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GYFTROT LIVES NEAR THERE. THEY LIKE GIFTS. DON'T WORRY IF YOU CAN'T AFFORD SOMETHING NICE. IT'S THE THOUGHT THAT COUNTS. SO IMAGINE YOU HAVE A LOT OF MONEY.
— Papyrus's phone call in room 64 (room_tundra_iceexit_new)

Gyftrot is a monster the protagonist encounters in Snowdin Forest. They are later found as an NPC in outside the Mysterious Door cave.

Profile

Appearance

Gyftrot appears to have the body of a reindeer with noticeable differences. They have a mouth that opens sideways which contain a bunch of pointy teeth. Their antlers branch in three different directions, two of them pointing up having pine trees on top of them. Other basic details are the four polka dots on their back, and the variety of decorations they have on, such as a cup, a picture frame, streamers, etc. The protagonist can add googly eyes to Gyftrot, or undecorate them.

Personality

Gyftrot is a paranoid and irritated monster. This behavior arose due to some other monsters (likely kids) decorating them without their consent. When the protagonist meets Gyftrot, they get very irritated from their presence since the protagonist also has a "youthful demeanor." Defying this, if the protagonist [undecorates] Gyftrot, they would be forever grateful and start to trust them. If the protagonist decorates them afterward, however, this will come as a surprise attack and crush Gyftrot's trust for them, making them even more paranoid than they were before. According to Papyrus, Gyftrot really likes receiving gifts.

In Battle

Attacks

  • Presents will shuffle, then rise from the screen; One will be Blue, they may be stationary or moving when they rise.
  • Snowflakes will fall from above in wave patterns.

Strategy

At the start of the battle, Gyftrot will have several decorations hanging from their antlers. The protagonist can spare Gyftrot after removing all decorations.

When undecorated, the protagonist can give Gyftrot a gift.

Quotes

  • Hohohoh! go ahead and laugh... [Neutral]
  • Leave me alone... [Neutral]
  • Is this funny to you? [Neutral]
  • That's a little better. [Undecorate]
  • A weight has been lifted. [Completely undecorated]
  • GOSHDARN TEENAGE GOOGLY EYES! [Decorate]
  • How do I know it's not a trick? [Gift before undecorating fully.]
  • Thanks for nothing! [Undecorate after decorating.]
  • Aw, you shouldn't have. [Gift after undecorating fully]
  • Er... those are real. [Undecorate after undecorating fully.]
  • I WAS STARTING TO TRUST YOU!!! [Decorating after undecorating fully].

Flavor Text

  • Some teens "decorated" it as a prank. [Check]
  • Gyftrot confronts you! [Encounter]
  • Gyftrot distrusts your youthful demeanor. [Neutral]
  • Ah, the scent of fresh pine needles. [Neutral]
  • Gyftrot laments its lack of hands. [Neutral]
  • Can't improve upon perfection. [Decorate a second time]
  • Gyftrot seems slightly less irritated. [Undecorate]
  • Gyftrot's problems have been taken away. [Undecorate completely]
  • Gyftrot looks disappointed. [Decorating after undecorating fully]
  • Gyftrot's antlers tremble. [Low HP]

Trivia

  • Gyftrot's name is likely a combination of "gift" and "trot." The word "gift" may refer to Gyftrot's Christmas theme and may also be a hint that the protagonist should use the Gift action on it; "trot" may refer to the way that Gyftrot walks. Although they are never seen walking in-game, it can be assumed from their name and appearance that Gyftrot would walk like a reindeer or a deer.
  • Due to being heckled by monsters in and around Snowdin Forest, Gyftrot has inspired a Christmas-like tradition among monsters of the Underground, specifically those in Snowdin.
  • In the epilogue of the True Pacifist Route, Gyftrot says that they will stay behind, stating that they will finally get some peace and quiet.
  • If the protagonist puts googly eyes back on Gyftrot after undecorating them fully, they will say how they feel betrayed by them, and will not accept further gifts.
  • Sometimes the Annoying Dog will appear as a decoration.
  • Gyftrot's head bears a resemblance to the DT Extractor in the True Lab and Photoshop Flowey.
  • Gyftrot is one of the few monsters who rewards more Gold if the protagonist spares it instead of killing it.


Characters
Main Characters Flowey • Toriel • Sans • Papyrus • Undyne • Alphys • Mettaton • Asgore Dreemurr • Frisk • Chara
Ruins Enemies Dummy • Froggit • Whimsun • Moldsmal • Loox • Vegetoid • Migosp • Napstablook
Snowdin Enemies Snowdrake • Chilldrake • Ice Cap • Gyftrot • Doggo
Dogamy and Dogaressa • Lesser Dog • Greater Dog • Jerry • Glyde
Waterfall Enemies Aaron • Moldbygg • Woshua • Temmie • Mad Dummy • Shyren
Hotland Enemies Vulkin • Tsunderplane • Pyrope • Muffet • Royal Guards • So Sorry
CORE Enemies Final Froggit • Whimsalot • Astigmatism • Madjick • Knight Knight
Amalgamates Memoryhead • Endogeny • Reaper Bird • Lemon Bread • Snowdrake's Mother
Hard Mode-only enemies Parsnik • Moldessa • Migospel
Vendors Nice Cream Guy • Snowdin Shopkeeper • Gerson • Tem Shop • Bratty and Catty • Burgerpants
Other Characters NPCs • Monster Kid • Annoying Dog • River Person • Eight Humans • Asriel Dreemurr
W. D. Gaster • Lost Souls