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Morph Moth

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Maverick Info
MMX2 - Morph Moth Art 2.png
Artwork from Mega Man X2.
MMX2 Xtreme
Stage portrait(s).
General information
Name(s):Morph Moth, Metamor Mothmeanos
Title(s):Fallen Angel from the Island of Dreams[1]
Appearances:Mega Man X2, Mega Man Xtreme
Inspiration:Bagworm moth
Game Info
Weapon(s):X2 XT1 Silk Shot
Weakness(es):X2 Speed Burner
XT1 Rolling Shield
XT2 Ray Claw
XT2 Rising
Stage(s):X2: Robot Junkyard Stage
XT1: Scrap Factory Stage

Morph Moth, known as Metamor Mothmeanos (メタモル・モスミーノス) in Japan, is a Maverick from the X era, first appearing as one of the main bosses in Mega Man X2. He is a scrap-themed Reploid based on a moth, who evolves from a bagworm form into a flying menace. His history is unknown, but he is a prototype of a highly-advanced technology.

In the Games

Mega Man X2

Sprite from Mega Man X2.

Morph Moth debuts in Mega Man X2 as one of the eight Mavericks on the Stage Select screen. He is the boss of Robot Junkyard Stage. The Japanese manual states that he is a Reploid of unknown origin with highly-advanced circuitry that allows him to evolve by absorbing scrap, though he has a somewhat lazy disposition.[2]

Morph Moth begins the battle in his bagworm form, which grows larger as it absorbs scrap from the arena. Once he is at half health, he evolves into his moth form and attacks from above. Defeating Morph Moth grants X the Silk Shot. His weakness is the Speed Burner, from Flame Stag, which wraps him in flames. A boss attack rematch with Morph Moth later occurs in X-Hunter Stage 4.

Mega Man Xtreme

Sprite from Mega Man Xtreme.

In Mega Man Xtreme, Morph Moth returns as a digitized Maverick in the Mother Computer. He is one of the four bosses in Hard Mode, being the boss of Scrap Factory Stage. He again yields Silk Shot to X, but because Flame Stag is in Normal Mode, Moth is also weak to Armored Armadillo's Rolling Shield. Morph Moth is later part of the boss attack in Sigma Stage 3.

Other Game Appearances

  • In Mega Man Xtreme 2, Morph Moth returns for the Boss Attack mode alongside the other Mega Man Xtreme bosses. His weakness is adjusted to Ray Claw/Rising.
  • In TEPPEN, Morph Moth appears as a Unit Card.

Other Media

Official Data

Source Data
Rockman X2 manual A mysterious Reploid of unknown affiliation. He has a lazy personality and doesn't get too hung up on things. A prototype with special circuitry, he has the ability to grow by absorbing scrap. He is stationed at a factory, collecting waste products to create recycled Mavericks.[JP]
Kodansha Manga Hyakka #24: Rockman & Rockman X Himitsu Daihyakka ...[JP]
Kodansha Manga Hyakka #34: Rockman X Chō Hyakka ...[JP]
Height: 214 cm Weight: 128 kg Max Power: 3200rp Max Speed: 7600rp
Compendium of Rockman X Boss File (X2) Affiliation unknown. He has the special ability to grow by absorbing the scrap metal of other robots. His junkyard factory constructs Mavericks out of scrap metal.[JP]
Compendium of Rockman X Boss File (XT1) A Reploid of unknown affiliation who appeared in Mega Man X2. He has the special ability to absorb the remains of scrap Reploids to grow and transform during battle.[JP]
Mega Man X Legacy Collection Gallery Moth is a strange Reploid not found in any database. A prototype equipped with advanced circuitry, he may take a lackadaisical approach to his duties, but his abilities are fearsome; he can absorb the junk from scrap Reploids to power himself up. Under Sigma's orders, he has occupied a robot junkyard and is using its scrap to resurrect destroyed Mavericks


Behind the Scenes


Language Name Origin
Japanese Metamor Mothmeanos (メタモル・モスミーノス) "Metamor" is derived from the word metamorphosis, which is the process of a larva changing into a moth. "Mothmeanos" may simply be a corruption of the word moth.
English Morph Moth "Morph" means to transform or change.


  1. MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works. 2013.
  2. Game manual, Rockman X2. December 1994.