The Creeper Plant is an Emblem Heartless that appears in Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories, Kingdom Hearts II, and Kingdom Hearts χ. It is one of only three Heartless that debut in Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories, along with the Crescendo and Tornado Step.
The round, silver-lined head of the Creeper plant has a small face, with two glowing yellow eyes and a jagged maw. Four large flower petals border the head, two of which are orange, and two of which are yellow. Four orange and yellow spikes can be seen protruding from the head, the orange ones appearing in front of the yellow petals, the yellow ones appearing in front of the orange petals. A thin, green, vine-like neck extends from the back of the head to the small, blue-green body, where four root-like legs extend from the corners and into the ground. Small mounds of brown earth gather where the legs enter the ground.
The colors of the Creeper Plant become dramatically lighter in Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix; the body, neck, and legs are now light-green, the face is now a reddish color, the mouth is larger, all four spikes around the head are now orange, and the petals blend from yellow to light-pink.
In botany, a creeper plant is a type of vine.
Kingdom Hearts Chain of Memories
Creeper Plants don't move, but they can shoot long-range seed projectiles. It also can stab Sora with a small root that will shoot from the ground.
Creeper Plants have relatively low-level cards. Its seed projectiles can be stopped with a Card Break. Its enemy card provides the Leaf Bracer ability, which stops enemies from card breaking Cure cards and sleights Sora uses.
Kingdom Hearts II
The Creeper Plant still stays in one place. It can spit out three seeds in a fan-like pattern that can strike Sora and company from far away. Magic, especially Reflect and Magnet, is the best way to approach these enemies. When the Creeper Plant creates its roots, the Root Ravager Reaction Command appears, allowing Sora to uproot a Creeper Plant, creating a shockwave that creates HP prizes and damages surrounding enemies. When struck with Root Ravager or Magnet magic, the Creeper Plant goes limp and is less likely to attack.
It often counters with Root Needle when damaged, allowing Sora to reliably bait out its Reaction Command.