Redd

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"Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, stop foolin' me."
— Redd, Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and Welcome amiibo
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Redd fox
Redd NH.png
Species Gender
Fox Male
Birthday October 18th Libra
Role Shopkeeper[nb 1]
Fireworks Show raffle[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 つねきち
 여욱
 Volpolo
 Reiner
 狐利
 Rounard
 Ladino
 Redd
 狐利
 Rounard
 Ladino
 Рэдд

Redd, also known as Crazy Redd or Jolly Redd, is a fox shopkeeper in the Animal Crossing series. His shop—Crazy Redd's in Animal Crossing, Wild World, and City Folk; Redd's Gallery in New Leaf; and Jolly Redd's Treasure Trawler in New Horizons—visits the player's town or island occasionally and sells artwork and, prior to New Leaf, unique furniture. However, he can also sell standard furniture at twice the standard cost and, beginning in Wild World, counterfeit artwork. It is suggested through Redd's dialog that his shop is illicit.

In Animal Crossing, Animal Crossing: New Leaf, and Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Redd also sets up a stall during Fireworks Shows where he sells items themed around the event.

Characteristics[edit]

Appearance[edit]

Redd is an orange-yellow fox with brown eyes and a brown nose. The insides of his ears are pink and his abdomen and the tips of his ears, paws, and tail are white. At his shop, he wears a blue apron with a ginkgo leaf on it; in Animal Crossing, there is instead a B.

Personality[edit]

Redd is characterized as deceitful, selling counterfeit artwork or overpriced furniture and telling the player that he is giving them a great deal. He is also scornful when the player refuses to buy an item or attempts to purchase one without enough Bells. His deceitful personality is likely derived from the kitsune in Japanese folklore, which are intelligent foxes who are known for tricking others.

Age[edit]

It is revealed in one of the passwords for Crazy Redd's in Animal Crossing: Wild World that Redd is 35 years old.

Relationships[edit]

Tom Nook[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, it is implied that Redd has worked with Tom Nook in the past, as Tom Nook may mention that he worked with a fox once, but no longer does after an incident that he refuses to elaborate on.

Redd refers to Tom Nook as the "raccoon" and makes several disparaging comments about him.

  • When Redd first arrives at Nook's Homes, he describes it as "where that raccoon keeps his investments" and remarks that he is unimpressed.
  • If the player cancels Redd's request before designing his house, Redd will express dissatisfaction about the cancellation while being present in the "raccoon's den."
  • When Redd first arrives at his house, he asserts that his house will end up better than "that pesky raccoon's sad house."

Appearances[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Artwork of Redd from Animal Crossing.

In Animal Crossing, Crazy Redd runs his shop, Crazy Redd's Furniture Emporium, which is inside a tent labeled as the Black Market, with Black being crossed out. Before he arrives in town, Redd sends the player a letter telling them the date on which he will set up his tent. He also sets up his tent on Sale Day, and he operates a stall during the Fireworks Festival.

In Wild World[edit]

Artwork of Redd from Animal Crossing: Wild World.

In Wild World, Redd sets up a tent outside the Town Hall once a week on a specific day of the week, which the player can choose by talking to Lyle. On this date, Booker will inform the player about Redd's arrival. On the first day of his arrival, the player will not know the password required to enter, and will have to ask the villagers for it. A random villager (not necessarily the closest friend of the player) will have the password. After reciting the password correctly to Redd, the tent will open and allow the player in. The player will then be asked to pay 3,000 Bells to use his store. If they do not agree to this, the player will not be allowed to purchase anything and will have to inquire with the villagers next week for another password.

Once the player becomes a member of his 'family,' Redd will send them a weekly letter, received on the day before he arrives, with a new password.

Redd once again sells (sometimes exclusive) furniture and paintings, but paintings may be fake, which is only revealed when the player tries to donate one to the museum or sell one to Tom Nook. Redd's prices are twice as much as Tom Nook's in this game.

Redd appears to be in cahoots with Lyle the Insurance salesman - they work together to try and scam as much money out of players as possible. After the player speaks to Lyle about Redd, Redd somehow knows the day of the week when he should come to the town, which matches with the day the player selected when talking to Lyle.

In this game, his apron has a Ginkgo tree's leaf instead of a B.

In City Folk[edit]

Artwork of Redd from Animal Crossing: City Folk.

