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K.K. Slider

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K.K. Slider
K.K. Slider's artwork seen on the Play Nintendo website.
Symbol of the Animal Crossing series.

Official artwork of K.K. Slider from Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival.

Universe Animal Crossing
Debut Doubutsu no Mori (2001) Japan
Smash Bros. appearances Melee
Most recent non-Smash appearance Animal Crossing: New Horizons (2020)
Console/platform of origin Nintendo 64
Species Dog
Gender Male
Place of origin Animal Crossing Town
Created by Katsuya Eguchi
Voice actor None (synthesized by Kazumi Totaka and Taro Bando)[1]
Articles on Nookipedia K.K. Slider

K.K. Slider (とたけけ, Totakeke) is a character in the Animal Crossing series of video games.


K.K. Slider is a special character who can be found in all of the Animal Crossing games since the original, performing on Saturday from 8:00 PM (or all day, albeit will not take any song requests until 6:00 PM in Animal Crossing: New Horizons) to midnight at different locations depending on the game (such as the Train Station, The Roost, Club LOL, or Resident Services). If the player speaks to him, he will play them a song and then give them a recording (or aircheck) of that song that they can play via a stereo at their house. On non-Saturday nights in New Leaf and on the archipelago on some nights in the Happy Home Paradise DLC for New Horizons, he plays under the guise of "DJ KK" (who appears as a trophy in SSB4 and a spirit in SSBU). Super Smash Bros. takes from his performances in other games and has him only show up on Saturday nights.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Melee, K.K. Slider appears as a trophy with his guitar with the title "Totakeke", his Japanese name. As Animal Crossing had not yet been released in America at the time of Melee's release, his American trophy puts his home game as "Future Release".


Totakeke trophy from Super Smash Bros. Melee.
Totakeke's trophy in Melee
A wandering musician whose daily life is a bit of a mystery. He plays in front of the train station every Saturday night starting at 8:00 p.m. He has a large repertoire and plays both old and new hits from all over the world. His music is so ingrained in the villagers that it's impossible to imagine them living without it.
Future Release

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As a background character[edit]

K.K. Slider playing at Smashville.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, in addition to being a trophy and a sticker, K.K. Slider cameos on the Smashville stage, where he plays one of his songs when the stage is played between 8:00 PM and midnight on a Saturday, true to his role in the Animal Crossing games. His voice can be heard in many of these arrangements on the Smashville stage, namely:

Bolded tracks are only played during concerts; the other two can be chosen from My Music.

Although K.K. Slider only plays from 8:00-Midnight on Saturday nights, K.K. Slider can be seen preparing for his performance earlier than 8. Additionally, while Animal Crossing Villagers usually pay full attention to the fight, if K.K. Slider is performing, then the villagers' attention will be focused on him instead.

Event 26: The Slow and Easy Life is a special exception, and will always be set during a performance of Rockin' K.K. regardless of the actual time of day.


K.K. Slider's trophy is obtained by unlocking all songs in the game.

K.K. Slider trophy from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
K.K. Slider's trophy in Brawl
K.K. Slider
A wandering musician. He plays concerts every Saturday night at the Roost in the basement of the museum. All he carries is a single acoustic guitar, but he can play music from all genres. You can request a single tune per concert, and afterward he'll give you a recording of the song to take home. In Animal Crossing: Wild World, his playlist included 70 songs.
GameCube: Animal Crossing
Nintendo DS: Animal Crossing: Wild World


Name Game Effect Fighter(s)
K.K. Slider Animal Crossing: Wild World TypeIcon(PK).png Attack +16 Ness Lucas NessHeadSSBB.pngLucasHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker K. K. Slider (Animal Crossing WW).png
K. K. Slider
(Animal Crossing WW)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

As a background character[edit]

K.K. Slider on Town and City.

