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If you look closely at gyroids, you'll see how much personality each of them has.
Normal villagers, New Leaf

This article is about the furniture item. For the gyroid that sits near your house in Animal Crossing, see Gyroid (outdoor).
Gyroid (New Leaf icon)

Gyroids (はにわ or ハニワ Haniwa?) are unusual furniture items that appear in most Animal Crossing games. Though mostly furniture items, gyroids also exist as NPCs. In the GCN games, a Gyroid is built outside the player's house; in City Folk, a gyroid by the name of Lloid acts as an auctioneer; and in New Leaf, Lloid collects donations for Public Works Projects and loans tools to players on Tortimer Island. All gyroids, furniture or otherwise, end with an "-oid" suffix.

In games prior to New Horizons, Furniture gyroids are buried, similar to fossils, and randomly generated each day at 6 AM, though they are only found after rainy or snowy days. There are many gyroids (127 in Wild World), and each family and individual is unique in sound and shape. All are part of families of similar-sounding gyroids, usually with similar names. If one of K.K. Slider's songs is playing on a stereo, or if a player is playing an instrument fast enough, all active gyroids will adjust tempo to match the music. The word "gyroid" comes from the word "gyrate" or "gyre," a term relating to spinning.

There is a limit to how many gyroids can be on at a time in a single room. Turning on an additional gyroid will cause one of the other gyroids to stop automatically. This limit is 14 gyroids in Animal Crossing, 8 gyroids in City Folk, and 4 gyroids in Wild World and New Leaf. Limit in New Horizons is currently unknown, but presumably infinite.

If a player sells a gyroid to Tom Nook or Reese (New Leaf), it is worth 828 Bells. If the player places one in their house, it is worth 828 HRA points.

Gyroids were added to New Horizons in the 2.0 update, released on November 5, 2021. They can be obtained by burying and then watering Gyroid Fragments, which will turn into gyroids that can be dug up the next day but only if the fragment was watered by the player, or by it raining or snowing the day prior. Gyroid fragments can be obtained through several means, including being found buried in the ground on Kapp'n's mystery island tours.


Brewster is known for his liking of gyroids. Gyroids can be seen on the shelves behind him in The Roost. In City Folk, once he warms up to the player, he will offer gyroid storage for free.

In New Leaf, gyroid storage has been eliminated, but Brewster will eventually allow the player to work for him. He will pay the player in coffee and various items from the Café Series, including special Brewster-themed gyroids, called Brewstoids.

In New Horizons, Brewster rewards various items, specifically certain DIY recipes and coffee-related items, after the player buys their 6th, 12th, 16th, 21st, 31st, 41st, 61st, and subsequent 10th coffees. He rewards a Brewstoid if the player buys their 51st coffee, a unique item.

In Animal Crossing[]

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Alloid Family[]

Group alloids

The Alloid family.

The name "Alloid" is derived from the word "alloy," which is a substance formed from multiple metals. These gyroids make a steel drum-like sound with the Mega Alloid having the lowest note and the Mini Alloid having the highest one.

  • Tall Alloid
  • Mini Alloid
  • Mega Alloid

Bovoid Family[]

Group bovoids

The Bovoid family

The name "Bovoid" is derived from the word "bovine" due to the gyroid's cow-like mooing.

Bowtoid Family[]

Group bowtoids

The Bowtoid Family

These gyroids wear bow ties. They make a fast, repetitive sound and dance. They also seem to sound similar to the noise of a low saxophone. They appear to be based on Jazz singers.

  • Bowtoid
  • Tall Bowtoid
  • Mini Bowtoid
  • Mega Bowtoid

Buzzoid Family[]

Group buzzoids

The Buzzoid Family

These gyroids make a buzzing noise with the Mega Buzzoid having the lowest note and the Mini Buzzoid having the highest one.

Clankoid Family[]

Group clankoids

The Clankoid Family

These gyroids sound like clanking metal with the Mega Clankoid having the lowest note and the Mini Clankoid having the highest one. They appear to look like garbage cans.

Croakoid Family[]

Group croakoids

The Croakoid Family

These gyroids croak like frogs.

  • Croakoid
  • Tall Croakoid
  • Mini Croakoid
  • Mega Croakoid

Dekkoid Family[]

Group dekkoids

The Dekkoid Family

These gyroids say the word "dekkai", which is Japanese for "huge". Their movement is a gesture one would make while describing something large. Each Dekkoid says "dekkai" in a different note, with the Mega Dekkoid having the lowest note and the Mini Dekkoid having the highest one.

  • Dekkoid
  • Mini Dekkoid
  • Mega Dekkoid

Dingloid Family[]

Group dingloids

The Dingloid Family

These gyroids, as their name suggests, make bell sounds with the Squat Dingloid having the lowest note and the Wee Dingloid having the highest one. The Wee Dingloid is the only "Wee" gyroid and is very similar to the Mini Dingloid. Similar to Nebuloid family, the Dingloid family has a squat as well as mega type which sound very similar.

