“Nobody's comfortable in their own body... Least of all ME! So how'm I supposed to dress this carcass?”
― Spike, New Horizons
Spike (スクワット,Sukuwatto?, Squat) is a crankyrhinovillager in the Animal Crossing series. His initial phrase is a reference to his 90's punk appearance. His name is perhaps inspired by the spikes that frequently adorned late 20th-Century punk and skater fashion accessories or a rhino's horn. He first appeared only in the early games of the series, but has since found in the data for Happy Home Designer. He shares a birthday with Tangy. He has the nature hobby.
Spike returned to the series in New Leaf, as part of the Welcome amiibo update. By scanning amiibo cards, this villager can be met via the campground and invited to the town.
Spike is an orange rhino with angry-appearing eyes, and a scarred muzzle on each side with two yellow horns on top. In New Horizons, his horns have a golden sheen to them rather than the previous matte yellow. The same yellow coloring of his horns is also at the tips of his ears, as well as around his wrists and ankles. Around each of his two horns is a steel blue colored ring, which also appears at the tip of tail, and at the end of all four of his limbs. His dark brown hair is coarse and styled like a Mohawk. In all his appearances, Spike has worn the Skull Tee, except for New Horizons, where he wears the GOLD Tee.
Below is a brief description of the cranky personality. For more information, click here.
Cranky villagers will usually appear in a grouchy or agitated mood and are more difficult to befriend than most other villager types. When talking to the player, cranky villagers tend to become angry if the player disagrees with them or refuses to do a favor. Like all cranky villagers, Spike will be invested in his hobby and will often challenge the player to various competitions. He will easily get along with jock, snooty and other cranky villagers, and occasionally lazy and normal villagers as well. However, he will find it hard to socialize with peppy villagers, as they will seem overstimulated or immature. Spike will also enjoy spreading rumors about other villagers.
In New Leaf, Spike's home has items consistent with "extreme sports" such as a Skateboard Rack and a Mountain Bike. He also owns a Hanger Rack customized with male clothing apparel, a Desktop TV sitting atop a Square Minitable, a Brown Seat, Shower Stall, Succulent Plant, Modern Bed, Pitcher Plant, and a Jukebox that plays K.K. House.
In New Horizons, Spike's home is rather similar, except comes with a little additional formal touches. The floor is patterned with a tiger-print carpet (specific name needed).
Spike is the scariest looking dude around. His mean scowl, huge scar, and sharp tongue scare off even the toughest streetwise city kid, but he's actually as cuddly as a teddy bear once you get to know him.