Wendell

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"S-so huuuuuuuungry. M-must eat something! Stomach so very empty...Keeps making a noise like gluuuurrrgle bluuuurrrgle..."
— Wendell, Animal Crossing: City Folk
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Wendell wls/wrl
Artwork of Wendell
Species Gender
Walrus Male
Birthday February 25th Pisces
Favorite saying "Anything is delicious to a hungry belly."
Role Traveling artist
Main appearances

Other appearances
Name in other languages
 セイイチ
 고파유
 Van Trik
 Winci
 海项
 Morsicus
 Da Morsi
 Wendell
 海項
 Morsicus
 Da Morsi
 Уэнделл

Wendell is a walrus in the Animal Crossing series. He has slightly different roles in each game appearance, ranging from wallpaper salesman to traveling artist, but they all revolve around his artistic ability and design skills. His extreme hunger may be a reference to the phrase "starving artist."

Characteristics[edit]

Appearance[edit]

Artwork from Doubutsu no Mori.

Wendell is a blue fat walrus with two large, white tusks, large closed eyes with dark-blue linings, dark-blue freckles with little bit grayish-white linings, and a white belly with a blue cross-shaped belly button. His floppy hands and feet have dark-blue nails with grayish-white linings.

Clothing[edit]

He wears a sleeveless shirt that does not cover his large, round stomach, which has a small cross for a belly button. He always carries a canvas and a traveler's backpack with him. Starting in New Leaf, Wendell wears beige pajamas and a nightcap.

Personality[edit]

Wendell likes sleeping (explaining why he always closes his eyes, and wears pajamas and a nightcap starting in New Leaf) and eating (explaining why he is always fat). Due to being a traveling artist, he also likes rewarding the player with different kinds/types of wallpaper and designs/patterns upon getting fed by the player, traveling, and painting. He even likes copying other patterns from the town residents all while dreaming in New Leaf.

Appearances[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Artwork from Animal Crossing.

In Animal Crossing, Wendell gives the player wallpaper in exchange for specific food. He will show up in the player's town on a random weekday; Copper mentions his arrival date up to two days in advance and gives his exact acre when he is in town. Upon being talked to, he will tell the player he is hungry and will ask for food, prompting the player to give him an item. If the player successfully guesses his favorite food, Wendell rewards them with an exclusive wallpaper. He accepts any item, even items that are not food; however, he only rewards the player if he is given his favorite food. In Doubutsu no Mori, Wendell only eats fish.

In Wild World[edit]

Wendell's role in Wild World is different than it is in the previous installments. This time, he gives out unique designs. Upon giving him something to eat when he visits the town, he gives a pattern that is unobtainable anywhere else. He will eat anything, but a pattern can only be acquired by feeding him fruit, turnips, acorns, and fish. Giving him any type of fruit will yield a pattern already obtained, except coconuts, which yield a different pattern. He does not appear on Sunday or Saturday anymore. Instead, he appears from 6 AM to midnight on a random weekday (excluding the day Redd comes). In Wild World, Wendell comes from Tuskany. When one of his designs is displayed at Able Sisters, it will say Wendell from Tuskany. Tuskany is a pun involving the region of Tuscany, Italy and tusks, which are a predominant feature on walruses. Wendell is the first step in the Golden Axe Trading Event.

A full list of his designs can be found in List of official designs § Wendell's designs.

In City Folk[edit]

Wendell has the same role in City Folk as he did in Wild World, excluding the Golden Axe Trade Event and Redd (who now has a store in the city). If the player puts Wendell's designs on display at Able Sisters and asks to receive one of them, Mabel says: "That design is made by Wendell from Sumware," which is a pun on "somewhere."

A full list of his designs in City Folk can be found here.

With WiiConnect24 enabled, he may give out designs on behalf of Nintendo as distributed designs, saying something along the lines of "I made this new design, and wondered what you would think..."

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Wendell appears in Dream Towns distributing the custom designs from the town residents. His appearance is changed; he now wears a nightcap and pajamas. Owners of the town can choose not to let him appear if they wish.

In New Horizons[edit]

Wendell's poster in New Horizons.

Although initially absent, Wendell was added in the 2.0 update of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, as one of the many visitors to the Roost should the player invite him by using his amiibo card. He still wears his pajamas from the Dream Towns in New Leaf; he attributes this to rushing out of bed and forgetting to change his clothes. In addition, Wendell's poster can be obtained from Nook Shopping after inviting him to Photopia via his amiibo.

In Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori[edit]

Wendell in Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori.

Wendell briefly appears in 🎬 Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori. Ai finds him on the beach, exhausted from hunger. She takes him to his house to eat. After he is finished, he disappears without warning.

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Wendell appears as a trophy and a sticker, and can be seen in the Smashville stage.

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Wendell

Wendell

Description A famous painter who wanders about with a large rucksack on his back. When he arrives in town, he's so hungry he can barely stand. While you think it's probably a good idea to give him something to eat, it's hard to figure out what that should be. That being said, he looks really hungry and would likely devour anything given to him.
Acquisition Random
#516

Wendell
Wendell

Effect Fighters
[Explosive] Attack +14 All fighters

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Wendell appears as a trophy and can be seen in the Smashville stage again. He now also appears in the Town and City stage.

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Wendell

Wendell

Description NTSC-U: Wendell is a wandering artist with a healthy appetite. He may be a walrus, but his tastes extend well beyond fish! In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, he only appears in dreams when the player uses the Dream Suite. He doesn't seem to be too hungry, but it is a dream—he's probably happily eating in the waking world!

