Pollo Power is an ability in both Guacamelee! games.
In this game, Juan is cursed by X'tabay to become a chicken, as ordered to by Calaca. In this form, he meets the Devil, who has also become a chicken, who teaches Juan how to become human again. Now able to control this curse, he uses it as a way of navigating through smaller areas.
In this game, Juan is blessed with the power of Pollo by a chicken with an egg-shaped crown. Now able to become a chicken at will, he can squeeze through smaller gaps and even fight, throw, and dodge-roll as a chicken. Along the way, certain chicken statues that resemble the Choozo Statues grant him new abilities including the Pollo Shot, Pollo Glide, and Pollo Slide.
This is an achievement for the Xbox One/PS4/Switch versions of the first game and is worth 20 gamerscore (XB1). This achievement is unlocked by becoming a chicken, as per the curse laid upon Juan by Calaca.
- The Pollo Power parallels Samus Aran's Morph Ball ability.
- Extending from this, the Pollo-Bomba resembles the Morph Ball Bomb.
- An achievement in Guacamelee! 2 is called "y cant guacamelee crawl" referencing the meme "y cant metroid crawl", which laments about the Morph Ball's ability to fit in small areas.