Kraid is a boss that appears in the Metroid series. Kraid is a massive, high-ranked Space Pirate with three eyes (an alien monster) and the ability to generate and fire spikes from his stomach and fingers. He usually appears alongside Ridley.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee

Kraid can be seen in the Brinstar Depths stage. He appears in the background rising from the lava every 15 seconds. After one big roar, he roars menacingly, and then slashes at the stage, which causes it to tilt. Since he is a background character, he cannot be hurt, but he can't hurt the player either. He also appears as a trophy.

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A boss enemy from Metroid. Kraid lives in the depths of Brinstar. He immobilizes enemies with his three red eyes, and his powerful jaws can crush anything. He can also shoot the three spikes in his belly; it's said he often fires them at his prey. Once Samus defeated Ridley and Kraid, the way to Tourian opened.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Kraid appears as a sticker. He raises head attacks by 33 and can be used by everyone. His artwork is from Metroid: Zero Mission.


  • On Melee, his eyes are yellow, whereas in the Metroid games, they are red.
    • Similarly, Melee shows Kraid lifting his body above leg height, while in all Metroid games, his body touches the ground.