List of Species
Below is a list of species in the Bionicle universe.
Relatively short beings with a large population on Spherus Magna, separated into different tribes. Zesk were an altered form of Agori.
Glatorian/Great Being species
Relatively tall beings who served as warriors in the Core War and as Glatorian on Bara Magna. Vorox were an altered form of this species. Most of the Element Lords also came from this species. The Great Beings were super-intelligent members of this same species who ruled as scientist-kings of Spherus Magna prior to the Shattering.
Bone hunter species
Relatively short beings similar to Agori who lived as dangerous, nomadic raiders on Bara Magna. Distantly related to the Agori of the Rock Tribe.
War-like species living on Spherus Magna. Further sub-divided into different, physiologically distinct classes: warriors, elite warriors, leaders, and females.
Species of the monstrous creature Annona, possibly one-of-a-kind.
Energized Protodermis Entity
Living consciousness of the substance known as energized protodermis. Probably one-of-a-kind.
For those species marked with *, it is not known if this species is actually distinct from all others on this list. It may be the same as one of the others listed here.
Biomechanical, "nanotech" beings created to maintain the giant robotic body of Mata Nui from the inside. Divided into sub-types or "tribes" associated with the different elements. Matoran needed to wear Kanohi masks to remain functional for extended periods of time.
Powerful heroes with elemental powers and the ability to use Great Kanohi masks. Toa were tasked with safeguarding Matoran. Select Matoran transformed into Toa when exposed to the power of a Toa stone.
Sage leaders of Matoran communities. Toa transformed into Turaga when they chose to sacrifice their Toa power for some greater purpose. Turaga wore Noble Kanohi masks.
Members of the Brotherhood of Makuta. Extremely powerful beings with the elemental power of shadow, originally charged with creating the Rahi of the Matoran universe. Originally biomechanical, their bodies eventually evolved to a point such that all organic tissue turned into a gaseous form of energy known as antidermis.
Umbrella term for non-intelligent wildlife in the Matoran universe. Most Rahi were designed and created by the Brotherhood of Makuta. Some species of Rahi were actually quite intelligent, such as Krahka, Keetongu, and Tahtorak.
Small, organic creatures serving as the guiding intelligence of the Bohrok. Krana-Kal were an advanced, mutant form of krana controlling the Bohrok-Kal.
Monstrous twin queens of the Bohrok swarms.
Strong, lower-class species native to Stelt. Krekka belonged to this species.
Upper-class species native to Stelt. Sidorak belonged to this species. Voporak also originally belonged to this species.
Voporak came from an island populated by a highly competitive and prideful species. Any time any of them succeeded in building in something, his neighbors would grow jealous and destroy it. This resulted in a land made barren and a culture that bordered on anarchy.1
Tall species native to Xia. Vortixx society was dominated by females. Roodaka was the most famous member of this species.
The Shadowed One and Ancient's species
Species from an island of "shadows and ice" to which the Shadowed One and the Dark Hunter Ancient belonged.
Species to which Sentrakh originally belonged.
Savage species somewhere between Rahi and Toa.
The Protocairns' original species*
Villagers from a land other than Metru Nui; probably Matoran, but this is not confirmed.
Species to which the Dark Hunter Lariska belonged.
The Recorder's species*
Species to which the Shadowed One's servant known as the Recorder belonged.
Shape-shifting species to which the Dark Hunter Triglax belonged.
Belligerent species native to the island of Zakaz. Makuta Spiriah tampered with this species, resulting in their gaining powerful special abilities. The Piraka and the warlord Nektann were all members of this species.
Powerful species to which the Order of Mata Nui member Axonn belonged.
Powerful species to which the Order of Mata Nui member Brutaka belonged. Members of this species had a peculiar affinity to antidermis.
Large, savage species from the southern islands to which the Order of Mata Nui member Botar and his successor belonged. Members of this species had a powerful teleportation ability. They were also immune to the mutagen in the waters of the Pit.
Species to which Umbra belonged, probably one-of-a-kind.
Species to which Artakha belonged, probably one-of-a-kind.
Species to which Karzahni belonged, probably one-of-a-kind.
