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    1. Table of Contents (you're reading it)
    2. Introduction -Intrd-
    3. FAQ -Frakq-
    4. Walkthrough -Wkthr-
      I. Agon Temple
       a. Missile Launcher -Mslnr-
       b. Morph Ball Bomb -Mrbbo-
       c. Space Jump Boots -Spjub-
       d. Dark Beam -Drkbm-
       e. Light Beam -Litbm-
       f. Dark Suit -Drkst-
      II. Torvus Temple
       g. Super Missile -Sprms-
       h. Boost Ball -Bstbl-
       i. Seeker Missile Launcher -Skrml-
       j. Darkburst (Optional) -Dkbst-
       k. Gravity Boost -Grtyb-
       l. Grapple Beam -Grplb-
       m. Dark Visor -Drkvs-
      III. Sanctuary Temple
       n. Spider Ball -Spdrb-
       o. Power Bomb -Pwrbm-
       p. Sunburst (Optional) -Snbst-
       q. Echo Visor -Ecovs-
       r. Screw Attack -Scwat-
       s. Annihilator Beam -Anlrb-
       t. Sonic Boom (Optional) -Sncbm-
       u. Light Suit -Litst-
      IV. Sky Temple
       v. Sky Temple Grounds Keys -Stgks-
       w. Dark Agon Wastes Keys -Dkawk-
       x. Dark Torvus Bog Keys -Dktbk-
       y. Ing Hive Keys -Ihiks-
       z. To the Sky Temple -Skytm-
    5. Enemies -Enmis-
    6. Bosses -Bosss-
    7. Items -Itms#-
    8. The Logbook -Tlgbk-
       a. Creature Logs -Crtlg-
       b. Lore Logs -Lrlgs-
       c. Research Logs -Rslgs-
       d. Logbook Scan Locations and Missable Scans -Lgslc-
    9. Expansions -Expns-
    10. Legal Information -Legin-
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    Welcome to my FAQ for one of the Nintendo Gamecube's greatest games, Metroid 
    Prime 2: Echoes. This guide should cover absolutely everything in this game. It 
    has a walkthrough guaranteed to get you 100% items and scans, and appendices 
    for enemies, items, those pesky Expansions, and the Logbook entries. It also 
    features my snappy new FAQ format! I hope you enjoy playing this great game as 
    much as I enjoyed writing this guide for it!
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    I'll post any questions I'm asked via E-mail more than a few times here for 
    future reference! Make sure your question isn't already answered here before E-
    mailing me.
    
    Q: I'm out of Beam ammo and I can't get out of a room! Help me!
    A: Check your inventory menu. You can fire a normal shot of a Beam by charging 
    it if you're out of ammo.
    
    Q: I have 250 Missiles, 14 Energy Tanks, 8 Power Bombs, and 4 Beam Ammo 
    Expansions, but I don't have 100%!
    A: You can get 255 Missiles and 10 Power Bombs in this game.
    
    Q: My question isn't answered in here!
    A: E-mail me at dpitch40@yahoo.com or post your question on the GameFAQs 
    message boards. If you e-mail me, please put "Metroid Prime 2" somewhere in the 
    e-mail title or it will likely be deleted.
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    I. Agon Temple
    a. Missile Launcher (Mslnr)
    
    The first upgrade you collect is the Missile Launcher, an invaluable source of 
    homing explosives. In one form or another, it's one of your most-used weapons. 
    What? You say you start out with the Missile Launcher? Welcome to Metroid 
    Prime.
    
    In the game's opening scene, Samus receives her newest mission: to find some 
    Galactic Federation Marines that mysteriously disappeared on the planet Aether. 
    A strange energy storm leaves her ship crippled and forces a near-crash landing 
    on the surface. After her usual entrance, it's time to get started.
    
    +--------------+
    |TEMPLE GROUNDS|
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    >Landing Site
    After getting out of your ship, turn around and hit D-left to use the Scan 
    Visor. Highlight your ship and hold L to scan it-your first scan one the game.
    Scan anything else you want in the surrounding area, then look at the webs 
    across from your ship. Lock onto the green thing in the middle with L and shoot 
    it to clear out the web. Repeat a few more times and exit through the blue door 
    by shooting it. 
    >RESEARCH>MECHNANISMS>VEHICLES>SAMUS' GUNSHIP
    
    >Hive Access Tunnel
    This crazy room is filled with moving plants. The path forward is blocked by a 
    strange door; to open it, you'll need to be able to translate its text. To keep 
    going, take the side path (past the potted plant) and have Samus automatically 
    jump down the hole.
    
    >Hive Chamber A
    This room is the beginning of the Galactic Federation Marines' makeshift base, 
    and has quite a few of their storage creates. The crates can hold energy or 
    ammunition, but you probably won't need anything, unless you've had some fun 
    with the Missile Launcher and neglected to refill at your ship. To proceed, 
    activate the Scan Visor and look at the gate on the far wall. Scan the gate to 
    add it to your logbook, then the red panel next to it, to the left. Scanning 
    the panel reveals two locks above the gate. Lock onto them with L and blast 
    them as you did the webs to make the gate open. To open the next gate, look to 
    the right of it, in a small alcove, for another panel to Scan. The gate opens 
    into a command chamber of the base. Walk into the orange hologram; it's a Map 
    Station. (Luckily, you don't need to Scan them like in Metroid Prime) When you 
    walk into it, Samus downloads a map of part of the Temple Grounds, up to the 
    location of your first upgrade. (Never mind that you already have it) Study it, 
    then exit the map screen and keep going around the room the way you were, to 
    the next room.
    RESEARCH>MECHANISMS>GF SECURITY>GF GATE MK VI
    
    >Hive Tunnel
    The next room contains some rather gruesome hanging decorations: the dead 
    bodies of some Galactic Marines. It must have been Splinters, like the ones you 
    might have seen piled up earlier. Scan the weak, harmless Worker Splinters 
    patrolling around them, then destroy them with the Power Beam. Once they're 
    gone, look up and shoot the center of the web to access the door behind it.
    CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND>TUNNEL PROWLERS>WORKER SPLINTER
    
    >Command Chamber
    This room has more dead Troopers. Scan the two red-highlighted ones to download 
    their final logbook entries. The panel near the first Trooper is nonfunctional; 
    you'll need to find a power source. Use the Morph Ball to roll under the large 
    bars and into a small opening on the other side of the room. Follow this long 
    tunnel until you reach some blockage; hit A to lay a Morph Ball bomb and clear 
    it out. Continue rolling to a small room filled with Splinter carcasses, and 
    return to normal mode. Scan the Bomb Slot on the far side of the central 
    pillar, then use Morph Ball Bombs to get up to and activate it. This provides 
    power to the panel near the beginning of the room. However, as you leave the 
    Bomb Slot, a strange dark mass appears out of nowhere and enters some nearby 
    Trooper bodies, bringing them back to life and making them attack you! Quickly 
    scan one of the undead Dark Troopers, then start destroying them. Moving back 
    and forth, charge the Power Beam and fire the charges at the Troopers; one 
    charged shot will kill each. Luckily, the Dark Troopers' machine guns are weak 
    and do very little damage. After you've dispatched of all 4 Troopers, roll back 
    to the first part of the room. Roll back under the gate, defeating some more 
    Dark Troopers, and scan the now-active panel. This opens the large gate-and 
    reveals more Dark Troopers behind it. Use the Charge beam to take them out and 
    enter the door behind them. 
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING OFFWORLD>DARK TROOPER
    LORE>TROOPER LOGS>FORCE TWO>GSGT C. BENET
    LORE>TROOPER LOGS>FORCE TWO>SPC B. REEVS
    RESEARCH>MECHANISMS>SYSTEMS>BOMB SLOT
    
    >Hive Storage
    This room is filled with boxes. Break open enough to replenish your health and 
    continue through the door.
    
    >Hive Chamber B
    As you walk into the empty room, you see a strange, dark figure bearing a 
    resemblance to Samus herself floating in front of you. The creature floats into 
    a strange, purple ball of energy and disappears into it. Run into the ball, a 
    portal, to follow it/her.
    
    Samus appears in a strange darkened version of the Hive Chamber B. She notices 
    the Dark version of her floating in front of some Phazon, seemingly absorbing 
    it. If this has anything to do with Phazon, it has to be bad. As "Dark Samus" 
    notices her, several dark, inhuman creatures appear from the ceiling. A shot 
    from Dark Samus' cannon shatters the crystal Samus stands in front of, causing 
    the circle of light around her to shrink as the monstrous creatures surround 
    her. Just as the circle disappears and the creatures attack, Samus attempts to 
    Grapple her way out, but is sucked into another portal back to the normal 
    world.
    
    Besides being weird, that little trip was costly; all of Samus' systems except 
    the Power Beam, Varia Suit, Morph Ball, Scan Visor, and Charge Beam have been 
    taken! After returning, continue forward past where the portal was. The end of 
    the passage is blocked; shoot the green sacs of fluid to destroy them and 
    reveal a hole on the right-hand wall. Use the Morph Ball to roll through the 
    tunnel and into the next room.
    
    >Hive Chamber C
    This metallic room has 4 more Dark Troopers in it. Use the Charge beam to 
    destroy them, then look behind some crates on the far side of the room for a 
    hidden door. This door leads to a Save Station; be sure to use it to replenish 
    your health and save your game. After that, leave and use the other door in 
    this room.
    
    >Hive Transport Area
    Scan the panel near the metal platform to activate an elevator. Step into the 
    hologram to activate it and travel up to the room right beyond the Hive Access 
    room you couldn't get through. Now that you're past the translator doors, go 
    through the door to continue forward.
    
    >Industrial Site
    Right off the bat, open the GF Door by scanning the panel and shooting the 
    locks. As you step through the doorway, you enter a large outdoor area filled 
    with creates and winches. There's a huge metal crate blocking your way; scan a 
    panel to the left of it to lift it. As you go forward, look for some scannable 
    objects. The insectoid is a Green Kralee, and the small spheres on the far wall 
    are Splinter Cocoons. Scan a Cocoon, then shoot it repeatedly to destroy it and 
    make the other ones burst open to reveal some Splinters. Scan one of these new 
    enemies, then destroy them with a few Power Beam shots each. After the Green 
    Kralee and Splinters are gone, take the ramp up to the left and through a short 
    tunnel. Scan the bridge in front of you, then a panel in front of it. Aim up 
    and shoot the two locks that appear as with the door to lower the bridge into 
    position. Cross it and continue on to the door. 
    CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND>PREDATORS>SPLINTER
    CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND>SURFACE PROWLERS>GREEN KRALEE 
    RESEARCH>BIOLOGY>COCOONS>SPLINTER COCOON
    RESEARCH>MECHANISMS>GF SECURITY>GF BRIDGE
    
    >Collapsed Tunnel
    Scan the dead Trooper half-buried in the rubble, then get into a Morph Ball and 
    enter the tunnel. Follow it to the next door.
    LORE>TROOPER LOGS>FORCE TWO>PFC M. VERONI
    
    >Temple Assembly Site
    As you enter the huge next room, you get a sweeping view of the Great Temple, a 
    huge suspended building far above the Temple Grounds. The Temple Assembly Site 
    has more crates and winches. Walk forward across the lowered area, to near the 
    translator door with the hologram on it. Defeat the Splinters that pop out and 
    turn around to look for a scannable panel. When you scan it, another large 
    crate is moved on a cable, and you notice a weak point on the cable it hangs 
    from. Lock onto and shoot the sparking point a few times to make the cable snap 
    and the create drop. You can now jump across it to reach the door.
    
    >Dynamo Chamber
    Keep going forward until you reach a gate. Scan the gate, then look to the left 
    of it for a box. Scanning the box opens the gate in front of you but closes one 
    behind you, forcing you to keep going forward.
    RESEARCH>MECHANISMS>GF SECURITY>GF GATE MK VII
    
    >Communication Area
    This area is mostly just a path between several ledges too high to jump onto 
    for now. Follow it until you reach another dead trooper and a panel. The panel 
    will move the large communication dish in an attempt to transmit a distress 
    signal, but the transmission fails. After scanning the Trooper, keep going 
    forward. Charge your Power Beam up; you'll fight several more Dark Troopers in 
    the clearing right before the next door.
    LORE>TROOPER LOGS>FORCE TWO>PFC L. BROUDA
    
    >Trooper Security Station
    As you enter the small clearing in this tunnel, scan the Growler Class Turret 
    that lowers to shoot you, then destroy it with a Charge Shot. After the Turret 
    is gone, enter Morph Ball mode and enter the small hole to the left of the 
    Turret to enter a small enclosure. Scan the Trooper, then the panel to make the 
    gate periodically open a little ways. Roll back out the tunnel, then under the 
    gate when it opens. After getting past the gate, go back to normal and through 
    the door.
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>STATIONARY>GROWLER CLASS TURRET
    LORE>TROOPER LOGS>FORCE TWO>SPC M. ANGSETH
    
    >GFMC COMPOUND
    This area is the landing site of the Troopers' ship and their center of 
    operations. As you approach the huge ship, a cutscene starts. Samus walks up to 
    a trooper lying next to a computer with a hole in his visor directly over his 
    eye, then downloads the data from the computer to find out what happened to the 
    Marines. They came to Aether in pursuit of a downed Space Pirate ship, but 
    their ship was damaged by a storm during entry like yours, preventing them from 
    leaving. They separated into two forces of 6 and set up a base on the new 
    planet, but they were all wiped out by a swarms of insectoids resembling 
    Splinters. After the cutscene ends, start exploring the area. All 6 members of 
    Trooper Force One are lying around the compound; scan all of them as well as 
    the ship to add to your logbook. Next, go into the ship and scan the door 
    between the rows of seats. The map station behind the door will give you the 
    map for the remaining half of the Temple Grounds. Next, go back outside and hit 
    the large crate on the metal square with a charged Power Beam shot to break it 
    open and reveal the Missile Launcher. (Strange how their version works on your 
    Varia Suit)
    LORE>TROOPER LOGS>FORCE ONE>CAPT A. EXETER
    LORE>TROOPER LOGS>FORCE ONE>LCPL J. BRODE 
    LORE>TROOPER LOGS>FORCE ONE>PFC G. HALEY 
    LORE>TROOPER LOGS>FORCE ONE>PFC I. CRANY
    LORE>TROOPER LOGS>FORCE ONE>PFC S. MILLIGAN
    LORE>TROOPER LOGS>FORCE ONE>SPC F. TRIPLETTE
    RESEARCH>MECHANISMS>VEHICLES>G.F.S. TYR
    
    <MISSILE LAUNCHER ACQUIRED!>
    
    >Expansions Available with the Missile Launcher<
    Missile Expansion 1>Temple Grounds>Transport to Agon Wastes
    Missile Expansion 2>Agon Wastes>Portal Access A
    Energy Tank 1>Temple Grounds>Storage Cavern B (off Temple Assembly Site)
    
    b. Morph Ball Bomb (Mrbbo)
    
    I'm sure you've had enough of being a sitting (er, rolling) duck while in the 
    Morph Ball, right? Right. It's time to get some bombs...again. The unlimited-
    use energy explosives will serve you well over your adventure on Aether.
    
    >GFMC Compound
    After getting the upgrade, some more Splinters appear. Soon, the same dark 
    force that possessed the Dark Troopers appears and enters the Splinters, 
    turning them into the creatures that attacked the Troopers! Scan the new 
    monsters, then use either charged Power Beam shots or some Missiles to destroy 
    them. After destroying the Dark Splinters, it's time to leave the area. Enter 
    the ship and turn left to find a flaming hole in its side. Jump to a ledge and 
    follow it to a panel. The metal disc on the ground is a Kinetic Orb Cannon; be 
    sure to scan it, then scan the panel next to it to activate it. Enter the 
    hologram that appears in Morph Ball mode to get shot across the area to another 
    ledge near the entrance. Jump across the ledge and go over to the door with the 
    red blast shield. Blow the shield off with a Missile and enter the door.
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING GROUND>DARK SPLINTER
    RESEARCH>MECHANISMS>SYSTEMS>KINETIC ORB CANNON
    
    >Sacred Bridge
    Scan the final GF Trooper, then roll through the morph ball hole on the right 
    to a pit. Scan the War Wasps that appear and defeat them with a few Power Beam 
    Shots, then scan a panel high on the other (non-covered) side of the pit to 
    activate a Kinetic Orb Cannon that will blast you to the other side, allowing 
    you to reach the door.
    CREATURES>AETHER>FLYING>SMALL FLYERS>WAR WASP
    LORE>TROOPER LOGS>FORCE TWO>PFC E. DENYS
    
    >Sacred Path
    There are lots more War Wasps in here, along with some War Wasp Hives. After 
    scanning them, blast all the hives you can find with Missiles to stop most of 
    them from coming. After most of the War Wasps have been dealt with, look to a 
    pillar to the left of where you entered. Blast the cracked part of it with a 
    Missile, then go across the clearing and look for a panel near the base of a 
    Kinetic Orb Cannon, in a small rocky alcove. Scan it to activate the cannon, 
    then use it to blast into the weakened wall and break it. Enter the Morph Ball 
    tunnel and roll across the rails to a high ledge on the other side. Enter the 
    blue door up on this ledge and scan the panel to activate an elevator.
    RESEARCH>BIOLOGY>COCOONS>WAR WASP HIVE
    
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    |GREAT TEMPLE|
    +------------+
    
    >Transport A
    The elevator took you far up into an alien temple held hundreds of feet in the 
    air by 3 elevator shafts. There's nothing to do in the first room except 
    continue on.
    
    >Transport A Access
    A huge swarm of Sandbats swoops overhead as you enter this room. You can try to 
    scan them now, but they move too fast and you'll get more chances later. After 
    the Sandbats all leave, be sure to look for a hole in the left wall. (Several 
    cables are running into it) Enter the holes with the Morph Ball and use the 
    Save Station-you have a big fight coming up. When you're ready, go through the 
    next door.
    
    >Temple Sanctuary
    This high-tech room is the center of the Great Temple. There are 4 other doors 
    in it, with many ornamental lights and statues. Hanging outside the room are 
    some stasis pods of some kind. More importantly, a strange cocoon is hanging 
    right above the center of the room, and can't be scanned due to interference. 
    As you step near it, six Splinters drop from smaller cocoons and are possessed 
    by the same dark energy as before. Time for your biggest battle yet!
    
    /CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND>PREDATORS>ALPHA SPLINTER
    |Location>Great Temple>Temple Sanctuary
    |Difficulty>3/10
    |Strategy>The first boss of the game is a moderately difficult one. Before the 
    |main fight, you'll face several more Dark Splinters. Save your Missiles and 
    |try to take the out with the Charge Beam. After they're defeated, the Alpha 
    |Splinter appears. Make sure to scan it first, then get ready to fight. This 
    |huge Splinter behaves much like a normal one, but its charge attack is much 
    |tougher to avoid and does more damage, especially since you won't have an 
    |Energy Tank yet. Continually dash around the Splinter to hopefully dodge its 
    |charges, but expect to take some damage. When the boss isn't charging, use 
    |Missiles and charged Power Beam shots to defeat it and move on to the 
    |strangely weaker dark form.
    |
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING GROUND>DARK ALPHA SPLINTER
    |Location>Great Temple>Temple Sanctuary
    |Difficulty>2/10
    |Spoils>Unknown Technology
    |Strategy>The Dark Alpha Splinter has become more powerful and cool (it seems 
    |like you can make anything cooler by putting "Dark" before its name) thanks to 
    |the Ing possessing it. However, it's also easier; it simply spits some acid at 
    |you, then charges. Both attacks are easily dodged if you keep sidestepping. 
    |Use any Missiles you may have left and the Charge Beam to take care of this 
    \thing. (Remember to scan both forms of the Alpha Splinter)
    
    After winning, the Dark Alpha Splinter dies and leaves a strange glowing ball 
    behind. As Samus approaches, it floats around wildly and merges with her suit! 
    Once the force field that confined you during the battle is down, go through 
    the only door without a translator door in front of it.
    CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND>PREDATORS>ALPHA SPLINTER
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING GROUND>DARK ALPHA SPLINTER
    
    >Controller Transport
    Scan the panel and use the elevator to ascend to a room above the Sanctuary.
    
    >Main Energy Controller
    This room is dominated by a strange machine in the center. When you walk up to 
    it, Samus meets her first NPC: a huge, bat-like creature called U-Mos. He tells 
    you that he is the last sentinel of the Luminoth race, a peaceful species that 
    once inhabited Aether. He tells you about the history of Aether: long ago, a 
    meteor struck the planet's surface (not again) and not only damaged the planet, 
    but also the space around it, creating a second, "dark" version of Aether. The 
    inhabitants of Dark Aether are the Ing, a race aptly named for the Luminoth 
    word "terror." A war soon begun between the two races for the four Energy 
    Controllers, which harness planetary energy. If one side of Aether got control 
    of all four Energy Controllers, the other would cease to exist. Luckily, you 
    now possess a valuable weapon to prevent Aether from being destroyed: the 
    Unknown Technology you just found is actually the Energy Transfer Module, which 
    can transfer energy from one planet's energy controllers to the other. After 
    finishing, U-Mos replenishes your energy and updates your transfer files to let 
    you scan purple Luminoth holograms, like the one you saw in the Sanctuary 
    below. Your first task is to go to Agon Wastes and recover the energy from 
    there. Once the cutscene finishes, scan the Main Energy Controller, U-Mos, and 
    your first Luminoth Lore near the exit door. You'll find hologram projectors 
    containing Luminoth Lore all over Aether, and they tell the story of the 
    Luminoth from the beginning to just before you arrived. After getting 
    everything, go back the way you came and take the elevator to the Temple 
    Sanctuary.
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>HISTORY>GOLDEN AGE>ORIGINS
    RESEARCH>AETHER STUDIES>AETHER>ENERGY CONTROLLER
    RESEARCH>AETHER STUDIES>AETHER>U-MOS
    
    >Temple Sanctuary
    Now that your translator files have been updated, you can scan the door with 
    the purple hologram to open it.
    
    >Transport B Access
    A new enemy, the Lightflyer, is found in this room. It's a glowing collection 
    of light that can cause damage if you get too close. Scan it, then defeat it 
    with a charged shot and continue down the path to an elevator back to the 
    Temple Grounds.
    CREATURES>AETHER>FLYING>SMALL FLYERS>LIGHTFLYER
    
    +--------------+
    |TEMPLE GROUNDS|
    +--------------+
    
    >Temple Assembly Site
    This elevator leads to behind another translator door in the Temple Assembly 
    Site. Open it, defeat the Dark Splinters, and look for a red door to your right 
    as you continue to the tunnel you first used to access this area. Now that you 
    have Missiles, you can access the Energy Tank behind the door. After getting 
    it, take the tunnel back to the Industrial Site.
    
    >Industrial Site
    There's another translator door here. Scan it to open it, then scan the dead 
    Luminoth behind it. This Luminoth is one of the Keybearers, and will be 
    important later. Make sure to remember where you found it. After getting the 
    scan, go through the door.
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>KEYBEARER LORE>CADRE 2>J-FME'S TESTAMENT
    
    >Transport to Agon Wastes
    After going through a tunnel with another Green Kralee, you emerge in the 
    elevator to Agon Wastes. Before using it, walk out to the cliff and look to the 
    right for another Luminoth Lore scan. Next, blast away some webbing nearby to 
    find your first Missile Expansion. After getting both of these goodies, use the 
    elevator and enter a brand new area.
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>HISTORY>GOLDEN>OUR HERITAGE
    
    +-----------+
    |AGON WASTES|
    +-----------+
    
    >Transport to Temple Grounds
    Agon Wastes, as its name suggests, is a rocky desert with little life. Scan the 
    strange, living items containers in the elevator room and continue on.
    RESEARCH>BIOLOGY>PLANTFORMS>AGON BEARERPOD
    
    >Plaza Access
    This narrow pass contains Lumites, a hostile new species. Though your scan says 
    they get stronger in the light, for some reason they remain weak here. Pick 
    them off with a few Power Beam shots each. (Make sure to scan the Sandgrass as 
    well)
    CREATURES>AETHER>FLYING>SMALL FLYERS>LUMITE
    RESEARCH>BIOLOGY>PLANTFORMS>SANDGRASS
    
    >Mining Plaza
    The Mining Plaza is a huge central area of Agon Wastes. As you enter, you're 
    treated to a short cutscene of it. There are two patches of sand around the 
    huge central pillar where you'll fight Sandiggers. These worms tunnel out of 
    the sand and spit projectiles at you. Charge the Power Beam, lock onto one of 
    the creature's two heads, and fire to destroy it. Repeat with the other head to 
    kill the Sandigger, and stand well clear; they explode. Look for a Save Station 
    behind a red door. (You can keep going in the room it's in, but save that for 
    later)
    
    Next, look for a series of ledges around the edge of the area that you should 
    climb. By doing this, you'll make your way up and onto the central pillar. 
    You'll encounter several pillars with Brinstone bases on the way up; hit the 
    bases with Missiles to turn them into bridges. Also, you'll find several 
    circling swarms of Sandbats; now is the time to scan one and add it to your 
    logbook. Keep on going until you reach the central pillar. There's some 
    Luminoth Lore on a wall, but you can't translate it for now. The strange 
    structure on top is a special sonic lock, which also can't be used now. 
    Continue to the door directly across from where you first entered and proceed 
    on.
    CREATURES>AETHER>FLYING>SMALL FLYERS>SANDBAT
    CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND>PREDATORS>SANDIGGER
    
    >Mining Station Access
    There's obviously more to this area than you first see while rolling through 
    the tunnel, but you can't do anything for now. Just continue through to the 
    Mining Station.
    
    >Mining Station A
    You couldn't avoid them forever; the Space Pirates have arrived. 3 Pirate 
    Troopers are waiting in the Mining Station and attack you on sight. Luckily, 
    they're much weaker than in Metroid Prime. Lock onto them and take them out 
    with the Charge Beam and Missiles; make sure to sidestep plenty to avoid their 
    laser blasts. Scan one during the fight; there are a limited number of Troopers 
    to fight.
    
    After all 3 go down, destroy the crates in the middle of the sand for some 
    refills and begin climbing up the ledges. Enter the blue door you come to after 
    a few ledges to reach Portal Access A.
    CREATURES>OFFWORLD>PIRATES>PIRATE TROOPER
    
    >Portal Access A
    Enter Morph Ball mode and use the Kinetic Orb Cannons to reach the other side 
    of the room. You don't want to continue yet; just get the Missile Expansion 
    behind the dead Luminoth and return to Mining Station A.
    
    >Mining Station A 
    Continue up the ledges here and across some platforms on pillars. The next 
    ledge you reach has a translator door with an amber hologram, which can't be 
    opened yet. You'll also encounter a new enemy, the Brigzee. After scanning one, 
    blast its outer shell with a Missile, then finish it with the Power Beam. 
    Continue across the room, crossing some sand waterfalls, until you reach a red 
    door.
    CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND>SURFACE PROWLERS>BRIGZEE
    
    >Temple Access
    You're almost there. This hallway contains Shriekbats, small flyers that hang 
    from the ceiling and detach to fly at you when you approach. Though you can't 
    see them with the Thermal Visor anymore, the Scan Visor still works; it also 
    lets you scan one before picking them off with the Power Beam.
    CREATURES>AETHER>FLYING>LARGE FLYERS>SHRIEKBAT
    
    >Agon Temple
    This huge circular room is the most important in Agon Wastes and your 
    destination. You can't do anything in either of the side paths yet, so just 
    down and enter the sandy middle area of the Temple. Get ready for an easy boss 
    fight!
    
