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Full Name Gary the Gadget Guy
Species Penguin
Gender Male
Position EPF Agent, Former PSA Agent, Inventor, Tech Lead, Scientist, Technology Specialist
Appeared See Appearances
Color Old Blue (in missions and artwork) Blue (in game)
Clothes Items Lab Coat, Gary's Glasses, Gary's Glasses (Prehistoric Party), Gary's Glasses Feb 2013, Gary 3000 Helmet (Robo Party)
Related To Gariwald VIII (great uncle), Garugg the Ugg Ugg (great x11 uncle), Garianna (relative from medieval times), Gary 3000 (future self)
Friends With Aunt Arctic, Dot, Jet Pack Guy, Rory, Rookie, Secret Agent (in missions), EPF Agent (in missions), Rockhopper, Darwin, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew, Beaker, Roofhowse, Blizzard, Sydmull, Jangrah, Lorna, You (if you add him)
Meetable Character? Yes
Voiced/ Played By Wallace Shawn
For his Club Penguin Island counterpart, see Gary the Gadget Guy (CPI)
— Gary the Gadget Guy

Gary the Gadget Guy, also known as Gary or G, is Club Penguin's local inventor and the former owner of the Sports Shop. He always appears in a white lab coat and his special curved spectacles. He is known to enjoy eating Fish pizza with extra cheese and anchovies, and is almost always seen drinking coffee while in the HQ. He used to be somewhat shy and potentially claustrophobic.


Gary has gone through large amounts of character development and personality changes. Throughout his history, he has been smart and very helpful to most penguins on the island. When he appeared in Mission 2, he is depicted as a somewhat slick and suave scientist who owns the Sport Shop. In later PSA missions, he morphs into more of a leader and technical personality.

When he made his debut at the Medieval Party, he appears quiet and imaginative. He is very easily frightened as shown by his scripts during the Halloween Parties. He becomes more partner-like than superior towards the last secret missions, and in the EPF (although he issues orders and missions), he appears as more of a team member like Jet Pack Guy and Rookie.

He recently has been given an English background via his speaking mannerisms in the Club Penguin Times. His inventions have also changed recently, having more realistic names and less EPF related purposes. Gary's role in the EPF seems to be secondary to his role being a mascot, shown particularly during Halloween Party 2012. Gary also tells the player fewer tidbits of information. It is also to be noted that Gary never once made any indication of the existence of the EPF during the PSA Era. Gary's friendship with Aunt Arctic, largely noted in previous times, has not been mentioned since the deterioration of the PSA.

He has not directly spoken to another mascot outside of interviews since Rockhopper's Quest. He had seemed to act more unusual and nervous since the beginning of 2013. But as of the My Penguin Release Party, he said he's not very shy anymore, and as of the Medieval Party 2013, he's definitely back to his old self again.

Gary's Inventions

See main article: List of Gary's Inventions

Gary has been making inventions since the first day of Club Penguin. Some of his inventions are around the Island for use by normal penguins, but most were put in the Gadget Room, like the Test Chamber and the Crab Translator 3000. Gary ends most of his inventions with a number like 1000 or 3000 (mainly 3000). It was revealed in Issue 16 of the Club Penguin Magazine that he has 2999 other versions that go wrong and that the 3000th version is always the complete version. It is probable that his projects receive copious funding from the EPF, since Gary would be unable to afford all required components without some source of financial support. Many of Gary's inventions have been proven as failures, such as the Ski Lift 1000, therefore suggesting that his inventing skill is not as good as he lets on, although this may just be because the failures are always prototypes, and the final '3000' always works fine.

Role in the Penguin Secret Agency and Elite Penguin Force

Relationship to the Director

Gary is not the founder/leader of the EPF. This was proven because in Mission 10, The Director (who was later revealed to be Aunt Arctic in Operation: Blackout) is seen on a TV screen and G is standing next to the TV. His role is somewhat close to what Q's is from the James Bond series (Q is a single lettered-name, so is G, possibly this is where Club Penguin got his name from). He was the only agent who actually knew who the Director was, and they are close friends.


Gary has designed nearly all PSA (and later EPF) field equipment, including the spy phone. The I.S.E.E.U was designed to provide island-wide surveillance. Gary often creates inventions with specific uses for certain missions, such as the Mini-AC 3000 for Operation: Hibernation. Gary created inventions originally in his room, then in the Gadget Room, and later in Gary's Lab.


Gary relatives.

