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. A Darkling Sporb is a boss in Dark Torvus, known as the Power Bomb Guardian.
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.
- 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.
|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|