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This article is about the furniture items. For the species of characters, see Gyroid (species). For the character formerly known as Gyroid, see Lloid.
Various gyroids placed in a room in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

Gyroids are furniture items in the Animal Crossing series. Each gyroid moves and make noises in a rhythm, and if music is playing nearby, they will sync their movement to it. In all games, gyroids appear in dig spots the day after it rains or snows. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, they are also formed when a gyroid fragment is buried and watered.

In all games prior to New Horizons, the original 127 gyroids from Doubutsu no Mori are retained. Each gyroid is part of a family, which contains two to four sizes of gyroids that share the same design. In New Horizons, the original gyroid families are replaced by 36 all-new individual gyroids.

All gyroids sell for 828 Bells in all games, a reference to the Japanese pronunciation of "828" (happyaku ni juu hachi), which contains the syllables for haniwa, the Japanese name of gyroids and the real-world historical Japanese terracotta figures which gyroids are based on.


In the first-generation games[edit]

See also: List of gyroids in the first-generation Animal Crossing games

A total of 127 gyroids appear in every first-generation Animal Crossing game. Three gyroids appear buried in town on the day after it rained or snowed and cannot spawn in the acres that contain the player houses, the wishing well, the train station, the lake, or the dump. All three appear regardless of whether or not there are already gyroids buried in town. A total of fourteen gyroids can be turned on in a single room at once.

Beginning in Doubutsu no Mori+, gyroids can also be obtained from Wisp. In Doubutsu no Mori only, Redd sells gyroids for 1,000 Bells during Fireworks Festivals.

In Wild World[edit]

See also: List of gyroids in Wild World

All gyroids from Animal Crossing return in Animal Crossing: Wild World. A total of four gyroids can be turned on in a single room at once.

In City Folk[edit]

See also: List of gyroids in City Folk
Gyroids stored at The Roost in Animal Crossing: City Folk

All gyroids from previous games return in Animal Crossing: City Folk. A total of eight gyroids can be turned on in a single room at once.

After the player drinks seven cups of coffee at The Roost, Brewster allows them to store their gyroids with him.

In New Leaf[edit]

See also: List of gyroids in New Leaf

All gyroids from previous games return in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, in addition to four new ones—the brewstoids—received from Brewster after working part-time at The Roost. A total of four gyroids can be turned on in a single room at once.

Four gyroids appear on the stage at Club LOL, and they can be swapped out for ones of the player's choice.

In New Horizons[edit]

See also: List of gyroids in New Horizons
The player digging up a squeezoid in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Gyroids were added to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in the 2.0 Free Update. They can be obtained by burying a gyroid fragment, watering it, and digging it up after a day. The player will likely receive their first gyroid fragment when they meet Brewster on a boat tour island while unlocking The Roost. However, fragments can be found buried on Kapp'n's Mystery Islands even before meeting Brewster, and have a 30% chance per day to wash up on the shore of the main island. Growing at least one gyroid on the main island unlocks the ability for 2 gyroids to spawn in dig spots on the main island on days following rainfall. Additionally, fully formed gyroids can be found on boat tour gyroid islands that have precipitation (internally known as RareHaniwa islands).

All gyroids in New Horizons can be placed on tables and hung on walls. Unlike in previous games, there is no limit to how many gyroids can be turned on at once.

All gyroids can also be customized at a DIY workbench for one customization kit or by Cyrus at Harv's Island for  1,000 Bells, and have at least four variations. The exception to this is the brewstoid, which has only one variation. The dootoid, petaloid, rumbloid, and spikenoid have the most variations with 7 each, and there are 189 total variations.

In Pocket Camp[edit]

See also: List of gyroids in Pocket Camp





Sprites and models[edit]


Real-world information[edit]

Two haniwa in dancing form—this is what the design of gyroids is based on.

Haniwa are historical Japanese terracotta figures that were made during the Kofun period (c. 300 to 538 CE). They were buried with the dead as funerary objects.

More information on this topic is available at Wikipedia.