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Gilgoblin concept art

A gilgoblin

Sea Goblin

A Gilgoblin in-game

The gilgoblins are a species of aquatic goblin, of which art was shown at BlizzCon 2009. The gilgoblin race was introduced with World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.

Their name is a portmanteau of gill and goblin and literally means "gilled goblins". They seem to understand other dialects like common and orcish.

It is currently unknown whether they are a naturally recurring subrace, a freak mutation resulting from the goblins' Alchemy and Engineering experiments or maybe mutated by the Old Gods like the Naga.

Appearance Edit

Gilgoblins have many similarities to goblins but also many differences. Their skin is blue with tiny dots. Like goblins they have a prominent pointy nose, however the gilgoblin's nose seems to have no nostrils. Their necks have what look to be gills which explains the absence of nostrils. Gilgoblins have fins on ends of their arms, with webbed hands and feet almost certainly for swimming. Their hair resembles seaweed and their ears are practically fins.

In Cataclysm Edit

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In Cataclysm, the gilgoblins are led by King Gurboggle, who is hostile to both the Horde and Alliance. His cousin Gilblingle however seeks the throne and commands his own group known as the Gilblins.

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