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The current title is from a guide or the game's internal data.

Shaktool (known as DORI in Super Metroid's game data) is a robot located in Maridia. It helps Samus get the Spring Ball by swinging its arms with mounted excavating gears in order to break through a tunnel of impenetrable hardened Sand. It has no appearances outside of a single Chamber in Super Metroid.


A Shaktool ingame.

It is a very mysterious machine, but its crude design suggests that it may have Space Pirate origins. The Shaktool can be destroyed by shooting at the razor-like implements that form its "feet". These same implements will damage Samus if she runs into them. Strangely, if Samus uses the Speed Booster to run at the Shaktool, she will go right through it without damaging herself or the Shaktool.

Official dataEdit

Super Metroid Nintendo Player's GuideEdit

Enemy Data Description
Color HP ATK E BE M SM PB Maridia. There's only one in the game. It will dig a path for you.
Normal 300 120 31 31 31 2 2


Super Metroid Players' GuideEdit

Shaktool, Powertool (page 67)
"Knock out the wall with a power bomb and then wait - a strange burrowing creature by the name of Shaktool will tunnel through the rest of the rubble, allowing you to pass."


  • This enemy resembles Heavy Mole from the Kirby franchise in functionality, as both destroy walls with razor arms.
  • The Shaktool also looks and behaves strikingly similar to Bramballs from later games in the New Super Mario Bros. series.