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Gyroids – Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide

What are these gyroid fragments, and how do you get them?

Gyroids – Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

Animal Crossing: New Horizons’ big 2.0 update added gyroids and gyroid fragments, the wiggling, noise-making haniwa furniture. There are 36 gyroid collectables to find, each with a unique look and sound. Our Animal Crossing: New Horizons gyroid guide will teach you how to find gyroids and list all of the gyroids in the game.


What are gyroids?

Gyroids are special little decorations that make funky, unique sounds, and they’ll toot and tingle to music you play. (Gyroids only dance and sing when they’re placed around music, but they’ll wiggle around indoors or outdoors.)

Gyroids are based off of haniwa, ancient Japanese sculptures that were buried with the dead, which makes your ability to dig them up in your Animal Crossing world a little morbid. But who can resist a funny little guy who makes silly little sounds?

Lloid, the NPC that does the construction on your island, is a gyroid, and we’re not really sure why he’s sentient or if this means that all gyroids are sentient.


How to get gyroids and gyroid fragments

To find gyroids, you’ll have to take a boat trip with Kapp’n. Head to your island’s pier, and you’ll be able to sail in exchange for 1,000 Nook Miles.

On the island he takes you to, you’ll be able to find the usual crafting materials and fruits — you might even get transported to out-of-season islands. More importantly, the islands will have the X-shaped holes in the ground you’ve seen to mark all Animal Crossing: New Horizons fossils. On these islands, though, you’ll find a gyroid fragment.

An Animal Crossing villager prepares to bury a Gyroid Fragment
Bury a gyroid fragment and water it to get a full gyroid
Image: Nintendo EPD/Nintendo via Polygon

Take this gyroid fragment back home, bury it, and water it — you’ll see a little puff of steam when you do this. The next day, you’ll be able to dig up your gyroid.


Animal Crossing: New Horizons complete gyroid list

Below is a list of every known gyroid in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. We’ll update the list as we find out more information.

  • Aluminoid
  • Arfoid
  • Babbloid
  • Bendoid
  • Bloopoid
  • Boioingoid
  • Boomoid
  • Brewstoid
  • Bubbloid
  • Bwongoid
  • Clatteroid
  • Crumploid
  • Dootoid
  • Drummoid
  • Flutteroid
  • Jingloid
  • Laseroid
  • Oinkoid
  • Petaloid
  • Rattloid
  • Ringoid
  • Rumbloid
  • Scatteroid
  • Spikenoid
  • Sproingoid
  • Squeakoid
  • Squeezoid
  • Stelloid
  • Thwopoid
  • Tockoid
  • Tremoloid
  • Twangoid
  • Wallopoid
  • Whirroid
  • Whistloid
  • Xylophoid

Correction (Nov. 11): We’ve updated information about gyroids dancing outdoors.