Metroid Prime 3: Corruption Walkthrough: Research

Here you’ll find a list of every Research scan and its contents in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, including any missable scans and the rough location for each Research entry.

 


Acid Rain

Location: Pirate Homeworld

Transcript: Acid rain is prevalent on the Pirate Homeworld, where the constant pollution has ruined the environment. The caustic effects of the rain are incredibly volatile and will severely damage your suit. Exposure to the rain for any extended period of time will prove fatal. Avoid all contact with the rain.

 

Black Phazon Crystals

Location: Phaaze

Transcript: Black Phazon Crystals have hardened over time. Vulnerable to heavy blasts. The hardened exterior of Black Phazon Crystals is resilient to normal attacks. These structures will form naturally over time in areas with high amounts of Phazon. It is commonly mined by Space Pirates for use in producing trooper armor, but loses its darkened appearance in the process.

 

Blast Shield

Location: All Areas

Transcript: Blast Shield lock engaged. It is invulnerable to even the heaviest of weapon fire. Blast Shields are invulnerable to all types of weapon fire. Some are engaged when hostiles are detected and will only open once the threat has been eliminated. Others will sometimes remain shut and force you to find an alternative route.

 

Bomb Slot <<Missable Scan>>

Location: All Areas

Transcript: Device: Bomb Slot. Unit is active and ready for use. Use a Morph Ball Bomb to operate. Bomb Slots are powered system-control units. To use, insert the Morph Ball into the slot and detonate a Bomb. This will transfer energy from the slot to the device connected to it.

 

Bryyo Blue Door

Location: Bryyo

Transcript: This heavy stone door contains a low-level energy shield that can be disrupted by any weapon. Bryyo doors are carved from heavy stone native to the planet. Each door has been designed with a low-level energy shield. Shooting the shield with any weapon will open the door.

 

Bryyo Orange Door

Location: Bryyo

Transcript: Door has low-level energy shield. High-temp weapon fire can disrupt the shield and open the door. Bryyo doors are carved from heavy stone native to the planet. Each door has been designed with a low-level energy shield. This shield is specially designed to only be disrupted by high-temp shots.

 

Energy Cell <<Missable Scan>>

Location: Norion, Bryyo, SkyTown, G.F.S. Valhalla

Transcript: Used as a power source in Federation technology. Energy Cells were designed as a portable power source for the Federation. Their high power-to-weight ratio makes them ideal for powering a wide variety of equipment. Throughout the environment you may encounter stations that contain an Energy Cell. Removing the cell will leave these stations permanently offline. You will then be able to place the collected Energy Cell into a new station that is empty. Your collected and used Energy Cells are recorded in your Inventory.

 

Fuel Gel

Location: Bryyo

Transcript: Fuel Gel is used to power most modern starships in the cosmos. It is extremely rare, and worlds that produce it tend to be quite prosperous. The exception to this is planet Bryyo, a Federation protectorate–and the largest supplier of Fuel Gel. Proceeds from Bryyonian gel sales go directly to the Federation military forces protecting that sector of space. The sheer value of Fuel Gel is very attractive, and has led to an uprise in piracy over the last 20 years. Today, raids on gel transport convoys are common, especially in frontier regions of space. The Galactic Federation has increased antipiracy operations, and planets with Fuel Gel resources are protected by Federation fleets and ground forces.

 

Galactic Federation Blue Door

Location: G.F.S. Olympus, Norion, Bryyo, G.F.S. Valhalla

Transcript: Galactic Federation Door. Weapon fire can disrupt the energy shield and open the door. All Federation doors are designed with a low-level energy shield to prevent accidental activation. Shooting the energy shield will activate and open the door. Blue-colored energy shields may be disrupted by weapon fire of any type.

 

Galactic Federation Crate

Location: G.F.S. Olympus, Norion, Bryyo, G.F.S. Valhalla

Transcript: Galactic Federation Crates have a complex lock system, but are lightly armored. Galactic Federation Crates are used to store basic supplies. Because they are lightly armored, the crates are unable to withstand basic weapon fire. Destroy them to discover their contents.

 

Galactic Federation Green Door

Location: G.F.S. Valhalla

Transcript: Door has low-level energy shield. Only high-frequency Beams can disrupt the shield and open the door. The green-colored energy shield of this type of Federation door can only be disrupted by a high-frequency Beam. Shooting the shield with the proper Beam will activate and open the door.

