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  • Gatligator item sprite
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Uses ammoBullets
Damage21 (Ranged)
Knockback1.5 (Extremely weak)
Critical chance4%
Use time7 (Insanely fast)
Tooltip50% chance to save ammo
Highly inaccurate
RarityRarity level: 4
Buy35 GC
Sell7 GC
Research1 required
  • Internal Item ID: 2270 (Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)
The Gatligator's erratic fire spread and bullet velocity.

The Gatligator is a Hardmode gun that fires as fast as the Megashark, and shares the 50% chance not to consume ammo. This weapon is very inaccurate, spreading bullets in random directions over a spread of about 30°, making it very difficult to hit enemies from a far distance. It also fires at varying velocity. It is purchased from the Traveling Merchant for 35 GC, while in Hardmode.

The Chain Gun operates similarly, and can be considered an upgrade.

Its best modifier is Unreal.


  • If the reduced 50% ammo consumption of this weapon is combined with a ranged bonus of 20% reduced ammo usage (such as the (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) Necro armor's, Shroomite armor's or Ammo Box's(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions)), or with a 25% reduced ammo usage (such as the Hallowed armor's or Adamantite armor's), the observed final bonus is multiplicative between the two, resulting in a 60% ammo reduction or 62.5% ammo reduction respectively (that means that 999 bullets will yield between 2498 and 2664 shots on average, respectively). In case it is used with the Titan armor(Old-gen console and 3DS versions), the resultant bonus will be 78% less ammo consumption (3842 shots on average).
    • Using an Endless Musket Pouch(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) renders the ammo usage reduction useless, which allows one to wear other sets of armor in favor of different bonuses.
  • Using the Gatligator with Crystal or Exploding Bullets can be very useful against bosses such as The Destroyer, as the low accuracy wouldn't be too concerning with The Destroyer's sheer length.
  • Using Chlorophyte Bullets can somewhat offset its spread with their homing properties.


  • Gatligator is a portmanteau of Gatling (Gatling gun) and alligator. The gun's barrel and the chamber resemble an alligator's head.
  • The Gatligator is yet another rapid-firing weapon that was named and designed using a portmanteau of a water creature, the others being the Minishark, Megashark and the S.D.M.G..