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Chyklings are the mutated offspring of the Dark Chykka.


Chyklings are born from the enlarged abdomen of their Darkling parent. As a result of the Dark Energy from the nearby Dark Water being absorbed into the Chykka, its infants are directly born as miniature adults, having jumped over the natural larval stage entirely. These Chyklings are very aggressive and will defend their mother at the cost of their own lives, similar to Fargul Wasps. They will fly in groups toward Samus and damage her on contact, which also kills the Chyklings themselves.

Logistically, Chkylings serve the player to recover missiles and beam ammo during the long Chykka battle. A good strategy for using the Chyklings to recover Light Beam ammo is to use the Darkburst power-up on them. If Samus successfully aims for the center of a Chykling swarm, this can easily recover large amounts of Light Beam ammunition.

If left alone for a while, the Chyklings will explode on their own, suggesting that their lifespans are extremely short due to the mutations caused by the dark elements.

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Morphology: Chyklings
Dark energy-charged Chykka offspring. Offspring swarm does not have parent's defenses. Evade if possible, engage if necessary.

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Interaction with dark energy has mutated the Chykka. Its offspring are now born as flyers, skipping the larval stage completely. These infants are highly protective of their parent, and will streak to attack on sight. They lack their parent’s durability, however, making them easy targets.