This article is about the gyroid who sits near your house in the original port. For the furniture item, see Gyroid (furniture).

A Gyroid as seen in Animal Crossing.

Request processed. Please enter the house.
― Gyroid, Animal Crossing

A Gyroid is a special item that sits outside the player's house in Animal Crossing.


In Animal Crossing

When the player wants to quit, they save their game progress by talking to the gyroid. If they don't save, Mr. Resetti will punish them with a long lecture the next time they play the game. He talks about how they should not "reset" the game (turn off the console without saving). When the player buys a house from Tom Nook, he throws in the gyroid free, and will explain what it does to the player.

In Wild World and City Folk


Lloid, from the Auction House.

In Wild World and in City Folk, Nook will not give the player a gyroid outside their house, instead the highest floor of the player house is a bedroom where the player can jump into their bed and save progress.

Also, in City Folk, if the player goes to the City, there will be an Auction House in which Lloid is the owner of the building.

In New Leaf

In New Leaf, Lloid can be found anywhere in your Town when it comes to placed Public Works Projects that need to be funded. He can also be found providing the tools to use on the Tortimer Island, Island Tours, or Dream World.

Other Features

Gyroid in CF

Art of a Gyroid from Animal Crossing.


The owner of the gyroid can teach it messages, and when another player talks to that gyroid it will repeat the message.

Timed Messages

In Animal Forest e+, the player can set a message to appear in a certain time of the day.

Selling Items

The player can place items in the gyroid that it can sell to other players if they talk to it. The player can also set the price of the items, or make them display only.


City Folk

New Leaf


  • The gyroid is always doing a sort of dance, and will do it faster and faster as a character gets closer to it. Another gyroid that does this dance is Lloid. If no player lives in the house by the gyroid, the gyroid will be still unless spoken to.
  • Coco is a rabbit villager who strongly resembles a gyroid.
  • In the original Animal Crossing, if you use a warp item to go to a test world, a different colored gyroid can be seen. When you talk to it, it will say nothing.
  • If the player resets their game while in another town in Animal Crossing, they will begin with a gyroid face the next time they play.
  • A gyroid appears as one of the metal playing pieces in the 2010 edition of Nintendo Monopoly. [1]
  • In Japanese versions of Animal Crossing (series), Gyroids are called Haniwa, terracotta clay figures that were buried with the dead in Japan between the 3rd and 6th centuries. [2]
    • Haniwa have appeared in Pikmin 2 and some of the WarioWare games. There is an enemy named Cappy in the Kirby series and a class of enemies called Cacutars from the Final Fantasy series who also resemble these.