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This article is about the jock mouse villager. For the the tool, see Fishing Rod.
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You're not done 'til your muscles are screaming in agony!
― Picture quote, Wild World

You're just rarin' to go! So, uh, whaddaya need, ace?
― Rod, New Horizons

Rod (ジャン, Jan?, Jean) is a jock mouse villager in the Animal Crossing series. His name comes from "rodent", a category in which mice fall. His initial phrase, "ace," means "to succeed easily" and "highest quality," which will relate to a jock villager's competitive spirit. He first appeared in Animal Forest e+, and was exclusive to his e-Card which came with the game. He appears on the album cover for K.K. Parade. He appears on the cover of New Horizons. He has the fitness hobby.


Rod in Animal Forest e+

Rod is a purple mouse who wears a blue-and-white striped bandana on his head, making him resemble a pirate. He has two white whiskers on the sides of his cheeks along with a round black nose, brown oval eyes, and bubblegum-pink ears. He has a crescent-shaped tuft of blond hair that sticks out of his bandana. Removing his bandana by replacing it with another hat reveals that he also has shorter bangs swept away from his face. Prior to New Horizons, he wears Zipper Shirt as his initial outfit, but this changes to a blue Striped Tank that matches his bandana.


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

Rod (villager) has a jock personality and has a great interest in sports and bodybuilding. Jock villagers are hyperactive and motivated, but often come across as self-centered and dense. As a jock villager, Rod (villager) is very interested in his hobby, and may compete against the player at catching bugs and fish. Jock villagers get along with peppy, cranky and sisterly villagers, but conflict with the laid-back lifestyle of lazy villagers. Snooty villagers may also be difficult to get along with for Rod (villager).


In Animal Forest e+, Rod has the same furniture styling as Ricky's house, only that he has the Palace Tile and the Wood Paneling as the carpet and wallpaper.

In Wild World and City Folk, Rod still has some of the pieces from the Ranch Series that he had from Animal Forest e+, including the Ranch Couch and two Ranch Chairs. Other pieces include the Green Counter. He has changed the carpet to the Old Flooring, and on the walls he has the Sea View. He has a Turntable that has K.K. March playing on it.

In New Leaf, Rod's house resembles the deck of a pirate ship. In the back, he has a helm, ship cannon, barrel, and vintage telescope. From the Ranch series, he has a ranch couch and ranch armchair. He also has a life preserver, billiard table, and a retro stereo that plays K.K. March. For wallpaper, he uses the Sea View, and for flooring, he uses the Old flooring.

In New Horizons, Rod's house resembles a cruise ship. He has a pool, billiard table, poolside bed, beach towel, palm-tree lamp, and a jukebox that plays K.K. March. For wallpaper, he uses the Sea View, and for flooring, he uses the Ship Deck.

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Animal Forest e+ (interior) Wild World and City Folk (interior)
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New Leaf (interior) New Leaf (exterior)
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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp

Rod's preferred theme is historical. His profile says:

Everything, good and bad, is "ace" in Rod's book. The thrill of exercize? Ace! The achy muscles the morning after a hardcore workout? Also ace!

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 0

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a zipper shirt and sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 8, the player can change Rod's outfit.
  • At level 9, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 10, he will have new requests for the player.
  • At level 15, he will request the player to craft a treasure chest.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with pic of Rod and sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 25, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 30, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 35, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 40, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 45, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 50, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).

amiibo Card

amiibo Card[1]
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#360 Rod
Type Mouse
Star sign Leo
Birthday 8/14
Roll value 5
Hand sign Scissors
Request A pirate hangout
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359 Apple #360 Rod 361 Purrl


In other languages

Rod (villager)
Language Name
Japan Japanese ジャン Jan
France French Marcel
Spain Spanish Rodi
Germany German Manni
Italy Italian Riccardo
The Netherlands Dutch Rod
China Chinese 阿将/阿將 Ājiāng
South Korea Korean Jya


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  1. Species navigation icons from Nookipedia by Sunmarsh, CC BY-SA 3.0