Flying species to which the Dark Hunter Airwatcher belonged.
Amphibious species to which the Dark Hunter Amphibax belonged.
Species to which the Dark Hunter Conjurer belonged.
Species to which the Dark Hunter Darkness belonged.
Species to which the Dark Hunter Eliminator belonged.
Huge warrior-slave species native to Stelt, consigned to fight in the arena for the amusement of their masters. The Dark Hunter Gladiator belonged to this species.
Species from an island wracked by tribal warfare. The Dark Hunter Guardian belonged to this species.
Hordika Dragons' species*
Species to which the mutated Dark Hunters known as the Hordika Dragons originally belonged.
Species to which the Dark Hunter Lurker belonged.
Species to which the Dark Hunter Mimic, as well as a female member of his species, belonged.
Species able to spit deadly venom at foes. Strangely, members of this species were vulnerable to their own venom. Hunted nearly to extinction by Matoran. The Dark Hunter Poison belonged to this species.
Members of a savage tribe largely wiped out by the Visorak. The Dark Hunter Primal belonged to this species.
Unknown species to which a particularly powerful Dark Hunter called Ravager belonged. The Shadowed One searched desperately for others of Ravager's kind.
Species to which the Dark Hunter Seeker belonged.
Shadow Stealer's species
Species to which the Dark Hunter Shadow Stealer belonged.
Species to which the mutated Dark Hunter Tracker originally belonged.
Species to which the Dark Hunter Tyrant belonged.
Tyrant and his subjects were all of the same species.2
Species to which the Dark Hunter Vanisher belonged.
Species to which a bird-like Dark Hunter belonged.
Species to which the mutated Dark Hunter Silence originally belonged.
Species to which the Dark Hunter Devastator belonged, possibly one-of-a-kind.
Species to which the Dark Hunter Vengeance belonged.
Physically impressive species to which the Barraki Kalmah belonged.
Physically impressive species to which the Barraki Carapar belonged.
Physically impressive species to which the Barraki Mantax belonged.
Physically impressive, aquatic species to which the Barraki Ehlek belonged. The Order of Mata Nui tampered with this species, giving its members large protosteel claws specifically designed to combat members of the Brotherhood of Makuta.
Species which Takadox recognized as resembling Ehlek. These water-dwelling beings lived off the coast of Zakaz and were allied with the Order of Mata Nui. Members of this species moved like fish underwater, and their claws could easily tear holes into the hulls of ships. The Order of Mata Nui had specially modified them to kill Makuta.3 Ehlek's species was tampered with by the Order of Mata Nui in an attempt to engineer a race specially designed to combat the Brotherhood of Makuta.4
Physically impressive species to which the Barraki Pridak belonged.
Physically impressive species to which the Barraki Takadox belonged.
Extremely strong, amphibious species to which Nocturn belonged. Immune to the mutagen in the waters of the Pit.
Species to which Hydraxon belonged.
Savage reptilian creatures shunned by the rest of civilization, with a violent hatred for other species. Originally created as a by-product of the process the Great Beings used to create Matoran and krana.
Species to which the Order of Mata Nui member Jerbraz belonged.
The species to which the Order of Mata Nui member Johmak belonged. Johmak was ebon-armored and at first glance looked like a Vortixx, but she was of a species that the Toa Mahri had never seen before. Johmak had the ability to cause her body to shatter into crystalline fragments and recoalesce at will.5
Original inhabitants of the island called Visorak, nearly wiped out by the Visorak who claimed the island as their own. The Order of Mata Nui member Tobduk belonged to this species.
Species to which the Order of Mata Nui member Trinuma belonged.
Giant four-armed species
Purple-and-black species living not in the Matoran universe, but in the Red Star. Also found in one of the pocket dimensions attached to the Matoran universe.
It is possible that individuals like Axonn, Shadow Stealer, and Hydraxon (who were all members of the Hand of Artakha and therefore created before Mata Nui's awakening) are all members of their own species with multiple members, although they might have only ever existed in small numbers, rather than having dozens of members. It is possible that only small numbers were needed or that the species was not a priority.7