The Nintendo Switch Sports Squirrel Says Furry Rights

The Nintendo Switch Sports Squirrel Says Furry Rights
Image: Nintendo Switch Sports/Nintendo

Nintendo is adding a collection of new reward items to Nintendo Switch Sports this week, including a purple squirrel character as a Completion Bonus.

Among the new items, used to flex on other players in Online games, are new hairstyles, glasses, lanyards, reactions, and clothing. And then there’s a purple squirrel person that looks remarkably like a Mii in a fursuit.

nintendo switch sports squirrel

Here’s the full list of new gear, and the squirrel, straight from the Nintendo Switch Sports website:

Completion bonus: Squirrel Body


  • Lotus Ensemble
  • Lotus Hat
  • Tracksuit (Floral)
  • Round Glasses (Lime)

Hairstyle/Hair Color

  • Two-Block Cut
  • Green


  • Good Luck Friend
  • Fired-Up Friend
  • Surprised Friend
  • Nervous Friend

Titles 1

  • Infinite
  • 1-Up
  • Dash
  • Jump

Titles 2

  • Hardy
  • Sauce
  • Fresh
  • Produce

These items can be earned in-game until June 1st, 2022. After that, they’ll go into the vault and who knows when the purple squirrel will appear again.

As far as I’m aware, this squirrel body is the only expressly non-human avatar in Nintendo Switch Sports. What’s surprising to me is that Nintendo created a new character for this instead of reaching into its own stable. I mean, Star Fox is right there. I am sure the furry community will appreciate this unexpected representation.

Anyway, Nintendo Switch Sports says “furry rights.”


  • furries are the last subgroup that deserve rights, considering the long history of animal abuse and prevalence of fellow travellers within it

  • It must forever blow the minds of the bigots in the comments that Sonicfox will be a better gamer than they’ll ever be. XD

  • Oh wow, you’re really going to believe everything the media tells you about furries? Especially the fictional stuff? What rock do you live under? And perhaps the subgroups that shouldn’t have rights are the racist and homophonic/transphobic groups?

    • So… furries, then? The world’s most famous furry is an 18 year old who committed a mass shooting.

      Time and time again, when they get promoted by media, they turn out to be degenerates – case in point Kero and his ‘zoo crew’. Shilled by popular media and online influencers, only to turn out to be mutilating animal carcasses behind the scenes.

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