Joan

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"A rotten turnip is still a turnip."
— Joan, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Welcome amiibo
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Joan boa
Joan NLa.png
Species Gender
Boar Female
Birthday January 8th Capricorn
Role Selling turnips
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese カブリバ
Korean 무파라
Italian Nella
German Sigrid

Simplified Chinese 曹谷
French Porcella
Spanish Juana
Dutch Joan

Traditional Chinese 曹谷
Quebec French Porcella
Latin American Spanish Juana
Russian Джоан

Joan, also known as Sow Joan, is a boar in the Animal Crossing series who visits the player's town each Sunday morning to sell turnips. The name "Sow Joan" is a reference to the real-life stock market index, the Dow Jones Industrial Average. She often mentions how she has been selling turnips for around sixty years.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Joan's role of selling turnips is instead fulfilled by her young granddaughter, Daisy Mae.

Appearances[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Artwork of Joan from Animal Crossing

In Doubutsu no Mori and Animal Crossing, Joan appears in town every Sunday before noon, selling Turnips to the player. Unlimited white turnips can be bought each week from Joan, which can be sold to Tom Nook, which will have different prices depending on the "Stalk Market." These turnips are only profitable between Monday and Saturday.

If the player travels on the train, Joan can be seen sleeping in the background, occasionally waking up in surprise, before going back to sleep.

In Wild World and City Folk[edit]

Artwork of Joan from Animal Crossing: Wild World

In Animal Crossing: Wild World, she continues to sell Turnips, though she now also sells Red Turnip seeds for 1,000 Bells which can be planted in the ground and must 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 the player each week. Her appearance in Animal Crossing: City Folk is functionally identical to Animal Crossing: Wild World.

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Joan no longer sells Red Turnips. However, she will let the player buy more than 990 Turnips, unlike Wild World and City Folk. Joan can be asked to explain her business and turnips. She wishes not to explain how it works, but will not complain if prompted.

In New Horizons[edit]

A quote for a three-star island from Daisy Mae in Animal Crossing: New Horizons that mentions Joan
Joan's Poster in New Horizons.

Although Joan does not appear in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, she is sometimes indirectly mentioned by her granddaughter, Daisy Mae, who refers to her as "Gram-Gram." Additionally, Joan's Poster can be obtained from Nook Shopping after attempting to invite her to Photopia via her amiibo.

In amiibo Festival[edit]

Joan visiting town on a Sunday to sell turnips in Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival

In the Board Game mode in Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival, Joan visits town each Sunday to sell turnips to the players. She also appears as a standard visitor; if a player lands on a special-event space while she is visiting, she either gives the player 10 to 30 turnips or makes them pay 1,000 Bells to "help make things right" after her turnip field was vandalized..

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Joan appears as a trophy and a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

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.
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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.
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Joan SSBB Sticker.png #520 Joan
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Joan SSBB Sticker.png #520 Joan
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In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

Joan appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Joan SSB4 Trophy (Wii U).png #540 Joan
NTSC-U: Joan has been in the business of selling turnips for about 60 years now, and she'll happily explain the basics when you talk to her. Taking the risk is entirely up to you, though. If you take the plunge, you'll want to check the prices often. It doesn't hurt to ask your friends about their prices too.

PAL: Joan has been in the business of selling turnips for about 60 years now, and she'll happily explain the basics when you talk to her. It's entirely up to you if you want to take the risk, though. If you do decide to, you'll want to check prices often. And it doesn't hurt to ask your friends about their prices too.
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Joan SSB4 Trophy (Wii U).png #540 Joan
NTSC-U: Joan has been in the business of selling turnips for about 60 years now, and she'll happily explain the basics when you talk to her. Taking the risk is entirely up to you, though. If you take the plunge, you'll want to check the prices often. It doesn't hurt to ask your friends about their prices too.

