- This article is about the furniture item from the Animal Crossing series. For the item that is outside, please see Gyroid (outdoor).
Though mostly furniture items, gyroids also exist as NPCs. In GCN games, a Gyroid is built on the outside of the player's house; in Animal Crossing: City Folk, a gyroid named Lloid is an auctioneer; and in Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Lloid collects donations for Public Works Projects and loans tools to players on Tortimer Island. All gyroids, furniture or otherwise, end with "oid".
Furniture gyroids are buried like Fossils and randomly generated each day at 6am, though they are only found after rainy or snowy days. There are many gyroids (127 in Animal Crossing: Wild World), and each is unique in sound and shape. All are part of a family of similar-sounding gyroids. If one of K.K. Slider's songs is playing on a stereo, all active gyroids will adjust tempo to match. The word "gyroid" comes from the word "gyrate" or "gyre", a term relating to spinning.
There is a limit to how many gyroids can be on at a time in a single room. Turning on an additional gyroid will cause one of the other gyroids to stop automatically. This limit is 14 gyroids in Animal Crossing, 8 gyroids in Animal Crossing: City Folk, and 4 gyroids in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, gyroid storage has been eliminated, but Brewster will eventually allow the player to work for him. He will pay the player in coffee and various items from the Café Series, including special Brewster-themed gyroids, called Brewstoids).
In Animal Crossing (Series)
The name "Alloid" is derived from the word "alloy" which is a substance formed from multiple metals. These gyroids make a steel drum-like sound
The name "Bovoid" is derived from the word "bovine" due to the gyroid's cow-like mooing.
These gyroids wear bow ties. They make a fast, repetitive sound and dance. They also seem to sound similar to the noise of a low saxophone.
Brewstoids are obtained from The Roost in Animal Crossing: New Leaf for correct orders when working. They make the following sounds: coffee pouring (Tall Brewstoid), placing a coffee cup on a saucer (Brewstoid), and two variations of Brewster chirping (Mini and Mega Brewstoids).
- Tall Brewstoid (160 correct orders)
- Brewstoid (192 correct orders)
- Mini Brewstoid (224 correct orders)
- Mega Brewstoid (255 correct orders)
These gyroids make a buzzing noise.
These gyroids sound like pots and pans banging. They appear to look like garbage cans.
These gyroids croak like a frog.
These gyroids say the word "dekkai", which is Japanese for "huge". Their movement is a gesture one would make while describing something large. Each Dekkoid says "dekkai" in a different note, with the Mega Dekkoid having the lowest note and the Mini Dekkoid having the highest one.
These gyroids, as their name suggests, make bell sounds. The Wee Dingloid is the only "Wee" gyroid and is very similar to the Mini Dingloid.
These gyroids are silver and make beeping noises. There are only two sizes. They both have air vents on the back of them.
These gyroids make a drilling sound.
This gyroid makes a "plop, plop, plop" sound, like raindrops. There is only one size.
These gyroids make an echoing noise.
These gyroids sound like something being zapped by lightning.
These gyroids sound like crying babies.
These gyroids make a sound like a man gargling water.
These gyroids make a short hitting noise and do not sound like gongs, as the name may have suggested.
These gyroids make a sound like a steam calliope (steam organ).
These gyroids make a screaming noise.
These gyroids are based off of the word "lament", and make rattling and clanking sounds when they spin. They do not have the same facial features as most gyroids do.
These gyroids make a soothing sound.
These gyroids make a rattling sound.
These gyroids sound like a vibrating beep. The name "Nebuloid" is based off the word "nebula", meaning a cloud of interstellar dust and gas.
These gyroids sound like an oboe. They look like pickles with hair bows.
These gyroids make an "oom" sound.
These gyroids sound like hitting a hollow tree trunk.
These gyroids sound like tiny wooden bells.
These gyroids make an ominous rattling like a ghost.
These gyroids sound like a person blowing or puffing on a jug.
These gyroids make futuristic-sounding noises.
These gyroids make a clanking noise, like rusted metal.
These gyroids are in rhythm with the music in all games except Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
Sproid FamilyThese gyroids make a noise similar to that of a spring.
These gyroids, their names deriving from the satellite Sputnik, make the stereotypical noise of a spacecraft drifting through space. These gyroids have metallic bodies, circular eyes, and large, colorful panels.
Squelchoid FamilyThese gyroids make a squeaking sound like wet sneakers or boots. They also have a sleepy or tired look on their faces.
These gyroids make sounds similar to a guitar. The name comes from the Strum, a basic guitar technique.
These gyroids sound like timpani drums.
These gyroids make a noise similar to flatulence. They also have pig noses.
These gyroids make a sound like a woman gargling water.
- They resemble cappies from Kirby, another Nintendo series.
- Gyroids are inspired by Japanese clay figures called haniwa which were made for ritual use and buried with the deceased between the 3rd and 6th century AD.