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Etecoons and Dachoras. I've met these intelligent beings before. They seemed to recognize me, as well. How unusual to meet again here. In the past, they've helped me unleash abilities I didn't know I had. But where did they run to? I hope they're safe...

—Samus Aran


The Dachora's corridor in Super Metroid.

The Dachora (Dachola in Super Metroid Nintendo Player's Guide) are a species of ostrich-like animals. Their homeworld is unknown, but it is possibly Zebes.

A Dachora appeared in Super Metroid, in which it taught Samus how to perform a Shinespark, a technique used with the Speed Booster. A nest with an egg could be seen in the background. Later, in the escape sequence in the end of the game, Samus rescued the trapped Dachora and Etecoons from the explosion. Rescuing the Dachora and Etecoons is an optional part of the escape sequence of Super Metroid. If Samus does so, a tiny white light will be visible leaving the planet along with Samus's gunship during the ending sequence. Yet, although their rescue is optional, the action is considered canon due to the fact that the same Dachora and Etecoons make a reappearance in Metroid Fusion.

The appearance in Metroid Fusion shows the Dachoras (the egg from Super Metroid had hatched, with a small Dachora chick as the result) and Etecoons as the sole survivors in the Biologic Space Laboratories research station that haven't been infected by the X Parasites, apart from the Metroids in the Restricted Lab. They are found on the Habitation Deck, confined in a sealed, tropical themed area with hanging tires for the Etecoons to play on. It is unknown why these creatures were on board, or why the X did not target them as potential hosts, though it is possible that they were not immediately targeted as they are not inherantly dangerous to Samus and simply escaped infection due to reduced X prescence on the Habitation Deck. After Samus released them, the Dachoras and Etecoons went to Samus's gunship, and they later saved Samus from the space station's explosion after the defeat of the Omega Metroid by piloting her gunship into the room to rescue her.


  • The Dachoras, along with Serris and possibly the Chozo feature abilities similar to the Speed Booster. The Chozo are said to have created their many items based on their physical capabilities.
  • The Dachora's name in French is Vertozor. [1]
  • Interestingly, the Dachora can be released from its corridor by Shinesparking at the same time and in the same place at which the Dachora does. After this, it will run back and forth in the same manner as normal and Shinespark at the ceiling.

Official dataEdit

Super Metroid Nintendo Player's GuideEdit

"Learn the Super Jump technique from Dachola. He's friendly, too."


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