- This article is about a lazy cat villager. For the smug dog islander, see Shep.
“I'm a cat. Chillin' is in my blood, man.”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-Reader 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.
― Picture quote, Wild World
Bob is a lavender cat with darker purple spots all over his body and face. His eyes are half-closed, making him appear sleepy. 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.|
In every game, Bob's house includes the whole set of the Kiddie Series including the wallpaper and flooring. K.K. Ragtime is played on a Kiddie Stereo, except in New Horizons where it plays Neapolitan instead.
|Animal Forest (interior)||Animal Crossing (interior)|
|Wild World (interior)||City Folk (interior)|
|New Leaf (interior)||New Leaf (exterior)|
|New Horizons (interior)||New Horizons (exterior)|
Bob's preferred theme is hip and he will primarily gift the player with wood when they fulfill his requests.
His profile says:
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|
At level 7 friendship, he will reward you with a blossom tee and sparkle stones (x1).
At level 9, he will reward you with sparkle stones (x1).
At level 15, he will request that you craft a boot sculpture.
At level 20, he will reward you with pic of Bob and sparkle stones (x1).
At level 25, he will reward you with sparkle stones (x1).
At level 30, he will reward you with sparkle stones (x1).
At level 35, he will reward you with sparkle stones (x1).
At level 40, he will reward you with sparkle stones (x1).
At level 45, he will reward you with sparkle stones (x1).
- There is a large amount of speculation that Bob was the first character created for the game, based on the following traits:
- He has the first ID number in Animal Crossing and Happy Home Designer.
- His birthday is January 1st.
- His English name is very simple and widely-recognized.
- He is a common and very well-known animal around the world.
- Numerically, his amiibo card and e-reader card are the first ones for a regular villager.
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