Dr. Shrunk

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"The doctor is OUT!"
— Dr. Shrunk, Animal Crossing: City Folk
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Dr. Shrunk upa
Shrunk NLWa.png
Species Gender
Axolotl Male
Birthday January 2nd Capricorn
Role Emotions
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 ししょー
 스승
 Strizzo
 Samselt
 笑匠
 Ciboulot
 Dr. Sito
 Shrunk
 笑匠
 Ciboulot
 Dr. Sito
 Шранк

Dr. Shrunk, also known as simply Shrunk, is an axolotl who first appears in Animal Crossing: Wild World. He appears in all subsequent games except Pocket Camp and New Horizons, and he also makes a cameo in 🎬 Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori. Shrunk is a comedian who allows the player to learn emotions based on his jokes. His name likely refers to shrink, a slang word for a psychologist, relating to his Dr. title.

Characteristics[edit]

Appearance[edit]

Dr. Shrunk is a pink axolotl with six red gills, a red tuft of hair, two front teeth, and what appears to be a unibrow. Beginning in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, he also has a mustache. In Wild World and City Folk Shrunk wears a yellow suit jacket with red circles and a blue dress shirt and bowtie, while beginning in New Leaf he wears a dark purple suit jacket with a white undershirt and red bowtie.

Personality[edit]

Dr. Shrunk is a stand-up comedian whose jokes are poorly received by the villagers who view his performances. He is aware of his reception, mentioning it in some of his jokes in New Leaf, such as "Why did the chicken cross the road? To avoid Dr. Shrunk!". The track "Shrunk's Dream" from the soundtrack CD Animal Crossing: Your Favourite Songs - Original Soundtrack implies that Shrunk wishes to have audiences appreciate his jokes; the song is a dream by Shrunk wear he tells jokes to an applauding audience before abruptly waking up. Shrunk is usually cheery, though his emotions fluctuate when he is telling jokes.

In New Leaf and New Horizons, Shrunk is revealed to be the author of book titled Dr. Shrunk Explains it All.

Relationships[edit]

Wife and children[edit]

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Shrunk reveals he has a wife and son in one of his performances. He says that his wife is apathetic toward him and does not enjoy his jokes; this is further evidenced in Happy Home Designer, where he tells the player "There's a reason she's never around [the house] to meet you." In one of his jokes in New Leaf, Shrunk reveals that he has a young daughter.

Frillard[edit]

Shrunk learned his comedy from Frillard, and it is implied that Shrunk admires Frillard and views him as a master of the craft. In New Leaf, before Shrunk performs a joke that is by Frillard in City Folk, he becomes nervous that he will not perform it as well as his teacher.

Appearances[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

Artwork of Dr. Shrunk from Animal Crossing: Wild World

In Animal Crossing: Wild World, Dr. Shrunk visits town once a week on a random weekday between 6 AM and 12 AM. When spoken to, Shrunk tells the player a joke and teaches them an emotion based on it. On his first visit, the emotion is random, but on all subsequent visits, he asks "How has emotional exploration been going?", and if the player chooses "I'm in a slump," four of 29 total responses appear for the player to choose, each corresponding to an emotion.

In City Folk[edit]

Dr. Shrunk on-stage at The Marquee in Animal Crossing: City Folk

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Dr. Shrunk performs at The Marquee in the city. His shows can be viewed for 800 Bells, and before paying, the player can choose which performance to see. During the performance, Dr. Shrunk tells a joke and the player learns a corresponding emotion afterward. Villagers usually view the performances and will complain about the show when spoken to.

In New Leaf[edit]

Dr. Shrunk on-stage at Club LOL in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Dr. Shrunk appears outside the player's house after T&T Mart is built, and he asks for six signatures to approve the construction of Club LOL on Main Street. Once the club is built, Dr. Shrunk appears in it from 12 PM to 8 PM. He states that he is a retired comedian, but if the player brings him a food item such as fruit, he gets on stage and performs a joke, teaching the player the corresponding emotion. Once the player learns all but one emotion, Shrunk teaches them the "Shrunk Funk Shuffle," which is the dance he does after each performance; he also gives the player a replica of his jacket. Shrunk also appears in Club LOL as a host when K.K. Slider or DJ K.K. are performing.

Dr. Shrunk can appear at the bar at The Roost Café from 8 AM to 9:30 AM all week, and when he visits during the player's part-time job, his coffee preferences are Kilimanjaro beans, a little milk, and two cups of sugar.

In New Horizons[edit]

Dr. Shrunk's signature, as seen on the Autograph Cards in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Although Dr. Shrunk does not appear in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Shrunk's Poster can be obtained from Nook Shopping after attempting to invite him to Photopia via his amiibo.

Along with his poster, there are some references to Shrunk in the game, such as the "Comedian's Signature" customization of the Autograph Cards item containing a drawing of him, as well as dialog from normal villagers mentioning his book, Dr. Shrunk Explains it All, as a subject for a book club they intend to go to. Additionally, a sticker of Shrunk can be seen on the back of K.K. Slider's guitar, along with a sticker of Brewster.