    /CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND>PREDATORS>ALPHA SANDIGGER
    |Location>Agon Wastes>Agon Temple
    |Difficulty>1/10
    |Strategy>The only hard thing about the Alpha Sandigger is scanning it before 
    |it's possessed and turns into the Bomb Guardian. After that, fight it like any 
    |other Sandigger. Make sure to scan both the sand worm's forms.
    |
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>SUB GUARDIANS>BOMB GUARDIAN 
    |Location>Agon Wastes>Agon Temple
    |Difficulty>3/10
    |Spoils>Morph Ball Bombs
    |Strategy>The Bomb Guardian is the first of many powerful Darklings that has 
    |one of your stolen items. (In this case, the Morph Ball Bombs) It will run 
    |(Crawl? Wiggle? Slither?) around the arena and drop Bombs behind it. Use the 
    |delay before their explosion to avoid the Bombs. Anyway, at first the only 
    |vulnerable part of the Guardian is its glowing tail. (Don't bother when it 
    |isn't glowing) Hit the tail with Missiles or a charged Power Beam to damage 
    |it. (Be sure to stay close behind it if you're using the Power Beam to make 
    |sure you hit the fast-moving creature) After a few hits to its tail, the 
    |Guardian's mouth glows and it rears up. Hit the mouth with a charged Beam or a 
    |Missile to inflict damage. The only thing you need to worry about is an attack 
    |in which the Guardian rears up and fires HUNDREDS of Bombs everywhere-this 
    |move is practically impossible to dodge and you WILL take damage. It only uses 
    |this move if you wait too long to blast its mouth, however. It should only 
    |take about 4 hits to the mouth with a Charge Beam or Missiles to kill the 
    \Guardian.
    
    Once the Bomb Guardian is dead, take the item it left behind; it's your Morph 
    Ball Bombs!
    CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND>PREDATORS>ALPHA SANDIGGER
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>SUB GUARDIANS>BOMB GUARDIAN
    
    <MORPH BALL BOMBS ACQUIRED!>
    
    >Expansions Available with the Morph Ball Bombs<
    Missile Expansion 3>Temple Grounds>Hive Chamber A
    Missile Expansion 4>Agon Wastes>Sand Cache (Must visit Agon Energy Controller)
    Missile Expansion 5>Agon Wastes>Transport Center
    Missile Expansion 6>Temple Grounds>Hive Chamber B
    Missile Expansion 7>Great Temple>Transport B Access
    Energy Tank 2>Agon Wastes>Mining Station Access
    
    c. Space Jump Boots (Spjub)
    
    Allowing you to jump on nothing but air, the Space Jump Boots are any 
    adventurer's best friend. You'll wonder how you ever got along without them.
    
    >Agon Temple
    Use your new Bombs to escape the arena you fought the Bomb Guardian in and use 
    the door across from where you first entered the temple. (The two side doors 
    are inaccessible for now)
    
    >Controller Access
    It's time to use your new ability again. Do a Bomb Jump to reach the Bomb Slot, 
    then use it to rotate the room and reveal another doorway.
    
    >Agon Energy Controller
    This room, obviously, contains the energy controller of Agon Wastes. Look for a 
    small post and scan it to activate an amber hologram of a Luminoth. This 
    Luminoth is (or was) the sentinel of the Agon Energy Controller, until the Ing 
    invaded and stole the energy. It asks you to recover the energy and updates 
    your translator files to let you scan amber holograms. Look for one in a small 
    tunnel in this room, then leave and backtrack all the way to Mining Plaza A.
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>HISTORY>GOLDEN AGE>SAVING AETHER
    
    >Mining Station A
    Now that you can scan amber holograms, scan the translator door in Mining 
    Station A and get the Missile Expansion. After that, head back to the Mining 
    Plaza.
    
    >Mining Station Access
    Take a quick detour here to get an Energy Tank. Use a Morph Ball Bomb on the 
    stone block in the middle of the tunnel to break it and fall onto a Kinetic Orb 
    Cannon below, which blasts you up to the tank. After this, continue back to the 
    Mining Plaza.
    
    >Mining Plaza
    Remember the amber hologram on top of the central stone pillar? Scan it to add 
    more Luminoth Lore to your collection. Also, scan the translator door across 
    from the Save Station and enter the Morph Ball tunnel to reach the Map Station. 
    Unlike previous ones, it gives you the map for all of Agon Wastes at once. 
    Also, scan one of the strange blue trees you find in it. After getting 
    everything, go back to Mining Station A and enter the door to Portal Access A, 
    where you found the Missile Expansion behind the dead Luminoth.
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>HISTORY>GOLDEN AGE>PARADISE
    RESEARCH>BIOLOGY>PLANTFORMS>BLUEROOT TREE
    
    >Portal Access A
    Use the Kinetic Orb Cannons to get over to the other side of this room and use 
    the far door.
    
    >Portal Site
    This large room contains a mysterious portal...as well as more Pirate Troopers. 
    After taking them out, several more appear, and are possessed by dark energy. 
    Scan the new monsters, then attack them with Missiles and the Charge Beam. 
    Beware; they're much tougher than normal Pirate Troopers. Be sure to scan one 
    during the fight. After defeating all the Dark Troopers, go up to the far end 
    of the room. Some Luminoth Lore can be found to the left of the ramp, and the 
    room's namesake, an unpowered portal, is at the top of it. Look for some Morph 
    Ball-sized tracks in the wall, and make sure to scan the Pillbugs inside them. 
    (You may need to move around to get one within your line of sight)
    
    Use the now-active Bomb Switch nearby to activate a Morph Ball elevator you can 
    use to reach the tracks in the wall. Go through them until you reach an 
    obstruction at the end. Bomb it to remove it and cause a large circular lens 
    device to rotate into position. Jump to the platform that is now horizontal on 
    it and to some more tracks, repeating the process. If you encounter any 
    Pillbugs in the Morph Ball indentations, Bomb them once to dislodge and stun 
    them, then again to kill them. Keep going along the wall and rotating the lens 
    structures until you focus a beam of light that powers the portal. Drop out of 
    the tracks and scan the circle with the small hologram in it to activate the 
    portal. It charges and creatures a sphere of pulsing dark energy. Samus 
    automatically enters it to be transported to Aether's dark side.
    CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND>TUNNEL PROWLERS>PILLBUG
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING OFFWORLD>DARK PIRATE TROOPER
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>HISTORY>GOLDEN AGE>LIGHT OF AETHER
    
    +----------------+
    |DARK AGON WASTES| 
    +----------------+
    
    >Portal Site
    Just like with your first encounter with Dark Samus, you're now in the twisted 
    dark version of Aether. A cutscene plays where Samus notices the strange sphere 
    of light around the portal and sticks her hand out of it. Dark globules appear 
    on it from the planet's atmosphere. It looks like you'll have to stay within 
    the light (or "safe zones") to avoid heavy damage from the air. Besides 
    protecting you from Dark Aether's atmosphere, safe zones also slowly heal you 
    as you stay within them, reversing the air's effects. Two types of Luminoth 
    technology create safe zones: Crystals, which are permanent, and Beacons, 
    shining balls of light that must be shot in order to be activated for a short 
    time.
    
    Anyway, start by scanning one of the pods around the portal. (You can then 
    destroy them to get items) Activate the light portal as you did that dark one 
    and scan it for another entry, and as anticlimactic as it is, go into it. In 
    the light world, activate and scan the Dark Portal, then go back into it to 
    return to where you need to be. Now, it's time to head across the Portal Site. 
    (Dark Aether levels have virtually the same layout as Aether ones) Needless to 
    say, you should spend as little time outside the safe zones as possible, and 
    let them heal you in between. Scan both a Light Crystal and Light Beacon as you 
    go, and look for a Bomb Slot at the far left corner. Activating it opens doors 
    in both the dark and light worlds, but don't go back just yet. Continue through 
    the new path to another room. 
    RESEARCH>AETHER STUDIES>AETHER>DARK PORTAL
    RESEARCH>AETHER STUDIES>DARK AETHER>LIGHT PORTAL
    RESEARCG>BIOLOGY>ING STORAGE>BLADEPOD
    RESEARCH>LUMINOTH TECHNOLOGY>LIGHT BEACONS>LIGHT BEACON
    RESEARCH>LUMINOTH TECHNOLOGY>LIGHT CRYSTALS>LIGHT CRYSTAL
    
    >Crossroads
    This room contains your first dark enemies: Inglets. They are the weakest of 
    the Ing race and move around in puddles of darkness, forming to fire goo at 
    you. It's easiest to take them out with the charged Power Beam when they form, 
    but they can also be targeted manually while in their viscous state. Be sure to 
    scan one, and stay in the safe zone as you fight them.
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>ING>INGLET
    
    >Save Station 2
    Just like in the light world, this room is a Save Station. Enter the Morph Ball 
    and roll through the tunnel to reach it. Be sure to scan one of the bladelike 
    Nightbarbs flying overhead.
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING FLYERS>NIGHTBARB
    
    >Dueling Range
    This large area is the parallel of the Mining Plaza, and contains the mainstay 
    of the Ing forces-a Warrior Ing. This massive Ing is the one U-Mos showed you 
    and is much deadlier than the Inglets. The beast can turn liquid and 
    untargetable just like its smaller cousins, but also has powerful melee attacks 
    and can fire energy beams at you. You only have to worry about the latter if 
    you stay within the safe zone, which you should already have learned to do by 
    now. Scan the Ing, then dodge the beams and hit it with charged shots and 
    Missiles until it dies. Next, it's time to head up to the higher part of the 
    room. To avoid incurring massive damage from the air, wait for a Lightbringer 
    to come to you. These light world creatures create a permanent safe zone around 
    themselves, allowing you to travel in safety if you stay close to them. While 
    following one of the Lightbringers, be sure to scan it-this is your only 
    chance. Once you've followed two Lightbringers up the side of the room, you'll 
    be close enough to the door.
    CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND>SURFACE PROWLERS>LIGHTBRINGER
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>ING>WARRIOR ING
    
    >Junction Site
    Ignore the tracks as you roll through the Morph Ball tunnel in this room; you 
    won't be able to use them for a long time.
    
    >Judgment Pit
    Jump down to the safe zone in this room to engage the next of the Guardians.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>SUB GUARDIANS>JUMP GUARDIAN
    Location>Dark Agon Wastes>Judgment Pit
    Difficulty>2/10
    Spoils>Space Jump Boots
    Strategy>The next Guardian is an Ing that has stolen your Space Jump Boots. As 
    expected, he's considerably more mobile than a Warrior Ing, but the strategy 
    for beating him is much the same. The battle is made considerably easier by the 
    fact that you can simply stay in the fairly large safe zone in the center and 
    regenerate HP. Anyway, as the fight begins, scan him, then blast the Guardian 
    with the Charge Beam or a Missile when he's solid. (You may want to save your 
    more accurate Missiles for when his HP is low and he speeds up) Things get 
    slightly more complicated when he jumps. He's invincible when he's about to 
    jump, in the air, or landing. Don't attack him when he's surrounded by a blue 
    field. Besides the traditional lasers (try to keep the Luminoth Crystal between 
    you and him), the Jump Guardian's other main attack is a ground quake generated 
    when he lands. Keep your distance so you can see the move coming and jump over 
    it. You'll have to track him manually when he jumps; lock onto him again ASAP 
    when he lands.
    
    After winning, you receive your most useful items ever-the Space Jump Boots! 
    Since you already had them in the beginning and the game tells you how to use 
    them, I shouldn't have to go into a tutorial.
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>SUB GUARDIANS>JUMP GUARDIAN
    
    <SPACE JUMP BOOTS ACQUIRED!>
    
    >Expansions Available with the Space Jump Boots<
    Missile Expansion 8>Agon Wastes>Command Center
    Missile Expansion 9>Temple Grounds>Temple Assembly Site
    Missile Expansion 10>Temple Grounds>Communication Area
    Missile Expansion 11>Temple Grounds>GFMC Compound 
    Energy Tank 3>Agon Wastes>Bioenergy Production
    
    d. Dark Beam (Drkbm)
    
    It's time to even the odds against the Space Pirates with some of their own 
    technology. The denizens of Aether won't stand a chance against you upcoming 
    weaponry. To claim it, though, you'll need to face the darkness within (or 
    outside?) you.
    
    >Judgment Pit
    As usual, it's time to use your new/old item. You're headed to the Dark Agon 
    Temple, which is in the same place as on the light world. The layout of the 
    room is similar to Mining Station A; use the Space Jump Boots to reach the red 
    door and blast it open with a missile.
    
    >Dark Agon Temple Access
    Just continue through this room quickly to the Temple itself.
    
    >Dark Agon Temple
    The center of the Dark Temple is sealed off by a forcefield, preventing you 
    from reaching the Energy Controller yet. Scan the center of the field to learn 
    that you need the three Dark Temple Keys to gain entry. The first key is easy 
    to get. Turn left and head around the edge of the temple to a door 90 degrees 
    around the side.
    
    >Trial Tunnel
    This tiny alcove's name is misleading, but who cares-the first Dark Temple Key 
    is right in front of you! Don't expect the other two to be as easy. Next, 
    return to the Judgment Pit.
    
    >Judgment Pit
    Jump down to the safe zone and across to the lower blue door on the opposite 
    side. When you shoot the door open, begin charging the Power Beam.
    
    >Portal Access
    As you enter this room, blast the Lightflyer with the Charge Beam to create a 
    temporary safe zone under it. Space Jump up to it, then continue across to 
    return to the Portal Site.
    
    >Portal Site
    Space Jump up to the portal and scan the red spot with the small animated image 
    in it to activate it. Enter the portal and return to the light world.
    
    +-----------+
    |AGON WASTES|
    +-----------+
    
    >Portal Site
    It's finally time to use the path you opened in the Dark World. Head back to 
    the far end of the room and enter the left door.
    
    >Transport Center
    Activate another Bomb Slot on the far end of this tall room to open a gate. 
    Grab the Missile Expansion that was inside it and continue to Save Station A.
    
    >Save Station A
    Roll down the tunnel as you did in the dark world and save, then reenter the 
    Mining Plaza and go back to Mining Station A. (The Space Jump Boots make 
    navigating the Plaza much easier)
    
    >Mining Station A
    Head back up to the sand waterfall on the higher level of ledges in this room 
    (the Space Jump makes it easy to get around here) and jump onto the stone 
    statue in it. Jump to a tunnel in the wall and follow it to a metal catwalk 
    above the waterfall. Scan the Luminoth Lore and the control panel to open a 
    gate in front of a door.
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>HISTORY>DARK AGE>CATACLYSM
    
    >Central Station Access
    There are some more Pirate Troopers hanging out in this tunnel. Take them out 
    normally, or just shoot the Phazon container they're standing next to.
    
    >Central Mining Station
    Players of the MP2 demo should recognize this room. The entrance to the 
    Pirates' desert base is here, and as expected it's heavily guarded. You don't 
    even have your precious Dark Beam like in the demo to take them out in style. 
    (Not yet) The Space Pirates descend on transport skiffs (scan one if you can, 
    but don't worry if you miss the chance; there will be more later) and attack in 
    three waves. The first two are just normal Troopers; take them out with 
    Missiles or charged shot. The Space Jump Boots make dodging even easier. The 
    last wave gets into the two Vigilance Turrets on a ledge. Before battling the 
    turrets, SCAN ONE!! This is your only chance to do so! After scanning a turret, 
    dodge around to avoid the turrets' powerful shots and hit each one with 
    Missiles or charge shots until they break down. After winning, break open the 
    crates scattered around the room to refill. Once you're ready, press onward 
    into the base.
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>STATIONARY>VIGILANCE CLASS TURRET
    RESEARCH>MECHANISMS>VEHICLES>PIRATE SKIFF
    
    >Command Center Access
    The next door in this room is a new kind that you can't open yet (you expected 
    the Pirates to let you in?). To gain access to the Control Center, look around 
    for some cracked flooring (it's highlighted by the Scan Visor) and lay a Morph 
    Ball Bomb on it. This breaks the panel and lets you drop down below the floor. 
    Bomb some crates underneath the locked door to reveal a tunnel that you can 
    roll down.
    
    >Command Center
    This is it-the center of the Space Pirates' operations. As you roll under the 
    floor, watch as some Space Pirates disappear into a Dark Portal-they seem to be 
    studying them. Be careful as you roll; in several places, lightning shoots 
    between power conduits, and rolling through it hurts. When you reach a fork in 
    the path, take the right-hand tunnel to reach a Missiles Expansion, then go 
    back and use the left to get to an open pit where you can un-Morph.
    
    Unfortunately, several Pirates stayed behind; take them out first thing. Next, 
    start scanning. The Pirate Base is filled with their logs that tell how they 
    came to Aether and what they've been doing there. After getting all 5 Pirate 
    Logs (and the data on Aether and Dark Aether), scan a panel in the corner near 
    the portal alcove to activate an elevator to the second floor. Continue on the 
    walkway to a blue door. (Ignore the white one for now, and watch out for the 
    Space Pirate in the blue enclosure as you leave)
    LORE>SPACE PIRATE LOGS>CYCLE 4>LOG 44681 PHAZON OPERATIONS 
    LORE>SPACE PIRATE LOGS>CYCLE 4>LOG 48853 LOCAL CONFLICT
    LORE>SPACE PIRATE LOGS>CYCLE 5>LOG 50086 GREAT DISCOVERIES 
    LORE>SPACE PIRATE LOGS>CYCLE 5>LOG 54421 RIFT PORTAL 
    LORE>SPACE PIRATE LOGS>CYCLE 6>LOG 62217 PHAZON RAIDS
    RESEARCH>AETHER STUDIES>AETHER>AETHER
    RESEARCH>AETHER STUDIES>DARK AETHER>DARK AETHER
    
    >Security Station B
    Your dark Phazon form appears again in this room-on the other side of a door, 
    luckily. After she disappears, scan the Pirate Data on the left behind the gate 
    and continue down the only other open path.
    LORE>SPACE PIRATE LOGS>CYCLE 7>LOG 70136 FEDERATION ATTACK
    
    >Command Center
    Take out the other Pirate and scan the computers until you find one that opens 
    some blast doors in the main part of the Command Center. Go back through 
    Security Station B and through the normal door behind the blast doors.
    
    >Biostorage Access
    There are two Space Pirate turrets in here. They're identical to the GF Marine 
    turrets except in name; scan on, then take them out with a charged shot or 
    Missile each and continue on. Be sure to avoid the laser traps.
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>STATIONARY>HUMILITY CLASS TURRET
    
    >Biostorage Station
    Defeat some more Pirate Troopers here before continuing up to the second floor 
    of the room. Some old friends are waiting for you-Metroids. Luckily, they're 
    kept in tanks so you don't need to fight them, but scan one anyway. Also, look 
    around for more Pirate Data before going through the door behind the main 
    storage tank.
    CREATURES>OFFWORLD>METROIDS>TALLON METROID
    LORE>SPACE PIRATE LOGS>CYCLE 6>LOG 63622 THE HUNTER
    
    >Security Station A
    Defeat the turret, then trigger the Bomb Slot in this room to rotate a complex 
    security lock and expose the next door.
    
    >Bioenergy Production
    You'll face more familiar enemies in this massive room-two Flying Pirates. 
    (Though they're now Pirate Aerotroopers) They are extremely mobile and will 
    strafe around you on their jetpacks while firing barrages of laser bolts and 
    missiles. It's best to follow suit; Missiles are the easiest way to hit the 
    fast-moving Pirates, though if you time your shot for when they pause the 
    Charge Beam also works. Be careful about killing them; they will perform a 
    suicide dive at you as they go down. After taking out (and hopefully scanning) 
    both Aerotroopers, begin exploring the room.
    
    First, go to the control panel on the narrower end and scan the red part to 
    activate some huge storage racks. Cross over to the other side and examine 
    these controls. There are three control panels, each with two things to scan. 
    Each of the two things either raises or lowers a platform on the corresponding 
    storage rack. After getting the hang of the controls, lower one platform on 
    your left, two in the middle, and all three on the right. This produces a 
    stairway of sorts that you can Space Jump up to reach an Energy Tank. Next, 
    reverse the order of the platforms to reach the door.
    CREATURES>OFFWORLD>PIRATES>PIRATE AEROTROOPER
    
    >Ventilation Area B
    This is a Morph Ball area, with a usual complication: a series of lasers blocks 
    your path. The longer path through the room has lasers that only activate 
    intermittently; use the Bomb Jump to navigate it and time yourself to avoid 
    getting hit by the lasers. Luckily, as you go through this way, you deactivate 
    the lower lasers, allowing you to roll through easily on subsequent visits.
    
    >Save Station C
    Save your game and scan the Pirate Data here.
    LORE>SPACE PIRATE LOGS>CYCLE 6>LOG 67135 SECURITY BREACH
    
    >Sand Processing
    Destroy the two Humility Turrets in here first, then look around with the Scan 
    Visor to find a weakened wall under one of the destroyed Turrets. Blast through 
    with a Missile (make sure you have plenty) and go through the door behind it.
    
    >Main Reactor
    There's not much to do here but jump down to the reactor. When you do, your 
    darker side appears. It's finally time to battle!
    
    CREATURES>OFFWORLD>DARK SAMUS>DARK SAMUS 1
    Location>Agon Wastes>Main Reactor
    Difficulty>4/10
    Spoils>Dark Beam
    Strategy>Dark Samus is a mysterious figure. She's a Phazon-powered doppelganger 
    with some powerful attacks and the ability to float in the air. She also seems 
    to like the color blue. Although you need only scan her once, the battle has 
    two phases. In the first stage, Dark Samus fires Phazon projectiles and a 
    shrapnel beam; both are fairly easily dodged, especially with the Space Jump 
    Boots. You can also hide behind the pillars in the room to avoid damage. Simply 
    blast DS with charged shots and Missiles whenever her blue shield isn't up and 
    she isn't glowing (never a good sign). When her HP is lower, she charges with 
    Phazon and you enter the second phase. Dark Samus' attacks are stronger now, 
    and they can destroy the 4 outer pillars if you attempt to use them for cover. 
    She also has a new attack where she enshrouds herself with Phazon and rams you 
    hard. (Take cover behind the center pillar) Continue hitting DS with the Charge 
    Beam when she's not shielding herself to win. (Missiles no longer work)
    
    After defeating DS (if you didn't scan her, restart from your last save and try 
    again), scan some of the Phazon, then take an elevator in the corner up to the 
    second floor. Go through the blue door to claim the spoils of your victory.
    CREATURES>OFFWORLD>DARK SAMUS>DARK SAMUS 1
    RESEARCH>AETHER STUDIES>DARK AETHER>PHAZON
    
    >Storage D
    Scan the Pirate Data in here, then get your new item: the Dark Beam! This new 
    weapon can rapidly fire bursts of Dark energy that are death to any light world 
    enemy. It also has several other uses. Unfortunately, this new Beam has limited 
    ammo (only 50 shots), and at the moment you have no way of getting more except 
    backtracking all the way to your ship. Conserve your shots well to avoid 
    running out. Once you can get more ammo, you can use the charged shot, which 
    fires dark goo that entangles anything it hits and does heavy damage.
    LORE>SPACE PIRATE LOGS>CYCLE 6>LOG 69898 SHADOW WAR
    
    <DARK BEAM ACQUIRED!>
    
    >Expansions Available with the Dark Beam<
    Missile Expansion 12>Agon Wastes>Storage B (off Biostorage Station)
    Missile Expansion 13>Dark Agon Wastes>Warrior's Walk (having more Energy Tanks 
    and Dark Suit recommended)
    Missile Expansion 14>Dark Agon Wastes>Ing Cache 4 (off Dueling Range)
    Energy Tank 4>Agon Wastes>Mine Shaft
    
    e. Light Beam (Litbm)
    
    Where there is dark, there is always light. (Well, maybe not) Your days of 
    struggling against the Ing and their Darkling hosts will soon be over.
    
    >Storage D
    Test out your new weapon by opening the now-Dark Door with it.
    
    >Main Reactor
    Open the gate blocking you off from the rest of the second floor by hitting the 
    white crystal with a Dark Beam shot. Use the door up here you haven't before to 
    reach the other side of Security Station B. Open these gates in the same way 
    and return to the Command Center.
    
    >Command Center
    Some new Pirates await you here-Grenadiers. They can fire explosive grenades at 
    you, so stay at a distance. Your new Dark Beam can quickly defeat them. After 
    they go down, it's time to return to the Dark World. If you've been reading the 
    Pirate Logs (recommended), you'll probably know that they use the Dark Beam to 
    power the Dark Portals. To do so, simply fire it at the portal in the alcove to 
    activate it and step through to return to Dark Aether.
    CREATURES>OFFWORLD>PIRATES>PIRATE GRENADIER
    
    +----------------+
    |DARK AGON WASTES|
    +----------------+
    
    >Doomed Entry
    You're now in an entirely different part of Dark Agon Wastes. This room barely 
    resembles its light world counterpart, but evidence of the Space Pirates is 
    still here. Floating above you are Dark Preeds, tougher versions of poison-
    filled robots used by the Space Pirates. Make sure not to step into the cloud 
    they leave behind upon dying, or you'll lose HP even faster. Next, look around 
    for some more scans. You'll come across Crystals that have been covered in dark 
    ooze, nullifying their effects. They count as new log entries, so scan them. 
    There are also Nullified Beacons, but you won't find any; create one by 
    shooting a Beacon with the Dark Beam. Next, look for a carving highlighted red 
    by the Scan Visor. (It's visible from the other side of the room where you 
    start out) Blast it open with a Missile and scan the crystal underneath, then 
    shoot it with the Dark Beam to lower the platform it's embedded in. Shooting 
    the crystal also activates a Light Crystal on top of the platform, letting you 
    freely stand on it. First, jump over to get your second Temple Key in plain 
    sight, then to the Dark Door across from the platform.
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING OFFWORLD>DARK PREED
    RESEARCH>LUMINOTH TECHNOLOGY>LIFT CRYSTALS>LIGHT LIGHT CRYSTAL
    RESEARCH>LUMINOTH TECHNOLOGY>LIGHT BEACONS>NULLIFIED BEACON
    RESEARCH>LUMINOTH TECHNOLOGY>LIGHT CRYSTALS>NULLIFIED CRYSTAL
    
    >Oasis Access
    You'll fight another Warrior Ing in this hallway. Don't even think of using 
    your Dark Beam on it; it does so little damage, you'll just be wasting ammo. 
    Take it out the same way as the last time and continue on.
    
    >Dark Oasis
    There isn't really much to do here except fight off a few Inglets. Go to the 
    right as you progress through the room to a door.
    
    >Hall of Stairs
    This room is misnamed; there are no stairs in sight. Instead, there is a pillar 
    with another crystal on it. Hit the crystal with the Dark Beam to lower the 
    platform (scan it afterward) and use it to reach the door on the high end of 
    the room.
    
