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In NetHack, all monsters in the ​b blob and ​P pudding or ooze monster classes share an encyclopedia entry describing them as amoeboids.


Apart from their encyclopedia entry, amoeboid monsters have no one defining trait not shared by at least some other monsters, although they share many common traits: amoeboid monsters are all mindless, unbreathing, and have no eyes, heads or limbs. With the exception of the quivering blob, their corpses or globs are all acidic to eat.


Some variants introduce new monsters sharing the amoeboid encyclopedia entry; additionally, several variants introduce b and/or P with different encyclopedia entries, such as the P shoggoth in SLASH'EM, dNetHack, and derived variants.


The following new monsters in SLASH'EM are described as amoeboids:

Encyclopedia entry

These giant amoeboid creatures look like nothing more than puddles of slime, but they both live and move, feeding on metal or wood as well as the occasional dungeon explorer to supplement their diet.

But we were not on a station platform. We were on the track ahead as the nightmare, plastic column of fetid black iridescence oozed tightly onward through its fifteen-foot sinus, gathering unholy speed and driving before it a spiral, re-thickening cloud of the pallid abyss vapor. It was a terrible, indescribable thing vaster than any subway train -- a shapeless congeries of protoplasmic bubbles, faintly self-luminous, and with myriads of temporary eyes forming and unforming as pustules of greenish light all over the tunnel-filling front that bore down upon us, crushing the frantic penguins and slithering over the glistening floor that it and its kind had swept so evilly free of all litter.

[ At the Mountains of Madness, by H.P. Lovecraft ]