Fireflinger Groink

From Pikmin Fanon
This article relates to the official games. See Pikipedia's "Fireflinger Groink" article for more official information.
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Fireflinger Groink The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Appearance in Hey! Pikmin.
Scientific name Magmaceps infernalis
Family Shot-fish (unofficial)

The Fireflinger Groink is a fish-like organism with some robotic parts, and looks very similar to the Gatling Groink. It has a large detection radius, and repeatedly spits large fireballs from its mouth-cannon that rain down from above and can kill Pikmin and harm leaders.

In fanon games

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In Pikmin: Decayed Leaf

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"You… your evil subordinate, your greedy boss, and this invasive Pikmin infestation will all die here TODAY!!"
This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin: Decayed Leaf, a fanon game created by Soundwave.
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Fireflinger Groink The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Megaplod infernalis
Family Shot-fish
Carry weight 7
Max. carriers 15
Seed worth 12
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Attacks Spews fire
Oh great! A fiery Groink! What else could you want? – The ship, upon discovering the Fireflinger Groink

The Fireflinger Groink is a species of shot-fish in Pikmin: Decayed Leaf. They are the smallest of the species, aside from the Juvenile Groink. They have a flaming, magma body, two white legs, and a translucent plate of armor that covers the front of their face. Two golden eyes with black pupils pop out from the side of the groink, and two copper steam pipes pop out of the top of the creature and emit a constant stream of smoke.

The Fireflinger Groink will wander around the area, like most groinks. However, they are much faster than a regular Gatling Groink. When they see Pikmin, they will open up their mouths, extending a cannon. They will then fire a large ball of lava into the air, causing it to erupt and rain droplets of lava down onto the Pikmin. This lava will light up any Pikmin not immune to fire. The armor of the Fireflinger Groink makes it immune to attacks from the front. The lava covering the groink adds another layer of armor. If attacked, they will shake off Pikmin violently. The shake of a groink is one of the most powerful, as it will always deflower Pikmin and fling them far distances.

The Fireflinger Groink can be dangerous. They’re best taken out by Red Pikmin, Snapdragon Pikmin, and Statue Pikmin, as they are all immune to the lava of the creature. Due to the size of the Fireflinger Groink, it can easily be taken out by a large group of Pikmin. Unlike the Gatling Groink, the Fireflinger Groink does not regenerate its health when defeated.

In Overlord mode, the Fireflinger Groink will create a small trail of lava wherever it walks.


  • P3 Data file icon.png Data file #1: Fireflinger Groinks can rain lava with their explosive attacks.

Olimar's notes

The Fireflinger Groink is an example of a biomechanical organism that utilizes its technology to its advantage. The volatile pellets it uses for ammunition are replaced by a magmatic stomach acid it spits out into the air through its cannon snout. The groink periodically douses itself in its stomach acids to add an extra layer of magma as defense against predators. It’s a good combination with the chitinous armor plating it has as well.

Louie's notes

A beast with meat that has a sour taste. It’s unfortunately useless in terms of consumption, but it still holds a good use. Its stomach acids can be used as a source of heat to cook your foods, as opposed to using a conventional oven. If you’re stuck in a college dorm room, this magma might be up your alley.

President’s notes

Who wants to play water guns with this groink’s lava? It’s extreme sports! Fans will be clamoring to see more!

Overlord’s thoughts

This animal is... a lot smaller than I thought it would be. I mean, fiery beasts like the Titan Blowhog and Fiery Bulblax are a force to be reckoned with... and then there’s this guy. I thought this groink was a young spawn at first.

In Pikmin: The After Years

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The After Years
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Enraged Groink The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Megaplod infernus
Family Unknown
Carry weight 10
Max. carriers 20
Seed worth 12
Attacks Spews fire

The Enraged Groink is a relative of the Gatling Groink appearing in Pikmin: The After Years. Unlike its relative, the Enraged Groink spews a jet of fire from its mouth-cannon instead of shooting explosive mortars. It has a red body and blue pupils. The Enraged Groink stomps about at a fast pace, and chases after Pikmin or leaders it sees. It will then approach them and begin blowing fire at them, which can be devastating. Any Pikmin can attack this creature, but Red Pikmin are unaffected by its attack. Purple Pikmin are useful in stunning it, and leaders can defeat it quickly if the Crystallized Rage upgrade has been obtained.