Sporbs are species of predatory plant found on planet Aether. Sporbs are often seen to grow on walls. They lie in wait until they detect a potential meal and then fire a volley of poisoned needles to incapacitate the prey. After this, the creature extends its mouth from the body to draw the creature into its maw. Sporbs can be found in Torvus Plaza, Abandoned Worksite, and the Underground Tunnel.
Samus can also be grabbed by them if she is in Morph Ball mode. Sporbs are naturally hardy, but are vulnerable to Dark Energy or Power Bombs (if grabbed in Morph Ball mode). They have approximately 55HP (Hard/Hypermode difficulty). A Darkling Sporb is a boss in Dark Torvus, known as the Power Bomb Guardian. There is an unused Logbook entry for a Dark Sporb, which points to Darkling Sporbs as a scrapped enemy.
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Lurking carnivorous plant. Fires poisoned needles in battle. Can grip small objects in its jaws.
The hanging Sporb sits patiently until a potential meal is detected. A burst of poisoned needles is the Sporb's primary means of attack. It can also extend its body over short distances, gripping small targets with its powerful jaws. Sporbs wither when exposed to dark energy, making them vulnerable to other weapon systems.
Dark Sporb (unused)
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Morphology: Dark Sporb
Darkling possessed carnivorous plant.
Symbiotic merger enhances power of this enemy. Weakness to dark energy gone, replaced by weakness to light energy.
Eager to possess new bioforms, a number of darklings seized the chance to take the thorny Sporb as a host.
It has proven to be a good match, as Sporb and Ing have similar temperaments.
The Dark Sporb loses its weakness to dark energy, gaining a vulnerability to pure light energy instead.
- In the Metroid Prime Trilogy version of the game, the Logbook entry removes mention of the Sporb's weakness to dark energy.
- The Whipvine in Metroid: Other M is similar to the Sporb.
- The Phazon bullets beam (via hacking) is the only weapon capable of inflicting damage to their outer shielded bodies.
|Carnivores||Phazon tendril • Ridley • Vorash • Yapping Maw|
Plants: Bloodflower • Dark Phlogus • Samus Eater • Shrieker • Sporb • Tangle Vine • Tangle Weed • Venom Weed • Zazabi
|Detritivores||Grizby • Phazon Leech • Parasite (Plated/Ice/Queen) • Sbug|
|Insectivores||Bryyonian Shriekbat • Flickerbat • Gel Ray • Glowing spidervine • Ice Shriekbat|
|Omnivores||Green Kralee • Human • Ice Parasite • Little birdie • Space Pirate|
|Unused Bosses and Species|
|Metroid: Zero Mission||Crocomire • Ridley-2|
|Metroid Prime||Fireflea • Kraid • IceBoss • Blood monkey • Ripper • Skree • Maggot • Kihunter • Sova • Chomper Fish • Experiment 7526 • Tallon Chameleon |
Carnivorous Plant • Phazon Blastcap • Phazon Burrower • Zebesian
|Metroid Prime 2: Echoes||Dark Pirate Aerotrooper • Dark Shriekbat • Dark Sporb • Dark Triclops • Infant Shriekbats • Kenobite • Phlogus • Triclops • Zoomer • Sova • Icemite|
Metroid 1.5: Mad AI • Humetroid • Thrash-hunters • Shock beast
|Metroid Prime 3: Corruption||Advanced Pirate Militia • Advanced Shield Militia • Assault Pirate Militia • Assault Shield Militia • Big Metroid • Endocoon • Mantha • Phase Sprite • Phazite Armored Trooper • Phazon Tentacle • Reptilicus-G • Salamander|
|Super Metroid||Bang • Reflec • Stoke|
|Metroid: Other M||Zebesian|
|Metroid Fusion||Geega • Kago spawn • Skree • Toxic Gas • Wasp nest|
|3DS Metroid game||Boss Creature|