Bob

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For the villager whose Japanese, Korean, and Chinese name is Bob, see Shep. For French, see Harry.

Type of Cat villager Bob cat00
Artwork of Bob the Cat
Species Personality Gender
Cat Lazy Male
Birthday January 1st Capricorn
Favorite saying "You only live once...or nine times."
Catchphrase "pthhpth"
Clothing Blossom Tee (Pink)[nb 1]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 ニコバン
 히죽
 Bob
 Jens
 阿判
 Robert
 Arándano
 Bob
 阿判
 Robert
 Arándano
 Боб
Phrase in other languages
 ネコ
 고양이
 baffo
 psssps
 猫猫
 pfioupf
 zarpas
 poekie
 貓貓
 pfioupf
 fishfish
 кх-кх-кх

Bob is a lazy cat villager in the Animal Crossing series who has appeared in every game. His name may be derived from bobcat. According to series co-creator Hisashi Nogami, Bob was the first villager created, and his January 1 birthday came as a result of that.[1]

In New Horizons, Bob has the play hobby and can run around with his arms extended at any time, rather than only outside Resident Services during a scripted activity with a group of villagers.

Characteristics[edit]

Artwork of Bob from Animal Crossing.

Appearance[edit]

Bob is a purple cat with darker purple polka dots, half-closed lazy yellow eyes, and light purple paws. The inside of his ears are pink, and his tail is purple with dark purple stripes.

Personality[edit]

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

As a lazy villager, Bob has a relaxed, laid-back lifestyle and will appear friendly toward the player. He often talks about food and is humorous or naïve during conversations. During conversations with other villagers, he generally gets along well with peppy, smug, and cranky villagers, while snooty and jock villagers may not get along with him due to their conflicting lifestyles. In New Horizons, Bob goes to sleep at 11 PM and wakes up at 8 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Species Personality Catchphrase
Cat Lazy pthhpth
Default clothing Blossom Shirt PG Model.png Blossom Shirt
Default umbrella Gelato Umbrella PG Model.png Gelato Umbrella
Star sign (DnMe+) Capricorn Capricorn
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style (DnMe+) Cool
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style (DnMe+) Fancy
Live song gift (DnMe+) K.K. Ragtime

In Wild World[edit]

Bob
I'm a cat. Chillin' is in my blood, man.

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
January 1 Capricorn Lazy pthhpth
Default clothing Blossom Shirt WW Model.png Blossom Shirt
Default umbrella Gelato Umbrella WW Model.png Gelato Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Cool
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Fancy
Furniture requests
Colors
 
Blue
/
 
Colorful
Genres Lovely / Modern
Series Robo Series / Cabin Series


In City Folk[edit]

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
January 1 Capricorn Lazy pthhpth
Default clothing Blossom Shirt
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite clothing style Cool
Smallxmark.png Least favorite clothing style Fancy
Favorite furniture styles Trendy and Dignified
Favorite furniture color
 
Colorful
Favorite series Kiddie Series


In New Leaf[edit]

Bob
You only live once...or nine times.

Bob

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
January 1 Capricorn Lazy pthhpth
Default clothing Blossom Tee HHD Icon.png Blossom Tee
Default umbrella Gelato Umbrella HHD Icon.png Gelato Umbrella
Favorites
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Flashy
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Basic
Favorite color
 
Colorful
Biography
Siblings Fourth of six
Skill Shadow puppetry
Goal Detective
Halloween fear Monster Mask HHD Icon.png Monster Mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Kilimanjaro
Amount of milk None
Amount of sugar None


In New Horizons[edit]

Bob
You only live once...or nine times.

Bob

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
January 1 Capricorn Lazy (B) pthhpth
Default clothing Blossom Tee (Pink) NH Icon.png Blossom Tee (Pink)
Default umbrella Eggy Parasol NH Icon.png Eggy Parasol
Default phone  Default Phone Case (Black) NH Model.png  Black
Final phone  Phone Case (Striped - Fabric 9) NH Model.png  Striped - Fabric 9
Favorite styles Simple and Cute
Favorite colors
 
