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Gimlinopithecus are yellow sasquatch-like aliens from the planet Pattersonea.
Gimlinopithecus are bulky and ape-like in appearance. They have yellow and black fur, along with grey fingers and toes. They also have two bolts on the side of their wrist and yellow horns.
Males tend to be yellow in appearance with black areas on their limbs and white lightning bolt markings bordering these areas.
Females look similar to males, but with more white areas on their bodies, and a paler shade of yellow. They also have a more feminine figure, with a skinnier waist and voluptuous breasts.
Due to the lethal zones on their home planet, Gimlinopithecus adopted a nomadic lifestyle.
Gimlinopithecus tend to be polite, unless they are playing hockey.
Powers and AbilitiesEdit
Similar to Cerebrocrustaceans, Gimlinopithecus can release electrical charges from their hands, mouth and body, capable of shocking a creature much larger than them.
By covering objects with their electricity, Gimlinopithecus can telekinetically move them.
Gimlinopithecus are immune to freezing climates thanks to their thick fur.
Gimlinopithecus possess enhanced strength and agility. They also possess enhanced dexterity, allowing them to run on all fours.
Gimlinopithecus can generate electric force fields to fire multiple beams of electricity at one and temporarily shield themselves from cosmic radiation.
Gimlinopithecus can be trapped by an Evolved Arachnichimp's webbing, which can also insulate and cancel out their electrical attacks.
Despite their immunity to freezing climates, they can still be lethal to a Gimlinopithecus after a certain period of time. The same can be said with their cosmic radiation immunity.
Omnitrix Transformation Edit
The Omnitrix's Gimlinopithecus representative is named Shocksquatch, who first appeared in the crossover special Ben 10-Generator Rex: Heroes United. Shocksquatch solely appears in Ultimate Alien and Omniverse.
The Ben Tennyson of Dimension 23 has an equivalent of Shocksquatch named Electricyeti, who first appeared in the Omniverse episode "Store 23".
Gimlinopithecus is partially based on the last name of Robert "Bob" Gimlin, who filmed an apparent Bigfoot alongside Roger Patterson in a 1967 film known as Patterson-Gimlin film.
The term is also based on Gigantopithecus, a genus of large extinct apes that is believed by many cryptozoologists to be the ancestors of Bigfoot, the Yeti, and other similar cryptids.
- According to Duncan Rouleau, the Omnitrix from the Ben 10 reboot contains Gimlinopithecus DNA. Therefore, Shocksquatch is one of the countless aliens whose DNA pod was glimpsed in the episode "Innervasion Part 5: High Override".