In City Folk, Redd owns a small shop on the left of the city, in what villagers call a 'dark alley'. A villager may ask the player if they wish to become a member of Redd's store. If they accept, the villager will mail the player an invitation, which will arrive in their mailbox the next day. After this is obtained, players can enter Crazy Redd's. A membership fee of 3,000 Bells is required before purchasing any items. This event occurs only after the player unsuccessfully attempts to enter Crazy Redd's in the city.

Players will also receive one invitation after each purchase at Redd's store. This can then be sent to other players who can redeem it for access. In return, Redd will give the sender 1,000 Bells.

Redd appears to have no connection with Lyle, who now runs the Happy Room Academy HQ in the city. Therefore, insurance does not exist and any forgeries cannot be refunded at all. To tell whether a painting is fake or not, the player should talk to the villagers. If one of them complains about buying a forged painting from Redd, that means that the painting currently on display is a forgery.

In New Leaf[edit]

Artwork of Redd from Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

In New Leaf, Redd visits the town on one random day of the week, setting up his tent in the plaza. Unlike the previous games, Redd no longer requires the player to do anything to enter his tent, and his wares are limited to art. Within his tent, Redd sets up four works of art on display. If purchased, the item will arrive by mail the next morning. Each player can only purchase one work of art, and once that work of art is selected, the player cannot change that selection. Like before, Redd's items often include forgeries, although at least one item is guaranteed to be genuine. Attempting to sell a forgery will result in the shopkeeper identifying the work of art as fake; Timmy and Tommy will buy it for a very low price, Re-Tail will charge the player a disposal fee to get rid of it. The forgery can also be disposed of by using a household or public works project trash can.

Unlike previous games, however, identifying forgeries is made much easier. While the player is browsing the items in the tent, camera controls are enabled to allow the player to examine the artworks more closely. While certain works of art are always genuine, forgeries have noticeable differences from their real counterparts. For example, the Gallant Sculpture, based on Michelangelo's David, has a cloth on his left shoulder, while the fake Gallant Sculpture has the same cloth on both shoulders.

Redd is also the vendor during the Fireworks Show in August. He operates a raffle booth in the town plaza, offering villagers a chance to win a prize with the purchase of each fortune cookie at 500 Bells apiece. If given a winning ticket, Redd will hand over a prize based on their ticket.

In New Horizons[edit]

Isabelle announces Redd's first appearance on the player's island.

Redd returns in Animal Crossing: New Horizons under the professional name "Jolly Redd," being added alongside an art gallery to the museum in the 1.2.0 April Free Update. After the player donates 60 items to the museum, he will start to occasionally dock a small black market boat called the Treasure Trawler in the small "secret" beach on the northern coast of the island. Similar to his other appearances, Redd sells art pieces of potentially dubious provenance along with other items.

During Jolly Redd's first appearance, although the Treasure Trawler is docked at the player's small northern beach, it is closed; instead, he'll be wandering around the player's island. When talked to, he will introduce himself and will give the player a painting, first attempting to charge 498,000 Bells for it before cutting it down to just 1% of its original price. This first painting is always genuine, and when it is shown to Blathers, he will accept the donation and be able to expand the museum to include an art exhibit, which will cause the museum to be closed for construction the following day. On the second visit, he'll stand in the plaza and, when talked to, will mention getting a lot of interest and feeling like he loves the island. He will then return to his boat. In all future visits, Redd will remain inside the Treasure Trawler, selling four artworks for the same 4,980-Bell price point as the initial discounted piece as well as two furniture items (from the same item pool as Nook's Cranny). Isabelle or Tom Nook (if Resident Services has not been upgraded) will announce his presence when he first arrives, referring to him as a suspicious character who sells artwork. Starting in the 1.4.0 Summer Update Wave 2, Redd hosts Redd's Raffle during Fireworks Shows each Sunday in August, allowing the player to purchase various handheld items at random for 500 Bells each.

In amiibo Festival[edit]

Redd appears as a visitor in the Board Game mode of Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival. If a player lands on a special-event space while he is visiting, they visit Crazy Redd's Card Shop, where they can purchase one of four cards for 100 Bells. Redd also appears during the Fireworks Show, selling Happy Fox Fortunes to the players.

In Pocket Camp[edit]

Redd appears in Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp as the host of the gardening event Redd's Summer Festival. For this event, Redd requests for the player to plant flowers in their garden to attract flickerflies, which can be exchanged for various festival-themed items. Redd can also visit the campsite directly by crafting Redd's Mask Stand for 350 Leaf Tickets.

In Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori[edit]

Redd in Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori.

Redd appears in 🎬 Gekijōban Doubutsu no Mori, where he almost tricks and Alfonso into buying a fake golden slingshot during the Fireworks Show. Redd insists that the golden slingshot is one of a kind, when, in reality, he has an entire box filled with them in his tent.

Other appearances[edit]

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Redd appears as a trophy and a sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and he is a spectator in the Smashville stage.

Crazy Redd SSBB Trophy.png #283 Crazy Redd
The owner and proprietor of Crazy Redd's Emporium, which sells furniture acquired on the black market. It's said he's famous in the underworld. He drops by once a week and sets up his tent in front of the town hall. His shop's full of rare items, but the prices are high. It's open until midnight, an hour longer than Tom Nook's place, which pleases night players.
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Crazy Redd SSBB Trophy.png #283 Crazy Redd
The owner and proprietor of Crazy Redd's Emporium, which sells furniture acquired on the black market. It's said he's famous in the underworld. He drops by once a week and sets up his tent in front of the town hall. His shop's full of rare items, but the prices are high. It's open until midnight, an hour longer than Tom Nook's place, which pleases night players.
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Crazy Redd SSBB Sticker.png #513 Crazy Redd
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Crazy Redd SSBB Sticker.png #513 Crazy Redd
[PK] Attack +16
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In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Redd can both be seen as a trophy, and as a spectator in Smashville. However, while the trophy in both of the versions has the same design and description, a challenge is required to unlock it in the Nintendo 3DS version.

For Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Redd SSB4 Trophy (3DS).png #618 Redd
NTSC-U: Redd runs an art gallery...of sorts. He'll try to smooth-talk you into buying his items, but be careful! Occasionally some counterfeit items slip in among the real ones. And by "sometimes" I mean "always." Brushing up on your art history may help you spot the real deal!

PAL: The owner of a gallery selling fine art. He tends to butter up his customers, telling them whatever they look at is an amazing find. But beware! Sometimes fakes get mixed in with the genuine masterpieces. Whether he's aware of it or not, Redd is running one shady operation.
Collect 150 or more unique trophies.
Redd SSB4 Trophy (3DS).png #618 Redd
NTSC-U: Redd runs an art gallery...of sorts. He'll try to smooth-talk you into buying his items, but be careful! Occasionally some counterfeit items slip in among the real ones. And by "sometimes" I mean "always." Brushing up on your art history may help you spot the real deal!

PAL: The owner of a gallery selling fine art. He tends to butter up his customers, telling them whatever they look at is an amazing find. But beware! Sometimes fakes get mixed in with the genuine masterpieces. Whether he's aware of it or not, Redd is running one shady operation.
Collect 150 or more unique trophies.


For Wii U[edit]

Redd SSB4 Trophy (Wii U).png #542 Redd
NTSC-U: Redd runs an art gallery...of sorts. He'll try to smooth-talk you into buying his items, but be careful! Occasionally some counterfeit items slip in among the real ones. And by "sometimes" I mean "always." Brushing up on your art history may help you spot the real deal!

PAL: The owner of a gallery selling fine art. He tends to butter up his customers, telling them whatever they look at is an amazing find. But beware! Sometimes fakes get mixed in with the genuine masterpieces. Whether he's aware of it or not, Redd is running one shady operation.
Random
Redd SSB4 Trophy (Wii U).png #542 Redd
NTSC-U: Redd runs an art gallery...of sorts. He'll try to smooth-talk you into buying his items, but be careful! Occasionally some counterfeit items slip in among the real ones. And by "sometimes" I mean "always." Brushing up on your art history may help you spot the real deal!

PAL: The owner of a gallery selling fine art. He tends to butter up his customers, telling them whatever they look at is an amazing find. But beware! Sometimes fakes get mixed in with the genuine masterpieces. Whether he's aware of it or not, Redd is running one shady operation.
Random