  • Dingloid
  • Tall Dingloid
  • Squat Dingloid
  • Mini Dingloid
  • Wee Dingloid
  • Mega Dingloid

Dinkoid Family[]


The Dinkoid family

These gyroids are silver and make beeping noises. There are only two sizes. They both have air vents on the back of them.

Drilloid Family[]

Group drilloids

The Drilloid Family

These gyroids make a drilling sound with the Mega Drilloid having the lowest sound and the Mini Drilloid having the highest one.

Droploid Family[]


The Droploid family

This gyroid makes a "plop, plop, plop" sound, like raindrops. There is only one size. This makes it one of the more rare gyroids.

Echoid Family[]

Group echoids

The Echoid family

These gyroids make an echoing noise. Unlike most gyroids, all 3 look different from each other.

  • Tall Echoid
  • Mini Echoid
  • Mega Echoid

Fizzoid Family[]

Group fizzoids

The Fizzoid family

These gyroids sound like something being zapped by lightning.

  • Mini Fizzoid
  • Mega Fizzoid

Freakoid Family[]

Group freakoids

The Freakoid family

These gyroids sound like crying babies.

  • Mini Freakoid
  • Mega Freakoid

Gargloid Family[]

Group gargloids

The Gargloid family

These gyroids make a sound like a man gargling water. Curiously, the Mini variety of this family makes the lowest pitched sound than the standard variety, when usually this is reversed.

Gongoid Family[]

Group gongoids

The Gongoid family

These gyroids make a short hitting noise with the Mega Gongoid having the lowest note and the Mini Gongoid having the highest one and do not sound like gongs, as the name would imply.

  • Gongoid
  • Tall Gongoid
  • Mini Gongoid
  • Mega Gongoid

Harmonoid Family[]

Group harmonoids

The Harmonoid family

These gyroids make a sound like a steam calliope (steam organ) with the Mega Harmonoid having the lowest note and the Mini Harmonoid having the highest one.

  • Harmonoid
  • Tall Harmonoid
  • Mini Harmonoid
  • Mega Harmonoid

Howloid Family[]

Group howloids

The Howloid family

These gyroids make a screaming noise. Curiously, the Mega variant of this family makes the highest pitched sound and the Mini variant makes the lowest pitched sound when compared to the standard set. This is usually reversed.

  • Howloid
  • Mega Howloid
  • Mini Howloid

Lamentoid Family[]

Group lamentoids

The Lamentoid family

These gyroids are based off of the word "lament", and make rattling and clanking sounds when they spin with the Mega Lamentoid having the lowest note and the Mini Lamentoid having the highest one. They don't have the same facial features as most gyroids do.

Lullaboid Family[]

Group lullaboids

The Lullaboid family

These gyroids make a soothing sound akin to a music box with the Mega Lullaboid having the lowest note and the Mini Lullaboid having the highest one.

  • Lullaboid
  • Mega Lullaboid
  • Mini Lullaboid
  • Tall Lullaboid

Metatoid Family[]

Group metatoids

The Metatoid family

These gyroids make a rattling sound.

Nebuloid Family[]

Group nebuloids

The Nebuloid family

These gyroids sound like a vibrating beep with the Mega Nebuloid having the lowest note and the Slim Nebuloid having the highest one. The name "Nebuloid" is based off the word "nebula", meaning a cloud of interstellar dust and gas.

  • Nebuloid
  • Tall Nebuloid
  • Mini Nebuloid
  • Slim Nebuloid
  • Squat Nebuloid
  • Mega Nebuloid

Oboid Family[]

Group oboids

The Oboid family

These gyroids sound like an oboe with the Mega Oboid having the lowest note and the Tall Oboid having the highest one. They look like pickles with hair bows.

  • Oboid
  • Tall Oboid
  • Mega Oboid

Oombloid Family[]

Group oombloids

The Oombloid family

These gyroids make an "oom" sound with the Tall Oombloid having the lowest note and the Mini Oombloid having the hightest one.

  • Oombloid
  • Tall Oombloid
  • Mini Oombloid
  • Mega Oombloid

Percoloid Family[]

Group percoloids

The Percoloid family

These gyroids sound like hitting a hollow tree trunk.

  • Tall Percoloid
  • Mega Percoloid

Plinkoid Family[]

Group plinkoids

The Plinkoid family

These gyroids sound like tiny wooden bells.

  • Plinkoid
  • Mini Plinkoid
  • Mega Plinkoid

Poltergoid Family[]

Group poltergoids

The Poltergoid family

These gyroids make an ominous rattling like a ghost with the Mega Poltergoid having the lowest note and the Mini Poltergoid having the highest one.

