Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Walkthrough: Missile Expansions By Area

Here you’ll find the location for every Missile Expansion in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, as well as detailed explanations on how to get them and what powerups you’ll need. Expansions have been listed by area. For a list of expansion in order of when you can pick them up during the game, click here.

 

 


Temple Grounds

 

Missile Expansion #1

Location: GFMC Compound, Temple Grounds

Requirements: None 

Charge shot to blow up the crate. Your first Missile Expansion will be inside.

 


Missile Expansion #2

Location: Transport to Agon Wastes, Temple Grounds 

Requirements: None 

Blast away the webs covering thus hidden alcove and walk in to grab the Expansion.

 


Missile Expansion #11

Location: Temple Assembly Site, Temple Grounds

Requirements: Morph Ball

Climb up to a ledge just to the left of the Save Station and roll through the tunnel to grab this Expansion.

 


Missile Expansion #12

Location: Communications Area, Temple Grounds 

Requirements: Bombs 

Find a spot on the ground that looks like it has a glass half sphere on top of a small chamber. Bomb the glass and it will break  allowing you to drop down and grab this Expansion.

 


Missile Expansion #37

Location: Hive Chamber B, Temple Grounds

Requirements: Bombs,  Morph Ball

Lay a bomb to destroy the wall covering this Morph Ball tunnel and roll through to grab this Expansion.

 


Missile Expansion #38

Location: Hive Chamber A, Temple Grounds

Requirements: None

Defeat the Dark Missile Trooper (don’t forget to scan this enemy first, though!) and it will drop the Missile Expansion as your reward.

 


Missile Expansion #39

Location: GFMC Compound, Temple Grounds

Requirements: Screw Attack

Use your Screw Attack to jump on top of the G.F.S. Tyr, where you’ll see an Expansion towards the back of the ship.

 


Sky Temple Grounds

 

Missile Expansion #10

Location: Plain of Dark Worship, Sky Temple Grounds

Requirements: Light Beam

In Light Aether’s Temple Assembly Site, shoot the statue with a dark crystal in it with your Light Beam to reveal a portal to Dark Aether. Go through and walk towards a twisted tree, which will have this Expansion sitting in its hollow.

 


Missile Expansion #25

Location: War Ritual Grounds, Sky Temple Grounds

Requirements: Dark Visor, Seeker Missiles 

Equip your Dark Visor near the gate holding the Expansion and you’ll see five red orbs. Destroy them with your Seeker Missiles and claim the Expansion.

 


Missile Expansion #26

Location: Phazon Grounds, Sky Temple Grounds 

Requirements: Dark Visor, Space Jump

After clearing the area of Dark Tallon Metroids, equip your Dark Visor to see the red platforms floating above the vista. Juno across to grab the Expansion.

 


Agon Wastes

 

Missile Expansion #3

Location: Portal Access A, Agon Wastes

Requirements: Morph Ball

Use the Kinetic canons to get you to the top of the room, and then while in Morph Ball form, simply fall down and you’ll land straight on top of this Expansion.

 


Missile Expansion #4

Location: Sand Cache, Agon Wastes

Requirements: Amber Translator 

After acquiring the Amber Translator, head back to Mining Station A and scan the Amber lock. Once the door opens, proceed into the next room to grab this Expansion.

 


Missile Expansion #5

Location: Transport Center, Agon Wastes

Requirements: Bombs 

After entering from the Portal Terminal, walk ahead and activate the bomb slot, lowering the gate and allowing you to grab the Expansion.

 


Missile Expansion #6

Location: Command Center, Agon Wastes

Requirements: Morph Ball

Go into the corner and Morph down, rolling into the small tunnel under the floor. Push forward and you’ll see an Expansion sitting there for the taking by the Aether holoprojector.

 


Missile Expansion #7

Location: Storage B, Agon Wastes

Requirements: Dark Beam

From the Biostorage Station, shoot open the Dark Beam blast door and simply walk into Storage B, where the Expansion will be in plain sight.

 


Missile Expansion #9

Location: Ventilation Area B, Agon Wastes

Requirements: Morph Ball, Bombs

In the Morph Ball tunnel, you’ll need to perform two double bomb jumps to reach this Expansion.

 


Missile Expansion #40

Location: Mining Station A, Agon Wastes

Requirements: Power Bombs, Spider Ball, Bombs

Use your Power Bombs to destroy a Denzium plate on the ground. Behind the plate will be a Kinetic Orb Cannon. Launch yourself up and cling to the Spider Tracks at the top of the room. Follow the tracks to the left to grab the Expansion.

 


Missile Expansion #41

Location: Storage A, Agon Wastes

Requirements: Power Bombs, Light Beam

In Mining Station B, use a Power Bomb to destroy the Denzium debris blocking the Light Beam door. Once it’s cleared, go through the door and the Expansion will be sitting right there.

