Tangle Weed is a plant species first seen on Tallon IV in Metroid Prime. There are many variations of these plants existing on an untold number of planets, similar to how there are variants of Shriekbats inhabiting different worlds. It entangles creatures that pass through it, slowing down larger creatures (such as Samus), or stopping smaller ones entirely for sustenance. Shooting at or near it will make it retract into the ground.
They can also be observed in the Drop Shaft on Phaaze in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, and are this time harmful. There is a poisonous variant on Tallon IV and Aether known as Venom Weed. Tangle Weeds also exist on Phaaze. The leaves on these plants have a bright blue color. While the scan suggests they are harmless against larger bio-forms, it is contradicted by the fact that they damage Samus on contact.
|Native to Phaaze||Leviathan • Leviathan womb • Leviathan Infant • Phazon Core • Phaz-Ing • Jelsac • Liquid Phazon • Phazon Grub • Phazon Leech • Phazon Fungus • Phazon tendril • Phazon Vine • Glow Stem • Aazelion • Tangle Weed • Massive Tentacle • Parasitic fungus • Fungus • ULF 11 • ULF 12 • ULF 14 • ULF 17 • ULF 36 • ULF 49|
|Corrupted Creatures||Phazon Hopper • Phazon Nightbarb • Phazon Shriekbat • Phazon Puffer • Phazon Pillbug|
|Space Pirates||Aurora Unit 313 • Elite Pirate • Phazon Elite • Omega Pirate • Berserker Knight • Berserker Lord|
|Phazon Metroids||Class I Energy Harvester • Tallon Metroid • Hunter Metroid • Fission Metroid • Miniroid • Phazon Metroid • Hopping Metroid • Metroid Hatcher|
|Leviathan Core Guardians||Metroid Prime • Emperor Ing • Mogenar • Helios • Omega Ridley|
|Born of Phazon||Phaazoid • Red Phaazoid • Ing • Dark Samus|