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Shaktool[1][2], also known as DORI[3] and CA15,[4] is a robot located in Maridia.


The Shaktool helps Samus get the Spring Ball by swinging its arms with mounted excavating gears in order to break through a tunnel of impenetrable hardened sand. The Shaktool has no appearances outside of a single chamber in Super Metroid.

The Shaktool is a very mysterious machine, but the crude design suggests that it may have Space Pirate origins. The Shaktool can be destroyed by shooting at the razor-like implements that form its "feet". These same implements will damage Samus if she runs into them. Strangely, if Samus uses the Speed Booster to run at the Shaktool, she will go right through it without damaging herself or the Shaktool.

Official data[]

Super Metroid Nintendo Player's Guide[]

Enemy Data Description
Color HP ATK E BE M SM PB Maridia. There's only one in the game. It will dig a path for you.
Normal 300 120 31 31 31 2 2


Super Metroid Players' Guide[]

Shaktool, Powertool (page 67)
"Knock out the wall with a power bomb and then wait - a strange burrowing creature by the name of Shaktool will tunnel through the rest of the rubble, allowing you to pass."


  • This enemy resembles Heavy Mole from the Kirby franchise in functionality, as both destroy walls with razor arms.