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This article is about the cat villager. For the villager whose Japanese name is the same as this villager's English name, see Shep.
"You only live once...or nine times."
— Bob, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Bob NLa.png
Species Personality Gender
Cat Lazy Male
Birthday January 1st
Star sign Capricorn Capricorn
Initial phrase ネコ (JP)
pthhpth (EN)
pfioupf (FR)
psssps (DE)
baffo (IT)
zarpas (ES)
Initial clothes Blossom Shirt
Favorite Saying You only live once...or nine times.
I'm a cat. Chillin' is in my blood, man.
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

Bob is a lazy villager who has appeared in every game of the Animal Crossing series. His name is probably a reference to bobcats. His Japanese name comes from the Japanese idiom neko ni koban, "gold coins for cats". His initial phrase, "pthhpth," may be a reference to the sound a cat makes when coughing up a hairball.

In older versions of Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, icons for Bob could be found unused in the game code. Fittingly, Bob would eventually become an official part of the game as of the January 2018 update.



Bob DnM.png

Bob is a purple cat with darker purple polka dots, half-closed lazy yellow eyes, light purple paws, and a striped tail. He wears the Blossom Shirt, which clashes with his deep-purple fur. The inside of his ears are pink, and his tail is purple with dark purple stripes.


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

As a lazy villager, Bob will be easy to get along with due to his laid-back lifestyle. Like all lazy villagers, he shares a love of food and relaxing, and will often bring it up in conversations with the player. In Animal Crossing: Wild World, he will mention his dream of diving in a pool of food. He will enjoy partaking in the usual hobbies, usually for relaxing reasons or for food, when fishing. He will get along well with other villagers, but may offend or confuse jock villagers, who have a conflicting lifestyle of exercise and fitness, compared to the lazy lifestyle of relaxing and food.


In Wild World[edit]

BobPicACWW.png I'm a cat. Chillin' is in my blood, man.
Favorite Clothing
Smallcheckmark.png Cool Smallxmark.png Fancy

Ideal Clothing for Bob – Cool
Name Price Available From
Skull Shirt 320 Able Sisters (All)
U R Here Shirt 350 Able Sisters (All)
MVP Shirt 370 Able Sisters (All)
BB Shirt 350 Able Sisters (All)
Diamond Shirt 380 Able Sisters (All)
No.1 Shirt 250 Able Sisters (All)
Cafe Shirt 420 Able Sisters (Winter)
Checkered Shirt 390 Able Sisters (All)
Checkerboard Tee 340 Able Sisters (All)
Racer Shirt 380 Able Sisters (All)
More Cool Clothing

In City Folk[edit]

Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Cool
Smallxmark.png Fancy
Furniture Genre Trendy/Dignified
Furniture Series Kiddie
Furniture Color Colorful
Ideal Furniture for Bob – Colorful Trendy/Dignified
Name Price Available From
Gracie Bench 110,000 GracieGrace
Gracie Chair 90,000 GracieGrace
Gracie Low Table 68,000 GracieGrace
Gracie Wagon 240,000 GracieGrace
Gracie Shelf 98,000 GracieGrace
Gracie Lamp 120,000 GracieGrace
Kitschy Clock 1,800 Tom Nook
More Colorful Furniture More Trendy/Dignified Furniture

In New Leaf[edit]

BobPicACNL.png You only live once...or nine times.
Siblings Fourth of six
Skill Shadow puppetry
Goal Detective
Fear Monster
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Flashy
Smallxmark.png Basic
Color Colorful
Type Kilimanjaro
Milk None at all
Sugar None at all
Ideal Gifts for Bob – Colorful Flashy Items
Name Price Available From
Flashy-Flower Sign 1,200 Timmy & Tommy's
Neon Sign 2,400 Timmy & Tommy's
Sloppy Stereo - Re-Tail/Police Station
Hot-Dog Tank 6,000 GracieGrace (Fall)
Kiddie Tee 340 Ables (All)
Noodle Tee 380 Ables (All)
Prism Tee 370 Ables (All)
Sandwich Tank 6,400 GracieGrace (Fall)
Star Tee 370 Ables (All)
Star Tank Dress 720 Ables (Summer)
More Colorful Items More Flashy Items


