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Tom Nook

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Tom Nook
Tom Nook ACNL.png
Symbol of the Animal Crossing series.
Official artwork of Tom Nook from Animal Crossing: City Folk.
Universe Animal Crossing
Debut Doubutsu no Mori (2001) Japan
Smash Bros. appearances Melee
Brawl
SSB4
Ultimate
Most recent non-Smash appearance Tetris 99 (cameo) (2020, via update)
Console/platform of origin Nintendo 64
Species Tanuki
Gender Male
Article on Nookipedia Tom Nook

Tom Nook (たぬきち, Tanukichi) is a major character and shopkeeper in the Animal Crossing series.

Origin[edit]

Tom Nook is the central shopkeeper in the earlier Animal Crossing games, and is also the one who sells the player their house, and they must work for him to pay off the loan. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf this role is expanded on, and he now runs the real estate agency Nook's Homes, while his nephews Timmy & Tommy run his old store. His business has expanded even further in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, where he now owns his own travel agency, Nook Inc., and sells an island getaway package to prospective travelers. He still manages the real estate and infrastructure of this tropical island, and he still sells a house to the player. His real estate business is likely what inspired his role in Villager's Final Smash.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Tom Nook appears as a trophy. As his presence in Melee predates the international release of Animal Crossing, his source game is listed as "Future Release" when the game is not set to Japanese.

Trophy[edit]

Tom Nook's trophy is obtained by collecting 1000 coins.

Tom Nook's trophy in Melee
Tom Nook
This guy's the friendly neighborhood shopkeeper who kindly helps the player set up in his or her first house. He has a nose for business, and his customer service is second to none. During the course of the game, his store starts as a corner shop, expands to become a convenience store, and finally becomes a thriving supermarket.
Future Release

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

As a background character[edit]

Tom Nook on Smashville in Brawl.

Tom Nook appears occasionally as a background character on Smashville, watching the fight.

Trophy[edit]

Once again, Tom Nook's trophy is unlocked by collecting 1000 coins in Coin Battles.

Tom Nook's trophy in Brawl
Tom Nook
The owner of the town's only store. He not only helps you find a home when you move in but also gives you a job at his shop. His dream is to expand his business, and as the game progresses, Nook's Cranny becomes Nook 'n' Go, then Nookway, and finally Nookington's. He tends to say "hm" and "yes" quite a bit.
GameCube: Animal Crossing
Nintendo DS: Animal Crossing: Wild World

Sticker[edit]

Stickers
Name Game Effect Characters
Tom Nook Animal Crossing: Wild World AttackEnergy+005TypeIcon(Energy).png Attack +5 All charactersRandomHeadSSBB.png
Brawl Sticker Tom Nook (Animal Crossing WW).png
Tom Nook
(Animal Crossing: WW)

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Tom Nook briefly appears in the game's first reveal trailer from E3 2013, where he is shown looking down at Villager's dropped Smash invitation as it falls to the ground.

Assist role[edit]

Tom Nook and his nephews appearing in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U as part of Dream Home.

Tom Nook, along with his nephews Timmy & Tommy, appears in Villager's Final Smash, Dream Home. In that context, he is paid by the Villager to build a house around one or more opponents, which explodes upon completion. In this appearance, he wears his blue apron.

As a background character[edit]

Tom Nook reappears randomly on Town and City once again.

Trophies[edit]

Tom Nook's trophy is different between the two versions of SSB4, both in his clothing and the name of his store in the description. His 3DS trophy references Nook's appearance in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, while his Wii U trophy similarly references Animal Crossing: City Folk, specifically his Nookington's suit. His trophy in for Wii U is part of the The Beginning of Animal Crossing 1 Trophy Box.

Tom Nook
NTSC Currently the owner of Nook's Homes, yes, yes. "Yes, yes" is his favorite catchphrase. Despite all the money he's earned, he'll never lose that down-to-earth charm. With such a friendly demeanor, there's just no way he could be trying to rip you off. So trustworthy, yes, yes!
PAL The owner of Nook's Homes, yes, yes. ..."Yes, yes" is sort of a reassuring catchphrase of his that totally removes any lingering feeling that he might be trying to swindle you out of your hard-earned cash. What an upstanding businessman, yes, yes!
Tom Nook's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Tom Nook
NTSC The owner of Nookington's, yes, yes. "Yes, yes" is his favorite catchphrase. Despite all the money he's earned, he'll never lose that down-to-earth charm. With such a friendly demeanor, there's just no way he could be trying to rip you off. So trustworthy, yes, yes!
GameCube: Animal Crossing (09/2002)
Nintendo DS: Animal Crossing: Wild World (11/2005)
PAL The owner of Nookington's, yes, yes. ..."Yes, yes" is sort of a reassuring catchphrase of his that totally removes any lingering feeling that he might be trying to swindle you out of your hard-earned cash. What an upstanding businessman, yes, yes!
GameCube: Animal Crossing (09/2004)
Nintendo DS: Animal Crossing: Wild World (03/2006)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Assist role[edit]

Tom Nook reappears along with Timmy & Tommy not only in Villager's Final Smash, but also in Isabelle's Final Smash as well.

As a background character[edit]

Tom Nook on Smashville in Ultimate.

Tom Nook reappears as a background character in Smashville and Town and City.

Spirits[edit]

Tom Nook also appears as two primary spirits. He can be summoned using the cores of Maruhige Shop Owner, Shop Assistant, and one Neutral type. Tom Nook (Nookington's) can be obtained by enhancing the Tom Nook spirit at level 99.

Tom Nook's Spirit Battle uses an Incineroar puppet fighter starting out with a Super Leaf and is fought on the Smashville stage. During the battle, Incineroar receives a sudden Final Smash and his FS Meter charges quickly, referencing Tom Nook's role as a mortgage broker in the Animal Crossing series where he racks up a hefty mortgage debt for the player. Also, the Food items appear, referencing the items the player needs to pay off Tom Nook's debt while Incineroar's melee blows will heal him when they hit, referencing how Tom Nook collects the player's payment for their mortgage debt.

No. Image Name Type Class Slots Base Power Max Power Base Attack Max Attack Base Defense Max Defense Ability Series
828
Tomnook
Tom Nook
Neutral
★★ 3 1431 5727 386 1546 1045 4181 Can Be Enhanced at Lv. 99 Animal Crossing Series
829
Artwork used for Tom Nook's Spirit. Ripped from Game Files
Tom Nook (Nookington's)
Neutral
★★★ 3 2663 8011 717 2157 1844 5546 Item Gravitation Animal Crossing Series

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese たぬきち
UK English Tom Nook
France French Tom Nook
Germany German Tom Nook
Spain Spanish Tom Nook
Italy Italian Tom Nook
China Chinese (Simplified) 李贸
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) Tom Nook
South Korea Korean 너굴
Netherlands Dutch Tom Nook
Russia Russian Том Нук