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Domain Eukarya
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Carnivora
Family Canidae
Genus Nyctereutes
Species N. procyonoides
No. of islanders 0
No. of special characters 3

Tanuki are a species of character in Animal Crossing. Tanuki are frequently confused with raccoons in Western culture (and referred to as raccoons in-game). All Tanukis so far have been special characters, and worked in the same place, similar to Pelican characters.

Special characters[edit]

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Timmy and Tommy

Gender: Male
Job: Owners of the Nookling Stores
Birthday: June 7th
Debut: Doubutsu no Mori

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Tom Nook

Gender: Male
Job: Worker at Nook's Homes
Birthday: May 30th
Debut: Doubutsu no Mori

Main article: Timmy and Tommy

Timmy and Tommy are twins, and are Tom Nook's Nephews. They work only in Nookington's on the second floor, but in Animal Crossing: New Leaf they work at Nookling Stores.

Main article: Tom Nook

Tom Nook is the main Tanuki in the game, being one of the first special characters to appear. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf he works at Nook's Homes, helping the player to set up a home, make expansions, alter the home exterior, and pay mortgage

Other information[edit]

Real life Tanukis
In traditional stories, the Tanuki was said to have had the ability to transform leaves into gold. This may explain why furniture is depicted as a leaf overworld and why Nook's shop uses a leaf as a logo.

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