Timmy and Tommy
Artwork of Timmy and Tommy from Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
|Favorite saying||"Experience is the best teacher." (Timmy)|
"Nothing succeeds like success." (Tommy)
Store owners[nb 3]
Name in other languages
まめきち & つぶきち
豆狸 & 粒狸
Méli & Mélo
Tendo & Nendo
Mirco & Marco
Тимми & Томми
콩돌이 & 밤돌이
豆狸 & 粒狸
Méli & Mélo
Tendo & Nendo
Nepp & Schlepp
Timmy & Tommy
Timothy Nook and Thomas Nook, often known simply as Timmy and Tommy, and collectively known as the Nooklings or T&T, are twin raccoons[nb 4] in the Animal Crossing series who are apprentices of Tom Nook. In games prior to Animal Crossing: New Leaf, the two work on the second floor of Nookington's, and beginning in New Leaf they operate their own store.
Which of the two twins is the older brother is inconsistent; the B03 Timmy & Tommy e-Reader card and the Tommy & Timmy Nook trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl state that Tommy is older, while dialog in Animal Crossing Plaza, the description of the twins' RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo, and their description on Play Nintendo state that Timmy is older.
Timmy and Tommy are similar in appearance to Tom Nook, and they are visually indistinguishable from one another. According to Tom Nook in Wild World, Tommy has a mole on his left wrist, while Timmy has a mole on his right wrist, although he is not sure if it is the other way around.
The Nooklings' outfits change based on which store they are in, much like Tom Nook. In New Horizons prior to the construction of Nook's Cranny, Timmy and Tommy wear the Green Nook Inc. Aloha Shirt in spring and summer, and the Nook Inc. Blouson in winter. Both almost always wear the same outfit, with the only exception being their pajamas in Doubutsu no Mori e+, Happy Home Designer, and amiibo Festival; Timmy wears blue, while Tommy wears green. In Welcome amiibo, Timmy wears green pajamas instead of blue ones while inside his RV at the campground.
Timmy and Tommy attempt to speak in unison, but one always lags behind the other, causing one to repeat the last part of the other's dialogue. The exception to this is in New Leaf; in this game, since the Nooklings no longer work together, they simply make short remarks afterward, appearing in the dialogue box as smaller text and playing a quieter talking sound.
According to Tom Nook in Wild World, the Nooklings are mischievous, eating his after-work snack honey and staying out of trouble by saying they only did it because they aspire to be like him. Nook also reveals that the two come to him individually for their paychecks, which he believes is them "testing" him to see if he can tell them apart.
Despite the Nooklings' strong resemblance to Tom Nook, the exact nature of their relationship with him is unclear. Timmy's Animal Crossing e-Reader card implies that the Nooklings are part of Tom Nook's family, but in Wild World Nook states that he is not related to them and they are simply his employees; he notes that the Nooklings refer to him by his last name, which would be unusual if they were related to him, and is consistent throughout the series. This is also supported by the Nooklings' character bio on the official Japanese City Folk website. Nook also states in Wild World that he thinks of himself as a mentor to the Nooklings.
Despite their strong relationship, Tom Nook can easily mistake either Timmy for Tommy and vice versa due to their similar appearance. In Wild World, he mentions that the brothers come to him individually for their paychecks to take advantage of his difficulty telling them apart, and in a NookTails comic, he gives them the wrong certifications.
In Animal Crossing
In all versions of the first-generation games, Timmy and Tommy operate the second floor of Nookington's, offering the same functions as Tom Nook. In Doubutsu no Mori e+, if the player uses a shovel or axe to enter Nookington's after hours they will have droopy eyelids and wear pajamas.
In Wild World and City Folk
In New Leaf
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Timmy and Tommy now run their own store. In all incarnations of the store except T&T Emporium, only one of the Nooklings works at a time. At the Nookling Junction, Timmy works on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, and Tommy works on Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; at T&T Mart, Timmy works from 7 PM to 5 AM and Tommy works from 6 AM to 7 PM; and at Super T&T and T.I.Y., Timmy works from Friday to Sunday and Tommy works from Monday to Thursday. At T&T Emporium, Tommy works on the first floor and Timmy works on the second floor.
