ビンタ Binta
-Punchy - Animal Crossing New Leaf
"There's always more fish in the sea!"
Gender Personality Species
Male Lazy Cat
Birthday April 11th (Aries)
Initial phrase mrmpht
Initial clothes GC Shirt
(Animal Forest+),
Cherry Shirt
Gray Tartan Tee (WW, CF, NL)
Home request A room for entertaining cats
Skill Staying awake
Goal Cartoonist
Coffee Kilimanjaro,
None at all,
None at all
Style Basic
Favorite song K.K. Love Song
Appearances AF+, AC, AFe+, WW, CF, NL, HHD, PC
Regional names Flag of France small Cédric
Flag of Germany small Julian
Flag of Spain Félix
Flag of Italy small Felix

Turn the other cheek.
― Picture quote, Wild World
Punchy (ビンタ, Binta?) is a lazy cat villager in the Animal Crossing series, appearing in all games to date, except for Animal Forest. He and Cheri are the only non-islander villagers to make their debut in Animal Forest+, rather than the original Animal Forest for the Nintendo 64. His name may come from the word "punchy," which means being groggy or dazed from a series of punches. His Japanese name, 'Binta', means "a slap in the face". His picture quote from Wild World also relates to his easygoing demeanor. Punchy was featured on the cover of Animal Crossing, in the upper right window with Mitzi, another cat villager.


Punchy is a black and white cat with sleepy, yellow, purple-lidded eyes. His legs are black with white paws, as if he were wearing mittens. He has a set of whiskers on his cheeks, as well as a cat-like smile indicating his friendly, easygoing personality. Punchy has three different initial shirts, The GC Shirt (Animal Forest+), the Cherry Shirt (Animal Crossing and Animal Forest e+), and the Gray Tartan Shirt (Wild World onwards).


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

As a lazy villager, Punchy will be easygoing and easy to befriend. Like all lazy villagers, he shares a love of food and relaxing. He will enjoy partaking in the usual hobbies, such as fishing or bug catching, to relax or for food. He will usually get along well with other villagers, but may offend or confuse jock villagers because of their conflicting lifestyles. He will ask the player for fossils to add as decoration in his house. He might also ask the player to get fruit for him from time to time.


In all games, Punchy's house has a laid-back theme. In Animal Crossing, he has a Gold Stereo, Mama Bear, Speed Bag and various items of the Blue Series. He has the Blue Carpet and Mod Wall. He will replace all of his normal furniture with fish, insects, and fossils if you give him enough, so don't enable him.

In City Folk, Punchy no longer has the Gold Stereo but still retains his Blue Series theme, although with less Blue items present and replaced with fruit items. The wallpaper and flooring are the same as they were in the previous games. K.K. Love Song plays in Punchy's house.

Pocket Camp

Punchy's preferred theme is natural. His profile says:

Punchy often appears out of nowhere with an inscrutable expression on his face. Good luck figuring him out.

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 5

Furniture/Item Required Materials Price (Bells) Craft Time
Blue Bookcase 15 wood, 15 steel, 3 friend powder 1390 7 hours
Bromeliaceae 6 wood 840 1 minute
Blue Cabinet 15 wood, 15 steel 1220 2 hours
Blue Table 60 wood, 3 natural essence 1930 11 hours
Blue Bench 30 wood, 30 steel, 3 natural essence 2430 8 hours

Friendship Rewards

At level 7 friendship, he will reward you with a gray tartan 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 cat tower.

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

Other Appearances


Ac A013 Screen Shot
Ac A013 bk
#013 Punchy
Gender Male
Type Cat
Star sign Aries
Clothes Cherry shirt
Petphrase mrmpht
Password 26bSMUEY%DN2ZV
Profile What do you call a cat who goes hog-wild without warning? Punchy! Be wary whenever he's around. You never know when he might turn claws on you or surprise you with a cat punch!
Ac A013
012 Mitzi #013 Punchy 014 Ankha

amiibo Card

amiibo Card
Amiibo card back
#050 Punchy
Type Cat
Star sign Aries
Birthday 4/11
Roll value 6
Hand sign Rock
Request A room for entertaining cats
Amiibo 050 Punchy
049 Bonbon #050 Punchy 051 Opal



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