According to Wookieepedia's description of the Gungans:

Their technology was peculiar in that everything, from tools to structures is not constructed, but "grown", each device being therefore organically unique.

The Gungans' native technology, therefore, seems to be completely well-aligned and friendly to the Yuuzhan Vong's pro-organic, anti-inorganic culture. Do we know anything about the Yuuzhan Vong's actual perception of Gungans and their technological culture?

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    The Yuuzhan Vong and the Gungans... the 2 worst things to ever happen to Star Wars. :(
    – RedCaio
    Feb 13, 2016 at 7:08
  • @RedCaio did you not like the vong? Feb 13, 2016 at 12:37
  • I thought the two worst things were Jar Jar and Binks. Feb 13, 2016 at 16:29
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    @CearonO'Flynn I just felt the whole ideas of aliens from outside the galaxy who hate inorganic technology and were immune to the Force was not only silly and uninteresting, but didn't even feel like it belonged in Star Wars at all.
    – RedCaio
    Feb 13, 2016 at 18:19
  • I'm guessing they like Gungans in general and hate Jar Jar Binks. Just like everyone else does.
    – Valorum
    Feb 14, 2016 at 0:27

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Although there are no in-canon references to the Gungans encountering the Yuuzhan Vong, the reality is that they would have probably been just as appalled by them as they were with the other machinery-obsessed races they found within the Galaxy far far away. Not only do the Gungans regularly trade plasma with the outside world (used to power machines and droids) but they also marry their organic technology with equipment and machinery they've purchased from offworld traders.

The Gungans produce many of their structures using a secret method that actually "grows" the basic skeletons or shells of buildings or vehicles. This gives Gungan constructions a distinctive organic look, which is then complemented by artistic detail, even on simple vehicles like the sub. Gungan organically generated shells can be combined to make complex constructions, and then modified and fitted with electronic and mechanical components to give them the needed functionality. The organic skeletons are exceptionally strong, though still susceptible to damage by some of the larger sea monsters encountered in deep waters.

cut-away view of a Gungan Sub

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    And of course there's Jar Jar /shudder. I can think of no better reason for planetary genocide then the fact that there's a slim chance of getting him.
    – Valorum
    Apr 5, 2016 at 21:24
  • Jar Jar is the Gungan antichrist Apr 6, 2016 at 1:31
  • @thegreatjedi - Actually they seem to quite like him (at least by the end of the film), hence why they deserve to be destroyed as a weapon test for the Death Star.
    – Valorum
    Apr 6, 2016 at 7:17

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