Pows are noted for appearing around hidden items. Pow travel in small swarms, always appearing in groups of three. They consist of spherical yellow lights from which protrude four small wings, and hover in place regardless of who or what is nearby. Wherever they appear, there is a pickup item nearby, and they are completely invulnerable to all attacks.
Pows appear three times in Metroid: Other M. The first encounter occurs in the "inclined corridor" of the Pyrosphere, just after Samus avoids being eaten by the Vorash. These Pow guide Samus to an Energy Part hidden in the wall.
In the second encounter, they inhabit the "ice bridge cavern" in the Cryosphere where the first Gigafraug is encountered and hover around in the air, indicating an Energy Tank that can be obtained later. They are only seen in the Cryosphere after the Speed Booster is obtained.
"Often found inside Morph Ball tunnels. They cannot attack nor damage Samus."
- Pow are physically almost identical to the Fairies featured in Nintendo's The Legend Of Zelda series and serve a similar function (pointing out potential collectible items and power-ups).
- If Samus touches a Pow while in Morph Ball form, it will briefly cease glowing and fall a short distance before recovering. This will not occur if Samus is in bipedal form.
|SR388||Baby • Flitt • Proboscum • Septogg|
|Zebes||Dachora • Etecoon • Powamp • Shaktool • Suspensor platform • Tatori • Tatori, Jr. • Tripper|
|BOTTLE SHIP||Pow • Wadge • Zuru|
|Non-hostile||Aurora Unit 217 • Baby • Dachora • Databot • Etecoon • Fleet Admiral Castor Dane • Fleet Mechanic • Pow • Septogg • Tatori • Tatori, Jr. |
Training Drone • Watchdrone • Work Robot
|Hostiles||Aazelion • Airthorn • Autom • Big Metroid • Cannon • GMX-04 Halberd-class turret (if provoked) • Polyp • Proboscum |
Puromi • Ring Beam Unit • Ripper II • Samus Eater (Bud) • Seed platform • Unfreezable Metroid • ZipNMEBomber
|Misc.||Bloatsac • Blueroot Tree (Dark) • Butterflies • Chomper Fish • Durable plantform • Fish • Fungus • Glow Stem • Great Tree |
Massive tentacle • Moth • Parasitic fungus • Protozoan • RedGrass • Sandgrass • Sbug • Scarp • Scatterbug • Tallon fern • Mantha