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  • Underground Caverns (dry)
  • Underground Depth: 1-3
Pet Attributes
Pet value 0

Cannot be trained

Exotic - cannot be tamed 

Birth: 500 cm3
Mid: 2,500 cm3
Max: 10,000 cm3

Child at: 1
Adult at: 12
Max age: 800-1000
This creature cannot be butchered
This article is about an older version of DF.
A small humanoid creature with a mischievous, toothy grin.

Gremlins are invisible until spotted, and cause various kinds of fun in your fortress by stepping on pressure plates, pulling levers, and opening cages. They are also able to pick locks and open forbidden doors. You should prevent having Gremlins and easily accessible self destruct levers in the very same fortress.

When a gremlin is discovered, the game pauses and centers on it, with the message: "A gremlin! Drive it away!".

If you replace the [PET_EXOTIC] tag with the [PET] tag in order to make creatures tamable, then a tame gremlin could become your mayor. In fact, this is quite likely, because the gremlin is not able to work, so it will spend all its time in your meeting hall making friends. Note that a tame gremlin will not pull levers anymore.