Species Encyclopod
Profession Keeper of life
Status Alive
First appearance Into the Wild Green Yonder
Voiced by Phil Hendrie
The Enyclopod was one of the first beings to come into existence. Its first form was a frog or snake, then it evolved into a gigantic space ray. The encyclopod also preserves the life of any species, including extinct and endangered species. It has a miniature world on it's back in the shape of a dome, with extinct plants and animals in it. The Encyclopod has special attachments that help contain DNA. The Encyclopod drifted into infinite space after giving birth to life.


  • The Encyclopods' appearance is based on the Spelljammer from Dungeons and Dragons' Spelljammer setting.
  • The Encyclopods' name may be a reference to the fact that their DNA incorporates almost everything, like an encyclopedia in Real Life.
  • Encyclopods have the power to shoot purple beams from their eyes presumably as a defense mechanism against the Dark Ones, their natural enemies.
  • The Dark Ones are the single species in the Universe that doesn't have its Genetic Makeup stored within the Encyclopods this wasn't a conscious decision by the Encyclopod but an oversight as John A. Zoidberg ate the corpse of the last Dark One before the Encyclopod could extract its DNA/RNA the Encyclopod planned to store the DNA/RNA regardless of the Dark Ones being their natural enemies.
  • The Encyclopod somehow knows how to speak english despite being laid dormant for quote "Untold eternities!".
  • The Encyclopod somehow knows Hutch Waterfall this might be because the Encyclopod and the Waterfalls have the exact same goal and therefore somehow know each other.
  • When Hutch Waterfall died the Encyclopod used this chance to preserve the DNA of Human beings despite the fact that the Encyclopod was said to just preserve the DNA/RNA of endangered animals and Human beings aren't endangered. This is pointed out by Philip J. Fry I: the Encyclopod ignores his inquiry, implying that Humans are indeed endangered.