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"The Specie"
The Specie Titlecard
Season: 5
Broadcast number: 432
Production code: GB503
Running time: 3 Minutes
Airing Information
U.S. air date: December 20th 2016, 7:30 PM
VOD: 1st January, 2017.
U.K. air date: December 21st 2016, 7:30 PM
International premieres: All other places: December 23rd 2016, 9:30 PM
Written by: Ben Bocquelet
Joe Parham
Tim Mills
James Hamilton
James Huntrods
Chris Garbutt
Episode Director:Antoine Perez
Storyboarded by: Aurelie Charbonnier
Oliver Hamilton
Songs Featured

Episode Chronology
""The Takedown""
""The Race""

The Specie is the second episode in Season 5.


A specie which Elmore thought was extinct meets Gumball and Darwin.


Main Characters



Linto (debut)

Minor Characters



[The episode starts with Gumball and Darwin with a Rube goldberg Machine which has tape and a microwave and a clock attached to it.]

Darwin: So this is how you warp to another dimension?

Gumball: Yup!

Darwin: AWESOME!

[Gumball and Darwin go in it.]

[Gumball spins it and its starts going very fast, Making the clock change time faster.]


[Instead of warping to another dimension, Gumball and Darwin get thrown to an empty section of the streets in Elmore.]

Gumball and Darwin: Oww!

Linto: [disguised as a normal cat] Hey! You've got hurt!

Gumball: [painfully] No!

Darwin: [painfully] We're fine!

Linto: No you aren't! You need serious help!

Gumball: FINE..

[Gumball regenerates before Linto calls the hospital, and then Darwin also.]

Gumball: There! We're fine!

Linto: Woah! You're pretty healthy!

[Gumball and Darwin quickly run.]

Linto: Wait!

[Gumball and Darwin turn around.]

Gumball: What?

Linto: I've never met anybody so strong, I wanna show you a secret.

[Linto takes off his disguise and reveals he is actually a cat who can change colors at will.]

Linto: Yep, My normal color is orange.


Darwin: That's amazing! I thought the Elmore facts book of 2016 said you were extinct!

Linto: Yeah... We never wanted people to know that.

Gumball: What do you mean "we"?

Gumball and Darwin: [gasp] YOU'VE GOT MORE COLORFUL MEMBERS!

Linto: Yep, Please don't tell, PLEAAASE.

[The screen says "TO BE CONTINUED IN PART 2."]


  • This episode was originally called "The Species".
  • Linto made a cameo debut before this episode.
  • This is the shortest episode to be produced; With a time of 3:10 Minutes.
    • Ben said on Twitter, Facebook and Reddit that this episode was short to save budget, because they weren't ready for Linto's color.
  • This episode along with "The Takedown" were released On-Demand on 1st January 2017, Possibly as a New Year gift.
  • This episode was only premiered once in Denmark, Since it got low ratings it was refused to be reruned in Denmark.
  • This episode has the least amount of characters in the series, with a total of 4, beating "The Puppy".
  • This is the last episode to premiere in 2016.
  • Originally this episode would be a half hour special rather than a minisode, And would not have a part 2.


  • This episode was accidentally rated TV-Y7 instead of TV-Y7-FV on various reruns in Bulgaria, UAE and Indonesia.
    • Ironically, this episode was also on accident rated TV-PG-V on premieres in a few countries. Although Cartoon Network fixed this issue for CN France and Turkey before it premiered there.

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