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Komayto KIU artwork.png
Kid Icarus: Uprising artwork
First appearance Kid Icarus (1986)
Latest appearance Kid Icarus: Uprising (2012)
Attacks Kid Icarus / Of Myths and Monsters
Ramming into Pit
Kid Icarus: Uprising
Latching on to Pit, like a Metroid
Variant of Metroid
Cellular Komayto

Komayto is a small variant of Metroid only featured in the Kid Icarus series, in which it debuts in the first Kid Icarus. A Komayto is a light blue, semi-translucent, gelatinous creature with three pink-red spheres in the center, vein-like fibers connecting from the spheres to the surface of their skin, and two sets of mandibles located near the bottom.


Kid Icarus

Komayto KI sprite.png

In Kid Icarus, Komaytos are encountered in Skyworld, where they appear in groups of four. They use the same attack patterns as Monoeyes and Micks. Komaytos attack Pit by ramming into him in groups of four.

Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters

Komayto OMaM sprite.png

In Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters, Komaytos are encountered in the Skyworld Tower. They were drastically redesigned to appear more blob-like and have only a single protrusion on top of their body. The instruction booklet artwork instead shows the protrusion on the bottom of Komayto.

Kid Icarus: Uprising

In Kid Icarus: Uprising, Komaytos were redesigned to resemble their appearance in the first Kid Icarus. Komaytos behave like regular Metroids in that they latch on to Pit to drain him of his energy. They are invulnerable to ranged attacks, but can still be defeated using melee attacks. Like the other enemies, Komayto have their own collectible Idol

In a conversation with Viridi in Chapter 21: The Chaos Vortex, Pit notes that a Komayto resembles a Metroid. He is then silenced by Viridi, who breaks the fourth wall by stating that their game universe and the Metroid universe has nothing to do with one another, and tells Pit to not spread rumors.

There is a variant of Komayto named Cellular Komayto, which is only encountered in Chapter 23: Lord of the Underworld.


  • Kid Icarus instruction booklet (page 37): "A mysterious floating creature. Nobody knows where it came from. One theory has it that is came from a planet other than Earth. It's a nasty jellyfish monster."
  • Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters instruction booklet (page 31): "A mysterious floating creature. Nobody knows where it came from. It looks like a jellyfish, but floats in the sky."
  • Kid Icarus: Uprising Idol description: "While this creature resembles a certain alien life-form, the last Komaytos are not in captivity and Skyworld is not at peace. Stray too close and it will latch on to you, draining your life energy and restricting your movement."

List of game appearances

Title Year of release System/format Role
Kid Icarus Family Computer Disk System
Nintendo Entertainment System
1986 (Japan)
1987 (overseas)
Kid Icarus: Of Myths and Monsters Game Boy 1991 (Japan)
1992 (North America)
Kid Icarus: Uprising Nintendo 3DS 2012 Enemy


Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese コメト
Derived from Kometoroido (コメトロイド), meaning "Little Metroid"
French Métros
German Komatet
Italian Kometroid
Spanish Monstroide Derived from Monstruo (monster) and Metroide (Metroid)