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"Anything is delicious to a hungry belly."
— Wendell, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Wendell wrl
Wendell NLa.png
Species Gender
Walrus Male
Birthday February 25th Pisces
Role Traveling artist
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese セイイチ
Korean 고파유
Italian Van Trik
German Winci

Simplified Chinese 海项
French Morsicus
Spanish Da Morsi
Dutch Wendell

Traditional Chinese 海項
Quebec French Morsicus
Latin American Spanish Da Morsi
Russian Уэнделл

Wendell is a wallpaper salesman and traveling artist in the Animal Crossing series. He has slightly different roles in each game appearance, but they all revolve around his artistic ability and design skills. He is a blue walrus with two large, white tusks. He wears a sleeveless shirt which does not cover his large, round stomach, which has a small cross for a belly button. He always carries canvas and a traveler's backpack with him. His extreme hunger may be a reference to the stereotypical phrase "starving artist."


Doubutsu no Mori and Animal Crossing[edit]

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Wendell has a wallpaper selling role in Animal Crossing. He will show up in the player's town on Saturday or Sunday, but has been known to show up on other days, too. He appears at a random time of day. He will tell the player he is hungry upon talking to him, and will ask for food. He will eat anything, including fruit, fish, and turnips. He will give some wallpaper to the player for free as a reward during the weekend and will sell it to the player during weekdays. He disappears after a while. In the original Doubutsu no Mori, Wendell only eats fish.

Animal Crossing: Wild World[edit]

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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 fruit and turnips as well as fish. Giving him any type of fruit will yield a pattern already obtained, with the exception of 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 in Wild World can be found here.

Animal Crossing: City Folk[edit]

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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..."

Animal Crossing: 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.

Doubutsu no Mori (film)[edit]

Wendell briefly appears in the movie. He is seen eating with Ai.

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

Animal Crossing-e card
#122 Wendell - Series 3
Gender: Male
Species: Walrus
Sign: Pisces
Password: 9sw%i9t9Q@vlEi
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121 Booker Animal Crossing-e cards
#122 Wendell
123 Katrina

Happy Home Designer amiibo card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#209 Wendell - Series 3
Type: Special
Star sign: Pisces
Birthday: February 25th
Dice value: 2
Hand sign: Scissors
209 Wendell amiibo card NA.png
208 Leif List of amiibo cards
#209 Wendell
210 Cyrus

Other appearances[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

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

Wendell Trophy Brawl.png #286 Wendell
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.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

As mentioned before, Wendell appears as a trophy and can be seen in the Smashville stage. He now also appears in the Town and City stage.

Wendell SSB4 Trophy (Wii U).png #541 Wendell
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 Crosing: 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!


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese セイイチ
From セイウチ seiuchi (walrus)

Korean 고파유

Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
海项 / 海項
Hǎi Xiàng
Homophony with 海象 hǎixiàng (walrus)

German Winci From da Vinci.

European Spanish Da Morsi From morsa, "walrus".

European French Morsicus From morse, "walrus".

Italian Van Trik From tricheco, "walrus", and van Gogh.