- “Testing, testing. Howdy! Name's Grippy. I'm the boss of this here mining company.”
- —Grippy Toad
Grippy Toad is a new character that is introduced in the Star Fox spinoff title, Star Fox Guard. He is the uncle of Slippy Toad and Beltino Toad's brother. Grippy is the president of Corneria Precious Metals Ltd., a deep space mining company in charge of mining facilities in search for rare metals in space. Though, during this search, he comes across the trouble of being attacked by enemies.
Grippy resembles his brother Beltino greatly, such as shared facial hair and need for glasses, although Grippy wears a full head of black hair, as opposed to Beltino who is bald-headed. Grippy wears small, round spectacles, whereas Beltino wears large square glasses. Grippy's skin tone is orange in contrast to Beltino and Slippy, though Grippy does share this skin tone with Slippy's son in Star Fox Command. Grippy's dress sentence is highly elaborate as he wears a white boiler suit with gold trimmings, red necktie and elaborate jewelled rings and gold timepiece chains, hinting his business is very profitable or made him wealthy. Like his nephew, he wears black fingerless gloves with fancy gold trimmings and like other characters, Grippy wears a space headband with a microphone for communications, which he uses to speak to characters on the CPM Communications Channel.
In the game
Grippy Toad has hired his nephew Slippy to guard the tower at the center of each Corneria Precious Metal Ltd. base from enemy robots using the AegisCam security system, a state-of-the-art defense program designed by Slippy. By watching 12 live video feeds, then activating the camera-mounted laser guns by tapping on the Wii U GamePad controller and pressing any button to blast intruders and clear the area of all Combat Bots.
|Cornerian Army||General Pepper • Peppy Hare • Captain Shears • Bill Grey • Dog Soldiers • James McCloud|
|Inhabitants||Beltino Toad • Dash Bowman • Vivian Hare • Yaru de Pon • Vixy Reinard • Grippy Toad|
|Companies||Cornerian Defense Force • Bulldog Squadron • Husky Squadron • Cornerian Academy • Space Dynamics • Corneria Precious Metals Ltd. • Star Fox • Free-As-A-Bird • G-Zero Grand Prix • Star Falco|
|Vehicles||Cornerian Fighter • II • Cornerian Fleet • Cornerian Flagship • General's flagship • Monkey Arrow • Cornerian Assault Carrier • Pleiades-class Cruiser • Cornerian Transport|
|Technology||Radar Sites • Sentry Bot • Re-block • AegisCam • RE:BOT • Self-destruct program|
|Bases||Fichina Base • Katina Frontline Base • Katina Outpost • Corneria City • Climate control center • Orbital Gate • Area 3|