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Beetoms[1][2] are small jumping, parasitic creatures with grasshopper-like legs found on the planet Zebes.


They can be damaged with all weapons with the exception of Beams, though the creatures can still be frozen with the Ice Beam.

If a Beetom is given the chance to attack, it will leap onto its prey and latch on. After it is securely attached, the creature's single eye, which takes up almost the entirety of its front side, will turn red, and the Beetom will begin sucking the energy from its prey, similar to a Metroid larva. Unlike the latter, however, Samus can remove the Beetoms rather easily by shooting them, often killing them in the process.

Official data[]

Super Metroid Nintendo Player's Guide[]

Enemy Data Description
Color HP ATK E BE M SM PB Crateria/Brinstar. Freeze and then Bomb them. They'll suck your Energy otherwise.
Normal 60 10 1 0 0 0 99


Super Metroid Players' Guide[]

"These will try to latch onto you. If this happens, roll into a ball and drop two or three bombs."