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ASCII Art by ZoopSoul
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In-Depth Gyroid Guide
Animal Crossing
Nintendo GameCube
written by: David McCutcheon
e-mail: zoopnova@aol.com
version: 6.5
date: 10/30/03

this document is copyright 2003 David McCutcheon.

~ NOTE ~ Due to new regulations, my documents will ONLY BE HOSTED BY 
GAMEFAQS.COM, NEOSEEKER.COM, FFMILITIA.COM AND IGN.COM! Do NOT post it 
without my permission. I DEFINITELY WILL TAKE LEGAL ACTION, as my lawyer 
is one of the BEST IN THE STATE OF MISSOURI. Thank you.

~ Revision History ~

~ 6.5 ~
This was long overdue by nearly seven months. Enjoy the update, gang.

~ 6.0 ~
A LOT of Gyroids added, and added more to the FAQ Section!

~ 5.0 ~
Updated the FAQ to fit my new format, and corrected mistakes.

~ 4.0 ~
MORE GYROIDS! YAY! Also cleaned up some simple grammar mistakes. I'm 
stoopid.

~ 3.0 ~
Added more Gyroids, and brushed up the guide a little bit. Added more to 
the FAQ section, as well.

~ 2.0 ~ 
Added the DISCLAIMER AT THE TOP. Read it. Also added more Gyroids! I 
need more information for them, however, so please e-mail me if you know 
the information required. Sorry for the rushed update, but the new 
disclaimer had to be added as soon as possible, as my work was stolen.

~ 1.0 ~
Just started on my first in-depth FAQ... I hope to make this a fun, 
easy-to-read guide. Enjoy.



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                            ~!~NOTE~!~
If you need to find a certain something in the guide, press and hold 
Control (Ctrl) and press the F key. Type out the word you are looking 
for, and search. If you're too lazy to do this, don't bother e-mailing 
or IMing me. Thank you.

Table of Contents:
I.     Introduction
 Ia.    Contact Me
II.    Legend
III.   Gyroid List (A-Z)
IV.    FAQ
V.     Credits
VI.    Disclaimer




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                            I. INTRODUCTION
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Welcome to the amazing world of Animal Crossing. Once I walked into my 
local video game store back in September and got my hands on this 
wonderful game, two things popped into mind: "Wow, a free memory card!" 
and "I should study an aspect of this game and write about it." Well, 
both were great ideas, but the second was a little tougher to dissect. 
First and foremost, just about everything on this game had been written 
about by time of October, much less now in 2003. However, there was one 
thing that did not have an FAQ, and needed one: The Gyroids. I have 
researched thoroughly on many different boards to find most of the 
information required for making a top-notch in-depth guide.

People often ponder; "What ARE Gyroids?" Not only have I answered that 
(for the most part, anyway), but I have also provided information on the 
classes and genres of each Gyroid. Information regarding how to obtain 
them is also included in this handy little guide. The layout is simple: 
I throw in the Gyroids by class, then genre. Class meaning Howloid, 
Quazoid, etc. Genre meaning Tall, Mega, Mini, etc. Then I will provide 
what colors they are, and their availability. Keep in mind that a lot of 
the Gyroids from the same class look the same in areas. I will mention 
that they remind me of their brother/sister Gyroid above them. There's 
no need to repeat the same information countless times and confuse those 
who read this FAQ. I've made it as simple as possible. I hope you find 
my in-depth FAQ resourceful. If you have any questions, suggestions, 
compliments, or quarrels, please feel free to e-mail me. 



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                            Ia. Contact Me
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If you need me for anything whatsoever (as long as it has to do with the 
guide. Sorry, but I don't feel like hearing about how cute your kitten 
is if I don't really know you, yanno? Actually, kittens are cute..), You 
can contact me via e-mail, or sometimes IM. I check my e-mail several 
times a day; so don't hesitate if you have a question!

E-Mail address: ZoopNOVA@aol.com
AIM: Zoop NOVA

Please only e-mail me if it's something you do NOT see in the guide. Try 
to look for it; If it's not there, feel free to e-mail me.

If you don't know how to e-mail me, just simply bring up a new, 
unwritten mail (this varies with different services. It should say 
"Write Mail" on the button, though) and write out my e-mail address. For 
the subject, type Gyroid FAQ. In the body of the mail, write whatever 
you like, even hate mail! I don't care what you send, but positive 
feedback is always nice. But if you're into the hate mail thing, I can 
dig that, too.



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                            II. LEGEND
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The Legend is a common name given to the layout of something. If all 
else fails in explaining the keys in a walkthrough, or in this case an 
in-depth guide, you put it here. In this case, I will describe the 
guide's layout.

Class:
I will denote the classes of Gyroids by using the very nice "attention 
grabber" technique of mine, which will look like this: ~!~GYROID~!~. 
This will tell you what the name of the Gyroids in this section are.

Availability:
This is what will tell you if the certain class of Gyroid is rare or 
common. They fall into the following categories: Very Common, Common, 
In-Between, Rare, Very Rare. Keep in mind that this is based off of the 
eight towns I have played in since September, and it MAY vary. E-Mails 
regarding me being "off" on my information will be deleted.

Genre:
The Genre of the Gyroid is simple and easy to remember. They usually 
break down into categories like Tall, Slim, Mega, Mini, and the regular 
version of the Gyroid itself.

