The Flying Moai (フライングモアイ Furaingu Moai?) is a recurring enemy in the Parodius series.


The Flying Moai appear as tiny moai heads which fly in a row pattern before shooting small ion rings at the player and leaving the screen. They are a parody of the Fan/Bellberg formations from the Gradius series and their variations. Each Parodius game features a different group of Flying Moai, each individual wearing a unique goofy makeup.

If the entire row of Flying Moais is destroyed, the last one will drop a capsule.



Enemies MoaiJumping MoaiPetit MoaiRolling MoaiTotem MoaiMother MoaiDogasFlying MoaiChewing MoaiBig MoaiClatteringYoshidaSamoai No. 3Captain MoaiFlasher Maoi
Bosses Big MoaiArmored SaintVaifTwin VaifMoai DimensionAlpha/OmegaDogaltesMoai OrbCrystal MoaiViking MoaiYoshiko
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