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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]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Names in other languages
 ビリー[nb 3]
 빌리[nb 6]
 比利[nb 4]
 比利[nb 5]
 Графф[nb 7]
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."

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
Star sign (DnMe+) Virgo Virgo
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style (DnMe+) Fancy
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style (DnMe+) Fresh
Live song gift (DnMe+) 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)
Default umbrella Bat Umbrella NH Icon.png Bat Umbrella
Default phone  Default Phone Case (Black) NH Model.png  Black
Final phone  Phone Case (Polka-Dot Print - Fabric 11) NH Model.png  Polka-Dot Print - Fabric 11
Favorite styles Cool and Gorgeous
Favorite colors
Hobby Music
Carried 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]

Exterior of Gruff's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Interior of Gruff's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf
 Sleek Bed  Drum Set
 Sleek Sofa  Billiard Table
 Kitschy Clock  Jukebox
 Dartboard  Neon Sign
 Rock Guitar  Small Spotlight
 LED Display
Wall:  Stone Wall
Floor:  Modern Tile
Music:  K.K. Rockabilly

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]

Happy Home Designer client information
Example of Gruff's Happy Home Designer house
Official example
Gruff's Happy Home Designer icon
Don't burn bridges.
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

    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
    Traditional Chinese
    比利 / 比利
    Bǐ lì
    Same as Japanese name

    Russian Графф
    From English name

    Dutch Gruff Same as English name

    German Gregor -

    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
    2. New Horizons
    3. Birī
    4. Bǐ lì
    5. Bǐ lì
    6. Billi
    7. Graff