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
Names in other languages
 ニコバン[nb 2]
 히죽[nb 5]
 Bob
 Jens
 阿判[nb 3]
 Robert
 Arándano
 Bob
 阿判[nb 4]
 Robert
 Arándano
 Боб[nb 6]
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 appears in all games to date. 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 dark 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 darker 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
Default hobby Walk around
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 CF Model.png Blossom Shirt
Default umbrella Gelato Umbrella CF Model.png Gelato Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite clothing style Cool
Smallxmark.png Least favorite clothing style Stylish
Favorite furniture styles Dignified and Trendy
Favorite furniture color
 
Colorful
Favorite series Kiddie Series


In New Leaf[edit]

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

Bob

Bob

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
January 1 Capricorn Lazy pthhpth
Default clothing Blossom Tee NL Model.png Blossom Tee
Default umbrella Gelato Umbrella NL Model.png Gelato Umbrella
Favorites
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Flashy
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Basic
Favorite color
 
Colorful
Biography
Siblings Fourth of 6 kids
Skill Shadow puppetry
Goal Detective
Halloween fear Monster Mask NL Model.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:
Interior:
Clothing:
Other items:

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 Animal Crossing: 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. He cannot have his initial house interior unless he moves out of the player's island or the Happy Home Paradise DLC is purchased, in which either the player or Isabelle can reset the interior.

Exterior of Bob's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Interior of Bob's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Exterior:
Shape: House shape #1
Roof:  Turquoise Slate Roof
Siding:  Yellow Stucco Exterior
Door:  Red Wooden Door
Interior:
Items:
Wall:  Blue Playroom Wall
Floor:  Colorful Puzzle Flooring
Music:  Neapolitan

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
Example of Bob's Happy Home Designer house
Official example
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: Default exterior of Bob's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    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 (Basic) PC Icon.png Kiddie Table (Basic)
    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.png Boot Sculpture
    Level 20 Bob's Pic PC Icon.png Bob‎‎'s Pic
    Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 25[nb 7] 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
    Sign: Capricorn
    Clothes: Blossom Shirt
    Petphrase: 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 the first popularity poll held on the Doubutsu no Mori website, Bob ranked as the 6th most popular character with 155 votes, ranking above Mitzi but below Rover.[3]
    • In a second popularity poll held on the Japanese Animal Crossing website, Bob ranked as the 8th most popular character with 1,280 votes, ranking above Rosie but below Mitzi.[4]

    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
    2. Nikoban
    3. Āpàn
    4. Āpàn
    5. Hijuk
    6. Bob
    7. Repeats for level 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, and 60

    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/上位20位". nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved May 4, 2022.
    4. 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.