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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 grayish-blue leaves. The gray-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 gray-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 are purple gremlin-like creatures with a large eyeball on their face. They have a green mouth on the top of their head that resembles regular lily pad platforms, but with teeth around the edge. They have a single lotus flower with an eyeball protruding from their tail, which they use to peek above the water. 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 eaten or take damage if they stand still on them for too long.



Names in other languages[]

Language Name
Japanese 緑ガブチョ
Midori Gabucho
Ao Gabucho
  • Lilypad Pouncer
Language Name
Arabic زنبقة الماء الشرهة
zanbaqat alma' alshurha
French Videur de Nénuphar
German Quakender Springer
Italian Ninfea a Scatto
Japanese スイレンのはっぱでジャンプ
Suiren no happade janpu
Polish Liliowy Skoczek
Russian Кувшынкопрыг
Spanish Acechanenúfares


  1. The Art of Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time by Micky Neilson, Blizzard Entertainment, 2020. pg. 124