Scorchbugs are small insects native to Bryyo. They survive by feeding exclusively on the volatile substance known as Fuel Gel. As a result, they are fragile and will explode if hit by any type of weaponry.

Scorchbugs always travel in swarms. They are not hostile, but will unintentionally harm Samus if she makes contact with them, due to their explosive bodies.

They are found in Bryyo Fire and Bryyo's Leviathan.


Logbook entryEdit



Metroid Prime 3: Corruption

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Morphology: Scorchbug
Tiny insects that feed on Fuel Gel. Explode when shot.

Logbook entry

Scorchbugs are exclusively found on Fuel Gel-producing planets such as Bryyo. The tiny insects subsist entirely on the volatile gel. Like many creatures with this diet, they have taken on the ignitable characteristics of their food source. When shot with any type of weaponry, they burst into a small explosion, leaving behind only a scorch mark. It is from this trait that they have earned their name.



A group of Scorchbugs

  • The log scan mentions that Scorchbugs are native to many Fuel Gel producing planets. It is unknown how the species were able to reach and spread on multiple planets, though it is possible they stowed away on ships transporting Fuel Gel. Alternatively, the Scorchbugs on other planets are the result of convergent evolution.
  • In Temple Reservoir, the creatures are seen crawling out of an unscannable hive-like object before crawling into another one.