 

Galactic Federation Orange Door

Location: Bryyo 

Transcript: Door has low-level energy shield. High-temp weapon fire can disrupt the shield and open the door. All Federation doors are designed with a low-level energy shield to prevent accidental activation. Shooting the energy shield will activate and open the door. Orange-colored energy shields may only be opened with high-temperature shots.

 

Grab Ledge

Location: Bryyo, SkyTown, Pirate Homeworld

Transcript: Structure identified: Grab Ledge. Jump forward to grab on to ledge and automatically pull yourself up. Certain ledges are composed of unique magnetic alloys that react to your suit. By jumping toward and grabbing onto them, a surge of energy will course through your suit and allow you to pull yourself up. Ledges that shimmer green are able to be grabbed on to.

 

Grapple Swing Point

Location: Norion, Bryyo, SkyTown

Transcript: To use the Grapple Swing, lock onto the Grapple Swing Point with <Z>. Release <Z> to let go. You can fire your weapons while attached to a Grapple Swing Point.

 

Half-Pipe

Location: Norion, SkyTown, Pirate Homeworld

Transcript: Structure identified: Half-pipe. Boost inside this structure to gain momentum to reach high areas. Half-pipes are U-shaped channels with incredibly smooth surfaces that Samus can boost along. Charge the Boost while descending in a half-pipe and then release the Boost as you ascend the opposite side. This will allow you access to areas that are too high to reach otherwise.

 

Heavy Galactic Federation Crate

Location: G.F.S. Olympus, Norion, Bryyo, G.F.S. Valhalla

Transcript: Heavy Federation Crates are very durable and can withstand most impacts. Heavy Galactic Federation Crates are often used to store ammunition and energy supplies. These units are made of very durable metals. Only heavy weapons and explosives can destroy them.

 

Heavy Phazon Canister

Location: Pirate Homeworld

Transcript: Heavy Phazon Canisters are made from durable metals. Vulnerable to heavy weapon fire. Heavy Phazon Canisters are used by Space Pirates to transport large amounts of Phazon. Unlike the smaller versions, these are made and reinforced with durable metals. Only a strong impact will destroy them.

 

Heavy SkyTown Storage Unit

Location: SkyTown

Transcript: Heavy SkyTown Storage Units have plating that can only be damaged by heavy weapon fire. Heavy SkyTown Storage Units are made of metals manufactured exclusively on SkyTown. These metals are very durable and can only be damaged by heavy weapons fire.

 

Hunter-Class Gunship

Location: All Areas

Transcript: Entering the ship will allow you to recharge, reload, and save. Based on the previous version, the new Hunter-class gunship is a fusion of Federation and Chozo technology. Designed by Samus Aran, this one-of-a-kind vessel was custom built at the Federation ship yard of Aliehs III. It is equipped with a powerful Chozo biotech computer that can interface with Aran via a Command Visor unit. The ship contains a mobile energy-recharge system, microfactories designed to produce ammunition, and an advanced medical bay.

(After you fight Ghor on Elysia and he damages your ship, the logbook entry will change) Gunship has been damaged. Unable to fly in its current state. Autorepair functions initiated.

(Once you land on Phaaze and the Phazon corruption has reached its highest levels) Gunship no longer identifies you as Samus due to near total corruption. Access to ship is not permitted.

 

Kashh Plant

Location: Bryyo

Transcript: Object identified as Kashh plant. Used by Bryyonians to store field supplies and vital gear. The Reptilicus use Kashh plants as a means to store supplies. Shooting them with any weapon will reveal their contents

 

Kinetic Orb Cannon

Location: Bryyo

Transcript: Capable of firing small, spherical objects at high speeds. The Kinetic orb Cannon’s original purpose is unclear, but they are capable of firing spherical objects at high speeds to a set target. Entering a cannon while in Morph Ball will allow you to reach new areas and traverse great distances quickly. The Kinetic Orb Cannon appears in various locations at SkyTown. However, most units have shut down and require a kinetic charge to reactivate.

 

Landing Beacon

Location: All Areas

Transcript: These beacons mark locations where your ship can land. Landing Beacons will appear only in locations where your ship can land. Automated sensors detect whether hostiles or obstructions are nearby, and the beacons will retract until the area is free of all hazards. When the beacons are extended and blinking, you may use the Command Visor to summon your ship.

