Aquapedes are a type of Centipede exclusive to Downpour. They are characterized by their fast swimming, high aggression, and large size. They can be primarily encountered in the lowermost areas of Shoreline and in Submerged Superstructure.
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Aquapedes are large blue and black aquatic arthropods with protective shells and segmented bodies. Their shells are dappled with dark spots. They have four antennae on each end of the body, and do not have any legs. Aquapedes have long, tattered red frills similar to those of Centiwings, which shine when in motion. Aquapedes can emit a bright glow from their heads.
Tips[edit | edit source]
Combat[edit | edit source]
Aquapedes pose a significant threat in underwater areas, especially in tight spaces, where movement can be difficult. Fighting an Aquapede underwater is tricky, as objects like Spears and Rubbish lose their speed quickly. This is paired with the high agility of an Aquapede, making engaging the creature typically fruitless. However, unlike other Centipedes, Aquapedes are stunned by Rubbish when uninjured. Cherrybombs cause Aquapedes to drop held creatures, and prevent them from grabbing for a short period.
Aquapedes can be killed with 2-7 Spear hits, depending on their size. Segments that have been de-shelled take extra damage. Spore Puffs can also be used to kill them.
Stealth[edit | edit source]
Sneaking around Aquapedes is an almost impossible endeavor, as they are located in areas where treading water is required. Their sharp underwater vision means Slugcat is almost always detected. Taking tunnels or paths out of their line of sight, whenever possible, can help avoid detection. Alternatively, creatures such as Jetfish can provide a distraction.
Evasion[edit | edit source]
While Aquapedes are quick underwater, they have trouble pursuing prey in a straight line. Making frequent turns or dives can help evade a pursuing Aquapede. Jetfish can be used to outpace Aquapedes. Jetfish can also be run into Aquapedes, stunning them temporarily.
Abilities & Behavior[edit | edit source]
Grabbing & Electrocution[edit | edit source]
Like other Centipedes, Aquapedes can grab on to creatures using their heads. If they manage to connect both ends to the creature, they deliver a lethal shock. Because Aquapedes are located in water, their shocks almost always do damage instead of relying on weight relation. Their underwater shocks deal 1 damage per frame. This shock has a radius that affects other creatures in the same body of water. However, because an Aquapede's shock radius would be too large, it is clamped to a smaller radius of 80 pixels, or 4 tiles. Aquapedes can deliver shocks in rapid succession to opponents with larger health.
Swimming[edit | edit source]
Aquapedes possess the ability to swim and dive underwater to pursue prey. Their swimming speed greatly outpaces most Slugcats, making them a formidable underwater threat. Aquapedes wiggle when swimming, similarly to Centiwings in flight. It's proficiency underwater can be impeded by making sharp turns, as it can disturb the flow of the Aquapede, allowing for evasion.
Vision[edit | edit source]
Like other Centipedes, Aquapedes have strongly movement-based vision. They are only able to see out of one head at a time, but alternate between heads every frame. Aquapedes have large visual radiuses, at 1900 pixels maximum, or 95 tiles. Their vision is much stronger underwater, and as a result, they can detect any creature within the same pool of water as them.
Hearing[edit | edit source]
Aquapedes are one of the few creatures capable of hearing. Aquapedes share the same hearing stats as Centipedes- 1.5 when sitting, and 0 when moving.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
|Default relationship||Eats (1)|
|Ignores||Overseer (0) • Pole Plant (0) • Garbage Worm (0) • Centipedes ( Infant • Adult • Overgrown • Centiwing • Red • Aquapede) (0)|
|Wants to eat||Big Spider • Spitter Spider • Mother Spider (0.25)|
|Afraid of||Leviathan (1) • Stowaway (0.9) • Miros Vulture (0.7) • Pole Plant (0.5) • Monster Kelp (0.5) • Giant Jellyfish (0.2)|
Variants & Attributes[edit | edit source]
Aquapedes do not have a large variety in appearance. Aquapedes can be 16 or 17 segments long, and their shell colors range from cyan to blue. Their shell colors can be affected by a room's darkness.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Aquapedes sink after they die, making consuming them quite difficult.
- Aquapedes are coded to have a size range of 0.9-1.8, but because the maximum size for Centipedes is 1, they have a 1-segment range form 0.9-1, resulting in 16 and 17 segments respectively.
- Since underwater shocks deal damage, Aquapedes are capable of killing Leviathans, given enough shocks delivered.