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This article is about the cranky goat villager. For the jock goat villager whose English name is the same as this character's Japanese name, see Billy.
Japanese ビリー Korean 빌리 Chinese Unknown
French Grognon Italian Capriolé Spanish Sátiro
German Gregor Dutch Gruff Russian Графф
Gruff NLa.png
Species Personality Gender
Goat Cranky Male
Birthday August 29th Virgo
Phrase bleh eh eh
Clothes Big-Star Tee*
Saying Don't burn bridges.
Main Games
Other Games

Gruff is a cranky, goat villager in the Animal Crossing series. His name comes from the Norwegian fairytale, The Three Billy Goats Gruff, while his Japanese name is simply from "billy goat," which is shared with Billy, another goat villager. His picture quote, "Don't burn bridges," means to not leave your past behind; to "burn your bridges" means to set up your past in a way that you can never return to it.



Gruff DnM.png

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 him/her, 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.


In New Leaf[edit]

GruffPicACNL.png Don't burn bridges.
Siblings Eldest of nine
Skill Staying up late
Goal Musician
Fear Skeleton
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Historical
Smallxmark.png Cute
Color Purple
Type Blend
Milk A little
Sugar One spoonful
Ideal Gifts for Gruff – Purple Historical Items
Name Price Available From
Painter's Shirt 420 Ables (Fall)
Painter's Tee 360 Ables (Fall)
Sharp Outfit 280 Ables (Winter)
Witch's Robe 7,200 GracieGrace (Fall)
More Purple Items More Historical Items


In Animal Crossing, Gruff owns four different kinds of guitars, an Ivory Piano, and a Bass, which gives his house a rather musical appearance. He also has a Modern Sofa and Fire Extinguisher. The music playing on his Jukebox is "Only Me."

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, his house once again takes on a musical appearance, but the main aspect of his house is the look of a bar this time. A Stone Wall combined with a Modern Tile already gives the player a feeling of a relaxed cellar bar. There are a Sleek Bed and a Sleek Sofa to lay or sit down, a Dartboard and a Billiard Table for entertainment, a drumset and a Rock Guitar for the music and plenty of flashy lights as well: He owns a neonsign along with a Small Spotlight and a LED Display on the walls. He plays "K.K. Rockabilly" on his Jukebox.

Other Appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer House Info
Type: Goat
Client's Vision: A classic barbershop
Required Items: Salon chair
Salon mirror stand
Retro sink
Favorite Song: -
Favorite Saying: Don't burn bridges.
Gruff HHD Request.jpg

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

Animal Crossing-e card
#252 Gruff - Series 4
Gender: Male
Species: Goat
Clothes: big star shirt
Sign: Virgo
Phrase: bleh eh eh
Password: #Bo9Ws3%i@r7JK
Animal Crossing-e 4-252 (Gruff).jpg
251 Bitty Animal Crossing-e cards
#252 Gruff
253 Huggy

Happy Home Designer amiibo Card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#066 Gruff - Series 1
Type: Goat
Star sign: Virgo
Birthday: August 27
Dice value: 5
Hand sign: Scissors
066 Gruff amiibo card NA.png
065 Midge List of amiibo cards
#066 Gruff
067 Flurry



Sprites & Models[edit]



Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビリー
Spanish Sátiro Literally means "Satyr", the greek mythology's man with goat features
French Grognon Grumpy
Dutch Gruff Same as English name
German Gregor -
Italian Capriolé -
Korean 빌리 Billy
Russian Графф
From English name