Color(s):
This will describe the colors of the given Gyroid. If the colors are off 
a slight bit, don't blame me, and do not send me correction e-mails. 
I've tried the game on two different televisions to get the general 
color scheme. More than likely, it's YOUR television that's the problem. 
Any e-mails regarding corrections of the colors will be ignored, unless 
you can give me the proper name of the color.

Traits:
This will tell the character traits that separate the Gyroids apart. Of 
course, color also has a lot to do with character distinguishing, as 
well, but it will not be noted in this area, considering I gave that 
feature it's own section, making the guide easier to read.




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                         III. GYROID LIST (A-Z)
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~!~ALLOIDS~!~
*************

Availability: Rare

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Dark Tan
Traits:
Crosses as eyes. Leans back with arms in opposite directions, then 
springs forward in delight. Okay, so I'm not sure about the "delight" 
part. There's an object on top of the hat.

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Dark Tan
Traits:
Object on the top of the hat for this Alloid, as well. Mouth is squared, 
and the crosses for eyes are still here. Arms are in opposite 
directions.

Genre: Tall
Color(s): Dark Tan
Traits: Much thanks goes out to Vyolynce for this description!
"Basically identical to Mini. Leans to one side and sort of crosses its 
arms in front of itself (same as Mini)."

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~!~BOVOIDS~!~
*************

Availability: In-Between

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Grey
Traits:
Swings arms up and down in opposite directions. The Bovoids also have 
VERY funny shaped noses. They also make cow noises. Moo.

Genre: Tall
Color(s): Grey 
Traits:
Sporting the same exact features of the Mega, which is pretty rare that 
a Mega and Tall share the same features in this game... Only difference 
is the extremely long nose.

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~!~BOWTOIDS~!~
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Availability: In-Between

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Dark Grey
Traits:
Blue bowtie! How cool is that? Not only do these Gyroids make awesome 
decorations, but their sounds welcome upbeat music with ease. Moves from 
side to side quickly.

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Dark Grey
Traits:
Yellow bowtie! Yeaw! Moves a lot slower than the Mini Bowtoid, which 
doesn't blend well with a lot of music. The Mini Bowtoid is highly 
appreciated over the Mega when it comes to music.

Genre: Tall
Color(s): Dark Grey
Traits:
Light Green bowtie, which looks awesome on this color. Very long mouth. 
Even worse for music than the Mega Bowtoid when in comparison to the 
Mini Bowtoid.

Genre: Regular
Color(s): Dark Grey
Traits: Thanks goes out to GameFAQs user ChMooKie
"Has a whitish bowtie, a black finish, and moves it's arms side to side. 
It lets out a rather deep moan every two seconds. It is one of my 
favorites because of it's suave movement and look."

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~!~BUZZOIDS~!~
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Availability: In-Between

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Green
Traits:
Violently shakes back and forth, as if being electrocuted. Sounds harsh, 
I know. The mouth is opened widely, and his arms are down. The colors 
have patterns mixing with a yellow. A really cool looking Gyroid...

Genre: Regular
Color(s): Green
Traits:
...But an even better looking Gyroid exists as the Regular Buzzoid. 
Sporting the same features, but larger. He does do one thing 
differently, however, and that's moving his arms violently in a 
"Victory" motion.

Genre: Tall
Color(s): Green
Traits:
Arms are in opposite directions. Leans forwards and shakes very 
violently in a truly disturbing manner. This would've been a great 
Gyroid, however, it leans forward a bit too much, so you can't see it 
very well. What a shame.

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Oliver Green
Traits: Thanks to Crystal for this information! Also, to Rocketlex!
"Sandy yellow spots and dark drown trim. (Almost looks like 
a honeycomb pattern.) Has a tall gapping mouth with green eyes placed 
very high"
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"It's has round eyes and a rather small round 
mouth (a pretty average face, as gyroids go.)  It 
leans back and makes a very cool "Werrrp" noise (goes 
great with music).  It's one of my favorite gyroids, 
because the noise it makes is so cool to listen to."

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~!~CLANKOIDS~!~
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Availability: Very Rare

Genre: Tall
Color(s): Old, Tacky 1979 Muscle Car Green
Traits:
Don't let the color fool you, as it works well with this Gyroid. This is 
one of the few Gyroids that has a personality simply by its looks. Wide 
eyes accompany petrified-shaped mouth. The arms have the "Teapot" 
position.

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Old, Tacky 1979 Muscle Car Green
Traits:
Thanks to anna for this info!
"Has anopen square mouth and little lines for eyes, with green and white 
stripes on the hat and bottom"

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Old, Tacky 1979 Muscle Car Green
Traits:
Thanks to anna, yet again, for this information!
"The Mega has the same colors, stripes, and mouth, with smallish, round, 
surprised-looking eyes. his arms are bent upward, he moves them so that 
he's hitting his head. it makes him look stressed. the mini's arms do 
the same thing, only bent downward, like putting its hands on its hips. 
they both make noises like hitting garbage cans, but it goes really 
nicely with K.K. Ska!"

