The Chozo language is a written mode of communication often found in the Chozo Ruins in Metroid Prime, including the elevators. It can also be found in Metroid: Zero Mission, notably in Chozodia. It may also be found on the Select Screen in Zero Mission. Chozo writing is also present on the sides of Samus Aran's Gunship in all appearances of the iconic version, in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, Metroid: Samus Returns, Super Metroid and Metroid: Other M. It is presumably Chozo language, as similar hieroglyphs are found in Chozodia. The language also appears prior to some in-game text in Other M, and on the Unknown Items Samus Screen data. However, the text in Echoes and Zero Mission differs from the kind found in Prime. One may be Zebesian, while the other may be Tallonian. This may mean that the Chozo have more than one language, or that their language evolved over time.
The only known word in the Chozo language is Metroid, which means "ultimate warrior." There are destructible ornamental frames in Main Docking Access and Landing Access that are etched with "illegible Chozo markings".
- Samus' Gunship in Super Metroid is the first to show a Chozo word or letter with the design of a backwards "C" with a tail hanging out diagonally.
- It is interesting to note that although the Observatory is a Space Pirate facility, the names of the planets are written in Chozo.
|Alimbic | Chozo | English | Luminoth | Space Pirate|
|Features of Samus Aran's Gunship|
|Personal||Adam's helmet • Chozo biotech computer • Data records • Logbook • Mii Bobblehead • Samus Screen • Ship Bumper Stickers • In the Cockpit • Music player|
|Armaments||Plasma Beam • Power Beam • Ship Grapple Beam • Ship Missile Launcher • Gunship Multiball • Bunker-Busting Annihilator • Gunship|
|Mission features|| Auto-repair function • Biohazard scanner • Blast Shield • Bombing Run • Command Visor • Commander Adam Malkovich • Cryostasis • Emergency Evacuation Pod |
Heads-Up Display • Helm controls • Landing Gear Legs • Missile Station • Recharge Station • Save Station • Tetra Galaxy Scan Screen • Transmission console • B-Unit
|Cargo||Theronian Bomb (1st piece • 2nd piece • 3rd piece) • Colossal War Golem|
|Passengers||Baby • Anthony Higgs • Dr. Madeline Bergman • Commander Adam Malkovich (computerized) • Dachoras • Etecoons|