In New Horizons
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Timmy and Tommy operate the Nook Inc. development venture along with Tom Nook, and they guide the player through picking their initial appearance, name, and island layout. Prior to the construction of Nook's Cranny, Timmy sells and buys items in the Resident Services tent while Tommy wanders the island carrying a flag during the day and offers advice to the player when spoken to.
The day after the player pays off their first home loan, Timmy tells them about his plan to build a store, and he gives them a list of materials to bring him. Once the store is built, Timmy and Tommy start working there.
Hello, this is Timmy. Ooooh, Player! How can I help you?
What? I should go camping?! Well, I appreciate you wanting me to take a break, but I'm just too busy to go.
Thank you for suggesting it, though. Hope to see you in the shop soon!
Tommy here! Oh, hi, Player! How can I help?
Ohhhh, a visit to the campsite would be so much fun!
But I'm super busy, so I don't think I can go...
Thanks for the idea, though! I really do appreciate it!
In amiibo Festival
In Pocket Camp
In Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Timmy and Tommy operate the Nookling Global pop-up shop in the Market Place. They sell furniture items that are not available through crafting, and three items are on sale at a time. Tommy appears on the left side of the shop and allows the player to purchase Fortune Cookies or trade stamps. He also approaches the player when they enter the Market Place if a new Fortune Cookie is in stock. Timmy appears on the right side of the shop and allows the player to sell items.
In Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Timmy and Tommy appear as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Timmy and Tommy appear in Villager's Final Smash, Dream Home, and as a trophy. While the trophy designs and descriptions are the same for both of the versions, the player must complete a certain challenge in both the 3DS and Wii U version.
In Super Mario Maker
Timmy and Tommy appear as an unlockable costume in Super Mario Maker. The costume can be unlocked by scanning Timmy and Tommy's amiibo or by clearing the 100 Mario Challenge on Normal difficulty or harder. The Nooklings' unique pose features them changing their Nookling Junction aprons with T&T Emporium suits.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
The Nooklings return in Villager's Final Smash, Dream Home, and also appear in Isabelle's Final Smash, Dream Town Hall, where it functions similarly. In addition, they operate a shop in the World of Light, where they sell other Spirits.
In New Leaf
In Happy Home Designer
In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Timmy and Tommy share a house.
RV in Welcome amiibo
In New Horizons
In Happy Home Paradise
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise, Timmy and Tommy share a house.
Card and figure profiles
Animal Crossing e-Reader cards
Animal Crossing (Timmy)
- In Animal Crossing: City Folk, if the player is in the second floor of Nookington's at closing time, Timmy and Tommy will tell them that they must go to bed.
- In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Timmy and Tommy state that they do not offer a point system in their store. This is most likely a reference to the Tom Nook Point System in Wild World and City Folk.
- Timmy's Series 1 amiibo card (008) erroneously used Tommy's French name (Mélo) instead of Méli, causing later versions to be printed with the correct name and a small star in the bottom right.
- Timmy and Tommy share their birthday with Zell.
Names in other languages
Timmy and Tommy
- Tommy's text is stylized under small text
- In Animal Crossing, Wild World, and City Folk
- Timmy and Tommy's store in New Leaf and Nook's Cranny in New Horizons
- Tanuki in Japan and Korea.
- Re-Tail sell price; if item can be sold at Timmy and Tommy's store, it is 80% of the sell price; if item can be sold to Leila at Tortimer Island, it is 5% of the sell price.
- Nintendo. "街へいこうよ どうぶつの森：住民大集合！". nintendo.co.jp. Retrieved March 29, 2021.
- "[Announcement] Celebrate the first anniversary of #AnimalCrossing: New Horizons with a new installment of the Nook Tails comic! #ACNH" @animalcrossing on Twitter (March 21, 2021). Archived from the original on May 23, 2022. Retrieved April 20, 2021.