Colorful
and
 
Red
Hobby Play
Carried bag Classy Bag NH Model.png Classy
Book Play Book Interior NH Texture.png Comic
Food Sandwich Food NH Model.png Sandwich
Drink Smoothie or coffee cup Drink NH Model.png Smoothie or coffee cup
Popsicle Chocolate Popsicle NH Model.png Chocolate
Ideal clothing for Bob – Colorful / Red Simple and Cute clothing
Villagers prefer clothing that matches any one of their favorite colors or styles.
For brevity, the following list only shows clothing that matches both favorite colors and one favorite style.
Name Image Price Available from
Colorful Striped Knit Cap (Red) Colorful Striped Knit Cap (Red) NH Icon.png  880 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Mom's Hand-Knit Sweater (Quilted Pattern) Mom's Hand-Knit Sweater (Quilted Pattern) NH Icon.png Not for sale  Mom
Rainbow Sweater (Red) Rainbow Sweater (Red) NH Icon.png  1,200 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
More Colorful Items
More Red Items
More Simple Items
More Cute Items

In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

Bob
Thought bubble I want a garden that's, like, IN my house. With flowers.
Client's vision A Blooming Indoor Garden
Required items Red Tulips
Yellow Tulips
White Tulips
Favorite song  Hypno K.K.
Unlocked items
Furniture:
 Nordic Chair    Mum Cushion    Nordic Sofa  
 Pansy Table    Nordic Low Table    Nordic Lowboard  
 Nordic Table    Hammock    Rose Bed  
 Clothes Closet    Nordic Shelves    Lily Record Player  
 Cosmos Shower    Cherry-Blossom Branches    Flower Stand  
 Flower Display Case    Garden Wagon    Kids' Tent  
 Tulip Surprise Box    Flower Tabletop Mirror    Hyacinth Lamp  
 Anthurium Plant    Casablanca Lilies    Cherry-Blossom Bonsai  
 Framed Photo    Windflower Fan    Pop-Up Book  
 Bob's Photo    Framed Poster    Flowery Painting  
 Bob's Poster  
Interior:
 Retro Flower-Print Wall    White-Rose Wall    Blue Intricate Wall  
 Arched-Window Wall    Dark Herringbone Flooring    Brown Floral Flooring  
 Rose Flooring    Backyard Lawn    Wildflower Meadow  
 Colorful Vinyl Sheet    Red Rose Rug    White Rose Rug  
 Cherry-Blossom Rug  
Clothing:
 Blossom Tee    Blossom Tee    Blossom Tee  
 Blossom Tee    Blossom Tee    Flower Sweater  
 Flower Sweater    Flower Sweater    Flower Sweater  
 Floral Skirt    Floral Skirt    Floral Skirt  
 Sunflower Dress    Sunflower Dress    Sunflower Dress  
 Mum Crown    Pansy Crown    Rose Crown  
 Tulip Crown    Windflower Crown    Embroidered-Flower Tights  
 Embroidered-Flower Tights    Embroidered-Flower Tights    Embroidered-Flower Tights  
 Embroidered-Flower Tights    Embroidered-Flower Tights    Wooden Clogs  
 Wooden Clogs    Wooden Clogs    Wooden Clogs  
 Wooden Clogs    Petal Parasol    Sunny Parasol  
Other items:
 Red Cosmos    Red Hyacinths    Red Lilies  
 Red Tulips    White Cosmos    White Hyacinths  
 White Lilies    White Tulips    Yellow Cosmos  
 Yellow Hyacinths    Yellow Lilies    Yellow Tulips  
 Hypno K.K.  

House[edit]

Bob's house in all games prior to Animal Crossing: New Horizons features several items from the Kiddie Series. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, his house features the Colorful variants of items from the Wooden Block Series, which bear resemblance to the Kiddie Series.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Bob's house features the same furniture layout as Broccolo's in Doubutsu no Mori e+.

In Wild World[edit]

In City Folk[edit]

Interior of Bob's house in Animal Crossing: City Folk
Items:
 Kiddie Dresser  Kiddie Stereo
 Kiddie Bed  Kiddie Couch
 Kiddie Table  Kiddie Clock
 Kiddie Bookcase  Kiddie Bureau
 Kiddie Chair  Kiddie Wardrobe
Wall:  Kiddie Wall
Floor:  Kiddie Carpet
Music: K.K. Ragtime

In New Leaf[edit]

Exterior of Bob's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Interior of Bob's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Items:
 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
Wall:  Kiddie Wall
Floor:  Kiddie Carpet
Music:  K.K. Ragtime

In New Horizons[edit]

In New Horizons, if Bob is one of the villagers who moved in during the main storyline after the villager house development quest, his house will have a combination of non-craftable furniture, plus items crafted by players during the island development storyline, primarily from the Log Series and applicable native fruit sets.

