|Debut||Dobutso no Mori (2001)|
Jack (Japanese: パンプキング Punpukingu / Pumpking), self-proclaimed Czar of Halloween, is a character from the Animal Crossing series whose species is unknown. He appears once year for Halloween from 6:00 PM until 1:00 AM the following day. He distributes spooky furniture, which can only be obtained through him. He wears a pumpkin on his head which, during Halloween, makes him indistinguishable from other villagers in the town who will also ask for candy. Jack, like all other holiday-related characters, was absent from, as was Halloween and candy.
Jack appears in the Wii U installment of the Animal Crossing series, My Animal Crossing, and has a role similar to that of his appearance. In the game, he will appear at random during the first week of October, and ask the player to help him. He will ask the player to scare the animals living in the village. If the player accepts his task, he will also put spooky masks and hoods up for sale at the Able Sisters (for a randomly generated price, though never more than 2000 bells), and furniture items of the Spooky Set at Nook's Shop (also for a randomly generated price, though never more than 5500 bells).
On Halloween, the player will see that all animals will be dressed up as Jack and will attempt to chase the player down if they go in front of them. Jack will be the only person not to chase the player, and will request candy for special furniture and clothing items that were not available throughout the month. He will also remind the player of his task: to scare the animals. If the player successfully scares some villagers, Jack will reward the player through the mail on the next day. If one-three animals are scared, he will give K.K. Dirge, if four-seven animals were scared, he'll give you the Spooky Flooring, if eight-twelve animals were scared, he'll give you the Spooky Wallpaper, and if thirteen-fifteen animals were scared, he'll give you either his mask or his picture.
Jack will also appear at the Roost very rarely. He favours black coffee with Kilimanjaro coffee beans.
In the original beta version of the game, a character resembling Jack with the name of Oランタン (O'Lantern) made an appearance. He wore a red robe as opposed to blue one. The reason for this character's removal was unknown, nor is it known what their purpose may have been.