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, PC
Regional names Flag of France small Robert
Flag of Germany small Jens
Flag of Spain Arándano
Flag of Italy small Bob
Flagofchinasmall 波斯 Bōsī

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."


Bob is a lavender cat with darker purple spots all over his body and face. His eyes are half-closed, making him appear sleepy. He initially wears the Blossom Shirt. The inside of his ears are various shades of pink, and his tail has two darker purple 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.


In every game, 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.

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Bob ACNL house Bob's house exterior
New Leaf New Leaf (Exterior)

Pocket Camp

Bob's preferred theme is harmonious. His profile says:

Bob is an easygoing kind of guy. He doesn't worry too much about what he does or says, which doesn't always end well.

At level 7 friendship, he will reward you with a blossom tee and sparkle stones (x1) .

At level 9, he will reward you with sparkle stones (x1).

At level 15, he will request that you craft a boot sculpture .

At level 20, he will reward you with pic of Bob and sparkle stones (x1).


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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?
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010 Kapp'n #011 Bob 012 Mitzi

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#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:
    • He has the first ID number in Animal Crossing and Happy Home Designer.
    • His birthday is January 1st.
    • His English name is very simple and widely-recognized.
    • Numerically, his amiibo card and e-reader card are the first ones for a regular villager.
    • He can be recognised in several of the Beta worlds in Animal Crossing, although without a name.

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