Genre: Regular
Color(s): Old, Tacky 1979 Muscle Car Green
Traits: Slightly taller and thinner than Mini Clankoid, has more of a 
"happy" type expression, unlike his brothers. [Thanks to Mike Corral for 
this info]



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~!~CROAKOIDS~!~
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Availability: Rare

Genre: Regular
Color(s): Green
Traits:
Blushy cheeked, indeed. The Croakoid has a mossy-like hat, which odds to 
its mystery of why it's frowning. It "Hulk's Up" (ala Hulk Hogan) and 
hunches over. A very odd Gyroid.

Genre: Tall
Color(s): Purple
Traits:
More blushy cheeks here, as well. Frowning big time while waving his 
poor arms. Why so sad?

Genre: Mega
Color(s): "Rusted Aqua"
Traits:
Thanks to reader Joseph Gvora for this info!
"looks like a trash can. It bangs it's head with his 2 teapotty arms."

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Orange
Traits: Thanks to reader Spyro06 for this information!
"It looks almost like a Mega Croakoid, except it's orange instead of 
purplish. It also has it's arms up in the air, not on it's hips"


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~!~DEKKOIDS~!~
**************

Availability: Common

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Skin Colored with Red Polka-Dots
Traits:
Odd designs litter the hat of this Gyroid. One of the very few Gyroids 
to talk, as it says its name. "Dekkoid!" 

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Yellow with Red Polka-Dots
Traits:
Same designs and sounds. Nothing special.

Genre: Regular
Color(s): Light Green with Green Polka-Dots
Traits:
Pretty much the same traits yet again, except it leans over farther than 
the others. Sounds really cool with a regular Oombloid in the same room.

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~!~DINGLOIDS~!~
***************

Availability: Very Common

Genre: Squat
Color(s): Brown
Traits:
Bags are under the eyes. Must be stressed with much lack of sleep. 
Perfect for the insomniac Animal Crossing player. Different shades of 
brown with yellow trim. Object on the hat, as well. Stretches back in 
motion.

Genre: Regular
Color(s): Brown
Traits:
Leans forward only to spring backwards at times. Other than this, a lot 
like the Squat Dingloid. 

Genre: Tall
Color(s): Brown
Traits:
Leans forward and falls back, only to catch himself and repeat it. Also, 
his arms look broken. This is a very different Gyroid.

Genre: Wee
Color(s): Brown
Traits: Thanks to Skozzy13 for this information.
"The Wee Dingloid is exactly the same as the other Dingloids, only 
smaller. It makes a high pitch ding when it leans forward.   

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Brown
Traits: Thanks to Skozzy13 for this info
"The Mega Dingloid is almost exactly the same size as the Squat 
Dingloid, maybe a little smaller, but the Mega Dingloid has a wider 
mouth and circular eyes, not ovals. It is the same color as the others 
and has the same designs and a similar "ding" sound, only lower in 
pitch."

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Brown
Traits: Much thanks goes out to Vyolynce for this description!
"Roughly same size as Wee, with a different tone (can't remember if it's 
higher or lower pitch)"

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~!~DINKOIDS~!~
**************

Availability: Rare

Genre: Mini
Color(s): White
Traits:
The Dinkoid is the R2-D2 of Animal Crossing. Yes, it's a little white 
robot version of a Gyroid. It even has a control panel in front, below 
the mouth, and a cooling vent in back! Also included is an antenna atop 
the head. Yellow eyes, squared mouth, and the arms move in opposite 
fashion. 

Genre: Mega
Color(s): White
Traits:
Pretty much identical to the Mini Dinkoid. It has purple eyes, and its 
movement is also very slow.

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~!~DRILLOIDS~!~
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Availability: Very Rare

Genre: Regular
Color(s): Red
Traits:
"Lightning" object on top of hat. Resembles Rustoids in the face. Red 
color fades towards the eyes. Arms move very violently as he strikes 
himself in the head. He probably has issues. =P

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Red
Traits:
Mega thanks to reader wizardman for this update!
"He has VERY tiny eyes, and his mouth is wide open. He moves his arms 
like he's drilling something.
He does have a lightning rod-like antenna of the top of his head. He 
looks like he's annoyed when he's drilling."

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Red
Traits: Thanks to Sephimoth24 for this info.
"He has features almost identical to the regular and mini Drilloids, 
except they are big... like most mega-versions of the Gyroids."

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~!~DROPLOIDS~!~
***************

Availability: Very Rare

Genre: Tall
Color(s): Purple
Traits:
This is the cliche Clown character in Gyroid form. Pink nose and pink 
crosses for eyes. Design lines are a darker shade of purple. Object on 
the hat, as well. 

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~!~ECHOIDS~!~
*************

Availability: Common

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Orange/Red
Traits:
The Echoid series have very nice colors and blends, and the Mini Echoid 
is no exception. Starting at Orange on top and fading to Red towards the 
bottom, the Mini Echoid also springs from side to side.

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Blue/Purple
Traits:
Springs in twisting motion. Once again, the colors blend very well 
together.

Genre: Tall
Color(s): Purple/Dark Purple
Traits:
Swings back and forth. Yet again, the colors mix well together. This 
series is perfect for someone that likes Gyroids that stick out in the 
crowd.

