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This article refers to a character called Kicks. For information about the shop of the same name, see here.
Artwork of Kicks from Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival'
|Service|| Shoe shining|
|Debut||Animal Crossing: City Folk|
|Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp|
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.
Happy Home Designer amiibo Card
|Animal Crossing amiibo card|
Kicks makes an appearance as a collectible trophy.
Sprites and Models
Kicks in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
Names in other languages
|Spanish||Betunio||From "Betún" (shoe polish) and the termination -io (like some Spanish names)|
|French||Blaise||From Roman name "Blasius" meaning "lisping"|
|Transcription of English name|