- "A rotten turnip is still a turnip."
- — Joan, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Welcome amiibo, and New Horizons
Name in other languages
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
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
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
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
Joan 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 inviting her to Photopia via her amiibo. Since the 2.0 Update, Joan can visit The Roost. She can also be scanned into Photopia via her amiibo card.
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise, she can be found in the hospital every Monday. If talked to, she will give the player turnips for free. Joan will have a 50% chance of giving the player 30 turnips, 30% chance of giving the player 50 turnips, and 20% chance of giving the player 100 turnips.
In 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.
In Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Joan appears as a trophy and a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.
In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Joan appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Joan appears as a spirit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
In Happy Home Designer
RV in Welcome amiibo
In Happy Home Paradise
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise, Joan will share a house with Daisy Mae.
Animal Crossing e-Reader card
amiibo card artwork
- 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.
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