Mellow, also known as Mero[1][2], is a species of flying insects that are found in Brinstar in the original Metroid, its remake, and Super Metroid.

Description[edit | edit source]

In the NES and SNES games, they behave in the same manner as Mellas and Memus, in which they hover near a ceiling and swoop down quickly when Samus passes below them.

In Zero Mission, Mellows can only be found in Corridor No. 4, where they attack Samus Aran in swarms. They will disappear for the rest of the game if Samus destroys all of their hives, one of which is hidden behind a wall blocking access to a Missile Tank. Mellows will defend their hives when a threat comes close, and spend most of their time circling their hive when the latter is found within the same room, or chasing foes when there is no hive nearby.

Official data[edit | edit source]

Metroid manual[edit | edit source]

"These creatures can pass through walls. They like to chase after you in groups."

Victory Techniques for Metroid[edit | edit source]

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"Travels in groups through rocks and walls. These weak creatures are defeated in one shot."

Nintendo Power Volume 29[edit | edit source]

"They hover near ceilings and often attack in groups."

Super Metroid Nintendo Player's Guide[edit | edit source]

Enemy Data Description
Color HP ATK E BE M SM PB Crateria. Small and weak but pesky, they will swoop down at you diagonally.
Normal 9 8 12 27 31 2 0


Super Metroid Players' Guide[edit | edit source]

"They hover until you get close then swoop down. Stay as far across the screen as possible; you can then take them out without them seeing you."

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Nintendo Power Volume 29, pg. 41
  2. ^ Super Metroid internal files
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