 


Missile Expansion #42

Location: Main Reactor, Agon Wastes

Requirements: Spider Ball, Boost Ball, Bombs

Find the Spider Tracks in the corner of the room by the elevator and climb them up. You’ll need to perform a series of boosts from one moving Spider panel to another. After 3 consecutive boosts, you’ll get to the other side, where the Expansion will be waiting under some bombable glass.

 


Missile Expansion #43

Location: Sand Processing, Agon Wastes

Requirements: Boost Ball, Bombs

Use your Boost Ball to boost up to the top right corner of the room. Enter the Morph Ball tunnel and activate the terminal and Morph Ball bomb slot to drain the sand in the room. Roll over and grab the now-exposed Expansion.

 


Missile Expansion #44

Location: Storage C, Agon Wastes

Requirements: Super Missiles, Screw Attack 

In the Bioenergy Production room, Screw Attack over to the small ledge with the green blast door. Open it with a Super Missile and step inside where the Expansion will be waiting for you.

 


Dark Agon Wastes

 

Missile Expansion #8

Location: Ing Cache 4, Dark Agon Wastes

Requirements: Morph Ball, Dark Beam

Enter the Ing Cache and drop down from the entrance platform. Turn around and you’ll see a small tunnel housing this Expansion. Roll through and grab it.

 


Missile Expansion #17

Location: Crossroads, Dark Agon Wastes 

Requirements: Boost Ball, Dark Beam

From the Transport Center in Light Aether, use your Boost Ball in the half pipe to get you up to a high platform that has a portal. Go through it and this Expansion will be right in front of you.

 


Missile Expansion #18

Location: Warrior’s Walk, Dark Agon Wastes 

Requirements: Bombs, Morph Balls, Super Missiles 

Use Super Missiles to get inside the room. Once there, you’ll see some circular tiles on the walkway and Phazon below. Bomb the tiles and drop down, making sure to be quick since the Phazon will damage you, and roll over to get this Expansion.

 


Missile Expansion #45

Location: Junction Site, Dark Agon Wastes

Requirements: Spider Ball, Bombs

Use your Spider Ball to climb the Tracks up towards the bomb slot. Activate the bomb slot with a bomb and the structure will turn, allowing you to drop right on top of the Expansion.

 


Torvus Bog

 

Missile Expansion #14

Location: Forgotten Bridge, Torvus Bog

Requirements: None

From the Portal in this room, enter Dark Aether and head towards the bomb slot that is stuck in dimensional flux. Bomb it and the bridge platforms will move. Head back into Light Aether and walk up to grab this Expansion.

 


Missile Expansion #15

Location: Underground Tunnel, Torvus Bog 

Requirements: Morph Ball

Right under the platform by the door that connects the Underground Tunnel to Torvus Temple is a small nook that you can roll under, leading you straight to this Expansion.

 


Missile Expansion #16

Location: Hydrodynamo Station, Torvus Bog

Requirements: None

Drop into the water and scan the terminal towards the bottom of the room. This will activate a bridge to appear in the middle of the chamber, which you can use to jump on and grab this Expansion.

 


Missile Expansion #20

Location: Path of Roots, Torvus Bog

Requirements: Grapple Beam

Use your Grapple Beam to swing overtop of the water and grab the Expansion.

 


Missile Expansion #21

Location: Torvus Lagoon, Torvus Bog

Requirements: Gravity Boost

Use your Gravity Boost to jump up and grab this Expansion, tucked away on the top of a little alcove underwater close to the door that connects this room to Temple Transport Access.

 


Missile Expansion #22

Location: Abandoned Worksite, Torvus Bog

Requirements: Grapple Beam

Scale up to the top of top of the room and use your Grapple Beam to swing across the gap and grab this Expansion.

 


Missile Expansion #23

Location: Plaza Access, Torvus Bog 

Requirements: Boost Ball

Activate the two bomb slots in this room and then take the tunnel in the middle to a new section. Use your Boost Ball on the half pipe and the Expansion will be at the top right.

 


Missile Expansion #24

Location: Portal Chamber, Torvus Bog

Requirements: Light Beam, Dark Beam, Morph Ball

In Dark Aether, make your way to the Portal Chamber (they have the same room names in both Light and Dark Aether). Jump up on the upper ledge and roll down, going through the portal to get into Light Aether. The Expansion will be right in front of you.

 


Missile Expansion #29

Location: Gathering Hall, Torvus Bog

Requirements: Power Bombs, Spider Ball, Boost Ball, Grapple Beam

Use your Power Bombs to shatter the glass underneath the water and then destroy the block, allowing the water to drain. Use your Boost Ball to boost you towards the Spider Tracks attached to the ceiling. You’ll need to activate two bomb slots, one on either side, which will cause the force field surrounding the Expansion to disappear. Use your Grapple Beam to climb up and retrieve it.

