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Type of Goat villager Gruff goa04
Artwork of Gruff the Goat
Species Personality Gender
Goat Cranky Male
Birthday August 29th Virgo
Favorite saying "Don't burn bridges."
Catchphrase "bleh eh eh"
Clothing Big-star tee[nb 1]
Old-school jacket (Purple)[nb 2]
Umbrella Flame umbrella[nb 3]
Bat umbrella[nb 4]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 ビリー[nb 5]
 빌리[nb 8]
 比利[nb 6]
 比利[nb 7]
 Графф[nb 9]
Phrase in other languages
 bleh eh
 hé bêêê
 hé bêêê

Gruff is a cranky goat villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Doubutsu no Mori, and after his appearance in Doubutsu no Mori e+, he remained absent from the series until Animal Crossing: New Leaf. He is the only cranky goat in the series. His name comes from the Norwegian fairy tale "Three Billy Goats Gruff." This ties in with his favorite saying, a reference to the bridge guarded by a troll in the fairy tale.

In New Horizons, Gruff has the music hobby and may sing anywhere without the need of a stereo.


Artwork of Gruff from Animal Crossing.


Gruff is a goat with green fur and brown hair shaped like a widow's peak. His eyes are blue with eyelashes and are almost always half closed, which give him the appearance of a smug villager. He has white horns and a black nose. He also has a brown beard. His tail is also brown. The inside of his ears is a pale pink.


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

Gruff has a cranky personality, meaning that he will appear rude and mean to the player at first. If the player befriends him he will be nicer to them, but he still will be slightly rude. He will admire lazy villagers' laid-back personality and will get along with snooty villagers due to their similarly rude personalities. He may find it hard to talk to peppy villagers due to their hyper personality.

Villager information[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

Species Personality Catchphrase
Goat Cranky bleh eh eh
Default clothing Big Star Shirt PG Model.png Big Star Shirt
Default umbrella Flame Umbrella PG Model.png Flame Umbrella
Doubutsu no Mori e+ traits
Star sign Virgo Virgo
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Fancy
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Fresh
Live song gift Only Me

In New Leaf[edit]

Don't burn bridges.



Birthday Personality Catchphrase
August 29 Virgo Cranky bleh eh eh
Default clothing Big-Star Tee NL Model.png Big-star tee
Default umbrella Flame Umbrella NL Model.png Flame umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Historical
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Cute
Favorite color
Siblings Eldest of 9 kids
Skill Staying up late
Goal Musician
Halloween fear Skeleton Hood NL Model.png Skeleton hood
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blend
Amount of milk A little bit
Amount of sugar One spoonful

In New Horizons[edit]

Don't burn bridges.


Birthday Personality Catchphrase
August 29 Virgo Cranky (B) bleh eh eh
Default clothing Old-School Jacket (Purple) NH Icon.png Old-school jacket (Purple)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Black) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Black) & Rain Hat (Purple) NH Icon.png rain hat (Purple)
  • During snow: Down Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Down jacket (Black) & Knit Hat (Black) NH Icon.png knit hat (Black)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Gray) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Gray)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Black) NH Icon.png Tank (Black)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black) & Denim Cap (Black) NH Icon.png denim cap (Black)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Black) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Black) & Denim Cap (Black) NH Icon.png denim cap (Black)
  • Bunny Day: Water-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Water-egg outfit  & Water-Egg Shell NH Icon.png water-egg shell
  • Halloween: Raggedy Outfit (Purple) NH Icon.png Raggedy outfit (Purple) & Impish Horns (Purple) NH Icon.png impish horns (Purple)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Dark Brown) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Dark brown)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Black) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Black) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png Chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Tweed Jacket (Pink) NH Icon.png Tweed jacket (Pink) & Star Shades (Purple) NH Icon.png star shades (Purple)[nb 10]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Tweed Jacket (Pink) NH Icon.png Tweed jacket (Pink) & Star Shades (Purple) NH Icon.png star shades (Purple)[nb 11]

