Dark Grenchler

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Dark Grenchler
Artwork of Dark Grenchler

Artwork of a Dark Grenchler


Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

Damages by
  • Ramming
  • Energy Beams

Light Beam

Vulnerable Area

Back shell

Threat Capacity


Natural Habitat

Dark Torvus Bog

Dark Grenchlers are Grenchlers possessed by the Ing. At close range, Dark Grenchlers will attack by biting or ramming. At distant targets, they can fire energy beams. Samus can damage them by firing at the shell-covered nerve center on their backs. Samus encounters them in Dark Torvus Bog. They bear resemblance to the 2D Metroid games' Hornoad and Prime's Baby Sheegoth, sharing the latter's weak area.

Grapple Guardian

Main article: Grapple Guardian

The Grapple Guardian is a boss and a Dark Grenchler capable of firing the Grapple Beam in place of the normal energy beam.


See Also


  1. "Darkling-possessed amphibious predator. Symbiosis brings additional power to creature, but it retains its key weakness. Target the back shell to reveal a weak spot.
    Darklings are drawn to possess vicious predators, making the Grenchler a prime candidate. Despite the added toughness gained from possession, the Dark Grenchler retains its one weakness. Remove the back shell with explosive blasts to expose its pain center, then attack the pain center to quickly dispatch the creature.
    " — Logbook "Dark Grenchler" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ダークグランチュラー  Dark Grenchler  

Warrior Ing Dark Creatures Dark Shredder

Quad Creatures from Metroid Prime 2: Echoes    Warrior Ing
Aether Dark Aether Offworld