In Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, the Ingclaw was a nonsentient Darkling that lived in the Dark Agon Wastes and Sky Temple Grounds before its destruction. Ingclaws live attached to walls or floors in large clusters. They survive by inhaling biomatter from the surrounding atmosphere, excreting a dark vapor that exacerbates the draining effects of Dark Aether's atmosphere. Dormant Ingclaws could be found in the Sky Temple Grounds.



Ingclaws are immobile, egg-shaped darklings that vary greatly in size—some have been observed to attain heights of over six meters. They are primarily black and purple, like most Darklings. The blunt end of the Ingclaw's body is rooted in the ground, and the tapered end features an orifice for collecting food and four protective claws surrounding it.

In addition to the constant feeding process undertaken by the Ingclaw, a few other adaptations are observable. The Ingclaw can enter a dormant, protective state in which it neither feeds nor excretes toxic gas. They are known as Dormant Ingclaw and they have their own Logbook entry, but are only featured in the Sky Temple Grounds rooms Accursed Lake and Phazon Grounds. However, personnel weaponry has no effect on Ingclaws in either their active or dormant states, rendering this ability somewhat superfluous to the darkling's self-protection. Ingclaws reproduce by means of spores emitted alongside the excretory gas, which may explain the highly concentrated populations found on Dark Aether.

Logbook entryEdit


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Morphology: Ingclaw
Toxin-spewing immobile darkling. Target surrounded by impenetrable shell. Produces deadly vapor.

Logbook entry

The Ingclaw secretes an incredibly durable shell over itself shortly after birth. From that moment on, it remains rooted in place. The creature feeds on the flotsam floating in the atmosphere of Dark Aether, and produces waste in the form of a toxic dark vapor.

Dormant Ingclaw

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Morphology: Dormant Ingclaw
Hibernating impervious darkling. Target encased in impervious shell. Currently in hibernetic stasis.

Logbook entry

Ingclaws occasionally enter a strange torpor, brought on by constant exposure to the atmosphere of Dark Aether. While in this dream state, the creature does not feed or expel its deadly vapor. Fortunately, its indestructible shell protects it from predators.