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
Bob's Happy Home Designer icon

You only live once...or nine times.
Bob
Thought bubble I can't fall asleep unless I'm absolutely surrounded by bright, colorful flowers!
Client's vision A floral atmosphere.
Required items Red Tulips
Yellow Tulips
White Tulips
Favorite song  Hypno K.K.
Unlocked items
Furniture:
 White Tulips    Pink Tulips    Purple Tulips  
 Orange Tulips    Yellow Pansies    Purple Pansies  
 Red Cosmos    Blue Violets    Hypno K.K.  
 Bob's Pic  
Interior:
 Flower Pop Rug    Flower Pop Wall    Backyard Lawn  
Clothing:
 Daisy Tee    Tulip Tee    Paw Tee  
 Blossom Tee    Sunflower Tee    Blossom Dress  
 Vogue Dress    Lime Dress    Purple Pumps  
 Gelato Umbrella  
Nature:
 Pink Tulips    Purple Pansies    Red Cosmos  
 Blue Violets  
Starting house: House of Bob HHD Exterior.png

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Bob was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on January 30, 2018.[2] Prior to his addition, icons for Bob could be found unused in the game's code.

Bob
You only live once...or nine times.

Bob

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
January 1 Capricorn Lazy pthhpth
Default clothing Blossom Tee PC Icon.png Blossom Tee
Biography
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.
Preferred theme PC Banner - Hip.png
Primary reward Wood PC Icon.png Wood
Version added 1.1.5
Date unlocked January 30, 2018
How to invite Required Friendship Level: 5

Capsule-Toy Machine PC Icon.png Capsule-Toy Machine
Kiddie Table PC Icon.png Kiddie Table
Kiddie Bureau PC Icon.pngKiddie Bureau
Kiddie Rug PC Icon.pngKiddie Rug
Kiddie Couch PC Icon.pngKiddie Couch

Friendship rewards
Level 7 Blossom Tee PC Icon.png Blossom Tee
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Level 9 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Level 15 Crafting request:
Boot Sculpture PC Icon.pngBoot Sculpture
Level 20 Bob's Pic PC Icon.png Bob‎‎'s Pic
Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Level 25 - 60 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
Related items for Bob
Scrapbook Memory appearances
Name Image Required?
A New Queen of Hearts A New Queen of Hearts PC.png No
Bob's Back Under the Big Top Bob's Back Under the Big Top PC.png No
Roald and the Sandcastle Roald and the Sandcastle PC.png No

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

Animal Crossing-e 1-011 (Bob).jpg

Card back

Animal Crossing-e 1-011 (Bob - Back).jpg

#011 Bob - Series 1
Gender: Male
Clothes: Blossom Shirt
Sign: Capricorn
Phrase: pthhpth
Profile: Everyone loves Bob's laid-back attitude, in spite of his nasty habit of spitting whenever he speaks. Ever wonder why he sleeps so late? It's because he's up all night playing video games. Can you blame him?
Password: rbOPwN@eLL9k4T
k7tEqzr#HSkUL4

amiibo card[edit]

018 Bob amiibo card NA.png

Card back

Amiibo card back.png

#018 Bob - Series 1
Star sign: Capricorn
Birthday: January 1
Dice value: 2
Hand sign: Scissors

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • In a character popularity poll for Animal Crossing held by Nintendo in Japan, Bob ranked 8th with 1,280 votes, above Rosie and below Mitzi.[3]

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ニコバン
Nikoban
From the Japanese idiom neko ni koban, "gold coins for cats"

Korean 히죽
Hijuk
Grins (like his face)

Simplified Chinese 波斯 (iQue)
Bōsī
Persian, like the breed of cat

Simplified Chinese 阿判
Āpàn
-

Russian Боб
Bob
Same as English name

Dutch Bob Same as English name

German Jens German form of "John"

European Spanish Arándano Blueberry (like his fur)

European French Robert Full name of Bob

Italian Bob Same as English name

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. Called Blossom Shirt prior to New Leaf

References[edit]

  1. Nishikawa-kun (September 4, 2020). "『どうぶつの森』がインターネットを介さないオンラインゲームとして開発が始まり、『あつ森』に至るまで。シリーズの歴史と変遷を開発者たちが語る【CEDEC 2020】". Famitsu. Retrieved March 12, 2021.
  2. Bri Bri (January 30, 2018). "New Animals Are Here!". Japanese Nintendo. Retrieved October 27, 2020.
  3. Nintendo. "キャラクター人気投票結果発表!". nintendo.co.jp. Archived from the original on November 8, 2020. Retrieved November 8, 2020.