In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

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

Redd NL.png Redd
Support Spirit
Class: ★★ (Advanced)
Cost:
Ability: Trade-Off Defense ↑
  • Battle via World of Light (Mysterious Dimension)
  • Battle via Spirit Board
  • Purchase from the Vault Shop for 1000G
  • Villager information[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Happy Home Designer client information
    Redd
    Thought bubble:
    Client's vision: I'll leave it up to you!
    Required items: None
    Favorite song: K.K. Jongara (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png K.K. Jongara
    Favorite saying: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, stop foolin' me.
    Redd's Happy Home Designer icon
    Unlocked items
    Furniture:
    Lucky Black Cat HHD Icon.png Lucky Black Cat   Lucky Gold Cat HHD Icon.png Lucky Gold Cat  
    K.K. Jongara HHD Icon.png K.K. Jongara   Redd's Pic HHD Icon.png Redd's Pic  
    Clothing:
    Yellow Umbrella HHD Icon.png Yellow Umbrella  
    Starting house: House of Redd HHD Exterior.png
    Happy Home Designer client information
    Redd
    Thought bubble:
    Client's vision: I'll leave it up to you!
    Required items: None
    Favorite song: K.K. Jongara (Album Cover) HHD Icon.png K.K. Jongara
    Favorite saying: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, stop foolin' me.
    Redd's Happy Home Designer icon
    Unlocked items
    Furniture:
    Lucky Black Cat HHD Icon.png Lucky Black Cat   Lucky Gold Cat HHD Icon.png Lucky Gold Cat  
    K.K. Jongara HHD Icon.png K.K. Jongara   Redd's Pic HHD Icon.png Redd's Pic  
    Clothing:
    Yellow Umbrella HHD Icon.png Yellow Umbrella  
    Starting house: House of Redd HHD Exterior.png

    Card profiles[edit]

    Animal Crossing e-Reader cards[edit]

    Animal Crossing-e 2-067 (Redd).jpg

    Card back

    #067 Redd - Series 2
    Gender: Male
    Sign: Libra
    Profile: When Redd's traveling tent of "bargains" comes to your town, prepare to break out your wallet. This slightly seedy merchant's prices generally aren't quite as incredible as he would have you believe, so buyer beware.
    Password: HB#N8yngeWwhYZ
    JG9ztK&mWQpMy7


    Animal Crossing-e 4-203 (Redd).jpg

    Card back

    #203 Redd - Series 4
    Gender: Male
    Sign: Libra
    Profile: Crazy Redd wants you to buy, buy, buy. But his black market prices are high, high, high. So don't be distracted by the trinkets he hawks. See if you can't sniff out that one, rare gem he's selling in his tent.
    Password: xAABuH8eIVumo2
    KvR9Jra#mknnxA

    amiibo cards[edit]

    amiibo card
    Card back
    Amiibo card back.png
    #012 Redd - Series 1
    Star sign: Libra
    Birthday: October 18
    Dice value: 5
    Hand sign: Rock
    012 Redd amiibo card NA.png
    SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png
    011 Harriet List of amiibo cards
    #012 Redd
    013 Saharah
    SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png
    amiibo card
    Card back
    Amiibo card back.png
    #315 Redd - Series 4
    Star sign: Libra
    Birthday: October 18
    Dice value: 4
    Hand sign: Rock
    315 Redd amiibo card NA.png
    SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png
    314 Gulliver List of amiibo cards
    #315 Redd
    316 Zipper
    SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette.png

    Gallery[edit]

    Trivia[edit]

    • Redd's name may come from the 14th-century Italian narrative poem Divine Comedy, in which a hell demon named Crazyred is considered a grafter—someone who sells things by unfair or illegal means. This is further supported by his Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy, which claims that "he's famous in the underworld."
    • When villagers give the player a painting in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, they will say a fox sold it to them; however, in the French version of the game, they will refer to the fox as a female.[citation needed]

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese つねきち
    Tsunekichi
    From 狐 kitsune (fox); also similar to Tom Nook's Japanese name, "Tanukichi"

    Korean 여욱
    Yeo'uk
    From 여우 (yeou, fox)

    Simplified Chinese 狐利 (iQue)
    Hú lì
    Pronounced the same as '狐狸', which means 'fox,' and '利'means profit

    Russian Рэдд
    Redd
    Same as English name

    Dutch Redd Same as English name

    German Reiner Likely named after Reynard the Fox (in German, "Reineke der Fuchs" or just "Reineke Fuchs")

    European Spanish Ladino Spanish for 'cunning' or 'crafty,' based on Redd's personality

    European French Rounard Pun on 'renard,' meaning 'fox' and 'roublard,' meaning a shady person with debatable honesty

    Italian Volpolo Comes from the word 'volpe,' meaning 'fox'

    Notes[edit]

    1. All games
    2. In Animal Crossing, New Leaf, and New Horizons