|Appears in||Hey! Pikmin|
|Scientific name||Magmaceps infernalis|
|Areas||The Burning Sky, Burning Bog|
|Attacks||Hurl fireballs at Pikmin|
The Fireflinger Groink (ヤキダマコキン?, lit.: "Sizzling Bullet Child Goldfish") is an enemy found in Hey! Pikmin. It's a fish-like organism with some robotic parts, and is about three times as large as Olimar. It looks very similar to the Gatling Groink, although it is red with yellow stripes and has less robotic elements, and has glass on its front robotic legs. It repeatedly spits large fireballs from the background by extending a mouth-like turret, and when a fireball hits, it can kill Pikmin and damage Olimar. It is fairly rare, only appearing in two areas.
The Fireflinger Groink sits in a stationary position in the background of the level, and cannot be interacted with. Once it spots Pikmin, it will fire large fireballs at the foreground, raining down these projectiles onto the level. They will continue to attack relentlessly until the player goes far enough away from their firing spot.
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The Fireflinger Groink sits in the background of the levels it is encountered in, and as such, cannot be attacked. The player can anticipate the spots where their fireballs will land by the preceding beam of light. The best thing to do is to walk forward right after the fireball drops, since it will take a little bit for the next one to reach.
Hey! Pikmin logs
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The Fireflinger Groink introduction cutscene. Notice the beam of light that appears right before the fireball lands.
A Fireflinger Groink behind a trowel in The Burning Sky.
- Common name: Fireflinger Groink. Fireflinger is a simple reference to what it does: flinging fireballs. The term Groink seems entirely made up; it is possible to extract the onomatopoeia for pig grunts, "oink", thus contracting "grunt" and "oink" to "Groink".
- Japanese nickname: ヤキダマコキン?, lit.: "Sizzling Bullet Child Goldfish".
- Japanese name: ヨウガンコキン?, lit.: "Lava Child Goldfish".
- Scientific name: Magmaceps infernalis. It references both "magma" and "infernal". These words are both often associated with fire.
- Internal names: Unknown.
- Prerelease: None.
Names in other languages
Yaki Dama Ko Kin
|Sizzling Bullet Child Goldfish|
|French||Bioméca lance-feu||Bioméca is a portmanteau of bio and méca (mecha), while lance-feu translates to "flamethrower"|
|Spanish||Groink escupefeugo||Firespit Groink|
- The Fireflinger Groink shares many similarities to the Gatling Groink, which is interesting since both creatures do not belong to any known family.
- In the Hey! Pikmin logs screen, the size reference is incorrect. The creature is shown to be the size that it is drawn on-screen in-game, but because in-game it is far away, its real size should be much larger.