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, K.K. Slider reprises his role on the Smashville stage. He also has a similar role on the Town and City stage, playing the same songs in the background from 8 p.m. on Saturdays. On the Town and City stage, he only appears in the background while in the Town section. In the City section, the music will continue, but K.K. is unseen. His voice is also used in a new arrangement of Bubblegum K.K.

As a costume[edit]

A Mii Gunner dressed as K.K. Slider.

K.K. Slider is also the basis of a downloadable content costume for Mii Gunners, released worldwide for free in the 1.1.0 update. The gun is a guitar.


The DJ KK (by record tables) trophy is exclusive to Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. The K.K. Slider (with guitar) trophy is exclusive to Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, where it is part of the The Beginning of Animal Crossing 2 Trophy Box.

NTSC "Yo yo yo! Come rock out at Club LOL! Featuring DJ KK every night of the week (except Saturdays)! Listen to the singer-songwriter bust out a foot-stompin' mix of tunes! Don't forget to come on your birthday for a special treat!" ...That advertisement definitely catches the eye.
PAL "Get down at Club LOL! DJ KK is IN da HOUSE, spinning a NON-STOP mix of the best beats EVERY SINGLE NIGHT!*
*(Except Saturdays.)
A special TREAT for birthday VIPs!"

What an ad! So many capital letters...
K.K. Slider's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
K.K. Slider
NTSC His fans can't wait for Saturday evenings. Why? Because K.K. Slider performs live! The crowd goes wild when K.K. Slider plays some of his greatest hits, like K.K. Samba, K.K. Waltz, and K.K. Stroll, on his acoustic guitar. He sometimes even takes requests! Other days, you can find him spinning tunes at Club LOL as a DJ.
GameCube: Animal Crossing (09/2002)
3DS: Animal Crossing: New Leaf (06/2013)
PAL Fans of this groovy dog just can't wait for his live show every Saturday night. With his trusty acoustic guitar, he'll treat you to such delights as the K.K. Samba, the K.K. Waltz and the K.K. Stroll. He even takes requests! In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, you can also find him on other days of the week working as a DJ at Club LOL.
GameCube: Animal Crossing (09/2004)
3DS: Animal Crossing: New Leaf (06/2013)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As a background character[edit]

K.K. Slider reprises his role on both the Smashville and the Town and City stages. All previous songs featuring K.K. Slider's voice return as well.

As a costume[edit]

K.K. Slider's costume for Mii Gunners also returns, this time unlockable by purchasing it from the shop.

K.K. Slider in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


K.K. Slider also appears as two primary spirits, including his pseudonym, DJ K.K. DJ K.K. can be summoned using the cores of 9-Volt & 18-Volt and Labrador Retriever. K.K. Slider can be obtained by enhancing the DJ K.K. spirit at level 99.

DJ K.K.'s Spirit Battle uses a Duck Hunt puppet fighter is fought on the Fourside stage. He is fought along with the Villager puppet fighters. During the battle, the puppet fighters will occasionally become invincible indicated by their sparkling appearance, referencing referencing the strobe lights in Club LOL where DJ K.K. works Saturday nights, while the Squid Sisters appear as a hostile Assist Trophy, referencing DJ K.K.'s status as a popular musician.

No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
SSBU spirit DJ K.K..png
★★ 3 1357 5431 577 2308 780 3123 Can Be Enhanced at Lv. 99 Animal Crossing Series
K.K. Slider
★★★ 3 3287 9865 1301 3903 1558 4676 Running Start Animal Crossing Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese とたけけ
UK English K.K. Slider
France French (PAL) Kéké
Quebec French (NTSC) Kéké Laglisse
Germany German K.K.
Spain Spanish Totakeke
Italy Italian K.K. Slider
China Chinese (Simplified) 托塔可可
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) K.K. Slider
South Korea Korean T.K.
Netherlands Dutch K.K. Slider
Russia Russian К. К. Слайдер


  • In the player's guide to Super Smash Bros. Melee, published before Animal Crossing got a Western release, K.K. was named "Arlo".