Animal Crossing Blanca Gender Reassignment

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"Every face tells a story."
— Blanca, Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Blanca (あやしいねこ, Ayashīneko, Suspicious Cat) is a recurring character in the Animal Crossing series, appearing in every game. She is a white cat who asks the player to draw her a face. Blanca means white (feminine) in Spanish, which was derived from "blanco", which is "white" in Latin. Due to her fur color, this is most likely the origin of her name. Blanca also means "blank", referring to her blank, canvas-like face. Some say her gender is unknown, because she has no defining masculine or feminine features. She has a female voice in Doubutsu no Mori+, Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+, even though she is listed as male on the Japanese Animal Crossing: City Folk website,[1] but she has a male voice in Animal Crossing: Wild World and later, even in the non-Japanese versions. This is the same with Saharah, except Saharah has never changed her voice between games.

Although she does not have as developed a character as some of the others, she is shown to have a very spunky personality, similar to Uchi villagers, as no matter how much effort was put in to her face, she claims they just "scribbled something on". She also gets shocked easily, as shown when the player reveals to her in Animal Crossing that she lacks a face, and when the player unmasks her in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer she claims to be in a prank war with Jack.


In Animal Forest + and Animal Crossing[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori+ and Animal Crossing, she will randomly appear when traveling to other towns. When first meeting her, she will lack a face and ask the player if they could draw her a new one. She'll then appear in that town for a while, taking a walk with her new face. Strangely, in all official artwork in these games, she is never shown with a blank face, instead having a drawn-on face or simply scribbles.

In Wild World[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Wild World, she will appear if the "Mysterious cat" mode is turned on (which can be by using the telephone in the attic), and if the player has used Wi-Fi. She may appear randomly if the previous two conditions are met.

In City Folk[edit]

Blanca makes another appearance in Animal Crossing: City Folk. She may appear anywhere in the town as long as WiiConnect24 is enabled on both the Wii and the telephone in the attic. Like in the previous games, she will lack a face and ask the player to draw her one. Her face can be drawn a maximum of two times before she refuses any more in one day. If the player does not draw her a face, she complain that she cannot see anything. However, Blanca appears with a blank face only if she originates in the player's town; if the player has received Blanca from a registered friend, then the player will see the face that the friend drew, but the player may change or clear Blanca's face. Any of player's registered friends may receive her the next day.

In New Leaf[edit]

Blanca returns in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and acts as the leader of April Fool's Day. She dresses and impersonates as a villager from the player's town inside his or her house. Players must guess which one is the real villager. They do this by listening to a piece of revealing information each version of the villager says. Whichever says the wrong info is the fake. If you do not know, you can click on the below response (often "not likely" or "..."). You can find out what information is correct by telling other villagers that there is trouble. They will respond initially with shock and horror, but will soon calm down and tell you some information that the two villager versions will eventually use to reveal the fake. When the player knows who the fake is, they will say so, and be given a towel. They will then be asked to give the towel to the version of the villager they think is fake.If they get it right, they receive a picture of that villager. If the player is able to guess all the villagers correctly, they will win Blanca's picture the next day in a letter.

Other appearances[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

#278 Blanca
A cat whose face is an empty white canvas for you to draw on. After traveling via Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection, she may appear with a face that someone else drew. Draw a new face, and she'll wander for a bit, then take off for a new town. In Animal Crossing, she would appear on the train between towns. Whether you give her a cute or funny face is up to you.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

#622 Blanca
Her smooth face is just like...well, a blank canvas! She used to let people give her a face by drawing on her, but in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, she uses her peculiar face to trick everyone on April Fools' Day. Only a master of disguise like her could mimic other people so convincingly!

Happy Home Designer amiibo Card[edit]


RV Description[edit]

Blanca appears with face drawn. When visiting Blanca's RV at the campground, the bottom screen will display the following:

"Sure, she likes to stir up trouble around the town. But when you see her out relaxing at the campground, she looks so... Well, she still looks pretty creepy."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
SpanishBlancaWhite (feminine)
Ateu Goyangi
Art Cat


It has been suggested that the trivia section be shortened by relocating relevant information into the main article.


Blanca(Japanese name: あやしいねこ, Suspicious Cat) is the white colored cat who seems to have no face. She has a semi-fiery personality that shifts into a very insecure, scared girl when she thinks you laugh at her for having no face. She will appear in your town after you select to have downloadable characters available. She strolls around your town, until you talk to her and draw a face in. It has been noted that in Wild World, she will usually carry the face that someone drew for her in another town.


[edit]In Animal Forest + and Animal Crossing

When visiting other townsBlanca randomly appears. On the first encounter with her, she has no face and the player will be asked to draw her a face. After that encounter visit, Blanca will have a face, which may be a different face that player drew.

[edit]In Animal Crossing: Wild World

If the 'Mysterious cat' mode is on, which is accessable at the phone in the attic, Blanca can appear. Also, if player has used Wi-fi. Blanca only appears randomly if either of these two methods have been done.

[edit]In Animal Crossing: City Folk

Blanca will appear whenever the player has WiiConnect24 enabled on their Wii console and the telephone in their house. Like in the previous games, she will lack a face and ask the player to draw her one. A special feature in City Folk is that anyone who visits the town can edit her face.


Her name may refer to the fact that she has no face unless it is drawn on - as in blank. Also, it can reffer to the blanc which means white in French or the Spanish word for white which is blanco, or the more feminie way, blanca.


  • Some people say Blanca's gender is known because she doesn't have masculine or feminine aspects shows her actual gender - despite that she wears a dress.
  • In Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk, Blanca has some hints of a lazy and a jock's voice - these personalities both belong to the male villagers.
  • When you see Katrina and get a fortune telling, she sometimes mentions Blanca.
  • In Animal Crossing version, Rover will often speak about a strange cat and asks if you've seen this strange cat about - At The Roost in Wild World, he describes her as a 'a suspicious-looking cat' and once again, asks if you've seen her.

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