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This article is about the villager from the Animal Crossing series. For the the tool, please see Fishing Rod.

"If you can't beat 'em, work harder."
— Rod, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Rod NLa.png
"If you can't beat 'em, work harder."
"You're not done 'til your muscles are screaming in agony!"
Species Personality Gender
Mouse Jock Male
Birthday August 14th
Initial phrase ace
Initial clothes Zipper Shirt
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

Rod is a jock, mouse villager in the Animal Crossing series, debuting in Doubutsu no Mori e+ as one of the six villagers packaged with the game via e-Reader cards, alongside Walker, Maggie, Angus, Merry, and Willow. His name comes from "rodent," the biological order in which mice fall. Rod's initial phrase, "ace," means "to succeed easily" and "highest quality," relating to the competitive nature of jock villagers. It was also Ace's catchphrase.



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Rod is a purple mouse with blond hair and a blue and white striped bandana on his head. The inside of his ears are a bubblegum pink.


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

Rod has a jock personality, which means he will have a keen interest in sport and fitness, making him appear competitive and in some cases rude when talking to other villagers, usually criticizing their fitness regime. He will appear slow-witted and absent-minded when in deep, meaningful discussions, leaving him to make odd remarks or leaving him confused and upset. He gets along well with peppy villagers, but is confused about the lifestyle of lazy villagers, which conflicts with his jock personality. He may offend and upset snooty and cranky villagers by questioning their physical fitness and age, but he will get along with normal villagers, angering them only on rare occasions.


In New Leaf[edit]

RodPicACNL.png If you can't beat 'em, work harder.
Siblings Youngest quadruplet
Skill Sprinting
Goal Explorer
Fear Bug
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Rock 'n' Roll
Smallxmark.png Iconic
Color Purple
Type Mocha
Milk None of all
Sugar None of all
Ideal Gifts for Rod – Purple Rock 'n' Roll Items
Name Price Available From
Tiger Jacket 5,000 GracieGrace (Sales)
Funky Glasses 240 Accessory Corner
More Purple Items More Rock 'n' Roll Items


In Doubutsu no Mori e+, Rod's house has the same layout as Ricky's, except Rod uses the Palace Tile and the Wood Paneling as his carpet and wallpaper.

In Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk, Rod's house contains mainly Ranch Series furniture. His wallpaper and carpet are now the Sea View and Old Flooring respectively. If Rod has a stereo in his house, it will play "K.K. March."

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#360 Rod - Series 4
Type: Mouse
Star sign: Leo
Birthday: August 14th
Dice value: 5
Hand sign: Scissors
360 Rod amiibo card NA.png
359 Apple List of amiibo cards
#360 Rod
361 Purrl



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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Rodi -
French Marcel -
German Manni -
Italian Riccardo -