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Gastropod

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Gastropod
Gastropod.png
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypeHovering AI
Damage60 / 120 (melee)
50 / 100 (ranged)
Max Life220 / 440
Defense22
KB Resist20% / 28%
BannerGastropod BannerGastropod Banner
Immune toVenomConfusedPoisoned
Drops
Coins600*6 Silver Coin.png
Old-gen console version Old-gen console and 3DS version3DS Exclusive Variant
Spectral Gastropod
Spectral Gastropod.png
Statistics
Type
Damage45
Max Life250
Defense5
BannerSpectral Gastropod BannerSpectral Gastropod BannerOld-gen console version
Drops
Coins600*6 Silver Coin.png
  • Item (Quantity)Rate
  • GelGel (10-25)
    100%

The Gastropod is a flying Hardmode slime that spawns frequently at the surface of The Hallow at night, and fires pink lasers which emit a faint light.

The Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and 3DS version 3DS version also feature the exclusive Spectral Gastropod variant.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Gastropods will enter water to chase the player, and can continue flying and firing while submerged, unlike many other flying enemies.
  • Gastropod lasers will keep traveling as long as they are in sight.
  • Striking the Gastropod while it is preparing its laser will interrupt the attack and prevent it from firing.
  • Gastropod do not look like a Slime.

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 are).
  • Gastropods drop much more Gel than any other non-boss slime, making them useful for gathering Flamethrower ammo. Using the Flamethrower to kill Gastropods is fast and will yield more Gel than the weapon 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.
  • Like all slimes, Gastropods become harmless when the Royal GelDesktop VersionConsole VersionMobile Version is equipped.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Real-life gastropoda are a class of mollusk that includes snails and slugs.
  • The bestiary explains that the Gastropods are Hallow-enhanced nocturnal slimes, though it is not clear what connection these have with real life gastropods.

History[edit | edit source]