Tridax Pod

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"Tahu heard a soft whistle, as if something was falling nearby, followed by a harsh click. He had come to hate that noise. It was the sound of a Tridax pod opening up to unleash its cargo of shadow leeches."
— Narrator, The Final Battle

Tridax Pod
Users Phantoka Makuta
Function Release Shadow Leeches
Status Out of use
Pronunciation TRY-dacks

A Tridax Pod in use by Vamprah

Tridax Pods are sphere-shaped containers that can hold a maximum of four Shadow Leeches at a time. These containers were used by at least five Makuta, who were able to eject the Pods from their chests to release the contained Shadow Leeches, as a means of attack primarily against Av-Matoran. The pods were created by Makuta Mutran and Makuta Tridax.[1][2]

The Tridax Pods that the Phantoka Makuta carried were destroyed during the Energy Storms.

Known Users

The set version of a Tridax Pod

Set Information

Concept art of the Tridax Pod mechanism

A Tridax Pod was included in each of the Phantoka Makuta sets, holding the set's four Shadow Leeches. It was comprised of two transparent orange hard plastic pieces which clipped together to form a hollow sphere. It could be dropped by pushing on the back of the silver rib piece of the Makuta sets. When the pod hit the ground, the pieces would split apart, releasing the Shadow Leeches. The Tridax Pod was also included in the Spiriah combiner set; however, Spiriah never had one in-story.[3]


  • In the bios for Antroz, Vamprah and Chirox, Tridax Pods are mistakenly called "Tridak Pods."[4][5][6]
  • The original concept and prototype for the Tridax Pod came from set designer Brian Ellis who envisioned it as a "napalm maggot bomb".[7] The design was further developed and finalized by David Bird.[8]


  1. "Farshtey Feed, 2008-11-07". BZPower Blogs. (archived on
  2. "Farshtey Feed, 2008-11-14". BZPower Blogs. (archived on
  3. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 5592. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  4. "BIONICLE Bios - Antroz". (archived on
  5. "BIONICLE Bios - Vamprah". (archived on
  6. "BIONICLE Bios - Chirox". (archived on
  7. Ep 024: BIONICLE: PT III - THE LOST MAKUTA - Whiteboard Artist Series. Brian Ellis on Youtube, May 13 2023.
  8. "Bionicle Mechanisms". David Bird. (archived on