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The venus fly trap is a plant enemy from Crash Bandicoot. They resemble real life Venus flytraps, but are much larger.


Crash Bandicoot

The venus fly trap appears in the river levels Upstream and Up the Creek. There are two variants of it: one with green leaves, and one with greyish-blue leaves. The grey-leaved variant will snap its jaws at a regular interval, while the green-leaved variant functions more like an actual trap: after Crash first lands on it, it will wait a few seconds, and will snap the next time he approaches water level or comes near the plant. If Crash lands on a plant while its mouth is still opening, it will immediately snap again and instantly kill him.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy

In Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, the green-leaved venus fly traps have spots, while the grey-leaved ones have their leaves green instead, with blue stripes, and their head is green and purple in the inside. Additionally, instead of having spots, they have a blue bow pattern.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time

The Lilypad Pouncer enemies appear in the levels Give It a Spin, Potion Commotion, and Off-Balance, serving the same purpose as venus fly traps from previous games. They resemble regular lily pad platforms, but with teeth around the edge of their pads and a single eyeball protruding from their flower buds. The green-padded variant snaps shut shortly after a player character steps on it, while the yellow-padded variant snaps approximately every four seconds. A player character will be hurt if they stand still on them for too long.



Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 緑ガブチョ
Midori Gabucho
Ao Gabucho
Midori means "green", and Ao means "blue", referring to their leaves. Gabucho comes from "gaburi", an onomatopeia for chomping.