    >Bitter Well
    It's Morph Ball time again. Quickly get into the light bubble and Bomb Jump to 
    the upper ledge. To cross the Phazon pit in the middle, lay a Bomb while 
    sitting on the ledge, then push the control stick to the right as it explodes. 
    If you mess up, get out of the Phazon FAST and try again. (Let the Light 
    Crystal heal you if necessary)
    
    >Phazon Site
    This is the dark version of the Bioenergy Production room, and is just as big. 
    Descend to the ground level on the Light Crystal-equipped elevator for 
    starters. The room is filled with Phazon, and you must scan three panels to 
    open the far door. The panels are more easily found (and used) with the Scan 
    Visor; one is on a low ridge you can jump to, another is hidden behind some 
    crates, and the last is on a ledge. (Use some floating platforms to get to it) 
    As usual, stay out of the atmosphere as much as possible, and avoid the Phazon 
    at all costs. Once you've scanned all 3 panels, the door across from where you 
    entered opens.
    
    >Watering Hole
    Get to the Nullified Crystal and shoot it to purify it first thing. This room 
    contains more Lumites, but they seem to be able to feed off the protective 
    bubble and become invisible, making them extremely tough to kill. Look for the 
    circles that they create from feeding off the bubble and use your radar to find 
    them when they move. Once the Lumites are gone (or you've gotten sick of 
    getting hit from nowhere), jump across some more platforms to the exit. (Scan 
    one of the large toxin-spewing things here)
    RESEARCH>BIOLOGY>DARKLINGS>INGCLAW
    
    >Feeding Pit
    As usual, get to a safe zone and take out the Nightbarbs. (Or at least, a good 
    deal of them) To reach the door leading to your next weapon, you need to shoot 
    two Light Lift Crystals with the Dark Beam. Try to stay within the safe zones 
    as you do so. Once they're both down, you can Space Jump to the door. (It's the 
    other one not leading to the Doomed Entry)
    
    >Ing Cache 1
    Luckily for your, the Ing aren't as good at guarding their valuables as the 
    Space Pirates. The Light Beam, your next beam weapon, is lying in easy reach 
    here. This new beam is a lethal weapon against the Ing and their Darkling 
    hosts, dealing massive damage and setting them on fire. The Beam's charged shot 
    uses 5 ammo units to fire at least as many light shots in a spread. Even 
    better, enemies and storage units destroyed by the Light Beam drop Dark Beam 
    ammo and vice versa, allowing you to get all the ammo for both Beams you need. 
    With these two new weapons in tow, it's time to finish off Agon Wastes.
    
    <LIGHT BEAM ACQUIRED!
    
    >Expansions Available with the Light Beam<
    Missile Expansion 15>Sky Temple Grounds>Plain of Dark Worship (dark version of 
    Temple Assembly Site)
    Beam Ammo Expansion 1>Agon Wastes>Central Mining Station
    
    f. Dark Suit (Drkst)
    
    It's finally time to do something about the atmosphere of Dark Aether. Once you 
    conquer the Dark Agon Temple, you'll be able to brave its poison 
    fearlessly...almost.
    
    >Ing Cache 1
    Now, leave the room and go to the Feeding Pit.
    
    >Feeding Pit
    With your awesome new, Plasma Beam-like weapon, you can open the white door in 
    this room.
    
    >Feeding Pit Access
    Before blasting the Weblings away in this hall with the Light Beam, make sure 
    to scan one-they are missable.
    
    >Doomed Entry
    You're right back where you started, but it isn't time to head back to the 
    light world yet. (In fact, you can't) It's time to see what your new Beam does 
    to Crystals and Beacons. Try it out by shooting both; it energizes the 
    protective field, instantly killing any Ing that touch it. (This is an 
    excellent trick later on with Beacons; this also makes them stay active for 
    longer) Scan both of the Energized objects, and stock up on Light Beam ammo by 
    shooting the Bladepods with the Dark Beam. When you're ready, jump to the ledge 
    with the dark door (where you found the Dark Temple Key) and go through it.
    RESEARCH>LUMINOTH TECHNOLOGY>LIGHT BEACONS>ENERGIZED BEACON
    RESEARCH>LUMINOTH TECHNOLOGY>LIGHT CRYSTALS>ENERGIZED CRYSTAL
    
    >Double Path
    You're on the upper level of this aptly named hallway. Rush through to the next 
    big room, making sure you're at full health or so.
    
    >Battleground
    Can you guess what you'll be doing here? As you approach the final Dark Temple 
    Key lying in the middle of the area, some Ing take it! Looks like it's time 
    to...well, you know. Before going any further, be SURE you don't miss one of 
    the most diabolical scans alive: the Ing Webtrap covering the dark door below 
    the one you entered in. It's extremely unobvious that you need to scan it, and 
    it disappears after the fight! Dash out and try not to get hurt too much as you 
    get the scan, then return to the safe zone and get fighting. This time, you 
    must fight several Ing Warriors. Luckily, you have the Light Beam to even the 
    odds. Test out your powerful new weapon on them to win in no time. After 
    winning, the final Dark Temple Key is yours! Go back through the dark door that 
    was covered by the Ing Webtrap.
    RESEARCH>BIOLOGY>DARKLINGS>ING WEBTRAP
    
    >Double Path
    The power part has some new enemies, Darkling Tentacles. Lock onto each one and 
    hit it with a Power Beam shot to make it retract, then jump past it over the 
    acid.
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>ING>DARKLING TENTACLE
    
    >Doomed Entry
    Head back to the Dark Oasis from here.
    
    >Dark Oasis
    Look for a light door in here and open it. (It's to the left as you enter)
    
    >Ing Cache 3
    This room contains an Ammo Station, which refills your Beam Ammo and Missiles. 
    How handy. Next go back to Dark Oasis.
    
    >Dark Oasis
    Go around to the other side of the room and use the Light Beam to activate the 
    portal here. As usual, use it to return to Aether.
    
    +-----------+
    |AGON WASTES|
    +-----------+
    
    >Main Reactor
    Consider going to the nearest Save Station after all your progress, then go 
    back through the Command Center to Biostorage Station. (If you didn't already 
    get the Expansion near there)
    
    >Biostorage Station
    Metroids on the loose! All the subjects in Biostorage have escaped! It's time 
    for some good old fashioned Metroiding. Since you don't have the Ice Beam, use 
    the charged Dark Beam; it works just as well. After freezing each Metroid, 
    blast it with a Missile as usual. After winning, use the dark door to reach 
    Storage B, which contains a Missile Expansion. Next, return to the Command 
    Center.
    
    >Command Center
    It's time for one more expansion, which will be vital for fighting the Dark 
    Temple Guardian. Use the elevator to reach the upper walkway and go through the 
    light door above the dark one. (There's a double path here too) This leads out 
    to...
    
    >Central Mining Station
    You're now on the ledge with the two Vigilance Turrets! Get into the left one 
    and start blasting. Shoot the large, vertical, spinning wind turbines, three 
    generators on ledges and under the Skiffs, and two Pirates that appear. After 
    blasting everything, jump across the inactive Pirate Skiff to the left (scan it 
    if you didn't before) and then across two platforms on pillars to the other 
    side of the area. Continue through a small cave (scan the Pirate Data in the 
    computer) to a forcefield. The Beam Ammo Expansion is behind it, but you can 
    roll through the small tunnel to reach it. Scan the Keybearer once you're in as 
    well. Anyway, this expansion gives you 50 more Light and Dark Beam ammo! You'll 
    need it for the upcoming Guardian. Now, return to the Portal Site. (You'll 
    fight some Pirate Aerotroopers in Mining Station A on the way)
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>KEYBEARER LORE>CADRE 1>J-STL'S TESTAMENT
    LORE>SPACE PIRATE LOGS>CYCLE 7>LOG 71599 TWO HUNTERS
    
    >Portal Site
    As usual, scan the icon on the portal to activate it and go to the dark world.
    
    +----------------+
    |DARK AGON WASTES|
    +----------------+
    
    >Portal Site
    Now, go back to the Judgment Pit. (Where you fought the Jump Guardian)
    
    >Judgment Pit
    Stock up on Light Beam ammo, making sure that you have all 100 shots. Use the 
    Save Station behind the dark door above the one you likely entered through, 
    then make your way to the door to the Dark Agon Temple.
    
    >Dark Agon Temple Access
    Stop here for another Energy Tank...just kidding, there's never anything to do 
    here. Just keep going to the Temple.
    
    >Dark Agon Temple
    Step into the light ahead of you to place the three Keys and open the door to 
    the Temple itself. As you jump down to the huge sandy pit, get ready for your 
    biggest fight yet... 
    
    /CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>AMORBIS>AMORBIS 1
    |Location>Dark Agon Wastes>Dark Agon Temple
    |Difficulty>3/10
    |Strategy>Amorbis is the first true boss of the game, a giant sandworm that 
    |dives in and out of the arena. Make sure you have a full complement of 
    |Missiles and Light Beam ammo going into this fight; that will make it much 
    |easier. Anyway, stay within a safe zone as much as possible, except when 
    |Amorbis forces you to flee. As Amorbis dives in and out of the sand, track him 
    |with your radar. (Make sure to flee if he's right under you) Once he emerges 
    |from the sand, lock on and hit him with 1 or 2 missiles. With almost every 
    |hit, the monster drops refills; be sure to grab them to keep supplied. Repeat 
    |this until he turns blue and attaches himself to the sphere in the middle of 
    |the arena. Scan this new form of Amorbis (as well as the old form later, if 
    |you didn't already) and move onto phase 2. Also, note that after you finish 
    |phase 2 with one Amorbis, another will appear and you'll repeat both phases. 
    |After this, you must defeat 3 sandworms in both phases to secure victory.
    |
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>AMORBIS>AMORBIS 2
    |Location>Dark Agon Wastes>Dark Agon Temple
    |Difficulty>2/10
    |Spoils>Dark Suit, access to Dark Agon Energy Controller
    |Strategy>The second form of Amorbis is the easier, no matter how many of him 
    |there are. Staying in a safe zone, lock onto the head of Amorbis as he latches 
    |onto the center sphere (that thing must be packed with caffeine or something). 
    |Whip out the light beam and fire a charged shot when you're sure it will hit. 
    |If all the beams hit his head, its armor breaks off. If not, fire a few single 
    |shots. (Save your missiles for phase one) Once a head's armor is removed, it 
    |activates some blue suction. (And drops more refills) Enter Morph Ball mode 
    |and let it suck you in, then detonate a Bomb in the creature's mouth to 
    |eliminate it. If you're fighting 2 or more worms, repeat this easy process 
    \for all of them.
    
    After winning the arduous battle, you get a much-needed costume change: the 
    Dark Suit! Besides looking disputably awesome, the suit also reduces the damage 
    you take from Dark Aether's atmosphere to about 1/5 the original rate so that 
    you lose energy as fast as you gain it in safe zones, letting you stay outside 
    them for longer. Next, go to the door across from where you entered to claim 
    your real prize.
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>AMORBIS>AMORBIS 1 
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>AMORBIS>AMORBIS 2
    
    <DARK SUIT ACQUIRED!>
    
    >Expansions Available with the Dark Suit<
    Missile Expansion 16>Torvus Bog>Forgotten Bridge
    Missile Expansion 17>Torvus Bog>Portal Chamber (must reach through dark world)
    Energy Tank 5>Torvus Bog>Temple Access
    
    >Dark Controller Access
    This room uses a huge lock to restrict access to the Ing's precious Energy 
    Controller. To get past, get into the Morph Ball and Bomb Jump to the bomb 
    slot. Lay a Bomb in it to rotate the outer wall of the room so that the opening 
    is over the door to the Energy Controller.
    
    >Dark Agon Energy Controller
    Approach the dark Energy Controller to trigger a cutscene and steal the 
    region's energy. (And change the atmosphere from purple to red) Now, it's time 
    to get out of here! Leave and head for the Portal Site. (Perhaps in response to 
    your energy theft, Warrior Ing are out in force in Dark Agon Temple and 
    Judgment Pit)
    
    >Portal Site
    There are more Dark Pirate Troopers in this room guarding the home stretch 
    before you escape to Aether with the energy. Take them out with the Light Beam, 
    but make sure to get the scan if you didn't already. Once they Troopers are 
    defeated, return to the light world. 
    
    +-----------+
    |AGON WASTES|
    +-----------+
    
    Now, it's time to...uh...what was it? OH, right, return the energy and save 1/3 
    of the world! Go to the Agon Energy Controller (in the same place as the dark 
    one, and accessed in the same way) and return the lost energy. It surges up in 
    a huge energy ball above the Controller and shoots a beam of light to the Main 
    Energy Controller as U-Mos watches in excitement. Now that the Agon Temple has 
    been restored, head back to the Main Energy Controller for your next 
    assignment. (Now is also a great time to get any Expansions you've skipped)
    
    II. Torvus Temple
    g. Super Missile (Sprms)
    
    Ah, the Super Missile? Where would Samus be without your ridiculous firepower? 
    Merging the Power Beam and Missile Launcher creates an explosive to be reckoned 
    with, and a powerful weapon against the creatures of Torvus Bog.
    
    +------------+
    |GREAT TEMPLE|
    +------------+
    
    >Main Energy Controller
    When you speak to him, U-Mos thanks you and tells you of your next mission: to 
    restore energy to Torvus Temple, which lies in the middle of Torvus Bog. After 
    speaking with him, return to the Temple Sanctuary and go through the amber 
    translator door.
    
    >Transport C Access
    The only thing of note in this hallway is a new enemy, the 
    *coughpulsebombucough* Harmony Class Drone. Scan on, then take them out with 
    any *coughwavebeamcough* weapon. Beware; they get pulled toward you when you 
    charge a Beam near them. Take both Drones out and use the transport beyond 
    them.
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>SMALL>HARMONY CLASS DRONE
    
    +--------------+
    |TEMPLE GROUNDS|
    +--------------+
    
    >Meeting Grounds
    After a whole level of freedom from the annoyance, War Wasps are back with a 
    vengeance. If you can, don't even waste Missiles on the hives; just get the 
    Luminoth Lore to the left and then go across the smooth section of ground and 
    down a winding tunnel to the next area.
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>HISTORY>DARK AGE>AGE OF ANXIETY
    
    >Hall of Eyes
    This mid-sized, aptly named room is filled with red Luminoth "eyes" on the 
    walls...as well as more stupid War Wasps. The next door is sealed with a green 
    blast shield, so you'll have to find another way around. Switch to the Dark 
    Beam and blast some of the pots for Light Beam ammo, then use it to activate a 
    portal on the upper part of the room and enter the dark world.
    
    +------------------+
    |SKY TEMPLE GROUNDS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Base Access
    The dark version of the Hall of Eyes also has blue and green doors, but they 
    have switched places. Head through the now-blue door to the dark version of the 
    next room.
    
    >Abandoned Base
    You'll face some new enemies here: Corrupted Sentreyes. They should be familiar 
    to MP1 players; they shoot laser beams in a pattern out and damage you if you 
    run into the beams. They can be stunned by a direct Power Beam hit, but not 
    destroyed. Hurry along this long hallway to an alcove on the other end. Get 
    into the Morph Ball and ride the right-hand piston up to a Bomb Slot. Bomb it 
    to release a trigger that blocks your path. Go back down and ride the other 
    piston up, rolling as far around as you can to the third Bomb Slot from the 
    right. Roll back and Bomb the slots from left to right. Once all 4 have been 
    triggered, the gondola in the middle of the room is activated.
    
    When you jump onto it (luckily, it has a safe zone on it), you enter a minigame 
    of sorts. Your movement is disabled, so you must use the control stick to aim 
    as you ride the gondola. Swarms of Nightbarbs will attack you several times 
    during the ride. Rapid-fire the Power Beam to take out as many as possible. One 
    you reach the end of the line, jump to the portal in plain sight and return to 
    the light world.
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING MECHANOIDS>CORRUPTED SENTREYE
    
    +--------------+
    |TEMPLE GROUNDS|
    +--------------+
    
    >Path of Eyes
    You're back in the light world, on the other side of the green door. Neat, huh? 
    Didn't think so. Anyway, make your way through the Path, defeating some Dark 
    Pirate Troopers and shooting the crystals with the Dark Beam to move blocks 
    along your way. (One reveals another green door, but don't count on using it 
    anytime soon) Once you reach the end, don't leave just yet. Look for a small 
    hole to the left and roll through it. In the alcove you emerge in, scan the 
    Luminoth Lore and shoot the crystal with the Light Beam to create a nifty 
    shortcut through the room. Then roll back through and leave.
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>HISTORY>DARK AGE>THE WORLD WARPED
    
    >Torvus Transport Access
    You're almost there. Don't bother fighting the War Wasps-just run along the 
    ledge to the door.
    
    >Transport to Torvus Bog
    Like before, scan the panel next to the elevator to activate it and step into 
    the hologram to enter a new world...or at least, a new area.
    
    +----------+
    |TORVUS BOG|
    +----------+
    
    >Transport to Temple Grounds
    As you'll soon enough see, Torvus Bog is a waterlogged swamp filled with rusty 
    technology and dangerous creatures. For now, scan the native storage plantforms 
    and continue through the door to experience more of the swamp. (Stand back when 
    shooting them; they are filled with poison gas as well as refills)
    RESEARCH>BIOLOGY>PLANTFORMS>TORVUS BEARERPOD
    
    >Temple Transport Access
    For now, just scan the hanging native storage plantforms and keep going through 
    the soggy hallway.
    RESEARCH>BIOLOGY>PLANTFORMS>TORVUS HANGING POD
    
    >Torvus Lagoon
    This larger room is your first taste of Torvus Bog. It's a mix of overgrown 
    plant life and a pool of murky water added to by pouring rain. Look around for 
    another Keybearer to scan as you enter. As you approach the lagoon, you'll 
    likely confront some helicopter-like enemies called Shredders. They will chase 
    you down and attempt to use a kamikaze attack. Make sure to scan one (they are 
    missable scans), then destroy them by setting off an explosive chain reaction 
    with a Missile. Next, save in the Station behind the red door if you wish and 
    test the water. Samus' movement and vision are severely restricted in water; 
    luckily, her beams still work perfectly. Scan some of the fish as you make your 
    way around the roots to a dark door.
    CREATURES>AETHER>AQUATIC>SMALL AQUATIC>HYDLINGS
    CREATURES>AETHER>FLYING>LARGE FLYERS>SHREDDER
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>KEYBEARER LORE>CADRE 1>S-DLY'S TESTAMENT
    
    >Path of Roots
    Just use the Morph Ball to roll under the metal structure and resurface. Turn 
    around to scan some Luminoth Lore before going through the door.
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>HISTORY>DARK AGE>THE ING ATTACK
    
    >Great Bridge
    It's easy to see how this area got its name; a large bridge spans the entire 
    room. Soon after entering the room, annoying, cloaking creatures (Shriekers) 
    that briefly appear in the air to fire projectiles at you. After managing to 
    scan one, you can either try to hit them with the Dark Beam as they appear or 
    just ignore them and make for the red door in the corner. Make sure to get 
    around to scanning one of the red, eye-like things on the wall.
    CREATURES>AETHER>FLYING>LARGE FLYERS>SHRIEKER
    RESEARCH>LUMINOTH TECHNOLOGY>UTILITY CRYSTALS>SENTINEL CRYSTAL
    
    >Portal Chamber
    Use the Morph Ball to pass through this room without trouble. (You can later 
    come to the dark version of this room to get a Missile Expansion, but that's 
    another story)
    
    >Torvus Lagoon
    You're now on a metal walkway above the lagoon. Or at least, you will be when 
    you scan a panel to set things up. You can now jump to the walkway from the 
    shore. Continue along it to a light door on the other side.
    
    >Forgotten Bridge
    You'll face some of your toughest enemies yet in this large, misty area: 
    Grenchlers. These two-legged predators are armed with sharp teeth and claws, 
    lightning breath, and terrible hit detection allowing them to damage you by 
    attacking within about 3 feet of you. Their attacks are both very damaging and 
    hard to dodge, and Grenchlers are hard to take down. They're defeated similarly 
    to Baby Sheegoths in Metroid Prime; only their backs are vulnerable to attack. 
    Keep dashing around one while trying to avoid the other (expect to take lots of 
    damage) until you can get around to its back. (It stops turning while 
    attacking) Charge the Dark Beam during this and unload an Entangler on its 
    back. This not only freezes it, but also destroys the shell protecting its 
    back. Shoot 2 or 3 more shots at the creature's back to kill it, then repeat 
    for the other one.
    
    Once you defeat both Grenchlers, scan one of the gas-filled plant things around 
    the central pillar, then climb up the circular platforms on the pond across 
    from where you entered. On a metal ledge, you'll see a Bomb Slot in flux; like 
    in the Portal Site, most of its molecules are in the dark world. Cross the 
    Forgotten Bridge to a dark portal and use it.
    CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND>PREDATORS>GRENCHLER
    RESEARCH>BIOLOGY>PLANTFORMS>BLOATSAC
    
    +---------------+
    |DARK TORVUS BOG|
    +---------------+
    
    >Dark Forgotten Bridge
    As if regular Torvus Bog wasn't disgusting enough. Anyway, cross the bridge and 
    use the fully functional bomb slot to rotate the bridge in both worlds. 
    Unfortunately, this also prevents you from using it to reach the portal again. 
    Jump down to the ground floor (stay out of the purple water!) and make your way 
    to some mushroom platforms under the portal letting you jump up to it. On your 
    way, get a few more scans.
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING AQUATIC>DARK PHLOGUS
    RESEARCH>BIOLOGY>ING STORAGE>INSPHERE CACHE
    RESEARCH>LUMINOTH TECHNOLOGY>UTILITY CRYSTALS>DARK SENTINEL CRYSTAL
    
    +----------+
    |TORVUS BOG|
    +----------+
    
    >Forgotten Bridge
    Upon returning, you're confronted with another deadly duo of enemies: Dark 
    Pirate Commandos. These are Ing-possessed versions of the most elite Pirates; 
    they can fire EMP grenades and globs of poison, as well as vanish from 
    timespace and reappear elsewhere. Luckily for you, they don't seem to notice 
    you until they jump down to confront you. Stand up by the portal and scan one, 
    then wait for them to leave. (Don't worry, you'll get plenty of chances to 
    fight them later...*shudder*) Once the Commandos leave, you can reach the 
    bridge again by jumping to another ledge on the wall first. Once you're back on 
    the bridge, go for the newly accessible door. (The one with the easy Missile 
    Expansion in front of it)
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING OFFWORLD>DARK PIRATE COMMANDO
    
    >Abandoned Worksite
    Before using the old Morph Ball tracks in the walls, jump down to the water. A 
    new enemy lies dormant on the walls. The Sporb will attack you as you traverse 
    the wall in Morph Ball form, but is invincible until then. Scan it, then jump 
    back to the ledge you entered on and get into the Morph Ball track. Once the 
    Sporb wakes up and begins attacking you, quickly drop off the wall, unmorph, 
    and destroy it with the Dark Beam. After the Sporb is eliminated, resume your 
    Morph Ball journey to the far ledge in the room and through a tunnel to the 
    near-symmetrical other side of the room. From here, go to the next door and 
    leave the Worksite.
    CREATURES>AETHER>GROUNDS>PREDATORS>SPORB
    
    >Great Bridge
    Scan the panel you enter next to in order to activate a Kinetic Orb Cannon 
    across the room. Jump over to the cannon (avoid the Shriekers) and use it to 
    reach the Great Bridge. While crossing it, watch for Shriekbats and enter the 
    dark door.
    
    >Temple Access
    You'll probably want another Energy Tank before entering the Temple, won't you? 
    Right. Bomb the round circle on the ground here to fill through to a lower 
    passage containing the Tank. If you get it, you'll have to return to the Great 
    Bridge and get onto the bridge again to be back on the top of the Temple 
    Access. Anyway, continue along the narrow hallway to the next dark door.
    
    >Torvus Temple
    This huge, spherical room is the center  of the fading Luminoth civilization 
    here, and the location of the powerful Super Missiles. To get your next weapon, 
    though, you'll first need to take out a full Pirate attack force. The first 
    wave consists of a skiff carrying a Pirate Trooper, as well as two 
    Aerotroopers. Use the Dark Beam liberally to take them out. (Missiles may be 
    better on the agile Aerotroopers) Next, several more Pirate Troopers show up. 
    Use the Dark Beam some more to eliminate them. (if you need some ammo, shoot 
    the crates strewn about the huge room with the Light Beam) Once all the Pirates 
    are dead, the Super Missile appears in the middle. In case you didn't play 
    Metroid Prime, the Super Missile fires a massively powerful projectile that 
    packs the power (and ammo usage) of 5 Missiles into one shot. Though it don't 
    home in like a regular Missile, it is incredibly powerful when used well. 
    besides being awesomely powerful, the Super Missile is also used to destroy 
    green blast shields.
    
    <SUPER MISSILE ACQUIRED!>
    
    >Expansions Available with the Super Missile<
    Missile Expansion 18>Torvus Bog>Underground Tunnel
    
    h. Boost Ball (Bstbl)
    
    Once you have the Boost Ball, you can traverse Aether in speed and 
    style...provided you encounter no bumps, hills, sudden turns, or doors.
    
    >Agon Temple
    Now, use the elevator across from the entrance to climb to a door high on the 
    temple's wall. Try out your new explosives by blasting open the green door at 
    the top and go through.
    
    >Controller Access
    Unlock the way to the Energy Controller exactly as before.
    
    >Torvus Energy Controller
    Scan the hologram in front of the energy controller to meet the last guardian 
    of Torvus Bog...or at least a recording of him. After telling you about his 
    last moments during the Ing invasion, the sentinel upgrades your translator 
    module to let you open emerald translator doors. Scan the nearby emerald 
    hologram to download some Luminoth Lore, then leave and return to the Great 
    Bridge.
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>CONFLICT>FIRST PHASE>DARK AETHER
    
    >Great Bridge
    Open the emerald translator door behind the Kinetic Orb Cannon in here.
    
    >Torvus Map Station
    Finally, a map station! As usual, step into the hologram to download the map of 
    Torvus Bog. Note that there seems to be a huge, ringlike structure of rooms 
    linked by Morph Ball tunnels below the main part of Torvus Bog...what could it 
    be? Also, there are a few rooms below Torvus Temple. In case you haven't 
    already explored them, go back to the Temple.
    
    >Torvus Temple
    Scan the hologram in the middle of the Temple to activate an elevator leading 
    to the room below and use it. Note the green door behind you; it leads to the 
    lower part of the Temple Access. The Morph Ball tube across from it leads to a 
    green door to an elevator that can take you to the huge ring structure below 
    the bog, but don't use it yet. Instead, go through the tunnel to the right of 
    that one.
    
