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Grungarian Tanks were heavily armed machines that were difficult to destroy. Once one entered the base, it could destroy the base. They were controlled by Grungarian Demolitionists.

Appearance and Abilities

A holographic Grungarian Mech

Grungarian Tanks are unique among enemies, since they have two forms.The first form is little more than a treadmill vehicle They're incredibly slow, but their heavy armor counteracts most weapons fire. Despite their hulking appearance in this form, the tanks will actuality ignore the Q-Force. However, attempting to stand in front of one is highly stupid, as one will be flattened, causing a fair amount of damage. Also, the tank will empty out Grungarian Brawlers to rid of its quarry, four Brawlers at a time. Upon reaching the base, the Tank will transform into its second form,a giant mech now standing on two legs and two gatling guns attached to robotic arms. The mech will ignore the Q-Force, and focus on a generator, destroying it easily in several seconds thanks to its massive guns.

Ratchet fighting a Grungarian Mech

Elite Grungarian Tanks first appeared in the Hidden City of Balkai, Snow Storm, and were reddish brown, with an orange node at the back of them. They were a lot more powerful, and their armor was more resistant to gunfire. They had the same strengths and weaknesses, but still required time and patience to kill them.

Elite Grungarian Tanks are first encountered in the Hidden City of Balkai, planet Ebaro during your second visit. They replace the weaker standard version of the Grungarian Tank.


Gungarian Tanks have no known weaknesses (except dancing, as stated by a hint), as there is no weak spot in the Tank, and even fully upgraded guns still take a long time to finish it off. The best tactic is to use the Groovitron to make the already slow tank to stop in its tracks, giving you a chance to damage it or take care of enemies elsewhere while it's dancing, and also to use the Cryoshot to further slow it down. Best offense weapon against Grungarian Tanks is Pyro Blaster, and the best base defences were Warmonger Turrets and Groove Mines. Barriers had no effect on it.


Grungarian Tanks can be purchased in multiplayer for use in assault mode, costing up to 5,000 bolts per tank. The strategy for dealing with them is the same as before. It could be replaced with an Elite Grungarian Tank if a player obtained 7,500 bolts during a match.

3d model of Grungarian Tank by CreatureBox‏‎ and Insomniac Games

The Elite Grungarian Tank could be purchased for 7,500 bolts, which replaced the typical Grungarian Tank for the remainder of the match. It looked exactly like a normal Grungarian Tank. After replacing the older model, the Elite Grungarian Tank would cost the same amount as the previous version, about 5,000 bolts for one tank. It fought and moved just like the previous model, but its armor was way more resistant to gunfire, making the already tough foe even stronger. The same tactics at a higher extreme were required to take it out.


A Grungarian Mech in the promotional image

  • The guns on the tank are smaller in the promo image then they are in the screenshot.
  • Despite being the most powerful enemy in the game, the Grungarian Tanks posse little danger to Q-Force members, though a lot for the Q-Force Base.
  • It probably ran on Gelatonium, as a green tank was seen at the back of the vehicle.

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