In amiibo Festival[edit]

Dr. Shrunk appears as a visitor in the Board Game mode of Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival. If a player lands on a special-event space while he is visiting, he chooses a joke at random out of four—three dice and one "special schtick"—and tells it to the player. If he chooses a joke about the die number, he gives the player a move card with a matching die value. If he chooses to do his "special schtick", he gives the player a random non-move card.

In Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori[edit]

Dr. Shrunk and Lyle in Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori.

Dr. Shrunk makes a cameo in 🎬 Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori, sitting next to Lyle in the audience at the Fireworks Festival.

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Dr. Shrunk SSBB Trophy.png #276 Dr. Shrunk
A traveling therapist and part-time comedian who helps people learn to show their emotions. He'll share jokes from his comedy routine--he's got a million of 'em, folks--as a way to teach people how to display reactions like anger, laughter, and the like.
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Dr. Shrunk SSBB Trophy.png #276 Dr. Shrunk
A traveling therapist and part-time comedian who helps people learn to show their emotions. He'll share jokes from his comedy routine--he's got a million of 'em, folks--as a way to teach people how to display reactions like anger, laughter, and the like.
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In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Dr. Shrunk SSB4 Trophy (Wii U).png #624 (3DS) 556 (Wii U) Dr. Shrunk
NTSC-U: Dr. Shrunk definitely has a...unique look about him. As the owner of Club LOL, a new entertainment venue, he isn't shy about taking the stage. It's too bad his jokes don't always fly. If you want a taste of his humor, take him some treats before the show starts!

PAL: Dr. Shrunk used to be a comedian, and he looks the part. He doesn't do just any old jokes, though - he does Reaction Jokes, which are, erm...even funnier! Visit Club LOL before it opens and give him a yummy present to get a dose of comedy, Shrunk style.
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Dr. Shrunk SSB4 Trophy (Wii U).png #624 (3DS) 556 (Wii U) Dr. Shrunk
NTSC-U: Dr. Shrunk definitely has a...unique look about him. As the owner of Club LOL, a new entertainment venue, he isn't shy about taking the stage. It's too bad his jokes don't always fly. If you want a taste of his humor, take him some treats before the show starts!

PAL: Dr. Shrunk used to be a comedian, and he looks the part. He doesn't do just any old jokes, though - he does Reaction Jokes, which are, erm...even funnier! Visit Club LOL before it opens and give him a yummy present to get a dose of comedy, Shrunk style.
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In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Spirits[edit]

Shrunk NL.png Dr. Shrunk
Support Spirit
Class: ★★ (Advanced)
Cost:
Ability: Falling Immunity
  • Battle via Spirit Board
  • Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
  • Villager information[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Happy Home Designer client information
    Shrunk
    Thought bubble:
    Client's vision: I'll leave it up to you!
    Required items: None
    Favorite song: K.K. Reggae (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png K.K. Reggae
    Favorite saying: Why did the chicken cross the road? To avoid Dr. Shrunk!
    Shrunk's Happy Home Designer icon
    Unlocked items
    Furniture:
    Silver Mic HHD Icon.png Silver Mic   K.K. Reggae HHD Icon.png K.K. Reggae  
    Shrunk's Pic HHD Icon.png Shrunk's Pic  
    Clothing:
    Dr. Shrunk's Jacket HHD Icon.png Dr. Shrunk's Jacket   Modern Umbrella HHD Icon.png Modern Umbrella  
    Happy Home Designer client information
    Shrunk
    Thought bubble:
    Client's vision: I'll leave it up to you!
    Required items: None
    Favorite song: K.K. Reggae (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png K.K. Reggae
    Favorite saying: Why did the chicken cross the road? To avoid Dr. Shrunk!
    Shrunk's Happy Home Designer icon
    Unlocked items
    Furniture:
    Silver Mic HHD Icon.png Silver Mic   K.K. Reggae HHD Icon.png K.K. Reggae  
    Shrunk's Pic HHD Icon.png Shrunk's Pic  
    Clothing:
    Dr. Shrunk's Jacket HHD Icon.png Dr. Shrunk's Jacket   Modern Umbrella HHD Icon.png Modern Umbrella  

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo cards[edit]

    111 Shrunk amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo card back.png

    #111 Shrunk - Series 2
    Star sign: Capricorn
    Birthday: January 2
    Dice value: 4
    Hand sign: Scissors

    312 Shrunk amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo card back.png

    #312 Shrunk - Series 4
    Star sign: Capricorn
    Birthday: January 2
    Dice value: 2
    Hand sign: Rock

    Gallery[edit]

    Trivia[edit]

    A NookPhone with Dr. Shrunk's placeholder fabric pattern.
    • Although Dr. Shrunk is physically absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, placeholder data for his NookPhone exists and uses the "FtrCmnFabricSwirl01" fabric pattern, a pink-and-black checkered design with yellow spirals on the black squares.[1]

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese ししょー
    Shishō
    Mentor

    Korean 스승
    Seuseung
    스승, "teacher"

    Simplified Chinese 笑匠
    Xiào Jiàng
    Laughter

    German Dr. Samselt Possibly from seltsam, "strange"

    European Spanish Dr. Sito doctor + -cito, "little doctor"

    European French Ciboulot ciboulot, "head"

    Italian Dr. Strizzo strizzacervelli, "shrink" or "head-shrinker"

    References[edit]