Ridley Robot, also known as Mecha Ridley, is an unfinished robot build by Ridley, made to look identical to its creator, serving as the final boss of Metroid: Zero Mission.


At the end of her long quest through the Chozodia temple and the Space Pirate Mothership, Samus stumbles upon a supposedly deactivated Mecha Ridley.

Suddenly, all exits to the room are locked and Mecha Ridley springs to life, triggering a conflict between the two and the final boss battle of the game.

Through the heavy weaponry of missiles and super missiles, Samus eventually defeats and destroys Mecha Ridley. However, as a last resort, the machine tries to take Samus with it by setting a self-destruction timer (7, 5, or 3 minutes depending on the difficulty level) for the Mothership and locks all exits out of the ship, but Samus flees in a Space Pirate ship just in time to avoid the explosion.

Other Media

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, one of the color changes for Ridley's alternate costume as Meta Ridley has a gray skin coloring with neon green wings and red markings at his feet, resembling Mecha Ridley.

Mecha Ridley itself appears in the game as a Primary Shield-type Spirit. When equipped, it grants three slots for Support Spirits, but it starts each battle with the fighter at 30% damage. Its Spirit Battle is a Stamina Battle against a Giant Ridley on the Omega form of Norfair, who has additional power to his smash attacks.


Mecha Ridley resembles a gray, metallic version of its creator, with gray eyes and a red core on its chest, the latter of which is also its weak spot. Because it lacks legs and wings, Mecha Ridley moves about by crawling on its arms. In the place of its missing appendages are multiple cables attached to an unseen interface, giving it either power, control over the mothership, or both.



  • According to Yoshio Sakamoto, Ridley built Mecha Ridley to demonstrate his power as an even more powerful robotic weapon, though it was left in an incomplete state due to the Space Pirates' infiltration onto the planet Zebes to stop Samus.
  • Mecha Ridley's health and strength depends on the player's percentage of collecting the hidden items prior to the fight. If Samus fights Mecha Ridley with every hidden item located in the game, Mecha Ridley's powers will triple, making the battle longer and more dangerous.
  • During Palutena's Guidance against Ridley, Viridi mentions to Pit that Ridley built a robot doppelgänger of himself, claiming he did so because he is a narcissist.


           Metroid Villains

Space Pirates
Mother Brain | Ridley | Kraid | Phantoon | Draygon | Omega Pirate | Ridley Robot | Boss

Queen Metroid | Metroid Prime | Dark Samus | Alpha Metroid | Gamma Metroid | Omega Metroid | Zeta Metroid

Emperor Ing | Amorbis | Chykka | Guardians | Quadraxis

X Parasites
SA-X | Nightmare | B.O.X. | Neo Ridley | Nettori

Galactic Federation
The Deleter

Diggernaut | Ruins Test

Sylux | Sheegoth | MB | Crocomire | Gorea | Phaaze | Leviathans | King Worm | Parasite Queen | Vorash | Aurora Unit 313