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~!~FIZZOIDS~!~
**************

Availability: Very Rare

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Deep Orange
Traits:
Shakes very violently, then catches itself by jerking back into place. 
Kinda creepy, for a Gyroid. It's almost as creepy as Jacob's Ladder. And 
yes, I'm kidding. Yoshiholic says this... "Hey I was in kitty's house 
and K.K. Swing was going and their were mega and mini FIZZOIDS in a 
line...And it sounds like they gyroids and music go with each other, 
Because every time the music would stop the gyroids would make their 
fizzle sounds!"

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Deep Orange
Traits:
Almost identical to the Mini, only less disturbing and looks like its 
wearing glasses.

***************
~!~FREAKOIDS~!~
***************

Availability: Very Rare

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Purple
Traits:
Makes "Waaaahhhhh"-ing fake baby and throws hands up in the air. Hmm... 
This is an odd one.

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Purple
Traits:
Absolutely identical, besides the whole size thing, which is a given.

***************
~!~GARGLOIDS~!~
***************

Availability: Very Common

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Tan
Traits:
Slightly blushy cheeks. Shakes rapidly, but nothing too bad.

Genre: Regular
Color(s): Tan
Traits:
Slightly blushy cheeks. Shakes rapidly, a tad bit more than the Mini 
Gargloid. Left arm is down, right arm is up. Just basically a larger 
version of the Mini.

Genre: Tall
Color(s): Yellowish-Tan
Traits:
Both arms are up, and shakes violently. Again, blushy cheeks is the 
"must" trait for the Gargloids.

**************
~!~GONGOIDS~!~
**************

Availability: Very Common

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Brown
Traits:
This is the generic Gyroid, as you can find it every five seconds. It 
flaps its arms in opposite directions from time to time. Nothing 
special.

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Brown
Traits:
VERY TINY EYES! Extremely ugly and scary. Leans forward from time to 
time.

Genre: Tall
Color(s): Brown
Traits:
Jerks to the left at times. Has extremely long eyes. Very generic series 
that you'll more than likely get a lot of during the game.

Genre: Regular
Color(s): Brown
Traits: Much thanks goes out to Vyolynce for this description!
"Bends/bows down, then jerkily straightens, making a noise with each 
jerk."

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~!~HARMONOIDS~!~
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Availability: In-Between

Genre: Mega
Color(s): White/Red
Traits:
Wears a red hat with yellow trim. Red trim also graces the bottom of the 
Gyroid. Moves in a circular motion. Arms move in the same motion very 
quickly.

Genre: Tall
Color(s): White/Blue
Traits:
Wears a blue hat with yellow trim. Other than this difference, identical 
to the Mega.

Genre: Regular
Color(s): White and Red (Thanks Vyolynce)
Traits: Thanks to CJZ for this info. 
"Same exact thing as before, only the size and a higher pitch 'wooooop' 
sound. His arms are up all times too"

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Blue and White
Traits:
Identical to the Tall.

***************
~!~ HOWLOIDS~!~
***************

Availability: Rare

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Purple
Traits:
Dark purple at bottom, but turns light towards the top. Throws hands up 
and screams in delight! BWAHAHA!

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Rusted Brown
Traits:
Looks like a dead tree, really. This is my favorite Gyroid of all! Every 
time it screams, I start laughing my rear off, and no, I'm not taking 
drugs when I see this. Maybe it's just me. A must have for any 
collector. As you guessed by my saying so, it screams when it looks up.

Genre: Regular
Color(s): Light Purple
Traits:
Pretty much the same as the others, except it hits its head and screams. 

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~!~LAMENTOIDS~!~
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Availability: In-Between

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Brown
Traits:
The Lamentoid Gyroid series looks very tribal, and they scare my 
girlfriend. Various colors around the face gives it the "Ancient Indian 
Burial Ground" look. Not nice. Moves clockwise faintly.

Genre: Tall
Color(s): Brown
Traits:
Much like I mentioned before, this series of Gyroid are very 
distinctive. Different facials paint for this Gyroid. Pulls forward and 
moves arms in a drumming motion. Looks like a Totem Pole. Disturbing.

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Brown
Traits:
Visible dots can be found on the skin on the Gyroid (assuming Gyroids 
have skin... or is it clay? Nonetheless...), as well as yellow face 
paint. Clearly nothing fancy. Lifts arms in the air.

Genre: Regular
Color(s): Brown
Traits: Thanks to Crystal again for this awesome information!
"Orangy Brown with small dots covering it and fancy brown trim. Has a 
wide yet thin slit for a mouth and a long thin nose. Marked in tribal 
fashion, much like the other Lamentoids, but different patterns. Most 
noticable is the purple on the bottom of it's mouth. Hold both arms up, 
but in a W fasion, if you know what I mean. Leans back and occasionally 
rotates counter-clockwise as it makes it's traditional Lamentoid noise. 
Coco's house features this Lamentoid (with others)."

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~!~LULLABOIDS~!~
****************

Availability: Very Common

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Marble White
Traits: 
Very pretty blue on the trim's design. Circular eyes in the center that 
edge out as crosses on the outer rim of the eyes. Moves arms in opposite 
directions while in "Tipping Over" motion

Genre: Regular
Color(s): Marble White with a touch of Blue
Traits:
The beautiful design is purple. It features the same motions as the Mega 
Lullaboid. Eyes are less circular and have more of a cross feature to 
them.

Genre: Tall
Color(s): Marble White with a touch of Purple
Traits:
The awesome design of the trim is an off-teal color. This Lullaboid 
pulls to the left and throws arms down. 

