Gyroids are BACK, baby — and for people who've played Animal Crossing games before, we've already experienced all the emotions that gyroids make us feel. First, confusion: What do they do? Then, horror: Why are they buried? Then, curiosity: Let's put one in my house, followed swiftly by amusement (or horror again) when they start making noises.
But for anyone who's new to Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you might have a few questions about how to get these weird little guys into your life!
It's a little more complicated than it used to be, so even if you're a die-hard AC fan, you might still find new information in here, too. And naturally, we've got a full gyroid list as well...
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Gyroid Guide - Complete Gyroid List
What do gyroids do?
Gyroids are singing, dancing statues. Their noise and appearance depend on what type of gyroid you have, and they've even been revamped for New Horizons — they were pretty creepy and similar-looking in New Leaf, but now they're quite cute.
All their names are a rough description of the noise they make, like "boioing" and "twang", with "oid" at the end.
They will also sync up with any music you have playing nearby, so you can have a whole gyroid choir in your house or outside, dancing and singing along in tune with K.K. Slider's greatest hits!
Here's an example with a "Squeakoid":
Where do you find gyroids?
There are two ways to get gyroids.
Gyroids can sometimes be found on your island buried in the ground, like fossils — they'll appear as little star-shaped holes ready for you to dig up. However, they only appear on your island if it rained the day before.
If the weather was dry yesterday, you'll have to go on Kapp'n's boat tours, which take you to all-new islands with all-new stuff to find, and that includes gyroids!
This time, though, you won't get a whole gyroid. You'll dig up a gyroid fragment, but fear not — that's all you need to get yourself a new singing buddy for your home. We'll get to that in a bit!
You can only go on one boat tour a day, so make sure to dig up all the spots on the island!
Following the release of update version 2.0.4, there's also a chance that gyroid fragments may wash up on your island shoreline, too.
What do I do with gyroid fragments?
This bit's easy: just dig a hole on your island, bury the fragment, and water it. It'll start steaming if you've done it right — try not to think too much about what that means. You'll have a fully-grown gyroid the next day!
You can put gyroids down on the ground, on tables, and basically anywhere you could put a lamp,, for example. You can even decorate with gyroid fragments, if you like their "freshly excavated" look.
You can sell them too, but they're not worth much.
Are there Nook Miles rewards for gyroids?
You bet! There's a 300 Mile reward for finding your first one (you'll also get the titles "Rain-Soaked" and "Gyroid"), and then you'll be aiming for the three levels of "Gyroid Getter".
The first level is 5 gyroids ("Distinctive" and "Curator" titles), the second is 15 gyroids ("Whimsical" and "Statue"), and the third is 20 gyroids ("Novel" and "Symbol").
Animal Crossing: New Horizons Gyroid List
There are 36 Gyroids to find in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Most Gyroids have multiple customisable colour options which you can find by customising them at a DIY workbench. Remember, the Gyroids in the pictures below may be a different colour to yours.
Here is a complete list of every Gyroid in in the game, plus an image where available.
|Gyroid name||Gyroid picture|
We're very excited to find out which gyroids are the cutest/weirdest/loudest, and hopefully you can find plenty of your own with this guide! Let us know in the comments if you've found a favourite yet.
This article is part of our Animal Crossing: New Horizons walkthrough, which includes a Complete Fish List, Complete Bug List and Complete Sea Creatures List. If you're looking for specific fish or bugs, we can tell you how to catch the elusive Coelacanth, Mahi-Mahi, Giant Trevally, Stringfish, Golden Trout and all the Sharks and Beetles, along with a full list of critters leaving at the end of the month (unless you visit Kapp'n's Boat Tour islands, of course!).
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