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Fluorescent Flower
Bloodborne™ 20150514001852 - 1
Affiliation Kin
Locations Byrgenwerth, Chalice Dungeons
Drops Arcane Haze
Health
NG NG+
 ?  ?
Blood Echoes
NG NG+
 ?  ?
Defenses
Physical DEF icon - Bolt icon -
VS Blunt icon - Fire icon -
VS Thrust icon - Slow Poison RES icon -
Blood DEF icon - Rapid Poison RES icon -
Arcane (DEF) icon -

The Fluorescent Flower is an enemy in Bloodborne.

Description

Fluorescent Flowers are large centipede-like predators, armed with numerous chitinous limbs and an enormous vertical maw filled with teeth. Its head has multiple bioluminescent tendrils and on the top sports a fluorescent flower-like nodule like that of an anglerfish, possibly a sensory organ (it is the creature's weakspot and then too sensitive to be used as bait). Its body is filled not with red blood but with a gray fluid like the Crawlers, hinting that this creature hails from another dimension. Also, some of them don't disappear when they die, but implode into a small dimensional vortex.

Not only they have a strong exoskeleton that protects them from both physical damage and energy attacks, but they also can project Arcane fireballs, spit acid and simply shred the pray with teeth and claws. They may seem primitive lifeforms but are indeed Kin, so they were once humans: their bodies have lost all human features and show a mixture of arthropodal and plant/fungal characteristics just like Rom, hinting that they ascended in a similar way or maybe they were just used as guinea pigs to perfect the ascension of Rom.

In the Chalice Dungeons, this enemy can be hit on the top of its head to deal massive amounts of damage. They will also drop Arcane Haze from their flower-like top of its body.

Location

  • Byrgenwerth, near the lake outside the building.
  • Pthumerian Chalice Dungeons, always in large open gardens.

Strategy

Fluorescent Flowers attack with its head and body when in melee range. From a distance, it will cast Arcane fireballs which explode when in contact with surfaces. It can also spit a poisonous substance from its mouth, which is located on the main body.

They will sometimes hide beneath the ground to surprise the player. They can still be spotted as their flowers will always stay above ground.

Its body is extremely resistant to almost all sorts of damage, and its melee attacks are quite dangerous themselves. But, since it has trouble hitting players that are directly to its side and will constantly spam its spit attack and miss almost always due to the position of the player, players should keep themselves positioned at their side always, while also attacking as much as possible.

The best course of action, however, is to either shoot them in their flower by locking-on to it from a safe distance. This can achieved with any Firearm that fires a single projectile, or with Trick Weapons that also fire a single projectile, and can even be hit with the Blacksky Eye or Throwing Knife.

The flower is so sensitive to damage that any hit will deal tremendous damage, in fact, any damage done is multiplied exponentially. However, should players have a poorly upgraded firearm, they should use the Bone Marrow Ash to improve the damage.

Notes

Trivia

  • The Fluorescent Flower resembles a mixture of a carnivorous plant, a centipede and a fungus.
  • It's vertical, almost vaginal, tooth-filled mouth is much like the one of the "Gaping Dragon" in Dark Souls.

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