"You are not a Moki, I can tell. Your ears are too floppy."—Treasure Map Moki, Ori and the Will of the Wisps
The Moki are a species of small creatures in Niwen similar to ferrets, meerkats or lemurs. They are brown and white, with glowing yellow eyes, large ears, long bodies and a long tail.
Moki are harmless and helpful to Ori, but very shy. They are fast and agile, allowing them to avoid danger. Moki dislike bright light, preferring twilight, night and shady areas. They have a close relationship with Kwolok, the toad-like guardian of the Marsh, but greatly fear Howl.
Moki describe the Silent Woods as "the home we left behind".
There is a total of 17 interactable Moki in the game, not counting those in cutscenes.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps Edit
When Ori first comes to Niwen, they are surrounded by a group of curious Moki. They are then frightened away by Shriek's calls.
After Ku is injured in Silent Woods, a group of Moki surround her and Ori. After the Voice of the Forest's failed healing of Ku, the Moki tell Ori that they will watch over her.
After the becoming of Ori as the Spirit Tree, various Moki along with Ku, Naru, and Gumo take care of the tree, each one eventually fading away in turn.
- Mokk the Brave - this timid Moki can be found in Inkwater Marsh. They give A Little Braver quest, requesting a Howl Fang from Ori.
- Wellspring Glades Moki - this Moki has come to live in the Wellspring Glades. The light outside is a little harsh, so they live in a small cave instead.
- Fisher-Moki - this Moki fishes at Luma Pools, and comes back to Wellspring Glades at evening to eat and sleep, like their father. They are part of the Hand to Hand Quests.
- Treasure Map Moki - This Moki notices many things. Like the map he found. They give the quest Hand to Hand.
- Spirit Trials Moki - This Moki tried to race the ghosts of fallen spirits.
- Berry Picker Moki - This Moki is on their way to pick some berries in Baur's Reach.
- Moki Father - This Moki used to live in the Silent Woods, along with his family. He gives the Quest Family Reunion.
- Acorn Moki - This Moki dropped his acorn into a hole. It was given to them by someone special.
Below are the lines of Moki in cutscenes.
- The Moki were originally called "Swamp Otters".