Shriekbats as they appear in Metroid Prime.
|Featured in||Metroid Prime|
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
Metroid Prime Hunters
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
|Known locales||Chozo Ruins, Magmoor Caverns, Phendrana Drifts, Arcterra, Alinos, Aether, Bryyo, Elysia, Pirate Homeworld, GFS Valhalla.|
|Known worlds||Tallon IV |
|Attacks||Dive-bombing - explosion on contact.|
|Weakness(es)||Targeting with Thermal imaging.|
Shriekbats are a species of flying rodents found in the Metroid Prime Trilogy. They are very similar to the Skree of Zebes in their basic form, but many different breeds exist, spanning several planets.
The Shriekbats of Tallon IV most closely resemble the Skrees, though they do not rotate when roosting, and do not have exoskeletons that will fragment in the event of an explosion. Unlike Skrees, all existing variants of the Shriekbats dive-bomb their prey/threat at the cost of their own lives, exploding when impacting any surface. On Tallon IV, the Ice Shriekbat variant is adapted to life in the Phendrana Drifts. Similar versions are located on Arcterra. The Shriekbats of Aether, however, do not resemble the classic Skree at all. They instead take on the appearance of purple horseshoe-shaped creatures with a pair of bat-like wings. They do, however, act identically to their relatives.
In Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, there are four different kinds of Shriekbat: Bryyonian Shriekbat, Elysian Shriekbat, Urtragian Shriekbat, and Phazon Shriekbat. The Urtragian variant closely resembles those from Aether, while the Bryyonian subspecies are literal bats. Elysian Shriekbats are robotic copies from Skytown, built by the Chozo. Phazon Shriekbats resemble no other known organisms, and are found only in areas heavy in Phazon concentration.
For individual Logbook entries, see related articles.
- HUD scan, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes
- "Morphology: Shriekbat
Territorial flying rodents.
Rapid-flying, explosive enemies. Target and eliminate enemy at range if possible."
Metroid Prime websiteEdit
"Shriekbats are fiercely territorial ceiling dwellers. They roost on cave ceilings from tiny posterior legs while hunting small prey, and will aggressively dive-bomb anything they perceive to be too large to consume. A high internal temperature makes them easy to spot with thermal imaging.
Its small body is dwarfed by razor-sharp wings. Body temperature peaks at 121 degrees centigrade."
Metroid Prime Pinball manualEdit
"A fast moving creature that dive-bombs its target while emitting a high-pitched squeal."
|Subspecies||Shriekbat • Ice Shriekbat • Infant Shriekbats • Dark Shriekbat • Bryyonian Shriekbat • Elysian Shriekbat • Urtragian Shriekbat • Phazon Shriekbat|
|Similar||Skree • Metaree • Dark Metaree • Metaree Swarm • Miniree • Cyclaw|