- Ruins IV, Omega Zone
Moto are solitary creatures with head and back protected by a hard shell and thick dinosaur-like hide. They are fiercely territorial and will charge over the ground with their powerful legs to head-butt other Moto and crush intruders. Although their shells will also absorb beam and missile attacks, their backs are unprotected.
Moto will walk back and forth slowly, but will charge forward once they spot Samus. Since they cannot be destroyed from a frontal assault, jump behind and shoot them from above or from the back. Drops 20 Energy, so great for refilling when fighting Omega Metroids.
The Japanese name is “Motion” (モーシン). The original concept art is anatomically non-functional, as it depicts the Moto has having three long spikes on its armor, which would shatter on impact or gouge out the eye of other Moto on a glancing blow.