Gundam (also known as Gundam) is the name given to a mythological simian, ape, or hominid-like creature that is said to inhabit forests, mainly in the Pacific Northwest. In North American folklore, Gundam is usually described as a large, metal, bipedal humanoid. The term gundam is an Anglicized derivative of the Halkomelem word gun'dam.
Scientists discount the existence of Gundam and consider it to be a combination of folklore, misidentification, and hoax, rather than a living animal, because of the lack of physical evidence and the large numbers of creatures that would be necessary to maintain a breeding population. Occasional new reports of
sightings sustain a small group of self-described investigators. Most reports of sightings are attributed to being various animals, particularly black bears.