From Pikmin Fanon
To do: Should this become a canon article, considering these are seen in a few Pikmin 2 cutscenes?

The G-Pod is a flying autonomous device used by the government of Hocotate for heavy lifting and goods transport.

In fanon games

Below this point is where users place their version of the G-Pod.

In Pikmin: Sinister Incinerator

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G-Pod The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Unknown
Carry weight N/A
Attacks Knocks over Pikmin, fires lasers

The Government Pod, or more simply, the G-Pod, is the name given to the Hocotate government device that bears a slight resemblance to the Research Pod. It has a chrome finish, and a large metal claw hanging below it that is used to lift objects for transport. It is first seen delivering a message to the President of Hocotate Freight in the opening sequence, as well as injecting programming into the Hocotate Ship that is revealed to keep the ship on PNF-404 until all the treasures are collected.

Late in the story, Olimar and Louie must confront G-Pods. Although they don't move quickly and are fairly easy to fight, they have two attacks, one more dangerous than the other. The first is dragging its claw along the ground to trip up Pikmin and leaders, but the other consists of it firing a quick burst of laser beams, which can kill Pikmin. If there is a nearby treasure, an idle G-Pod may pick it up and fly around with it.

To defeat one, throw Yellow Pikmin up to it for them to weigh it down, and then smash it apart by landing Purple Pikmin on it. However, a much more effective way to dispatch a G-Pod is to have a leader lie down, which will prompt a nearby G-Pod to beam them up and stow them in its hull. Afterward, the leader should get up and then throw their fist a few times, inflicting enough structural damage to the G-Pod to make it burst, also taking out any nearby G-Pods as well, all without any harm to the leader used.