|Service||Saving, Messages, Timed Messages, Selling Items|
Animal Forest +
Animal Forest e+
A Gyroid (ジャイロイド) is a special item that sits outside the players house in Animal Crossing. When the player wants to quit, they save their game progress by talking to the Gyroid: if they don't save, Mr. Resetti will punish them with a long lecture the next time they play the game, about how they should not "reset" the game (turn off the console without saving). When the player buys a house from Tom Nook, he throws in the gyroid free, and will explain what it does to the player.
The owner of the Gyroid can teach it messages, and when another player talks to that Gyroid it will repeat the message.
In Animal Forest e+, the player can set a message to appear in a certain time of the day.
The player can place items in the Gyroid that it can sell to other players if they talk to it. The player can also set the price of the items, or make them Display only.
- Gyroids have appeared in Pikmin 2 and some of the WarioWare games. Also, there is an enemy from the Kirby series named Cappy, who resembles a gyroid. Curiously, Cappy was created before the release of Animal Forest.
- Coco is a rabbit villager who strongly resembles a gyroid.
- In the original Animal Crossing, if you use a warp item to go to a test world, a different colored Gyroid can be seen. When you talk to it, it will say nothing.