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I know that Bastion's main avian companion, who appears to be some variant of a goldfinch, is named Ganymede. But what about the other birds? Each of Bastion's Epic and Legendary skins (aside from the Overgrown skin) show a different species of bird.

Defense Matrix has a Blue Jay.

Omnic Crisis has a Cardinal.

Antique and Woodbot have two different colors of a Woodpecker.

Gearbot has a Pigeon.

Steambot has a Dove.

Normally, I wouldn't expect such a minor character to have different names for each of the suits they wear, but Blizzard has been known to be quite a stickler for the smaller details.

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    I always thought the bird was Bastion, controlling a gigantic death robot. – Kaizerwolf Jul 5 '16 at 18:14
  • I don't believe there are multiple names as the only name I've ever heard is Ganymede. But I haven't seen anything to confirm or deny it specifically. – Virusbomb Jul 5 '16 at 20:07
  • That's basically where I'm at, but I figure I'm not the biggest lore buff, and maybe someone knows something I don't. – Michael McDevitt Jul 5 '16 at 20:20
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    Has anyone checked the highlight intro where Bastion tracks his bird? The highlight intro puts Ganymede's name on the screen, maybe it'll post a different name for the different species of birds? – KizTrap Jul 6 '16 at 10:42
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    I'd say each variant is called Ganymede the same way as each Bastion is Bastion – Kos Sep 9 '16 at 12:21
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We don't know.

We can speculate all we want, but in reality there is no given name for any of those alternate birds.

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It can be assumed regardless of the bird's species, the name is still Ganymede. I have tested out the "Ganymede" highlight intro with each of the different skins, and in each result, the text produced after scanning the bird is the same. Although it may be producing the result "Bird" in whatever the Omnic text might be, it seems to be identical throughout.

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Ganymede

That is the name of Bastions bird

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