The Geruta (ゲルーダ Gerūda?) is a species native to Zebes.


Gerutas commonly live in the extreme heats of Norfair and have a fierce aerial dive attack. A natural flamejet system produces the thrust necessary for them to dive at their prey or enemies. The Gerutas' thick armour-plated wings make them vicious predators, and they are near the top of the food chain on Zebes - only one species has been seen to attack them.

X ParasitesEdit

Multiple Geruda

Multiple Geruta surround Samus in Sector 3.

Gerutas[1] also appear as X-hosts or mimics in Sector 3 on board the Biologic Space Laboratories research station after the destruction of Zebes in Metroid Fusion. Unlike natural Geruta, these X lifeforms typically fly back and forth until an enemy is spotted, which they will then proceed to swoop down upon while raking the foe with their claws. They have a blue body with red arms and white claws. X-infected Gerutas also seem to be immune to the fiery effects of lava.

Much like the natural Geruta, the X-infected Gerutas possess large limbs in their front which are used offensively against targets. Curiously, there are no visible segments or appendages on an X-infected Geruta's body that would likely help it levitate into the air, not even the jet boosters commonly located on the natural Geruta's hind limbs. Despite this, they are seen flying above ground in a wave-like pattern using unknown means.

Gerubus[2] (ゲルバス Gerubasu?)[3] is a newly-introduced variant of Geruta, which has only been observed as X-hosts or mimics aboard the BSL station. Interestingly, this variant is most common in Sector 5, which is a sub-zero area, and do not appear at all in Sector 3, the super-heated area that is akin to their native habitat in Norfair. Several Gerubus also appear in Sector 1, in the area resembling Tourian.

The Gerubus is larger in size than the natural Geruta, and it also appears to have gained enormous, metallic pincer arms. These differences are most likely caused by the X Parasites' ability to manipulate their victims' DNA.

Official dataEdit

Metroid manualEdit

"The skin on these powerful opponents can generate fire and radiate the energy inside their bodies. Be especially careful of the strong red ones. These creatures are the most powerful to appear in this scene."

1986 mangaEdit

"A Geruta's skin emits high temperatures, and it releases the energy stored inside its body to fly around. It has the same toughness as the Rio, and pink ones are weaker than the red ones."

Official Nintendo Player's GuideEdit

"Its body is covered with skin which radiates intense heat. It attacks Samus from overhead."

Super Metroid manualEdit

"This enemy defends itself by a heat-resistant shell and attacks ceaselessly with two large claws."

Super Metroid Nintendo Player's GuideEdit

Enemy Data Description
Color HP ATK E BE M SM PB Norfair. Gerutas fly about in a circular/diagonal manner.
Normal 120 60 24 24 24 24 3