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Blue-ish White (Thanks CJZ)
Traits: Thanks to Skozzy13 for this information!
"Its traits are swiftly moves right hand down and left hand up. Its 
color is marble blue and the top of it is blue" "The Mini Lullaboid is a 
very light blue with a darker blue head. It has a blue base (like the 
head) and blue tips on his arms. It has diamond shaped eyes and makes a 
soothing, soft, high pitched sound"

***************
~!~METATOIDS~!~
***************

Availability: In-Between

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Rusted Grey
Traits:
These Gyroids make beautiful noises. Shakes from side to side slightly.

Genre: Regular
Color(s): Grey
Traits:
This was my first Gyroid! The sounds are even more wonderful than the 
Mini Metatoid's. Also shakes slightly from side to side.

***************
~!~NEBULOIDS~!~
***************

Availability: Common

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Purple
Traits:
Has an antenna on hat. Dots of lights surround the bottom trim. The 
sounds are pleasant that come from this series of Gyroid. Leans down 
quickly.

Genre: Regular
Color(s): Blue
Traits:
One of my favorite Gyroids. Dots of lights surround the bottom trim, and 
he sports the antennae, too. Sways from side to side. A must have for 
any collector. 

Genre: Tall
Color(s): Sick-Green
Traits:
Throws arms down, then brings them back up slowly. Dots of lights 
surround the bottom trim. Yup, antennae here, as well. 

Genre: Squat
Color(s): Green
Traits:
Dots of lights surround the bottom trim. Yes, another antennae. Red 
trim, as well.

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Blue
Traits: Thanks to manicjaguar for this info!
"He has an antennae, and those dots of light. He is my favorite Gyroid, 
he makes a soothing sound."

Genre: Slim
Color(s): Purple
Traits: Much thanks goes out to Vyolynce for this description!
"Purple with green/blue cap. Thrusts down arms, then sways in a circular 
motion while lifting them back up."

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~!~OBOIDS~!~
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Availability: Rare... and scary.

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Charcoal
Traits:
Has a red bow on her head... These Gyroids are extremely scary. Save me. 
=\ Wide opened mouth and hollowed eyes. Skin colored trim for lipstick. 
Arms are down. This is the scariest Gyroid in the game, hands down.

Genre: Regular
Color(s): Charcoal
Traits:
Not as scary as the Mega Oboid, but still not a pretty sight. Pretty 
much the same except she wears a blue bow, and her arms are up, not 
down.

Genre: Tall
Color(s): Charcoal
Traits:
Thanks to reader Toadsuck for this info:
"Has a purple flower in its head with one are up and the other down.  
Mouth open wide."

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~!~OOMBLOIDS~!~
***************

Availability: Common

Genre: Regular
Color(s): Yellow
Traits:
Common spiral hat. Arms are in opposite directions, as it moves both of 
them in and leans back. A generic Gyroid, but cool. Sounds great with a 
Regular Dekkoid.

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Yellow
Traits:
Same features as the previous. Opposite directional arms that it moves 
to it's mid-section twice in succession.

Genre: Tall
Color(s): Yellow
Traits:
Same visual features, however, the arm movement is awesome. It moves its 
arms inward twice, then switches sides and repeats, all while rocking 
back and forth. 

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Yellow
Traits:
Pretty much the same patterns as the others. Nothing new here!

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~!~PERCOLOIDS~!~
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Availability: Common

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Wood
Traits:
Violently moves back and forth. Color is dark wood with light trim. 
Jack-O-Lantern mouth for the "creepy" effect, which doesn't work.

Genre: Tall
Color(s): Wood
Traits:
Uses the "Teapot" stance to slam his hands into his side and head at the 
same time. Why must they abuse themselves? It's only a video game!

Genre: Regular
Color(s): "Wheat with Green Trim"
Traits:
Thanks to reader Joseph Gvora for this information!
Does karate poses and shakes it's belly.

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~!~PLINKOIDS~!~
***************

Availability: In-Between

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Green
Traits:
Pale purple hat and trim. Moves arms in a "Praising" motion (i.e. 
Wayne's World's "We're Not Worthy!" praise, however, he does not look 
like Garth). Has crosses for eyes, as well. A pretty cute Gyroid for the 
collection.

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Teal/Odd Blue
Traits:
Pink hat and trim. Bigger features in the face, as expected in 
comparison to a Mini. 

Genre: Regular
Color(s): Purple
Traits:
Thanks to the infamous wizardman for this information:
"Head is some sort of mix between purple and grey. His eyes are blue and 
diamond-shaped. He moves his arm from their normal position (down) and 
raises them in a praising sort of way. He seems to be looking to its 
left just a bit. Very tall mouth."

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~!~POLTERGOIDS~!~
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Availability: Common

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Tombstone Grey
Traits:
The hauntingly fun Poltergoid series really bring out the "I Want You To 
Die" look of your room. Perfect for the average Goth. Jiggles from side 
to side after a wind-up.

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Tombstone Grey
Traits:
Pretty much identical to the Mini Poltergoid, actually. Near same 
movements. Mini looks better.

Genre: Regular
Color(s): Tombstone Grey
Traits:
The Gyroids in the Poltergoid series are pretty much all identical. The 
only difference, besides size, is the twisting motion of the Regular 
Poltergoid.

