Their natural form was that of small, winged humanoids. Their shapeshifting abilities were extensive, and they could transform into immense or tiny creatures. However, in order to change shape, a Gupin needed other people to envision the shape it would assume. Through telepathy, the Gupin could read their minds to shape his or her body accordingly.
Their homeworld was a mystery to the galaxy at large, but Professor Mankuskett believed their shapeshifting had evolved in response to "extreme environmental stress." A group of them were captured aboard the Starhunter Dhelba, which crashed on Endor, where the Gupins aboard established a colony in a large volcano in the grasslands near the edge of the Desert of Salma.
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