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Official artwork for a Zoomer
Featured in Metroid
Metroid: Zero Mission
Metroid Prime
Metroid Prime Hunters
Super Metroid
Metroid Prime: Federation Force
Known locales Brinstar, Norfair, Tallon Overworld, Magmoor Caverns, Vesper Defense Outpost
Known diet Corpses
Known worlds Zebes, Tallon IV [1], Alinos, Arcterra, Excelcion
Behavior Repetitive crawling in straight paths and circles
Color(s) Orange, yellow, blue, and grey
Distinctions Four legs, sharp spines, many eyes, pincers
Attacks None, damage on contact with spines
Weakness(es) Any weapon

Zoomers are semi-spherical, hard-shelled creatures with spikes along their backs. They originally only appeared in two colors: yellow and red, and were called Geemers starting in Super Metroid, though the Metroid Prime series has since reinterpreted them as two separate species, with Zoomers being the weaker of the two. Zoomers are the first creatures ever encountered in the series. Their intellect is limited to walking in set patterns along the terrain, meaning that Samus Aran must accidentally run or jump into them in order to be harmed. The Zoomers located on Tallon IV have 18 eyes, while Geemers have only three of them.

The Metroid Prime Hunters logbook entry for the Zoomer states that it was the primary transmission vector of a Flesh-Eating Bacteria on Zebes, which caused the extinction of many native species.

There is also a talking red Zoomer in a story of the Nintendo Comics System on board the mechanical asteroid, Metroid. Another red Zoomer appeared on the cover of a Captain N: The Game Master issue.


In all its incarnations, the simple-minded Zoomer is capable only of walking in set patterns. It will not directly attack Samus: she must instead accidentally touch one in order to take damage.

Related to Zoomers are the more resilient Geemers.


Metroid PrimeEdit

Metroid Prime HuntersEdit

Metroid: Other MEdit

Official dataEdit

Metroid manualEdit

"These fierce little creatures spray sticky fluid from their feet so they can move along the floor or up and down walls. There are two kinds: red zoomers and less powerful yellow zoomers."

Official Nintendo Player's GuideEdit

"The first enemy Samus meets. He approaches by crawling along the floors and walls."

Logbook entriesEdit

"What's the matter? All I said was that Komaytos look like little Metr—"

Non-canon warning: This article or section contains information that may not be considered an official part of the Metroid series in the overall storyline by Nintendo.

Unused Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook entryEdit

Non-canon warning: Non-canonical information ends here.

Official Metroid Prime websiteEdit

"Zoomers anchor themselves to walls and other surfaces. Basic nerve centers located directly above the mandibles are able to detect nutrients which the Zoomers digest. Sharp spines protect them from casual predators, but the lack of a reinforced carapace makes them vulnerable to more persistent foes.

The Zoomer is protected by a spiny shell which covers a basic nerve center located directly above the mandibles."

Metroid: Zero Mission manualEdit

"These fierce little creatures excrete a sticky liquid from their feet, allowing them to move up, down, and across floors, walls, and ceilings. There are two kinds of Zoomers: red ones and yellow ones. Red ones are much more powerful."

Official Metroid Zero Mission websiteEdit

  • "Pointed spikes"
  • "Gripping legs"
  • "Razor-sharp teeth"

"SPECIMEN ID# X-7260 Wide leg-span and gripping nature of feet allows specimen to easily climb rock formations. Rock-crushing teeth suggests creature feeds on nutrients found in soil and ore. Exterior spikes are defensive in nature, but can be used to immobilize enemies. DANGER LEVEL: MODERATE."


  • Zoomers feature prominently in the Catch Mode of Tetris DS.
  • Zoomers somewhat resemble Spinies, from the Super Mario series. They also behave almost identically to Spike Tops, another enemy from the Super Mario series.
  • In the original Metroid game, Zoomers had tentacles as limbs. In all later titles, they are depicted with insectoid legs.
  • A Zoomer is depicted on the Metroid Trucker Cap.
  • Zoomers were intended for use in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.[1]
  • There is a slight glitch in Metroid Prime and the New Play Control! Metroid Prime: if a Zoomer is hit with a glancing shot from the Ice Beam, it will freeze in place, but the ice frames won't cover it.


Captain N appearancesEdit


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