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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 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.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, her role of selling turnips is instead fulfilled by her young granddaughter, Daisy Mae. Daisy Mae often refers to Joan indirectly as her "Gram-Gram"; however, Joan does not appear in New Horizons outside of her poster, which is purchasable from the Nook Stop after scanning her amiibo card.


Animal Crossing[edit]

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Joan is first featured in Doubutsu no Mori, as well as its updated GameCube version Animal Crossing. In both games, she appears in town every Sunday before noon (12 PM), selling white 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.

Animal Crossing: Wild World[edit]

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In Animal Crossing: Wild World, she continues to sell white turnips, though 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.

Animal Crossing: City Folk[edit]

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Joan returns once again in Animal Crossing: City Folk, functionally no different than her appearance in Animal Crossing: Wild World.

Animal Crossing: 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. Reese now runs the Stalk Market, at Re-Tail.

Joan can be asked to explain her business and turnips. She wishes not to explain how it works, but will not complain if prompted.

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.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

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.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]


Joan NL.png Joan
Support Spirit

Class: ★★

Ability: Stats ↑ after Eating
* Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
  • Battle via Spirit Board
  • Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G

Villager info[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer House Info
Type: Special Boar
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 HHD Character Icon.png

Welcome amiibo RV[edit]

Nia blue upload.png
RV of Joan.jpg
Style: No style
Daimyo's Tray HHD Icon.png Daimyo's Tray Floor Seat HHD Icon.png Floor Seat
Hearth HHD Icon.png Hearth Lucky Cat HHD Icon.png Lucky Cat
Paper Wall Lamp HHD Icon.png Paper Wall Lamp Tokonoma HHD Icon.png Tokonoma
Zen Tea Set HHD Icon.png Zen Tea Set Zodiac Boar HHD Icon.png Zodiac Boar
Wallpaper: FallLeaf.png Shoji Screen
Floor: Tatami HHD Icon.png Tatami
Music: K.K. Folk

When visiting Joan's RV at the campground, the bottom screen will display the following:

"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."

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

Animal Crossing-e card
#065 Joan - Series 2
Gender: Female
Species: Boar
Sign: Capricorn
Password: nupmZbPN8DPSIo
Animal Crossing-e 2-065 (Joan).jpg
064 Saharah Animal Crossing-e cards
#065 Joan
066 Jingle

Happy Home Designer amiibo Card[edit]

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


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese カブリバ
From カブ kabu (turnip)

Korean 무파라
From 무 팔아 (to sell turnips)

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

Russian Джоан

Dutch Joan

German Sigrid

European Spanish Juana

European French Porcella From Porc (Pork)

Italian Nella From ravanello, "turnip".


  • Joan is one of the four characters in the series with a voice specific to themselves: Farley (although Smug villagers now have Farley's voice tone), Joan, 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • Sow Joan is a pun on the real life stock market index, Dow Jones.
  • One of Isabelle's island rating comments in Animal Crossing: New Horizons is anonymously from Daisy Mae, where she says that when her "...Gram-Gram's knees get better, it'd be swell to bring her with me" possibly hinting at why she does not appear physically in that title.
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