    >Underground Tunnel
    Right off the bat, get the Missile Expansion under the grate you enter standing 
    on with the Morph Ball. Now, proceed down the tunnel, entering the small 
    waterway with the Morph Ball. watch for two Sporbs that will attack as you 
    exit; defeat them with the Dark Beam as usual. Look for some Luminoth Lore as 
    you come to the light door exit.
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>CONFLICT>FIRST PHASE>OUR WAR BEGINS
    
    >Torvus Grove
    As you enter this room, you'll face some powerful new enemies: Pirate 
    Commandos. (Maybe not so new; they're the normal versions of the Dark Commandos 
    you mat earlier) This elite Pirates have been trained specifically to fight 
    you, and they boast some powerful weaponry to do so. They can fire a powerful 
    laser cannon at you, or an EMP grenade that creates static in your visor. They 
    also carry energy scythes and a limited-use shield to block your attacks. Make 
    sure not to attack them while their shield is up. The Super Missile can do 
    massive damage to a Commando, but the Entangler works even better. Never stop 
    moving to dodge most of their attacks, especially the EMP grenade. You can also 
    lure them close to the Phazon in the center and shoot it to inflict lots of 
    damage on them. After the Commandos are gone, the shields on the doors go down, 
    letting you pass through the one across from the first.
    CREATURES>OFFWORLD>PIRATES>PIRATE COMMANDO
    
    >Meditation Vista
    Use the portal on this not-so-scenic ledge to enter the dark world.
    
    +---------------+
    |DARK TORVUS BOG|
    +---------------+
    
    >Gloom Vista
    Reenter the dark version of Torvus Grove from here.
    
    >Polluted Mire
    You'll face an annoying new enemy in the Polluted Mire: Metroid Prime! Oh, 
    wait, I mean Hunter Ing. I hope I didn't cause any nervous breakdowns. Anyway, 
    Hunter Ing are unlike any you've faced before. They're ethereal floating Ing 
    with 4 long tentacles they use to whip you. Even worse, they can phase in and 
    out of timespace to become impossible to hit and target. The Lightburst works 
    well against them, but you need to be up close and fire as soon as they phase 
    in to avoid hitting them. A better plan is to lure them near the Beacon in the 
    middle and shoot it with the Light Beam to instantly destroy any Ing near it.
    
    After the Hunter Ing are defeated, begin scaling the platforms around the room 
    and central tree. Keep climbing to a dark door.
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>ING>HUNTER ING
    
    >Dark Falls
    Make sure to use the Save Station in this room. You'll probably be returning to 
    it a few times.
    
    >Dark Forgotten Bridge
    Go along the path here (note the half-phased mechanism on the way) above the 
    swamp.
    
    >Dark Arena Tunnel
    As you roll along the blocks in this tunnel, they disappear under you. Bomb 
    Jump the rest of the way up.
    
    >Dark Torvus Arena
    As you jump down to the safe zone in the middle of this tall room, you see what 
    looks like a dark version of your Morph Ball zoom through a hole in the wall. 
    Use the safe zone to get up to full health and roll through to begin the 
    toughest battle in the game. 
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>SUB GUARDIANS>BOOST GUARDIAN
    Location>Dark Torvus Bog>Dark Agon Temple
    Difficulty>10/10
    Spoils>Boost Ball
    Strategy>Most people, including me, will agree that the Boost Guardian is the 
    hardest boss in the game. This Warrior Ing uses the Boost Ball ability to 
    pummel you with powerful attacks at rapid speed, and even worse, there is no 
    safe zone in the room to take shelter in. Contrary to what I often say, don't 
    scan the creature as the fight begins and make sure to come in with a full 
    complement of 5 Energy Tanks and 100 Light Beam ammo units. Every second counts 
    here; as soon as the fight begins; charge up a Light Beam shot and quickly hit 
    him with it at close range to inflict decent damage. As soon as you fire one 
    shot, charge another. If the Guardian is in puddle form when you finish 
    charging, don't wait; manually aim at the puddle and hit it. If you're good, 
    you should be able to hit him with 3 Lightbursts before he goes into Boost mode 
    and the real chaos begins. Other guides may tell you to enter Morph Ball mode 
    as well at this point, but I think it's best to stay in first-person mode. He 
    will begin boosting and rocketing around the circular arena, bouncing off 
    walls. (Maybe he stole some of Amorbis' caffeine) Try to keep track of the 
    Boost Guardian as he rockets around and Space Jump over his attacks, but expect 
    to be hit. Also, try and scan him while he's in this form. After a few boosts, 
    he goes into an unusual grey-red puddle form. Go into Morph Ball mode and drop 
    some Bombs on the puddle (it always follows you) to make him get back to 
    boosting. It's best to jump over the puddle and enter the Morph Ball as you 
    land; if you simply enter it while standing, you'll get pummeled by the puddle 
    before you can escape. After this, avoid some more boosting and repeat. You 
    have to Bomb the new puddle form 3 times to make the Guardian return to his 
    normal form. As soon as he does, IMMEDIATELY charge the Light Beam some more 
    and hit him as rapidly as you can; you can't afford to get hit by too many 
    Boosts. It should take about 5-9 Lightbursts to take the Boost Guardian out, 
    depending on how many of the shots hit him. (Blast him from as close as 
    possible) The only other complications are the Inglets that appear periodically 
    around the arena. They are blessing in disguise; a single Light Beam shot fells 
    them and they will almost always drop precious energy. Also, if the Boost 
    Guardian rams into one of the 4 pillars in the room, an Ultra Energy will 
    appear; grab it quickly to help stay alive.
    
    After finally defeating the Boost Guardian (you'll probably die several times 
    on him), you get the hard-earned Boost Ball! This upgrade lets you use a burst 
    of speed while in Morph Ball mode, which will come in handy soon.
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>SUB GUARDIANS>BOOST GUARDIAN
    
    <BOOST BALL ACQUIRED!>
    
    >Expansions Available with the Boost Ball<
    Missile Expansion 19>Dark Agon Wastes>Crossroads
    Missile Expansion 20>Torvus Bog>Plaza Access
    Missile Expansion 21>Torvus Bog>Hydrodynamo Station
    
    i. Seeker Missile Launcher (Skrml)
    
    Firing one Missile at a time is so out of date these days. Blasting five 
    targets at once is truly the way to go.
    
    >Dark Torvus Arena
    Now, leave the circular arena where you fought the Guardian and go to the main 
    part of the arena. You appear to be trapped here; it's time to use your new 
    upgrade to escape. Get into the Morph Ball and use the rounded floor and walls 
    like a half-pipe, using a Boost whenever you roll across the middle to boost up 
    the wall. Try to stay within the safe zone as much as possible while doing 
    this. Using this method, get the first Dark Temple Key in an alcove high on the 
    wall. Next, use the technique to get enough height to reach the ledge you 
    started on and leave. In the Dark Arena Tunnel, use the Boost Ball to get over 
    the blocks before they can disappear. Return to the Meditation Vista to reenter 
    the light world.
    
    +----------+
    |TORVUS BOG|
    +----------+
    
    >Torvus Grove
    Use the half-pipe in front of the light door you first entered the room with to 
    reach a high ledge. This lets you reach a dark door along the ledge.
    
    >Grove Access
    This room is simply a winding path. Scan one of the slightly cute, hopping 
    things in the waterfall pool as you go.
    CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND>SURFACE PROWLERS>KROCUSS
    
    >Forgotten Bridge
    Now that you're in the light version of this enclosed path, use the Spinner by 
    entering it in Morph Ball mode and repeatedly Boosting in place. This opens a 
    gate connecting the path to the rest of the Forgotten Bridge. Consider getting 
    the Missile expansion in Plaza Access just ahead, then return to and use the 
    Transport to Temple Grounds.
    
    +--------------+
    |TEMPLE GROUNDS|
    +--------------+
    
    >Transport to Torvus Bog
    Go back to the Path of Eyes and use the shortcut, then blast open the green 
    door with a Super Missile and go through the Hall of Eyes to the Meeting 
    Grounds.
    
    >Meeting Grounds
    Take care of or try to ignore the War Wasps and use the half pipe in the middle 
    of this room. Boost up to reach the ledge that's on your right as you came in 
    and enter a small tunnel on top of it.
    
    >Service Access
    Roll along this long Morph Ball tunnel until you reach a larger area with a 
    side view. Quickly stop and use the Boost Ball to get over the disappearing 
    blocks as you did in Dark Arena Tunnel. Once across, continue along even more 
    tunnels until you drop into...
    
    >Hall of Honored Dead
    This sacred room is directly below the Great Temple; it's obviously important, 
    besides the fact that your next upgrade sits inside a force field in the middle 
    of it. (Note the portal; you won't be using it for a long, long time) To get 
    it, you'll need to use the Spinners along the edge of the huge room. Test them 
    out to find which ones control which ring around the force field. Use the 
    spinners to rotate the rings so that they align and glow, from the inside out 
    or outside in. Once all the rings have been aligned, the force field 
    disappears. Get the upgrade, the Seeker Missile Launcher! It lets you fire up 
    to 5 Missiles at once by holding Y and moving the targeting cursor over 
    multiple objects. You can also fire more than 1 missile at the same object for 
    increased firepower. To avoid wasting a Missile when you start charging, hold Y 
    as you switch beams or as you fire a charged shot.
    
    <SEEKER MISSILE LAUNCHER ACQUIRED!>
    
    >Expansions Available with the Seeker Missile Launcher<
    Missile Expansion 22>Agon Wastes>Sand Processing
    Beam Ammo Expansion 2>Dark Torvus Bog>Cache A (off Poisoned Bog)
    
    j. Darkburst (Optional) (Dkbst)
    
    All your other weapons will start to seem useless once you start combining the 
    Dark Beam and Missiles to create your own black holes with the awesome 
    Darkburst. However, this charge combo is optional, so if you don't feel like 
    getting it, skip ahead to the marked point in the next chapter.
    
    >Hall of Honored Dead
    Time to Seek your way out of the Hall of Honored Dead. To open the purple door 
    and escape, use the Seeker Missile to shoot all five of the purple circles 
    around the door at once. When you hit them all, the door opens. If you somehow 
    miss, wait for the circles to reappear and try again. Once you're free, you'll 
    probably want to rest and refuel at your ship.
    
    >Landing Site
    Scan the Keybearer Luminoth here and jump down to your ship. To create a 
    shortcut to the ledge you came from, shoot the block in it with the Light Beam. 
    After refilling your energy and ammo, it's time to return to Agon Wastes. You 
    know the path; head to the transport and enter the desert.
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>KEYBEARER LORE>CADRE 2>M-DHE'S TESTAMENT
    
    +-----------+
    |AGON WASTES|
    +-----------+
    
    >Transport to Temple Grounds
    Head back to Agon Temple from here.
    
    >Agon Temple
    Use the dark door here corresponding to where you got the first Dark Temple 
    Key.
    
    >Mine Shaft
    Use the Morph Ball to enter the tunnel. If you didn't already, get the Energy 
    Tank in here with some Bomb Jumps. (See the Expansions section if you can't 
    figure it out) Once you have it, descend along the Mine Shaft (you can get past 
    the Pillbugs easily by Boosting through them) to a purple door. Open it as you 
    did the one in the Hall of Honored Dead.
    
    >Mining Station B
    Jump down from the ledge you start on and scan the panel to activate a Kinetic 
    Orb Cannon. It's used to exit the room; you obviously don't need it yet. From 
    there, leave the cave to enter the main part of the Mining Station, which has 
    been carved out by a huge drill. Look out for a new enemy on the rock walls: 
    the Kralee. It's stronger than its green counterpart, able to phase in and out 
    like a Hunter Ing. Luckily, it's mostly harmless and easy to destroy. After 
    scanning and destroying the Kralee, go through another tunnel to a room with a 
    half pipe. Scan the panel behind it to activate another cannon and return to 
    the main chamber. Use the Bomb Slot next to the dead Luminoth to make the huge 
    drill start spinning. While it's still spinning, quickly return to and use the 
    Kinetic Orb Cannon you just activated (not the one near the exit) and use it to 
    reach another Bomb Slot in a control room of sorts. Triggering this one raises 
    the drill, causing it to remove a wall covering a portal.
    
    Next, leave the control room (scan the Luminoth Lore on your way out) and jump 
    to the half-pipe. Use it to reach a high ledge on the left, which eventually 
    leads to the top of the drill! (You may need to Boost to get up the incline of 
    the tunnel) Walk along the drill to the portal.
    CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND<SURFACE PROWLERS>KRALEE
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>HISTORY>GOLDEN AGE>THE STELLAR OBJECT
    
    +----------------+
    |DARK AGON WASTES|
    +----------------+
    
    >Trial Grounds
    Stand in the safe zone in the middle of the area and wait for all the 
    Nightbarbs to stop flying out of the crack in the wall. (It takes quite a 
    while) After they stop, go into the crack and jump up some ledges. Follow them 
    along the cliff to the door.
    
    >Dark Transit Station
    The Morph Ball track has some flying creatures constantly going through it. Use 
    the Boost Ball to get past unharmed.
    
    >Dueling Range
    You arrive in a part of the Dueling Range sealed off from the rest by some 
    indestructible bars. Use the portal to return to the light world.
    
    +-----------+
    |AGON WASTES|
    +-----------+
    
    >Mining Plaza
    The area you emerge in is also sealed off. Go back the way you came from.
    
    >Transit Station
    This area is just like the dark version, only with Sandbats instead. Once 
    again, Boost your way through.
    
    >Mining Station B
    As you reenter this room, your prize is sitting in front of you. The Darkburst 
    is the charge combo for the Dark Beam, using 5 Missiles and 30 Dark Beam ammo 
    to fire a shot that creates a miniature black hole, doing even more massive 
    damage than the Super Missile. Unfortunately, it doesn't open up any new paths. 
    (It is optional, after all)
    
    <DARKBURST ACQUIRED!>
    
    To get back on track to the next upgrade, it's time to use a handy shortcut. 
    Jump down to the ground and use the first Kinetic Orb Cannon you activated to 
    leave the room. Go back up through the Mine Shaft and Agon Temple, Mining 
    Plaza, and Portal Site to the Transport Center.
    
    >Transport Center
    In case you didn't already know, there's a huge half pipe in this room. First, 
    Boost your way up to the higher of the two ledges. (It's fairly difficult and 
    may take a while) When you get up, you'll find a one-way portal. Use it to get 
    to the dark version of the ledge, which has a Missile Expansion waiting for 
    you. If you get the Expansion, you'll have to jump down and return to the light 
    world from the Portal Site. Anyway, after that, Boost up to the lower ledge and 
    open the purple door here. Behind it is a transport from Agon Wastes to Torvus 
    Bog; how convenient!
    
    +----------+
    |TORVUS BOG|
    +----------+
    
    >Transport to Agon Wastes
    You emerge in a transport room right off the lower part of Torvus Temple, 
    exactly where you need to get to. Now, skip ahead to the marked part of the 
    next chapter to continue.
    
    k. Gravity Boost (Grtyb)
    
    A bounty hunter like Samus should never be stopped by a little water. It's time 
    to conquer the wetness and travel the Hydrodynamo like never before.
    
    I'm starting this chapter assuming you didn't detour to get the Darkburst, if 
    you did, quit reading this and skip ahead!
    
    >Hall of Honored Dead
    If you didn't read it in the Darkburst chapter, it's time to use the Seeker 
    Missile to escape this room. Hold Y (preferably just after switching Beams) to 
    charge the Launcher, then move the cursor over all five purple circles to 
    target them. Release Y to simultaneously fire a Missile at each one, blowing 
    off the purple blast shield and letting you continue. Go back through the next 
    few rooms to the Landing Site.
    
    >Landing Site
    Scan the Keybearer Luminoth and jump down to your ship. After refueling, shoot 
    the crystal on the block in the ledge you jumped from to create a stepping 
    stone back up. 
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>KEYBEARER LORE>CADRE 2>M-DHE'S TESTAMENT
    
    >Service Access
    take care of or ignore the War Wasps and Bomb Jump into the Morph Ball tunnel 
    entrance on the left side of the room. Use Bomb Jumps to get past the side view 
    section and continue to the Meeting Grounds.
    
    >Meeting Grounds
    You should know the way from here; continue along through the rooms leading to 
    the Transport to Torvus Bog
    
    +----------+ 
    |TORVUS BOG|
    +----------+
    
    >Transport to Temple Grounds
    From here, head back to Torvus Temple through the lower route from Great 
    Bridge.
    
    !!!PEOPLE WITH THE DARKBURST SKIP TO HERE!!!
    
    >Torvus Temple
    Go through the center Morph Ball tunnel and blast open the green door.
    
    >Underground Transport
    It's finally time to visit the ring structure under Torvus Bog. Just like with 
    Transports between areas, scan the panel and step into the hologram to descend.
    
    >Hydrodynamo Station
    This is the central room of the underground series of rooms, which seem to be 
    much wetter than the surface bog. Before jumping into the deep pool, pay 
    attention to what's above you. Several vents pump Preeds, floating Pirate 
    explosives. (the normal versions of the Dark Preeds you met in Doomed Entry) 
    Shoot the circles with Missiles to stop the Preeds from coming. (Scan one 
    before shooting them all) Next, consider climbing the rotating platforms on the 
    central turbine shaft to a door across from the entrance leading to a Save 
    Station.
    
    After that, jump right in...at least to the shallow parts around the edges for 
    now. Before going too deep, it's time to get another scan. Switch to the Scan 
    Visor and look around in the water for some large, swimming shapes: Bloggs. 
    These powerful aquatic predators are nothing like the blogs you probably know. 
    Surprisingly, they're fairly peaceful and rarely attack you unless you provoke 
    them with the Power Beam, but when they do, be ready. Bloggs are completely 
    invulnerable to attack until when they charge at you. Right before they hit 
    you, they open their mouths, their only weak point. When fighting a Blogg, keep 
    locked on and charge the Dark Beam. When the Blogg opens its mouth, fire a 
    Darkburst into it to destroy the creature just before it hits you. There are 
    two of them in the water here, so try and keep track of both.
    
    Anyway, back to the walkthrough. Jump down to the lowest part of the door pool 
    and look for an indentation in the wall with rising bubbles. (Luckily, Samus' 
    Dark Suit lets her breathe underwater, though she's much less agile) In the 
    Morph Ball, roll into the bubbles to be pushed up higher, from which you can 
    jump to a large central platform. From there, look for an indentation in the 
    stone wall with a scannable panel. Doing so extends a bridge from a ledge above 
    you and removes one of three locks from the central platform, which you should 
    now return to. Get into the Morph Ball and enter the tube in the middle, which 
    shoots you up to the top of the room. Next, jump part of the way back down to a 
    metal platform above the lower one. Jump to the bridge that was extended and 
    get the Missile Expansion, then open the purple door to proceed.
    CREATURES>AETHER>AQUATIC>LARGE AQUATIC>BLOGG
    CREATURES>OFFWORLD>PIRATES>PREED
    
    >Training Chamber
    As you enter this waterlogged room, you meet an old nemesis...Dark Samus! She's 
    back from the dead, and ready to...disappear. After laughing evilly (I thought 
    she was mute 0_o), she vanishes and leaves behind a cloud of Phazon particles. 
    Next, jump into the water and take out the two Bloggs. After the Bloggs are 
    defeated, go to the Spinner and use it to align the red sections of track with 
    the one in the huge circular piece of floor in the middle. Once the path is 
    complete, use it to reach the area behind one of the two underwater fences. Get 
    the Luminoth Lore and go through the dark door.
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>CONFLICT>FIRST PHASE>RECOVERING ENERGY
    
    >Transit Tunnel East
    The rooms of the Hydrodynamo are connected by long, curving Morph Ball tunnels 
    that give it its ringlike shape. Bomb Jump into the Kinetic Orb Cannon to be 
    shot into the main part of the tunnel. For now, just navigate through this 
    tunnel using the bubbles to lift you.
    
    >Catacombs
    Jump into the water here and run across the bottom of the pool to some 
    platforms you can jump up to reach lands. (Or metal) Scan some more Luminoth 
    Lore (above the ledge with the forcefield and the Keybearer. Go through the 
    dark door on the side of the room, just beyond the Keybearer. (You won't be 
    using the grey door for a long time) 
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>CONFLICT>FIRST PHASE>THE NEW TERROR
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>KEYBEARER LORE>CADRE 1>G-SCH'S TESTAMENT
    
    >Hydrodynamo Station
    When you arrive in the central room again, scan the panel in front of you to 
    extend another bridge and disengage another lock. The Bloggs in here have been 
    replaced by new enemies: Blogglings. These baby Bloggs are considerably less 
    fearsome than the adults. Just shoot them in the side or back a few times with 
    the Power Beam to dispatch them. Make sure to Save your game now; it's your 
    last chance before the next boss. Next, jump back to the center platform and go 
    through the first door you used to the Training Chamber.
    
    >Training Access
    There are some new enemies in this tunnel. Seedbursters swarm along the walls 
    and fire seed things at you; stay back and shoot them with the Power Beam.
    CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND>SURFACE PROWLERS>SEEDBURSTER
    
    >Training Chamber
    Repeat the process you used last time, but use the blue path this time.
    
    >Transit Tunnel West
    A fan in this Morph Ball tunnel prevents you from getting through. Bomb a blue 
    panel on the floor just before the fan, then use the Bomb Slot underneath to 
    reverse it. Bomb Jump through the fan and continue on.
    
    >Gathering Hall
    Jump into the water here, avoiding the spiky floating things, and shoot the 
    light crystals on their underside with the Dark Beam to flip them over, 
    creating platforms to jump over. Scan some Luminoth Lore while you're 
    underwater, then jump up to the ledge you entered on. Use the things you 
    flipped to reach the other ledge and trigger the Bomb Slot to open a gate to an 
    underwater portal. Needless to say, jump in to use it.
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>CONFLICT>FIRST PHASE>NEW WEAPONS
    
    +---------------+
    |DARK TORVUS BOG|
    +---------------+
    
    >Crypt
    Unlike in the light world, the ring structure in Dark Torvus Bog is dry as a 
    bone. This particular room also contains two Dark Pirate Commandos. Unlike last 
    time, you have to fight them. Try to stay in the alcove with the portal and try 
    to dodge their laser shots and glop and EMP grenades, and hit the Commandos 
    with Super Missiles or Lightbursts whenever they appear. Once they finally both 
    go down, leave the safe zone and jump to the ledge above where you appeared. 
    Get into the Spinner below the laser and use it to turn the beam to the far 
    wall. After accomplishing this, return to the light world.
    
    +----------+
    |TORVUS BOG|
    +----------+
    
    >Gathering Hall
    The laser beam was turned in both worlds; it activates a Kinetic Orb Cannon 
    here. Jump across more ledges to the Cannon and use it to reach a light door 
    high on the wall leading back to the Hydrodynamo Station.
    
    >Hydrodynamo Station
    Once again, scan the panel you end up behind to extend a bridge from your ledge 
    and undo the final lock, causing the whole central platform to lift up. Jump 
    down and use the door under it.
    
    >Hydrodynamo Shaft
    As you descend the underwater stairs, note the massive swimming thing in the 
    middle of the shaft. Make sure to scan it now instead of while you're fighting 
    it. Near the bottom, shoot the swarm of Hydlings to get refills for your 
    Missiles and energy. (And ammo, if you use the Light and Dark Beams)
    CREATURES>AETHER>AQUATIC>LARGE AQUATIC>ALPHA BLOGG
    
    >Main Hydrochamber
    This is it, the lowest room in the Hydrodynamo. Jump down to the huge chamber 
    and go through a door to a small room on the other side. This room contains a 
    new upgrade: the Gravity Boost! This gadget somehow lets you move around in 
    water as though it were air, and gives you a third jump when underwater by 
    holding B. It also enhances your underwater vision. After trying it out, go 
    back to the main chamber.
    
    You didn't think you'd get the Gravity Boost without a fight, did you? As you 
    reenter the Main Hydrochamber, a door on the top opens and the Alpha Blogg 
    appears! 
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>AQUATIC>LARGE AQUATIC>ALPHA BLOGG
    Location>Torvus Bog>Main Hydrochamber
    Difficulty>4/10
    Spoils>Escape with Gravity Boost
    Strategy>I hope you're practiced with Blogging by now, because you're about to 
    fight the strongest one. The Alpha Blogg fight, like any Blogg fight, relies on 
    your timing; if you have it down, the fight is easy. As the battle begins, the 
    Alpha Blogg will fire 3 bubble bursts at you. They will fog up your visor and 
    keep you from firing, but should be easy to dodge with the mobility of the 
    Gravity Boost. After firing them, the Alpha Blogg charges. As usual, you must 
    hit him as he charges and opens his mouth. However, the timing for hitting him 
    is strangely different than with a regular Blogg and could throw you off guard 
    at first. Instead of hitting him a fraction of a second before he rams you, 
    fire a Super Missile just after he begins charging so it hits him while he's 
    still about 15-20 feet from you. As you fire the Missile, do a Space Dash to 
    dodge the charge. It shouldn't take too many Super Missiles to defeat the Alpha 
    Blogg and escape with the Gravity Boost. If you already have the Darkburst, 
    consider using it-it only takes 2 of the powerful blasts to destroy the Alpha 
    Blogg.
    
    After winning, you get...to keep the Gravity Boost.
    
    <GRAVITY BOOST ACQUIRED!>
    
    >Expansions Available with the Gravity Boost<
    Missile Expansion 23>Dark Torvus Bog>Undertransit One
    Missile Expansion 24>Torvus Bog>Torvus Lagoon
    Energy Tank 6>Torvus Bog>Transit Tunnel East
    
    l. Grapple Beam (Grplb)
    
    The Grapple Beam lets you swing around like Tarzan through the air. To get it,  
    though, you'll have to fight the incarnation of boredom itself.
    
    >Main Hydrochamber
    Now, time to get a Boost on your way out...a Gravity Boost. Okay, that was 
    terrible. First, jump to an alcove with a fan on the wall. Continue to climb 
    and float your way up more platforms to the door.
    
    >Hydrochamber Shaft
    Before going back up, use the Gravity Boost to reach a portal right above the 
    door you just used. 
    
    +---------------+
    |DARK TORVUS BOG|
    +---------------+
    
    >Undertemple Access
    Grab the Dark Temple Key in front of you, then turn around and go back through 
    the portal. Tricky, huh? 
    
    +----------+
    |TORVUS BOG|
    +----------+
    
    >Hydrodynamo Shaft
    Next, go back to the Catacombs.
    
    >Catacombs
    Jump into the water and use the underwater Bomb Slot to lower a force field 
    around a portal above. Jump to the ledge it's on and return to... 
    
    +---------------+
    |DARK TORVUS BOG|
    +---------------+
    
    >Dungeon
    As if regular Grenchlers weren't bad enough, you're pitted against Dark 
    Grenchlers in the Dungeon. Luckily for your, their darkling possession actually 
    makes them easier-the Lightburst and the same tactics as before can make short 
    work of the fiends, though you'll likely take lots of damage in the fight. 
    (Especially if you happen to fall into the poison water below the portal) After 
    the Dark Grenchlers are defeated, use the only door in the room to continue.
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING GROUND>DARK GRENCHLER
    
    >Undertransit Two
    This Morph Ball tunnel is like the light world ones, but far deadlier. Use 
    timing to avoid getting smashed by the pistons.
    
    >Sacrificial Chamber
    There's nothing to do here...yet. Continue across to another door.
    
