Wednesday, December 8th, 2021

Animal Crossing Gyroid-How to Find Gyroid Fragments and Grow Gyroids on New Horizons

The gyroid is back, baby—and for those who have played Animal Crossing games before, we have already experienced all the emotions that the gyroid makes us feel. First, confusion: what do they do? Next, horror: why are they buried? Then curiosity: put one in my house and continue entertainment (or horror again) as soon as they start making noise.

But Animal Crossing: For those unfamiliar with New Horizons, there may be some questions about how to get these weird little guys into your life!

It’s a bit more complicated than it used to be, so even enthusiastic AC fans may be able to find new information here …

Where is the gyroid?

Animal Crossing New Horizons Gyroid

The gyroid is buried in the ground like a fossil and looks like a small star-shaped hole ready to be dug out. However, they do not appear on your home island. You need to take a boat tour of Kapp’n. On this tour, you can discover something brand new and go to a brand new island, including the gyroid.

However, the entire gyroid is not available this time. Dig up a piece of gyroid, but don’t be afraid. That’s all you need to get a new song companion at home. We’ll talk about this later.

Boat tours can only be done once a day, so dig up all the spots on the island!

What does a gyroid do?

Animal Crossing New Horizons Gyroid

The gyroid is singing and dancing the statue. Their noise and appearance depend on the type of gyroid you are using and have been improved for New Horizons. It looked pretty creepy and similar on New Leaf, but now it’s pretty cute.

All of those names are a rough description of the noise they make, with an “oid” at the end, such as “boioing” or “twang”.

It also syncs with music playing nearby, so you can have your entire gyroid choir inside or outside your house and dance and sing to KK Slider’s biggest hits!

The following is an example of “Squeakoid”.

What should I do with gyroid debris?

Animal Crossing New Horizons Gyroid

This bit is easy. All you have to do is dig a hole in the island, bury the fragments and water them. If you do it right, it starts steaming — don’t think too much about what it means. The next day, you will have a fully grown gyroid!

Gyroids can be placed on the ground, on a table, or anywhere you can basically place a lamp. If you like the “freshly excavated” look, you can also decorate it with gyroid shards.

You can sell them too, but they aren’t worth much.

Do Gyroids have Nuuk Mile benefits?

Animal Crossing New Horizons Gyroid

You bet! If you find the first one, you will be rewarded with 300 miles (you can also get the titles “Rain-Soaked” and “Gyroid”) and aim for the three levels of “Gyroid Getter”. The first level is 5 Gyroids and no more are available yet …


I am very excited to find out which gyroid is the cutest / strangest / most noisy. Hope you can find a lot of your own gyroids in this guide! If you still find your favorite, let us know in the comments.