A Multiviola is a flying adult version of a Viola.


Multiviolas are found in Norfair and in Ridley's Lair, where they constantly fly around the rooms they inhabit while bouncing off of walls and other surfaces. Many Multiviolas are found in the Multiviola Nest in Metroid, which is a good location to collect Energy and Missiles from them.

Multiviolas are purple with green or red highlights in the original Metroid, and appear to be featureless fireballs. In Super Metroid and Metroid: Zero Mission, they are redesigned to be orange, with grimacing facial expressions similar to the Viola. In Zero Mission, each Multiviola has three small orbs orbiting it, which may be young Viola.

According to the Metroid manual, Multiviola is not a natural species. It is instead a creation of Mother Brain, who has infused molten rock with life force through unverified means.

Official data[]

Metroid manual[]

"These simple-structure organisms are reflected off the walls and bounce around. They are pretty powerful but are difficult to attack with the normal beam as the walls reflect them and they are always moving. Use a Power Item to boost power first. One Missile blast will then destroy them."

"These also appear in the fire region. You have to be extra careful of them as they move much faster. These are the products of the life force that Mother Brain breathes into the molten rock. They have the same attacking power as the Holtz and the Dessgeega from the same habitat."

The Official Nintendo Player's Guide[]

"It’s a single-cell creature which flies around erratically, rebounding off walls."

Super Metroid manual[]

"The fiery Multiviolas bounce off walls and randomly fly in the face of intruders."

Super Metroid Nintendo Player's Guide[]

Enemy Data Description
Color HP ATK E BE M SM PB Norfair. Some move very fast, others slowly. They exist only in exteremely hot areas.
Normal 90 50 27 12 29 2 2



  • In French versions of Super Metroid and Metroid Fusion, the Dachora is named Multiviola.