Genre: Tall
Color(s): Tombstone Grey
Traits:
Leans forward, then springs back while moving arms in opposite 
directions.
 
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~!~PUFFOIDS~!~
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Availability: Very Rare

Genre: Tall
Color(s): Dark Teal
Traits:
The Puffoids' color also has a plaid pattern to it. Very cool. Columns 
are on the hat to add an effect. Springs rapidly quarter-ways back and 
forth while arms are in opposite directions. 

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Dark Teal
Traits:
Even more plaid appears on the fatter Mega Puffoid. The big difference 
between the Tall and Mega Puffoids is the speed, as the Mega Puffoid is 
EXTREMELY slow.

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Dark Teal
Traits:
Thanks to reader Troy
"Very tiny. Like the Mega Puffoid, except it 'puffs' 2 times in a row, 
then winds back and starts over. Eyes are tiny squares, the mouth looks 
like the eyes."

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~!~QUAZOIDS~!~
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Availability: Very Common

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Orange/Red
Traits:
This, folks, is the easiest and best set to collect, in my humble 
opinion. The Mini Quazoid's arms are in opposite directions, and he has 
an object atop his head. Starts out orange from the top, and fades into 
red towards the bottom. The noise it makes is beautiful. Also sports a 
big grin.

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Green/Dark Green
Traits:
Its arms have the same motions as the Mini. It also has an object atop 
its head. Grins widely, too. Again, the noise is amazing. Get the entire 
set to further enjoy this noise. Starts out as green at the top, and 
turns to dark green towards the bottom.

Genre: Regular
Color(s): Pink/Dark Pink
Traits:
Starts out as Pink at the top, then turns to a dark pink towards the 
bottom. Yup, he's smiling quite big. Has an object atop his head. Winds 
up his arms by leaning down and springing back. 

Genre: Tall
Color(s): Blue/Dark Blue
Traits:
Starts out as blue, then flares downward to a dark blue. Heeeee's 
smiiiilin'! Has an object atop his head. Arms are up. Moves clockwise 
after a wind-up.

Genre: Slim
Color(s): Purple/Dark Purple
Traits:
Springs forward quickly. Has an object atop its head. Starts out as 
purple, then fades into a deep, dark purple at the bottom. Also smiles 
pleasantly. 

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~!~RHYTHMOIDS~!~
***************

Thanks to logicalhippo for this section.

Availability: Very Rare

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Tan
Traits:
"Green and red stripes around the bottom of 
the 'hat.' It sways to the left and right rythmically, making a pretty 
fast 
sort of salsa beat."

Genre: Regular
Color(s): Tan
Traits: Thanks to Niraj Lakhia for this info!
"If you have Axel in your town, he has one in the back of his house. It 
goes from side to side not unlike the Tall Timpanoid (except its hands 
don't go up and down)"

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~!~RUSTOIDS~!~
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Availability: Rare

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Rusted Brown
Traits:
Moves arms up and down against each other in opposite fashion. Has 
circles leading to the center of his hat. Has a jaggy mouth for that 
"Scary" look.

Genre: Regular
Color(s): Rusted Brown
Traits:
Slams to the left side while his arms go in the up/down motion going 
against each other. Once again, the jaggy mouth comes into play.

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Rusted Brown
Traits:
Thanks to reader Mayhem for this info:
"He starts with his left arm up and right arm down, then he brings his 
left arm down and his right arm up as he leans forward and slightly to 
the left. The sound he makes is the same as the normal rustoid only 
lower pitch."

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~!~SPROIDS~!~
*************

Availability: Common

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Yellow
Traits:
Yellow with a mixture of red, yellow, and blue trim. Quickly goes into a 
"Peek-A-Boo" motion. Yes, I know that sounded stupid.

Genre: Regular
Color(s): Yellow
Traits:
Looks the same, but slings to the left side while tilting its arms 
upward. 

Genre: Tall
Color(s): Yellow
Traits: 
Looks the same, but moves clockwise whilst its arms are in the air.

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Yellow
Traits: Thanks to the wonderful Crystal for this information!
"Faint orange markings and multicoloured striped trim. Large 
open mouth and eyes."


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~!~SPUTNOIDS~!~
***************

Availability: In-Between

Genre: Regular
Color(s): Grey
Traits: 
Thanks to John Stushek for this information!
"It has yellow eyes that are perfect circles. It has a rectangular, open 
mouth. It has three square dots under its mouth arranged in a horizontal 
line. The middle one is red and the surrounding ones are blue. He has 
kind of a red headband on (I think it's composed of wires or something). 
It has the same thing at its base. He has an antennae with a yellow 
thing at the very top. He has cooling vents in back. It sounds like the 
Dinkoid you mentioned but is clearly not a Dinkoid. He twists back and 
forth randomly and twists his arms up and down. I don't know how to 
describe the arms motion. If his left arm is up, his right arm is down 
and visa versa. And he makes electric sounds (not unlike R2D2)."

