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Ga-Koro was the village of Water on the island of Mata Nui and the home to the Ga-Matoran after their arrival on Mata Nui. It was deserted when the Matoran left for Metru Nui and was later destroyed by the Bohrok's reawakening.
When the Toa Metru landed on Mata Nui for the second time after rescuing the Matoran of Metru Nui out of the ravaged city, Turaga Nokama chose the landing spot as the location of the new Ga-Metru. The construction was done with the metal from Airships and Matoran Spheres, as well as the native flora. The construction of Ga-Koro was briefly halted by an attack of a Tarakava Nui, but the Rahi was repelled, and the village completed.
After the promised year of peace, Teridax attacked Mata Nui using infected Rahi, and the Ga-Matoran and Nokama fought to defend the village for almost a thousand years. Five hundred years after the village was constructed, a giant squid destroyed part of the village, but the concerted efforts of several Ga-Matoran, especially Amaya, drove it away, and the village was repaired later.
When Takua arrived in Ga-Koro, the hut Turaga Nokama and the Ga-Matoran had gathered in sank after a Tarakava destroyed the pump, leaving only a pipe to communicate with the surface. Takua found the pipe and learned of their trouble through Nokama. After taking a lightstone out of Nokama's hut, he dove into the East Garden, and hunted for a gear that the Tarakava had knocked off. He used the lightstone to find the gear by searching for the light's reflection off the gear. He quickly found the gear and repaired the pump, bringing the hut to the surface.
Nokama and the Ga-Matoran raced out of the hut, just as the Tarakava surfaced. After a short wait, the Rahi swung its powerful forearm at the group of Matoran, but was blocked by newly-returned Toa Gali. Drawing the Tarakava's attention away, Gali used her Hooks and agility to protect herself from the attack, and then tackled the Tarakava, causing both of them to fall into the water. The Matoran watched, hoping Gali would survive the underwater tussle with the massive lizard. Finally, the Tarakava's head breached the water, and then fell back down, as Gali stood above with the infected mask. Shortly after the Toa traveled to Kini-Nui, Ga-Koro came under siege by huge numbers of Rahi. The village had been fortified in advance, and the Matoran managed to hold off the attacks.
Near the end of the Bohrok Invasion, Pahrak began to threaten Ga-Koro. Turaga Vakama had sent the Ta-Koro Guard to Ga-Koro to help protect it. In addition, Takua the Chronicler brought Nuparu and a group of Boxors and Onu-Matoran to help. During a meeting between Turaga Nokama, Jaller, and Takua, Kotu came in, and brought them out to greet Turaga Onewa and Po-Matoran refugees from the Attack on Po-Koro. While Nokama and Onewa talked, Hahli alerted them to a Pahrak attack on the Koro gate.
In response, Turaga Nokama sent Hahli, Kotu, and Macku to destroy the main causeway using fishing staffs. However, the Pahrak used their Stone powers to shatter the stone gate before the Ga-Matoran could finish. As the gate was blasted into rubble, a large rock flew toward Macku, whom was unable to escape. Hewkii urgently ran over and used Macku's fishing staff to deflect the stone, which then fell on another section of the causeway, effectively cutting off the Pahrak's path.
Just before dawn, the Pahrak struck again, using their power to blow apart Naho Falls. The resulting rubble created a bridge to the village, and the Pahrak attacked. As morning came, the efforts of the Ga-Koro Guard were not sufficient to stop the Pahrak, so Nuparu and his Boxors moved in. However, as the Boxors crossed the causeway, the Pahrak flipped over the causeway, dumping the Boxor vehicles into the water, but in the process, cut them off from the rest of the village. Meanwhile, Macku and Kotu dive into the water, and rescued the Onu-Matoran from the water.
Three Pahrak Va then walked over to a trio of Pahrak on a lily pad, and loaded Krana Vu into their headplates, granting them the ability to fly short distances. The Pahrak then flew over to the lily pad where most of the Matoran were. On another lily pad, away from the action, Jaller and Takua spotted them, and searched for a way to cross. Using a bamboo pole, Jaller launched Takua across the water over to the others.
Meanwhile, deep in the Bohrok Nest, the Toa Mata defeated the Bahrag, and were transformed into Toa Nuva, causing Nuva Symbols to appear above the Suva of each of the Toa, generating beams of energy that immobilized the Bohrok. The village was then rebuilt and expanded with the aid of the Krana-less Bohrok.
A short time afterward, a Bohrok-Kal attacked the village and stole Gali's Nuva Symbol which was kept there in the Ga-Suva. Eventually the Toa Nuva stopped the Bohrok-Kal and returned the Nuva Symbol to Ga-Koro.
After the Matoran were rebuilt at Kini-Nui, Ga-Koro was closed off from the mainland for a month while the Turaga met at Kini-Nui. Soon afterward, the village hosted the Ga-Koro/Onu-Koro Kolhii match, with Ga-Koro winning.
Ga-Koro was situated just off the shore of Naho Bay in northeastern Mata Nui, surrounded by whirlpools and strong currents that made sea travel treacherous. The village was mainly built on top of huge floating pads, the huts were made out of a thick seaweed-like material, and the various pads were connected by walkways made from similar material, with one leading to a gate on the beach. At least one hut in the village required a pump to keep it floating; if the pump stopped working, then the hut sank.
After the defeat of the Bohrok swarms, the village was largely re-designed. On one end of the village, the flax-makers' homes and East Garden were located; on the reverse end were the shipyards. Both of these locations were connected to the Town Square by suspended bridges. The Town Square contained a meeting area for the Matoran and a garden. Turaga Nokama's hut was accessible by a lily pad road, while a lily pad road going in the reverse direction led to Ga-Koro's Kolhii arena, or Kolhii Pad, and the walkway to the mainland. The original stone gate guarding the entrance to the mainland was destroyed by the Bohrok, and a second gate, also of stone, was built further out onto the water.
The Ga-Matoran inhabited Ga-Koro. Here, they constructed different wares such as Rope and Air Bladders using different materials. Ga-Matoran performed a wide variety of tasks, including flax-making, trading, and sailing. Their ability to hold their breathes for long periods of time made Ga-Koro better suited for the Matoran of Water than the other types.
Notable Former Inhabitants
- Nokama: Village Turaga and leader.
- Hahli: Chronicler, Kolhii champion, former Toa Inika and now Toa Mahri.
- Kotu: Former Kolhii champion and Nokama's left hand.
- Macku: Nokama's right hand and member of the Chronicler's Company.
- Gali: Toa Mata turned Toa Nuva of Water.
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- BIONICLE: Mask of Light Novel (Mentioned Only)
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- BIONICLE: The Official Guide to BIONICLE
- BIONICLE: Encyclopedia (Mentioned Only)
- BIONICLE: Encyclopedia Updated (Mentioned Only)
- BIONICLE: Quest for the Toa
- Mata Nui Online Game
- BIONICLE: Quest for the Masks (Non-canonical Appearance)
- BIONICLE: The Legend of Mata Nui (Non-canonical Appearance)
- Bohrok Online Animations
- Mata Nui Explorer (2002)
- Toa Nuva Promo CD
- Mata Nui Online Game II: The Final Chronicle
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- BIONICLE: The Game (Non-canonical Appearance)
- BIONICLE: Mask of Light (Game) (Non-canonical Appearance)
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