Gaming Urban Legends Wiki

The "Gyroid Face" legend is an urban legend revolving around the 2001 life-simulation game Animal Crossing.


If a player takes the in-game train to the town of another player online, resets the GameCube while in the other player’s town, and starts up the game again, the player will lose all of the items they had in their inventory at the time and their avatar’s face will be replaced with that of the Gyroid statue, complete with empty eye sockets and gaping circular mouth. This is indeed true, as it is a deliberate Easter Egg programmed in by Nintendo.


  • The face was also used by Coco.
  • In the Kofun Period of Japan,a haniwa was an item buried alongside graves to remember the dead.
    • Some haniwa could be slightly humanoid with slightly wavy arms.