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This article is about cranky goat villager. For the jock goat villager, see Billy.
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How about this weather, huh? It's like the sun's taken us! You get it? Bleh eh eh!
― Gruff, New Leaf

Gruff (ビリー, Birī?, Billy) is a cranky goat villager in the Animal Crossing series. His name comes from the fairytale, The Three Billy Goats Gruff. Gruff's French name Grognon is another word for gruff or grumpy; his Spanish name means "satyr," a mythical half-goat half-human creature. Gruff was present in the early games of the series, but was absent in Wild World and City Folk; he reappears in New Leaf. He appears on the album cover for K.K. March. He has the music hobby.


Gruff in Animal Crossing

Gruff is a pale and desaturated green goat with short, brown hair with a widow's-peak hairline. He has a long goatee and sideburns, both of which are also brown. His eyes are wide-set and oval-shaped, with sapphire-blue pupils. He has droopy eyelids and three thick eyelashes on each of his lower-lids. He has white horns and hooves, and a black, round-shaped nose. The tip of his tail is also brown, and the insides of his ears are pink. He initially wears the Big Star Tee, which was changed to the Old-School Jacket in New Horizons. He bears a strong resemblance to a smug villager.


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

Cranky villagers will usually appear in a grouchy or agitated mood. When talking to the player, cranky villagers tend to become angry if the player disagrees with them or refuses to do a favor. Like all cranky villagers, Gruff will be invested in his hobby and will often challenge the player to various competitions. He will easily get along with jock, snooty and other cranky villagers, and occasionally lazy and normal villagers as well. However, he will find it hard to socialize with peppy villagers, as they will seem overstimulated or immature.


In Animal Crossing, Gruff owns four different kinds of guitars, a piano, a jukebox, and a bass, which gives his house a rather musical appearance. The music playing in his house is Only Me.

In New Leaf, he has K.K. Rockabilly. His house in New Leaf has a sleek bed, a jukebox, drumset, and electric guitar. Many items in his house make it feel like a 1950's diner, especially with the music.

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#252 Gruff
Gender Male
Type Goat
Star sign Virgo
Clothes Big star shirt
Petphrase Bleh eh eh
Password #Bo9Ws3%i@r7JK
Profile Gruff is a vegetarian goat and a glutted young poet. He spends most of his time writing rhymes and setting them to music. The girls think he's hot, hot, hot, but with those sideburns, we think he's too cool for school!
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251 Bitty #252 Gruff 253 Huggy

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#066 Gruff
Type Goat
Star sign Virgo
Birthday 8/29
Roll value 5
Hand sign Scissors
Request A classic barbershop
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065 Midge #066 Gruff 067 Flurry


  • He is the eldest of nine kids in his family.
  • His English name is the same as Bruce's catchphrase.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese ビリー Birī
France French Grognon
Spain Spanish Sátiro
Germany German Gregor
Italy Italian Capriolé
The Netherlands Dutch Gruff
China Chinese 比利 Bǐlì
South Korea Korean 빌리 Billi


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


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