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Amoeba (アメーバ Amēba?) is a recurring enemy in the Gradius series.


Amoebas are organic creatures first introduced in Cell, the sixth stage in Gradius. They will commonly appear in other games of the series. A more larger version, Amoeba MK II, appears in Nemesis 3.

Attack patterns

Amoebas float towards the Vic Viper. They are often found tucked into the crystal-like growth that must be shot through in the Cell stage, but will leave through this growth to reach the Vic Viper no matter what.


Amoeba makes a very brief appearance in the third episode of the Salamander anime.



Salamander (OVA)
Episodes Episode 1: SalamanderEpisode 2: Paula's MeditationEpisode 3: Gofer's Ambition
Characters Ike Lord BritishDanStephanie McBainEddie EvansDoromoMinistersLee McBainPaulaGofer
Enemies RugalSharp CrossGolemGigaZelos ForceIntruderTentacleBig Core MK IMoaiXaerous BrainFire DragonDeath HandBig EyeDee-01PhoenixAmoebaNucleus