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Other languages: German: Natterngecko
Hungarian: Pikkelyes
Russian: Чешуехвост
Spanish: Skalengeck
Taiwanese: Lungnan
Farsi: اسکالن گک
Notables: Cecil
Handcuff Clint Vickers
Handcuff Joshua Hall
Dead Buxton Jacobs
Dead Will
Dead Gus Campbell
Billie Trump
Comics: Grimm: The Warlock Issue 3
Grimm: The Warlock Issue 4
Books: The Chopping Block (mentioned)
The Killing Time

A Skalengeck (SKA-lən-gek; Ger. Skalen "measuring scales" + Geck "fop") or Lungnan (Taiw. lung "dragon" + nan "south") is a lizard-like Wesen that first appeared in "Pilot".


When they woge, they gain pale yellow, scaly skin over their face, forked tongues, and sharp, pointy teeth. They also have three gills on both sides of their neck. The exact purpose of these gills are unknown, but Clint Vickers and Joshua Hall were seen venting Jay fumes that they inhaled out of them, so it is clear that the gills are part of the Skalengeck respiratory system.

They are stronger than humans, as one was able to fight with Trubel, a Grimm, on equal footing for a while, ("Nobody Knows the Trubel I've Seen") and Nick wrestled one evenly, ("Island of Dreams") but they are still somewhat weaker than Grimms. They are also very fast.

Interestingly, they obviously don't have the regenerative power that many actual lizards have, as seen in "Island of Dreams" when Clint Vickers sustained an injury on his leg and had to manually sew it closed.

As a defense mechanism, the Skalengeck secretes a foul odor from its skin. This odor is pungent, but harmless. ("The Killing Time")


Skalengecks usually intimidate their prey by greeting them with a hostile grin and their tongues hanging out. They are a species not renowned for their intelligence or width of knowledge. They are often aggressive, irrational, and violent. This can lead them to try and take on far superior opponents. The majority of them are criminals, ranging from addicts and sexual abusers to robbers and murderers. However, there are more intelligent and competent Skalengecks, such as Gus Campbell.

They're stereotypically drug addicts or involved with drug possession. Joshua Hall and Clint Vickers are Jay addicts, and Cecil is a drug dealer. They also enjoy inhaling things. ("Leave It to Beavers")

Excerpt from Grimm DiariesEdit

The Skalengeck is a quick, mischievous creature known for dabbling in crime, robbery and other illegal affairs.

However, he is not a smart or careful criminal, and therefore I can easily take care of this vermine (sic) without wasting much time.

The key physical feature of a Skalengeck is his long lizard tongue and tiny razor sharp teeth.

408-Skalengeck Grimm diaries

Season 1 Blu-ray Grimm Guide ProfileEdit

Scaly lizard creatures who often find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Observed mostly as drug addicts and repeat offenders, their popular characteristics include exhaling out of their gills (when morphed) and being cold-blooded, giving predators like Blutbaden the ability to smell them up to a mile away.



  • Skalengecks are not affected by pepper spray. Monroe assumed that they actually like it. ("Leave It to Beavers")
Wesen in Grimm
Accipitrid Wesen Geier, Steinadler
Amphibian Wesen Folterseele
Bovine Wesen Heftigauroch, Taureus-Armenta
Canine Wesen Anubis, Apgadnieks, Blutbad, Coyotl, Höllentier, Hundjäger, Luison, Schakal, Wældreór, Wildesheer
Caprine Wesen Krampus, Seelengut, Ziegevolk
Cathartid Wesen Raub-Kondor
Chelicerate Wesen Spinnetod
Chelonian Wesen Genio innocuo
Chimeric Wesen Manticore, Naiad
Chiropteran Wesen Murciélago
Dinosaur Wesen Glühenvolk
Feline Wesen Klaustreich
Hexapod Wesen Jinnamuru Xunte, Mellifer
Lepidosauromorphan Wesen Königschlange, Lausenschlange, Phansigar, Quijada Vil, Skalengeck, Varme Tyv
Lutrine Wesen Luisant-Pêcheur
Machairodontine Wesen Mauvais Dentes
Meline Wesen Drang-Zorn
Osteichthyan Wesen Cracher-Mortel, Matança Zumbido
Pantherine Wesen Balam, Löwen, Pflichttreue, Yaguaraté
Passeriform Wesen Seltenvogel
Perissodactyl Wesen Dickfellig, Nuckelavee
Primate Wesen Aswang, El Cucuy, Excandesco, Fuchsteufelwild, Hässlich, Hexenbiest, Indole Gentile, Koschie, Musai, Siegbarste, Wendigo, Wildermann
Pseudosuchian Wesen Gelumcaedus, Skalenzahne
Rodent Wesen Eisbiber, Mauzhertz, Reinigen, Stangebär, Willahara
Sauropsidans Wesen Dämonfeuer
Spiralian Wesen Gedächtnis Esser, Huntha Lami Muuaji, Lebensauger
Strigiform Wesen Scharfblicke
Suinan Wesen Bauerschwein, Malin Fatal, Schinderdiv
Ursid Wesen Jägerbar
Vulpine Wesen Fuchsbau, Vulpesmyrca

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