Shuakas are a kind of short khaki-colored gnome who, according to the legend, needs to give their gold to the one who finds them. They are told to be a myth of Kuzco's kingdom, although they were only a one-time legend for the series. A Shuaka is only seen at Gold Fools, where Malina, Kronk and Kuzco look for a Shuaka and find one, who tricks them into making a lot of mundane work claiming he would give them the gold if they passed over his "purity tests". After the three find out the farse, the gnome explains that the Shuakas traditionally play dirty tricks like that to make ingenuous people do their work for them.