 

Large Bryyo Coffer

Location: Bryyo

Transcript: Large Bryyo Coffers contain energy and weapon supplies. Only damaged by heavy weapon fire. Large Bryyo Coffers were originally designed to store items and supplies in locations where Kashh plants wouldn’t survive. Their hardened plating makes them resistant to all but the heaviest of weapons fire.

 

Large Space Pirate Crate

Location: Bryyo, SkyTown, Pirate Homeworld

Transcript: Large Space Pirate Crates have durable plating. Use of force is required to access their contents. Large Space Pirate Crates are made of durable materials. Only heavy weapon fire will damage them. Destroy them to discover their contents.

 

Leviathan Door <<Missable Scan>>

Location: Bryyo, Elysia, Pirate Homeworld

Transcript: Door has low-level energy shield. Any weapon fire can disrupt the shield and open the door. Leviathan doors function the same way as normal doors do. Shooting the energy shield will cause the bone plates to retract and allow you to walk through.

 

Mature Kashh Plant

Location: Bryyo

Transcript: Mature Kashh plant has fully developed bark that only heavy Beams and explosives can damage. Mature Kashh plants are used for storage by Bryyo natives. Unlike the younger versions, these have developed a thick bark that is only vulnerable to heavy weapons fire.

 

Mounted Blast Shield <<Missable Scan>>

Location: Norion

Transcript: A strong pull should be enough to rip the lock from its brackets. Mounted Blast Shields are unique in that they often have a primary locking system. These systems commonly come in the form of multiple release locks that must be hit in a sequential order. Once this locking system is disengaged the shield can be removed. Weapon fire is insufficient to damage the shield, but it can easily be torn off with a strong pull.

 

Multi-Lock Blast Shield <<Missable Scan>>

Location: Norion

Transcript: A simultaneous blast to all targets is required to disengage locks. This type of Blast Shield is characterized by its multiple locking mechanisms. A simultaneous blast to all the targets is required to deactivate the locks and remove the shield.

 

Phaaze Door

Location: Phaaze

Transcript: Door has a low-level energy shield. Any weapon fire can disrupt the shield and open the door. Phaaze doors appear to be organic maws contained within a thin layer of Phazon energy. Disrupting the energy with Phazon-based attacks will cause the maw to open and allow you to pass through.

 

Phazon Fungus

Location: Bryyo, Phaaze

Transcript: Phazon Fungus grows only in highly corrupted regions. Vulnerable to weapon fire. The soft bodies of Phazon Fungus are easily damaged by weapon fire. These organisms are commonly found in areas that are highly concentrated with Phazon. The growths can be highly destructive and will feed on any organic matter. As the fungus grows, it corrupts the surrounding area further and will continue to spread out.

 

Planet Aether

Location: SkyTown 

Transcript: Satellite information shows that Aether is slowly recovering from a cataclysmic event. A stellar object struck the planet with an incredible force, burning Aether’s fertile plains and destroying the lush forests covering her surface. The planet’s own energy supply, once torn in two by the impact, is now stable. The inhabitants of the world, the starborne Luminoth, have begun the long task of mending Aether.

 

Planet Tallon IV

Location: SkyTown 

Transcript: Tallon IV appears to be a utopia for biological life, containing an oxygen-rich and hospitable atmosphere. The planet is home to countless species of flora and fauna. Satellite scans detect numerous structures on the planet’s surface, with closer examination revealing many of these structures to be of Chozo origin. Tallon IV’s scar, the result of a celestial body impacting the planet’s surface decades ago, is still visible. Satellite scans are unable to determine the extent of the original damage, but the planet appears to have recovered from any negative effects of the object’s impact.

 

Red Blast Shield <<Missable Scan>>

Location: Norion, Bryyo

Transcript: Red Blast Shield is invulnerable to most weapon systems. Explosive damage may break it. Red Blast Shields contain high amounts of Brimstone within their metals, and are easily damaged by explosive blasts. Once shattered, the Blast Shield will remain destroyed.

 

Save Station

Location: All Areas

Transcript: Enter these stations to save your game and fully restore your energy.

