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This article is about the cranky cat villager. For the special tanuki character, see Tom Nook.
Tom Gallery

New challenges! New people! We need adventure!
― Tom, New Leaf

Tom (バンタム, Bantamu?, Bantam) is a cranky cat villager in the Animal Crossing series. His North American name is based on tomcats, another name for male cats. His name and appearance might also be a reference to the Tom and Jerry cartoons. He was absent in Wild World, but returned in City Folk and New Leaf. His Japanese name is a reference to Bantamweight, a weight division in boxing. He has the education hobby.


Tom in Animal Crossing

Tom is a blue cat with a white-tipped tail and muzzle. His hands and feet are also tipped white. The insides of his ears are colored strawberry pink. He has slanted yellow eyes with round black pupils, and his eyelids, when visible, are colored a pale blue. In New Horizons, he has subtle dark purple colored irises. He has a large gray mouth shaped like a sideways 3, and the white on his arms and legs comes up in a sharp zigzag pattern. His initial shirt was the BB Tee until it was changed to a black Bulldog Jacket in New Horizons. He carries the Flame Umbrella on rainy days. He has a slight resemblance to Rosie and Moe, two other cat villagers.


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, Tom 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. Tom will also enjoy spreading rumors about other villagers.


Tom's home is very neat and oriental, containing furniture from the Exotic Series. It contrasts with his cranky personality. Upon obtaining a stereo, he will play K.K. Rally.

In New Horizons, Tom's home is notably different, and now features multiple Race Cars, along with a Tire Stack. His flooring is the Paintball Flooring. In this game, if he has a stereo, it will play K.K. Rock.

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Animal Crossing (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

Tom's preferred theme is cool. His profile reads:

❝ Rumor has it that Tom is a former bantamweight Junior World Boxing Champion. What no one knows is that he still can't fall asleep without his favorite cat toy. ❞

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 7

Furniture/Item Required Items Price (Bells) Craft Time
Folding Chair 6 steel 900 5 hours
Kettle 30 steel 500 4 hours, 30 minutes
Scale 30 steel 960 3 hours
Speed Bag 60 paper, 60 steel 2,400 6 hours
Exercise Bike 120 steel, 3 sporty essence 1,610 6 hours

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a BB 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 sushi platter.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with pic of Tom 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).


e-Card [1]
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#207 Tom
Gender Male
Type Cat
Star sign Sagittarius
Clothes BB shirt
Petphrase me-YOWZA
Password @tk5GepxGHI6Vx
Profile Tom was a world-class boxer in his younger days. But now, he's become a world-class alley cat. There's nothing he loves more than rooting through the dump, finding gifts for his favorite friends.
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206 Tabby #207 Tom 208 Dizzy

amiibo Card

amiibo Card[2]
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#128 Tom
Type Cat
Star sign Sagittarius
Birthday 12/10
Roll value 1
Hand sign Scissors
Request A fighter's gym
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127 Kitt #128 Tom 129 Tipper


  • He bears a slight resemblance to Rosie and Moe, two other cat villagers.
  • As sometimes revealed on April Fool's Day in New Leaf, Tom is the second out of a set of quadruplets.
  • Tom is afraid of the skeleton hood in New Leaf.
  • Tom's favorite color is brown.
  • Tom's favorite clothing style is Rock n' Roll.
  • According to his e-Card bio, Tom was formerly a boxer, and while his boxing days are now behind him, the card states that he now enjoys combing the Dump to find gifts for his friends.
    • Tom's boxing career is also mentioned in his Pocket Camp bio.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese バンタム Bantamu
France French Tom
Spain Spanish Zapirón
Germany German Timo
Italy Italian Isidoro
The Netherlands Dutch Tom
Russia Russian Том Tom
China Chinese 阿邦 Ābāng
South Korea Korean 밴덤 Baendeo

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Special Characters

Cranky Villagers (NH)
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