Genre: Tall
Color(s): Grey
Traits: Thanks to lordrazael for this information, as well as Crystal!
"They are vaguely robotic in appearance and make electronic "spacey" 
noises."
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"Gray with greeny-yellow and brown trim. Has a cooling vent in back and 
antenna on top. It's trim is box patterned. Purple oval shaped eyes and 
long mouth, both with greeny-yellow rims around them. It's got a little 
pattern under it's mouth and then three purple rectangles under that. It 
does look vaguely robot-ish. Left arm up and right arm down, which it 
quickly switches as it bounces from side to side every now and then. It 
makes a weird spacey/roboty noise."

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Blue (Thanks wizardman)
Traits: Much thanks goes out to Vyolynce for this description!
"Orange eyes (for sake of completion). Does some cool dance moves while 
flipping its arms up and down (one is always up and one is always down). 
Seems to have three or four different sounds, which is nice."

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Yellow
Traits: Thanks to wizardman for this information!
"He is just like the 3 other Sproids, only be bounces forward and comes 
back. Opposite of the mini sproid."


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~!~SQUELCHOIDS~!~
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Availability: Common

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Fever Green with Purple Polka-Dots
Traits:
One of the cuter Gyroids, the Mega Squelchoid seems quite bashful, and 
tries to "hide."

Genre: Regular
Color(s): Greenish Yellow with Green Polka-Dots
Traits:
An odd Gyroid, as it leans up and goes into a "Sneezing" motion.

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Pink with Black Polka-Dots
Traits: Thanks to Niraj Lakhia for this information!
"Has an angry sort of look, and doesn't go down as far as the other 
Squelchoids when it makes its noise. Peaches has one in her house"

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~!~STRUMBOIDS~!~
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Availability: Common

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Greenish Brown
Traits:
Wearing a red hat with yellow trim. Moves arms in an up/down fashion 
while trembling. Also has orange lines on cheeks.

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Greenish Brown
Traits:
Identical to the Mini Strumboid, except larger features, and taps self 
on the head.

Genre: Regular
Color(s): Greenish Brown
Traits:
Circular eyes with crosses. Also taps himself on the head, but lays his 
arms down first.

Genre: Tall
Color(s): Greenish Brown
Traits:
Round eyes instead of crosses. Likes to tap self on the head and side at 
the same time in a "Teapot" fashion.

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~!~TIMPANOIDS~!~
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Availability: In-Between

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Red
Traits:
Sporting an awesome look, the Timpanoid series is perfect for both the 
look of your rooms, as well as going along with the music, as they drum 
to the beat. The Mini Timpanoid, like the others, has a "Fire" design 
with yellow hat. Plays the "drums" slowly.

Genre: Regular
Color(s): Red
Traits:
My personal favorite out of the Timpanoid series of Gyroids. The only 
different between this one and the Mini is that this one plays the 
"drums" at a good pace.

Genre: Tall
Color(s): Red
Traits:
Pretty much the same as the others... Only difference is that he plays 
the "drums" fairly fast with no rhythm. Blah.

Thanks to reader Master Of Gyroids for this information:

Genre: Mega
Color(s): red with yellow top
Traits: 
This Gyroid moves its arms just like the regular Timpanoid except it 
moves its arms a lot faster.

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~!~TOOTOIDS~!~
**************

Availability: In-Between

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Pink
Traits:
Looks like a pig. Yup, A pig Gyroid. Who woulda thunk it? It also looks 
like it's snoring. A snoring pig. Weird.

Genre: Mega
Color(s): Pink
Traits:
Hides its face in a very, very poor manner. It needs to learn from the 
master of hiding its face, Michael Jackson!

Genre: Regular
Color(s): Pink
Traits:
One hand goes in one direction over its face, as the other hand goes in 
the other. What do these Tootoids want to be? Michael Jackson and 
Prince's child?

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~!~WARBLOIDS~!~
***************

Availability: Common

Genre: Regular
Color(s): Pink
Traits:
Blushy cheeks, with a pretty little bow on top of its head. She shakes 
rapidly, as well. The arms are at half point, meaning one is up and the 
other is down.

Genre: Tall
Color(s): Pink (less than others)
Traits:
Around the same traits as the other Warbloids. Both arms are down, not 
at half point. 

Genre: Mini
Color(s): Purple
Traits: Thanks to Skozzy13 for this info
"Has pink cheeks, a bow on its head, and tiny little eyes."




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                            IV. FAQ
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Here is where you can find answers to all of your questions that you may 
have! Enjoy!


Q. What are Gyroids?
~
A. Gyroids are little "clay" figures that dance, sing, and bebop around 
your house when you lay them down. They are simply for decoration, and 
getting a better rating on your house. While I don't believe they are 
clay, Nintendo insists they are. Collecting Gyroids is one of the fun 
parts of Animal Crossing, as there are so many to collect. Crystal sent 
in this VERY good description of the Gyroid, and their history! THANKS 
CRYSTAL!!! "Oh yeah, and a bit of history for you. I'm guessing you 
don't know this as you don't see why they're made of clay. If you do, 
please don't be insulted! Gyroids were called Haniwa Guardians in the 
japanese version of the game. Haniwa figures are an old asian tradition 
that were most commonly seen guarding tombs. They are made of unfired 
clay and are always cylindrical. Usually they have human features. Their 
arms were quite simple (like a kid making snakes with play-doh) and 
early haniwa have very simplified facial features too. They often had 
hollowed out circles to represent eyes and mouth (like a jake-o-lanturn) 
and that distinguishing bowl-like hat. I think they our gyroids are 
found in the ground only after it rains because they are formed of clay 
like the haniwa!"

