Omega Ridley is a form that Ridley took after his defeat on Norion that appears only in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. Samus fights Omega Ridley as the boss guarding the Pirate Homeworld's Leviathan. The reward for defeating him is the Hyper Grapple.
Omega Ridley is battled only once by Samus. His attacks appear to be much more powerful than that of his previous form, Meta Ridley.
Omega Ridley is a large creature that is marked as a massive threat by Samus's radar. He has a mechanized body which is powered by Phazon, and is assumed to be corrupted by Phazon. Omega Ridley's weaknesses are, as usual, his mouth, which can be attacked only as he attacks from it, and his chest, which can be ripped open using the Grapple Lasso after he is stunned and has fallen on the ground.
After Omega Ridley is defeated, Samus can destroy the Leviathan core, and, in effect, the Leviathan seed.
See this article's gallery for artwork and screenshots of Omega Ridley.
- Omega Ridley is the only single creature that shows up on Samus's radar as more than one creature in Corruption.
- Interestingly, although Omega Ridley was destroyed, Ridley returns in Metroid: Samus Returns, which takes place chronologically after Corruption.
- "Revived and regenerated through Phazon exposure, Omega Ridley has been energized to a new combat threat level. Target retains extremely durable, Phazon-enhanced armorskin, as well as protective armored plating. Scans indicate that a recent injury has not fully healed: expose and target wound to inflict damage. Target will act to protect this vulnerability: seek ways to stun the enemy and leave it open for deadly attacks." — Logbook "Omega Ridley" (Metroid Prime 3: Corruption)