|Known locations||Po-Metru (formerly)|
|Powers||Detecting Kanohi powers|
|Location||Great Barrier (formerly)|
The Kavinika are wolf-like Rahi.
A population of Kavinika settled in the undeveloped sectors of Po-Metru in Metru Nui. Due to their hostile natures, the Kavinika were later driven out of Po-Metru and "adopted" by Ga-Metru for use as guard Rahi to protect important buildings. The Matoran of Ga-Metru were ultimately unsuccessful in repurposing the Kavinika, and they quickly developed a reputation for attacking innocent Ga-Matoran. Removing them from schools and Protodermis labs proved extremely difficult and dangerous work. The Hapaka were once briefly used to drive them away, with mixed success. The majority of the Kavinika population in Metru Nui continued to wander wild on the outskirts of Ga-Metru.
After the Great Cataclysm, the Rahaga observed that Kavinika numbers in Ga-Metru were actually increasing. They theorized that some kind of experimental substance leaking from a damaged Ga-Matoran lab was causing the Kavinika to duplicate exponentially.
During the Visorak invasion of Metru Nui, some Kavinika escaped the Visorak horde and wandered into Le-Wahi on the island of Mata Nui. These specimens later returned to Metru Nui with the Matoran after Toa Takanuva's defeat of Makuta Teridax.
Mavrah owned a Rahi that resembled a cross between a Kavinika and a lizard. When Toa Metru Onewa tried to use his Kanohi Komau to control the mind of Mavrah, the Rahi screeched very loudly, due to the fact that this Kavinika could sense when a Kanohi was in use, similar to how a Kinloka rat can sense food from a distance. Later, after Whenua finished relaying the information about Metru Nui to Mavrah, his Kavinika began to screech again, sensing the use of Vakama's Huna.
Abilities and Traits
The Kavinika's defenses are its sharp teeth and claws. With its claws, the Kavinika can climb buildings to hide. The behavior of the Kavinika is known to be aggressive and unpredictable. Kavinika are difficult to tame and liable to attack Matoran or other Kavinika.
Mavrah's lizard-like Kavinika had the ability to sense when a Kanohi was in use, and screeched loudly whenever one was used.
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