Franklin

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Not to be confused with Frank.
"Eat or be eaten."
— Franklin, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Welcome amiibo, and New Horizons
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Franklin tuk
Franklin NLWa.png
Artwork of Franklin from Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo.
Species Gender
Turkey Male
Birthday October 10th Libra
Role Harvest Festival
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 フランクリン
 프랭클린
 Cedrone
 Gernod
 富蓝
 Dindou
 Guindo
 Franklin
 富藍
 Dindou
 Guindo
 Франклин

Franklin is a turkey in the Animal Crossing series who appears during Turkey Day. After his debut in Animal Crossing, Franklin appears in all subsequent games except Wild World. Franklin does not appear in Doubutsu no Mori or Doubutsu no Mori+, instead debuting in Animal Crossing, making him and Farley the only special characters in the series to be given this treatment.

Appearances[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Artwork of Franklin from Animal Crossing.

Franklin makes his debut in international versions of Animal Crossing. Tortimer, the mayor, invites him for dinner and intends for him to be the main course. During this time, Franklin hides behind obstacles such as trees, buildings and signs, and waits for the player to bring him pieces of silverware from the banquet. Franklin believes that if the player pilfers the utensils, the villagers will be unable to serve him. For each piece brought to him, the player receives one piece of the Harvest Series.

If the player talks to the villagers during the Harvest Festival, they talk about where they've seen Franklin. The player can also get a map coordinate clue each time they speak to a villager. While in one hiding place, Franklin will accept only one Knife and Fork set, so if players wish to give him another, they must move from the hiding place until Franklin disappears and search for him again. However, there is a glitch that allows the player to visit Franklin in the same hiding place multiple times. After talking to Franklin, the player must enter any building within the acre Franklin is found in, including houses, the museum, or Tom Nook's store. When the player returns, Franklin will remain in the same spot. In Doubutsu no Mori e+, however, this glitch is removed.

In City Folk[edit]

Artwork of Franklin from City Folk.

Franklin returns in Animal Crossing: City Folk after being absent in Animal Crossing: Wild World, and his function from Animal Crossing is left largely unchanged in this game. The only differences are the dialogue, and that Franklin's voice is now much deeper in a similar manner to cranky villagers.

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Franklin acts as a chef, rather than the 'main course' of the Harvest Festival. He asks the player to find ingredients that allow him to cook dishes, and hands out unique rewards upon doing so. Some of these ingredients must be obtained from villagers by completing tasks, while others, such as fish, have to be caught. There is also one secret ingredient for each dish that is required in order to receive all the unique items, and the villagers may tell the player what this is. Unlike previous games, Franklin does not hand out furniture from the Harvest Series, although he hands out the Fruit Basket and the Cornucopia; the Fruit Basket can be obtained when getting the first secret ingredient correct, while the Cornucopia is obtained after the player makes all of the dishes.

In New Horizons[edit]

Franklin introducing himself to the player in New Horizons.

While initially absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Franklin was added alongside Turkey Day in the Free Winter Update. He returns as the host of the event.[1] Franklin's voice pitch is changed once again in New Horizons, being similar to that of smug villagers.

Franklin's Poster can be obtained from Nook Shopping after inviting him to Photopia via his amiibo card.

Prior to its removal in version 2.0, when the player scans Franklin's amiibo card and tries to invite him, he will say:

Hello, Franklin here. Oh! Is that Player? What's up, gobble gob?
A trip to your campsite?! Hm! I'd love to take some time to kick back and stretch my wings out there...
But a chef's work is never over!
I've got hungry customers to feed, so I'm stuck here for now.
But I appreciate the invite! Next time I see you, I'll be there cooking up more delicious dishes.

In Animal Crossing Plaza[edit]

Franklin appears as a Miiverse stamp in Animal Crossing Plaza.

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Franklin appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

#623

Franklin

Franklin

Description NTSC-U: The Harvest Festival, understandably, makes Franklin a little nervous. But in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, he's been invited to cook for everyone. He seems to need help gathering ingredients... Could you spare some time to help? Just to be clear, he isn't one of the ingredients!

PAL: Harvest Festivals understandably make Franklin nervous, but in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, he's been invited to cook for everyone. Maybe you'd consider helping him gather the ingredients he needs? For the record, though, Franklin is not on the menu.
Acquisition Random


Villager information[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
Example of Franklin's Happy Home Designer house
Official example
Franklin's Happy Home Designer icon
Eat or be eaten.
Franklin
Client's vision I'll leave it up to you!
Favorite song  K.K. Étude
Unlocked items
Furniture:
  •  Turkey
  •  K.K. Étude
  •  Franklin's Pic
  • Clothing:
  •  Chef's Hat
  •  Modern Umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Franklin's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    RV in Welcome amiibo[edit]

