|Special Day:||29 July|
|Amount Created:||2,016,100 (39th - 0.72%)|
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The Ruki is an insect-like Neopet resembling a praying mantis released on July 29, 2004. Like all insects, Rukis have antennae and 3-part bodies divided into the head, thorax, and abdomen. Unlike insects which have compound eyes, Rukis possess vertebrate eyes complete with sclera, iris, and pupil. They have six limbs: four attached to the abdomen, and two to the thorax which have been adapted for use as arms, ending in three finger-like pincers.
Originating from the Lost Desert, Rukis have adapted to the hot climate of the desert. Their outer armour protects them from the sun and also enables them to travel great distances, even in broad daylight, without getting tired. They were the 48th species to be created.
In the Neopets Trading Card Game, Rukis are associated with the element of Light.
In the Battledome, Rukis have no natural resistances, however they do have three species abilities:
|Ruki Pinch||Attack: 2×||Available from Level 2|
|Ruki Rage||Attack: 2×||Available from Level 10|
|Ruki Radar||Attack: 2 - 3× 2 - 3×||Available from Level 20|
There are also twelve pieces of equipment that can only be used by a Ruki.
The Ruki is currently available in 45 different colours:
- As of July 2009, there are over 1.8 million Ruki created on Neopets, placing them 39th out of 54 Neopets in popularity. They are also featured in 53 different items.
- Thyassa, the oldest Neopet ever, was made a Blue Ruki for some point in 2006.
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