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This article refers to a character called Kicks. For information about the shop of the same name, see Kicks (shop).
Artwork of Kicks from Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival
|Service||Shoe shining (City Folk)|
Selling footwear (New Leaf, Pocket Camp)
Kicks is a skunk who first appeared in Animal Crossing: City Folk, where he shines shoes for a living in the city. He is such a good shoe shiner that some animals who enlist his services are unsure that they are wearing the same shoes as when he began. He wears a brown hat with matching brown suspenders. The name "Kicks" is a reference on the slang word for tennis shoes, "kicks." He also has an Australian accent in the US English release, and a Cockney accent in the UK version English release.
- 1 Appearances
- 2 Villager info
- 3 Other appearances
- 4 Gallery
- 5 Names in other languages
- 6 References
Kicks can be found outside a run-down building beside Lloid's auction house on fair weather days. He does not appear if it is raining or snowing, and he appears even if the player time travels. When talked to, he will offer to shine the player's shoes for 500 Bells. Kicks's shoe-shine changes the player's footwear (i.e., the color and appearance of their socks and shoes). He will not charge the player if their shoes do not change after shoe-shining.
The player may choose whether their footwear should be matched by color or by style. If "Go by color" is chosen, the dominant color of the player's worn clothing items and hair color is taken into consideration. Kicks doesn't seem to distinguish colors too well: for example, a player wearing pink clothes and accessories may receive red shoes, and vice versa. If "Match my style" is chosen, the dominant style of the player's worn clothing items is taken into consideration.
Like hairstyles, there are different footwear for male and female players, but Kicks will eventually give the option of wearing footwear of the opposite gender.
Kicks opens up his own shop, also called Kicks, on Main Street. The player must have spent 8,000 Bells at Able Sisters and lived within the town for 10 days for the shop to open. Once available, the player may purchase shoes and socks being offered. Kicks allows the player to try on shoes, but not socks.
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Kicks makes an appearance as a collectible trophy.
Kicks appears from time to time at the Market Place, selling shoes and socks.
Ability: Sticky-Floor Immunity
|* Battle via Spirit Board
Sprites and models
Names in other languages
|Shank or Shunk, a portmanteau of shoe and skunk|
|Spanish||Betunio||From "Betún" (shoe polish) and the termination -io (like some Spanish names)|
|French||Blaise||From Roman name "Blasius" meaning "lisping"|
|German||Schubert||From Schuh, meaning shoe|
|Italian||Sciuscià||From the now-disused Neapolitan word sciuscià, which was used to refer to shoe-shine boys after World War II.|
|Transcription of English name|
- Liquefy, A FAQ for Machi e Ikouyo Doubutsu no Mori or Let's Go to the City Animal Forest (Ver. L), GameFAQs , Published: Jul. 11, 2009
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