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"Relax, OK? Take it easy. We can work this out, right? Everything's cool OK?"
— Franklin, Animal Crossing: City Folk
Franklin フランクリン
Franklin NLa.png
Species Gender
Turkey Male
Service Harvest Festival
Birthday October 10th
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

Franklin the turkey appears during the Harvest Festival between 3 p.m. and 9 p.m., on the fourth Thursday in November, as a special character in all games except Doubutsu no Mori, Doubutsu no Mori+, and Animal Crossing: Wild World. He also makes an appearance in Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival.[citation needed]

Interestingly enough, Franklin was not available in Doubutsu no Mori nor Doubutsu no Mori+, instead debuting in Animal Crossing, making him and Farley the only characters in the series to be given this treatment.

In Animal Crossing and Animal Crossing: City Folk[edit]

Franklin realizes he is in trouble when Tortimer, the mayor, invites him for dinner, or rather, to be dinner. 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 will receive one piece of the Harvest Series, including the wallpaper/carpet.

If the player talks to the villagers during the Harvest Festival, they talk about where they've sighted Franklin. The player can also get a letter and a number clue each time the player talks to them. In Animal Crossing: City Folk, the player must deliver a knife and fork to them (given by Tortimer) to them, with a limit of one clue per villager.

Franklin is unusual among the Animal Crossing series residents and visitors in that he is static; unlike the other visitors, such as Saharah or Joan, he does not walk around the town. Instead, Franklin appears in his hiding place and disappears soon after the player moves the camera out of view.

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.

In Animal Crossing: 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, 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 right. The cornucopia is obtained after the player makes all the dishes.

Card profiles[edit]

Happy Home Designer amiibo card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#216 Franklin - Series 3
Type: Special
Star sign: Libra
Birthday: October 10th
Dice value: 5
Hand sign: Scissors
216 Franklin amiibo card NA.png
215 Isabelle List of amiibo cards
#216 Franklin
217 Jingle

Other Appearances[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Franklin appears as a collectible trophy.

FranklinTrophy3DS.png #623 Franklin
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.



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese フランクリン
French Dindou Twist on the French word "Dindon" meaning Turkey
German Gernod -