"... and the Pahrak, who would turn the mountains to crumbling stone."
— Turaga Vakama, The Bohrok Awake
Pahrak are created when Av-Matoran fulfill their destiny and transform into mechanical insectoids. They are then transported to Bohrok Nests to await the signal to cleanse the island camouflage of the Great Spirit Mata Nui. They are aided by the Bohrok Va Pahrak Va.
The Pahrak swarms beneath the island of Mata Nui were awakened by Makuta Teridax, upon his defeat by the Toa Mata. The Pahrak were one of the Bohrok breeds first encountered by the Toa Mata, when they attacked Ta-Koro in conjunction with Kohrak soon after the swarms were awakened. One of the Pahrak that attacked Ta-Koro was the first Bohrok to have its Krana removed and taken by the Toa. A group of them later attacked Po-Koro, and, while Pohatu managed to stop most of them, a swarm of Lehvak soon arrived to back them up.
Later, the Pahrak attacked a barricaded Ga-Koro, where the Po-Matoran had also evacuated to (After Po-Koro had fallen to the Tahnok) but were prevented from entering the village by the Ga-Matoran Hahli, Macku, and Kotu, who destroyed the walkways. While the Matoran were dismantling the paths, a Pahrak destroyed the village gate which sent rock debris flying at the Ga-Matoran, specifically Macku, who was saved by Hewkii, who blocked the rock. It bounced back and tore the remaining path, cutting the Pahrak off. However the persistent Pahrak destroyed the Naho Falls during the night and used the resulting rocks as a road. Matoran-piloted Boxors faced them, but the Pahrak tipped the lily pads over, knocking the Boxors into the water and accidentally blocking their own entry. However, several Pahrak Va brought in Krana Vu, and the Pahrak were able to fly over the water and corner both the now-displaced Po-Matoran and the native Ga-Matoran. Takua was present during the attack, and he and a few others wanted to fight back. The unexpected defeat of the Bahrag stopped the Pahrak before they could totally destroy the village, their lifeless bodies falling to the ground. In the aftermath, the Matoran reprogrammed the Pahrak to help rebuild the Naho Falls and Ga-Koro. Also, the Krana that had been housed inside the Pahrak were thrown down into a large pit just on the edge of the Ga-Koro beach, with a tamed Pahrak sealing it off with a large boulder.
Abilities and Traits
Pahrak are usually calm, but can become dangerous depending on the situation. Once they decide to tackle a problem, they will not cease until it is solved. They will ignore interference of any kind until it becomes clear that they must defend themselves. When they do, they advance slowly but surely towards the nuisance, and nothing will deter them. After an attack they will usually return to their mission without hesitation. Chipping away at an advancing column is the only way to stop an oncoming Pahrak swarm. As with all Bohrok, they are able to roll into a ball for quick transport and are able to snap their heads forward as an attack or for launching its Krana at a foe's face, allowing the foe to be brought into the swarm's control.
Pahrak carry Stone Shields, which harness powerful seismic vibrations to shatter rubble or foes in the way.
8560 Pahrak was released in early 2002. It contained forty pieces, among them a randomly packed green Krana. By pushing down on the lever on the back of the Pahrak, the gears will cause its head to lunge forward. It is also able to roll up into a ball. An extra piece included in the set allowed the rolled-up Pahrak to hang from the lid inside the canister.
An alternate model for Pahrak, the Rahi Waikiru, could be built wih its pieces. Instructions were available on the Lego Club website c. 2002. Pahrak can also be combined with Tahnok and Nuhvok to create a Bohrok Kaita Za.
Pahrak was also released as part of a bundle, 65071 BIONICLE Dual Pack: Lehvak and Pahrak in 2002.
A promotional item was also released in 2002, P1719 Pen Pahrak, featuring a customizable, Pahrak-themed pen.
|Types||Standard||Tahnok | Gahlok | Lehvak | Pahrak | Nuhvok | Kohrak|
|Bohrok Va||Tahnok Va | Gahlok Va | Lehvak Va | Pahrak Va | Nuhvok Va | Kohrak Va|
|Bohrok-Kal||Tahnok-Kal | Gahlok-Kal | Lehvak-Kal | Pahrak-Kal | Nuhvok-Kal | Kohrak-Kal|
|Other||Bahrag | Krana (Krana-Kal) | Av-Matoran | Lewa|
|BIONICLE Sets of 2002|
|Small||Gahlok Va | Kohrak Va | Lehvak Va | Pahrak Va | Tahnok Va | Nuhvok Va|
|Canister||Pahrak | Nuhvok | Gahlok | Tahnok | Lehvak | Kohrak |
Onua Nuva | Lewa Nuva | Pohatu Nuva | Gali Nuva | Kopaka Nuva | Tahu Nuva
|Large||Standard||Boxor | Exo-Toa | Cahdok & Gahdok|
|Special||Master Builder Set|
|Collectible||Krana Pack | Kanohi Nuva|
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