Warp Hounds are creatures found in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.
Warp Hounds are dangerous foes, thanks to their rapid "warping" ability, in which they are able to teleport from point to point. This feature allows them to ambush enemies in their large numbers to bring down their enemies speedily.
They are used by the Reptilicus essentially as guard dogs. They may have been used by the Bryyonians as well. Ice attacks are their only real weakness and so they are weak against Ice Missiles, thanks to their Fuel Gel consuming ways. Once Samus acquires the Seeker Missile she can take them out faster. If they have been damaged enough, they can be shattered after being hit by an Ice Missile. However, their ability to teleport means that they can escape the Ice Missile's freezing effect (by teleporting before the ice released by the Missile can compact around them) or just teleport away before the Missile hits them. However, if they escape the ice but not the missile itself, then they will still take damage from the missile explosion. They will often teleport to evade slow-moving attacks, such as missiles (as stated before) and sometimes Charge Shots.
Teleporting also makes it hard to focus on one in particular when they hunt in packs, since they can teleport away if Samus's attacks are beginning to damage them too much, landing at an unpredictable place, making them hard to track and evade once they teleport. Their belly area can also be damaged by Bombs. Warp Hounds also have the ability to create large shockwaves of disrupting energy, which they use if an enemy wanders to close. They can be difficult enemies to engage, as they make a habit of teleporting regularly in battle. They can also regurgitate Fuel Gel onto enemies, hindering the foe's movement considerably.
- They share their names and looks with the bioweapons used by Dark Eldar in Warhammer 40K.
- Matt Manchester refers to these as "blink wolves".
|Species||Alimbic • Boost Guardian • Chozo (Ghost) • Dark Pirate Commando • Darkling • Darkling Tentacle • Gorea • Ing (Hunter, Emperor, Warrior) • Ingsphere Cache • Kralee • Leviathan • Luminoth • Phantoon • Warp Hound • Phazon Metroid|
|Gateways||Alimbic Cannon • Artifact Temple • Portal • Stronghold Portal • Wormhole|
|Alternate Dimensions||Dark Aether • Infinity Void • The Locker • Oubliette • Stronghold Void|
|Other||Black fog • Dark Visor • Darkburst|