 


Missile Expansion #30

Location: Training Chamber, Torvus Bog 

Requirements: Spider Ball, Boost Ball

Submerged under water is a Spider Track; use it in conjunction with your Boost Ball to get to the ceiling. You’ll drop right by a big Luminoth statue that will have a bomb slot in it. Activate the slot and the statue will move, revealing this Expansion.

 


Missile Expansion #46

Location: Torvus Grove, Torvus Bog

Requirements: Power Bombs 

One of the tree stumps is actually made of Denzium, so drop a Power Bomb and it will topple over. The tree will crash, breaking a part of the wall and exposing this Expansion.

 


Missile Expansion #47

Location: Transit Tunnel South, Torvus Bog

Requirements: Annihilator Beam, Bombs

You’ll need to complete a series of bomb slot puzzles that reverse the direction of the stream of water. You’ll need to perform several bomb jumps to reach the Expansion, so please see the video for more detail.

 


Dark Torvus Bog

 

Missile Expansion #19

Location: Undertransit One, Dark Torvus Bog

Requirements: Morph Ball, Bombs

Navigate through the Morph Ball tunnels until you’re to the left of the center passageway. Fall down to the third pipe and then bomb up to your left into the second pipe, and then jump again to your right to grab this Expansion.

 


Missile Expansion #48

Location: Undertemple, Dark Torvus Bog

Requirements: Screw Attack

Use your Screw Attack to wall jump on the surfaces by the portal. At the top, the Expansion awaits you.

 


Sanctuary Fortress

 

Missile Expansion #27

Location: Dynamo Works, Sanctuary Fortress 

Requirements: Spider Ball

Immediately after defeating the Spider Guardian, backtrack and climb the magnetic rails up to find this Expansion. 

 


Missile Expansion #28

Location: Hall of Combat Mastery, Sanctuary Fortress 

Requirements: Spider Ball, Morph Ball, Bombs 

Enter a Morph Ball tunnel using the Spider Ball and navigate through the puzzles and platforms until you roll directly under this Expansion. Bomb jump upwards to grab it.

 


Missile Expansion #31

Location: Main Research, Sanctuary Fortress 

Requirements: Spider Ball, Bombs 

Follow the Spider Track upwards, avoiding the machinery, and ride the Spider Platform at the top. Descend down the Spider Rails and over and you’ll run right into this Expansion.

 


Missile Expansion #33

Location: Central Area Transportation West, Sanctuary Fortress 

Requirements: Morph Ball

Use the Kinetic Orb Canons to get to the top of this shaft and then jump back down to the elevator platform. Morph down and then enter the left slot, drop down. Roll to the fight and fall, and then roll to the right again and fall. You’ll land right on top of this Expansion.

 


Missile Expansion #35

Location: Temple Access, Sanctuary Fortress 

Requirements: Echo Visor, Morph Ball

Equip your Echo Visor and break the sound lock on the bottom platform. Go to the Kinetic Orb Cannon and use it to launch yourself; you’ll fall underneath the floor platform, where you can roll over and grab this Expansion.

 


Missile Expansion #36

Location: Sentinels Path, Sanctuary Fortress 

Requirements: Echo Visor, Annihilator Beam

Use your Echo Visor in conjunction with your Annihilator Beam to unlock the sonic lock surrounding the Expansion. Once the lock is gone, the door will fall, allowing you to grab it.

 


Missile Expansion #49

Location: Sanctuary Map Station 

Requirements: Light Suit 

Ride the Beam of light up to a secret room where the Expansion will be right in front of you.

 


Ing Hive

 

Missile Expansion #32

Location: Hazing Cliff, Ing Hive

Requirements: Power Bombs, Light Beams

After using a Power Bomb to break the glass tube in Light Aether’s Hall of Combat Mastery, go to Dark Aether and enter the Hazing Cliff. Use your Light Beams to destroy the Dark sentinels and you’ll walk straight into this Expansion.

 


Missile Expansion #34

Location: Aerial Training Site, Ing Hive

Requirements: Screw Attack

Beside the portal to Light Aether are some wall jumping surfaces. Use your Screw Attack to scale up and you’ll see the Expansion sitting on the upper ledge.

 


Great Temple

 

Missile Expansion #13

Location: Transport B Access, Great Temple

Requirements: Morph Ball, Bombs 

Use your bombs to get yourself into a Morph Ball tunnel. Follow it and the Expansion will be waiting for you at the end.

 


Missile Expansion #50

Location: Transport A Access

Requirements: Bombs 

Beside the Save Station is a pile of bombable alloy. Destroy it and roll underneath the Save Station to grab this Expansion.

 


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