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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.
Super Metroid manualEdit
"These walking cacti launch needles as a defensive measure."
"Shoot out periodic blasts of spikes in all directions."
- Though Cacatacs are not present on board the Biologic Space Laboratories research station in Metroid Fusion, Dessgeegas infected with the X Parasite or the latter mimicking the former gain the Cacatac's ability to fire thorns, though the Dessgeega-X can only shoot them when attacked, and from their legs.
- The Seedlings of Tallon IV act very similarly to Cacatacs.
- When Samus is short on Super Missiles, Cacatacs tend to leave Super Missile Ammo behind when killed.
- The Catatac's name is a combination of cactus and attack.
|Tallon IV||Aqua Reaper • Aqua Sac • Chomper Fish • Fish • Jelzap • Tangle Weed • Tallon Crab|
|Aether||Blogg • Bloggling • Alpha Blogg • Fish • Brizgee • Dark Blogg • Grenchler • Hydling • Krocuss • Phlogus|
|Dark Aether||Chykka • Dark Blogg • Dark Grenchler • Dark Phlogus • Dark Shredder • Flying Ing Cache • Venom Weed • Watchdrone|
|Zebes||Botwoon • Bull • Cacatac • Choot • Draygon • Evir • Gadora • Gamet • Oum • Owtch • Powamp • Puyo • Sciser • Skultera • Tatori • Tatori, Jr. • Yapping Maw • Yard • Zoa|
|BOTTLE SHIP||Fish • Skultera|
|BSL||Evir-X • Gadora-X • Owtch-X • Powamp-X • Mermen Pirate • Sciser-X • Serris • Skultera-X • Yard-X|