Tatori is a tortoise-like creature found in Maridia, and is one of the most heavily armored creatures on Zebes. It has a large shell protecting its body, save for the legs, neck, and tail. It is referred to as Kame in the game's code, which is simply the Japanese word for turtle.

The Tatori can retract its limbs and spin rapidly, allowing it to "jump" (possibly a reference to the Japanese kaiju Gamera). Samus can ride on its back to acquire an Energy Tank up higher on a Grapple Point, and a Missile Expansion hidden in a wall.

Tatori, Jr. are also found in Maridia, and are the offspring of the Tatori. Normally the Tatori will not attack Samus, but should she attack one of its offspring Samus will be attacked by the spinning Tatori.

Super Metroid Nintendo Player's Guide states: "Invincible. It tries to slam into you. You can ride on it." This is slightly incorrect as the Tatori will only attack Samus if she touches any of the Tatori infants. It describes the Tatori as a "hard-shelled flier" on page 102.

Tatori have not appeared since Super Metroid. It can be assumed that they had gone extinct when Zebes exploded.

Official dataEdit

Tatori and Tatori Jr.

Super Metroid Nintendo Player's GuideEdit

Enemy Data Description
Color HP ATK E BE M SM PB Maridia. Invincible. It tries to slam into you. You can ride on it.
Normal - 200 - - - - -


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