The Venomous Pond is a room in the Dark Torvus Bog. It appears in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. This room contains one of the three Dark Temple Keys, but it is guarded by a Hunter Ing. This is also a room that connects with other important rooms in the area.

The Aetherian version of this room is Great Bridge.

Connecting rooms[]


1 Hunter Ing
"Morphology: Hunter Ing
Elite warriors of the Ing Horde
Phasing shapeshifter. Deadly in close combat. Dislikes bright light."


Dark Torvus Temple Key 3
Requires the Grapple Beam. When coming from Brooding Ground, roll down the nearby tunnel and swing on the Grapple Point at the end.


Ingsphere Cache
"Morphology: Ingsphere Cache
Living storage units of the Ing Horde. The Ingsphere keeps useful items in a dimensional pocket. The pocket can be breached by destroying the Ingsphere."
Liftvine Crystal
"Morphology: Liftvine Crystal
Energized by light-based weapons.
Darkling plantform will grow in height when Crystal is energized by light-based weaponry."
Light Crystal
"Xenotech: Luminoth Light Crystal
Generates protective field of light energy.
Light Crystals provide protection from Dark Aether's atmosphere. They can be nullified by dark energy and supercharged by light energy."
Light Beacon
"Xenotech: Luminoth Light Beacon
Generates protective field when energized.
Light Beacons must be energized by Beam weapon fire to function, and remain charged for a limited time."
Grapple Point (before obtaining Grapple Beam)
"Object scan complete.
Analysis indicates a viable attach point for the Grapple Beam.
Grapple Beam module missing. Unable to attach to grapple at this time."
Grapple Point
"System: Grapple Point
Unit is a viable attach point for the Grapple Beam.
To use the Grapple Beam, use L when the Grapple Point symbol.png icon appears."
Dark Torvus Temple Key
"Dark Torvus Temple Key
One of three needed to open the Dark Torvus Temple."
"Bioscan complete.
This is a collection of mutated Ingworms.
Bioforms have been bred for massive size. It appears the Ing use these creatures to block access to areas."
Dark Sentinel Crystal
"Xenotech: Dark Sentinel Crystal
Monitor system designed for use on Dark Aether.
Used by Luminoth soldiers to monitor critical areas throughout Dark Aether. Few remain; those that do broadcast data to U-Mos of Aether."