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Pengus are the penguins of Runeterra. They first appeared during the 2015 Snowdown Showdown event. Ever since then, they have become 'mascots' of sorts, making regular and varied appearances particularly during the Snowdown Showdown seasonal event.

Pengu are the main 'mascots' and playable Little Legends for the game Teamfight Tactics icon Teamfight Tactics.

Pingu, is a 'cancelled' champion originally conceived as an 2020 April Fools' Day joke.

Lore

Traveler's Penguin profileicon Pengu are an avian species. These aquatic flightless birds are mostly seen around the tundra region. Highly adapted for life in the water, pengus have countershaded dark and white plumage, and their wings have evolved into flippers. They can also be seen Pengu Featherknight profileicon wielding primitive tools.


The Guide

"You go through war, or you perish." - Pingu

Pingu is from the pengu clan, which in recent times, has grown complacent in their safe homes. Pingu himself was much the same, a lazy do-nothing creature that was content to eat fish, roll around in the snow, and just generally enjoy the frivolities of ignorance. This all changed, however, when he stumbled across an ancient tome that described the pengu as mighty scavenger-warriors, destined to roam the Freljord Crest icon Freljord as both outside observer and adjudicating participant.

His eagerness to return to the ways of eld has ostracized him from his peers, and left him alone to fend in the cruel ice-wastes. Yet every time the odds seem to stack against the stalwart creature, he finds a brave bone rather than a yellow belly, a sharp intuition rather than clueless alarum... achievement rather than failure.

Perhaps there is something true about the pengu's portrayal in that dusty tome, after all, when one considers the nigh indestructible nature of Pingu. This cartoonish endurance might enable him to achieve his dreams... or at least set to prove what happens when the waddling-complacent grow unrelentingly determined.

Additional Lore
Pingu OriginalSkin
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Freljord Crest icon

Short Story

The Beast and The Barbarian

By Unknown Author


Abilities

Bird is the Word
Bird is the Word

All types of attacks, physical and magical in nature, are being warped to Pingus home planet and back to Runeterra. This changes any damage taken from physical to magical and from magical to physical damage before reductions are applied.

Splish-Splash
Splish-Splash

Pingu splashes around in a tiny puddle of water which looks just so unbelievably adorable. He hereby makes enemies around him aware that he really is a cute little thingy which stuns them for 2 seconds.

Icy Emprisonment
Icy Emprisonment

Pingu channels his destructive powers and hits up to 3 enemies in a cone-shape in front of him with giant icebergs.

If this skill hits an enemy, Pingu will fall to the ground and start laughing really hard. Whenever the icebergs hit an enemy afflicted by Titanic Mark, they drown and Celine Dion starts to sing.

Voidpoke/Titanic Mark
Voidpoke

Pingu dissolves in an icy puddle for 0.5 seconds and reappears next to a random enemy champion.

If he finds an enemy champion not yet afflicted by Titanic Mark, Pingu can reactivate this ability to cast Titanic Mark within 10 seconds. If Titanic Mark hits, Voidpokes cooldown gets reset.

Blizzard of Doom
Blizzard of Doom

Pingu concentrates for 2 seconds, uncovering all enemy Champions afflicted by Titanic Mark. After slowing down time, Pingu frantically flaps his wings which causes every Titanic Mark on the map to explode in a blizzard of blood and bones.

If Pingu aces the enemy team with it, he puts on a pair of sunglasses.

Trivia

  • Pengus mainly celebrate Pool Party and Snowdown Showdown.
  • They are prominently featured as Little Legend in the game mode, Teamfight Tactics.
    • The Pengu and True Ice Featherknight Little Legend skins are the only ones that have a penguin-like appearance, other Featherknight skins are inspired by various other real-life birds such as ravens, robins, or parrots.

Champion Reveal: Pingu, the Guide

Pingu OriginalSkin

An ancient force has risen from the depths of Freljords eternal glaciers. Pingu, known by most as 'The Guide', has been a gruesome myth among the Runeterran population. Now, he surfaced and proved the old stories right.[1]

All types of attacks, physical and magical in nature, are being warped to Pingus home planet and back to Runeterra. This changes any damage taken from physical to magical and from magical to physical damage before reductions are applied.


Pingu - P

Pingu - P

Bird is the Word
Bird is the Word

All types of attacks, physical and magical in nature, are being warped to Pingus home planet and back to Runeterra. This changes any damage taken from physical to magical and from magical to physical damage before reductions are applied.

Pingu - Q

Pingu - Q

Splish-Splash
Splish-Splash

Pingu splashes around in a tiny puddle of water which looks just so unbelievably adorable. He hereby makes enemies around him aware that he really is a cute little thingy which stuns them for 2 seconds.

Pingu - W

Pingu - W

Icy Emprisonment
Icy Emprisonment

Pingu channels his destructive powers and hits up to 3 enemies in a cone-shape in front of him with giant icebergs.

If this skill hits an enemy, Pingu will fall to the ground and start laughing really hard. Whenever the icebergs hit an enemy afflicted by Titanic Mark, they drown and Celine Dion starts to sing.

Pingu - E

Pingu - E

Voidpoke/Titanic Mark
Voidpoke

Pingu dissolves in an icy puddle for 0.5 seconds and reappears next to a random enemy champion.

If he finds an enemy champion not yet afflicted by Titanic Mark, Pingu can reactivate this ability to cast Titanic Mark within 10 seconds. If Titanic Mark hits, Voidpokes cooldown gets reset.

Pingu - R

Pingu - R

Blizzard of Doom
Blizzard of Doom

Pingu concentrates for 2 seconds, uncovering all enemy Champions afflicted by Titanic Mark. After slowing down time, Pingu frantically flaps his wings which causes every Titanic Mark on the map to explode in a blizzard of blood and bones.

If Pingu aces the enemy team with it, he puts on a pair of sunglasses.

LEAGUE'S CUDDLIEST CHAMPION
Pingu, The Guide - Login Screen

Pingu, The Guide - Login Screen

Few have lived to tell the tale of this fearsome creature. Wherever Pingu emerges, he leaves behind a trail of destruction and a degree devastation only hinting at the bloody violence this wicked beast makes use of.

Scientists from all over Valorant agree on one thing: In no possible way can Pingu be from this world and he must have been jammed in the ice of Freljord for many centuries.

"You go through war, or you perish."
WHO'S PINGU?
Pingu Concept 03

The origin of this merciless slayer is still completely unknown. Certain events are hinting at the possibility that Pingu entered Runeterra through The Void. After being imprisoned for over 1000 years Pingu appointed himself the newest addition to the Fields of Justice. As Noxus and Ionia voiced their concern, Pingu threw a tantrum and levelled several villages and landscapes.

How Pingu was able to escape Freljords eternal glaciers is a mystery. Ashe, Queen of Freljord, urged to be on the lookout for an accomplice of Pingus.

No one knows where Pingu is lingering or where he will show up next. The members of the Lightshield line have gathered around their King, Jarvan III to discuss alliances with all other major cities of Valorant to confront the new evil. The brightest inventors of Piltover are said to be working on a secret weapon powerful enough to eradicate Pingus immense powers. Others are researching The Guide's origin to ultimately find a way to lock him up forever in the glaciers from which he rose.

"Through the storm and across the battlefields we march."

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Pingu, The Guide - Login Screen

Pingu, The Guide - Login Screen

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Pingu Champion Spotlight

Pingu Champion Spotlight

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