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"In fiery Ta-Wahi, besieged by the frozen Kohrak, the tunnels of displaced Hoto firebugs have been creating sinkholes and causing hut collapses."
Takua, Wall of History

Powers Heat creation
Conservation status Unknown
Known locations Metru Nui (formerly)
Ta-Wahi (formerly)
Spherus Magna[1]
Pronunciation HOH-toh[2]
Set 10023 BIONICLE Master Builder Set (instructions)

Hoto are fiery insects that give off waves of Heat.


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

The Toa Hagah were once called upon to deal with a Hoto invasion, much to the disgruntlement of Toa Iruini, who considered this errand a waste of his talents.[citation needed]

Hoto bugs took up residence in Metru Nui, and the Ta-Wahi region of Mata Nui after the Great Cataclysm.[2] After 1,000 years, some Hoto controlled by Teridax harassed the Av-Matoran Takua as he journeyed through Le-Wahi in search of Toa Stones.[4] Hoto were later displaced by the prematurely-awakened Kohrak swarms, unintentionally causing destruction on the surface as they fled through tunnels.[5] The Mata Nui population of Hoto eventually returned to Metru Nui with the Matoran.[6]

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

Abilities and Traits

The bodies of Hoto can give off Heat intense enough to allow them to tunnel through rock and earth, and even some buildings.[2]

Set Information

The Hoto was released as part of the 10023 BIONICLE Master Builder Set. It used 40 of the set's 102 pieces.


  • The Hoto were originally planned to make an appearance in the Voya Nui Online Game, under the name "Ash Hoto." The game data still contains unused graphics and sprites for the Hoto enemy.[7][8]


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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 "Hoto." Encyclopedia Updated, p. 45.
  3. "The Makuta." Makuta's Guide to the Universe, p. 63.
  4. BIONICLE: Quest for the Toa.
  5. "Island Wildlife on the Move." Wall of History.
  6. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 1357. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  7. Voya Nui Online Game.
  8. "Voya Nui Online Game." The Cutting Room Floor.