This New Leaf Welcome Amiibo exclusive jock is one of the Splatoon villagers, and he lives a good life of grafitti and paint! He’s a huge Splatoon fan, SPLAT! He loves KK Adventure and the Sporty style. To get Inkwell in new leaf, you had to scan in one of the Inklings, where he’d appear and flex on you!
This normal pig appears ib the cover of KK Aria! Her hobby is music, and you can often find her singing or dancing around the island. Despite her appearance, she’s actually a huge horror fan, with her home request being “a creepy dollhouse”. She loves straight mochas and the cute style, and she wants to be a tour guide one day! She’s skilled at baton twirling, and often preforms baton twirls to her favorite song, Comrade KK!
This smug eagle loves music, and he’s here to be your wingman! According to the wiki, he’s possibly named after the actor Michael Keaton who played Birdman in 2014, though that would have involved timetravel as New Leaf came out two years prior… Keaton appears on the cover of KK Moody with Boffina, and this is also his favorite song! He plans to be a musician as well, he just…loves music. He’s skilled at tongue twisters, and his home request is something you can easily make happen - he wants a seaside breakfast nook! Wish him a happy birthday and tell ole Digby what you gifted Keaton!
This normal kangaroo is a fantastic mom! She loves drinking mochas, watering flowers, and enjoying nature with her entire being! Marcie is great at memorizing things, and she wants to be a teacher one day! She’d be fantastic at the job, because she rocks a crazy amount of patience and love. She adores the cute style and KK Aria, and if you can wish her a happy birthday, you should!
(Scheduling ahead so I apologize for the short post! At risk of giving away my location, I’m getting hit by a heavy thunderstorm soon and don’t want to disappoint everyone if the power goes out)
And today’s second birthday goes to a tanuki we all know and love, Tom Nook himself!
This friendly tanuki spends his life building houses for people, not charging interest on loans, letting you never pay off your loan unless you want to, wearing nice hawaiian shirts, and just in general being a great friend! My sis loves working with Tom, she told me he’s a great friend and yoga buddy.
In New Leaf, Dr. Shrunk and the villagers spread a rumor that Tom was a man in a tanuki costume, but from what I can tell, he’s 100% genuine! He makes magical furniture leaves, gives out money, and is a fantastic adoptive father to Timmy and Tommy!
Tom donates 90% of all his profits to an orphanage he supports, and his favorite song is KK Lament! So if you’re feeling like wishing Tom a happy birthday, why not stop in and take up a small town project to help Tom support kids?
This jock hamster is a not-so-secret Shakespeare fan, with both his name and his picture quote referencing Hamlet. (In the play, Hamlet’s dad, King Hamlet is poisoned through his ear!) Hamlet is skilled at limboing (it does help when you’re shorter than some of the bar heights) and he wants to be a soccer player one day! He’s an easy guy to shop for, he likes the basic style… Hamlet’s hobby is play, and play he does, often seen Naruto running around the island. What are you getting him for his birthday?
This snooty cat is named after a pearl, plus a little cat pun for bonus! She loves shopping and fashion, and she’s skilled at writing backwards! She can even do backwards cursive like DaVinci! She plans to direct movies one day, specifically non romantic comedies! She loves the iconic style and Kilmanjaro coffee. Wish her a happy birthday, because she deserves it!
This uchi rhino is celebrating her birthday today, and it sure is a good one! She’s a rockstar of a big sister, always ready with a smile and some good advice! She loves music, and is often singing or dancing around the island, without a care in the world! She is the only uchi rhino, and she is fantastic at making puns! One day, she wants to be a marathon runner, and I support her dreams! Wish her a fantastic birthday, and get her a rock’n’rolling present, yo yo yo!
This peppy squirrel was only available in New Leaf after the Welcome Amiibo update, when a Callie amiibo is scanned! She’s based on Callie from Splatoon, and her sister is Viche! Cece is a cosplayer, cosplaying Callie, and is so into her role that she won’t respond to any name but Callie some days! Her sister Viche is also a cosplayer, though not so obsessed… Cece’s birthday is also a reference to the release date of splatoon, May 28! Wish her a happy birthday if you have her!
