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Captive Alien Grunt
Alien Grunts fighting Human Grunts

monster_alien_grunt is a point entity available in Half-Life Half-Life, Half-Life: Opposing Force Half-Life: Opposing Force, and Half-Life: Blue Shift Half-Life: Blue Shift.

The soldiers of the Xen aliens. It uses the hivehand as a weapon and wears armor that reduces the amount of damage it takes.

Key Values


TriggerTarget (TriggerTarget) <string>
Name of entity to target when the trigger conditions are met.
Trigger Condition (TriggerCondition) <choices>
Condition to use for TriggerTarget
  • 0 : "No Trigger"
  • 1 : "See Player, Mad at Player"
  • 2 : "Take Damage"
  • 3 : "50% Health Remaining"
  • 4 : "Death"
  • 7 : "Hear World"
  • 8 : "Hear Player"
  • 9 : "Hear Combat"
  • 10: "See Player Unconditional"
  • 11: "See Player, Not In Combat"


Target (target) <targetname>
The targetname of the first path_corner in a path this monster will move to when spawned.


Name (targetname) <targetname>
The targetname that other entities refer to this entity by.
Render FX (renderfx) <choices>
Render FX mode to use, for special effects.
Value Description
0 Normal
1 Slow Pulse
2 Fast Pulse
3 Slow Wide Pulse
4 Fast Wide Pulse
5 Slow Fade Away
6 Fast Fade Away
7 Slow Become Solid
8 Fast Become Solid
9 Slow Strobe
10 Fast Strobe
11 Faster Strobe
12 Slow Flicker
13 Fast Flicker
14 Constant Glow
15 Distort
16 Hologram (Distort + fade)
Render Mode (rendermode) <choices>
Render Mode to use.
Value Description
0 Normal
1 Color
2 Texture
3 Glow
4 Solid
5 Additive
FX Amount (1-255) (renderamt) <integer>
Controls transparency when using another render mode then normal. 0 is completely invisible, and 255 is opaque.
FX Color (R G B) (rendercolor) <color255>
Color to use by the specified render mode.
Also used on brush entities to control the speed of scrolling textures; see func_conveyor for more information.


Pitch Yaw Roll (Y Z X) (angles) <angle>
This entity's orientation in the world. Pitch is rotation around the Y axis, yaw is the rotation around the Z axis, roll is the rotation around the X axis.


  • 1 : Wait Till Seen
  • 2 : Gag
  • 4 : Monster Clip
  • 16 : Prisoner
  • 32 : Squad Leader
  • 128 : Wait For Script
  • 256 : Pre-Disaster
  • 512 : Fade Corpse

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