Ground Spider is the boss of stage 3 and is also the first Shadow Dancer in Gradius V; the other was Elephant Gear.Unlike most Shadow Dancers, this one has a few tricks up its nonexistant sleeve; it not only fires ion rings, but it also fires a big laser clockwise or counter clock-wise. This is where you have to go under the square pillars otherwise you'll get hit, when it reaches the bottom, it will start going up (?).

Gradius V
Ships Vic Viper T-301
Stages Stage 1Stage 2Stage 3Stage 4Stage 5Stage 6Stage 7Stage 8
Bosses Big Core Rev. 1.2Venom (Lower) • Death MK IIITetranBig Core MK IIBig Core MK IVGround SpiderHuge HeartBlaster Cannon CoreRolling CoreCircle CoreBig Core MK IIICovered Core MK IIBeaconKeeper's CoreElephant GearVenom (Upper)