clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Granblue Fantasy’s newest summon is just a gorilla

Who needs an anime girl when you can have a gorilla?

Julia Lee (she/her) is a guides producer, writing guides for games like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Genshin Impact. She helped launch the Rift Herald in 2016.

In strategy mobile and browser game Granblue Fantasy, most new characters and summons are flashy anime characters. Whether it’s Jeanne d’Arc in a bikini or the dreamy heartthrob Ayer, players are more than willing to cash out and try to roll their favorite characters in the game’s gacha system. However, the newest super super rare (SSR) summon is a little bit different. He’s a gorilla, and his name is just ... Gorilla.


Gorilla plays a part in the game’s latest event, Handsome Gorilla. Without spoiling it too much, the event stars nerdy comic creator, Lunalu, who’s focusing hard on a deadline coming up. After drinking some suspicious energy drinks, Lunalu and her friends begin to have hallucinations about gorillas — eventually leading the player to fight Gorilla himself.

It’s definitely on the weirder side of Granblue Fantasy events.

As based on the story, summoning Gorilla makes your party sound like gorillas for three turns, gives them guard and strength and deals 500 percent earth damage to foes. He’s a strong boy.

Of course, everyone is very excited for Gorilla. While most Japanese gacha games featuring cute girls all have wedding-themed gachas right now, Granblue is heavily focusing on Gorilla right now. Even multiple voice actresses from the game are hyping up Gorilla.

This isn’t the first time a plain animal has been a featured SSR. Bonito is a SSR summon that’s just a plain ol’ bonito fish.

If you also want to get your hands on Gorilla, he’ll be in the featured gacha banner until June 3 at 5:59 a.m. ET.

The next level of puzzles.

Take a break from your day by playing a puzzle or two! We’ve got SpellTower, Typeshift, crosswords, and more.