PAL: Joan has been in the business of selling turnips for about 60 years now, and she'll happily explain the basics when you talk to her. It's entirely up to you if you want to take the risk, though. If you do decide to, you'll want to check prices often. And it doesn't hurt to ask your friends about their prices too.
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In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Joan appears as a spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Joan NL.png Joan
Support Spirit
Class: ★★ (Advanced)
Cost:
Ability: Stats ↑ after Eating
  • Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
  • Battle via Spirit Board
  • Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
  • Villager information[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Happy Home Designer client information
    Joan
    Thought Bubble:
    Client's Vision: I'll leave it up to you!
    Required Items: None
    Favorite Song: K.K. Lament
    Favorite Saying: A rotten turnip is still a turnip.
    Joan's Happy Home Designer icon
    Happy Home Designer client information
    Joan
    Thought Bubble:
    Client's Vision: I'll leave it up to you!
    Required Items: None
    Favorite Song: K.K. Lament
    Favorite Saying: A rotten turnip is still a turnip.
    Joan's Happy Home Designer icon

    RV in Welcome amiibo[edit]

    RV of Joan NLWa Exterior.png
    RV of Joan NLWa.jpg
    Description: You can only spend so much time growing and selling turnips (99.9% of your time, it turns out). In her spare 0.1%, Joan loves a good camping trip.
    Items:
    Daimyo's Tray NLWa Model.png Daimyo's Tray Floor Seat NLWa Model.png Floor Seat
    Hearth NL Model.png Hearth Lucky Cat NL Model.png Lucky Cat
    Paper Wall Lamp NL Model.png Paper Wall Lamp Tokonoma NL Model.png Tokonoma
    Zen Tea Set NLWa Model.png Zen Tea Set Zodiac Boar NL Model.png Zodiac Boar
    Wallpaper: Shoji Screen NL.png Shoji Screen
    Floor: Tatami NL.png Tatami
    Music: K.K. Folk

    Card profiles[edit]

    Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

    Animal Crossing e-Reader card
    #065 Joan - Series 2
    Gender: Female
    Sign: Capricorn
    Password: nupmZbPN8DPSIo
    NqHe6SVb@4sxuS
    Profile:
    Animal Crossing-e 2-065 (Joan).jpg
    SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png
    064 Saharah Animal Crossing e-Reader cards
    #065 Joan
    066 Jingle
    SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png

    amiibo card[edit]

    amiibo card
    #007 Joan - Series 1
    Star sign: Capricorn
    Birthday: January 8
    Dice value: 2
    Hand sign: Scissors
    007 Joan amiibo card NA.png
    SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png
    006 Resetti List of amiibo cards
    #007 Joan
    008 Timmy
    SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png

    Gallery[edit]

    Trivia[edit]

    • Joan is one of three characters in the series with a voice specific to themselves, alongside Luna and Lloid. Joan's voice is much lower and gruffer than that of the rest of the female characters.
    • Joan is the second character to appear in Doubutsu no Mori, Animal Crossing, and Doubutsu no Mori e+. She appears in the background of the train sleeping after K.K. Slider introduces the game.
    • A NookPhone with Joan's placeholder fabric pattern.
      Although Joan is physically absent from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, placeholder data for her NookPhone exists and uses the "FtrCmnFabricIgeta01" fabric pattern, a dark blue igeta design with white hash marks in a grid formation.[1] Igeta is a common motif used in kasuri fabrics.[2] Joan's NookPhone placeholder fabric pattern matches the design of her pants.

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese カブリバ
    Kaburiba
    From カブ売り婆, kabu uri bā (old woman selling turnips) and 株売り場, kabu uriba(stock counter)

    Korean 무파라
    Mupara
    From 무 팔아 (to sell turnips)

    Simplified Chinese 曹谷 (iQue)
    Cáo Gǔ
    Homophony with 炒股 chǎogǔ (stock trading)

    Russian Джоан
    Unknown

    Dutch Joan

    German Sigrid

    European Spanish Juana

    European French Porcella From Porc (Pork)

    Italian Nella From ravanello, "turnip."

    References[edit]