From Dwarf Fortress Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search


Urist likes gremlins for their mischief.

  • Underground Depth: 1-3

· Trapavoid · Mischievous · Learns · Humanoid

Tamed Attributes
Pet value 0

· Exotic pet · Breeding

Not trainable 

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

Child at: 1
Adult at: 12
Max age: 800-1000
Cannot be butchered

Wikipedia article

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!".

Gremlins are naturally immune to most traps. If you do manage to capture and tame a gremlin, it 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. After a certain period of time a tame adult gremlin will turn into a gremlin hunter and will then hunt alongside your hunters. Note that a tame gremlin will not pull levers anymore.