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Choking Weed
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Other Name(s) Bloating Weed, Bulbous (American Name), Rafflesia
Appears In Gradius III (AC and SNES)


Choking Weed is the boss of Stage 8 Gradius III AC and Stage 6 in Gradius III SNES.


Attack Pattern

Choking Weed attacks by firing bullets from its two vines. It will also attempt to inhale the Vic Viper, at which point it is most vulnerable. Be warned that it does both suck and fires bullet spores at the same time, which can make it difficult for the player to dodge. It is highly recommended to use more than 1 speed up to make it easier to dodge the bullets while being inhaled. 

On the AC Version of Gradius III the small plants firing the bullet spores can be destroyed, but they regenerate. 

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Trivia

  • Choking Weed looks slightly like the giant and rare Rafflesia flower.

Gallery

Gradius III
Ships Vic Viper
Stages (Arcade) Stage 1Stage 2Stage 3Stage 4Stage 5Stage 6Stage 7Stage 8Stage 9Stage 10
Stages (SNES) Stage 1Stage 2Stage 3Stage 4Stage 5Stage 6Stage 7Stage 8Stage 9Stage 10
Bosses GoliathBubble EyeIron MaidenBig Core MK IIIDogasVaifTwin Vaif (SNES) • GregolWyvernVulture DragonChoking WeedLizard CoreBeacon (SNES) • Zub Rush MK IITetranCovered CoreBig Core MK IICrystal CoreDeath MK IIDellinger CoreDisruptShadow GearShadow Dancer (SNES) • Big CoreBrain GolemBacterion
Organic Bosses
Space Entities NucleusIntruderInvaderPhoenix (Geezer Butler)GoliathBubble EyeWyvernVulture DragonBlizzard CrawlerChimeraGilladorVolleoneBiological OrganismLynyrd SkynyrdTriumph KicksGauGiga
Body Horror AbadonBrain GolemBig EyeGregolMad SkinBrachion EyeBiterBerialHuge HeartCrawler (X) • Infected Statue
Plant Life Choking WeedStinger KidHunter FangGiga's RoseDendrodiumHans Naughty
Living Cores ZylomKiller Dwarf

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