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Fishmen, also known as Gurglers, are fishlike abominations who live on an island south of Catun called Fishman Island. Their leader, King Gurgler, can be found in the south-westernmost corner of the island in the Island Lab. Fishmen control and infest the ruins of the city Fish Isle which is located in the center of the island.

Despite being relatively weak on their own, they should not be underestimated when in large numbers (much akin to Fogmen).

Gurglers presumably hatch from Gurgler Eggs and sleep in Fish Beds.


Unique Characters

These characters will only spawn once and may be tied to a World State.

Generic Characters


Faction Relations

The factions this faction has special relations towards. For all others, it will use this faction's default (-100).

Player Relations

The reasons for this faction to have a non-zero relation towards you.

  • This faction is automatically hostile towards the player.


Fishman patrols can spawn in Cheaters Run, Fishman Island, The Pits, and The Pits East.

These towns, outposts, and other locations are controlled by this faction.
Mapico-town.png Fish Isle
Mapico-nest.png Gurgler Nest
Mapico-ruin.png Island Lab

Town Overrides
Depending on World States, these locations can be controlled by this faction.
Mapico-town.png Catun
Mapico-town.png Crab Town


  • In the FCS, aside from the racial groups Fishman and Alpha Fishman, there is an unused racial group called King Fishman. Most likely this was intended to be used for the King Gurgler, but was discarded in favor of making the character an Alpha Fishman.
  • There is an issue in Kenshi where, when fighting Fishmen you sometimes are able to severe limbs which immediately become invisible. The following mod, Fishsticks - Gurgler Limb Mod, fixes this issue.