Kicks

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This article is about the character called Kicks. For information about the shop of the same name, see Kicks (shop).
"You never know how things might turn out."
— Kicks, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Welcome amiibo
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Kicks skk
Kicks NH.png
Species Gender
Skunk Male
Birthday November 30th Sagittarius
Role Shoe shining[nb 1]
Shoe, sock, and bag selling[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 シャンク
 패트릭
 Sciuscià
 Schubert
 薛革
 Blaise
 Betunio
 Kicks
 薛革
 Blaise
 Betunio
 Кикс

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.

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.

Appearances[edit]

In City Folk[edit]

Artwork of Kicks from City Folk
Kicks shining the player's shoes in Animal Crossing: City Folk

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, 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 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. If "Match my style" is chosen, the dominant style of the player's worn clothing items is taken into consideration.[1]

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.

In New Leaf[edit]

Kicks, as he appears in New Leaf.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, 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.

In New Horizons[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Kicks can be found outside the Resident Services building once a week, on a random day. In order for him to appear, the Able Sisters store must be built, and the Resident Services must be upgraded from a tent to a building. In addition to selling shoes and socks like before, Kicks now also sells bags. He closes up at 10 PM, after which items can no longer be bought from him.

In Pocket Camp[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Kicks appears from time to time at the Market Place, selling shoes and socks.

Other appearances[edit]

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

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Kicks makes an appearance as a collectible trophy.

Kicks SSB4 Trophy (Wii U).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?
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Kicks SSB4 Trophy (Wii U).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?
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In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Spirits[edit]

Kicks NL.png Kicks
Support Spirit
Class: ★★ (Advanced)
Cost: ⬢⬢
Ability: Sticky-Floor Immunity
  • Battle via Spirit Board
  • Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
  • Scan the Kicks amiibo
  • Villager information[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Happy Home Designer client information
    Kicks
    Thought Bubble:
    Client's Vision: I'll leave it up to you!
    Required Items: None
    Favorite Song: K.K. Blues (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png K.K. Blues
    Favorite Saying: You never know how things might turn out.
    Kicks's Happy Home Designer icon
    Happy Home Designer client information
    Kicks
    Thought Bubble:
    Client's Vision: I'll leave it up to you!
    Required Items: None
    Favorite Song: K.K. Blues (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png K.K. Blues
    Favorite Saying: You never know how things might turn out.
    Kicks's Happy Home Designer icon

    RV in Welcome amiibo[edit]

    RV of Kicks NLWa Exterior.png
    RV of Kicks NLWa.jpg
    Description: Kicks says, "Just because you have one really great pair of shoes, it doesn't mean you don't have room for 30 other really great pairs. Right, guvnah?"
    Items:
    Cardboard Box NL Model.png Cardboard Box Counter Seat NLWa Model.png Counter Seat (x2)
    Counter Table NLWa Model.png Counter Table Glass Screen NLWa Model.png Glass Screen
    Kicks Mat NLWa Model.png Kicks Mat Lunch Pack NLWa Model.png Lunch Pack
    Pitcher Plant NLWa Model.png Pitcher Plant Shoe Boxes NLWa Model.png Shoe Boxes
    Shoe-Polishing Set NLWa Model.png Shoe-Polishing Set Succulent Plant NLWa Model.png Succulent Plant
    Toolbox NLWa Model.png Toolbox
    Wallpaper: Stone Wall NL.png Stone Wall
    Floor: Terra-Cotta Floor NLWa.png Terra-Cotta Floor
    Music: K.K. Rock (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png K.K. Rock

    Card profiles[edit]

    amiibo card[edit]

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

    Gallery[edit]

    Artwork[edit]

    Sprites and models[edit]

    Screenshots[edit]

    Trivia[edit]

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese シャンク
    Shanku
    Shank or Shunk, a portmanteau of shoe and skunk

    Korean 패트릭
    Paeteurik
    Patrick

    Russian Кикс
    Kiks
    Transcription of English name

    German Schubert From Schuh, meaning shoe

    European Spanish Betunio From "Betún" (shoe polish) and the termination -io (like some Spanish names)

    European French Blaise From Roman name "Blasius" meaning "lisping"

    Italian Sciuscià From the now-disused Neapolitan word sciuscià, which was used to refer to shoe-shine boys after World War II.

    Notes[edit]

    1. In City Folk only
    2. In New Leaf and New Horizons

    References[edit]