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Conservation status Unknown
Known locations Le-Metru (formerly)
Ga-Metru (formerly)
Le-Wahi (formerly)
Spherus Magna[1]
Pronunciation BRAH-kahs[2]

Brakas are mischievous monkey-like Rahi.


The Brakas species was created by the Makuta using Viruses and Liquid Protodermis to be one of the Rahi to inhabit the Matoran Universe.[3]

The Brakas made their homes on Metru Nui, where they were such pests that the Matoran asked Turaga Dume to have them banned from the city. Dume had Vahki capture all the specimens and put them in the Archives, from which they later escaped.[2]

After the Great Cataclysm, a number of Brakas made their way from Metru Nui to Mata Nui, and lived in the jungles of Le-Wahi,[4] where they often stole fruits from Koro storehouses.[2]

1,000 years later, after the Matoran of Mata Nui returned to Metru Nui, the Brakas followed.[5]

After the Great Spirit Robot was critically damaged in the Battle of Bara Magna, many Brakas emigrated from the Matoran Universe to Spherus Magna.[1]

Abilities and Traits

Brakas are not especially dangerous, though they can work themselves up into a frenzy and become a mild threat to Matoran. They make a distinctive "kau kau" noise,[2] which inspired the name of the Kau Kau Staff.[6]


  • The word "Brakas" is often used as an insult to someone of lesser intelligence.[7][8]
  • Brakas were intended to make an appearance in BIONICLE: Quest for the Toa, as seen in an early screenshot[9] and Issue 2 of Nintendo Power Advance.[10] While they do not appear in the finished game, their sprites are still present in the game data.[11]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Official Greg Dialogue", post 11964. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Brakas." Encyclopedia Updated, p. 18.
  3. "The Makuta." Makuta's Guide to the Universe, p. 63.
  4. "Le-Wahi." Encyclopedia Updated, p. 74.
  5. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 1357. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  6. "Kau Kau Staff." Encyclopedia Updated, p. 53.
  7. "Chapter 5." Downfall. BIONICLE Legends 8, p. 59.
  8. "Vengeance of Axonn". BIONICLE Ignition 2.
  9. Bionicle: Tales of the Tohunga - IGN, 7 Oct 2001
  10. Nintendo Power Advance Issue 2, Page 89 - Brickshelf, 6 October 2014
  11. TotT: Brakas sprites - BioMedia Project, 20 February 2018