Moheeks are fish-like creatures in Metroid II: Return of Samus and Metroid: Samus Returns. They can be found through SR388, living on land or in water, and they are shown to survive in tunnels flooded with purple liquid.

Characteristics and BehaviorEdit


The top portion of a Moheek's head greatly resembles a sea anemone. They are a non-aggressive species in Return of Samus, but can cause a high amount of damage on contact with their tendrils.[1] They behave identically to Zoomers on other planets.

In Samus Returns, Moheeks are purple and more round. They have the ability to charge at Samus, which she can parry with a Melee Counter. There are also Electric Moheeks that are red and can generate electricity that spreads across the platform they are on.

Official dataEdit

Metroid II manual Edit

"Usually quite tame, but if Samus touches its tendrils, she will be hurt badly."

Metroid: Samus Returns Official Guide Edit

Inhabitants & Eco System of SR388 (p. 16)
"Moheeks of the standard purple variety are largely harmless. They skitter about a surface or platform and only try to harm you if you get too close, at which point they perform a short, mild-paced charge attack, which is counterable. Only the pink Electric Moheek sub-species is really dangerous. While both types have electric abilities, the pink variety is almost always found crawling around a platform and can electrify the entire thing, should it feel threatened. A standard Moheek can be avoided, but deal with an Electric Moheek before approaching its platform."
Walkthrough (p. 33)
"These creatures pose little threat if you steer clear. They move slowly and like to stick to ceilings and walls. If you approach them, they lunge forward briefly (which is counterable), then go right back to their leisurely climb. Destroy them if you need resources, or if they’re in the way, but ignore them otherwise."
Walkthrough (p. 44)
"Like their purple counterparts, pink Electric Moheeks climb around and wait to strike anyone who dares get near them. Instead of charging like their cousins, these creatures discharge electricity whenever they feel threatened. This electrical attack hits anyone touching any part of the platform the Moheek is on, so even if Samus isn’t looking directly at it, she can still take damage from it. Unless you’re certain you can get on and off the platform in a second, always take out these enemies before jumping on their platforms. Their shock is a real damage-dealer."


  • The name may have originated from the "mohawk" hairstyle, as the head tendrils seem to suggest.
  • It is unknown if the species became infected by the X Parasites, as Samus did not encounter any Moheek-X in Metroid Fusion.



  1. ^ "Usually quite tame, but if Samus touches its tendrils, she will be hurt badly." - Manual (Metroid II: Return of Samus)