In Animal Crossing[edit]

Style: Kiddie
Default Furniture: Kiddie Table, Kiddie Chair, Kiddie Bed, Kiddie Dresser, Kiddie Clock, Kiddie Stereo, Kiddie Bureau, Kiddie Couch, N64 Logo
Default Wallpaper: Kiddie Wall
Default Floor: Kiddie Carpet
Default Music: K.K. Ragtime
House of Bob PG.png

In Wild World and City Folk[edit]

Style: Kiddie
Default Furniture: Kiddie Table, Kiddie Wardrobe, Kiddie Bureau, Kiddie Couch, Kiddie Dresser, Kiddie Stereo, Kiddie Bed, Kiddie Clock, Kiddie Chair
Default Wallpaper: Kiddie Wall
Default Floor: Kiddie Carpet
Default Music: K.K. Ragtime
House of Bob CF.jpg

In New Leaf[edit]

Style: Kiddie
Default Furniture: Kiddie Table, Kiddie Bed, Kiddie Stereo, Kiddie Couch, Mountain Bike, Capsule-Toy Machine, Kiddie Wardrobe, Kiddie Clock, Kiddie Bookcase, Pachira, Paper Tiger, Azalea Bonsai, Kiddie Wall Clock
Default Wallpaper: Kiddie Wall
Default Floor: Kiddie Carpet
Default Music: K.K. Ragtime
House of Bob NL.jpg

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer House Info
Type: Lazy Cat
Client's Vision: A floral atmosphere.
Required Items: Red Tulips
Yellow Tulips
White Tulips
Favorite Song: Hypno K.K.
Favorite Saying: You only live once…or nine times.

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp Character Info
Preferred Theme: PC Banner - Hip.png Primary Reward Material: PC Crafting Material - Wood.png
Description Bob is an easygoing kind of guy. He doesn't worry too much about what he does or says, which doesn't always end well.
Requirements to Invite:

Required Friendship Level: 5

Capsule-Toy Machine PC Icon.png
Kiddie Table PC Icon.png
Kiddie Bureau PC Icon.png
Kiddie Rug PC Icon.png
Kiddie Couch PC Icon.png
Capsule-Toy Machine Kiddie Table Kiddie Bureau Kiddie Rug Kiddie Couch
Friendship Rewards:
Blossom Tee PC Icon.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
Boot Sculpture PC Icon.png
Bob PC icon portrait.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
PC Crafting Material - Sparkle Stones.png
Blossom Tee and Sparkle Stone Sparkle Stone Boot Sculpture Craft Unlock pic of Bob‎‎ and Sparkle Stone Sparkle Stone Sparkle Stone Sparkle Stone
Level 7 Level 9 Level 15 Level 20 Level 25 Level 30 Level 35
Bob PC icon.png

Card Profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader Card[edit]

Animal Crossing-e card
#011 Bob - Series 1
Gender: Male
Species: Cat
Clothes: Blossom Shirt
Sign: Capricorn
Phrase: pthhpth
Password: rbOPwN@eLL9k4T
Animal Crossing-e 1-011 (Bob).jpg
010 Kapp'n Animal Crossing-e cards
#011 Bob
012 Mitzi

Animal Crossing amiibo Card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#018 Bob - Series 1
Type: Cat
Star sign: Capricorn
Birthday: January 1
Dice value: 2
Hand sign: Scissors
018 Bob amiibo card NA.png
017 Lottie List of amiibo cards
#018 Bob
019 Fauna


For this subject's image gallery, see Bob/Gallery.


  • His birthday is the earliest in the series (January 1st).
  • In a character popularity poll held on the Japanese Animal Crossing website, Bob ranks as the 8th most popular character at 1,280 votes, higher than Rosie, but less than Mitzi.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Arándano Blueberry (like his skin)
French Robert Full name of Bob
German Jens -
Italian Bob -
Korean 히죽
grins(like his face)