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WARNING!! A huge battleship -Prickly Angler- is approaching fast.
Darius Gaiden announcer

Prickly Angler (Japanese: プリックリィアングラー, Hepburn: Purikkuryiangurā?) [Japanese name: Random angler] is the boss of zones G and I of Darius Gaiden. it is shaped after a Yellow Goosefish (Lophius litulon).

Darius Odyssey Guidebook Bio[]

  • Name: Prickly Angler
  • Motif: Anglerfish
  • Type: General Purpose Battleship
  • Size: 81.77 m / 268.3 ft
  • Zone: G (Warp Zone), etc.
  • Weapon: Induction laser cutter (head), etc.

A ship which appears at the same time as many similar ships at the exit of the gate connecting subspace and normal space and attacks the Silver Hawk. Equipped with laser cannons with guided performance.


Prickly Angler will come along with a swarm of easily-destroyable anglerfish enemies, but stay and morph to fight the player. During this first phase of the fight it will quickly move around and fire triple lasers, as well as either purple lasers that move in a circle then shoot after the player if the player is fighting it on zone G or a salvo of homing missiles if the player is fighting it on zone I. After that it will stop in the middle of the screen and fire three times a circular bullet spread which expands and shrinks, then move to the top and fire bullets in an arc below, then move down and fire the circular bullet spread six times in quick succession. It will then resume his pattern.

After it takes enough damage, it will morph into its final form. It will now constantly move while firing lasers, at the same time as it fires bullets aimed at the player and in an arc, as well as the purple lasers or homing missiles depending on the zone. After firing the circular bullet spread it will stop and charge, then fire a laser beam while moving either up or down following the player. After doing this three times it resumes its pattern.


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  • Prickly Angler's forms are based of the stages of a Yellow Goosefish's larvae, from hatchling to maturity.