A Phazon Puffer is a heavily mutated Phazon version of the common Puffer that is only found on Phaaze in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. They drain Phazon from Samus to charge their own attacks. If the attack hits Samus, the Phazon will be returned with an extra boost from the creature.
This charging attack can be considered beneficial to Samus, as the creature can be killed after the Phazon has been absorbed, but before the Puffer attacks. Samus can therefore use them to drain any Phazon from her tanks.
Morphology: Phazon Puffer
Absorbs Phazon energy from nearby bioforms to power its own attacks.
This particular breed of Puffer has been heavily mutated by exposure to Phazon, giving it strange new abilities. As it flies, it searches the area for Phazon energy to consume. The Puffer will absorb this energy out of any nearby bioform and energize itself. The Puffer then use the to fire a powerful attack back at their target. This ability comes with a price--the Phazon energy comprising their body is rather unstable and easily disrupted by any type of weapon fire.
- In the Drop Shaft room, Phazon Puffers are infinitely spawned out of an opening in the ceiling until a Phazon mass is destroyed, similar to Air Holes in the 2-D games. Besides the Drop Shaft, Phazon Puffers also appear in Cavern Beta Access.
- These creatures have a stronger resemblance to the Gel Puffers found on Bryyo than the Puffers found on Tallon IV, which are presumed to actually originate from the Pirate Homeworld.
|Native to Phaaze||Hyper Grapple blocker • Leviathan • Leviathan womb • Leviathan Infant • Phazon Core • Phaz-Ing • Jelsac • Liquid Phazon • Maw • Phazon Grub • Phazon Leech |
Phazon Fungus • Phazon tendril • Phazon vine • Glow Stem • Aazelion • Tangle Weed • Massive Tentacle • Parasitic fungus • Fungus • Protozoan • Seed platform
Missile Blocker • EyeballBlocker
|Corrupted Creatures||Phazon Hopper • Phazon Nightbarb • Phazon Shriekbat • Phazon Puffer • Phazon Pillbug|
|Space Pirates||Aurora Unit 313 • Elite Pirate • Phazon Elite • Omega Pirate • Berserker Knight • Berserker Lord|
|Phazon Metroids||Class I Energy Harvester • Tallon Metroid • Hunter Metroid • Fission Metroid • Miniroid • Phazon Metroid • Hopping Metroid • Metroid Hatcher|
|Leviathan Core Guardians||Metroid Prime • Emperor Ing • Mogenar • Helios • Omega Ridley|
|Born of Phazon||Phaazoid • Red Phaazoid • Ing • Dark Samus|