Punchy Animal Crossing Explained

Nov 8, 2021
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Punchy Animal Crossing

Punchy is a tiger cat with black stripes and yellow, oval eyes. His initial phrase could be referencing both his lazy personality, or his appearance as having an eyepatch on. 

He also resembles Hank, another villager, although Hank's looks are based on a hobo. Lazy villagers are the most laid-back of all cats. When you drop by his house, you might see him sleeping on the job...but don't worry. 

He'll correct his attitude quickly enough if you decide to make him a part of your town! He gets along well with most other villagers, but it would be wise to not anger him.  If you do manage to make him angry, try and coax him out of it before things get ugly. 

For this reason, he may not get along so well with jock villagers. He may get mad slower than most other characters, but he talks in a sleepy voice, one that you'd expect in a lazy villager.  He comes in with the yellow cat shirt in Animal Crossing, which is why it makes sense that he likes yellow in Wild World. 

Every time that he has coffee in the game, you can tell that his personality is waking up.

Outlook

Punchy is an extremely friendly cat that spends his time greeting everyone he meets. 

He can often be found asleep in the village campground, to the left of the Wishing Well. 

Despite his lack of windows, he still manages to stay well "informed" in all the latest gossip around town. The printing error regarding Punchy in Animal Crossing says that he was adopted in an in-game event.

He is very perky and friendly like all the cats in the Animal Crossing series that come from towns that begin with the letter "C". 

He also appears to enjoy shopping, as he often goes shopping with the player.

His favorite photo opportunity is to take a snapshot of himself in front of the big screen TV at Nookling Junction, so head on over to be sure and get it.

Character

He first appeared in Doubutsu no Mori e+, and after being absent from Wild World, he reappeared in Animal Crossing: City Folk. 

His name comes from "punch", a military term for a serious blow or punch, and Punchy's jock appearance.

He will appear friendly and hospitable towards the player and other villagers. He will engage in his hobby; lounging around and enjoying his favorite television show, Animal Crossing: Lazy Life. 

He finds comfort in food and finds it difficult to get by without it, as well as having a slight interest in clothes due to this.

When talking to him, he will often refer to himself as a "lazy old cat," and state that he is "not a morning person." 

He will also occasionally mention an unseen friend known as Almond, who likes to stay up late at night.

Home

It's a small shack in which he has crammed an enormous amount of furniture.  It's designed to be a guest room for you, the player, but your friend Punchy keeps coming over and sleeping in it. 

He seems to have a lot of different jobs, given the variety of items he keeps lying around. It has no specific theme, but is somewhat influenced by the movie Fight Club. It has a basement, which you can use to store items. 

You can also save your game in the basement, however it requires the use of an external device to do so. 

The room is dark with black furniture. Throughout the house you will see posters relating to sports, fighting and/or boxing.