Ever since Gary's great uncle made his first appearance at the Halloween Party 2012, it has become a running gag that one of Gary's ancestors were somehow involved in the plot of each party that Gary is present at. Some examples are Garugg the Ugg Ugg at the Prehistoric Party 2014 and Garianna mentioned prior to the Medieval Party 2013. Another possible relative of his was seen on a gravestone at the Dock during the Halloween Party 2013. In the Future Party, Gary meets his future self, Gary 3000.

Appearances as a Mascot


Gary normally appears two to three times a year, making him a moderately difficult mascot to locate. Upon finding him, players can receive his background and add him to their friends list.


Gary normally gives out a new background on his every visit.


Main article: Gary the Gadget Guy/Quotes

Gary's Items

Gary has a collection of Club Penguin items that he has in his inventory, which are listed below.


Blue (Color) Gary's Glasses (4 different pairs, with 4 different player card appearances) Gary's Lab Coat
Ghoul Detector 3000 Thunder Blade Glowing Pumpkin Head
Gary Background Rad Scientist Costume Skyward Staff


Shamrock pin Music Note pin Plant pin Pizza Slice pin
Balloon pin Mining Lantern pin Beach Ball pin Sun pin
Horse Shoe pin Astro-Barrier Ship pin Hockey Stick pin Pencil pin
Lighthouse pin Telescope pin Jolly Roger Flag pin Pumpkin pin
Jet Pack pin Life Ring pin Christmas Tree pin Candy Cane pin
Apple pin Cactus pin Teddy Bear pin Ice Block pin
Shrimp pin Pot O' Gold pin Cardboard Box pin Microphone Pin
Gem pin Tulip pin


