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The Tallon fern is an inanimate species of plant-life indigenous to Tallon IV. It is seen in Metroid Prime, growing in the Tallon Overworld area. All of the ferns encountered in the game are harmless, although toxic subspecies are known to exist as well. Physically, these plants are almost identical to real-world ferns.
Species: Tallon fern
Nontoxic variety of psilo tallonensis. Commonly found near water sources.
- The Tallon fern is the only life form in the Metroid series to ever receive a conventional scientific name, in this case psilo tallonensis.
- The toxic variety of Tallon fern is never encountered in game. However, it is possible that it may have appeared during the battle against Flaahgra, in which the creature sprays a substance that spawns acidic plants. It may also have been shown during its death in which fern-like plants sprout out of the flower base as Flaahgra sinks into it.
|Non-hostile|| Aurora Unit 217 • Baby • Dachora • Databot • Etecoon • Fleet Admiral Castor Dane • Fleet Mechanic • Pow • Septogg • Tatori • Tatori, Jr. |
Training Drone • Watchdrone • Work Robot
|Hostiles|| Aazelion • Airthorn • Autom • Big Metroid • Cannon • GMX-04 Halberd-class turret (if provoked) • Polyp • Proboscum |
Puromi • Ring Beam Unit • Ripper II • Samus Eater (Bud) • Seed platform • Unfreezable Metroid • ZipNMEBomber
|Misc.|| Bloatsac • Blueroot Tree (Dark) • Butterflies • Chomper Fish • Durable plantform • Fish • Fungus • Glow Stem • Great Tree |
Massive tentacle • Moth • Parasitic fungus • Protozoan • RedGrass • Sandgrass • Sbug • Scarp • Scatterbug • Tallon fern • Mantha