This article is about the lesser enemy. For the boss, see Phoenix.

The Phoenix (フェニックス?) is an enemy in the Salamander, Gradius and Nemesis series.


The Phoenix enemy was first introduced in the third stage of Salamander, Burning Chaos. They emerge in varying sizes from the flames surrounding the levels they appear in. They're usually found in flocks flying in a wave-like pattern in an attempt to collide with the player's ship. Some drop power-ups upon being destroyed.


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