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"A rotten turnip is still a turnip."
— Joan, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo
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Artwork of Joan from Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer'
Species Gender
Boar Female
Service Selling red and white turnips
Birthday January 8th
Star sign Capricorn Capricorn
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

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.


Doubutsu no Mori and 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 returns to selling white turnips only, not selling red turnips in this game. 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 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]

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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]

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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.

Welcome amiibo RV[edit]

Style: No style
Default Furniture: Daimyo's Tray, Floor Seat, Hearth, Lucky Cat, Paper Wall Lamp, Tokonoma, Zen Tea Set, Zodiac Boar
Default Wallpaper: Shoji Screen
Default Floor: Tatami
Default Music: K.K. Folk
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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
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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



Sprites & Models[edit]


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese カブリバ
From カブ kabu (turnip)
French Porceletta From Porc (Pork)
Italian Nella From ravanello, "turnip".
Korean 무파라
From 무 팔아 (to sell turnips)


  • 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.