Mighty Griptian

Concept art.

Mighty Griptians[1] are stronger than the standard Griptians. These creatures eventually replace all of the weaker variants later in the game, suggesting Mighty Griptians are Griptians that have matured and/or reached an advanced stage of their lives. They are slightly darker in color, and are more fearsome and dangerous; they have grown spikes along their backs (increasing the damage of their roll attack) and a set of wing-like protrusions from their shells. In some instances they can be seen hovering above the ground as they are rolling, but only for a short moment. These Griptians are summoned by MB in the Bioweapon Research Center, and Mighty Griptians also attack Samus during the post credits.

Enemies 2

Japanese guide

Despite the fact that they are much stronger than the standard Griptians, they can still be defeated very quickly with a Super Missile or a Lethal Strike, provided they are knocked over by a Missile or Morph Ball Bomb first. However, they do not stay down for long; Samus must act quickly while they are fallen.

If Samus tries to Overblast a Mighty Griptian, they will always push her off, even if their health is low.


  • If Samus fires a Super Missile at a rolling Mighty Griptian, it will knock them down instead of killing.


  1. ^ Name from Other M Prima Strategy Guide

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