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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.

GoatSpeciesIconSilhouette.png Gruff goa04
Gruff NH.png
Species Personality Gender
Goat Emotion Aggravation NH Icon cropped.png Cranky Male
Birthday August 29th Virgo
Quote "Don't burn bridges."
Catchphrase "bleh eh eh"
Clothing Big-Star Tee[nb 1]
Old-School Jacket (Purple)[nb 2]
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages

Japanese ビリー
Korean 빌리
Italian Capriolé
German Gregor

Simplified Chinese 比利
French Grognon
Spanish Sátiro
Dutch Gruff

Traditional Chinese 比利
Quebec French Grognon
Latin American Spanish Sátiro
Russian Графф

Phrase in other languages

Japanese イェーイ
Korean 예이예
Italian bleh eh
German mähmääh

Simplified Chinese 
French hé bêêê
Spanish zampoña
Dutch mekker

Traditional Chinese 
Quebec French hé bêêê
Latin American Spanish meeeh
Russian ме-хе-хе

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.

In New Horizons, Gruff has the music hobby and will be more frequently seen singing or dancing. If a stereo is set outside with a song playing, he will sing to the melody; if other instruments are set up, such as drums or guitars, he may play along.


Gruff in 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 Gender Personality
Goat Male Cranky
Star sign Virgo Virgo
Catchphrase bleh eh eh
Default Clothing Big Star Shirt
Default Umbrella Flame Umbrella
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite Clothing Style (e+) Fancy
Smallxmark.png Least Favorite Clothing Style (e+) Fresh

In New Leaf[edit]

Gruff's picture in Animal Crossing: New Leaf Don't burn bridges.
Siblings Eldest of nine
Skill Staying up late
Goal Musician
Fear Skeleton Hood
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Historical
Smallxmark.png Cute
Color Purple
Type Blend
Milk A little bit
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)
Favorite Styles Cool and Gorgeous
Favorite Colors
Hobby Music
Carried Bag Paper
Book Music
Food Lollipop
Drink Soda can
Popsicle Blue soda


In Animal Crossing[edit]

PG Exterior 5 Purple.png
House of Gruff PG.png
Folk Guitar PG Model.png Folk Guitar Country Guitar PG Model.png Country Guitar
Rock Guitar PG Model.png Rock Guitar Jukebox PG Model.png Jukebox
Kitschy Clock PG Model.png Kitschy Clock Ivory Piano PG Model.png Ivory Piano
Bass PG Model.png Bass Modern Sofa PG Model.png Modern Sofa
Extinguisher PG Model.png Extinguisher Pothos PG Model.png Pothos
Wallpaper: Stone Wall PG.png Stone Wall
Floor: Modern Tile PG.png Modern Tile
Music: Only Me

In New Leaf[edit]

House of Gruff NL Exterior.png
House of Gruff NL.jpg
Sleek Bed HHD Icon.png Sleek Bed Drum Set HHD Icon.png Drum Set
Sleek Sofa HHD Icon.png Sleek Sofa Billiard Table HHD Icon.png Billiard Table
Kitschy Clock HHD Icon.png Kitschy Clock Jukebox HHD Icon.png Jukebox
Dartboard HHD Icon.png Dartboard Neon Sign HHD Icon.png Neon Sign
Rock Guitar HHD Icon.png Rock Guitar Small Spotlight HHD Icon.png Small Spotlight
LED Display HHD Icon.png LED Display
Wallpaper: Stone Wall HHD Icon.png Stone Wall
Floor: Modern Tile HHD Icon.png Modern Tile
Music: K.K. Rockabilly

In New Horizons[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer client information
Thought Bubble:
Client's Vision: A classic barbershop.
Required Items: Salon Chair
Salon Mirror Stand
Retro Sink
Favorite Song:
Favorite Saying: Don't burn bridges.
Gruff's Happy Home Designer icon
Happy Home Designer client information
Thought Bubble:
Client's Vision: A classic barbershop.
Required Items: Salon Chair
Salon Mirror Stand
Retro Sink
Favorite Song:
Favorite Saying: Don't burn bridges.
Gruff's Happy Home Designer icon

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card
#252 Gruff - Series 4
Gender: Male
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-Reader cards
#252 Gruff
253 Huggy

amiibo card[edit]

amiibo card
#066 Gruff - Series 1
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."

See also[edit]


  1. Prior to New Horizons, called Big Star Shirt in Animal Crossing
  2. New Horizons