  • Happy Home Paradise DLC exclusive clothing:
  • As a student for the school: School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png School uniform with necktie (Navy blue)
  • As the teacher for the school: Checkered Sweater Vest (Light Brown) NH Icon.png Checkered sweater vest (Light brown) & Rimmed Glasses (Black) NH Icon.png Rimmed glasses (Black)
  • As the cashier/employee for the restaurant: Café Uniform (Black) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Black)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: Chef's Outfit (Black) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Black) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Black) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Black)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital: Nurse's Jacket (Pink) NH Icon.png Nurse's jacket (Pink)
  • As the doctor for the hospital: Doctor's Coat (Black Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's coat (Black necktie)
  • As a patient for the hospital: PJ Outfit (Gray) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Gray)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop: Staff Uniform (Pink) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Pink)
  • While practicing hula: Hula Top (Purple) NH Icon.png Hula top (Purple) & Hibiscus Hairpin (Pink) NH Icon.png hibiscus hairpin (Pink)
  • While floating in the ocean: Leaf-Print Wet Suit (Purple) NH Icon.png Leaf-print wet suit (Purple) & Pilot Shades (Black) NH Icon.png pilot shades (Black)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: Paradise Planning Event Tee (Purple) NH Icon.png Paradise Planning event tee (Purple), Tropical Turban (Purple) NH Icon.png tropical turban (Purple), & Neon Shades (Pink & Yellow) NH Icon.png neon shades (Pink & yellow)
  • Default umbrella Bat Umbrella NH Icon.png Bat umbrella
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Black) NH Model.png  Black
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Polka-Dot Print - Fabric 11) NH Model.png  Polka-dot print - Fabric 11
    Favorite styles Cool and Gorgeous
    Favorite colors
    Hobby Music
    Handheld items
    Bag Paper Bag NH Model.png Paper
    Book Music Book Interior NH Texture.png Music
    Food Lollipop Food NH Model.png Lollipop
    Drink Soda can Drink NH Model.png Soda can
    Popsicle Ramune-soda Popsicle NH Model.png Ramune-soda
    Ideal clothing for Gruff – Purple / Black Cool and Gorgeous clothing
    Villagers prefer clothing that matches any one of their favorite colors or styles.
    For brevity, the following list only shows clothing that matches both favorite colors and one favorite style.
    Name Image Price Available from
    Ancient belted robe (Purple) Ancient Belted Robe (Purple) NH Icon.png  3,640 Bells  Able Sisters
    Bowling shirt (Purple) Bowling Shirt (Purple) NH Icon.png  1,260 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Bubble-skirt party dress (Purple) Bubble-Skirt Party Dress (Purple) NH Icon.png  2,500 Bells  Able Sisters
    Flashy kimono (Fuchsia) Flashy Kimono (Fuchsia) NH Icon.png  4,800 Bells  Able Sisters
    Impish horns (Purple) Impish Horns (Purple) NH Icon.png  800 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Labelle cap (Twilight) Labelle Cap (Twilight) NH Icon.png  2,400 Bells  Label
     Able Sisters
    Labelle coat (Twilight) Labelle Coat (Twilight) NH Icon.png  3,900 Bells  Label
     Able Sisters
    Labelle hat (Twilight) Labelle Hat (Twilight) NH Icon.png  2,500 Bells  Label
     Able Sisters
    Long down coat (Purple) Long Down Coat (Purple) NH Icon.png  1,900 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Mage's hat (Black) Mage's Hat (Black) NH Icon.png  3,440 Bells  Able Sisters
    Mage's striped hat (Purple) Mage's Striped Hat (Purple) NH Icon.png  3,440 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Old-school jacket (Purple) Old-School Jacket (Purple) NH Icon.png  1,800 Bells  Able Sisters
    Pleather trench coat (Purple) Pleather Trench Coat (Purple) NH Icon.png  1,680 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    Rad power skirt suit (Purple) Rad Power Skirt Suit (Purple) NH Icon.png  2,240 Bells  Able Sisters
    Raggedy outfit (Purple) Raggedy Outfit (Purple) NH Icon.png  1,500 Bells  Mabel
     Able Sisters
    Rhinestone shades (Purple) Rhinestone Shades (Purple) NH Icon.png  1,040 Bells  Able Sisters
    Round shades (Purple) Round Shades (Purple) NH Icon.png  1,560 Bells  Able Sisters
    Star costume (Black) Star Costume (Black) NH Icon.png  2,800 Bells  Able Sisters
    Vibrant tuxedo (Purple) Vibrant Tuxedo (Purple) NH Icon.png  2,880 Bells  Able Sisters
    Zen uniform (Purple) Zen Uniform (Purple) NH Icon.png  1,280 Bells  Able Sisters
     Apparel shop
    More Purple Items
    More Black Items
    More Cool Items
    More Gorgeous Items

