Hydrogush 4000

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Professor E. Gadd using the Hydrogush 4000 in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time
Professor E. Gadd's Hydrogush 4000
“Yep, this incredible machine will put a stop to any volcanic eruption, no matter how great.”
Professor Elvin Gadd, Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time

The Hydrogush 4000 is a big yellow machine invented by Professor E. Gadd in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time that spews water, much like F.L.U.D.D. (another one of E. Gadd's inventions, seen in Super Mario Sunshine). Its appearance looks just like F.L.U.D.D.'s "head," where it sprayed out water; however, this machine is a bigger version of that on wheels, and with a hose coming from its mouth. Due to its large size it is capable of producing vast amounts of water.

In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, the younger E. Gadd's laboratory, located on Thwomp Volcano in the past, was set on fire due to the volcano erupting. After the younger E. Gadd sees Baby Mario putting out a fire, the older E. Gadd, from the present-day Peach's Castle, realizes his youth memories are being rearranged, and then sets up the Hydrogush 4000 based on his new memory, sending a torrent of water to the volcano through a time hole to stop the eruption, although enough damage was done to render the lab unusable. With the volcano inactive, the Mario Bros. are able to enter it, although not without battling an angry Mrs. Thwomp, who has been waiting with her husband for the short-lived eruption.

At the very end of the game, it is discovered that baby tears can be used to counteract the Shroob mushrooms. After receiving the information from Stuffwell, Professor E. Gadd alters the water's chemical makeup to be the same as the babies' tears. The machine then spews water all over the Mushroom Kingdom of the past, ridding it of every trace of the Shroob's invasion.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese スーパーポンプ
Sūpā Ponpu
Super Pump ("Pump" is also F.L.U.D.D.'s Japanese name)
French (NOE) Hydroflot 4000 Hydroflood 4000
German Flammschreck 08/21 Flame fright 08/21 (the 08/21 in the name, like with many of the names for E. Gadd's Inventions in German, is a play on the German expression 08/15, which is used to describe something average or mediocre)
Italian Aqua-Jetto 4000 Water-Throw 4000
Korean 슈퍼 펌프
Syupeo Peompeu
Super Pump
Spanish Hidrochorro 4000 Hydrojet 4000