PAL: A travelling artist with a big appetite. Since he's a walrus, you might think he'd only eat fish, but he'll also gobble up fruit, nuts and...pretty much anything. You could say he's a fan of the "sea food diet". In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, he only appears in dreams, when you visit the Dream Suite. At least then he's not too hungry!
Acquisition Random


Villager information[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Wendell
Anything is delicious to a hungry belly.

Wendell's Happy Home Designer icon


Example of Wendell's Happy Home Designer house
Official example
Wendell
Birthday Gender Species
February 25 Pisces Male Walrus
Umbrella Paper Parasol HHD Icon.png Paper Parasol
House request
Client's vision I'll leave it up to you!
Favorite song  Hypno K.K.
Unlocked items
Furniture:
  •  Rice Balls
  •  Hypno K.K.
  •  Wendell's Pic
  • Clothing:
  •  Paper Parasol
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Wendell's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    RV in Welcome amiibo[edit]

    Exterior of Wendell's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Interior of Wendell's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Description: With advances in camper-van technology, Wendell can finally feel at home while "roughing it" with a fully stocked fridge and chef's kitchen.
    Items:
    Wall:  Concrete Wall
    Floor:  Paintball Floor
    Music: Wandering NL Texture.png Wandering


    "Order furniture" in Wendell's RV

    Item Image Type Buy price Sell price Available from Colors HHA theme Style Customizable Size
    Concrete Wall Concrete Wall NL Model.png Wallpaper  3 MEOW Coupons -  Spike's RV
     Wendell's RV
    - - - - -
    Paintball Floor Paintball Floor NL Model.png Flooring  3 MEOW Coupons  400 Bells  Museum Shop
     Wendell's RV
    - Toy Shop - - -
    Crayons Crayons NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  300 Bells  Blanca's RV
     Carrie's RV
     Wendell's RV
    - - - No 1.0 x 1.0
    Pasta Pasta (Marinara Sauce) NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  400 Bells  Wendell's RV
    White / Red - - Yes 1.0 x 1.0
    Retro Fridge Retro Fridge NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  575 Bells  Timmy and Tommy's store
     Wendell's RV
    Green (x2) Antique Historical No 1.0 x 1.0
    Rice Balls Rice Balls NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  300 Bells  Campground
     Tad's RV
     Wendell's RV
    White / Gray - Historical No 1.0 x 1.0
    Roasted Dino Meat Roasted Dino Meat NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  300 Bells  Campground
     Wendell's RV
    Orange / White - Historical No 1.0 x 1.0
    Scattered Papers Scattered Papers (Drawing Paper) NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  250 Bells  Jacob's RV
     Wendell's RV
    White / Colorful - - Yes 2.0 x 1.0
    Sloppy Sink Sloppy Sink NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  120 Bells Police station
     Re-Tail
     Wendell's RV
    Brown / Gray Quirky & Sci-Fi Flashy No 1.0 x 1.0
    Sloppy Table Sloppy Table (Aqua) NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  135 Bells Police station
     Re-Tail
     Wendell's RV
    Aqua / Brown Quirky & Sci-Fi Flashy Yes 2.0 x 2.0
    Tacos Tacos NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  300 Bells  Wendell's RV
    - - - No 1.0 x 1.0
    Wendell's Painting Wendell's Painting NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  3,000 Bells  Wendell's RV
    - - - No 1.0 x 1.0
    The player can only order from campers up to three times per day. The items arrive via mail.
    Includes data sourced from the Data Spreadsheet for Animal Crossing: New Leaf, compiled by TimeSword3D, AlexBot2004, AlgebraManiacABC, Chubby Bub, Cuyler, HylianAngel, Kalina70, PanchamBro, SuperHamster, and vmario.

    In New Horizons[edit]

    Wendell
    Anything is delicious to a hungry belly.

    Wendell

    Birthday Gender Species
    February 25 Pisces Male Walrus
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (White) NH Model.png  White
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Traditional 1 - Fabric 14) NH Model.png  Traditional 1 - Fabric 14
    Happy Home Paradise traits
    Umbrella Pear Umbrella NH Icon.png Pear Umbrella
    Hobby Play
    Book Play Book NH Icon.png Comic

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Wendell
    Client's vision Vacation-Home Concept
    Unlocked items
    Furniture:

    Card profiles[edit]

    Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

    Animal Crossing-e 3-122 (Wendell).jpg

    Card back

    Animal Crossing-e 3-122 (Wendell - Back).jpg

    #122 Wendell - Series 3
    Gender: Male
    Sign: Pisces
    Profile: This portly walrus constantly claims to be starving, but his layer of blubber indicates that he probably gets plenty of food. Still, hook him up with a fish and he'll make it worth your while!
    Password: 9sw%i9t9Q@vlEi
    vsKVOF@U&ibFRy

    amiibo card[edit]

    209 Wendell amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #209 Wendell - Series 3
    Star sign: Pisces
    Birthday: February 25
    Dice value: 2
    Hand sign: Scissors

    Gallery[edit]

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese セイイチ
    Seiichi
    A given name, similar to セイウチ seiuchi (walrus).

    Korean 고파유
    Gopayu
    -

    Simplified Chinese 項艺 (iQue)
    Xiàng yì
    From 海象 hǎixiàng (walrus) and 艺 (art, talent)

    Simplified Chinese 海项
    Hǎi Xiàng
    Homophony with 海象 hǎixiàng (walrus).

    Traditional Chinese 海項
    Unknown

    Russian Уэнделл
    Uendell
    From English name.

    Dutch Wendell Same as English name.

    German Winci From da Vinci.

    European Spanish Da Morsi From morsa (walrus) and "da Vinci."

    European French Morsicus From morse (walrus).

    Italian Van Trik From tricheco (walrus) and van Gogh.


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