat villager. For the the smug dog villager named Bob in Japanese, see Shep.
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I'm a cat. Chillin' is in my blood, man.
― Picture quote, Wild World

Bob (ニコバン, Nikoban?) is a lazy cat villager who has appeared in every game of the Animal Crossing series. His name is most likely based off the bobcat. His initial phrase, "pthhhpth," may be a reference to the sound a cat makes when coughing up a hairball (this is further supported by the information on the e-Card which indicates he tends to spit often while speaking). His picture phrase in New Leaf is a feline spin on the memetic phrase, "You only live once." He has the play hobby.

Bob was long speculated to be the first villager designed due to appearing in every game, his simplicity, name, January 1st birthday, and having the first villager e-Card and amiibo card. This was later confirmed in a conference by series director Hisashi Nogami.[1]


Bob in Animal Crossing

Bob is a lavender cat with darker purple spots all over his body and face. he also has no visible nose. His eyes are half-closed, making him appear sleepy and reflecting his lazy personality. He initially wears the Blossom Tee. The inside of his ears are various shades of pink, and his tail has two darker purple spots on it. Bob carries the Gelato Umbrella when it rains.


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

As a lazy villager, Bob will be friendly and easy to get along with due to his laid back lifestyle. Like all lazy villagers, he has a love of food and relaxing. He will enjoy partaking in the usual hobbies, usually for relaxing reasons or for food, like when fishing. Bob will get along well with other villagers, but may offend or confuse jock villagers, who have a lifestyle of exercise and fitness, which conflicts with the lazy lifestyle of relaxing and food. He will get along with other lazy villagers with whom he will talk about food, comics, or superheroes. He will also get along well with normal, peppy, smug and sisterly villagers, and occasionally cranky villagers, but may from time to time annoy snooty villagers, who disagree with the lazy lifestyle.


In every game, Bob's house includes the whole set of the Kiddie Series including the wallpaper and flooring. He also owns a Nintendo 64 furniture logo, which is only seen on Animal Forest and Animal Crossing games. K.K. Ragtime is played on a Kiddie Stereo, except in New Horizons where it plays Neapolitan instead.

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Animal Forest (interior) Animal Crossing (interior)
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Wild World (interior) City Folk (interior)
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New Leaf (interior) New Leaf (exterior)
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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp

Bob was added to Pocket Camp in the January 30, 2018 update.

Bob's preferred theme is hip, and he primarily gives wood as a reward. His profile reads:

❝ Bob is an easygoing kind of guy. He doesn't worry too much about what he does or says, which doesn't always end well.❞

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 5

Furniture/Item Required Materials Price (Bells) Craft Time
Capsule-Toy Machine 60 steel, 3 hip essence 1,870 7 hours
Kiddie Table 15 steel, 15 wood 1,230 2 hours
Kiddie Bureau 15 steel, 15 wood 1,360 3 hours
Kiddie Rug 30 cotton 700 1 hour
Kiddie Couch 60 cotton, 3 hip essence 2,110 8 hours

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a blossom tee and sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 9, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 15, he will request the player to craft a boot sculpture.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with a pic of Bob and sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 25, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 30, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 35, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 40, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 45, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 50, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 55, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 60, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).


e-Card [2]
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#011 Bob
Gender Male
Type Cat
Star sign Capricorn
Clothes Blossom shirt
Petphrase pthhpth
Password rbOPwN@eLL9k4T
Profile Everyone loves Bob's laid-back attitude, in spite of his nasty habit of spitting whenever he speaks. Ever wonder why he sleeps so late? It's because he's up all night playing video games. Can you blame him?
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010 Kapp'n #011 Bob 012 Mitzi

amiibo Card

amiibo Card[3]
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#018 Bob
Type Cat
Star sign Capricorn
Birthday 1/1
Roll value 2
Hand sign Scissors
Request A floral atmosphere
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017 Lottie #018 Bob 019 Fauna


  • As sometimes revealed in New Leaf on Halloween, Bob is afraid of the Monster Mask.
  • As sometimes revealed in New Leaf on April Fool's Day, Bob is the fourth of six kids.
  • Bob's Chinese phrase "猫猫/貓貓" literally means "cat".
  • He is known for being a popular meme on the internet, especially because of an animated image of him dancing.
  • This was also the inspiration for the Peace and Tranquility video from the video game A Hat In Time. Link to proof:
  • Bob and Olivia have the same style of eyes: light yellow almond shapes with a solid black rectangle for pupils.
  • Bob is the first villager created.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese ニコバン Nikoban
France French Robert
Spain Spanish Arándano
Germany German Jens
Italy Italian Bob
The Netherlands Dutch Bob
Russia Russian Боб Bob
China Chinese 阿判 Āpàn
South Korea Korean 히죽 Hijuk


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