Metroid (species)

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This article is about the species from the Metroid series. For information about other uses of the term "Metroid", see Metroid.
Metroid
Metroid SSBB Art.jpg
Metroid artwork for Super Smash Bros. Brawl
First Appearance Metroid (1987, Metroid series)
Super Smash Bros. Melee (2001, Mario series, as a trophy)
Latest Appearance Metroid Prime: Federation Force (2016, Metroid series)
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (2014, Mario series)

Metroids are the titular species of parasitic aliens from the Metroid series. They were created by the Chozo to combat the X Parasites, though they eventually grew out of hand, and are now supposedly extinct thanks to the efforts of Samus Aran.

History[edit]

WarioWare series[edit]

A Metroid appears in the Metroid-Samus microgame in WarioWare: Twisted!. The Metroid advances toward Samus in a different pattern depending on the difficulty level, and the objective is to shoot it with her arm cannon before it can reach her.

Metroids also appear in WarioWare: Touched!, in the international version-exclusive microgame Metroid, and in the Big Name Game also titled Metroid. In the former the objective is to drag Metroids off of Samus using the stylus, and in the latter the objective is to destroy two Metroids by tapping them.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

A Metroid appears as an Assist Trophy in both Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U; they also appear as enemies in Smash Run in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. When they appear, they float around the stage, latching on to players and inflicting damage for a time, similar to their series of origin.

Trophy information[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

# Name Image First Game Description
231 Metroid Trophy231.PNG Metroid
8/89
A parasitic life form that can absorb all types of energy, Metroids have strong resistance to most conventional weaponry. To defeat them, Samus Aran had to freeze them with Ice Beam shots and then blast them with missiles. Mochtroids, which look like Metroids, are weaker, with fewer internal nuclei.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Name Image Appearance(s) Description
Metroid BrawlTrophy297.png NES Metroid
GB Metroid II: Return of Samus
A bioengineered life-form found on planet SR388. Metroids attach to organisms and drain life energy. The Galactic Federation commissions Samus to eliminate them, but Space Pirates try to harness their power. One of the few ways Samus can kill Metroids is by shooting them with the Ice Beam and then shattering them with missiles. The Metroid's cry is chilling and indescribable.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Name Image Appears In
(Wii U version only)
Description
Metroid MetroidTrophyWiiU.png NES Metroid (08/1987)
GB Metroid II: Return of Samus (11/1991)
First discovered on planet SR388, this floating life-form grows by absorbing the energy around it. It is incredibly durable but extremely weak to cold. In Smash Bros., a Metroid will grab a rival by the head and drain energy. If you get grabbed, shake it off by pressing left and right!

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