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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).
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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 after they are watered. Gyroid fragments can be obtain 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

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.

Bovoid Family

The Bovoid family

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

Bowtoid Family

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.

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). 

Buzzoid Family

The Buzzoid Family

These gyroids make a buzzing noise.

Clankoid Family

The Clankoid Family

These gyroids sound like clanking metal. They appear to look like garbage cans.

Croakoid Family

The Croakoid Family

These gyroids croak like frogs.

Dekkoid Family

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.

Dingloid Family

The Dingloid Family

These gyroids, as their name suggests, make bell sounds. 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.

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

The Drilloid Family

These gyroids make a drilling sound.

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

The Echoid family

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

Fizzoid Family

The Fizzoid family

These gyroids sound like something being zapped by lightning.

Freakoid Family

The Freakoid family

These gyroids sound like crying babies.

Gargloid Family

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

The Gongoid family

These gyroids make a short hitting noise and do not sound like gongs, as the name would imply.

Harmonoid Family

The Harmonoid family

These gyroids make a sound like a steam calliope (steam organ).

Howloid Family

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.

Lamentoid Family

The Lamentoid family

These gyroids are based off of the word "lament", and make rattling and clanking sounds when they spin. They don't have the same facial features as most gyroids do.

Lullaboid Family

The Lullaboid family

These gyroids make a soothing sound akin to a music box.

Metatoid Family

The Metatoid family

These gyroids make a rattling sound.

Nebuloid Family

The Nebuloid family

These gyroids sound like a vibrating beep. The name "Nebuloid" is based off the word "nebula", meaning a cloud of interstellar dust and gas.

Oboid Family

The Oboid family

These gyroids sound like an oboe. They look like pickles with hair bows.

Oombloid Family

The Oombloid family

These gyroids make an "oom" sound.

Percoloid Family

The Percoloid family

These gyroids sound like hitting a hollow tree trunk.

Plinkoid Family

The Plinkoid family

These gyroids sound like tiny wooden bells.

Poltergoid Family

The Poltergoid family

These gyroids make an ominous rattling like a ghost.

Puffoid Family

The Puffoid family

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

Quazoid Family

The Quazoid family

These gyroids make futuristic-sounding noises.

Rustoid Family

The Rustoid family

These gyroids make a clanking noise, like rusted metal.

Rhythmoid Family

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

Sputnoid Family

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.

Squelchoid Family

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.

Strumboid Family

The Strumboid family

These gyroids make sounds similar to a guitar. The name comes from the Strum, a basic guitar technique.

Timpanoid Family

The Timpanoid family

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

Tootoid Family

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.

Warbloid Family

The Warbloid family

These gyroids make a sound like a woman gargling water.

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.