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"Help, my Moa Bird is trapped behind those two boulders and neither of them will move!"
— A Po-Matoran, Quest for the Toa

Conservation status Unknown
Known locations Po-Wahi (formerly)
Metru Nui (formerly)[citation needed]
Spherus Magna[1]
Pronunciation MOE-ah[2][note 1]

Moa are bird-like Rahi.


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

When the Great Cataclysm struck, a population of Moa migrated to the newly-formed island of Mata Nui and established themselves to the Po-Wahi region, where they lived for 1,000 years. Some were tamed by the Po-Matoran[4] and were used as a method of transportation.[citation needed]

Towards the end of the Great War, the wandering Av-Matoran Takua rescued a Po-Matoran's tamed Moa from a rock fall during his quest to recover the Toa Stones. He also encountered wild Moa, which would attack him if he stayed in one place for too long.[4]

When the Toa Nuva intentionally unleashed the Bohrok, the Moa migrated back to Metru Nui.[5]

After the Great Spirit Robot was critically damaged in the Battle of Bara Magna, the surviving Moa left the Matoran Universe and immigrated to Spherus Magna.[1]

Abilities and Traits

Wild Moa tend to be aggressive when strange beings enter their habitat and will try to attack intruders.[4]



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  1. 1.0 1.1 "Official Greg Dialogue", post 11964. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  2. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 3788. BZPower Forums. (archived on
  3. "The Makuta." Makuta's Guide to the Universe, p. 63.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 BIONICLE: Quest for the Toa.
  5. "Official Greg Dialogue", post 1357. BZPower Forums. (archived on


  1. Greg Farshtey did not directly provide this pronunciation, but instead referenced the pronunciation of Toa. As such, this pronunciation is adapted from the pronunciation of Toa given in The Official Guide to BIONICLE.