Rod

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This article is about the villager. For the tool, see Fishing Rod.

Type of Mouse villager Rod mus05
Artwork of Rod the Mouse
Species Personality Gender
Mouse Jock Male
Birthday August 14th Leo
Favorite saying "If you can't beat 'em, work harder."
Catchphrase "ace"
Clothing Zipper Shirt[nb 1]
Striped Tank (Blue)[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Names in other languages
 ジャン[nb 3]
 [nb 6]
 Riccardo
 Manni
 阿将[nb 4]
 Marcel
 Rodi
 Rod
 阿將[nb 5]
 Marcel
 Rodi
 Род[nb 7]
Phrase in other languages
 すっげぇ
 무진장
 flapflap
 boa-ey
 厉害
 tip top
 quesito
 toppie
 厲害
 tip top
 chopchop
 мастерски

Rod is a jock mouse villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Doubutsu no Mori e+ and has appeared in all subsequent games. His name may come from rodent, the biological order under which mice fall. He shares a catchphrase with Ace.

In New Horizons, Rod has the fitness hobby and will wear Sporty Shades and lift heavy dumbbells while exercising.

Characteristics[edit]

Appearance[edit]

Rod is a purple mouse with yellow-green hair and a blue-and-white striped bandana on his head. The inside of his ears are bubblegum pink. In Doubutsu no Mori e+, his fur is a slightly darker shade of purple.

Personality[edit]

Below is a brief description of the jock personality. For more information, click here.

As a jock villager, Rod is energetic and has an interest in physical fitness and activity. He often talks about exercise or sports and may brag about his physical fitness. While often friendly to the player, he may comment on their fitness. During conversations with other villagers, he generally gets along well with peppy villagers due their similar hyper personalities and will also get along with smug villagers, while he may offend snooty villagers by critiquing their fitness and annoy cranky villagers with his hyper personality. In New Horizons, Rod goes to sleep at 12:30 AM and wakes up at 6:30 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori e+, Rod can only move to the player's town if his e-Reader card is scanned. His card was one of six starter cards bundled with the game, alongside Walker, Maggie, Angus, Merry, and Willow.

Species Personality Catchphrase
Mouse Jock すっげぇ
Default clothing Zipper Shirt PG Model.png Zipper Shirt
Default umbrella Gelato Umbrella PG Model.png Gelato Umbrella
Star sign (DnMe+) Leo Leo
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style (DnMe+) Cool
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style (DnMe+) Subtle
Live song gift (DnMe+) K.K. March

In Wild World[edit]

Rod
You're not done 'til your muscles are screaming in agony!

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
August 14 Leo Jock ace
Default clothing Zipper Shirt WW Model.png Zipper Shirt
Default umbrella Gelato Umbrella WW Model.png Gelato Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Cool
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Conservative
Default hobby Catch bugs
Furniture requests
Colors
 
Red
/
 
Colorful
Genre Chic
Series Cabana Series
Category Instrument


In City Folk[edit]

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
August 14 Leo Jock ace
Default clothing Zipper Shirt CF Model.png Zipper Shirt
Default umbrella Gelato Umbrella CF Model.png Gelato Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite clothing style Cool
Smallxmark.png Least favorite clothing style Subtle
Favorite furniture styles Playful and Trendy
Favorite furniture color
 
Purple
Favorite series Ranch Series


In New Leaf[edit]

Rod
If you can't beat 'em, work harder.

Rod

Rod

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
August 14 Leo Jock ace
Default clothing Zipper Shirt NL Model.png Zipper Shirt
Default umbrella Gelato Umbrella NL Model.png Gelato Umbrella
Favorites
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Rock 'n' Roll
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Iconic
Favorite color
 
Purple
Biography
Siblings Youngest quadruplet
Skill Sprinting
Goal Explorer
Halloween fear Bug Mask NL Model.png Bug Mask
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Mocha
Amount of milk None
Amount of sugar None


In New Horizons[edit]

Rod
If you can't beat 'em, work harder.

