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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  ??
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 (and there usually will be more than one).
  • Gastropods drop much more Gel than any other Slime, making them useful for gathering Flamethrower ammo. Killing Gastropods with one is fast and will yield more Gel than you use.
  • The Bee Gun or similar weapons are effective at preventing Gastropods from firing, as its bees can attack continuously, leaving no pause for Gastropods to fire.
  • Using the 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 • Hoppin' Jack.png Hoppin' Jack

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