  • Poltergoid
  • Mega Poltergoid
  • Mini Poltergoid
  • Tall Poltergoid

Puffoid Family[]

Group puffoids

The Puffoid family

These gyroids sound like a person blowing or puffing on a jug.

Quazoid Family[]

Group quazoids

The Quazoid family

These gyroids make futuristic-sounding noises.

  • Quazoid
  • Tall Quazoid
  • Mini Quazoid
  • Slim Quazoid
  • Mega Quazoid

Rustoid Family[]

Group rustoids

The Rustoid family

These gyroids make a clanking noise, like rusted metal with the Mega Rustoid having the lowest note and the Mini Rustoid having the highest one.

  • Rustoid
  • Mini Rustoid
  • Mega Rustoid

Rhythmoid Family[]

Group rhythmoids

The Rhythmoid family

These gyroids are in rhythm with the music in all games except New Leaf.

Sproid Family[]

These gyroids make a noise similar to that of a spring.


The Sproid family

  • Sproid
  • Tall Sproid
  • Mini Sproid
  • Mega Sproid

Sputnoid Family[]

Group sputnoids

The Sputnoid family

These gyroids, their names deriving from the satellite Sputnik, make the stereotypical noise of a spacecraft drifting through space. These gyroids have metallic bodies, circular eyes, and large, colorful panels.

  • Sputnoid
  • Tall Sputnoid
  • Mini Sputnoid
  • Mega Sputnoid

Squelchoid Family[]

Group squelchoids

The Squelchoid family

These gyroids make a squeaking sound like wet sneakers or boots. They also have a sleepy or tired look on their faces.

  • Squelchoid
  • Mini Squelchoid
  • Mega Squelchoid

Strumboid Family[]


The Strumboid family

These gyroids make sounds similar to a guitar with the Tall Strumboid having the lowest note and the Mini Strumboid having the highest one. The name comes from the Strum, a basic guitar technique.

  • Strumboid
  • Tall Strumboid
  • Mini Strumboid
  • Mega Strumboid

Timpanoid Family[]

Group timpanoids

The Timpanoid family

These gyroids sound like timpani drums. Their tops resemble bells.

Tootoid Family[]

Group tootoids

The Tootoid family

These gyroids make a noise similar to flatulence. They also have pig noses. Curiously, the Mega variety of this family makes the highest pitched sound than the standard variety, when, usually, this is reversed.

  • Tootoid
  • Mini Tootoid
  • Mega Tootoid

Warbloid Family[]

Group warbloids

The Warbloid family

These gyroids make a sound like a woman gargling water.

In New Leaf[]

Brewstoid Family[]

Group brewstiods

The Brewstoid Family

Brewstoids are obtained from The Roost in New Leaf for correct orders when working. They make the following sounds: coffee pouring (Tall Brewstoid), placing a coffee cup on a saucer (Brewstoid), and two variations of Brewster chirping (Mini and Mega Brewstoids). 

  • Tall Brewstoid (160 correct orders)
  • Brewstoid (192 correct orders)
  • Mini Brewstoid (224 correct orders)
  • Mega Brewstoid (255 correct orders)

In New Horizons[]

New Horizons has different gyroids to collect than previous games. New Horizons's gyroids do not belong to gyroid families, and so do not have prefixes (such as "mini" or "mega"). Their design is also noticeably different, with gyroids often having smaller eyes and different body shapes. The range of sounds gyroids make is different and much wider, with more gyroids making percussive sounds. A gyroid's design is also more influenced to the sounds that they make. Gyroids are customizable, with the player being able to change the color of a given gyroid.



  • Gyroids resemble cappies from the Kirby series, as well as cactuars from the Final Fantasy series.
  • Gyroids are inspired by Japanese clay figures called haniwa which were made for ritual use and buried with the deceased between the 3rd and 6th century AD.
  • The rabbit villager Coco and ostrich villager Nindori look quite similar to a gyroid, most closely resembling a Gongoid.
  • There is a feature in Animal Crossing's GameCube port that allows the player's face to be swapped out for a gyroid's.
  • When talked to at The Roost, Dr. Shrunk will mention that he didn't put the gyroids on the stage of club LOL, saying: “It's weird, but I didn't actually put them there. They just appeared out of the blue one day. How bizarre!
  • The existence of Lloid, their apparently spontaneous appearance at club LOL, and villagers occasionally remarking that “Gyroids must like rain” and “Some of my best friends are Gyroids” suggests that all Gyroids hold some degree of sentience.
  • The price offered for gyroids (828 Bells) is a pun on their Japanese name: 8-2-8 can be read as Ha-Ni-Wa.
  • In New Horizons, if no music is playing, gyroids will harmonize to the melody of Pachelbel's "Canon in D," known as "Silent" in the game files. They share this quality with villagers and music instruments.