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This article refers to a character called Kicks. For information about the shop of the same name, see here.

Kicks シャンク
Kicks AF.png
Artwork of Kicks from Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival'
Species Gender
Skunk Male
Service Shoe shining
Selling footwear
Birthday November 30th
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

Kicks is a skunk who appeared in Animal Crossing: City Folk and Animal Crossing: New Leaf. He shines shoes for a living in the city on fair weather days. He is such a good shoe shiner that some animals that enlist his services are unsure that they are wearing the same shoes as when he began. He can be found outside a run-down building beside Lloid's auction house. He wears a brown hat with matching brown suspenders. He also has an Australian accent. In the UK version he has a Cockney accent.

If the player buys his services for 500 Bells, Kicks' shoe-shine will change the color of the player's shoes to match his or her hair or outfit (not including pattern-made shirts which produce the defaults). If the shoes do not change colors, he will not charge for his services. There are only a select number of shoe patterns which can match each hair and outfit combo. He can match by style or by what color the player is wearing. The name "Kicks" is a reference on the slang word for tennis shoes, "kicks." He does not appear if it is raining or snowing. Even if the player time travels, he still appears.

Kicks returns in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, where he runs the shoe shop Kicks. In both of these games he sells footwear, including shoes, boots, and socks.

Villager Info[edit]

Happy Home Designer amiibo Card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#103 Kicks - Series 2
Type: Special
Star sign: Sagittarius
Birthday: November 30th
Dice value: 1
Hand sign: Paper
103 Kicks amiibo Card NA.png
102 Reese List of amiibo cards
#103 Kicks
104 Labelle

Other Appearances[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U[edit]

Kicks makes an appearance as a collectible trophy.

KicksTrophyWiiU.png #625 (3DS) 560 (Wii U) Kicks
NTSC-U: Crikey! This shoeshine has really come up in the world. He used to work in a faraway city, but now he runs a shoe store with an impressive collection of shoes to choose from. And you can tell from that sharp-looking hat he's wearing that his is a style you can trust.

PAL: Hello, chum! This friendly shoe shop owner used to shine shoes in the city, but now he's managed to save up enough money for his own little shop in town. His outfit might make him look like he sweeps chimneys for a living, but don't worry - you definitely won't find any soot on his wares, awright?


Official Artwork[edit]

Sprites and Models[edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Betunio From "Betún" (shoe polish) and the termination -io (like some Spanish names)
French Blaise From Roman name "Blasius" meaning "lisping"
Italian Sciuscià -
Russian Кикс
Transcription of English name