A Cacatac, as the name suggests, is a cactus-like plant found only in Super Metroid. It makes its home on the edge of Upper Brinstar, throughout Lower Brinstar, Norfair, and in some underwater sections in Maridia, each location sporting different colors (green, red and purple respectively), possibly to match and survive in the locales that they are found in (although no differences in movement, armor, or battle strategies are expressed between each variant).

It can shoot five thorns simultaneously in five different directions, making it difficult to dodge. However, it isn't as heavily armored as other creatures found near them, so they can be taken down easily before they swell up in preparation for an attack.

Official dataEdit

Super Metroid manualEdit

"These walking cacti launch needles as a defensive measure."

Super Metroid Nintendo Player's GuideEdit

Enemy Data Description
Color HP ATK E BE M SM PB Brinstar/Norfair/Meridia. Shoot out periodic blasts of spikes in all directions.
Normal 60 20 0 1 0 99 0


Super Metroid Players' GuideEdit

This guide refers to the creature as Cactac.

"These walking vegetables take several shots to destroy so be onyour guard for the thorns they fire out when you attack them."




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