Damage Sources

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A basic way to understand damage values is that in almost every case, Varia Suit cuts the (Power Suit) amount in half, and Gravity Suit cuts the (Power Suit) amount to a quarter. In the case of fractions, the game always rounds down, regardless of their size. In unique cases, this results in Gravity Suit reducing the damage of a source to zero.

The damage reduction from suits do not stack. Gravity Suit by itself will provide the same damage reduction that it would if it were equipped alongside Varia Suit. The only two known exceptions to this are the Super Metroid's energy drain and Mother Brain's rainbow beam, where only Varia Suit causes a reduction in damage. Mother Brain's rainbow beam is the primary reason for Varia Suit being acquired in runs such as Any%, as without it, six Energy Tanks would be required to survive it instead of three.

Enemies

Source Power Suit Varia Suit Gravity Suit Notes
Alcoon (all colors) 50 25 12
Alcoon (all colors) [fireball] 20 10 5
Atomic 40 20 10
Beetom 10 5 2 Damages every 64 frames
Boulder 40 20 10
Boyon 10 5 2
Bull 10 5 2
Cacatac (all colors) 20 10 5
Cacatac (all colors) [spike] 5 2 1
Choot 80 40 20
Covern 60 30 15
Dessgeega 160 80 40
Dessgeega (small) 80 40 20
Dragon (all colors) 24 12 6
Dragon (all colors) [fireball] 10 5 2
Evir 100 50 25
Evir [particle] 100 50 25
Fireflea 4 2 1
Fune 10 5 2 Have to kago inside to take this damage
Fune [fireball] 60 30 15
Gadora 60 30 15 "Eye door"
Gadora [shot] 4 2 1
Gamet 16 8 4
Geega 10 5 2
Geemer (all colors) 5 2 1
Geruta 60 30 15
Holtz 120 60 30
Kago 0 0 0 Have to kago inside to take this damage
Kago [bug] 20 10 5
Kihunter (green) 20 10 5
Kihunter (yellow) 60 30 15
Kihunter (red) 200 100 50
Kihunter (all colors) [acid] 20 10 5
Magdollite 40 20 10
Magdollite [flame] 40 20 10
Mella 16 8 4
Mellow 8 4 2
Menu 60 30 15
Metaree 50 25 12
Metaree [particle] 5 2 1 Can be struck by multiple particles at once
Metroid 3 per 4 frames 3 per 8 frames 3 per 16 frames Damage can stack from multiple Metroids
Mini-Kraid 100 50 25
Mini-Kraid [spike] 6 3 1
Mini-Kraid [stone] 20 10 5
Mochtroid 90 45 22 Damages every 80 frames, keeps track of contact
Multiviola 50 25 12
Namihe 10 5 2 Have to kago inside to take this damage
Namihe [fireball] 200 100 50
Oum N/A N/A N/A
Oum [tentacle] 100 50 25
Owtch 100 50 25
Powamp 100 50 25
Powamp [particle] 20 10 5
Puyo (all colors) 60 30 15
Reo 15 7 3
Rinka 40 20 10
Ripper 5 2 1
Ripper II (all colors) 10 5 2
Sciser (all colors) 120 60 30
Shaktool 120 60 30
Skree 10 5 2
Skree [particle] 5 2 1
Sidehopper (beige) 80 40 20
Sidehopper (blue) 120 60 30
Sidehopper (small) 20 10 5
Skultera (all colors) 80 40 20
Sova 20 10 5
Space Pirate (gray) 15 7 3
Space Pirate (gray) [laser] 15 7 3
Space Pirate (green) 20 10 5
Space Pirate (green) [laser] 20 10 5
Space Pirate (red) 80 40 20
Space Pirate (red) [laser] 80 40 20
Space Pirate (pink) 160 80 40
Space Pirate (pink) [laser] 160 80 40
Space Pirate (gold) 200 100 50
Space Pirate (gold) [laser] 200 100 50
Space Pirate (steel) 100 50 25
Space Pirate (steel) [fin] 20 10 5
Space Pirate (Tourian) 15 7 3
Space Pirate (Tourian) [laser] 15 7 3
Squeept 30 15 7
Super Metroid 4 per frame 2 per frame 4 per frame 4 per frame if Varia is unequipped
Tatori N/A N/A N/A "Mama Turtle"
Tatori [crush] 200 100 50
Tripper N/A N/A N/A
Viola 15 7 3
Waver (all colors) 10 5 2
Work Robot N/A N/A N/A
Work Robot [ring - top/bottom] 20 10 5
Work Robot [ring - side] 4 2 1
Yapping Maw N/A N/A N/A
Yard 100 50 25
Zeb 6 3 1
Zebbo 20 10 5
Zeela 10 5 2
Zero 40 20 10
Zoa 15 7 3

