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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 比利
French Grognon Italian Capriolé Spanish Sátiro
German Gregor Dutch Gruff Russian Графф
Gruff, an Animal Crossing villager.
Species Personality Gender
Goat Cranky Male
Birthday August 29th Virgo
Phrase bleh eh eh
Clothes Big-Star Tee[nb 1]
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

In New Horizons[edit]

GruffPicACNH.png Don't burn bridges.
Style Cool
Color Purple / Black


In Animal Crossing[edit]

Nia blue upload.png
House of Gruff PG.png
Style: No style
SpringLeaf.png Country guitar SpringLeaf.png Folk guitar
SpringLeaf.png Rock guitar Jukebox HHD Icon.png Jukebox
SpringLeaf.png Ivory Piano
Bass HHD Icon.png Bass Modern Sofa HHD Icon.png Modern Sofa
SpringLeaf.png Fire Extinguisher


Wallpaper: Stone Wall HHD Icon.png Stone Wall
Flooring: Modern Tile HHD Icon.png Modern Tile
Music: Only Me

In New Leaf[edit]

Nia blue upload.png
House of Gruff NL.jpg
Style: No style
Sleek Bed HHD Icon.png Sleek Bed Sleek Sofa HHD Icon.png Sleek Sofa
Dartboard HHD Icon.png Dartboard Billiard Table HHD Icon.png Billiard Table
SpringLeaf.png Drumset Rock Guitar HHD Icon.png Rock Guitar
Small Spotlight HHD Icon.png Small Spotlight LED Display HHD Icon.png LED Display
Jukebox HHD Icon.png Jukebox


Wallpaper: Stone Wall HHD Icon.png Stone Wall
Flooring: Modern Tile HHD Icon.png Modern Tile
Music: K.K. Rockabilly

In New Horizons[edit]

House of Gruff NH Model.png
House of Gruff NH.png
Style: No style
Wallpaper: Rustic-Stone Wall NH Icon.png Rustic-Stone Wall
Flooring: Gray Vinyl Flooring NH Icon.png Gray Vinyl Flooring
Music: K.K. Rockabilly

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.

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


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ビリー

Korean 빌리

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".


  1. Called Big Star Shirt in Animal Crossing