Q. Can I replace my Gyroid outside of my house with one of my collected 
Gyroids?
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A. No. I wish you could, though, because my Mega Howloid would be 
screaming at every passerby!

Q. Can I turn off my Gyroids?
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A. Yes. Walk up to them and hit the A Button. This will make their arms 
move in an odd fashion, and they will stop dancing.

Q. How come some of my Gyroids stop moving randomly?
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A. You can only keep 14 Moving/Dancing/Singing Gyroids in one room at a 
time. After that, one will stop moving. After 16 are dropped, 2 will 
stop moving. 17 dropped, 3 will stop, etc.

Q. Does that mean I have a limit on how many Gyroids I can keep in one 
room?
~
A. Certainly not. You can store as many Gyroids in your house as you 
want, as long as you have room. But if you want any movement out of 
them, 14 is the limit per room. This means 14 in the Basement, Living 
Room, Attic, and Beach House. If it doesn't bother you that the Gyroids 
are sitting still, then knock yourself out and store as many as your 
little heart wishes.

Q. Can I buy my Gyroids back from Tom Nooks if I sell them or give them 
away?
~
A. Sadly, you cannot.

Q. Is it possible for your neighbors to give you Gyroids?
~
A. No.

Q. Then where can I find Gyroids?
~
A. After every time it rains/snows, there will be three (3) fresh 
Gyroids in the ground. You can find these Gyroids by digging up the "X" 
shaped holes in the ground, much like fossils. Another alternative to 
getting Gyroids is going to the Game Boy Advance "Animal Island" 
feature, and fishing and/or scooping them up with the net. Be sure to 
keep your islander happy by feeding it fruit until it drops money. Pay 
close attention to the eyes!

Q. Can I trade Gyroids?
~
A. Nope.

Q. Are any Gyroids more rare than others?
~
A. Yes, in theory. I've tested this with several different villages and 
researched this thoroughly, and to my belief, some classes are more rare 
than others.

Q. How many Gyroids are there?
~
A. A LOT! An estimated guess by reader Waylon Calhoun, which seems 
pretty valid, is 128 Gyroids in the set. This FAQ does NOT list every 
Gyroid at this moment, only the ones myself and many others on the 
GameFAQs Animal Crossing board have seen. Eventually, this FAQ will list 
every Gyroid. If you have one that isn't on our list, please e-mail me 
at Zoopnova@aol.com with the correct name. Please make sure the spelling 
is correct for each and every Gyroid. And please, no "Himroid" jokes. 
They aren't that funny. ;-)

Q. Can I plant my Gyroids on Animal Island and get something new?
~
A. Yes, you can. Reader Vyolynce sent this tip in: "Also, you don't 
mention that if you bury Gyroids on Animal Island, your 
islander (if happy and armed with a shovel) will dig them up and replace 
them with different types. Great for filling out the catalog and 
clearing out a collection of unwanted extras. If the islander is not 
completely happy, he may replace the gyroid with a bag of 1,000 bells, 
which is still more than the 828 you'd get from Nook."




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                            V. CREDITS
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As usual in my guides, the first person to get in the credits has to be 
GameFAQs owner Jeff Veasey (CjayC). This guy has taken the video gaming 
community and made it look like a respectful hobby. Not too many people 
can get mentioned positively in Entertainment Weekly, or especially 
Penny Arcade. Thanks Ceejay, you own all. Also, thanks to Stephen Ng 
from IGN.com. He's running a strong program over there. Keep up the good 
work, Stephen.

Big thanks to Nintendo... Not too many people could take such a simple 
concept and turn it into a huge deal worldwide, yet they do it countless 
times over. You guys rock.

Thanks goes to my lovely girlfriend, Valerie Meerschaert, for inspiring 
me to keep working on this. I submitted this before to GameFAQs, and it 
was denied, sadly. However, she encouraged me to keep working on this 
until I made it better, which I think I did... I hope. 

Thanks to Devin Morgan for being a good trader, and respectful fellow. 
Also, thanks to the guy that sent me the two free NES games when I 
deleted mine in the mail. I'm not sure of your name, but you know who 
you are.

Big thanks goes to contributors logicalhippo, CJZ, John Stushek, 
lordrazael, anna, Troy, The Hye Circus, Sephimoth24, SKozzy13, Wayne 
Calhoun (AIM: SixFoot Skeleton), Toadsuck, Donald, Ryan Hill, Beck, 
manicjaguar, wizardman, Mayhem, Master Of Gyroids, Niraj Lakhia, Mike 
Corral, Brigitte, PandaLove10, Spyro06, Crystal, ChMooKie, Rocketlex, 
dillyboy, Vyolynce, Adam "Yoshiholic" Stringer, skoorbnedlog, and Joseph 
Gvora.

Lastly, thanks goes to Duncan Sheik for fighting away musical cliches. 
Great musician, and even better person.



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                            VI. DISCLAIMER
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This document is Copyright 2003 David McCutcheon. It may not be 
reproduced nor retransmitted in any form. It may not be altered, 
published, sold, given as an incentive to buy, etc. without advance 
permission from the author. Violation of the above terms can and will 
result in a lawsuit. Thank you.