A Needler is a spherical creature covered in needle-like spikes, seen in Metroid II: Return of Samus as a native of SR388.

Description[edit | edit source]

Needlers are only found in Phase 2 (making their first appearance in the vertical chamber) and Phase 3. In the latter area, Needlers are shown to be able to survive underwater.

Needlers move in a straight direction along floors, walls and ceilings, sticking to a surface no matter the angle or orientation. They ignore Samus Aran and do not make any hostile actions against her. However, Samus will be harmed if she jumps or walks into a Needler due to its deadly spines. Therefore, this prickly creature is often regarded as a pest.

Official data[edit | edit source]

Metroid II: Return of Samus manual[edit | edit source]

Enemies (p. 23)
"They move along the walls and the ceilings."

Virtual Console manual[edit | edit source]

Enemies (1) (p. 14)
"This prickly pest moves along walls and crags in caves. Be careful of its spines."

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

M2 Phase 2 Vertical Chamber Needler.png
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