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Thought bubble I want a place to film scary movies that are really scary!
    Client's vision House of Horrors
    Required items Video Camera
    Creepy Skeleton
    Western-Style Stone
    Favorite song  K.K. Dirge
    Unlocked items
    Other items:


    In Animal Crossing[edit]

    In New Leaf[edit]

    In New Horizons[edit]

    Exterior of Gruff's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Gruff's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Shape: House shape #1
    Roof:  Beige tile roof
    Siding:  Green brick-trim exterior
    Door:  Green vertical-panes door
    Wall:  Rustic-Stone Wall
    Floor:  Gray Vinyl Flooring
    Music:  K.K. Rockabilly

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Don't burn bridges.

    Gruff's Happy Home Designer icon

    Example of Gruff's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    August 29 Virgo Cranky bleh eh eh
    Default clothing Big-Star Tee HHD Icon.png Big-star tee
    Umbrella Flame Umbrella HHD Icon.png Flame umbrella
    House request
    Thought bubble I want an old-school barbershop.
    Client's vision A classic barbershop.
    Required items Retro Sink
    Salon Chair
    Salon Mirror Stand
    Favorite song  Rockin' K.K.
    Unlocked items
  •  Salon Chair
  •  CD Shelf
  •  Record Player
  •  Retro Sink
  •  Barber's Pole
  •  Salon Mirror Stand
  •  Beauty-Salon Cart
  •  Rockin' K.K.
  •  Gruff's Pic
  •  Wall-Mounted Speaker
  • Interior:
  •  Pastel Tile Wall
  •  Kitschy Wall
  • Clothing:
  •  Big-Star Tee
  •  Barber Tee
  •  Afro Wig
  •  Mohawk Wig
  •  Regent Wig
  •  Flame Umbrella
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Gruff's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Gruff was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on November 21, 2022.[citation needed]

    Don't burn bridges.


    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    August 29 Virgo Cranky bleh eh eh
    Default clothing Big-Star Tee
    Description Most guys don't want to be judged by the quality of their sideburns alone. That logic doesn't apply to Gruff.
    Preferred theme Historical
    Primary reward Cotton
    Version added 5.2.2
    Date unlocked November 21, 2022
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Cookie and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Big-Star Tee
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Level 20 Gruff's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 12] Sparkle stones

    Card profiles[edit]

    Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

    Animal Crossing-e 4-252 (Gruff).jpg

    Card back

    Animal Crossing-e 4-252 (Gruff - Back).jpg

    #252 Gruff - Series 4
    Gender: Male
    Sign: Virgo
    Clothes: Big Star Shirt
    Petphrase: bleh eh eh
    Profile: Gruff is a vegetarian goat and a gifted 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!
    Password: #Bo9Ws3%i@r7JK

    amiibo card[edit]

    066 Gruff amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #066 Gruff - Series 1
    Star sign: Virgo
    Birthday: August 29
    Dice value: 5
    Hand sign: Scissors



    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese ビリー
    Billy, as in billy goat. Also the English name of another goat villager.

    Korean 빌리

    Simplified Chinese 比利
    Bǐ lì
    Same as Japanese name

    Traditional Chinese 比利

    Russian Графф
    From English name

    Dutch Gruff Same as English name

    German Gregor Known as Siggi prior to Animal Crossing: New Leaf

    European Spanish Sátiro Literally means "Satyr," the Greek mythology's man with goat features

    European French Grognon Grumpy

    Italian Capriolé From capra, "goat," and olé, a shout of approval or encouragement. Could be a play on capriola, "somersault."

    See also[edit]


    1. Prior to New Horizons, called "big star shirt" in Animal Crossing, includes Pocket Camp appearance after New Horizons
    2. New Horizons
    3. Prior to New Horizons
    4. New Horizons
    5. Birī
    6. Bǐ lì
    7. Bǐ lì
    8. Billi
    9. Graff
    10. Gruff's headwear during the Countdown can either be the New Year's silk hat or the New Year's hat, each rotating every year. The hat's variation will vary depending on what variations Tom Nook is selling at his stand.
    11. If it is Gruff's birthday, he will also wear the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    12. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, and 65