This cranky alligator is based on the Japanese battleship Yamato, and is one of the few villagers who isn’t actually an animal (along with Coco, Sprocket, Ribbot, and Stitches!) Despite his cranky personality, he also enjoys fitness, often seen lifting or doing yoga to clear his mind. He loves the ocean, and he wants to be a firefighter one day! He loves blend coffee, nothing added, just a nice blend. Wish him a happy birthday and a ye olde good rest of the year!
This jock dog was only in Animal Forest E+, where he was on the cover of King KK until he got replaced by Biskit. The only ray to really find Masa was with his e-reader card, where you’d scan him in and he’d wash up on the shores of your island. He rocks the blue aloha shirt and a black beanie, and had he stayed in the games, he likely would have been great friends with Jacques!
The only cranky deer in the series, Bruce rocks impeccable style. He’s a future pro golfer who’s skilled at memorizing, and his favorite brain game is mah-jongg! He loves blue mountain coffee and won’t get out of bed most days without first enjoying a mug, and he adores nature, walking in it, studying flowers, telling the island representative that he knows more about the island than anyone else, watering flowers. Wish him a happy birthday, and wonder if his catchphrase is a reference to how he feels in the morning, or if it’s a reference to a certain cute green goat villager…
Much like his namesake, Gulliver likes to Travel. He’s been all over the world in search of furniture, and occassionally his crew throws him off the ship for punny crimes, and he washes up on beaches near friends he knows! He’s remarkably skilled with technology, able to fix a phone that’s been cracked, in water, and lost several parts in sand by just kinda….shoving the parts inside.
Rumor has it that Gulliver, with his frequent travels, may be the one who acquires Redd’s Real Art. He just sends Redd art when Redd picks Gulliver up and brings him back to Gulliver’s crew….
This lazy duck is named after the famous scientist, Charles Darwin! Derwin loves to naruto run around the island and talk to his bug friends about evolution! He’s a huge fan of the Official style, and his favorite KK song is The K Funk! Like his namesake, he loves thinking, enjoying brainteasers and planning on becoming a doctor one day. Rumors have it that he has an older sister - the peppy duck villager Pate! Wish Derwin a happy birthday, and if you have them both, mayhaps you’ll see Pate at her little brother’s party!
This lazy monkey is named after Monkey-Man of Delhi in the original Japanese, and his English name is likely a combination of Delhi and …. Deli meats (very delicious) because as a lazy boy who loves sandwiches. He likes sitting under trees, watering flowers, and enjoying life. He wants to be a musician one day, and KK Slider is his hero! Wish him a happy birthday, and enjoy his curry-scented house to the fullest!
This peppy pig is named after the brand of sweets known as Peggy Pig and Pals! She’s a future movie star and a diamond in the rough, and she’s super skilled at stomping around. Her personal hero and idol is Miss Piggy from the muppets…a true icon. She loves KK Bossa and often has it playing in her house, and she’s a fan of the sporty style! She has the fashion hobby and will often be seen carrying her purse around, wearing the latest fashions, or browsing Able Sisters for a new look. Wish her a happy birthday, because she deserves it!
This lovely shopkeeper is the youngest of the three Able sisters, being mostly raised by Sable. While being the youngest, she’s also the most business minded, running her family store wherever it lands, while Sable makes clothes and Label designs them. Wish her a happy birthday while buying your clothes today, and remember: Mabel is the baby of the family so if you pick on her you will have to fight both her sisters.
This smug horse is quite literally a Disney style prince charming, from his blonde hair and blue eyes to his long, flowing mane. He’s named for “Colt”, a name for a young horse. To support the idea that he’s a prince, his home request is a “noble” living space! He’s into nature and sitting under trees, one day he wants to be a model, and he’s extremely skilled at writing about Pickles (bread and butter pickles are Colton’s favorite). Wish him a happy birthday, or he shall be very put out!
Fun facts: while I joke about him being a prince, his initial phrase of “Check it” is a reference to Chess, where Colton is loosely based on the white knight and Roscoe the black knight.
This normal cub, unlike her name, celebrates her birthday in May! She’s been an islander since the beginning, rocking the hibiscus hairstyle we only wish we could have. Since she was an islander in the original Animal Forest, she’s actually got a history of being allergic to pears! Her favorite fruit is peaches! She has the nature hobby, so often she’ll wander around, watering flowers and relaxing under trees. She’s a skilled amateur photographer, who one day wants to be a pharmacist! Wish her a happy birthday, and remember to dream big!