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Background information
First episode "Tourist Trapped"
Latest episode "The Love God"
Voice Alex Hirsch
Creature information
Creature № 24
Case №
Abilities Compiling themselves into one giant gnome
enhanced hearing
Environment Gnome forest
Other names
Home Gravity Falls, Oregon
Likes Squirrels
Mabel Pines
Dislikes Leaf blowers
dog whistles
Quote "You have no idea what we're capable of. The gnomes are a powerful race!" —Jeff

Gnomes first appeared in "Tourist Trapped," where they teamed up to become Norman. They did this to capture Mabel to make her their queen. Dipper saves his sister from them. Journal 3 classifies them as "little men of the Gravity Falls forest." According to the Manotaurs, gnomes apparently live in trees of the forest. They had no known weaknesses until Dipper and Mabel blew the gnomes away with a leaf blower.


Five of the gnomes (Jeff, Carson, Steve, Jason, and Shmebulock) were first disguised as "Norman," whom Dipper believed was a zombie. Mabel had an enormous crush on "Norman". Little did she know that "Norman" was truly a group of gnomes.

Jeff is the gnomes' leader. In Journal 3, their creature number is 24. They can build, with their bodies, a giant gnome monster by stacking and climbing on top of each other. All of them are voiced by Alex Hirsch.

They later appear in "Gideon Rises," where Dipper and Mabel promised to get them a new gnome queen if they helped them get the Mystery Shack back from Gideon. There are also some fake lawn gnomes in the front yard of 32 Chambrot Drive.

They appear again in "Society of the Blind Eye," with them not being fazed when Lazy Susan finds them trying to steal a piece of pie. After Lazy Susan is abducted, they carry on to retrieve the pie. They run away with it and Jeff informs Steve he was close to eating him.

Their latest appearance was in "The Love God," when the likenesses of Jeff, Carson, Steve, Jason and Shmebulock were formed by the Love God as a reappearance of "Norman".

Known Gnomes


Jeff is the leader of the gnomes. He wears a dark red hat, has a pink nose, brown eyebrows and a brown beard. His shirt/sleeves are an aqua color, and he wears dark blue pants as well as black shoes. Jeff is the smartest, for he can speak more fluently than other gnomes. Jeff appears younger than the other gnomes, and may be the leader due to this. He is also the gnome that proposes to Mabel. Without him the other gnomes don't know what to do. In "Gideon Rises," he is seen bathing in a tub full of squirrels (something he claims is "normal for gnomes"), then he asks Shmebulock for his cologne, and asks if Shembulock is all he can say. In "Society of the Blind Eye," Jeff revealed that he could result to cannibalism if he goes a without food for too long. Quote, "I was this close to eating you Steve!"


Carson is a gnome that operates Norman's right arm. He has a light blue shirt, blue pants, brown shoes, and a slightly maroon, pointy hat. He also has a grey beard, mustache, and eyebrows.


Steve is a gnome who operates Norman's left arm. He wears blue pants, a turquoise shirt, a red hat, and brown shoes. His beard, mustache, and eyebrows are all white. He was the gnome who threw up rainbows when he got kicked by Mabel. He later appears in "Society of the Blind Eye," when Jeff and three other gnomes, including Steve, are stealing pie.


Jason is a gnome who operates Norman's right leg. He wears a pointy, red hat, a turquoise shirt, and blue pants. He also has a white beard, mustache, and eyebrows.


Shmebulock is a wall-eyed gnome who operates Norman's left leg. He wears a pointy, red hat, and a blue shirt and has a shaggy grey beard, mustache, buck teeth, and crooked grey eyebrows. He seems a bit absent minded and senile. Jeff can never remember this gnome's name. He tries to attack Mabel and Dipper while they're fleeing from the gnomes, but Dipper grabs him and smashes Shmebulock against the Mystery Cart's horn three times, then throws him to the side of the road, taking Dipper's brown hat with him. In the episode "Gideon Rises," he hands Jeff his cologne, and admits the only thing he can say is "Shmebulock". This may mean that "Smebulock" is not his real name, rather, it is just what he replies with when people ask. He appears in the Gravity Falls game Mystery Shack Mystery, hidden behind the lamp stand in Dipper and Mabel's room. He stays in your inventory throughout the entire game and is absolutely useless.


Mike is a gnome who was told to watch his fingers when Jeff was climbing down the monster made out of gnomes.


Andy is another gnome mentioned in "Tourist Trapped."


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The gnomes' character sheet.

Gnomes are shown to be very short creatures. They usually wear red pointy hats and most males have beards. Gnomes can have normal teeth like humans, or sharp pointy teeth. They have long beards that cover the sight of their body and really short legs. No female gnomes are shown, if they exist, since they said they were making Mabel their queen for eternity. In Journal 3, it says they are 10", though this doesn't make sense given Norman's height relative to other people.


Gnomes are generally upright, but when scared, they have been known to flee on all fours or betray whoever controls them and work for their opponent given that they quickly switched sides from Dipper and Mabel to Gideon in Gideon Rises. But, despite their cowardly nature, gnomes are more dangerous than they appear. Jeff was also seen bathing in squirrels. The Gnomes seem to be the least respected by other creatures given their short stature and cowardly nature but they compensate in teamwork but causes them to somewhat egotistical as Jeff was boasting about how dangerous they can be but was easily dealt with by Dipper using a shovel in tourist trapped. They also seem capable of training animals and talking to them given that Jeff Trained Squirrels to follow his commands and speak to one by name and ride a deer.


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The giant gnome monster.

Gnomes can easily work together to form a single humanoid, like Norman, and even a giant, gnome-like monster. They can also use themselves as darts.

They are extremely weak against leaf blowers, and dog whistles, though they also seem unable to organize without a leader giving commands. As shown in Journal 3, gnomes had no known weakness, until Dipper wrote "Leaf blowers" in the empty space.


  • The gnomes have a clear view of the Northwest Manor.[2]
  • Jeff says they want a new queen, all the gnomes shout "queen". Shmebulock later is shown to be able to say nothing but "Shmebulock."
  • The gnomes hierarchy seem to be based on the youngest being the leader while the oldest are mindless subordinates given that Jeff looks younger in comparison to the other gnomes and how they were confused when Jeff was defeated.
  • The gnomes have made the most appearances of all creatures if the sightings can be included.


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"Queen! Queen! Queen! Queen!"
—Steve, Jason, Carson and Shmebulock[source]

"We'll never forget you, Mabel... because we're gonna kidnap you."


"Who's giving orders? I need orders!"
—Unnamed gnome[source]

"The gnomes are a powerful race!"


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  1. In "Gideon Rises," where Dipper and Mabel promised to get them a new gnome queen more beautiful than Mabel, if they helped them get the Mystery Shack back from Gideon. This shows that they are not particularly interested in Mabel only.
  2. Dipper's and Mabel's Guide to Mystery and Nonstop Fun! by Disney Book Group. October 7, 2014. Published by Disney Press. ISBN: 978-1484710807.

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