    >Undertransit One
    You'll need to navigate between several levels of pipes to get through here, 
    without being able to see much of what you're doing. Roll forward slowly to 
    find any hidden gaps in the pipe to drop down to the lowest one. Roll as far 
    left as possible and Bomb Jump up and left until you go through the stopped 
    fan. Repeat this on the other side, unless you want a Missile Expansion. (And 
    you probably have enough of those anyway) On the far right side of the lowest 
    level on the other side of the fan, Bomb Jump up and left, then up and right to 
    reach the Expansion. After that, leave the pipes and continue on to the next 
    big room.
    
    >Crypt
    Get rid of the force field you start behind with the Dark Beam and start using 
    the ledges on the walls to jump up around the room, starting to your right. 
    (Time your jumps; the platforms retract) Continue going around to reach a ledge 
    above the laser with a light door. Go through it and enter the Undertemple 
    Shaft.
    
    >Undertemple Shaft
    Look down and carefully jump to the round metal platform suspended above the 
    floor in the middle of the shaft. (If you fall all the way down, you'll have 
    two Hunter Ing to fight) Get into the Morph Ball and lunch to the top of the 
    room in the Kinetic Orb Cannon, just like in the light world. Make sure to jump 
    over to the Save Station up here, then leave again and drop down to the main 
    floor. Drop down again through the hole in the floor to a ledge below and enter 
    a cagelike structure in the middle. Trigger the Bomb Slot to rotate the cage 
    and enter the newly accessible door. Shoot the Ingsphere Caches along the way 
    to get some refills in preparation for your next boss battle.
    
    >Sacrificial Chamber
    As you jump to the floor again, you're confronted with your next Guardian: a 
    giant Grenchler that's stolen your Grappling Beam! 
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>SUB GUARDIANS>GRAPPLE GUARDIAN
    Location>Dark Torvus Bog>Sacrificial Chamber
    Difficulty>2/10
    Spoils>Grapple Beam
    Strategy>The Grapple Guardian is a mutant Grenchler that has stolen your 
    Grapple Beam. The fight with him isn't hard at all, but it's extremely long and 
    tedious. As soon as the fight begins, scan him, then lock onto the Guardian and 
    get an energy pillar between you and him. He'll continuously circle around the 
    pillar and periodically fire a Grapple Beam at you, but with the pillar in 
    front he can't hurt you. You should always be charging the Power Beam for this 
    battle; if he Grapples you, unleash a charged shot in his face to make him let 
    go. Otherwise, use your charge to blast him in the mouth when the purple energy 
    ball is there to make him flash yellow. With 3 charges to the mouth, he'll be 
    VERY briefly stunned. Dash around behind him as you fire the third charged shot 
    and immediately charge another one so you can hit his back while he's stunned. 
    He may also randomly get his Grapple Beam stuck to the pillar.  If he does, 
    he'll be stunned for much longer; hit his back with a Super Missile. This is 
    pretty much the pattern of the battle, except that he eventually loses his tail 
    and sparks with Grapple energy when his health gets low. The energy pillars 
    also go out, so he can't get stuck to them anymore. Just keep stunning him and 
    hitting his back to eventually kill this tedious boss.
    
    After winning, you get the Grappling Beam! (Whoah, I wasn't expecting THAT) By 
    facing special Grappling points and holding L, you can swing from them, Tarzan-
    style.
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>SUB GUARDIANS>GRAPPLE GUARDIAN
    
    <GRAPPLING BEAM ACQUIRED!>
    
    >Expansions Available with the Grappling Beam<
    Missile Expansion 25>Torvus Bog>Abandoned Worksite
    Missile Expansion 26>Torvus Bog>Path of Roots
    Energy Tank 7>Temple Grounds>Windchamber Gateway
    Energy Tank 8>Dark Torvus Bog>Cache B (off Dark Torvus Temple)
    
    m. Dark Visor (Drkvs)
    
    I'm sure you've developed a good-sized ball of rage for those stupid Hunter Ing 
    and Pirate Commandos. Once you take out the boss of Torvus Bog, you'll be ready 
    for payback.
    
    >Sacrificial Chamber
    As usual, you'll be using your new upgrade immediately. Metal cages have 
    covered both of the side doors, and you can't destroy them with any of your 
    current weaponry. Jump up the pile of rubble across from where you entered and 
    face the Grappling Beam icon until it turns white and grows. (make sure to scan 
    it) You can how hold L to fire the Grappling Beam and use it to swing back to 
    where you entered.
    RESEARCH>MECHANISMS>SYSTEMS>GRAPPLE POINT
    
    >Undertemple Shaft
    Upon entering, turn to the right and swing to another ledge using the Grappling 
    Beam. Enter the door on it to return to the Crypt.
    
    >Crypt
    Kill the dark Pirates if you want and enter the portal here.
    
    +----------+
    |TORVUS BOG|
    +----------+
    
    >Gathering Hall
    Now, return to the Hydrodynamo Chamber, save in the Save Station, and take the 
    elevator back to the surface. (Well, almost)
    
    >Torvus Temple
    Next, return to the Forgotten Bridge, either through Torvus Grove or the Great 
    Bridge.
    
    >Forgotten Bridge
    Get up onto the bridge and jump to the ledge below the gate you opened earlier. 
    Jump over to the portal ledge from there and, what else, use it.
    
    +---------------+
    |DARK TORVUS BOG|
    +---------------+
    
    >Dark Forgotten Bridge
    Jump back to the Bridge and go through the green door at the end.
    
    >Brooding Ground
    Dispatch of the Dark Preeds before going anywhere and scan the crystal on the 
    ground below you. (Make sure not to jump down) After he poison clouds from the 
    Preeds clear, shoot the crystal with the Light Beam to make it and the platform 
    it's on raise up, allowing you to jump across. Go through the Morph Ball tunnel 
    at the end to repeat the process and reach the next room.
    RESEARCH>LUMINOTH TECHNOLOGY>LIFT CRYSTALS>LIFTVINE CRYSTAL
    
    >Venomous Pond
    Roll into the tunnel to your left as you enter to reach a ledge from which you 
    can Grapple over to the final Dark Temple Key. Don't bother fighting the Hunter 
    Ing in here; instead quickly go through the dark door in a corner.
    
    >Portal Chamber
    Roll through the Morph Ball tunnel in here to reach the other side. When you 
    do, you can jump up to a high ledge and roll into another hole leading to an 
    elevator and a portal. If you use the portal, you can end up in a seemingly 
    inaccessible chamber in the light world with a Missile Expansion. After getting 
    it, return to Dark Aether and go through the next door you skipped.
    
    >Poisoned Bog
    Jump over to and enter a door on the right. In a room corresponding to a Save 
    Station is a Beam Ammo expansion, which will come in handy for the upcoming 
    boss battle. Now, return to the Venomous Pond.
    
    >Venomous Pond
    Continuing to ignore the Hunter Ing, use the Save Station behind the red door, 
    then use the light door to go to the Temple.
    
    >Dark Torvus Temple
    The room you end up in is like the lower side of Torvus Temple, but with one 
    less path. Don't approach the light in the middle of the room yet; first, visit 
    both of the two other side rooms. They contain an Ammo Station and Energy Tank, 
    which will get you fully refilled for the boss. Next, it's time to step into 
    the light. Samus uses the three Dark Temple Keys to open the way and turns the 
    floor into an elevator that lifts you to the main part of the Temple, which is 
    a platform surrounded by poisonous water. In a cutscene, Samus notices a whale-
    like creature swimming in the water. Time for your next Guardian fight. 
    
    /CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>CHYKKA>CHYKKA LARVA
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING FLYERS>DARK SHREDDER
    |Location>Dark Torvus Bog>Dark Torvus Temple
    |Difficulty>3/10
    |Strategy>Your fight with the boss of Torvus Bog is a long and arduous, but 
    |multistaged and interesting one. You start out on a circular platform on 
    |poison water with a safe zone, facing a large cocoon on the far wall. When 
    |you're ready, hit each of the 4 supporting tentacles with a Charge Beam to 
    |dislodge the cocoon and make it fall in the poison water. After that, the real 
    |fight begins. The Chykka Larva is a huge, whale-like creature that swims 
    |around the platform you're on. Track it manually with the Light Beam and try 
    |to hit its head whenever it pokes it out of the water. The Larva may also roar 
    |and dive underwater. When it does, charge the Light Beam and find out where it 
    |is with your radar. When it breaches, quickly lock onto it and fire the 
    |charged shot as you jump over the wave of poison water that appears when it 
    |hits the water again. Finally, the Larva sometimes gets onto your platform and 
    |tries to hit you with its tongue. Dash back and forth to dodge and stay locked 
    |on, firing as many charged Light Beam shots as you can. If its tongue gets 
    |you, hit it some more to hopefully make it let go. Just follow this simple 
    |pattern for a while (The Larva has a lot of HP) to eventually advance to the 
    |next phase. Also, the Larva sometimes summons Dark Shredders to attack you. 
    |(Remember to scan them as well) They're easily dispatched with a Missile, but 
    |you can also use the Dark Beam to get your Light Beam ammo back.
    |
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>CHYKKA>CHYKKA
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>CHYKKA>DARK CHYKKA
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>CHYKKA>CHYKLINGS
    |Location>Dark Torvus Bog>Dark Torvus Temple
    |Difficulty>5/10
    |Spoils>Dark Visor, access to Dark Torvus Energy Controller
    |Strategy>After you defeat the Chykka Larva, it instantly matures into a huge 
    |4-winged insect. The center platform also splits into 3 sections connected by 
    |Grapple points. This new form of Chykka has 2 main attacks. It can spit 
    |multiple globs of poison water at you, but this attack is easily jumped over. 
    |Later, it may charge and then fly around the arena, though this is rare. 
    |Anyway, you must first hurt Chykka for a while to stun it. You can simply 
    |rapid-fire the Power Beam to hit the fast-moving insect some of the time, but 
    |the charged Light beam also works well. However, I'd recommend the Power Beam; 
    |you'll need your Light Beam ammo for later. Anyway, once the beast is stunned, 
    |you'll see 4 red spots glow on its back; quickly Grapple over to whichever 
    |platform is closest to being behind it, charging the Seeker Missile Launcher 
    |as you do. Once you get behind it, lock onto all 4 glowing spots and fire 
    |Seeker Missiles at them. Repeat this process once more to make Chykka fall 
    |into the poison water, stunned. (And remember to jump over the resulting 
    |shockwave) When it emerges, it's in a new form: Dark Chykka, which you should 
    |also scan. The strategy for this form is simple: target the boss' bloated egg 
    |sac to hurt it. Unfortunately, it can deflect Missiles, so you'll have to 
    |stick with beams. You can still rapid-fire the Power Beam, but the Light Beam 
    |works better; fire a charged shot to do good damage. Dark Chykka occasionally 
    |summons a swarm of Chyklings. Take them out for refills galore, and use the 
    |Darkburst if you can to get an incredible amount of Light Beam ammo. After a 
    |while, Dark Chykka returns to being normal Chykka and you must clip its wings 
    |again. Continue to attack Dark Chykka's egg sac to eventually kill it and 
    \restore energy to the Torvus region.
    
    After finally killing Chykka, it crashes to the ground lifeless and all the 
    poison water drains. Oh, and your latest upgrade appears in the middle: the 
    Dark Visor! This item lets you see objects that were previously invisible, as 
    well as keep locks on Hunter Ing and Dark Pirate Commandos when they phase out. 
    It also has an awesome black, white, and red color scheme and highlights 
    enemies in the center in red. Use it to find some invisible platforms hovering 
    around you. Use them as stepping stones to reach the door high on the Temple 
    wall leading to the Energy Controller. (Get through the Access room as before) 
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING FLYERS>DARK SHREDDER 
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>CHYKKA>CHYKKA
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>CHYKKA>CHYKKA LARVA 
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>CHYKKA>CHYKLINGS
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>CHYKKA>DARK CHYKKA
    
    <DARK VISOR ACQUIRED!>
    
    >Expansions Available with the Dark Visor<
    Missile Expansion 27>Great Temple>Transport A Access
    Missile Expansion 28>Sky Temple Grounds>War Ritual Grounds (dark version of 
    Meeting Grounds)
    Missile Expansion 29>Sky Temple Grounds>Phazon Grounds
    Missile Expansion 30>Ing Hive>Hazing Cliff
    
    >Dark Torvus Energy Controller
    You know the drill: when you approach it, Samus drains the Energy Controller. 
    After getting the Torvus area's energy, leave and return to the Dark Forgotten 
    bridge to use the portal. (If you encounter any Hunter Ing or Dark Commandos on 
    the way, give them some payback using your new eyewear)
    
    +----------+
    |TORVUS BOG|
    +----------+
    
    >Forgotten Bridge
    You know what to do: go back to the Torvus Energy Controller from here. (Watch 
    out for the Shriekers in Torvus Temple)
    
    >Torvus Energy Controller
    Approach the Controller to return the energy and send a second beam of light to 
    the Main Energy Controller. Torvus Bog is restored! Now, head back to U-Mos for 
    your third and final assignment. There are a few things to note along the way. 
    (Make sure to pass through the Path of Roots)
    
    III. Sanctuary Temple
    n. Spider Ball (Spdrb)
    
    The handy Spider Ball lets you defy gravity and climb walls to new heights. To 
    get it, you'll journey through a world unlike anything you've seen before.
    
    +----------+
    |TORVUS BOG|
    +----------+
    
    >Path of Roots
    Now that you have the Grapple beam, you can access a Missile Expansion on the 
    metal structure you had to roll under before.
    
    >Torvus Lagoon
    Before going up on shore, use the Gravity Boost to get another Missile 
    Expansion above some Venom Weed to the right. Beware of the Grenchlers that 
    have moved into this area; they're amphibious. Anyway, continue on to the 
    Transport to Temple Grounds from here.
    
    +--------------+
    |TEMPLE GROUNDS|
    +--------------+
    
    >Transport to Torvus Bog
    Return to the Path of Eyes.
    
    >Path of Eyes
    Don't take the shortcut; instead, go to the green door you passed by before and 
    blast it open with a Super Missile.
    
    >Windchamber Gateway
    Use the Kinetic Orb Cannon to cross the big gap here, then from the other side 
    Grapple out to another Energy Tank. Now, return through the Path of Eyes to the 
    Meeting Grounds and up to the Great Temple.
    
    +------------+
    |GREAT TEMPLE|
    +------------+
    
    >Main Energy Controller
    U-Mos tells you of the third temple in a huge Luminoth stronghold: the 
    Sanctuary Fortress. After speaking with him, go back down to the Temple 
    Sanctuary and use the Emerald translator door to return to the path you first 
    took to reach the Great Temple.
    
    >Transport A Access
    Roll through the small hole in the wall to reach the Save Station. Now that you 
    have the Morph Ball Bombs, you can blow up some Talloric Alloy next to it to 
    get a Missile Expansion underneath. After getting it and saving, continue to 
    the transport and descend to the Temple Grounds. 
    
    +--------------+
    |TEMPLE GROUNDS|
    +--------------+
    
    >Sacred Path
    There isn't much to do here except evade the War Wasps and head for the Sacred 
    Bridge.
    
    >Sacred Bridge
    You bypassed the bridge last time by rolling through a Morph Ball tunnel, but 
    that's not an option now. Use the Dark Visor to find some targets around the 
    circular bridge and shoot them all with Seeker Missiles. If you hit all 5 at 
    once, the bridge lowers and you can cross.
    
    >GMFC Compound
    Take out the Pirates inhabiting this area first. If you didn't already, Space 
    Jump to the top of the Federation ship from the ledges you enter on to get a 
    Missile Expansion. Open the Emerald door to the left of the ship (looking at it 
    head-on) to continue.
    
    >Fortress Transport Access
    You'll face some Luminoth Turrets in here. They're identical to Federation and 
    Pirate turrets except they take two charged Power Beam shots to destroy. As 
    usual, scan one as well as the Lore near the end of the room. Go through the 
    door and take the transport to the Sanctuary Fortress.
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>STATIONARY>LUMINOTH TURRET
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>CONFLICT>SECOND PHASE>THE SKY TEMPLE
    
    +------------------+
    |SANCTUARY FORTRESS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Transport to Temple Grounds
    As you can immediately see, being a Luminoth city, the Sanctuary Fortress is 
    much more technological than the other two levels; the entire thing is made of 
    metal and filled with robots. Leave the transport room to get your first taste 
    of the coolest level in the game.
    
    >Temple Transport Access
    In the first part of this long hall, blast two more Luminoth Turrets and scan a 
    panel to rotate a huge wheel that serves as a security barrier. In the hallway 
    ahead, scan (and shoot, if you like) the tiny drones crawling on the right 
    wall. Use the Spinner to rotate another barrier into place and go through.
    
    >Sanctuary Entrance
    As you enter this huge cliff face, a cutscene plays showing you the level's 
    mind-blowingly cool futuristic architecture. Unfortunately, you don't have much 
    time to enjoy the view of the Fortress or city far below; as you cross the 
    bridge leading to the main structure, 4 or so Pirate Commandos attack you. 
    Engage them as usual, using the crates on the bridge for cover. The Entangler, 
    Darkburst, and Super Missile are your best friends in this battle, but make 
    sure to wait until they lower their shields. if one passes near some containers 
    of Phazon, shoot them for a nasty surprise. After all the Commandos go down, 
    finish crossing the bridge and continue on.
    
    >Power Junction
    You'll find more mostly harmless robots in the Power Junction: Octopedes. They 
    don't attack you, but when killed their pieces split up and bounce around until 
    they self destruct; stand well back. To destroy them without fear of this 
    feature, use the Dark Beam. (For some reason, you often seem to miss when using 
    it, though)
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>SMALL>OCTOPEDE
    
    >Reactor Access
    Repeat the technique you used in the Sacred Bridge in the large room here. Find 
    5 targets for your Seeker Missiles with the Dark Visor and shoot them to open a 
    new path. As soon as you do, a Rezbit appears. These bizarre robots are best 
    described as floating computer programs and have powerful offensive abilities. 
    They can fire powerful laser shots at you, or give you a virus. (Yes, a glitch 
    in your suit's programming; hit L, R, and Start to reboot your system and clear 
    out the virus) They can also project a blue energy shield that immune to most 
    attacks and become untargetable. Wait for the Rezbit to drop the shield while 
    dodging its powerful attacks and hit it with an Entangler. Once frozen, it's 
    just as vulnerable to Missiles as anything else. When the Rezbit is deleted, 
    jump up to the ledge you created and to the Reactor Core.
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>SMALL>REZBIT
    
    >Reactor Core
    You encounter yet another new mechanoids in here-a Quad. Quad are 4-legged 
    mechanoids walkers that can shoot laser blasts from their top section of use a 
    vortex attack to spin at you. The best way to defeat a Quad is to first lock 
    onto its head and blast it with a Super Missile, then get into Morph Ball mode 
    and boost at the Quad's body when it starts spinning. This makes it break down 
    and a red dot appears under it; boost through the dot to kill the body. You 
    should do these steps in reverse this time, however, to get scans of both the 
    head and body. If you do take the body out first, the head flies around and 
    shoots lasers at you. It also uses an opposite-polarity shield at times. It's 
    vulnerable to the Dark Beam when the shield is white, and the Light Beam when 
    the shield is dark. The Super Missile still works, assuming it's not shielding. 
    Before entering the Reactor Core area, go along the path to the right to reach 
    a Save Station. Next get to the Reactor Core column and start climbing the 
    platforms around the walls to reach the top. (Beware of the Rezbits floating 
    around) Once you reach the top, go through the blue door.
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>LARGE>QUAD CM 
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>LARGE>QUAD MB
    
    >Minigyro Chamber
    As you enter, scan the console in front of you to learn an override code for 
    the minigyro. Now, get into Morph Ball mode and roll over to the gyro reactor. 
    As the scan said, roll around the gyro and Bomb the slot in the order amber, 
    cobalt, ruby, emerald. This stops the gyro and lets you roll through.
    
    >Hall of Combat Mastery
    This long hall lives up to its name, containing many inactive Quads and two 
    functioning ones. When fighting them, make sure to take out the heads first. If 
    you don't they can simply flying to another body and activate it. Once the 
    Quads are destroyed, use the portal at the end of the hall to enter the Ing's 
    central base.
    
    +--------+
    |ING HIVE|
    +--------+
    
    >Culling Chamber
    Exit the enclosure with the portal and turn to your right. You should see 
    another door behind and to the left of the portal; go through it.
    
    >Hazing Cliff
    This room's name...is wierd. Anyway, go along the creepy cliff and use 
    Lightbursts to take out the Dark Diligence Drones and Dark Tallon Metroid. 
    (just when you thought they couldn't get uglier...) In a dead end behind the 
    last Drone is a Missile Expansion; take it and go back.
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING MECHANOID>DARK DILIGENCE DRONE
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING OFFWORLD>DARK TALLON METROID
    
    >Culling Chamber
    Go back through the hall (there are some Warrior Ing on the way) and look for a 
    dark door on your right in a corner, as well as some new Ing storage 
    containers.
    RESEARCH>BIOLOGY>ING STORAGE>INGWORM CACHE
    
    >Central Hive East Transport
    Use the elevator here to ascend to the upper level of the Hive.
    
    >Hive Dynamo Works
    You need to Grapple across this sheer drop, but make sure to eliminate the 
    swarm of Nightbarbs first. The Power Beam works well, but if you're feeling 
    particularly wasteful you can give the Seeker Missiles a try. Once across the 
    gap, turn around and look for a portal behind a barrier. Once again, find the 
    targets around it with the Dark Visor and hit them all with Seeker Missiles to 
    open the portal for use.
    
    +------------------+
    |SANCTUARY FORTRESS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Dynamo Works
    There isn't much to do here now but go through the dark door ahead of you.
    
    >Dynamo Access
    There are some regular Diligence Drones in the tunnels. A single Dark Beam, 
    shot quickly destroys them. In the main part of the room, scan one of the 
    Mechlops *coughtriclopscough* and then use the Morph Ball to get into the 
    region under the floor where they are. These horned robots will suck you into 
    their jaws, then carry you to the nearest exit and spit you out. To destroy 
    them, lay a Bomb just as they notice you and roll away; they suck in the Bomb 
    instead and blow themselves up. Repeat this with two Mechlops to get across the 
    barrier in the middle of the room and "surface" on the other side. Take out 
    another Diligence Drone and go through the dark door.
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>SMALL>DILIGENCE CLASS DRONE
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>SMALL>MECHLOPS
    
    >Main Gyro Chamber
    This room is the source of the Sanctuary Fortress' power. Or rather, the 
    enormous gyro pulsing with energy in the middle is. First, activate and use the 
    elevator to your left to descend to the lowest part of the chamber. Ignore the 
    door and posts for now, and get the Luminoth Lore. Now, go back up, get into a 
    Morph Ball track in the wall, and roll to another section of the chamber. 
    Repeat the process in another track to reach a puzzle of sorts. You're faced 
    with a 3 by 3 grid of colored dots which you must align with the laser beams on 
    the left-red on top, then green, then blue. To do this, rotate clusters of 4 
    dots by shooting the spots in between them. Focus on doing the red row first, 
    then the green and blue ones. When all the rows are aligned, the puzzle is 
    replaced by a Bomb Slot; activate it to stop the outer gyro ring spinning. Be 
    sure to save your game while you're in this section. Roll back to the previous 
    section of the room and get onto the ring, then walk across to the opposite 
    side and use the Morph Ball track to reach the other side of the section you 
    started in. Open the door separating the two areas with the Spinner and take 
    the elevator up and to the next room.
    LUMINOTH LORE>CONFLICT>SECOND PHASE>SHATTERED HOPE
    
    >Temple Access
    When fighting the Quad in here, take the legs out first-another head is always 
    ready to take the current one's place if it dies first.
    
    >Sanctuary Temple
    The temple of the Sanctuary Fortress is the biggest yet, a massive, roughly 
    ovoid room with some long metal platforms resembling scaffolding scattered 
    around it. For now, jump down to the huge floor of the temple. Apparently, Quad 
    can become even cooler, because you face dark versions of them here. Strangely, 
    they are virtually identical to their regular versions and are destroying in 
    exactly the same way. Be sure to scan both parts; they are missable. After 
    getting the scans, climb the scaffolding to the main platform and Grapple over 
    to the door across from the one you entered in.
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING MECHNOID>DARK QUAD CM
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING MECHNOID>DARK QUAD MB
    
    >Sanctuary Energy Controller
    Enter the energy controller the same way as the other two. As usual, scan the 
    hologram to meet a recording of the last sentinel of this energy controller, 
    who tells you of his last moments. After this, he gives you the translator data 
    to scan cobalt holograms. Use this new ability to get some Luminoth Lore on 
    your way out.
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>CONFLICT>SECOND PHASE>AGON FALLS
    
    >Sanctuary Temple
    What did I tell you about the Dark Quads? They've already been replaced by even 
    more robots, magnetic things called Mekenobites. They're fairly tough, so don't 
    jump down to the main floor and try to scan them from the platforms. if you 
    don't, you'll get plenty of chances later. Anyway, from the door to the Energy 
    Controller, jump to the central platform and right to the cobalt translator 
    door.
    
    >Worker's Path
    Jump to the father floating platform and scan a red thing on the higher one to 
    activate a Kinetic Orb Cannon that shoots you across the nearly bottomless gap. 
    You may as well activate the other cannon in the same way just in case before 
    going through a door near the platforms you land on.
    
    >Dynamo Works
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>SUB GUARDIANS>SPIDER GUARDIAN
    Location>Sanctuary Fortress>Dynamo Works
    Difficulty>5/10
    Spoils>Spider Ball
    Strategy>As you first enter the Dynamo Works from the Worker's Path, you see 
    the Spider Guardian, a massively strengthened Pillbug, circling a Morph Ball 
    hole. Make sure to scan it now; you won't have another chance! After this, 
    enter the hole and get ready for one of the most interesting battles in the 
    game. The entire affair takes place in Morph Ball mode, and the Guardian is 
    restrained to moving on Spider Ball tracks. Its only weapon is an electrical 
    field that surrounds it and can hit you even through thin walls; always keep a 
    good distance away to avoid being shocked for a constant 30 damage. The only 
    way to damage the Spider Guardian is by redirecting its path into a sparking 
    blue energy conduit; this removes 1/6 of its health. To do this, you must first 
    use Morph Ball Bombs on the Guardian to stun it. The creature's electrical 
    field may then turn red or green. (It starts out blue) If it turns red, the 
    Guardian moves faster; adjust the timing of your Bombs accordingly when you try 
    again. If it turns green, the Bomb Slot in the area activates and some 
    platforms may extend from the wall. (You'll also hear an audio cue) Quickly go 
    to the slot and trigger it to move part of the course and redirect the Guardian 
    into the power conduit. To help you plan on defeating the Spider Guardian, I've 
    made text maps of all 4 areas in which you must fight it.
    
