Species Information
HabitatVoya Nui
Tools and AbilitiesClaws, Elemental attacks

Burnak were four-legged Rahi that resembled a cross between a dog, a cat and a shark. They were native to Voya Nui, and were sometimes tamed as Matoran pets.

These Rahi appeared in types possessing powers of the six main elements: Fire, Water, Earth, Stone, Ice, and Air Burnak. A Protodermis Burnak is also known to exist. There was also another type; Guardian Burnak that were trained by the Piraka to guard their Stronghold. Piruk also owned a Desert Burnak.


The respective types of Burnak were originally created by the Makuta species using a combination of liquid protodermis and viruses. When Voya Nui was broken off from the rest of the Matoran Universe during the Great Cataclysm, Burnak were on it and survived the ascent. It is unknown what happened to the Burnak when Voya Nui returned to its original position on the Southern Continent. Additionally, it is unknown how many Burnak, if any, escaped to Spherus Magna after the death of Makuta Teridax.

Known Types

Powers and Traits

Overall, Burnak were harmless, unless provoked. When attacked, they could retaliate with an blast of their respective Elemental power or a simple attack, depending on which type it was. Each type of Burnak lived in a different environment fitting to their nature.


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