Gatling Groink

From Pikmin Fanon
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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

Below this point is where users place their version of the Gatling Groink.

In Pikmin 2... Again?

What if it was another story...?
This article or section pertains to Pikmin 2... Again?, a fanon game created by Blower Pot.
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Scientific name Megaplod caliberis
Family Salgun
Weight 10
Seeds 12
Max. carriers 20
Poko value P2 Poko icon.png × 7
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The Gatling Groink returns in Pikmin 2... Again?. Along with others of its kind, it is part of a newly-discovered family, the salgun family. The Gatling Groink will wander around its territory, but upon spotting Pikmin or leaders in range, it will fire three explosive mortars in an arc at them, the mortars detonating upon hitting a surface. Also, due to its crystal facial shield, no Pikmin can hit its front, but enough hits from thrown Rock Pikmin will break it. Upon defeat, the Gatling Groink will overload and release a burst of steam, which knocks away nearby Pikmin but does not kill them, and like all other salguns, the Gatling Groink will revive after some time.

In Pikmin 251

Pikmin 251
This article or section presents information pertaining 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

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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.
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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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Pikmin Forever
This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin Forever, a fanon game 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
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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: New Frontiers

Pikmin: New Frontiers
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Gatling Groink The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Megaplod calibersi
Family Shot-fish
Areas Toppled Kingdom
Caves Paradise Void, Steam Cycle, Sprawling Armory
Attacks Fires explosive mortar shells

The Gatling Groink returns in Pikmin: New Frontiers, appearing in the area Toppled Kingdom and the caves Paradise Void, Steam Cycle, and Sprawling Armory.

In Pikmin: Shipwrecked Stargazers

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Shipwrecked Stargazers
This article or section presents information pertaining to Pikmin: Shipwrecked Stargazers, a fanon game created by CarrotStilts1.
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Gatling Groink The icon used to represent this enemy.
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Scientific name Megaplod calibersi
Family Shot-fish
Areas Misty Badlands
Caves Spelunker's Locker
Carry weight 10
Max. carriers 20
Seed worth 12
Poko value P2 Poko icon.png × 7
Attacks Fires explosive projectiles

In Pikmin: Shipwrecked Stargazers the Gatling Groink can be clipped of its defenses by throwing Rock Pikmin at its windshield, something impossible in Pikmin 2. One Gatling Groink inadvertently opens up Gladiator's Gulch in a cutscene, where it misfires attempting to hit a Dwarf Red Bulborb and destroys the steel clog blocking the entrance.

Notes

Olimar's notes

Inarguably one of the most fearful organisms of PNF-404, this fish-like monster repurposed its digestive tract into a makeshift cannon. From within its body, it creates pellets of volatile material that explode upon intense stimulus, such as that which is caused by collision after being launched. Other organisms in the area instinctively know to not mess with this powerhouse, less they want to be seared fatally.

Louie's notes

No amount of thundering artillery will stop my insatiable desire to prepare every organism on this planet! Gatling Groink stir fry is best prepared with the sprouts of figworts and caramelized onions. Just remove the incriminating weapon parts first, or else you might blow the roof off your house!

Ship's comments

This underhanded fish can come back to its senses if left alone after its initial defeat. My databases tell me that this is what all the new models call, "hax".

In Pikmin: Spark

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Pikmin: Spark
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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 Pikmin: Ultimate Doom, a fanon game created by Zoadra.
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.