Resident Evil Licker

The Resident Evil Licker is a terrifying foe that’s sure to leave you trembling in your shoes as you fight for survival in the perilous Raccoon City

A Resident Evil Licker crawaling on the ceiling with its tongue whipping across the hall

If there’s one thing that Capcom’s iconic survival horror series is known for, besides badass characters, it’s the monsters that the protagonist must face, and the grotesque Resident Evil Licker might just be one of the most recognisable of the bunch. Its ghastly appearance, heinous nature, and alarming speed make this creature a nasty piece of work.

Though if you want to know more about Resident Evil’s most famous villain, you need to look no further than our Resident Evil Albert Wesker guide, though we also suggest you take a look at our Resident Evil Lady Dimitrescu article for her prosperity and opulence, obviously. Nothing to do with wanting her to step on or bite you.

Anyway, onto everything you need to know about Resident Evil’s Licker.

A Resident Evil Licker lunging at Claire Redfield as she uses a knife to defend herself

What is a Resident Evil Licker?

The Licker is an iconic enemy from the Resident Evil franchise, though unfortunately for Resident Evil’s Claire and Resident Evil’s Leon, they’re the first two protagonists from the series that encounter this monstrosity. Oh, and should you wonder how it got its name, it’s due to its incredibly large tongue.

You need to take caution when approaching a licker, as they react to sound, so if you make a run for it, they hear you. Should you opt to be sneaky, you can, at the very least, position yourself to deal with them. Licker’s hit hard and can spell the end for you, so approach with caution and have the big guns ready to go.

What does the Resident Evil Licker look like?

The best way to describe the appearance of a licker is as an inside-out human with claws, a long tongue, and an overly large brain, and yes, that’s just as terrifying as it sounds. Though make no mistake, they don’t walk around like a human. Rather they tend to move at high speed on all fours.

Claire Redfield crawling away from an enraged Resident Evil Licker that's ready to pounce

Resident Evil Licker appearances

Unsurprisingly, an iconic Resident Evil monster like this is present in plenty of the videogames, as well as a few appearances in the Resident Evil movies. In fact, the Resident Evil Licker appears in:

  • Resident Evil 2
  • Resident Evil 2 Remake
  • Resident Evil Survivor
  • Resident Evil: Code Veronica
  • Resident Evil Outbreak
  • Resident Evil Outbreak File 2
  • Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
  • Resident Evil 5
  • Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles
  • Biohazard Survival Door
  • Biohazard Outbreak Survive
  • Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City
  • Teppen
  • Resident Evil 3
  • Resident Evil Resistance

As for movies, you can spot the Licker in:

  • Resident Evil
  • Resident Evil: Apocalypse
  • Resident Evil: Retribution
  • Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City
  • Resident Evil (Netflix)
  • Resident Evil: Damnation

There you have it, everything you need to know about Resident Evil Lickers. To see them first-hand, take a look at our picks for the best Resident Evil games on Nintendo Switch. Or, for some other spooks check out our FNAF games and horror games lists.

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