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"A rotten turnip is still a turnip."
— Joan, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, Welcome amiibo, and New Horizons
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Joan boa
Joan NLWa.png
Species Gender
Boar Female
Birthday January 8th Capricorn
Role Selling turnips
Main appearances
Other appearances
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: New Horizons, Joan's role of selling turnips is instead fulfilled by her young granddaughter, Daisy Mae.


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.

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[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.




Description 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.
Acquisition Random

Joan SSBB Sticker.png #520 Joan
[Battering] Resistance +12
All fighters
Joan SSBB Sticker.png #520 Joan
[Battering] Resistance +12
All fighters

In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

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




Description 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.
Acquisition Random

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

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




Category Support Spirit
Class Advanced (★★)
Slot cost 1 (⬢)
Ability Stats ↑ after Eating
  • Battle via World of Light (The Light Realm)
  • Battle via Spirit Board
  • Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
  • Battle information
    Enemy fighters
  • Blue Peach
  • Chartreuse Villager
  • Type Attack
    Power 3,800
    Stage Town and City
    Rules N/A
    Conditions The enemy favors down specials
    Music Town Hall and Tom Nook's Store - Animal Crossing: Wild World

    Villager information[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Happy Home Designer client information
    Example of Joan's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Joan's Happy Home Designer icon

    A rotten turnip is still a turnip.
    Client's vision I'll leave it up to you!
    Favorite song  K.K. Lament
    Unlocked items
     Turnip    K.K. Lament    Joan's Pic  
     Pinafore    Paper Parasol  
    Starting house: House of Joan HHD Exterior.png

    RV in Welcome amiibo[edit]

    Exterior of Joan's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    Interior of Joan's RV in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
    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.
    Daimyo's Tray (Gold Leaf) NL Model.png Daimyo's Tray Floor Seat (Dark Brown - Purple) NL Model.png Floor Seat
    Hearth NL Model.png Hearth Lucky Cat NL Model.png Lucky Cat
    Paper Wall Lamp (Bamboo) NL Model.png Paper Wall Lamp Tokonoma NL Model.png Tokonoma
    Zen Tea Set (Cherry-Blossom Mochi) NL Model.png Zen Tea Set Zodiac Boar NL Model.png Zodiac Boar
    Wallpaper: Shoji Screen NL Model.png Shoji Screen
    Floor: Tatami NL Model.png Tatami
    Music: K.K. Folk NL Texture.png K.K. Folk

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    In Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise, Joan will share a house with Daisy Mae.

    Client's vision Vacation-Home Concept
    Unlocked items

    Card profiles[edit]

    Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

    Animal Crossing-e 2-065 (Joan).jpg

    Card back

    Animal Crossing-e 2-065 (Joan - Back).jpg

    #065 Joan - Series 2
    Gender: Female
    Sign: Capricorn
    Profile: As sure as the sun shines, you can count on Joan showing up every Sunday to peddle her turnips. While savvy investors can make a mint playing the turnip market, casual buyers may end up with a rotten-turnip ant farm.
    Password: nupmZbPN8DPSIo

    amiibo card[edit]

    007 Joan amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo card back.png

    #007 Joan - Series 1
    Star sign: Capricorn
    Birthday: January 8
    Dice value: 2
    Hand sign: Scissors



    • 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.

    Names in other languages[edit]

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

    Korean 무파라
    From 무 팔아 (to sell turnips)

    Simplified Chinese 朱萝卜 (iQue)
    Zhū luóbo

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

    Russian Джоан
    Same as English name

    Dutch Joan Same as English name

    German Sigrid -

    European Spanish Juana Same as English name

    European French Porcella From Porc (Pork)

    Italian Nella From ravanello, "turnip"