Rod

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
August 14 Leo Jock (B) ace
Default clothing Striped Tank (Blue) NH Icon.png Striped Tank (Blue)
Default umbrella Two-Tone Umbrella NH Icon.png Two-Tone Umbrella
Default phone  Default Phone Case (Blue) NH Model.png  Blue
Final phone  Phone Case (Playful - Fabric 17) NH Model.png  Playful - Fabric 17
Favorite styles Active and Cool
Favorite colors
 
Blue
and
 
Aqua
Hobby Fitness
Carried bag Paper Bag NH Model.png Paper
Book Fitness Book Interior NH Texture.png Sports
Food Lollipop Food NH Model.png Lollipop
Drink Soda can Drink NH Model.png Soda can
Popsicle Ramune-soda Popsicle NH Model.png Ramune-soda
Ideal clothing for Rod – Blue / Aqua Active and Cool clothing
Villagers prefer clothing that matches any one of their favorite colors or styles.
For brevity, the following list only shows clothing that matches both favorite colors and one favorite style.
Name Image Price Available from
Ancient Belted Robe (Blue) Ancient Belted Robe (Blue) NH Icon.png  3,640 Bells  Able Sisters
Basketball Tank (Light Blue) Basketball Tank (Light Blue) NH Icon.png  1,120 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Conductor's Cap (Light Blue) Conductor's Cap (Light Blue) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Conductor's Jacket (Light Blue) Conductor's Jacket (Light Blue) NH Icon.png  1,960 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Cook's Coat (Blue) Cook's Coat (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,760 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Down Ski Jacket (Navy & Blue) Down Ski Jacket (Navy & Blue) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Dynamic Tank Top (Navy Blue) Dynamic Tank Top (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Farmer Overalls (Blue) Farmer Overalls (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,600 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Heart Shades (Blue) Heart Shades (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,040 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Mage's Hat (Blue) Mage's Hat (Blue) NH Icon.png  3,440 Bells  Able Sisters
Mage's Robe (Blue) Mage's Robe (Blue) NH Icon.png  4,000 Bells  Able Sisters
Pineapple Aloha Shirt (Blue) Pineapple Aloha Shirt (Blue) NH Icon.png  960 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Security Uniform Security Uniform NH Icon.png  2,240 Bells  Able Sisters
Shop Uniform Shirt (Blue) Shop Uniform Shirt (Blue) NH Icon.png  1,080 Bells  Able Sisters
 Apparel shop
Sporty Shades (Light Blue) Sporty Shades (Light Blue) NH Icon.png  1,300 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Suspender Outfit (Gray) Suspender Outfit (Gray) NH Icon.png  1,900 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Track Jacket (Navy Blue) Track Jacket (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png  910 Bells  Mabel
 Able Sisters
Waistcoat (Navy Blue) Waistcoat (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png  1,750 Bells  Able Sisters
More Blue Items
More Aqua Items
More Active Items
More Cool Items

In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

Rod
Thought bubble Pirates are so cool! I want my own pirate hideaway!
Client's vision A Pirate's Secret Hideaway
Required items Barrel
Candle
Antique Map
Favorite song  K.K. Calypso
Unlocked items
Furniture:
Interior:
Clothing:
Other items:

House[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori e+, Rod's house features the same furniture layout as Ricky's.

In Wild World[edit]

Interior of Rod's house in Animal Crossing: Wild World
Items:
Wall:  Sea View
Floor:  Old Flooring
Music: K.K. March

In City Folk[edit]

Interior of Rod's house in Animal Crossing: City Folk
Items:
 Green Counter  Odd Clock
 Turntable  Ranch Armchair (x2)
 Ranch Couch  Round Cactus
 Billiard Table
Wall:  Sea View
Floor:  Plank Flooring
Music: K.K. March

In New Leaf[edit]

Exterior of Rod's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Interior of Rod's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Items:
 Ranch Couch  Billiard Table
 Ship Cannon  Retro Stereo
 Vintage Telescope  Barrel
 Helm  Ranch Armchair
 Life Preserver
Wall:  Sea View
Floor:  Plank Flooring
Music:  K.K. March

In New Horizons[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, if Rod is the one of the starter villagers, his house will have craftable items primarily from the Wooden Series.

