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The znorkle tooth, also spelled snorkle tooth, is an enemy in Jak II. It is one of the very first enemies Jak encounters, first seen in the mission "Retrieve banner from Dead Town". They were again seen at the pumping station during the missions "Find pumping station valve" and "Protect Sig at the pumping station" and again made an appearance in the Haven sewers during the missions "Destroy turrets in sewers" and "Drain sewers to find statue".


Znorkle tooth concept art

Concept art of the znorkle tooth.

The znorkle tooth is a quadruped amphibian creature,[1] dwelling in both water and land and closely resembling a small, fish-like, scaleless crocodile. Each creature has a similar color scheme to that of an ottsel, sporting an orange complexion with a light orange underbelly. It has a large, paddle-like tail with fins on both top and bottom, has two bulbous eyes, and walks with four webbed feet on short, stubby legs. A large dorsal fin is present on its back, and the creature's muzzle is filled with sharp, haphazard-placed teeth. It shares many features with glubs, fodders, spiny toad hounds and sewer frogs, possibly due to them being a related group of species akin to Metal Heads and Lurkers.

Znorkle tooths are usually found in the company of other creatures such as glubs, manic heads, and juice goons, though some were also seen swimming around in sewerage, pumping station lakes, and presumably the Dead Town waters as well.


The znorkle tooth begins with a lunging bite attack. If it is attacked, it will retaliate from a distance using its large protrusible tongue. In some missions, they will ambush from the water, though in most cases are easily knocked back into the water with the Morph Gun. It can be outrun with relative ease and the tongue counterattack is also avoidable by running away from its line-of-sight.

It is recommended to use the Blaster when at long range and a quick melee-Scatter Gun combo at short range.