The Chute Leech is seen in Metroid II: Return of Samus and Metroid: Samus Returns. They are found on SR388. It has a flat body and will lie dormant until Samus walks by. Its attack is to jump into the air and then glide down, swaying from side to side using its parachute-like body. Artwork seems to indicate that they have four eyes. In Samus Returns, these creatures spawn from fissures, including in the purple liquid.
- Metroid II manual
- "Usually they will lay quietly on the ground or in the liquid. But, when Samus comes close, they will jump up to attack, falling down like a leaf from a tree."
- Inhabitants & Eco System of SR388 (p. 19)
- CHUTE LEECH
- "More cute than deadly, Chute Leeches stick to a surface, then pop up and drift back down with the help of their flat, flappy bodies. If you’re not paying attention, you’ll undoubtedly get hit by one. However, these enemies are more effective as platforms—when shot with a charged Ice Beam shot—than as adversaries."
- Walkthrough (p. 44)
- CHUTE LEECH
- "These ambush artists love waiting for unsuspecting bounty hunters to leap over their mounds before popping out and knocking them into the drink. They’re little more than a nuisance, but this nuisance can reroute your careful jumps across tricky terrain. Look below Samus whenever approaching a shallow pool. They seem to prefer those environments more than solid ground."