The Animal Crossing: New Horizons update is here, Version 2.0! The update introduces a grand amount of new features, including cooking, and reintroduces many elements from the older games in the series too. This includes the strange, musical sculptures known as Gyroids, which have always been a fan-favourite.
In this guide, we explain what Gyroids are and how to unlock them.
What Are Gyroids?
Gyroids in the Animal Crossing series are a beloved form of decorative collectible. They're unique items that can be used to decorate your home and your island, while adding a strange musical touch too. Each Gyroid makes its own sounds, and teaming multiple up together in one area can make music! The sculptures are based on ancient Japanese haniwa — sculptures previously buried alongside the dead — adding a touch of history to your gameplay.
Gyroids have been much-loved ever since they first appeared in the series. In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, you'll unlock Gyroids differently to what you'll have been used to in previous games. The small sound-making statues are now customisable too. We explain more about how to unlock and customise them below.
How to Unlock And Customise Gyroids
When you first run into Brewster (more about unlocking him and the Roost here) during one of your island tours with Kapp'n, he will gift you a Gyroid Fragment. Upon receipt of the gift, he will inform you to bury it in a hole and water it, and that it will blossom into something amazing the following day!
You can unlock new Gyroid Fragments by going on various island tours with Kapp'n and digging them up. Then, return to your island and rebury them, water them with your Watering Can and wait for the magic to happen. You'll know that you have successfully watered the Gyroid Fragment when smoke rises out of the hole in the ground. The next day, you can did these Gyroid Fragments up again to have unlocked a full Gyroid! If you're lucky, you can also dig fully-developed Gyroids up on your own island from time to time too.
If you wish to customise your Gyroids, you can take them to a workbench and use a Customisation Kit on them to change their colours. This means that when it comes to decorating your home or climbing the ranks of the Happy Home Academy, you can make sure that all your Gyroid sculptures match the colour themes of your rooms!
All Gyroids In New Horizons
Gyroids are a brand-new feature as part of Animal Crossing: New Horizons Version 2.0 update. Therefore, we're yet to find out just how many Gyroids there are to unlock and what all their names are. We'll update this space with a completed list of all the musical collectibles as soon as we know more, so be sure to check back soon! Here are the Gyroids that we know of so far:
That's everything you need to know about unlocking and customising Gyroids in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Make sure to have fun unlocking them and creating various musical tunes by combining them together!
If you're in a rush to gather as many Gyroids as possible, we recommend our guides on how to time travel. Alternatively, if you're looking for something to do while passing the time of waiting for your Gyroid Fragments to flourish, take a look at our guide to flower breeding.