    C=Energy Conduit
    B=Bomb Slot
    S=Spider Ball Track
    D=Moving Door
    E=Extending Platform
    X=Lay Bombs here
    
    STAGE 1
     __________    ___________
    |          |  |           |
    |  ______  |__|  _______  |   ___
    |     | SSSSSSSSSSSSS |   |  | B |
    |__   | S _________ S | __|__|   |
     __|  | S|         |S X       ___|
    |     | S|         |S  ______/___
    |  ___| S|         |SSSDSSSSC
    |       S|         |S  __________
    |___    S|_________|S |
        |   SSSSSSSSSSSSS |
        |________   ______|
      __________|   |
      START      ___|
      __________/
    
    The first stage is easy. Wait for the SG to roll past above you, then quickly 
    Bomb Jump up to the left. Roll as far left as possible and Bomb Jump again to 
    get to the left side of the area. Staying as far away from the Spider Ball 
    track as possible to avoid the electrical field, wait for the Guardian to pass 
    before Bomb Jumping your way up to the top of the steps. Wait for him to pass 
    by again and drop onto the top of the center square, then BJ onto the other 
    part of the highest level. Drop down a few levels to reach the part of the area 
    with the Bomb Slot. Make sure not to get hit as you lay some Bombs on the 
    leftmost part of the ledge you're on, right next to the track, to hit the SG.  
    Roll away from the track as soon as you lay the Bombs to avoid the electricity. 
    If he turns green, you can easily roll up the short hill and Bomb the slot to 
    trap the Guardian. After he gets shocked, follow him to the next stage.
    
    STAGE 2
         ____
        /    \____
       /          |   ___
      |   _____   |  | B |            _______
      |  |     |  |__|   |____       /       \
    __|  |_____|              |     |         |
    START     SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS|     |   ____  |___
    __    ___ SEEEEEEEEEEEEEES|     |SSSDSSSSSCSSS
      |S |   |S              S|     |SX __________
      |S |   |S              S|     |SX|
      |S |___|S              S|_____|SX|
      |SSSSSSSS              SSSSSSSSSX|
      |                                |
      |                                |
      \                                /
       \                              /
        \                            /
         \                          /
          \_                      _/
            \_                  _/
              \_              _/
                \____________/ 
    
    The next stage is harder. There's a half-pipe under the main part of the level; 
    Boost to the ledge on the right near the conduit when the Guardian isn't around 
    there. Sit on the edge of the ledge (you'll have to switch the camera wit X 
    every time you do, which is annoying). As the Guardian is about to climb up the 
    track to your ledge, fall down and drop 3 Bombs over the track as you fall, 
    charging a Boost right afterward. If you had good enough timing, he'll get hit. 
    If he turns green, boost up to the high ledge of the left, then fall down onto 
    the ledge and Bomb the slot. It can be tough to boost fast enough, though, and 
    you'll probably take damage.
    
    STAGE 3
        ______
       /      \__________________   |
      |                          |S |
      |   __________      _______|S |
      |  |__________| XX |_______|S |
      |  |SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSDCS |
      |  |S EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE     ___|
      |  |SSSSSSSSSS        |   |
    __|  |EEEEEEEEES        |   |
    START        B S        |   |
    __ SSSSSSSS    S        |   |
      |  |SSSSSSSSSS      __|   |
      |  |    EEEEEEEEEEE|  |   |
      |                  |__|   |
      \                         /
       \_                     _/
         \_                 _/
           \_             _/
             \___________/
    
    The third stage also has a half-pipe. You want to get up onto the ledges on the 
    top of the room, preferably on the left side of the gap. As the Guardian 
    approaches, drop across the track and quickly lay 3 Bombs, then charge a Boost 
    as you hit the bottom of the half-pipe. Regardless of whether he turns green or 
    not, quickly Boost back up to the top ledges. If he turned green, fall onto the 
    ledge that extends when you return to the top and fall along the ledges down to 
    below the slot. Bomb Jump up to it and activate it, then follow the Spider 
    Guardian to the final stage.
    
    STAGE 4
    
    C=Crate
    
             |S |
    _________|S |__________________________________
              SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS |
    ______________                               S |
              | B |    C          C          C   S |
           ___|   |____________________________  S |
     _____/SSSSSSSS\_______________     | B |  | S |________
    |  SSS _______SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSC|    |   |  | SSSSSSSSSS |
    |  ___/_______\_____DS     ____|___/SSSSS\_|_________   |
    |  CSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ____SSS|SSSSSSSSSSS |
    |  _______________________   SD ___/____\  |     _______|
    |   BSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSC  |SSSSSSSSSSS |
    |  _________________DS    X______________  |_________   |
    |SSSSSS\_____/SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS\__A__/SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS |
    |_____ SSSSSSS ________________ SSSSSSSS _______________|
          \_______/                \________/
    
    The last stage is extremely tricky. There are 3 conduits and 3 Bombs slots; you 
    must trigger 1, 2, or all 3 of them in order to get him to run into a conduit. 
    First, roll along the top and Bomb the crates to get 3 Super Energy units. Fall 
    down the ledges on the right side and drop onto the lowest level where the 
    Spider Guardian is. Roll just behind him and Bomb Jump onto the right-hand 
    ledge, rolling onto the thicker section marked with the A. On this or the other 
    thicker section, the Spider Guardian can't shock you. This time, lay the Bombs 
    on the leftmost part of your ledge to hit the Guardian as he comes from the 
    left. Right after laying them, roll back to the thick section of ledge. If you 
    hear the audio cue meaning the Bomb Slots have activated, quickly boost across 
    the gap to the other ledge and first Bomb Slot. Activate it to move the lowest 
    moving door. After doing that, drop down to the left to avoid getting shocked 
    as the Guardian comes past. He'll roll to the Bomb Slot, then right into the 
    first energy conduit. For the next conduit, repeat the above process, then roll 
    back to the right after activating the first Bomb Slot. He should have started 
    to continue rolling to the right by now; Bomb Jump from where he was to the 
    ledge you laid your Bombs on, then up and right again. Roll up the tiny hill 
    and Bomb Jump to the second slot. Once he gets off the lowest level of track, 
    roll right and drop to it to avoid him as he continues on his roll of 
    electrocution.  The third conduit, obviously, is the hardest; you must activate 
    all 3 slots while he's green. After reactivating the second slot, drop off the 
    ledge where the second moving door was, then Bomb Jump up and left twice to the 
    level with the third Bomb Slot. Roll up the small hill and activate it within 
    the time limit, then drop off the ledge to the left and watch your victory. 
    (Note that the opening under the third Slot is tiny, so you need to be aligned 
    very precisely, just to the left of the top of the hill, to Bomb Jump to the 
    slot) If you're having trouble making it to all 3 slots, you can Bomb him while 
    he's green to reset the timer, but this shouldn't be necessary.
    
    After being defeated, the Spider Guardian leaves behind the Spider Ball 
    upgrade! Get it to gain the same wall-climbing power he had, which will be 
    useful for getting out. To move along the distinctive Spider Ball tracks 
    regardless of position, hold down R.
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>SUB GUARDIANS>SPIDER GUARDIAN
    
    <SPIDER BALL ACQUIRED!>
    
    >Expansions Available with the Spider Ball<
    Missile Expansions 31>Sanctuary Fortress>Dynamo Works
    Missile Expansions 32>Sanctuary Fortress>Hall of Combat Mastery
    Missile Expansions 33>Agon Wastes>Reactor Core
    Missile Expansions 34>Agon Wastes>Storage C (off Bioenergy Production)
    Missile Expansions 35>Dark Agon Wastes>Junction Site
    Missile Expansions 36>Torvus Bog>Training Chamber
    Energy Tank 9>Sanctuary Fortress>Reactor Core
    Energy Tank 10>Torvus Bog>Torvus Plaza
    
    o. Power Bomb (Pwrbm)
    
    The Morph Ball Bombs are useful explosives, but they're almost boringly weak. 
    If you really want to cause some damage, you can't go wrong with Power Bombs.
    
    +------------------+
    |SANCTUARY FORTRESS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Dynamo Works
    Use your new upgrade to escape the Dynamo Works. It's recommended that you use 
    a shortcut to escape; it saves time and gets you a Missile Expansion. To do so, 
    use the Spider Ball tracks to leave the fourth area and jump up to a ledge on 
    top, between the third and fourth areas. Roll along this new ledge to get a 
    Missile Expansion and to come out in the main part of the Dynamo Works.  Go up 
    the Spider Ball tracks on the wall (scan them and the Keybearer) and take the 
    elevator down to the Hall of Combat Mastery.
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>KEYBEARER LORE>CADRE 2>C-RCH'S TESTAMENT
    RESEARCH>MECHANISMS>SYSTEMS>SPIDER BALL TRACK
    
    >Hall of Combat Mastery
    Scan the Luminoth Lore and use the Spider Ball to escape the enclosure you 
    start in. Consider navigating the Morph Ball maze found all over the room to 
    get a Missile Expansion if you have the time, but in any case head back to the 
    Minigyro Chamber.
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>CONFLICT>SECOND PHASE>THE FINAL CRUSADE
    
    >Minigyro Chamber
    Instead of having to solve a puzzle in here, you now need to get past two 
    Harmony Class Drones. Time your runs so they don't hit you with bombs.
    
    >Reactor Core
    Go back down to the ground floor of the Reactor Core (you can also get an 
    Energy Tank in here by boosting up the reactor orbs-see the Expansions section) 
    and turn right as you exit the reactor column. Behind the cobalt translator 
    door is the Sanctuary Map Station; a map of the Fortress will be quite useful. 
    After getting it, it's time for a quick return to Torvus Bog. Leave the Reactor 
    and go back to the Sanctuary Entrance.
    
    >Sanctuary Entrance
    As you approach the bridge, Dark Samus reappears. She doesn't fight you, but 
    destroy the bridge! Luckily, you can still make it across on the intact support 
    cables. Look for a Spider Ball track behind you on the wall and roll up it and 
    out over the cliff. When you reach the end of this track, roll out to the 
    curved section facing the other cable and hold B to charge a boost, as the help 
    caption says. When you release it, you fly off the track and (hopefully) land 
    on the other one, allowing you to reach the other side. From here, you can 
    easily return to Torvus Bog for your next upgrade. (Take a shortcut through the 
    Great Temple to reach the transport faster) Once in Torvus Bog, keep 
    backtracking all the way down to the Main Hydrochamber, where you fought the 
    Alpha Blogg.
    
    +----------+
    |TORVUS BOG|
    +----------+
    
    >Main Hydrochamber
    Look for some Spider Ball tracks across from the door to the chamber with the 
    Gravity Boost. Use them to reach an underwater portal.
    
    +---------------+
    |DARK TORVUS BOG|
    +---------------+
    
    >Undertemple
    As you enter the main part of the Undertemple, you meet the final Sub Guardian, 
    a mutated Sporb that has your Power Bombs!
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>SUB GUARDIANS>POWER BOMB GUARDIAN
    Location>Dark Torvus Bog>Undertemple
    Difficulty>2/10
    Spoils>Power Bomb
    Strategy>The final Sub Guardian is pathetically easy, as long as you have 
    enough energy. (You should have 9 Energy Tanks now, which is way more than 
    enough) He's a mutated Sporb that sits on a pillar in the middle of the room 
    and spits Power Bombs at you. It sounds painful, but keep in mind that Samus is 
    normally immune to Power Bomb explosions. (Except in multiplayer >=) Anyway, to 
    beat the Power Bomb Guardian, you simply need to activate all 4 Bomb Slots 
    around the walls of the room. Sound easy? It is. After scanning the one-time 
    boss, enter Morph Ball mode and climb onto the walls with the Spider Ball 
    track. You simply need to follow the tracks to 4 Bomb Slots now. I'd recommend 
    Bombing the right and leftmost slots first, since the Guardian spits more Power 
    Bombs as his health drops. You'll need to make use of most of your Spider Ball 
    tricks; lay a Bomb to jump higher, and drop by briefly releasing R. The Spider 
    Ball tracks aren't hard to navigate, and activating all the slots is incredibly 
    easy. However, I wasn't kidding when I said you need lots of energy. You're 
    unprotected from the atmosphere of Dark Aether while on the tracks, and while 
    the Power Bombs aren't very damaging, they will knock you off the track. Keep 
    moving to stay ahead of them, The Power Bomb Guardian will also summon Inglets; 
    ignore them or try to take them out with Bombs if you want.
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>SUB GUARDIANS>POWER BOMB GUARDIAN
    
    After winning, the PBG drops the Power Bombs on the pedestal on which it sat. 
    On the opposite side of the Spider Ball track leading up from the floor is one 
    going up to a walkway to this pedestal. Roll up to it and get the upgrade.
    
    <POWER BOMB ACQUIRED!>
    
    >Expansions Available with the Power Bomb<
    Missile Expansion 37>Agon Wastes>Ventilation Area A
    Missile Expansion 38>Torvus Bog>Gathering Hall
    Missile Expansion 39>Sanctuary Fortress>Main Research
    Missile Expansion 40>Agon Wastes>Mining Station A
    Missile Expansion 41>Agon Wastes>Storage A (off Mining Station B)
    Missile Expansion 42>Torvus Bog>Torvus Grove
    Power Bomb Expansion 1>Temple Grounds>Dynamo Chamber
    Power Bomb Expansion 2>Torvus Bog>Great Bridge
    Power Bomb Expansion 3>Sanctuary Fortress>Sanctuary Entrance
    Power Bomb Expansion 4>Sanctuary Fortress>Transit Station
    
    p. Sunburst (Optional) (Snbst)
    
    The Sunburst fires a huge, explosive ball of light that can lay waste to any 
    dark enemy if it can just...get...there... It can also get you a 5/5 flyer for 
    5...oops, wrong game. Like the Darkburst, it's optional, so it's fine if you 
    don't want it.
    
    +---------------+
    |DARK TORVUS BOG|
    +---------------+
    
    >Undertemple
    Now that you have the Power Bombs, you can break the yellow blast shield over 
    the door out of the Undertemple. (Don't leave the dark world just yet; by 
    waiting you can emerge near a Missile Expansion)
    
    >Undertemple Access
    Climb up the stairs here as in the light world; blast the Darkling Tentacles 
    with the Power Beam.
    
    >Undertemple Shaft
    Fight off or ignore the Hunter Ing down here and get back up to the top of the 
    room. From there, proceed to save your game and then head off for the Crypt. 
    (The Grappling Beam makes it easier)
    
    >Crypt
    Use the portal in the alcove to reenter the light world.
    
    +----------+
    |TORVUS BOG|
    +----------+
    
    >Gathering Hall
    Drop down into the water (oh, wait, you're already in it) and lay a Power Bomb 
    on the over-shaped piece of glass on the bottom to expose a half-pipe of sorts. 
    Next, Power Bomb the plug below it to drain the room of water. (And you liked 
    the water...) Now, use the half-pipe you've exposed to Boost up to some Spider 
    Ball tracks suspended near the ceiling. (Hold R as you boost to avoid missing 
    them) Bomb Jump to a higher track from the one you're on, then roll around to 
    the opposite side. From the end of this track, Boost off to a rotating section 
    of track and then into a Bomb Slot. Activate it and repeat on the other side to 
    reveal the Expansion. (Jump up the retracting ledges to get it using good 
    timing) Now, head back to the surface and make your way up to the Temple 
    Grounds.
    
    +--------------+
    |TEMPLE GROUNDS|
    +--------------+
    
    >Path of Eyes
    Make your way to the Path of Eyes and go through the green door in the middle 
    of the path. (Of course, since you should have the Energy Tank from Windchamber 
    Access, it will be blue)
    
    >Windchamber Access
    Shoot yourself across with the Kinetic Orb Cannon and Grapple to the Energy 
    Tank if you didn't already. Enter the room beyond with a Power Bomb.
    
    >Grand Windchamber
    This massive room is built into the Cliffside, and contains a puzzle you'll 
    have to solve to get the Sunburst. To start off, you'll have to take a detour 
    to the dark world. Look to the right for a portal and use it.
    
    +------------------+
    |SKY TEMPLE GROUNDS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Ing Windchamber
    Like in the light world, there's a large lock mechanism in the middle of the 
    Ing Windchamber. Travel around the room using the Kinetic Orb Cannons and use 
    the Spinners to rotate the locks so they are all highlighted the same color. 
    Get to the ledge in front of the gems on the locks and shoot them all with 
    Seeker Missiles. repeat this process for the other color of locks to blast them 
    off and unlock the mechanism. Now, return to the light world.
    
    +--------------+
    |TEMPLE GROUNDS|
    +--------------+
    
    >Grand Windchamber
    Your puzzle solving in the dark world created four Grapple Points here. Use 
    them to reach a far platform with a Kinetic Orb Cannon and shoot up to the 
    central lock. The Sunburst is up there, waiting to be claimed, just as you'll 
    be waiting for the immensely powerful but incredibly slow-moving move to hit. 
    Like the Darkburst, it consumes 30 ammo units and 5 Missiles to fire. Make sure 
    not to try to hit anything moving. Now, back to the Sanctuary Fortress. 
    Luckily, there's a shortcut you can now use to reach the Fortress if you have 
    enough Power Bombs. (It should be no problem if you've been getting Expansions) 
    Grapple over to the ledge farthest from where you first entered and go through 
    the yellow door. Go through the ensuing tunnel and one last yellow door to 
    arrive in the GMFC Compound. From there, return to the Sanctuary Fortress. 
    
    <SUNBURST ACQUIRED!>
    
    +------------------+
    |SANCTUARY FORTRESS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Transport to Temple Grounds
    You know the way; return to the Sanctuary Entrance.
    
    >Sanctuary Entrance
    Cross the gap as usual, then go to the left on the other side to the high-tech 
    elevator structure. Use a Power Bomb to destroy the Denzium panel in front of 
    it (break some crates for Power Bombs if necessary) and go up. Scan the panel 
    on the higher ledge to activate a Kinetic Orb Cannon on a walkway below. Use it 
    while holding R to reach a Spider Ball track. Roll up this track to the top of 
    the platform to find a Vigilance Turret. Cool! Using the turret, shoot the 
    rocky upper part of the far side of the bridge and the upper section of the 
    main Fortress. Also shoot a spiky part down and to the right of this, to the 
    right of the light door. Now, end your rampage and take the track back down to 
    another Cannon that returns you to the main part of the Fortress. Go over to 
    the spiky part of blasted, scan the Luminoth Lore, and ascend the tracks using 
    the Spider and Boost Ball. At the top, scan the Keybearer and use the Cannon to 
    be shot all the way across the gap to a well-earned Power Bomb Expansion. Jump 
    down and cross the gap one more time, then proceed to Reactor Access.
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>CONFLICT>FINAL PHASE>TWILIGHT
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>KEYBEARER LORE>CADRE 2>S-JRS' TESTAMENT
    
    >Reactor Access
    As you enter the main part of this area, one of the dormant robots on the walls 
    comes to life and attacks! Scan the Ingsmasher, then get ready for a miniboss 
    fight. Their main attack is a ground quake that repeatedly sends shockwaves at 
    you; the waves are easy to jump over but it creates so many that you'll almost 
    inevitably be hit. The Super Missile is your main weapon against the 
    Ingsmasher; charge the Power Beam constantly and fire a Missile whenever the 
    Ingsmasher isn't using its opposite-polarity shield. If you can, try a Power 
    Bomb to make things quick. Try not to get close to the mechanoids, though; it 
    is an IngSMASHER. Unlike with their Metroid Prime clones the Elite Pirates, you 
    don't get anything for beating Ingsmashers, annoyingly enough. After 
    dispatching it, continue on to the Reactor Core.
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>LARGE>INGSMASHER
    
    >Reactor Core
    Now that you're here, skip ahead to the marked part of the next section to 
    continue. (Consider reading the parts before it for info on a few more 
    Expansions)
    
    q. Echo Visor (Ecovs)
    
    The Echo Visor gives you the vision of a bat. And you thought the game's name 
    was just there to sound cool.
    
    +---------------+
    |DARK TORVUS BOG|
    +---------------+
    
    >Undertemple
    Use your new Power Bombs to destroy the yellow blast shield on the door ahead 
    and leave. 
    
    >Undertemple Access
    Climb up the stairs here as in the light world; blast the Darkling Tentacles 
    with the Power Beam.
    
    >Undertemple Shaft
    Fight off or ignore the Hunter Ing down here and get back up to the top of the 
    room. From there, proceed to save your game and then head off for the Crypt. 
    (The Grappling Beam makes it easier)
    
    >Crypt
    Use the portal in the alcove to reenter the light world.
    
    +----------+
    |TORVUS BOG|
    +----------+
    
    >Gathering Hall
    Drop down into the water (oh, wait, you're already in it) and lay a Power Bomb 
    on the over-shaped piece of glass on the bottom to expose a half-pipe of sorts. 
    Next, Power Bomb the plug below it to drain the room of water. (And you liked 
    the water...) Now, use the half-pipe you've exposed to Boost up to some Spider 
    Ball tracks suspended near the ceiling. (Hold R as you boost to avoid missing 
    them) Bomb Jump to a higher track from the one you're on, then roll around to 
    the opposite side. From the end of this track, Boost off to a rotating section 
    of track and then into a Bomb Slot. Activate it and repeat on the other side to 
    reveal the Expansion. (Jump up the retracting ledges to get it using good 
    timing) Now, go through the Hydrodynamo Station to the Training Chamber. (As 
    rockin' as you Power Bombs are, they still can't open grey doors to access the 
    short path)
    
    >Training Chamber
    As you enter, the Bloggs swimming in the water are transformed to Dark Bloggs! 
    Not only do they look insanely awesome now; they're also much more resistant to 
    your methods of killing them. Luckily, their Darkling possession gives them a 
    weakness to light; a Lightburst to the face will take out a Dark Blogg. Now, 
    it's time to uncover another shortcut. For starters, go up the Spider Ball 
    track to the left of the Spinner and boost from the top to a track on the 
    underside of a platform held by the large statue. Roll around the curved track 
    and boost to more track on the other wall. From there, roll up to the huge 
    Spider Ball oval on the ceiling and drop onto the platform held by the statue. 
    (It may take a few tries) Once on it, activate the Bomb Slot to move the statue 
    forward, revealing a Missile Expansion and tracks leading to a yellow door.
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING AQUATIC>DARK BLOGG
    
    >Sanctuary Transport Access
    There's a regular Blogg swimming around in the pool in this room if you still 
    need the scan. Otherwise, jump across the rotating platforms to the door, and 
    take the Transport beyond to the Sanctuary Fortress.
    
    +------------------+
    |SANCTUARY FORTRESS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Transport to Torvus Bog
    Leave this room (after enjoying the incredible view) and go through the tunnel 
    with the Octopedes.
    
    >Main Research
    You can't do much in this room yet; you're just passing through. For now, deal 
    with the Dark Quads and scan the Luminoth Lore in here and the large robot at 
    the top of the middle column. You can also get a Missile Expansion by 
    navigating the maze of Spider Ball tracks on a wall. Simply use timing to avoid 
    the various robotic arms as you roll along the tracks to reach the Expansion. 
    After getting it, drop off, roll up some tracks to a ledge, and leave.
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>STATIONARY>CARETAKER CLASS DRONE
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>CONFLICT>SECOND PHASE>TORVUS FALLS
    
    >Transit Station
    It's time for...another Expansion! (I hope you have some Power Bombs) Power 
    Bomb the glass in front of the portal and enter it.
    
    +--------+
    |ING HIVE|
    +--------+
    
    >Hive Portal Chamber
    As you enter this room, a huge mechanical monstrosity smashes through a wall: a 
    Dark Ingsmasher! It's defeated in much the same way as the light variety, 
    though the Lightburst is preferable to the Super Missile for defeating them. Of 
    course, since you probably haven't met regular Ingsmashers yet, just try jump 
    over the ground quakes they produce in rapid succession and let them have it 
    whenever they aren't projecting an opposite-polarity shield. Make sure to 
    respect the "Smasher" part of their name and not get too close, and to scan it. 
    After killing the Dark Ingsmasher (er, deactivating), go through the portal 
    behind where it was.
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING MECHANOID>DARK INGSMASHER
    
    +------------------+
    |SANCTUARY FORTRESS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Transit Station
    Simply roll through the tunnel in this sealed-off alcove and enter another 
    portal. 
    
    +--------+
    |ING HIVE|
    +--------+
    
    >Hive Portal Chamber
    Climb the Spider Ball tracks in front of you and enter one last portal. 
    
    +------------------+
    |SANCTUARY FORTRESS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Transit Station
    Use some more Spider Ball tracks to reach a Power Bomb Expansion. After getting 
    it, roll back out and drop into the main part of the room, then go through the 
    yellow door to the Reactor Core.
    
    !!!PEOPLE WITH THE SUNBURST SKIP TO HERE!!!
    
    >Reactor Core
    Proceed up the central column (or across it, depending on where you entered 
    from) to the Hall of Combat Mastery.
    
    >Hall of Combat Mastery
    Some of the Ingsmashers in this hall come to life and attack as you pass them. 
    Scan one if you didn't already and fight them if you want. Use the Morph Ball 
    to boost past them and get into the enclosure leading to the elevator. (If you 
    want, you can take a shortcut across the room by going up the tracks ahead of 
    you as you enter) Once you're up on the second level, go to the Main Gyro 
    Chamber.
    
    >Main Gyro Chamber
    Take the elevator back up to the top floor of the room, but don't go to the 
    Temple. Lay a Power Bomb next to some of the debris in the corner to reveal 
    another Bomb Slot. Solve another colored dots puzzle and activate the second 
    Bomb Slot that appears to stop the smaller, inner gyro ring at an angle. Now, 
    walk out onto the outer ring and go to where the rings cross. (You also might 
    want to save your game while you're here) At one of these intersections is an 
    open Spider Ball track. Get onto it and go up as far as you can, then boost off 
    to fly through a cracked pane of glass to another upper part of the room. Go 
    though the yellow door.
    
    >Checkpoint Station
    As you enter this room, you see your old friend Dark Samus wipe out a squad of 
    Pirates. Luckily, there's a wall between you so you can only watch as she 
    floats off. Go around through the hallway (destroy the crates for supplies) and 
    into the open room DS was in, then follow her through the next door.
    
    >Aerie Transport Station
    You're now at the bottom of the massive vertical shaft you undoubtedly saw 
    after downloading the level map. As expected, Dark Samus is waiting for you in 
    here. As the huge elevator you're standing begins to ascend, she finally gets 
    around to fighting you a second time. 
    
    CREATURES>OFFWORLD>DARK SAMUS>DARK SAMUS 2
    Location>Sanctuary Fortress>Aerie Access/Aerie
    Difficulty>5/10
    Spoils>Echo Visor
    Strategy>Dark Samus returns as you ascend to the Aerie. She's fought much like 
    before, but hard some new attacks and abilities. As usual, DS is very fast; 
    don't use slow-moving attacks and imitate her speed. (Remember to scan her 
    first thing) For this battle, Super Missiles are the weapons of choice. She can 
    turn into a Morph Ball and speed around the room; avoid her like you did the 
    Boost Guardian. A charged Light Beam shot can force her out of Morph Ball mode 
    instantly. She can also turn invisible; if she does, track her with the Dark 
    Visor. Beyond that, just use Super Missiles and engage her as you did before. 
    Try to hit her when she attacks to prevent her from dodging or blocking you.
    
    By the time you defeat Dark Samus (again), the elevator you battled on will 
    have reached the Aerie, the top of a huge tower on the Fortress. After winning, 
    you get...nothing, yet. To claim your prize, go through the window Dark Samus 
    smashed on her way out. (Make sure not to fall like she did) Walk along the 
    edge until you reach a portal.
    CREATURES>OFFWORLD>DARK SAMUS>DARK SAMUS 2
    
    +--------+
    |ING HIVE|
    +--------+
    
    >Hive Summit
    Walk along the dark version of the ledge to a Spider Ball track and use it to 
    enter the main room again. Use the Spinner to rotate a track so you can Spider 
    Ball up it and boost off to another section. From there, roll up to the end and 
    boost off to a ledge from which you can jump to another portal.
    