Exterior of Rod's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Interior of Rod's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Exterior:
Shape: House shape #1
Roof:  Purple Slate Roof
Siding:  Simple White-Brick Trim
Door:  Yellow Common Door
Interior:
Items:
Wall:  Sea View
Floor:  Ship Deck
Music:  K.K. March

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
Example of Rod's Happy Home Designer house
Official example
Rod's Happy Home Designer icon
If you can't beat 'em, work harder.
Rod
Thought bubble I'm feelin' pirate-y, so I want a pirate hideout.
Client's vision A pirate hideout.
Required items Ship Cannon
Vintage Telescope
Favorite song  K.K. March
Unlocked items
Furniture:
  •  Vintage Telescope
  •  Helm
  •  Anchor
  •  Ship Compass
  •  Ship Cannon
  •  Barrel
  •  Keg
  •  K.K. March
  •  Rod's Pic
  •  Jolly Roger
  •  Pirate's Armor
  • Interior:
  •  Stone Wall
  •  Sea View
  •  Ship Deck
  • Clothing:
  •  Zipper Shirt
  •  Sea Captain's Coat
  •  Bandana
  •  Pirate's Hat
  •  Superhero Mask
  •  Eye Patch
  •  Gelato Umbrella
  • Nature:
  •  Durian Tree
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Rod's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    "This shirt makes my muscles look huge, ace!"
    — Introduction from character announcement, Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

    Rod was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on June 28, 2020.[1]

    Rod
    If you can't beat 'em, work harder.

    Rod

    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    August 14 Leo Jock ace
    Default clothing Zipper Shirt PC Icon.png Zipper Shirt
    Biography
    Description Everything, good and bad, is "ace" in Rod's book. The thrill of exercise? Ace! The achy muscles after a hardcore workout? Also ace!
    Preferred theme PC Banner - Historical.png
    Primary reward Cotton PC Icon.png Cotton
    Version added 3.3.0
    Date unlocked June 28, 2020
    How to invite Blathers PC Character Icon.png Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Rod and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Zipper Shirt PC Icon.png Zipper Shirt
    Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 9 Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Treasure Chest PC Icon.png Treasure Chest
    Level 20 Rod's Pic PC Icon.png Rod‎‎'s Pic
    Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Level 25[nb 8] Sparkle Stones PC Icon.png Sparkle Stone
    Related items for Rod
    Scrapbook Memory appearances
    Name Image Required?
    There's a Pirate Ship?! There's a pirate ship! PC.png No

    Card profiles[edit]

    Doubutsu no Mori e+ e-Reader card[edit]

    Doubutsu no Mori e+ e-Card 003 (Rod).png

    Card back

    Doubutsu no Mori e+ e-Card 003 (Rod - Back).png

    #003 ジャン (Jean) - Series 1 (Promo)
    Gender: Male
    Clothes: ジッパーのふく Zipper Clothes
    Star sign: 獅子座 Leo
    Favorite phrase: すっげぇ suggee ("incredible")
    Profile: 好奇心が旺盛なジャンくんは、いつか冒険の旅に出るのが夢なんだそうです。まあ、止めても無駄でしようから、暖かい目で見守ってあげましょう。 Filled with curiosity, Jean-kun dreams of someday going on an adventurous journey. Well, it seems pointless to try to stop him, so let's watch him affectionately.
    Favorite saying: 籠鳥雲を乞う Begging for a cage bird cloud
    (A detained person envious of free circumstances; because birds in a cage miss the clouds in the sky)[2]

    amiibo card[edit]

    360 Rod amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo card back.png

    #360 Rod - Series 4
    Star sign: Leo
    Birthday: August 14
    Dice value: 5
    Hand sign: Scissors

    Gallery[edit]

    Trivia[edit]

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese ジャン
    Jan
    Jean

    Korean
    Jyang
    -

    Simplified Chinese
    Traditional Chinese
    阿将 / 阿將
    Ā jiāng
    Akin to his Japanese name

    Russian Род
    Rod
    Same as English name

    Dutch Rod Same as English name

    German Manni -

    European Spanish Rodi -

    European French Marcel French given name. Possibly a reference to the city of Marseille, whose flag is white and blue, and to Marcel Pagnol, a famous author who grew up in this city.

    Italian Riccardo May be from ricco, "rich," related to his piratesque design

    See also[edit]

    Notes[edit]

    1. Prior to New Horizons, includes Pocket Camp appearance after New Horizons
    2. New Horizons
    3. Jan
    4. Ā jiāng
    5. Ā jiāng
    6. Jyang
    7. Rod
    8. Repeats for level 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, and 60

    References[edit]

    1. Bri Bri (June 28, 2020). "New Animals Are Here!". Japanese Nintendo. Retrieved October 27, 2020.
    2. https://kotowaza.jitenon.jp/kotowaza/1373.php