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Gecko, Giant

Giant Gecko Creature1

N Medium Animal

Senses Perception +7; low-light vision

Skills Acrobatics +8, Athletics +5 (+9 to Climb), Stealth +6

Str +2, Dex +3, Con +1, Int -4, Wis +2, Cha -2

Uncanny Climber A giant gecko’s feet allow it to climb virtually any surface, no matter how slick or sheer. If a giant gecko attempts an Athletics check to climb and critically fails, it gets a failure instead.

AC 16; Fort +6, Ref +10, Will +5

HP 20

Speed 30 feet, climb 30 feet

Melee [one-action] jaws +8, Damage 1d8+2 piercing


These roughly human-sized reptiles have amazing feet capable of clinging tenaciously to any surface. Giant geckos are typically docile and shy but can be aggressive when cornered or defending their territory. These large-eyed lizards are found in a wide variety of habitats, from rainforests and deserts to mountain slopes or even underground caverns. They spend most of their time climbing around in large trees or on rocky cliffs, whether hunting for small animals or hiding from predators. A giant gecko’s scales are often quite brightly colored or decorated in intricate patterns. Giant geckos span nearly 8 feet in length from head to tail, and they weigh about 120 pounds.

Giant geckos are sometimes used by smaller humanoids as guardians or mounts, as their docile nature makes them relatively easy to tame and train. Their superior climbing skills make giant geckos particularly popular within societies that dwell underground or near cliffs, such as goblins and kobolds. Their bright coloration also makes them favorite exotic pets in high society.

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