Relatively small, Sprike are able to squeeze themselves into nearly any small area. They are small insects covered in coarse, fluffy hair. Their hair keeps out the heat during the day, and keeps them warm while underground at night. It is thought that they originated from a family of arachnids; however, they possess several physiological features that link them with mammals, so their origin and relatives are not currently known.
Males have a diamond shaped horn while females have horns shaped like an inverted triangle.
Their special horn collects solar energy and channels it into powerful electric charges that can be targeted at enemies and prey.
Sprike can only be seen during the day as they depend on the sun to charge their electric abilities. The only exception to this is a thunder storm. Sprike emerge from their burrows in throngs during electrical or thunder storms to feed on the abundance of energy that is thrown around during these times. Sprike are skiddish, and will run away when it spots a potential threat; however, they are also very curious and can be very friendly if approached with caution. They often hide underground with only their horn emerging from the sand as a means to collect energy and to hunt prey. They are popular pets among children because of their playful and curious nature.
Sprike require sand both for its conductive properties, and its burrowing qualities. For this reason, Sprike can only be found in the desert. They typically stay around the arid areas of the desert preferring to remain dry; however, a few have been seen on rare occasion wandering into grassier and wetter areas bordering the ocean, and the Vertisa Basin.
Sprike are exclusively carnivores relying on prey as their sole source of sustenance. They only eat prey they've caught, and will not scavenge a past hunt, though they will eat unattended eggs or larve.