 

Ship Grapple Point <<Missable Scan>>

Location: Bryo, SkyTown

Transcript: This is a viable attach point for the Ship Grapple Beam. Objects with a Ship Grapple Point are capable of being lifted by your gunship. By using the Command Visor and targeting the icon over these points, you will be able to lift and move large objects. Objects in the environment that shimmer purple are able to be moved with your gunship

 

SkyTown Blue Door

Location: SkyTown

Transcript: Door has low-level energy shield. Any weapon fire can disrupt the shield and open the door. All SkyTown doors contain a low-level energy shield behind their ornate carvings. Shooting the energy shield will activate and open the door. The centuries-old design has served as a blueprint for what is now standard across all planets. Blue-colored energy shields can be opened with any weapon.

 

SkyTown Orange Door

Location: SkyTown

Transcript: Door has low-level energy shield. High-temp weapon fire can disrupt the shield and open the door. All SkyTown doors contain a low-level energy shield behind their ornate carvings. Shooting the energy shield will activate and open the door. The centuries-old design has served as a blueprint for what is now standard across all planets. Orange-colored energy shields can only be disrupted with high-temp Beams.

 

SkyTown Storage Unit

Location: SkyTown

Transcript: SkyTown Storage Units contain ammunition and energy supplies. Vulnerable to all weapon fire. SkyTown Storage Units contain various useful supplies. Their thin plating does not provide much protection, and they are easily damaged. Any type of weapon fire will destroy them.

 

Small Bryyo Coffer

Location: Bryyo

Transcript: Small Bryyo Coffers can be destroyed by weapon fire. Outer plating appears fragile. Small Bryyo Coffers were designed to be easily transported. Their outer plating is lightweight and vulnerable to standard weapon fire.

 

Space Pirate Blue Door

Location: Bryyo, Pirate Homeworld

Transcript: Door has low-level energy shield. Any weapon fire can disrupt the shield and open the door. Space Pirate doors are based on stolen Federation technology. They all include a low-level energy shield that will open the door when shot. Blue-colored shields can be shot with any type of weapon.

 

Space Pirate Crate

Location: Bryyo, SkyTown, Pirate Homeworld

Transcript: Space Pirate Crates are used to store additional weapon and energy supplies for troops. Space Pirate Crates are mainly used as storage units by pirate troops. They will often contain energy supplies and ammunition. Standard weapon fire is capable of destroying them.

 

Space Pirate Green Door

Location: Pirate Homeworld

Transcript: Door has low-level energy shield. Only high-frequency Beams can disrupt the shield and open the door. Space Pirate doors are based on stolen Federation technology. They all include a low-level energy shield that will open the door when shot. Green shields may only be disrupted by a high-frequency Beam.

 

Space Pirate Orange Door

Location: Pirate Homeworld

Transcript: Door has low-level energy shield. High-temp weapon fire can disrupt the shield and open the door. Space Pirate doors are based on stolen Federation technology. They all include a low-level energy shield that will open the door when shot. Orange shields will only react to high-temp shots.

 

Spider Ball Track

Location: Bryyo, SkyTown, Pirate Homeworld

Transcript: Magnetic rail system is powered and active. While in Morph Ball mode, press and hold <Z> when close to a magnetic rail. Use <Joystick> to move the Ball along the track. Release <Z> to disengage from the track. Using a Bomb will briefly disengage the Morph Ball from the track.

 

Spinner <<Missable Scan>>

Location: Bryyo, SkyTown, Pirate Homeworld

Transcript: Boost-powered control system is online and ready for use. Use the Boost ability of the Morph Ball when inside a Spinner to activate the device it powers.

 

Wall Jump Surface

Location: Bryyo, SkyTown, Pirate Homeworld

Transcript: Area is designed to work with Screw Attack system. This surface was designed to be used in conjunction with the Screw Attack system. Perform Screw Attacks while facing and touching the wall to do a Wall Jump.

 

White Blast Shield <<Missable Scan>>

Location: Norion, Bryyo, SkyTown, Pirate Homeworld

Transcript: White Blast Shield is invulnerable to most weapon systems. Alloy is weak to extreme cold. White Blast Shields are extremely resilient against all but cold-based attacks. The alloys within the shield will shatter immediately if exposed to extreme cold. Once broken, the Blast Shield will remain destroyed.

 

Zipline Cable

Location: SkyTown

Transcript: Rail is a transit system between pods. Connect to it using the Grapple Beam. Zipline Cables were designed as a transit system between pods on SkyTown. Connect and hold onto the cable by pressing and holding <Z> while targeting the Grapple Point at either end.

 


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