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Type Slime
Environment The Hallow – Surface
AI Type Hovering
Damage 50 / 100 (ranged attack)
60 / 120 (melee)
Max Life 220 / 440
Defense 22
KB Resist 20% / 28%
Immune to: Confused.png Poisoned.png Venom.png
Gastropod Banner.png Gastropod Banner
Coins 6 Silver Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Gel.png Gel
• 5-10
Blessed Apple.png Blessed Apple
Pc only.png
0.5% / 0.67%
Internal NPC ID: 122
Console only.png Mobile only.png Console/Mobile
Exclusive Variant
Spectral Gastropod
Spectral Gastropod.png
Type Enemy
Damage 40-50
Max Life 250
Defense 5
Spectral Gastropod Banner.png Spectral Gastropod Banner
Coins 6 Silver Coin
Item (Quantity) Rate
Gel.png Gel
• 10-25

The Gastropod is a flying Hardmode slime that appears frequently at the surface of the Hallow at night, and fires pink lasers. Gastropods are immune to the Poisoned, Venom, and Confused debuffs.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Gastropods will enter water to chase the player, and can continue flying and firing while submerged.
  • Striking the Gastropod while it is preparing its laser will interrupt the attack and prevent it from firing.

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Newer Hardmode players may want to avoid the Hallow's surface at night entirely, as Gastropods fire frequently, spawn often, and their lasers are difficult to dodge -- especially when more than one Gastropod is on the screen (which there usually is).
  • Gastropods drop much more Gel than any other Slime (with the exception of King Slime), making them useful for gathering Flamethrower ammo. Killing Gastropods with one is fast and will yield more Gel than the Flamethrower consumes.
  • The Bee Gun and similar weapons are effective at preventing Gastropods from firing, as its bees can attack continuously, leaving no pause for Gastropods to fire.
  • Pc only.png Equipping Royal Gel will make you immune to Gastropods entirely.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Gastropods are a class of mollusk that includes snails and slugs.

History[edit | edit source]

Green Slime.png Green • Blue Slime.png Blue • Red Slime.png Red • Purple Slime.png Purple • Yellow Slime.png Yellow • Black Slime.png Black • Pinky.png Pinky • Mother Slime.png Mother • Baby Slime.png Baby

Umbrella Slime.png Umbrella • Ice Slime.png Ice (Spiked Ice Slime.png Spiked) • Jungle Slime.png Jungle ( Spiked Jungle Slime.png Spiked) • Sand Slime.png Sand Pc only.png • Dungeon Slime key.png Dungeon • Lava Slime.png Lava
Toxic Sludge.png Toxic Sludge • Corrupt Slime.png Corrupt ( Shadow Slime.png Shadow Console only.pngMobile only.png) • Slimeling.png Slimeling • Slimer.png Slimer • Crimslime.png Crimslime
True rainbow slime.gif Rainbow • Illuminant Slime.png Illuminant • Gastropod.png Gastropod ( Spectral Gastropod.png Spectral Console only.pngMobile only.png)
King Slime.png King Slime • Spiked Slime.png Spiked Pc only.png •

Characters: Blue Slime.png Pre-Hardmode Enemies • Pixie.png Hardmode Enemies • Goblin Warrior.png Event Enemies • Skeletron Head.png Bosses
Bunny.png Critters • Guide.png Friendly NPCs • Baby Dinosaur.png Familiars