- Internal NPC ID: 656
The Bunny is a town pet. It arrives at dawn (4:30 AM) the day after the player uses the Bunny License, which is purchased from the Zoologist for 5. The Bunny does not count towards the NPCs' "crowded" limit and hence will not affect NPC happiness, although it does count as a regular town NPC for the purpose of the Pylon network. There are six breeds of Bunny, with one randomly being chosen when it arrives.
The only requirements for the Bunny to appear is the use of a Bunny License and the presence of a valid house. The Bunny's house can be changed, as with any other NPC, however the Bunny can share the same house as another NPC. The Bunny needs a 2-tile floor space to sleep on occasionally; it may not move into a house if that space is not available.
The Bunny can be talked to with the ⚷ Open / Activate button, like any other town NPC. It will offer a "Pet" option, which places the player directly in front of the Bunny when selected, and displays an animation of them petting the Bunny, an effect that is a purely visual. It only works if there are at least two flat tiles on the same level as the Bunny in front of it. Using any item, taking damage, or closing the dialogue window terminates the animation.
The Town Bunny may have any of the following names:
- Big B
- "*Rabbit noises*"
- "*Bunny noises*"
- The Bunny's quotes reference the lack of popular onomatopoeia for bunny noises in written English (unlike "Meow" or "Woof" for cats and dogs, respectively).
- Despite the real-life Flemish breed of rabbit being one of the giant breeds, the sprite is the same size as the others.
Many names are references:
- "Alice" may be a reference to the white rabbit in "Alice and Wonderland".
- "Bugz" may be a reference to Bugs Bunny, one of the main characters from the show Looney Tunes.
- "Bunbun" is a reference to a mini-lop character from webcomic Sluggy Freelance.
- "Bunnicula" is a reference to a children's book series and animated TV series by that name.
- "Bunstar" may be a reference to the manga Beastars, where an important character is an anthropomorphic rabbit.
- "Buster" and "Babs" are a reference to two characters of the same name from Tiny Toon Adventures.
- "Caerbannog" is a reference to the killer rabbit from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
- In a similar way, the "White" bunny appearance has red eyes, referencing the very same rabbit.
- "Daisy" is a reference to Doomguy's pet bunny.
- "Donnie" may be a reference to Donnie Schenck from AMC's Preacher, where he was known as the "Bunny Man" for the noise he would make upon having his wrist fractured.
- "Dustbunny" may be a reference to the Pixar Short "Dustbunnies"
- "Flappie" is a very common name for pet rabbits in the Netherlands, and may be a reference to the song with the same name by Dutch comedian Youp van 't Hek.
- "Flops" may be a reference to King Bumi's pet goat-gorilla Flopsie from Avatar: The Last Airbender.
- "Hazel" may be a reference to the protagonist of the book Watership Down, a rabbit named Hazel.
- "Inaba" is a reference to Hare of Inaba from Japanese mythology.
- "Jazz" is likely a reference to Jazz Jackrabbit, the titular character in a series of platformer-style computer games from 1994.
- "Joshua" may be a reference to the protagonist of the same name in the Trails in the Sky series, as Estelle and Renne are a name for the Town Dog and Cat, respectively.
- "Kaguya" may be a reference to the Rabbit Goddess Kaguya Ōtsutsuki from Naruto.
- The name Kaguya itself usually refers to the main character of The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter (also known as The Tale of Princess Kaguya), Nayotake no Kaguya-hime. Also, in Japanese culture, there's an association between rabbits and moon.
- "Lola" is a reference to Lola Bunny, a character from the movie Space Jam.
- "Max" is a reference to the "hyperkinetic rabbity thing" from Sam & Max. It could also be a reference to the children's show Max & Ruby.
- "Oreo" is a reference to the popular brand of chocolate-cream cookies, of which the breed, Dutch, is the same color.
- "Peter" may be a reference to Peter Rabbit, the titular character in the books by Beatrix Potter.
- "Presto" is a reference to the Pixar short of the same name.
- "Roger" is a reference to the title character in Who Framed Roger Rabbit.
- "Thumper" is a reference to the rabbit character from Bambi.
- "Yin" and "Yang" is a reference to the ancient Chinese philosophy concept of Yin and yang, which also inspires many common names for black and white pets such as the Dutch species.
- The Bestiary entry for the Town Bunny: "Guaranteed to keep the vegetable supplies in check. Might possibly become a hat."
- Desktop 184.108.40.206: Added "Ears" as a possible name for White Bunnies.
- Desktop 220.127.116.11: Introduced.
- Console 18.104.22.168.4.1: Introduced.
- Mobile 22.214.171.124.0: Introduced.