Owtch (アウッチ Autchi?) is a species of small, shelled creatures found in Super Metroid and Metroid Fusion.


Their hard shells resist some beams. In Super Metroid they can burrow into the sands of Maridia and hide, although the Speed Booster can still kill them.

The ones encountered in Metroid Fusion are all infected variants and X Parasite mimics, with a coloration different from authentic Owtches. They are bigger in size, but they can be harmed with every beam, and do not hide in the floor. Owtches appear to be mollusks due to their snail-like bodies; like a snail, they have both a pseudopod and a shell.

Official data[]

Super Metroid manual[]

"The hard shelled Owtches keep enemies away with sharp spikes and burrow into the sand when they sense danger."

Super Metroid Nintendo Player's Guide[]

Enemy Data Description
Color HP ATK E BE M SM PB Maridia. They come out of the ground for a few seconds.
Normal 20 100 31 31 31 2 2



  • Their name may be a pun on the word "ouch" due to them having spiked shells which harm Samus.
  • In the internal data of Super Metroid, Owtch is referred to as Toge. In Japanese, toge (?) means "thorn", which may relate to its spiked shell.