    >Aerie
    From the central platform you emerge on, jump back to the other high ledge and 
    get your prize: the Echo Visor. This eyewear allows you to see sound like a 
    bat, and will be useful in later parts of the game. As usual, you can't just 
    leave; some transmitters are inhibiting the elevator. Use the Echo Visor to 
    find small devices emitting sonic pulses and shoot them. Once all three are 
    down, you can use the elevator to return.
    
    <ECHO VISOR ACQUIRED!>
    
    >Expansions Available with the Echo Visor<
    Missile Expansion 43>Sanctuary Fortress>Central Area Transport West
    Missile Expansion 44>Sanctuary Fortress>Temple Access
    Energy Tank 11>Sanctuary Fortress>Watch Station Access
    Beam Ammo Expansion 3>Sanctuary Fortress>Watch Station
    
    r. Screw Attack (Scwat)
    
    Samus has enjoyed screwing her enemies since the early days. Now you get to do 
    it in 3-D. The move also gives you mobility like you've never dreamed of. 
    
    +------------------+
    |SANCTUARY FORTRESS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Aerie Transport Station
    Once you reach the bottom again, leave the Aerie shaft.
    
    >Checkpoint Station
    Your progress is sealed in this room. Use the Echo Visor to find more sonic 
    transmitters and eliminate them to proceed. Head back down to the Hall of 
    Combat Mastery from here (save as you pass through the Main Gyro Chamber) and 
    use the Portal in it.
    
    +--------+
    |ING HIVE|
    +--------+
    
    >Culling Chamber
    Look for a vertical red Spider Ball track near the middle of the Culling 
    Chamber and roll up it. Inside the glass chamber, roll around to the ledge 
    holding your first Dark Temple Key. (Bomb the metal barrier in front of it) 
    After getting the Key, return to the light world.
    
    +------------------+
    |SANCTUARY FORTRESS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Hall of Combat Mastery
    Next, return to the Reactor Core. Take out the top Rezbit and Bomb the yellow 
    door. (You'll definitely want to Save again)
    
    >Transit Station
    I'll do this next part assuming you got the Sunburst, meaning you haven't been 
    through here before. (If you have, just skip ahead) To get the Expansion in 
    this room, Power Bomb the glass in front of the portal and enter it.
    
    +--------+
    |ING HIVE|
    +--------+
    
    >Hive Portal Chamber
    As you enter this room, a huge mechanical monstrosity smashes through a wall: a 
    Dark Ingsmasher! It's defeated in much the same way as the light variety, 
    though the Lightburst is preferable to the Super Missile for defeating them. Of 
    course, since you probably haven't met regular Ingsmashers yet, just try jump 
    over the ground quakes they produce in rapid succession and let them have it 
    whenever they aren't projecting an opposite-polarity shield. Make sure to 
    respect the "Smasher" part of their name and not get too close, and to scan it. 
    After killing the Dark Ingsmasher (er, deactivating), go through the portal 
    behind where it was.
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING MECHANOID>DARK INGSMASHER
    
    +------------------+
    |SANCTUARY FORTRESS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Transit Station
    Simply roll through the tunnel in this sealed-off alcove and enter another 
    portal. 
    
    +--------+
    |ING HIVE|
    +--------+
    
    >Hive Portal Chamber
    Climb the Spider Ball tracks in front of you and enter one last portal. 
    
    +------------------+
    |SANCTUARY FORTRESS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Transit Station
    Use some more Spider Ball tracks to reach a Power Bomb Expansion. After getting 
    it, roll back out and drop into the main part of the room, then continue on to 
    Main Research.
    
    >Main Research
    Upon entering this room, don't jump down yet; try to blast at least one of the 
    Dark Quads' heads before jumping down. Next, do so and finish them and get two 
    scans: the large robot in the top of the huge central column, and the Luminoth 
    Lore. Also, you'll probably want the Missile Expansion on the wall covered in 
    Spider Ball tracks...and mechanical arms and claws. Use timing to get past the 
    hazards without getting hurt and reach the expansion. Next, switch over to the 
    Echo Visor and find some sonic transmitters. To avoid a game-ending glitch, 
    MAKE ABSOLUTELY SURE you destroy all three emitters in one go, without leaving 
    the room before they're all down. It seems unlikely that you would, but if you 
    don't and save again, you'll have to restart your game. As long as you're 
    making sure of things, double-check that you scanned the Caretaker Drone. 
    Anyway, after destroying all the transmitters, a door opens to reveal a portal. 
    Do I really need to tell you to take it?
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>STATIONARY>CARETAKER CLASS DRONE
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>CONFLICT>SECOND PHASE>TORVUS FALLS
    
    +--------+
    |ING HIVE|
    +--------+
    
    >Staging Area
    Try to stay in the safe zone around the portal as you take out the pair of 
    Hunter Ing; as usual, wait for them to become solid again and give them a 
    Lightburst to the face. (The Sunburst isn't very practical) After winning, use 
    the Echo Visor to find more transmitters and shoot them to reveal a panel. Scan 
    it and the central section of the room lifts, giving you access to the central 
    cylinder. Fall down into it to find another portal. Before using it, it's 
    highly recommended that you recharge all your health in the safe zone. It's 
    boring, but worth it. 
    
    +------------------+
    |SANCTUARY FORTRESS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Main Research
    You're now right below the Caretaker Drone you hopefully scanned. Roll up the 
    Spider Ball Track to a metal floor in the cylinder, then QUICKLY Bomb Jump up 
    to the circular Spider Ball Track to avoid massive damage from the electrified 
    floor. Next, several various robotic arms lower. Roll away from them to avoid 
    being damaged and dislodged, causing you to fall onto the floor which is 
    quickly re-electrified. If necessary, cross to the opposite side of the track 
    by using the Boost Ball to avoid the arms. Whenever a red light lowers, quickly 
    position yourself across from it and boost into it. Repeat the process for two 
    more red lights to cause a cylinder to lower. Boost through the bottom of this 
    cylinder (it's in the middle, so you don't need to aim) to damage the Caretaker 
    and create some Spider Ball Tracks leading up. Bomb Jump up to them and again 
    to the next level of track. This one is identical to the one below, but with 
    two small gaps in the track. Luckily, if you plan your Boosts well enough, this 
    shouldn't hinder you. Repeat the process once more with three gaps to defeat 
    the Drone. Go up more Spider Ball Track and through a tunnel to the main part 
    of the room. Roll through some tube to drop out on a higher ledge, in front of 
    a door you should use.
    
    >Central Area Transport West
    Use the Echo Visor again to destroy a sonic transmitter blocking access to a 
    Kinetic Orb Cannon. Roll into it to start a chain reaction that shoots you up 
    to the top. If you have a few more moments, drop into the central shaft to get 
    a Missile Expansion. Once in, look for three Morph Ball holes and take the left 
    one. Choose two right-hand forks in the ensuring Morph Ball maze to fall onto 
    the Expansion. Continue all the way back down, then shoot yourself up again and 
    continue on.
    
    >Watch Station
    This huge ledge is filled with Spider Ball Tracks and other various 
    attractions; it's the Sanctuary Fortress' closest thing to a fun fair. For 
    starters, jump out off the ledge you begin on to the rotating platforms in the 
    middle and ride them to the main ledge. Go across this ledge (get the Luminoth 
    Lore) and jump up to a light door and use it.
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>CONFLICT>FINAL PHASE>SANCTUARY FALLS
    
    >Watch Station Access
    Get the easy Energy Tank here and scan the panel to lower some Grappling Points 
    that create a useful shortcut from the Main Gyro Chamber to the Watch Station. 
    Return and save your game if you want, then head back to the Watch Station.
    
    >Watch Station
    Next, get onto the Spider Ball Tracks next to you as you enter. Don't roll to 
    the impassable grey door; instead, Bomb Jump up to some more tracks and drop 
    down onto a central platform with a Kinetic Orb Cannon. Blast yourself out 
    while holding R to some Spider Ball Tracks. Make your way across more tracks 
    until you reach a series of tracks mounted on rotating disks. Get onto one and 
    (without moving) carefully lay a Bomb so it explodes just before you get 
    carried into the metal piece on the wall, which knocks you off. If you timed it 
    right, you get shot up to the next disk. If you were off, quickly roll back to 
    avoid getting dislodged. Get up one more disk and roll down to a huge rectangle 
    of track. Roll down to the bottom-right corner of it and continue down until 
    you're right above a Bomb Slot. Drop off the track while holding up to get into 
    the slot; Bomb it to reveal a portal.
    
    Before using it, you can also claim a Beam Ammo Expansion here. Get back over 
    to the rectangle of track and briefly release R while sticking to the bottom 
    left corner. You'll fall onto more track; from here you can go up two more 
    disks and into a pipe. When presented with a fork, don't go right; it drops you 
    down to ground level. Take the path away from your view to roll into a secret 
    chamber with another Beam Ammo Expansion! Now, roll back and down the pipe to 
    exit right in front of the portal, which you should use.
    
    +--------+
    |ING HIVE|
    +--------+
    
    >Aerial Training Site
    Take out the Dark Pirate Commandos (try to stay inside the safe zone as usual) 
    and go through the blue door to the right.
    
    >Judgment Drop
    Unlike in the light world, there are Grappling Points here that allow you to 
    cross the huge gap. Make sure to blast all the Dark Preeds floating around 
    first with the Power Beam or Seeker Missiles. Don't go through the next door 
    upon crossing the gap; turn left and jump down to a small platform, then to a 
    portal right under the platform you Grappled to.
    
    +------------------+
    |SANCTUARY FORTRESS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Grand Abyss
    Jump back up from the portal and go through the blue door.
    
    >Vault
    Walk across the long bridge to the central platform in this area. Your next 
    upgrade is sitting in the middle of it, but this room isn't called the Vault 
    for nothing. You'll have to unlock it before getting the Screw Attack. Go 
    around to the lower level of the central vault and scan a panel to lower the 
    bridge you just took, letting you reach a portal. 
    
    +--------+
    |ING HIVE|
    +--------+
    
    >Vault Attack Portal
    Grapple all the way across the considerably barer gap to another portal. Before 
    using it, make sure to scan the rare Dark War Wasps.
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING FLYERS>DARK WAR WASP
    
    +------------------+
    |SANCTUARY FORTRESS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Vault
    From here, you can jump to a series of platforms guarded by Rezbits. Use the 
    standard Entangler-Missile combo to take them out one by one before jumping to 
    the platforms they're above. To unlock the Vault, you need to use 4 Spinners on 
    platforms around the room. Jump to each one and do so. (The jumps are quite 
    challenging, so be careful) After triggering all 4 Spinners, go back to the 
    portal and cross the room via the dark world. Once you're back at the first 
    portal, go across the bridge and activate the Bomb Slot to unlock the awesome 
    Screw Attack! This old school move is finally in 3-D, and allows Samus to cross 
    nearly unlimited distances by repeatedly pressing B while flying through the 
    air. She can use the Screw Attack up to 5 times after Space Jumping, and 
    destroys any enemy she runs into.
    
    <SCREW ATTACK ACQUIRED!>
    
    >Expansions Available with the Screw Attack<
    Missile Expansion 45>Ing Hive>Aerial Training Site
    Missile Expansion 46>Torvus Bog>Undertemple
    Energy Tank 12>Agon Wastes>Mining Plaza
    Energy Tank 13>Torvus Bog>Meditation Vista
    Power Bomb Expansion 5>Agon Wastes>Sandcanyon
    
    s. Annihilator Beam (Anlrb)
    
    Ever wanted to annihilate stuff? Use sound as a weapon? Get your ultimate 
    revenge against Hunter Ing? With your last Beam, you can do all that and more. 
    There's just the tall order of getting it... 
    
    +------------------+
    |SANCTUARY FORTRESS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Vault
    In case you didn't already notice, there's no way to get out of here now that 
    the bridge has been lowered...or is there? Jump off the higher ledge above it 
    and keep hitting B with rhythm to use the Screw Attack, which lets you easily 
    cross the gap. (Note that it doesn't give you any vertical distance)
    
    >Grand Abyss
    Once again, cross this massive gap with the Screw Attack.
    
    >Watch Station
    Take out the Pirate Aerotroopers and use the portal again.
    
    +--------+
    |ING HIVE|
    +--------+
    
    >Aerial Training Site
    Look for some strange pinkish walls above the portal. These are Wall Jump 
    Surfaces; scan them, then Space Jump into one. Hit B as you touch the wall to 
    start Screw Attacking between it and the opposite one. Keep hitting B as you 
    touch each wall to Wall Jump up between them. (It takes quite a bit of 
    practice) Once you perfect this technique, you can reach a Missile Expansion. 
    After getting it, head back through the portal.
    RESEARCH>MECHANISMS>SYSTEMS>WALL JUMP SURFACE
    
    +------------------+
    |SANCTUARY FORTRESS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Watch Station
    Use the Screw Attack to reach the door you originally used to enter this room.
    
    >Central Area Transport West
    Drop down through the Morph Ball paths in this shaft to reach the bottom. (If 
    you didn't already get the Missile Expansion, go left, right, right to drop 
    into it)
    
    >Main Research
    Use the portal in this room again. 
    
    +--------+
    |ING HIVE|
    +--------+
    
    >Staging Area
    Jump to the raised floor surrounded the central cylinder, then to a flat piece 
    of machinery on the wall and to the dark version of the door you just entered 
    through.
    
    >Central Hive West Transport
    You need to Screw Attack your way up this room. As before, jump at the wall and 
    hit B right as you hit it. Keep hitting B with timing as you touch each wall to 
    climb up to the top. Go through the door up here.
    
    >Aerial Training Site
    You can now get the Dark Temple Key behind the forcefield in here. Scan the 
    panel to lower it, then Screw Attack back to the portal and use it again. 
    
    +------------------+
    |SANCTUARY FORTRESS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Watch Station
    Go through the light door in here to Watch Station Access.
    
    >Watch Station Access
    Either Grapple or Screw Attack back across this gap.
    
    >Main Gyro Chamber
    You'll probably want to save your game first. Now, head back into Dynamo Works 
    and enter the portal.
    
    +--------+
    |ING HIVE| 
    +--------+
    
    >Hive Dynamo Works
    Go through the light door ahead of you to Hive Dynamo Access.
    
    >Hive Dynamo Access
    Defeat the Warrior Ing in here and use the Echo Visor to open the door ahead.
    
    >Hive Gyro Chamber
    Jump to one of the platforms around the Spider Ball orb in the center. Shoot 
    some of the Darkling Tentacles so they don't knock you off, then get onto the 
    orb. Avoid any remaining tentacles and roll as far up the track as possible. 
    (If they knock you down, Spider Ball up from the floor, but be careful to avoid 
    them next time) From the highest part, you can boost to a circle of track with 
    the final Dark Temple Key in the middle. Boost through the key to get it, then 
    drop off and roll back up to the platforms around the orb. From here, you'll 
    want to visit a few more rooms. First, there's a Save Station in the same place 
    as in the light world near here. Get rid of the blast shield around it with a 
    Missile but don't go in yet. First, jump to the door above it and go through.
    
    >Hive Ammo Station
    In the room corresponding to the Aerie Transport Station is an ammo station; 
    it's highly recommended that you use it. Next, go back and use the Save 
    Station. Finally, use the room above the entrance from Hive Dynamo Access 
    corresponding to Temple Access.
    
    >Hive Temple Access
    Use your three Dark Temple Keys to unlock the Hive Temple.
    
    >Hive Temple
    Note the massive Quad in the middle of the huge Hive Temple as you jump down. 
    Yes, that's the final temple Guardian. Get ready for your biggest (and coolest) 
    fight ever against...
    
    /CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>QUADRAXIS>QUADRAXIS
    |Location>Ing Hive>Hive Temple
    |Difficulty>5/10
    |Strategy>The Guardian of the Ing Hive, Quadraxis is a 50-foot Quad with 
    |virtually impervious armor, massive 50-foot size, high-tech weapon systems, 
    |and is 50 feet tall. Oh, and did I mention that he's 50 feet tall? Don't let 
    |his size or power scare you, however; he's really just a very, very, very big 
    |Quad. Or maybe not. In his first and most imposing form, Quadraxis crawls 
    |around the arena while firing missiles and lasers. Keep moving and dashing to 
    |dodge them. (Make sure to scan him at some point) Being a huge Quad, Quadraxis 
    |also has a vortex attack with the size and power of a real tornado. A real 
    |tornado filled with metal. You should always be charging the Power Beam in 
    |this fight; quickly lock onto his feet when he begins to spin and fire a 
    |charged shot at the red thing where they meet to stop the spin. If you're too 
    |slow, the vortex will suck you in and do damage. Quadraxis also has a ground 
    |quake attack; as usual, jump over it. It comes from all 4 of his feet, so try 
    |jumping towards it to hopefully go over all 4. He has an attack where he locks 
    |onto you with 3 red lasers and makes a targeting reticule appear on your 
    |visor. To dodge it, enter Morph Ball mode and use a Boost right when the 3 
    |Beams merge over you. If they hit, you'll be unable to attack for a few 
    |moments. He can also fire rapid laser blasts and sonic particles that home in 
    |slightly; sidestep both of these. To beat the first form, you must take out 
    |the robot's kneecaps. Charge the Power Beam and lock onto one, then quickly 
    |blast it with a Super Missile when it turns blue. It takes 2 Super Missiles to 
    |destroy each kneecap, and make sure not to miss. Paradoxically, Quadraxis 
    |speeds up and tends to keeps its remaining knees away from you as you destroy 
    |more and more; if you can, try to hit each knee with one Super Missile before 
    |destroying any. Whenever you destroy a knee, Super and Ultra Energy modules 
    |fly out everywhere; draw them in with the Charge Beam. It's important to pick 
    |all of them up in order to keep healthy from Quadraxis' attacks and the lack 
    |of safe zones in the battles. If you need even more energy, you got it; you 
    |can boost through the red orbs under hits feet to damage them. Destroying one 
    |gives you another Ultra Energy. After destroying all the knees with Super 
    |Missiles and some luck, move onto the easier second stage.
    |
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>QUADRAXIS>DAMAGED QUADRAXIS
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>QUADRAXIS>SHIELD HEAD MODULE
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>QUADRAXIS>STUNNED HEAD MODULE
    |Location>Ing Hive>Hive Temple
    |Difficulty>4/10
    |Strategy>In Quadraxis' second phase, the body slumps down lifeless, and the 
    |separated head floats around, just like with a regular Quad. Make sure to scan 
    |both of them, then get started. When you scan the head, you learn it's 
    |receiving sonic transmissions. Switch to the Echo Visor to learn that the 
    |transmissions are coming from the body. Lock onto the antenna and blast it 
    |with 2 Super Missiles or to destroy it and stun the head. Scan the now-stunned 
    |head again, then switch back to the Echo Visor and target one of the antennae 
    |on the head. Blast with 2 Super Missiles to destroy it and repeat the process. 
    |As usual, destroying an antenna gives you more Energy and Missiles. (The head 
    |will also summon Dark Quads; consider destroying them) Once all 3 antennae on 
    |the head are gone, you move onto the final phase.
    |
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>QUADRAXIS>FINAL HEAD MODULE
    |Location>Ing Hive>Hive Temple
    |Difficulty>5/10
    |Spoils>Annihilator Beam, access to Ing Hive Energy Controller
    |Strategy>As the fight begins, the head module goes crazy and crashes into the 
    |body to reveal Spider Ball tracks on the legs. Scan the head one last time, 
    |then lock onto it and use 2 Super Missiles to stun it. The head will slowly 
    |drift around the body; boost ahead of it and quickly Spider Ball up a leg it's 
    |going to pass by. Charge a boost and release it while still holding R as the 
    |head floats by. (It will seem to pause for a moment when it's in the right 
    |place) If you aim was good enough, you fly at the head and hit the Spider Ball 
    |tracks on it. (It takes practice to hit the head) Once you're on, roll to one 
    |of the bomb slots of the head and lay a bomb in it to damage the head and get 
    |still more refills. Repeat this process with the other slot to destroy the 
    \head and win.
    
    After finally winning this awesome battle, you get an even more awesome weapon: 
    the Annihilator Beam! The final Beam is almost as awesome as its name suggests, 
    firing homing sonic pulses that uses both light and dark energy. (And ammo) The 
    shots are fairly powerful against all types of enemies, and the Beam can fire 
    nearly as fast as the Power Beam. It uses ammo quickly, but when you run low 
    you tend to get lots of light and dark ammo from storage containers. The 
    charged shot is the Disruptor, a powerful sonic blast that doesn't home in but 
    does huge damage. Anyway, get to the top of the platform that raises using the 
    Spider Ball. Screw Attack to the grey door across from the way you entered and 
    use the Annihilator Beam to open it. Go through the Energy Controller Access as 
    usual.
    
    <ANNIHILATOR BEAM ACQUIRED!>
    
    >Expansions Available with the Annihilator Beam<
    Missile Expansion 47>Sanctuary Fortress>Sentinel's Path
    Missile Expansion 48>Torvus Bog>Transit Tunnel South
    Power Bomb Expansion 6>Sanctuary Fortress>Main Gyro Chamber
    Beam Ammo Expansion 4>Sky Temple Grounds>Profane Path (dark Sacred Path)
    
    >Hive Energy Controller
    As usual, approach the Energy Controller to steal the energy from the Ing Hive. 
    After getting it, leave and return to the Temple.
    
    >Hive Temple
    Go back to the main platform and Screw Attack over to the left grey door.
    
    >Temple Security Access
    The only object of interest in this curving hallway is an Ingstorm, a group of 
    tiny flying Ing that can rapidly corrode any metal that passes through them. 
    This means massive damage for your. Boost to get through the Ingstorm as 
    quickly as possible (remember to scan it) and continue to the next door.
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>ING>INGSTORM
    
    >Aerial Training Site
    Before reentering the portal, take the opportunity to test out your new Beam on 
    crystals and beacons. It supercharges them with both light and dark energy, 
    luring Ing in and killing them instantly upon contact with the field. It's the 
    perfect weapon against those annoying Hunter Ing. 
    RESEARCH>LUMINOTH TECHNOLOGY>LIGHT BEACONS>SUPER BEACON
    RESEARCH>LUMINOTH TECHNOLOGY>LIGHT CRYSTALS>SUPER CRYSTAL
    
    +------------------+
    |SANCTUARY FORTRESS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Watch Station
    Test out the Annihilator against the flying Pirates of you want (the Disrupter 
    kills one instantly) and head back through the grey door you just used in the 
    dark world.
    
    >Sentinel's Path
    In this middle of this hall is another Echo Door. Unlike previous ones, it 
    isn't sealed by sonic emitters, but is opened by them. While using the Echo 
    Visor, shoot the orange sound icon in the middle of the door with the 
    Annihilator Beam to hear the sonic pattern that will open it. Test out the 
    three stands around the door to hear what sounds they make and imitate the one 
    on the door to open it and reveal a Missile Expansion. You can also use this 
    technique in the bottom of the Main Gyro Chamber to get a Power Bomb Expansion. 
    Anyway, continue on to the Sanctuary Temple and head back to the Energy 
    Controller.
    
    >Sanctuary Energy Controller
    As you approach the Controller, Samus returns the energy to Aether's third and 
    final region. However, your work isn't done yet. It's time to visit U-Mos to 
    get your last assignment.
    
    IV. Sky Temple
    t. Sonic Boom (Optional) (Sncbm)
    
    Thought the Annihilator Beam couldn't get any more powerful? Wrong. With the 
    final charge combo, you can destroy stuff at the speed of sound. As usual, the 
    Sonic Boom is unnecessary (though highly recommended), so if you want to skip 
    it, you can. 
    
    +------------------+
    |SANCTUARY FORTRESS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Sanctuary Energy Controller
    Head back out and to Temple Access.
    
    >Temple Access
    Use the Dark Visor and Seeker Missile to find and shoot four circles on the 
    wall ahead of you, which activates a Kinetic Orb Cannon. This Cannon can shoot 
    you back to the higher part of the room. If you want an easy Missile Expansion, 
    find and shoot a sonic emitter on the upper part of the room, then quickly jump 
    down to the lower part and use the cannon again to get below the floor, where 
    you'll find the Expansion. Use the Spinner to open a way out.
    
    >Main Gyro Chamber
    If you want, jump down to the bottom of the room and open the echo door as 
    before to get a Power Bomb Expansion by shattering the gyro core. (That can't 
    be good) Oh, and you might want to SAVE YOUR GAME! Now, return to the Hall of 
    Combat Mastery.
    
    >Hall of Combat Mastery
    Stay in the Morph Ball and head for the hall leading to the portal. (Defeat or 
    ignore any Ingsmashers in your way) Instead of using the portal, lay a Power 
    Bomb in the hall to shatter it and let you access a nearby shortcut to Agon 
    Wastes!
    
    +-----------+
    |AGON WASTES|
    +-----------+
    
    >Transport to Sanctuary Fortress
    Exit this room with a Power Bomb.
    
    >Ventilation Area A
    Kill or get past the Pillbug in this tunnel and roll out to a perpendicular 
    one. Go right and kill the Pillbug, then double Bomb Jump onto the block it was 
    rolling around. Keep Bomb Jumping until you reach the top of a block, then drop 
    onto a Missile Expansion. After getting, it, continue to a light door.
    
    >Main Reactor
    Scan the Keybearer and descend back to where you first fought Dark Samus using 
    the Spider Ball. If you want, look for another track next to the one you came 
    on and climb it up to a series of segments over Phazon. Use the Boost Ball to 
    jump from each of the segments to the next, and be sure to align yourself with 
    the gaps so you don't land in Phazon. (If you do, quickly roll out a gap in the 
    bottom of each Phazon cage) After getting all the way across, Bomb the glass 
    circle for a Missile Expansion. Now, return to the Command Center and use the 
    portal there.
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>KEYBEARER LORE>CADRE 1>B-STL'S TESTAMENT
    
    +----------------+
    |DARK AGON WASTES|
    +----------------+
    
    >Doomed Entry
    Head back around the loop of rooms to the Phazon Site.
    
    >Phazon Site
    This place is crawling with Dark Tallon Metroids. A few Lightbursts can pretty 
    easily kill one. If they latch onto you, you can use a Power Bomb to kill them 
    instantly. After getting rid of them, jump up the floating platforms until you 
    can Screw Attack to the grey door.
    
    >Ing Cache 2
    Your final Charge Combo is unprotected in this room. The Sonic Boom uses 30 
    units or light and dark ammo, as well as 5 Missiles, but the attack is worth 
    it; it creates a shockwave that does massive damage to anything it hits and 
    travels at the speed of sound. Use it wisely.
    
    <SONIC BOOM ACQUIRED!>
    
    Now, head for the Great Temple.
    
    u. Light Suit (Litst)
    
    Your final suit protects against anything imaginable. (Except that stupid 
    Phazon) Once you claim it from U-Mos, you'll be able to pass through the 
    atmosphere of Dark Aether and even poison water unharmed, and warp between 
    levels in an instant. Not to mention it looks freakin' awesome.
    
