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Chyklings are the mutated offspring of the Dark Chykka. They are born from the enlarged abdomen of their darkling parent. As a result of the Dark Energy from the nearby Dark Water being absorbed into the Chykka, its infants are directly born as miniature adults, having jumped over the natural larval stage entirely. These Chyklings are very aggressive and will defend their mother at the cost of their own lives, similar to Fargul Wasps. They will fly in groups toward Samus and damage her on contact, which also kills the Chyklings themselves. She can destroy them for many pickups.
If left alone for a while, the Chyklings will explode on their own, suggesting that their lifespans are extremely short due to the mutations caused by the dark elements.
Logistically, Chkylings serve the player to recover missiles and beam ammo during the long Chykka battle. A good strategy for using the Chyklings to recover Light Beam ammo is to use the Darkburst power-up on them. If the player successfully aims for the center of a Chykling swarm, this can easily recover huge amounts of Light Beam ammunition.
Dark energy-charged Chykka offspring. Offspring swarm does not have parent's defenses. Evade if possible, engage if necessary.
Interaction with dark energy has mutated the Chykka. Its offspring are now born as flyers, skipping the larval stage completely. These infants are highly protective of their parent, and will streak to attack on sight. They lack their parent’s durability, however, making them easy targets.
|Guardians||Amorbis • Chykka • Quadraxis|
|Darklings||Chykling • Corrupted Sentreye • Dark Alpha Splinter • Dark Blogg • Dark Diligence Drone • Dark Grenchler • Dark Ingsmasher • Dark Missile Trooper • Dark Phlogus • Dark Pirate Commando • Dark Pirate Trooper • Dark Preed • Dark Quad MB/CM • Dark Shredder • Dark Splinter • Dark Tallon Metroid • Darkling Tentacle • Dark Trooper • Dark War Wasp • Nightbarb • Dark Luminoth|