"Even the Rahi steer clear of the Vako, who are capable of charging at great speeds."
|Known locations||Ta-Wahi (formerly)|
Metru Nui (formerly)
|Set||10023 BIONICLE Master Builder Set (instructions)|
The Vako are horned Rahi beasts capable of great speed.
The Vako species was created by the Makuta using Viruses and Liquid Protodermis to one of the Rahi to inhabit the Matoran Universe.
A population of Vako made their home in Metru Nui. After the Great Cataclysm, these Vako fled the Visorak and migrated through the Great Barrier to the newly-created island of Mata Nui. Here, Vako herds roamed the plains for approximately 1,000 years. Even Rahi infected by Teridax steered clear of the Vako. The Po-Matoran attempted to tame the Vako a few times, but without success.
When the Bohrok swarms were awakened, deforestation of Le-Wahi caused herds of Vako and Fusa to flee deep into the Po-Wahi desert, where they competed with Husi flocks for food.
When the Toa Nuva intentionally unleashed the Bohrok on the island, the Vako migrated back to Metru Nui.
After the Great Spirit Robot was critically damaged in the Battle of Bara Magna, the surviving Rahi left the Matoran Universe and immigrated to Spherus Magna.
Abilities and Traits
Vako are capable of charging at great speeds, making them very dangerous to Matoran and even other Rahi. Different variations of Vako were seen in both Ta-Wahi and Ko-Wahi, each slightly more adapted to their respective environments.
The Vako was released as part of the 10023 BIONICLE Master Builder Set. It used 54 of the set's 102 pieces.
- According to Issue 2 of Nintendo Power Advance, the Ko-Wahi variant of Vako is often referred to as "Ice Demons".
- The Vako's name was not approved by The LEGO Group's legal department; therefore, Greg Farshtey could not include the Vako in any BIONICLE publications after 2002. Despite this, Vako appear in the 2004 video game BIONICLE: Maze of Shadows and are referred to by name.
|BIONICLE Sets of 2002|
|Small||8550 Gahlok Va | 8551 Kohrak Va | 8552 Lehvak Va | 8553 Pahrak Va | 8554 Tahnok Va | 8555 Nuhvok Va|
|Medium||8560 Pahrak | 8561 Nuhvok | 8562 Gahlok | 8563 Tahnok | 8564 Lehvak | 8565 Kohrak |
8566 Onua Nuva | 8567 Lewa Nuva | 8568 Pohatu Nuva | 8570 Gali Nuva | 8571 Kopaka Nuva | 8572 Tahu Nuva
|Large||Standard||8556 Boxor | 8557 Exo-Toa | 8558 Cahdok & Gahdok|
|Special||10023 BIONICLE Master Builder Set|
|Collectible||8559 BIONICLE Krana | 8597 Kanohi Nuva & Krana Pack|
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