“SPLASH! Make my viewers happy, and l'll make YOU happy. Let's make it RING! Nyuk!”
― New Horizons
C.J. (ジャスティン, Jasutin, Justin) is a beaver special visitor introduced in New Horizons. He is the host of the Fishing Tourney, replacing Chip. He also occasionally visits the Deserted Island outside of the competition to seek out up-and-coming fishing talent for his live-streams.
C.J. is a blue-eyed beaver. He has visible freckles and pronounced eyebrows, along with yellow hair.
His outfit consists of a white t-shirt with a hood, as well as a yellow and black puffer vest. The vest shows an emblem that matches the one on his partner and roommate, Flick's. He wears a matching black and yellow backwards cap, and a dark pair of sunglasses.
In New Horizons
During Fishing Tourneys or random visits, C.J. will buy fish from the player for 150% of their usual value. (Commissions cannot be accepted on tourney days). Two tourneys will be held in Spring and Winter where players have three minutes to catch as many fish as possible. Points will be earned towards the prize pool where two bonus points will be gained if you catch over three in total. After the three minutes are up you can repeat the process by selling the fish in your cooler. Every milestone of 100 points C.J. will reward the player with a trophy until the gold is earned at 300. For every ten points you're able to trade it for fish swag which comes in special event items and accessories. During his random visits, C.J. will not buy the player's fish until they have completed a "seasports" challenge which entails catching three fish within a specific size range in a row. C.J. will also offer to have his partner Flick make a fish model if the player brings him three of the same fish. Only one fish model can be commissioned at a time, and the completed model will be mailed to the player the next day.
C.J. and Flick are roommates and partners. As an artist, he helps C.J. build his streaming audience by providing stellar art to dedicated anglers. However, Flick's true artistic muse is the world of entomology.
All of the fish models that can be commissioned from C.J. are shown in the table below.
In Pocket Camp
C.J. was added to Pocket Camp in November 2020 to replace Chip in Fishing Tourneys. In his first fishing tourney, he hosts the Fintastic event, a Fishing Tourney where the player can catch Barreleye, Mahi-Mahi, and Umbrella Octopuses. One of the rewards also acts as a special furniture.
- The fish that C.J. holds in his official render is a Mahi-mahi, and his signature rod is a Fish Fishing Rod.
- Both C.J. and Label have sunglasses on their forehead.
- C.J.'s name is possibly an abbreviation of "Chip Junior", reflecting that Chip is likely his father. This is further evidenced by his tendency to say "Nyuk, nyuk!", which was something Chip often said.
- C.J. also mentions his and Flick's families knowing each other since a young age, possibly further referencing Chip, and potentially Nat as Flick's father.
- C.J.'s Italian name, Castorino, and his French name, Pollux, both respectively reference the mythological twins Castor and Pollux. They are also the names of the two brightest stars in the constellation of Gemini.
- Castor is also the scientific name for the beaver genus.
- In localization, both his and Flick's dialogue mention each other as partners. This has led many fans to believe that they are romantic partners.
- In the English localization, upon first asking for a fish commission, C.J. will mention that his partner normally does art of bugs instead of fish. After asking for a second commission, C.J. will confirm that this hinted-at partner is Flick. After the third, he'll drop that he and Flick are roommates and partners.
- The New Horizons companion guide expands upon this, explaining that C.J. and Flick are 'roommates and business partners'.
- C.J.’s Japanese name may possibly be a reference to/pun on the singer Justin Bieber, due to his name being Justin and his species being a Beaver.
- This theory is further supported by the fact that his hair color is similar to Justin Bieber's.
- His and Flick's emblem is also present on the left arm of the Fish-print tee, a reward from the fishing tourney.
- Unlike Chip, C.J.'s astrology symbol is Pisces.
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