Sheegoths are large predators indigenous to Phendrana Drifts on Tallon IV. Samus first encounters a Sheegoth in the Chapel of the Elders, where a group of Baby Sheegoths and an adult are guarding the Wave Beam. After Samus defeats it, several adults travel to various places throughout Phendrana.
Sheegoths attack by breathing frigid breath that can freeze their prey, and by biting and ramming. They are also capable of absorbing energy from most weapons, then firing it back at their prey. They can be harmed with concussive weaponry, such as Missiles, or heat based weapons, such as the Plasma Beam.
If its prey seeks refuge on a high ledge, a Sheegoth will pound its legs on the ground in succession, causing minor quakes that nudge the prey towards the edge of their perch.
- "Supreme predator of the Phendrana Drifts. Sheegoths are invulnerable to most Beam weapons. The crystals on their back absorb energy, which they can fire at prey. Sheegoths have poor stamina. They hyperventilate after using their breath attack, making their mouth area vulnerable. The soft underbelly of a Sheegoth is susceptible to concussive blasts. In battle, they expel blasts of frigid gas." — Logbook "Sheegoth" (Metroid Prime)
- "A boss guarding the Wave Beam in the icy Chapel of Elders. it appears after Samus defeats four Baby Sheegoths. The crystals on its back will absorb any shots, so the trick is to shoot it in the head with Missiles when its mouth is wide open. The Plasma Beam deals severe damage to this creature." —Trophy Gallery (Super Smash Bros. Brawl)