Here you’ll find the location for every Artifact in Metroid Prime, as well as detailed explanations on how to get them and what powerups you’ll need.
Artifact of Truth
Location: Artifact Temple, Tallon Overworld
This Artifact will be present as soon as you walk into the Artifact Temple.
Artifact of Strength
Hint: The heat of Magmoor was a test for many warriors. A Shrine in their honor holds the Artifact of Strength.
Location: Warrior Shrine, Magmoor Caverns
Requirements: Space Jump, Boost Ball
Use Space Jump to climb up Monitor Station, use Boost Ball to expend draw bridge. Jump over and follow path to Warrior Shrine, where Artifact will be waiting
Artifact of Elder
Hint: Invaders have claimed Phendrana as their own. A Tower sits atop their fortress. Collapse it to reveal the chamber where the Artifact of Elder is held.
Location: Control Tower, Phendrana Drifts
Requirements: Plasma Beam, Morph Ball
Shoot the layer of ice in the north tower and then shoot a missile at the fuel cells on the far tower. It will crash, opening up a small tunnel for you to roll through. The Artifact will be there for the taking.
Artifact of Wild
Hint: A Sunchamber high atop our ruined home became the nest of a great beast, and a source of corruption. Many Chozo spirits have been drawn to this tainted place. Release their bond to the world to claim the Artifact of Wild.
Location: Sunchamber via Sun Tower Access, Sun Tower, Chozo Ruins
Requirements: Spider Ball, Super Missiles
In the Sun Tower, activate all four runic symbols and follow the path upwards until you enter the Sunchamber. Defeat three Chozo Ghosts and the Artifact will appear on Flaahgra’s remains.
Artifact of Lifegiver
Hint: There is a tower within the Ruins where Light always shines. Move through the waters there to find the Artifact of Lifegiver.
Location: Meditation Chamber via Tower of Light, Chozo Ruins
Requirements: Gravity Suit
Drop to the bottom of the chamber and navigate through the water. Juno uo through the Wave door and grab the Artifact.
Artifact of Warrior
Hint: A room of Research lies within the mines. A corrupted invader is trapped there. Defeat this creature to claim the Artifact of Warrior.
Location: Elite Research, Phazon Mines
Requirements: Power Bombs
Defeat the Phazon Elite to retrieve this Artifact.
Artifact of Chozo
Hint: In one of Tallon’s far corners, a Grove of life lies. Reveal the pillar beneath the waves to find the Artifact of Chozo.
Location: Life Grove, Tallon Overworld
Requirements: X-RAY Visor, Power Bombs, Bombs
Immediately after acquiring the X-Ray Visor, lay a Power Bomb to shatter the walls around you. Navigate towards a shallow pool of water and you’ll see a circular panel; bomb it and a structure containing this Artifact will rise up.
Artifact of Nature
Hint: A molten Lake lies within the tunnels of Magmoor. Shatter the column at the lake’s center to reveal the Artifact of Nature.
Location: Lava Lake, Magmoor Caverns
Requirements: Super Missiles
Shoot at Super Missile at the rock pillar in the middle of the room to reveal this Artifact.
Artifact of Sun
Hint: Near Phendrana’s shores, a Temple stands. Thaw the frozen waters flowing from the Elder to find the Artifact of Sun.
Location: Chozo Ice Temple, Phendrana Drifts
Requirement: Plasma Beam
Shoot the ice spire hanging from the Chozo Statue at the top of the Temple and get into the Statues hands. It will throw you to a room containing the Artifact.
Artifact of the World
Hint: Within the ruins of our home, we honor our fallen Elders in a great Hall. A chamber beneath the statue holds the Artifact of World.
Location: Elder Chamber via Hall of the Elders, Chozo Ruins
Requirements: Plasma Beam
Shoot the Plasma lock on the bomb slot and activate it. The Chozo Statue will move, revealing a new room with an Artifact in plain sight.
Artifact of Spirit
Hint: A tall cave stands at Phendrana’s Edge. Seek the unseen entrance at its top to find the Artifact of Spirit.
Location: Storage Cave via Phendrana’s Edge, Phendrana Drifts
Requirements: Grapple Beam, X-Ray Visor, Power Bombs, Plasma Beam
Make your way upwards and equip your X-Ray Visor. Eventually, you’ll see a small ledge that has a secret door behind it. Lay a Power Bomb to reveal a Plasma Door. Go through to nab the Artifact.
Artifact of Newborn
Hint: Invaders mine the depths in their greed. Forge a path through a Tunnel of the Great Poison to claim the Artifact of Newborn.
Location: Phazon Mining Tunnel, Phazon Mines
Requirements: Phazon Suit, Morph Ball, Bombs
Roll through to the lower portion of the tunnel (on exposed Phazon) and bomb the blocks in your way. At the bottom will be the Artifact.
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