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"Oh, but you know what... I do have some red turnip seeds on me! I've one pack left, and it's not cheap. Like I said, they're hard to raise. But I'll sell it to you for 1,000 Bells, if you promise to take good care of it. Hoo... Thanks! That's a load off my shoulders. All righty. Just make sure you stay top of watering it. It needs a lot of Love. Thanks for the business. This old sow appreciates it, kiddo."
— Joan, Animal Crossing: Wild World
Joan NL.png
Species Gender
Boar Female
Service Selling red and white turnips
Birthday January 8th
Appearances Dōbutsu no Mori
Dōbutsu no Mori +
Animal Crossing
Dōbutsu no Mori e+
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk
Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Joan (カブリバ, Kaburiba) is a special visitor who comes to the player's town each Sunday morning (6 AM to 12 PM) to sell turnips. She is a brown boar with large white tusks carrying a basket on her back with white turnips inside. She wears ragged blue clothes and a small, blue bandana on her head. In Animal Crossing and Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Joan only sells one type of turnip, however, in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk, she sells two types of turnips.


Joan's background is unknown, but she appears in town before noon (12 PM) in every Animal Crossing series game so far. In Animal Crossing, she sells white turnips. White turnips sell for a different price depending on the Stalk Market. The Stalk Market is a play on the existent Stock Market in reality. Unlimited white turnips can be bought each week from Joan. Players can ask Tom Nook what white turnips are currently selling for at two different times of the day, which will have different prices and he will buy white turnips between Monday and Saturday.


In Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk, she continues to sell white turnips which work the same way as they did in the original games. She now also sells red turnip seeds for 1,000 Bells which will need to be planted like flowers, and be watered each day so they can grow to their full potential and later sold to Tom Nook for profit. Only one red turnip can be sold to player(s) each week.

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, she returns to selling white turnips only, but will let the player buy more than 990 turnips, unlike Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk. Reese now runs the Stalk Market, at Re-Tail.

Joan can be asked to explain her store and turnips, but she wishes not to explain how her store works. However, she does not act gloomy while explaining.

Other appearances[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Joan Trophy Brawl.png #280 Joan
Investments in town are made by buying and selling turnips. Joan's an elderly boar who comes to town every Sunday morning to trade in these valuable vegetables. She's easily recognizable by her bandana, work pants, and the basket she carries on her back. Her down-to- earth speech endears her to all her customers. She's been in the turnip business for 60 years.


Animal Crossing[edit]

City Folk[edit]

New Leaf[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Porceletta
Italian Nella


  • With the exception of Farley, Joan is the only character in the whole series to have a voice specific to herself. Her voice is much lower and gruffer than that of the rest of the female characters.
  • Joan is the second character to appear in Dōbutsu no Mori, Dōbutsu no Mori +, Animal Crossing, and Dōbutsu no Mori e+. She appears in the background of the train sleeping after K.K. Slider introduces the game.
  • Joan can be pushed around without getting angry. Additionally, she is immune to pitfall seeds as she does not fall into them when pushed over one.

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