Bosses

Source Power Suit Varia Suit Gravity Suit Notes
Bomb Torizo 8 4 2
Bomb Torizo [egg] 8 4 2
Bomb Torizo [laser] 10 5 2
Bomb Torizo [claw] 10 5 2 Can multihit
Spore Spawn 12 6 3
Spore Spawn [spore] 4 2 1
Kraid 20 10 5
Kraid [talon] 10 5 2
Kraid [claw] 10 5 2
Kraid [stone] 2 1 0
Crocomire 40 20 10
Crocomire [fireball] 20 10 5
Phantoon 40 20 10
Phantoon [flame] 40 20 10
Botwoon 128 64 32
Botwoon [head] 120 60 30
Botwoon [acid] 96 48 24 Can be struck by multiple particles at once
Draygon 160 80 40
Golden Torizo 160 80 40
Golden Torizo [egg explosion] 80 40 20
Golden Torizo [floor explosion] 8 4 2 Can multihit
Golden Torizo [laser] 120 60 30
Golden Torizo [bird] 100 50 25
Golden Torizo [super] 200 100 50
Ridley (Ceres Station) 5 2 1
Ridley (Ceres Station) [tail] 15 7 3
Ridley (Ceres Station) [fireball] 3 1 0 Can multihit
Ridley (Lower Norfair) 160 80 40
Ridley (Lower Norfair) [tail] 120 60 30
Ridley (Lower Norfair) [fireball] 60 30 15 Can multihit
Mother Brain 120 60 30 Ignores invulnerability frames
Mother Brain [glass] 60 30 15
Mother Brain II 120 60 30 Ignores invulnerability frames
Mother Brain II [bomb] 160 80 40
Mother Brain II [bomb explosion] 80 40 20 Can multihit
Mother Brain II [bomb explosion - center] 3 1 0
Mother Brain II [ring] 80 40 20 Ignores invulnerability frames
Mother Brain II [laser] 120 60 30
Mother Brain II [redbeam] 400 200 100 Can multihit
Mother Brain II [rainbow] 600 300 600 600 if Varia is unequipped

Other

Source Power Suit Varia Suit Gravity Suit Notes
Heat 1 per 4 frames N/A N/A Stacks with other effects
Lava 2 per 4 frames 1 per 4 frames N/A
Acid 6 per 4 frames 3 per 4 frames 3 per 8 frames
Electricity (Wrecked Ship) 30 15 7 Refers to the sparks seen in various Wrecked Ship rooms
Electricity (Draygon) 16 8 4 Refers to coming in contact with the electricity of the destroyed Draygon turrets
Electricity (Grapple) 1 per frame 1 per 2 frames 1 per 4 frames Refers to connecting with the electricity of the destroyed Draygon turrets with Grapple Beam
Spike (weak) 16 8 4 ex. Kraid's Lair
Spike (strong) 60 30 15 ex. Bowling Alley
Kzan [spike] 200 100 50 Refers to the bulky triple-spiked platforms that exist in Lower Norfair and Wrecked Ship
Kzan [crush] 200 100 50
Samus Eater [floor] 2 per 20 frames (16 total) 1 per 20 frames (8 total) 1 per 40 frames (4 total)
Samus Eater [ceiling] 2 per 20 frames (32 total) 1 per 20 frames (16 total) 1 per 40 frames (8 total)
Draygon Turret [shot] 128 64 32
Mother Brain Turret [shot] 20 10 5
Volcano 16 8 4 Refers to the rocks that shoot out from the ground in one of the Norfair rooms near the Lower Norfair entrance
Hibashi 30 15 7 Refers to the jets of flame that emerge in certain Lower Norfair rooms, such as to the left of the elevator
Puromi 64 32 16 Refers to the curved sphere formation that resides around the pillars of Lower Norfair
Shinespark 1 per frame 1 per frame 1 per frame Does not deal damage if below 30 energy

See also