Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Gyroid Fragments on the beach

Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Gyroid Fragments on the beach

Nintendo released an update for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, bringing the game up to Version 2.0.4. Aside from fixing a few bugs, the update also added a new useful feature. As reported by many players online, Gyroid fragments can now be found washed up on the beaches of the player’s home island. Previously, the only way to get Gyroid fragments was to go on Kapp’n’s island tours, and this new feature could make it much less expensive for players to complete their Gyroid collections.

About 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.

Getting Gyroids

Prior to this update to find gyroids, you wouldl 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.