Gatling Groink

From Pikmin Fanon
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Pikmin 2
Gatling Groink The icon used to represent this enemy.
Enemy
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Scientific name Megaplod calibersi
Family Shot-fish (unofficial)

The Gatling Groink is a biomechatronic creature that has an appearance reminiscent of a rotund goldfish. Gatling Groinks usually patrol their territories and are known to seek out the active leader and their Pikmin, but some are stationary atop a high vantage point, giving them a wide attack range. It attacks by revealing a cannon from its mouth and firing mortar shells from it with little time between firings. When the shells hit the ground, they explode and scatter any of the Pikmin in range, killing those at the absolute center of the blast.

In fanon games

This is where users type their version of the Gatling Groink.

In Pikmin 251

Pikmin 251
This article or section contains information pertinent to Pikmin 251, a Pikmin 2 ROM hack created by PikHacker.
Gatling Groink The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Unknown
Areas None
Caves Gambler's Den, Steel Catacombs, Pit of Misfortune, Endless Abyss, Doom Den
Challenge Mode stages Mad Labyrinth, Orange Chasm, The Gauntlet
Battle Mode stages Rusted Ruins
Carry weight 15
Max. carriers 25
Seed worth 16
Poko value P2 Poko icon.png × 12
Attacks Fires explosive mortar shells

The Gatling Groink, in Pikmin 251, appears exactly as it does in Pikmin 2.

Notes

Olimar's observations

This is easily one of the strangest beasts we've seen on any journey to this planet. It's scary as well, hearing those footstep sounds puts me and Louie on full alert. It appears to fire blasts of highly flammable... what I can only assume is it's stomach acid. I've only brought a few tools for research this trip, so sadly I can't know much about it. I almost did bring all my equipment, but I decided not to. Hey, I wasn't specting to see so many new creatures!

Cookin' with Louie

After some recent discoveries this beast has been deemed as inedible due to some explosive consequences the day after eating it...

In Pikmin Eco

P3 Lapis Lazuli Candypop Bud.png Pikmin Eco
This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin Eco, a fanon game created by Sapphire7.
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Gatling Groink The icon used to represent this enemy.
P2 Gatling Groink.jpg
Scientific name Megaplod calibersi
Family Unknown
Areas None
Caves Cautious Cavern, Scorched Patches
Carry weight 10
Max. carriers 20
Seed worth 12
Poko value P2 Poko icon.png × 7
Attacks Fires explosive mortar shells, knocks Pikmin away

The Gatling Groink is an enemy that appears in Pikmin Eco. It is rare, only found in two caves and never found aboveground. Its behavior is slightly altered in that it will not fire at Pikmin and leaders that are too close to it, to negate the risk of damaging itself with its mortar shells. Instead, it quickly drops onto the ground to knock them back to a suitable distance before firing at them.

Notes

In-game entry

The infamous aggression of this species still seems to hold true: a terrifying mixture of biological and mechanical components to form the top predator. However, it's also just as true that this predator is becoming rare in some locations, and extinct everywhere else. Most likely this is the case of it evolving into more of a weapon than an animal. It's a bit of a shame really, given how far in evolution it has come.

In Pikmin Forever

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This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin Forever, created by Scruffy.
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Gatling Groink The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Megaplod calibersi
Family Groink
Attacks Fires explosive mortar shells, spits Pikmin away

In Pikmin Forever, the Gatling Groink has a crystal on its head instead of a glass shield, and four smokestacks on its back. The crystal can be broken by a Rock Pikmin, leaving the groink more vulnerable but faster. The Gatling Groink can fire its familiar projectiles but can also use its firing appendage to inhale Pikmin surrounding it and fire them away, as an added defense to its softened shaking move. Attacking the tail will prevent the creature from firing. They can be found in Forbidding Precipice, Canyon of Moonlight, sublevel three of Ceramic Rift, and sublevel seven of Flurry Shelter.

Notes

Olimar's notes

Only recently has this elusively evolved juggernaut developed an orifice that serves both as a muscle for firing projectiles and a proboscis for drinking nectar. The mechanical components of the groink's digestive and lymphatic systems may seem a bit advanced for its ecosystem, but the groink has used this adaptation to climb the trophic ladder and become a top predator. The launching of projectiles seems to serve mainly as a defense mechanism now since specific prey species for the groink have dwindled; yet still, the groink's aggressive predatory behavior persists. Although an ambitious claim, ecological models predict that the future evolution of the Gatling Groink will probably soften or even remove its predatory mechanism in favor of a more peaceable coexistence with herbivorous counterparts.

In Pikmin Z

Pikmin Z
This article or section contains information pertinent to Pikmin Z, a fanon game created by Sapphire7.
Gatling Groink The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Unknown
Attacks Fires explosive mortar shells

Gatling Groinks, in Pikmin Z, can be found at Toxic Town and Giant's Playground.

In Pikmin: Spark

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This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin: Spark, created by Glubbfubb.
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Gatling Groink The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Megaplod calibersi
Family Shot-fish
Carry weight 10
Max. carriers 20
Seed worth 12
Sparklium value HP Sparklium icon.png × 7
Attacks Fires explosive mortar shells

In Pikmin: Spark, the Gatling Groink is much different from its Pikmin 2 incarnation. It is more mechanical in appearance, with its joints resembling gears, and upon death, a spring clogs its mortar cannon. Present on its back is a mechanism resembling a winding key, which is a major mechanic in its behavior: while the key is turning, the creature patrols the area, and when the key stops, the creature quickly collapses, rendering it vulnerable. The key also acts as a weak point, dealing more damage to the creature when hit. Otherwise, it shares the same behavior as its previous incarnation, although it never revives itself upon death.

Notes

Abel's medical journal

Replace the explosive matter with medicine, and the mortar cannon of this beast now shoots pills.

Lyn's sale review

The internal mechanisms of this beast makes some great weapons, so, of course, DON'T SELL THIS.

PIX's creature scan

Strange beings with biomechanical properties. Muscles and organs resemble the components of a modern-day artillery cannon. Its metal-plated face contains a previously undiscovered metal.
  • Habitat: underground
  • Niche: unknown
  • Maturity age: unknown
  • Average lifespan: unknown
  • Breeding season: unknown

In Pikmin: Ultimate Doom

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This article or section presents information pertaining to the Wraith Omniverse, a fictional universe based off the Pikmin series. This universe is based off the original Buildup Trilogy, made in the late 2000s by Wraith, Portal-Kombat, and Sir Pikmin.

Ultimate Doom
This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin: Ultimate Doom, created by Wraith.
Gatling Groink The icon used to represent this enemy.
Scientific name Unknown
Family Unknown
Areas Volatile Minefield
Caves Abandoned Mine
Attacks Fires explosive mortar shells

The Gatling Groink is a miniboss in Pikmin: Ultimate Doom. It has stronger mortar blasts, killing all but Bomb Rock Pikmin on contact, is slightly larger, and runs faster. One is found at the Volatile Minefield and another on sublevel five of the Abandoned Mine.