Mutnik is the name of the ship K9 uses for exploration and transportation through space.
Mutnik appears in the opening of Escape from Puppy Death Factory, and after the opening, always in one place close to the the top of Earth. The ship slowly hovers, making very small vertical or horizontal movements. Once the player has started the game, going up on top of the ship and pressing the arrow key will allow K9 to enter it, where the player will complete the game .
The ending shown is different depending on how many puppies are collect.
- The Mutnik's name is a portmanteau of the word "Mut" and "Sputnik".
- The Mutnik is obviously based off Samus Aran's Gunship seen in Metroid, Metroid II, and Super Metroid.