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This article is about the cat villager from the Animal Crossing series. For the villager with the same Japanese name, please see Shep.

"You only live once...or nine times."
— Bob, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Bob HHD.png
"You only live once...or nine times."
"I'm a cat. Chillin' is in my blood, man."
Species Personality Gender
Cat Lazy Male
Birthday January 1st
Star sign Capricorn Capricorn
Initial phrase ネコ (JP)
pthhpth (EN)
Initial clothes Blossom Shirt
Favorite song K.K. Ragtime*
Hypno K.K.*
Appearances Doubutsu no Mori,
Doubutsu no Mori+,
Animal Crossing,
Doubutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Bob (ニコバン, Nikoban) is a lazy villager who has appeared in every game of the Animal Crossing series. His name is probably based off the word bobcat, and his birthday is the earliest in the series (January 1st). His initial phrase, "pthhpth," may be a reference to the sound a cat makes when coughing up a hairball.



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 New Leaf[edit]

BobPicACNL.png You only live once...or nine times.
Siblings Fourth of six
Skill Shadow puppetry
Goal Detective
Fear Frankenstein
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Flashy
Smallxmark.png Basic
Color Colorful
Type Kilimanjaro
Milk None
Sugar None
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 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.
Pic Quote:
You only live once…or nine times.


Bob's home in every Animal Crossing game includes most of the Kiddie Series, including the Kiddie Wall and Kiddie Floor. In every game, he also owns a Kiddie Stereo which plays "K.K. Ragtime." In Animal Crossing, he has an N Logo.

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
Pet phrase: pthhpth
Password: rbOPwN@eLL9k4T
Animal Crossing-e 1-011 (Bob).jpg
010 Kapp'n Animal Crossing-e cards
#011 Bob
012 Mitzi

Happy Home Designer amiibo Card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#018 Bob - Series 1
Type: Cat
Star sign: Capricorn
Birthday: January 1
Dice value: 5
Hand sign: Scissors
018 Bob amiibo card NA.png
017 Lottie List of amiibo cards
#018 Bob
019 Fauna


Names in other languages[edit]

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

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