  • Gary's first appearance on the island was during the Halloween Party 2008.
  • Gary has at least six lab coats. One that he wears, another in the Gadget Room, three on a coat hanger in his room and one on the ground next to the coat hanger.
  • Gary has at least the first 32 pins in his collection (excluding the Soccer Ball pin).
  • Although Gary wears Old Blue in the Missions and on his player card, his in-game avatar is Blue.
  • According to both Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force and The Inventor's Apprentice, he likes extra strong cheese and anchovies on his Pizza.
    • Issue #70 of the Club Penguin Times contradicts this, stating that his favourite food is Fish Dish pizza.
    • Issue #71 again contradicts this statement, stating that before making the Pizzatron 3000 his favourite was plain cheese, while afterwards he prefers icing sugar, hot sauce, jelly beans and fish.
  • Gary judged the 2010 Halloween igloo decorating contest with Aunt Arctic.
  • Gary stated in Mission 9 that he liked coffee and mathematics.
  • Gary was the first mascot able to be added as a buddy.
  • Some pictures show him writing with his left hand others show him using his right, meaning it is possible for him to be ambidextrous.
  • Gary stated in Mission 11 that his glasses were special, but he didn't explain why.
  • According to PSA Mission 3: Case of the Missing Coins, Gary tries not to be confusing.
  • Gary helped Rockhopper upgrade The Migrator for Rockhopper's Quest.
  • Gary is best friends with Aunt Arctic mentioned in the Club Penguin Official Annual 2011.
  • In Issue #341 of the Club Penguin Times he said that he built the Hydra.
  • At the beginning of the Medieval Party 2012, there was a bug that had the player card he had from the Halloween Party 2011 and had the Thunder Blade instead of the Ghoul Detector. Club Penguin later changed his player card to his classic player card.
  • A game he played when you were in his "home" (lighthouse) at the Medieval Party 2012 was "I Spy Wizard Eye".
  • At the Medieval Party 2012, there was a special seat at the lighthouse for him, probably to escape crowds. A similar platform appeared in the Ghost Lab.
  • Gary made a cameo appearance in The Party Starts Now.
  • According to the 2011-2012 Yearbook, he is the most likely to save the island with a Milkshakerocketcopter3000.
  • Gary could not add some penguins at the beginning of Halloween Party 2012 because of a glitch.
  • Gary was kidnapped by Herbert P. Bear on November 8th, 2012 and freed on November 24.
  • He often says "Great Scott" as an homage to Dr. Emmet L. Brown from Back to the Future, a popular movie franchise.
  • Two of his favorite dinosaurs are Micropachycephalosaurus and Carcharodontosaurus.
  • When he was a kid he had a stuffed Tyrannosaurus named Lord Chompington, who apparently, was quite polite.
  • He has many family members, including cousins, uncles and an aunt (not Aunt Arctic). Most of them are possibly shy.
  • He's shown to have an extremely high degree of myopia (shortsightedness), as his left eyeglass has -11.5 degrees and the right one has -13.5 degrees.
  • In the Club Penguin Magazine, he was in Penguins Uncovered and had his own section called Gary's Gear.
  • Gary appeared two months in a row in early 2013, making appearances in both the Prehistoric Party 2013 and Hollywood Party.
  • He is one of the smartest penguins in Club Penguin, as revealed by the Club Penguin Top Trumps
  • It is revealed in PSA Mission #9 that Gary is good with numbers.
  • Gary stated at the My Penguin Release Party, that he is not very shy anymore.
  • Gary has a Goldfish that lived in his room. After The EPF Rebuild, it seems to have been moved to an H20 Dispenser in the Everyday Phoning Facility.
  • Despite the Prototype Sled falling apart every time he takes it out for a test run, he sends players off on a similar toboggan in Club Penguin: Game Day! in the minigame Sled & Slide.
  • It took him 3000 times to get his first potion right during the Medieval Party 2013.
  • We learn a lot about him in WaddleOn Episode 13... with Gary!.
    • The reason he is bald is because he used a Hair Chair 3000.
    • He builds a new room called the Future Dome, where the mad scientist convention is going on.
    • He almost had the Blacksmith Force lose their jobs.
  • He came up with the idea of using trains to transport the coins in Herbert's Hoard Lair during the Holiday Party 2013
    • For this, many people assumed that he would be a mascot in the party. However, he stated that he would be busy researching for distant relatives, and would not appear at the party.
  • He used to not have a puffle because of his duties, which caused him to be much too busy to care for a puffle. However, during the Prehistoric Party 2014 he adopted a Blue Triceratops Puffle named Darwin.
    • There was a vote to choose the name. The other possible choices were Archimedes (Archie), Marsh and Pi.
  • Gary met Dr. Bunsen Honeydew and Beaker, and invited them to his lab to work on experiments during the Muppets World Tour.
  • In Top Trumps - Club Penguin, Gary is stated to have the highest intelligence out of all the other characters, with maximum 100/100.
  • According to the Club Penguin Times, in the future, Gary is called Gary 3000, who is like present Gary, but different. He builds amazing gadgets used all over the galaxy, including Robos, which are used by the Extra-Planetary-Federation to combat threats from outer space and other dimensions.
  • Gary and Rockhopper never met before the end of the Save the Migrator Project, according to the Club Penguin Times.
  • In July 2015, Gary was given his own animated short, which gave a little tidbit about himself and his puffles, including Darwin and an unnamed brown puffle.
  • His favorite animals are insects.
  • His favorite sport is ping pong.
  • He is scared of decaffeinated coffee.
  • He has an 'irrational' fear of analog clocks and any type of outdated technology, as stated by himself in Club Penguin: Halloween Panic!
  • According to issue #541 of the Club Penguin Times, the Time Trekker 3000 is his favorite invention.
  • According to his mascot scripts, he always keeps nine spare pairs of glasses on him (just in case).


Main article: Gary the Gadget Guy/Gallery


Names in other languages

Language Name
Portuguese Gary o Pinguim Inventor
French Gary le Gars Aux Gadgets
Spanish Gary, el Pingüino Artefacto
German Gary der Geräte-Guru
Russian Гарри-технарь

See also

Mission and mascot sighting compilation

Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force Missions:
The Mystery

Left To Your
Own Devices
Rookie on
the Rocks
Looking for
All's Weld That
Ends Weld
Do It Yourself

Double Trouble:
Flying High
Super Secret
Damage Control:
Robotomy 101 :
Robots On The Run:
An Agent's Work Is Never Done:
Christmas Mission:

The Summer Mission:

April Fools Mission:

Halloween Mission:

Puffle Pranksters:

Small Missions:




Case of the Missing Puffles:
G's Secret Mission:
Case of the Missing Coins:
Avalanche Rescue:
Secret of the Fur:
Questions for a Crab:
Clockwork Repairs:
Mysterious Tremors:
Operation: Spy & Seek:
Waddle Squad:
The Veggie Villain:
Club Penguin: Elite Penguin Force: Herbert's Revenge Missions:
The Elite Penguin Force:
Secret of the Fur:
Questions for a Crab:
Mysterious Tremors:
Spy and Seek:
Waddle Squad:
The Veggie Villain:
Suspect at Large:
Herbert's Plan:
The Ultimate Mission: