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Baterra shapeshifting into their default form
Associated Kanohi Mahiki (the Mask of Illusion)
Matoran prefix None
Associated colors None

Shapeshifting is an ability that allows the user to alter their form and physiology to create a different appearance for themselves. Shapeshifting often allows the user to mimic voices as well as appearance, enabling them to effectively pass themselves off as another being. Although shapeshifters may resemble a completely different being, they cannot change their own natural body material.

Species Wielders

Matoran Universe


  • Rahkshi and Kraata of Shapeshifting, as well as all Makuta, have Shapeshifting powers. Doing so requires a large amount of energy, which Makuta can acquire quickly by using their Shadow Hand.



  • Changing appearance to resemble something/someone else
  • Mimicking voices and/or powers
  • Gaining some of the subject's knowledge (Krahka exclusive)
  • Exceeding mass bounds by absorbing energy (Makuta exclusive)


All of the following have or had the power of Shapeshifting:


  • The Makuta who were affected by the Pit Mutagen lost their ability to shapeshift and were locked into the forms they were currently using.

See also