Wendell Gallery

Wendell (セイイチ, Seiichi?) is a pattern-selling/traveling artist in the Animal Crossing series. He has slightly different roles in each game he has appeared in, but they all revolve around his artistic ability and design skills. He is a blue walrus with two large, white tusks. He has a large stomach that makes his pyjama-shirt burst and he has a small cross for a belly button. He carries around a canvas and a traveller's backpack with him. His name may be a reference to the name Wendall which means 'wanderer'.


In Animal Crossing

In Animal Crossing, Wendell comes occasionally and trades one of his wallpapers for a fish; he will sell only 3 (one per character for up to 3 characters in the town) of his wallpapers per visit.

In Animal Forest

In Animal Forest, Wendell has a role that is basically the same from Animal Crossing. The only difference is that he only eats fish.

In Animal Crossing and Animal Forest e+

Wendell has a wallpaper selling role in Animal Crossing. He will show up in the player's town on Saturday or Sunday, but has been known to show up on other days too. He appears at a random time of day. He will tell the player he is hungry upon talking to him, and will ask for food. He will eat anything, such as fruit, fish, and turnips. He will give some wallpaper to the player for free as a reward during the weekend and will sell it to the player during weekdays. He disappears after a while.

In Wild World

Wendell's role in Wild World is different than it is in Animal Crossing. This time, he gives out unique designs. Upon giving him something to eat when he visits the town, as he is 'starving', he gives a pattern that is unobtainable anywhere else. He will eat fruit, as well as fish. His extreme hunger may be a reference to the stereotypical phrase "starving artist," as he is both. Giving him any type of fruit will yield a pattern already obtained, with the exception of coconuts, which yield a different pattern. He doesn't appear on Sunday or Saturday anymore. Instead, he appears from 6 am to midnight on a Tuesday every two weeks (unless it is the day Redd comes).

In Wild World, Wendell comes from Tuskany. When one of his designs is displayed in the Able Sisters, it will say Wendell from Tuskany. Tuskany is a pun involving the region Tuscany, Italy and tusks, for walruses have them. Wendell is the second step in the Golden Axe Trading Event.

In City Folk

Wendell has the same role in City Folk as he in Wild World, excluding the Golden Axe Trade Event and Redd is taken out of the equation (who now has a store in the City). If the player puts his designs on display at the Able Sisters, and ask to get it, Mabel says, "That design is made by Wendell from Sumware", his town name which is a pun on somewhere. When the player gives Wendell any type of food, such as fruit, or fish, he will give the player one of his designs depending what fruit or fish you gave him.

With WiiConnect24 enabled, he may give out designs on behalf of Nintendo as distributed designs, saying something along the lines of "I made this new design, and wondered what you would think..."

Wendell's Gifts:

Given:
Image:
Piranha
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Angelfish

Guppy

Neon Tetra

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Koi
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Black Bass
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Crucian Carp
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Gar
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Carp
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Bitterling

Pond Smelt

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Giant Snakehead
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Dorado

Goldfish

Popeyed Goldfish

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Freshwater Goby
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Loach
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Catfish
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Eel
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Arowana
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Crawfish
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Pike
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Cherry Salmon

Dace

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Bluegill

Char

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Rainbow Trout

Sweetfish

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Pale Chub

Yellow Perch

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Barbel Steed

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Killifish

Frog

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Zebra Turkeyfish

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Dab

Olive Flounder

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Octopus

Squid

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Barred Knifejaw

Red Snapper

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Sea Horse

Clownfish

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Puffer Fish
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Horse Mackarel

Sea Bass

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Surgeonfish

Butterflyfish

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Blue Marlin

Tuna

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Jellyfish

Sea Butterfly

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Moray Eel
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Lobster

Salmon

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Football Fish
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King Salmon

Ray

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Coconut
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Pear
Coloring KK.png
Apple
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Orange
Coloring Pelly.png
Cherry
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Peach
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Blue Candy

Yellow Candy

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Green candy

Red Candy

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Red Turnip
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White Turnip
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Elegant Mushroom

Flat Mushroom

Round Mushroom

Skinny Mushroom

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Rare Mushroom
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Chocolate Heart
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Birthday Cake
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In New Leaf

Meeting Wendell in a Dream Town.

In New Leaf, he does the same thing like in City Folk but instead he appears wearing light tan pajamas. His only appearance is that he exists in dreams of others towns using the Dream Suite. His services in New Leaf is the ability to copy other patterns being used in towns. He only appears if the town author only allows their patterns to be copied from their own dream world.

After the Welcome Amiibo update, he wears a vest as opposed to pajamas; when visiting Wendell's mobile home the description will say:

'With advances in camper-van technology, Wendell can finally feel at home while 'roughing it' with a fully stocked fridge and chef's kitchen.'

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Wendell's appearance as a Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy.

Wendell doesn't appear in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a playable character or assist trophy, but he does appear in the game. 

He appears as a trophy and in the Smashville stage. 

e-Card

e-Card [1]
Letter
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#122 Wendell
Gender Male
Type Special
Star sign Pisces
Clothes N/A
Petphrase N/A
Password 9sw%i9t9Q@vlEi
vsKVOF@U&ibFRy
Profile This portly walrus constantly claims to be starving, but his layer of blubber indicates that he probably gets plenty of food. Still, hook him up with a fish and he'll make it worth your while!
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121 Booker #122 Wendell 123 Katrina
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amiibo Card

amiibo Card[2]
Back
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#209 Wendell
Type Special
Star sign Pisces
Birthday 2/25
Roll value 2
Hand sign Scissors
Request I'll leave it up to you!
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208 Leif #209 Wendell 210 Cyrus
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Trivia

  • In City Folk, when the player gives Wendell a coelacanth, he will not take it from the player and will say "Oh! My mother told me not to eat these, so I'm going to have to give it back." He will then complain that he is hungry. He must be allergic to them, or not eat them due to the fact that they generally don't taste good and can cause sickness. [3]
  • He shares his birthday with Hamphrey the hamster. (February 25th)
  • In New Leaf, he has the same voice as Phineas.
  • According to Dōbutsu no Mori, whenever he gets hungry, he gets depressed, and when he gets depressed, he gets hungry again. That might be because he has a big appetite in later games.

References


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