There are die-hard Pokemon fans within the VALORANT dev team.
The recent VCT Lock-In Tournament has given players a quick glimpse into the newest VALORANT Agent through an Official Agent Trailer.
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The new Agent, Gekko, belongs to the Initiator class and employs the help of his cuddly yet deadly pets to aid him in battle.
The Pokemon-like creatures give Gekko the ability to blind, bind, and tag enemies, as well as allow him to plant the Spike remotely.
We have outlined all of Gekko’s Abilities in this quick guide.
Gekko brings new and exciting ways to pave the way for his team when Attacking or Defending in VALORANT.
The new Initiator has all the typical Initiator-like abilities that can help him detect enemies and force enemies out of contested areas around maps.
However, Gekko’s most prominent ability, which has many fans talking, is his ability to plant or defuse the Spike remotely using one of his pets.
EQUIP Dizzy and FIRE to send Dizzy soaring forward through the air. Dizzy charges then unleash plasma blast as enemies in line of sight. Enemies hit by her plasma are blinded.
When Dizzy expires, she reverts into a dormant globule. INTERACT to reclaim the globule and gain another Dizzy charge after a short cooldown.
EQUIP Wingman and FIRE to send Wingman forward seeking enemies. Wingman unleashes a concussive blast toward the first enemy he sees. ALT Fire when targeting the Spike site or planted Spike to have Wingman defuse or plant the Spike.
To plant, Gekko must have the Spike in his inventory. When Wingman expires, she reverts into a dormant globule. INTERACT to reclaim the globule and gain another Wingman charge after a short cooldown.
Mosh Pit (C)
EQUIP Mosh and FIRE to throw Mosh like a grenade. ALT FIRE to throw underhand. Upon landing, Mosh duplicates across a large area and then explodes after a short delay.
EQUIP Trash and FIRE to link with Thrash’s mind and steer her through enemy territory. ACTIVATE to lunge forward and explode, detaining any enemies in a small radius.
When Thrash expires, she reverts into a dormant globule. INTERACT to reclaim the globule and gain another Thrash charge after a short cooldown. Thrash can be reclaimed once.
Most of Gekko’s abilities can be reused by reclaiming the globules left behind by his pets after they have been used in battle. Gekko can use his abilities again after a short cooldown by reclaiming the globules.
What role is Gekko in VALORANT?
Gekko is an Initiator Agent with abilities that can help him spot, blind, damage, and detain enemies through his abilities. He is best known for his ability to plant and defuse the Spike remotely.
Three of Gekko’s abilities can be reused once after using them initially early in the round. Gekko can pick up globules left behind by his Dizzy, Wingman, and Thrash and reuse them after a short cooldown.
VALORANT Gekko Release Date
Gekko is set to be released when Episode 6 Act III comes out on March 7, 2023.
It will be interesting to see how Gekko and his cute pets shape the VALORANT meta moving forward. His ability to plant and defuse the Spike from afar is the first of its kind and will no doubt be a game-changer that will force players to employ new tactics and strategies to counteract this ability.
Gekko and Friends
Gekko’s quirky looks and cute pets do a great job of hiding the monster that he can be on the battlefield. Not only does the new Initiator Agent have all the basic Initiator abilities that help him open up opportunities for his team, but his ability to plant the spike remotely adds a new dynamic to how pre- and post-plant situations are handled in the game moving forward.