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This article is about a lazy cat villager from the Animal Crossing series. For the the smug dog villager, see Shep.

ニコバン Nikoban
-Bob - Animal Crossing New Leaf
"You only live once...or nine times."
Gender Personality Species
Male Lazy Cat
Birthday January 1st (Capricorn)
Initial phrase pthhhpth
Initial clothes Blossom Tee
Home request A floral atmosphere
Skill Yo-Yoing
Goal Detective
Coffee Kilamanjaro,
No milk,
No sugar
Style Flashy
Favorite song [[K.K. Ragtime
Hypno K.K. (HHD)]]
Appearances AF, AF+, AC, AFe+, WW, CF, NL, HHD
Regional names Flag of France small Robert
Flag of Germany small Jens
Flag of Spain Arándano
Flag of Italy small Bob

"I'm a cat. Chillin' is in my blood, man."
— Picture quote, Wild World
Bob (ニコバン, Nikoban?) is a lazy cat villager who has appeared in every game of the Animal Crossing series. His name is most likely based off the bobcat. His initial phrase, "pthhhpth," may be a reference to the sound a cat makes when coughing up a hairball (this is further supported by the information on the e-Reader card which indicates he tends to spit often while speaking). His picture phrase in New Leaf is a feline spin on the memetic phrase "You only live once". He appears to be a very popular character in the game.


Bob is a purple cat with darker polka dots all over his body and face and half-closed eyes, making him appear sleepy. He initially wears the Blossom Shirt, which clashes with his deep-purple fur. The inside of his ears are various shades of pink, and his tail has two darker stripes on it. Despite being male, he has a rather feminine appearance.


Below is a brief description of the lazy personality. For more information, click here.

As a lazy villager, Bob will be easy to get along with due to his laid-back lifestyle. Like all lazy villagers, he shares a love of food and relaxing. He will enjoy partaking in the usual hobbies, usually for relaxing reasons or for food, such as fishing. Bob often asks the player to get him common fish such as sea basses, which he says he's going to 'study.' He will get along well with other villagers, but may offend or confuse jock villagers, who have a conflicting lifestyle of exercise and fitness, opposed to the lazy lifestyle of relaxing and food.


Bob's house includes the whole set of the Kiddie Series including the wallpaper and flooring. K.K. Ragtime is played on a Kiddie Stereo.


Ac A011 Screen Shot
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#011 Bob
Gender Male
Type Cat
Star sign Capricorn
Clothes Blossom shirt
Petphrase pthhpth
Password rbOPwN@eLL9k4T
Profile Everyone loves Bob's laid-back attitude, in spite of his nasty habit of spitting whenever he speaks. Ever wonder why he sleeps so late? It's because he's up all night playing video games. Can you blame him?
Ac A011
010 Kapp'n #011 Bob 012 Mitzi

amiibo Card

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Amiibo card back
#018 Bob
Type Cat
Star sign Capricorn
Birthday 1/1
Roll value 2
Hand sign Scissors
Request A floral atmosphere
Amiibo 018 Bob
017 Lottie #018 Bob 019 Fauna



  • There is a large amount of speculation that Bob was the first character created for the game, based on the following traits:

AnkhaBobFelicityFelyneKabukiKattKid CatKikiKittyLollyMeowMerryMitziMoeMoniqueOliviaPierrePunchyPurrlRosieRudyStinkyTabbyTangyTom
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