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Turn the other cheek.
― Picture quote, Wild World

Punchy (ビンタ, Binta?) is a lazy cat villager in the Animal Crossing series, appearing in all games to date, except for Animal Forest. His name may come from the word "punchy," which means being groggy or dazed from a series of punches. His Japanese name, 'Binta', means "a slap in the face". His picture quote from Wild World also relates to his easygoing demeanor. Punchy was featured on the cover of Animal Crossing, in the upper right window with Mitzi, another cat villager. He has the play hobby.


Punchy in Animal Crossing

Punchy is a black and white cat with sleepy, yellow, purple-lidded eyes. His legs are black with white paws, as if he were wearing mittens. He has a set of whiskers on his cheeks, as well as a cat-like smile indicating his friendly, easygoing personality. Punchy has three different initial shirts in earlier games, The GC Shirt (Animal Forest+), the Cherry Shirt (Animal Crossing and Animal Forest e+), and the Gray Tartan Shirt (Wild World to New Leaf). In New Horizons, he wears the Madras Plaid Shirt.


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

As a lazy villager, Punchy 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. Punchy 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 Animal Crossing, Punchy has a Gold Stereo, Mama Bear, Speed Bag and various items of the Blue Series. He has the Blue Carpet and Mod Wall.

In City Folk, Punchy no longer has the Gold Stereo but still retains his Blue Series theme, although with less Blue items present and replaced with fruit items. The wallpaper and flooring are the same as they were in the previous games. K.K. Love Song plays in Punchy's house.

In New Horizons, Punchy has a room that is full of blue-colored items, such as the Wooden low table, Wooden simple bed, and the cute music player from the Cute series. Forest Life plays in his house.

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Animal Crossing (interior) Wild World (interior)
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New Leaf (interior) New Leaf (exterior)
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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp

Punchy's preferred theme is natural. His profile reads:

❝ Punchy often appears out of nowhere with an inscrutable expression on his face. Good luck figuring him out. ❞

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 5

Furniture/Item Required Materials Price (Bells) Craft Time
Blue Bookcase 15 wood, 15 steel, 3 friend powder 1,390 7 hours
Bromeliaceae 6 wood 840 1 minute
Blue Cabinet 15 wood, 15 steel 1,220 2 hours
Blue Table 60 wood, 3 natural essence 1,930 11 hours
Blue Bench 30 wood, 30 steel, 3 natural essence 2,430 8 hours

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a gray tartan tee and sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 9, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 10, he will request the player to craft a cat tower.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with pic of Punchy 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).

Other Appearances


e-Card [1]
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#013 Punchy
Gender Male
Type Cat
Star sign Aries
Clothes Cherry shirt
Petphrase mrmpht
Password 26bSMUEY%DN2ZV
Profile What do you call a cat who goes hog-wild without warning? Punchy! Be wary whenever he's around. You never know when he might turn claws on you or surprise you with a cat punch!
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012 Mitzi #013 Punchy 014 Ankha

amiibo Card

amiibo Card[2]
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#050 Punchy
Type Cat
Star sign Aries
Birthday 4/11
Roll value 6
Hand sign Rock
Request A room for entertaining cats
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049 Bonbon #050 Punchy 051 Opal


  • He and Cheri are the only non-islander villagers to make their debut in Animal Forest+.
  • Punchy's German name is the same as Julian's English name.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese ビンタ Binta
France French Cédric
Spain Spanish Félix
Germany German Julian
Italy Italian Felix
The Netherlands Dutch Punchy
Russia Russian Панчи Panchi
China Chinese 爾光/尔光 Ěrguāng
South Korea Korean 빙티 Bingti

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Special Characters

Lazy Villagers (NH)
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  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