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Uchi (ウチ Uchi, or アネキ Aneki) ('big sister') is a type of personality introduced in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. Uchi villagers are very caring towards the player and are less vain than the snooty or peppy villagers, but they are also more blunt and tomboyish and may come across as rude on some occasions. Uchi villagers normally wake up at 11 AM and sleep at 3 AM. There are currently 21 uchi villagers. Even though all uchi villagers are female, other villagers may sometimes refer to them using male pronouns.
Uchi villagers will, when befriended, give the player fighting tips and teach them ways to relax. These girls are tough, but still care deeply about their appearance. They have a tendency to stay up very late at night. When befriended, they will give the player medicine if they are stung by a bee. It is easy to get their picture since developing friendships with uchi villagers is simple due to their caring and protective nature. They will treat the player with respect and will even offer to fight off anyone giving the player trouble. Some Public Works Projects can only be suggested by uchi villagers, such as the wood bench.
In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer they are given a more tomboish personality being no more as careful as they used to be, on the contrary the most sarcastic, blunt and prankful out of the female villagers. They like to party a lot, get bored easily when things are calm, seem always in search of stunt emotions and experiences. They tend to taunt the player (and the other NPCs) very often and still hate to do genuine compliments.
Below are some (not all) quotes made by uchi villagers.
- (if woken up inside their house) "Wh-whoa! Giant (native fruit)!"
- "Dude! This is so cool!"
- "(Player name), you're lookin' at me weird! <catchphrase>!"
- (when the player agrees to get them a bug) "Awesome! You're a solid cat! I'll be waiting! <catchphrase>!"
- (talking about an item they want from the player) "Thing is...that item (does shrug emote) was one of the top prizes in last month's issue of Window Shopping Pro."
- "I heard a rumor that (Other villagers name) wrestled a bear once...and won! You know anything about that?"
- Uchi villagers are the last to wake up in the morning, at 11:00 AM.
- They will almost always give the player medicine when they have been stung by bees.
- The Japanese name 'uchi' is a personal pronoun that is feminine and informal, but does not give off an aura of cuteness the way pronouns like 'atashi' do.
- In New Leaf uchi villagers can be known to give hybrids, but only in letters.