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- "A sucker is born every minute."
- — Inkwell, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
|Initial clothes||Black Anchor Tee|
|Favorite Saying||A sucker is born every minute.|
Inkwell is a jock octopus villager from the Animal Crossing series, first appearing in Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo. Inkwell references Splatoon, and is one of several villagers introduced in the Welcome amiibo update that references other Nintendo franchises. Inkwell can be brought into the player's campground and invited to join the village by scanning any Inkling Girl, Boy or Squid amiibo.
His name refers to the ink that octopuses produce, a major gameplay element in Splatoon. Likewise, his Japanese name contains sumi, "ink".
Inkwell's design is based on an Inkling squid from Splatoon and may also be a reference to the Octolings of Splatoon 2, which had yet to be released at the time of the Welcome amiibo update. He is an orange octopus with dark orange stripes on the back of his head and tentacles. The bottom of his tentacles are white. His eyes are right next to each other, almost making him appear as having one large eye with two pupils. He has a large brow and the underside of his eyes has a thick, dark outline.
Below is a brief description of the jock personality. For more information, click here.
Inkwell is a jock villager, which means that he will enjoy sports and exercising. He will get along with peppy, uchi, cranky and other jock villagers, but will conflict with lazy villagers' laid-back lifestyle. He also may have trouble getting along with snooty villagers as well.
In New Leaf
Inkwell's house is Splatoon-themed, including a Splatoon tower and Splatoon spawn point, four squid bumpers, and a modern table on which he has a Super Sea Snail and a Splattershot. He also has the ink-splattered wall and floor.
Sprites & Models
- Alongside Louie, Viché, and Cece, Inkwell is the only villager designed after a character from another Nintendo franchise that is not directly named after said character.
- Inkwell's coloring matches the original orange ink from Splatoon.
Names in other languages
|Italian||Polpotto||Portmanteau of polpo, "octopus", and otto, "eight". It could also be loosely translated as "little octopus".|