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Fireflinger Groink

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Fireflinger Groink In-game icon.
Appears in Hey! Pikmin
Scientific name Magmaceps infernalis
Family Unknown
Areas The Burning Sky, Burning Bog
Attacks Hurl fireballs at Pikmin

The Fireflinger Groink 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.


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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

This creature has undergone extreme evolution to the point that it's now half-mechanical. It shows no mercy to any target in sight. Can we really call this a creature, or is it more of a weapon? It pains me to see that this is the direction evolution is heading. I'd always hoped to become gentler, not more vicious.


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  • The Fireflinger Groink shares many similarities to the Gattling 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.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Flag of Japan.svg Japanese ヤキダマコキン? Fireball Groink
Flag of the Netherlands.svg Dutch Vlammengronker
Flag of France.svg French Bioméca lance-fue
Flag of Germany.svg German Flammengrunzer Flame-Grunter
Flag of Italy.svg Italian Mechagroink Mecha Groink
Flag of Spain.svg Spanish Groink escupefeugo Firespit Groink

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