    Exterior of Franklin's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Interior of Franklin's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Description: A talented chef who visits the town each year for Harvest Festival, Franklin only uses the best ingredients—even outdoors. No campfire beans for him!
    Items:
    Chef's Outfit NL Model.png Chef's Outfit Harvest Chair NL Model.png Harvest Chair (x2)
    Harvest Clock NL Model.png Harvest Clock Harvest Wall Lamp NL Model.png Harvest Wall Lamp
    Kitchen Island NL Model.png Kitchen Island Kitchen Refrigerator NL Model.png Kitchen Refrigerator
    Pancakes NL Model.png Pancakes Potato Gratin NL Model.png Potato Gratin
    Stewpot (Borscht) NL Model.png Stewpot Weeping Fig NL Model.png Weeping Fig
    Wallpaper: Harvest Wall NL Model.png Harvest Wall
    Floor: Harvest Rug NL Model.png Harvest Rug
    Music: K.K. Country NL Texture.png K.K. Country


    "Order furniture" in Franklin's RV

    Item Image Type Buy price Sell price Available from Colors HHA theme Style Customizable Size
    Harvest Wall Harvest Wall NL Model.png Wallpaper  3 MEOW Coupons  833 Bells  Franklin's RV
     Timmy and Tommy's store
    Purple (x2) Fairy Tale Cute - -
    Harvest Rug Harvest Rug NL Model.png Flooring  3 MEOW Coupons  833 Bells  Franklin's RV
     Timmy and Tommy's store
    Purple / Pink Fairy Tale Cute - -
    Chef's Outfit Chef's Outfit NL Model.png Top  3 MEOW Coupons  160 Bells  Able Sisters
     Franklin's RV
    Red / White - Official - -
    Harvest Chair Harvest Chair NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  833 Bells  Franklin's RV
     Timmy and Tommy's store
    Purple / Pink Fairy Tale Modern No 1.0 x 1.0
    Harvest Clock Harvest Clock NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  833 Bells  Franklin's RV
     Timmy and Tommy's store
    Purple / Pink Fairy Tale Modern No 1.0 x 1.0
    Harvest Wall Lamp Harvest Wall Lamp NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  833 Bells  Franklin's RV
     Timmy and Tommy's store
    Purple / Pink Fairy Tale Modern No 1.0 x 1.0
    Kitchen Island Kitchen Island NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  375 Bells  Franklin's RV
     Tortimer Island
    Beige (x2) - Basic No 2.0 x 1.0
    Kitchen Refrigerator Kitchen Refrigerator NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  1,000 Bells  Admiral's RV
     Franklin's RV
     Norma's RV
    - - - No 1.0 x 1.0
    Pancakes Pancakes NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  300 Bells  Franklin's RV
    - - - No 1.0 x 1.0
    Potato Gratin Potato Gratin NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  300 Bells  Franklin's RV
    - - - No 1.0 x 1.0
    Stewpot Stewpot (Borscht) NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  240 Bells  Franklin's RV
    Igloo camper
    Red / Brown - Iconic Yes 1.0 x 1.0
    Weeping Fig Weeping Fig NL Model.png Furniture  3 MEOW Coupons  300 Bells  Franklin's RV
    Garden Shop
    Brown / Green Rustic Basic No 1.0 x 1.0
    The player can only order from campers up to three times per day. The items arrive via mail.
    Includes data sourced from this Item Spreadsheet, compiled by TimeSword3D, AlexBot2004, AlgebraManiacABC, Chubby Bub, Cuyler, HylianAngel, Kalina70, PanchamBro, SuperHamster, and vmario.

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Franklin
    Client's vision Vacation-Home Concept
    Unlocked items
    Furniture:

    Card profiles[edit]

    Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

    Animal Crossing-e 2-118 (Franklin).jpg

    Card back

    Animal Crossing-e 2-118 (Franklin - Back).jpg

    #118 Franklin - Series 2
    Gender: Male
    Sign: Leo
    Profile: Franklin is just a poor innocent turkey who thinks the whole world is out to eat him—err, get him. Is he just imagining it all, or does he have reason to fear? It's hard to tell, but one thing is for certain—this birdbrain will reward anyone who helps him out of his predicament.
    Password: EXLWUX%OlwrBCp
    d9huHTDULMu8GB

    amiibo card[edit]

    216 Franklin amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo card back.png

    #216 Franklin - Series 3
    Star sign: Libra
    Birthday: October 10
    Dice value: 5
    Hand sign: Scissors

    Gallery[edit]

    Trivia[edit]

    • Franklin's birthday, October 10, is one of the possible days that Canadian Thanksgiving can take place on. This is likely intentional, as the other special characters related to holidays, such as Jingle and Jack, have birthdays that are significant to their own holiday.
    • If the player cuts down any trees Franklin is hiding behind, Franklin will be frightened.
    • Franklin may be named after Benjamin Franklin, who supposedly preferred the wild turkey to the bald eagle as the national bird of the United States.

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese フランクリン
    Furankurin
    Same as English name

    Simplified Chinese
    Traditional Chinese
    富蓝 / 富藍
    Fù Lán
    From Japanese name

    German Gernod -

    European Spanish Guindo From guinda meaning cherry, a common turkey stuffing.

    European French Dindou Twist on the French word "Dindon" meaning Turkey

    Italian Cedrone From gallo cedrone, "grouse," and cedro, "cedar tree" or "citron."

    References[edit]

    1. YouTube (November 17, 2020). "Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Free Winter Update – Nintendo Switch". YouTube. Retrieved November 17, 2020.