Mochtroids are creatures that appear in a number of Metroid titles. These are the Space Pirates' first attempt at cloning their own Metroids. They closely resemble standard juvenile Metroids, but only have a single nuclei cluster and cannot latch on to prey. They still can drain energy from victims, but not as rapidly or efficiently. They are also much weaker than true Metroids and are easy to kill with any weapon.