    +------------------+
    |SANCTUARY FORTRESS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Sanctuary Energy Controller
    From here, leave the Fortress however you wish and make your way back to the 
    Main Energy Controller.
    
    +------------+
    |GREAT TEMPLE|
    +------------+
    
    >Main Energy Controller
    U-Mos is happy that you've restored energy to all three temples, but the Ing 
    aren't defeated yet. They still have one last energy source, in the dark 
    version of this very temple! In order to get to the Ing Sky Temple, you'll need 
    to gather not 3, but 9 Sky Temple Keys from all over Dark Aether. To help you 
    defeat the Ing once and for all, U-Mos gives you a powerful gift. By opening up 
    the Main Energy Controller, U-Mos reveal a new suit composed of a mix of 
    Luminoth and Chozo technology, and light itself: the Light Suit! This insanely 
    awesome-looking new armor will make you wonder how you ever did without it. It 
    makes you fully immune to Dark Aether's poisonous atmosphere, poisonous purple 
    water, and Ingstorms. Even better, it allows you to warp between the 4 Energy 
    Controllers!
    
    <LIGHT SUIT ACQUIRED!>
    
    >Expansions Available with the Light Suit<
    Missile Expansion 49>Sanctuary Fortress>Sanctuary Map Station
    Energy Tank 14>Temple Grounds>Fortress Transport Access
    Power Bomb Expansion 7>Dark Agon Wastes>Feeding Pit
    Power Bomb Expansion 8>Dark Torvus Bog>Putrid Alcove
    
    v. Sky Temple Grounds Keys (Stgks)
    
    +------------+
    |GREAT TEMPLE|
    +------------+
    
    >Main Energy Controller
    Now that you have your awesome new suit, you can freely explore Dark Aether to 
    get Expansions and the Keys. But where to look? Remember all the dead Keybearer 
    Luminoth you've found over the course of the game? They got their titles for a 
    reason; they were carrying the Sky Temple Keys when they died. The Keys are 
    found in the rooms you found the Keybearers in, or rather, the dark versions of 
    those rooms. In case you've forgotten, a helpful Keybearer named A-Kul left 
    clues as to the locations of the Keybearers at the entrance to the Sky Temple. 
    The lore you gained by scanning the Keybearers themselves contains a testament 
    of their last moments; the highlighted words are part of the name of the room 
    where they're found. Anyway, to get started, head down through Temple Transport 
    C to the Meeting Grounds (use the Lightburst to take out the Dark Pirate 
    Commandos that appear) and use the Portal in the Hall of Eyes.
    
    +------------------+
    |SKY TEMPLE GROUNDS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Base Access
    After trying out your awesome new suit in the now-harmless atmosphere, blast 
    the green door to continue.
    
    >War Ritual Grounds
    Annihilate the Hunter Ing (hint hint) and use the Seeker Missile Launcher to 
    open the door in the small room corresponding to the Transport to get a Missile 
    Expansion. Now go through the only other door.
    
    >Shrine Access
    Roll through the Morph Ball tunnel, clearing away blockage with Bombs. In the 
    main part of the room, blast the Corrupted Sentreyes to stun them and enter the 
    purple door. Clear out the Darkling Tentacles in the ensuring hallway and 
    continue on to the dark version of the Hall of Honored Dead.
    
    >Sky Temple Gateway
    This room is situated directly below the floating Sky Temple, and once all 9 
    Keys are placed, you will be able to reach it. It also seems to be home to the 
    biggest deposit of Phazon anywhere. Now, you have a lot of scanning to do. The 
    Keys are placed in the pillars around the center of the room, and there are 
    actually 10; A-Kul lies dead under an activated pillar with his Key. Scan him 
    and all the other pillars to get some more clues as to the locations of the 
    Keys, then head out through Shrine Access and a green door to the dark version 
    of the Landing Site.
    LUMINOTH LORE>KEYBEARER LORE>CADRE 1>A-KUL'S TESTAMENT
    LUMINOTH LORE>A-KUL'S CLUES>CADRE 1 CLUES>J-STL'S KEY
    LUMINOTH LORE>A-KUL'S CLUES>CADRE 1 CLUES>B-STL'S KEY
    LUMINOTH LORE>A-KUL'S CLUES>CADRE 1 CLUES>S-DLY'S KEY
    LUMINOTH LORE>A-KUL'S CLUES>CADRE 1 CLUES>G-SCH'S KEY
    LUMINOTH LORE>A-KUL'S CLUES>CADRE 1 CLUES>S-JRS'S KEY
    LUMINOTH LORE>A-KUL'S CLUES>CADRE 2 CLUES>C-RCH'S KEY
    LUMINOTH LORE>A-KUL'S CLUES>CADRE 2 CLUES>D-ISL'S KEY
    LUMINOTH LORE>A-KUL'S CLUES>CADRE 2 CLUES>M-DHE'S KEY
    LUMINOTH LORE>A-KUL'S CLUES>CADRE 2 CLUES>J-FME'S KEY
    
    >Defiled Shrine
    In case you already forgot, you found a Keybearer as you entered the light 
    version of this room, meaning there's a Key here. Besides being hidden in the 
    dark world, the Keys are also hidden from sight. Use the Dark Visor to spot a 
    storage unit floating around the room. Blast it once to make it overload the 
    Dark Visor and become visible, then scan it and finish it off with a charged 
    shot to reveal the Key inside. Next, go back through the Portal you used and go 
    around through the Grand Windchamber to the Sacred Path. (You can use the Light 
    Suit to get an Energy Tank in Fortress Transport Access)
    RESEARCH>BIOLOGY>ING STORAGE>FLYING ING CACHE
    
    +--------------+
    |TEMPLE GROUNDS|
    +--------------+
    
    >Sacred Path
    Get up onto the far ledge, then jump to the metal platform in the middle and to 
    a portal.
    
    +------------------+
    |SKY TEMPLE GROUNDS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Profane Path
    Use the Echo Visor and Annihilator Beam in here to get your final Beam Ammo 
    Expansion(!) in the useless dark version of the transport and go to the dark 
    version of the Sacred Bridge.
    
    >Phazon Pit
    A Dark Tallon Metroid confronts you in here. Take it out with two Lightbursts 
    and jump across the Phazon to proceed.
    
    >Phazon Grounds
    There's a Missile Expansion in a tower far from the main ledge. To get it and 
    simultaneously rid yourself of the swarms of Dark Tallon Metroids, use the 
    Screw Attack. Go through the purple door after getting it.
    
    >Reliquary Grounds
    Take out the Warrior Ing in here if you want and head for the blue door at the 
    high opposite end of the room.
    
    >Ing Reliquary
    Like before, use the Dark Visor to find the Flying Ing Cache and get the Key 
    inside. Next, return to the Profane Path and light world and go through the 
    Communication Area to the light version of the Ing Reliquary. 
    
    +--------------+
    |TEMPLE GROUNDS|
    +--------------+
    
    >Storage Cavern A
    Scan the last Keybearer in here, then continue back to the Temple Assembly 
    Site. (in Dynamo Chamber, make sure you've scanned the gates and Power Bomb 
    them; also lay a Power Bomb next to the cracked wall in the middle for an 
    Expansion)
    LORE>LUMINOTH LORE>KEYBEARER LORE>CADRE 2>D-ISL'S TESTAMENT
    
    >Temple Assembly Site
    It's finally time to do something about that annoying crystal that keeps 
    stealing your lock-on. Shoot it with the light beam to reveal another portal 
    behind it.
    
    +------------------+
    |SKY TEMPLE GROUNDS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Plain of Dark Worship
    If you didn't already, get the Missile Expansion sitting in the dark version of 
    the transport and go through the only door. Continue through a quick hall to 
    Accursed Lake.
    
    >Accursed Lake
    Supercharge one of the crystals with the Annihilator Beam to take out the 
    Hunter Ing and jump into the poison water. Get onto some land and look around 
    above the lake for a Flying Ing Cache and reveal it. Wait on killing it until 
    you can jump to reach the key. Scan one of the Ingclaws in here and leave. 
    Return to the portal and back to the Main Energy Controller; it's time to try 
    out your new suit's last power.
    RESEARCH>BIOLOGY>DARKLINGS>DORMANT INGCLAW
    
    +------------+
    |GREAT TEMPLE|
    +------------+
    
    >Main Energy Controller
    Step into the icon below the Light of Aether to activate a strange new 
    transport system. If you didn't already know, the Light Suit lets you ride 
    beams to light to travel between Energy Controllers instantly. Use this new 
    power to go to Agon Wastes.
    
    w. Dark Agon Wastes Keys (Dkawk)
    
    +-----------+
    |AGON WASTES|
    +-----------+
    
    >Agon Energy Controller
    Go out to Agon Temple and through the Mine Shaft to Mining Station B.
    
    >Mining Station B
    Take out the Sandigger in here and use a Power Bomb on the breakable wall (find 
    it with the Scan Visor) to shatter it. Enter the light door behind it for a 
    Missile Expansion, then head back across the Temple to the opposite door.
    
    >Sandcanyon
    This massive room consists of a few platforms over a huge ledge. You can cross 
    it using the Kinetic Orb Cannons, or use the cool way and Screw Attack across. 
    When you land on the platform in the middle of the canyon, Power Bomb the huge 
    structure above it to break it off and get a Power Bomb Expansion. Continue 
    across and head through Ventilation Area A, the Main Reactor, and the Command 
    Center to Biostorage Station.
    
    >Biostorage Station
    The Metroids seem to have escaped in here and taken things over... and had 
    kids! The cocoons all over the room spawn Infant Tallon Metroids. (They're so 
    cute!) They can't drain your energy and attack by ramming you; a simple charged 
    shot will take them out. Beware; if they absorb some Phazon, they grow up into 
    regular Tallon Metroids! Scan them and the Cocoons (eliminate them with Super 
    Missiles if you want), then return to the Command Center.
    CREATURES>OFFWORLD>METROIDS>INFANT TALLON METROID
    RESEARCH>BIOLOGY>COCOONS>METROID COCOON
    
    >Command Center
    As usual, defeat the Pirate Grenadiers and use the portal.
    
    +----------------+
    |DARK AGON WASTES|
    +----------------+
    
    >Doomed Entry
    Head back through the dark door to Dark Oasis.
    
    >Dark Oasis
    Find a weakened wall in front of you with the Scan Visor and Power Bomb it to 
    expose the actual oasis in the center, albeit a poison one. Jump into the 
    poison water and find the next Flying Inc Cache under the surface with the Dark 
    Visor. Kill it as usual and get the Key. Go back through Doomed Entry to 
    Feeding Pit.
    
    >Feeding Pit
    Get the Power Bomb Expansion hidden in an alcove under the poison water. Go 
    back through Doomed Entry, using the light door behind where the Dark Temple 
    Key was to go through the upper part of the Double Path.
    
    >Battleground
    Take out the Warrior Ing without jumping from the ledge you're on. (Try to 
    supercharge a Crystal) By using the Dark Visor, you can spot the Flying Ing 
    Cache way on the other side of the room, as well as a series of moving 
    platforms leading to it. Use them to reach the Cache (if you fall you need to 
    start over from Doomed Entry) and get the Key. Next, jump down and go through 
    Warrior's Walk.
    
    >Warrior's Walk
    This room has its name for a reason. To get the Missile Expansion under the 
    floor, you'll need to Bomb a weakened section and roll through a Phazon 
    deposit. Be quick to conserve energy and continue on through Judgment Pit.
    
    >Junction Site
    Bomb Jump up to the Spider Ball Tracks in the middle of the Morph Ball tunnel 
    and activate the Bomb Slot at the top to rotate the track below you. This lets 
    you drop down to another Missile Expansion. Get it, then go through Dueling 
    Range to the door on the other side, corresponding to where you first entered 
    the Mining Plaza.
    
    >Ing Cache 4
    Get one last Missile Expansion under the rock ledge you start on using the 
    Morph Ball. After getting everything, go through the Save Station and reenter 
    Agon Wastes in the Portal Site.
    
    +-----------+
    |AGON WASTES|
    +-----------+
    
    >Portal Site
    I know you're eager to travel by light again, but you should use the easier 
    shortcut to Torvus Bog. Go back to the Transport Center and get onto the lower 
    half of the half-pipe to reach a Transport to Torvus Bog.
    
    x. Dark Torvus Bog Keys (Dktbk)
    
    +----------+
    |TORVUS BOG|
    +----------+
    
    >Transport to Agon Wastes
    Head through Underground Tunnel to Torvus Grove.
    
    >Torvus Grove
    Use the Scan Visor to find two roots of the massive tree in the center that 
    have been weakened with Phazon and Bendezium exposure. Lay a Power Bomb right 
    between them to make the tree collapse and smash open a wall to reveal a 
    Missile Expansion. Get it and enter the Mediation Vista.
    
    >Meditation Vista
     Look for a moving platform a bit of a way away from the cliff. Screw Attack to 
    it (it will take good timing, and maybe a few tries) and ride it to a floating 
    Energy Tank. Go back to Torvus Grove next.
    
    >Torvus Grove
    Use the half-pipe to reach the door to Grove Access and go through to Forgotten 
    Bridge.
    
    >Forgotten Bridge
    Avoid the Grenchlers and jump out the doorway here to the portal.
    
    +---------------+
    |DARK TORVUS BOG|
    +---------------+
    
    >Dark Forgotten Bridge
    Jump down and go through the door to Putrid Alcove.
    
    >Putrid Alcove
    Stun the Dark Phlogus and find the weakened wall in the water next to it. Power 
    Bomb the wall to get a Power Bomb Expansion, then continue on to Poisoned Bog.
    
    >Poisoned Bog
    Jump into the poison water and find your first Flying Ing Cache there. Get the 
    Key, then return to Dark Forgotten Bridge and the light world. 
    
    +----------+
    |TORVUS BOG|
    +----------+
    
    >Forgotten Bridge
    Go back up to the metal walkway from the bridge and through the door to Plaza 
    Access.
    
    >Plaza Access
    Make your way through this series of twisted wooden tunnels with the Bomb Jump 
    to reach two Bomb Slots; each rotates one of the mechanisms blocking your path. 
    You can also reach a tunnel after rotating the second one leading to another 2-
    D area consisting of a half-pipe. Use it to get to a Missile Expansion on the 
    right. Now go back and continue left to Torvus Plaza.
    
    >Torvus Plaza
    You can use the half-pipe here and some Spider Ball tracks high on the walls to 
    get an exceedingly frustrating Energy Tank. Use the half pipe in the room to 
    reach a Spider Ball track high on the walls. Follow it to a log you should roll 
    across and use the Morph Ball Bomb to get onto another track. Follow it to 
    another log and track (lure the Sporb out so you can drop down and kill it 
    before proceeding) and then to a third log. After this, you'll reach another 
    cylinder with moving Spider Ball tracks. This wouldn't be so hard, except for 
    some stupid reason a glitch may give you the worst possible camera angle as you 
    approach the cylinder, preventing you from seeing anything useful. Since you 
    can't see what you're doing, follow me very closely. First, roll as far right 
    (or left when the camera switches) as you can on your current track. When the 
    rotating part with track on it moves as far clockwise as it goes, Bomb Jump 
    while still holding R up to another section of track. Once it finishes moving 
    in the other direction, briefly release R to drop back down to a stationary 
    section. Now, experiment by Bomb Jumping to reach another section of moving 
    track other that the first one. Once you manage to make it on, hold up to roll 
    onto some stationary track just above the moving one. As the next section of 
    track finishes moving, Bomb Jump up twice from there to get to the end of the 
    nightmarish section. Keep following the track or a while to reach a Kinetic Orb 
    Cannon that shoots you to the Energy Tank. After this extremely hard-earned 
    Energy Tank, head back to the Great Bridge through the Abandoned Worksite.
    
    >Great Bridge
    Use a Power Bomb on the Bendezium blocking the Morph Ball tunnel on the ledge 
    you'll emerge to expose it. Roll down to get a Power Bomb Expansion. (Use 
    another to clear your path out) After getting it, go through the lower door to 
    Torvus Temple and use the Underground Transport.
    
    >Hydrodynamo Station
    Go down through the lowest door and Hydrodynamo Shaft to the Main Hydrochamber.
    
    >Main Hydrochamber
    Like when you got the Power Bombs, roll up the Spider Ball tracks on the far 
    wall and enter the portal.
    
    +---------------+
    |DARK TORVUS BOG|
    +---------------+
    
    >Undertemple
    Use the Screw Attack to wall jump up right in front of the portal to a Missile 
    Expansion, climb the Spider Ball tracks back to the top of the room and head up 
    to the Undertemple Shaft.
    
    >Undertemple Shaft
    Defeat the Hunter Ing if you want and use the Cannon to get to the top of the 
    room. Jump down and enter the Dungeon.
    
    >Dungeon
    Drop into the poison water under the floor here. Scan the invincible robots 
    sitting on the floor, then shoot the Beacons over them to make them move out of 
    the way. Roll through the holes they guard until you reach the final underwater 
    room, which contains Torvus' second Flying Ing Cache. After getting it, surface 
    and jump to the portal right above the entrance to the water.
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>LARGE>WATCHDRONE
    
    +----------+
    |TORVUS BOG|
    +----------+
    
    >Catacombs
    Avoid the Grenchlers and finally open the grey door in here.
    
    >Transit Tunnel South
    Make your way through the rock tunnels in this room, triggering Bomb Slots to 
    activate updrafts of bubbles. When in one, you can Bomb Jump much higher. By 
    laying a Bomb just before the height of a jump, you can go as high as you want. 
    Keep climbing and activating more updrafts to reach a Missile Expansion. 
    Continue through the Tunnel and another one after the Gathering Hall to the 
    Training Chamber.
    
    >Training Chamber
    First, you'll probably want to eliminate the pair of Dark Bloggs swimming 
    around in the main part of the room. If you got the Sunburst, you may not have 
    opened the shortcut here yet. (if so, use it and skip the next part) Get onto 
    some Spider Ball tracks to the left of the statue at one end of the main pool 
    of water and Boost off the top to a semicircle on track on the statue. Roll 
    around it and Boost to more tracks on the other side, then roll up to the huge 
    oval of track on the ceiling. Drop from it onto the flat front of the statue 
    (it may take practice) and activate the Bomb Slot. This move the statue 
    forward, exposing a Missile Expansion and yellow door.
    
    >Sanctuary Transport Access
    Jump across the rotating platforms in this hallway (note the regular Blogg in 
    the pool) and enter the Transport to Sanctuary Fortress beyond. Use it to start 
    your quest for the last two Sky Temple Keys.
    
    y. Ing Hive Keys (Ihiks)
    
    +------------------+
    |SANCTUARY FORTRESS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Transport to Torvus Bog
    Head back through the next few rooms from here to the Main Reactor; get past 
    the Rezbits, Save your game, and enter the Map Station.
    
    >Map Station
    Step into the solid beam of light to be transported to a small secret room in 
    the Station to get a Missile Expansion. Next, continue through the Minigyro 
    Chamber to the Hall of Combat Mastery and use the portal.
    
    +--------+
    |ING HIVE|
    +--------+
    
    >Culling Chamber
    Use the Spider Ball track shortcut in this room (it's the same as in the light 
    world) to get past most of it and enter the dark version of the Minigyro 
    Chamber.
    
    >Unseen Way
    This room's name is much less fitting if you spot some platforms to jump across 
    using the Dark Visor. Of course, you could just Screw Attack your way across.
    
    >Hive Reactor
    Jump down to the bottom of the Reactor (defeat the Dark Ingsmasher with the 
    Lightburst and scan it if you didn't already), then go back through the center 
    door on the floor. (That was terrible) Note that there is a Save Station in the 
    same place as in the light world, and the Map Station is now an Ammo Station.
    
    >Hive Reactor Access
    Clear out as many of the Nightbarbs as you can before trying to cross this 
    infested room.
     
    >Entrance Defense Hall
    The Ing Larva Swarm found in this hall is like a cluster of Seedbursters, but 
    deadlier. Scan them, then defeat them in the same way and continue on.
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>ING>ING LARVA SWARM
    
    >Hive Entrance
    Cross the massive gap and take out some Dark Preeds with the Screw Attack and 
    ride the light beam up. Screw Attack back to above where you started to the 
    Flying Ing Cache, get the Key, and jump back down to the door. Return to the 
    Culling Chamber and use the portal there again.
    
    +------------------+
    |SANCTUARY FORTRESS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Hall of Combat Mastery
    Go back into the Transport adjacent to this room to ascend to the upper floor. 
    Head through Dynamo Works, Dynamo Access, the Main Gyro Chamber (Save here if 
    you want), the Temple, and Worker's Path to the section of Dynamo Works where 
    you fought the Spider Guardian.
    
    >Dynamo Works
    Go all the way back through where you finally defeated the Guardian, to the 
    tunnel behind where it left the Spider Ball, and open the yellow door in the 
    small chamber beyond. Use the portal in this tiny room to enter another 
    isolated part of the Ing Hive. 
    
    +--------+
    |ING HIVE|
    +--------+
    
    >Hive Dynamo Works
    From the entrance to this considerably barer area, use the Spider Ball track 
    and Boost onto the orb when it lowers. Roll onto the conveniently placed red 
    dot and Boost from it when your orb rises above the far one. Get onto the 
    second dot and Boost onto more track when your orb is just above it. From 
    there, roll to the far ledge and get the final Key as usual. Escape with the 
    Screw Attack and return back through the Portal. 
    
    +------------------+
    |SANCTUARY FORTRESS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Dynamo Works
    Leave the Dynamo Works the way you came in and go back through the Worker's 
    Path to the Temple. Enter the Sanctuary Energy Controller and warp back to the 
    Main one.
    
    z. To the Sky Temple (Skytm)
    
    +------------+
    |GREAT TEMPLE|
    +------------+
    
    >Main Energy Controller
    Go back down to the Temple Grounds through Transport C (consider saving in 
    Transport A access) and use the portal in the Hall of Eyes. (If you don't have 
    full ammo, return to your ship to get it first)
    
    +------------------+
    |SKY TEMPLE GROUNDS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Base Access
    From here, take the path you used last time to the Sky Temple Gateway.
    
    >Sky Temple Gateway
    As Samus steps into the middle of the ring of pillars, one of the Keys flies 
    into each one. This creates a beam of light in the middle; step into it to be 
    transported to...
    
    +----------+
    |SKY TEMPLE|
    +----------+
    
    >Sky Temple Energy Controller
    The Sky Temple is slightly different from the Great Temple, aside from its 
    being far more evil. It's also upside down; you emerge in the Temple's Energy 
    Controller. (or rather, right in the middle of it) Obviously, you aren't just 
    going to take the energy; several tentacles reach around the energy and envelop 
    it! Jump up to the ledge ringing the room and use the Save Station, then enter 
    the door across from it to give chase.
    
    >Sanctum Access
    Use the Wall Jump to ascend the upside-down elevator shaft in the absence of 
    one.
    
    >Sanctum
    As you enter the Phazon-filled room, a massive being of darkness grows around 
    the red energy it's stolen. It's time to fight the leader of all the Ing!
    
    /CREATURES>DARK AETHER>EMPEROR ING>EMPEROR ING HEAD
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>EMPEROR ING>EMPEROR ING BODY
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>EMPEROR ING>EMPEROR ING EYE
    |Location>Sky Temple>Sanctum
    |Difficulty>7/10
    |Strategy>This is it: the final fight against the leader of the Ing. He starts 
    |as a massive, many-tentacled monstrosity that sits in the middle of the arena. 
    |The tentacles have a variety of painful attacks, such as swinging them around 
    |the body (Space Jump over them) and warping them through portals to make them 
    |appear behind you. (Run away from this attack, but expect to take damage) 
    |First, scan both the thing's head and body for separate entries. Keeping away 
    |from the tentacles and the Phazon lining the arena, lock onto each one and 
    |blast them with Missiles. (Seeker Missiles may work; the Annihilator Beam is 
    |best but it's recommended you save your ammo for later) It takes 2 Missiles to 
    |kill each tentacle. After all the tentacles are gone, the head disappears and 
    |a massive eye appears on top of the body. (Sound familiar, Sauron?) The eye 
    |fires a laser beam at you that's easily jumped over or dashed away from. Lock 
    |onto it and strafe around the eye to get in front of the gap between the two 
    |energy shields surrounding the eye. When you have a clear shot, open fire. 
    |Super Missiles do decent damage to the eye, but a Sonic Boom will remove about 
    |1/3 of its HP is one go, so use a few if you want to speed things up. It's 
    |very unlikely you'll destroy the first phase of the Ing Emperor before the 
    |head reappears, often with more tentacles. Destroy them again to reveal the 
    |eye and finish it off with Super Missiles or the Sonic Boom. Destroying the 
    |tentacles can be tricky, making the first phase of this fight the hardest. 
    |After you defeat this form, get ready for the easy part.
    |
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>EMPEROR ING>EMPEROR ING CHRYSALIS
    |Location>Sky Temple>Sanctum
    |Difficulty>3/10
    |Strategy>In this form, the Emperor enters a huge cocoon and fills the floor 
    |with poison gas. Quickly scan it, then enter Morph Ball mode and Spider Ball 
    |onto the cocoon. To move onto the next phase, you must destroy all the 
    |cocoon's tentacles. Each one resides in one of the glowing pits on the 
    |cocoon's surface. To destroy one, wait right next to the pit. When dark smoke 
    |starts coming out, the tentacle is about to emerge; quickly lay 3 bombs and 
    |roll away to kill it. Try to get the lower tentacles first; the poison gas 
    |periodically rises to cover them. The Inglets that continually appear to 
    |attack you are blessings in disguise-while they can knock you off into the 
    |poison gas, they can be killed with Bombs and often drop energy or beam ammo 
    |refills. Be careful not to get knocked off, and leave your tentacle stakeout 
    |to kill the Inglets if necessary. I'd recommend taking the opportunity to 
    |refill your energy and beam ammo fully-you'll need them for the final phase.
    |
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>EMPEROR ING>MUTATED EMPEROR ING
    |Location>Sky Temple>Sanctum
    |Difficulty> 6/10
    |Spoils>Imminent destruction of Dark Aether...with you still in it
    |Strategy>In his final phase, the Emperor in attacks as a huge, mutated version 
    |of a normal Ing. This monstrosity is only weak in its mouth, and only when 
    |it's open and uncovered by its legs. Stay as close to the mouth as possible 
    |when attacking and keep the mouth's color in mind-hit it with the Power Beam 
    |or Super Missiles when it's orange, the Dark Beam when it's white, and the 
    |Light Beam when it's purple. The Annihilator Beam works well on all 3 colors. 
    |I hope you have plenty of Beam Ammo for this stage-you'll need it. The best 
    |thing to do is to wait for the mouth to turn orange and hit it with a Super 
    |Missile to stun the beast. Quickly switch to the Annihilator Beam and start 
    |mashing A to pump fire into its mouth, making sure you have a clear shot. You 
    |can also use the A-Beam to stun the Emperor, but it's best to save ammo. If 
    |you run out, he'll summon swarms of Nightbarbs or white squiggly things which 
    |you should take out with the Power Beam for more ammo. (Who would have thought 
    |the leader of a pure evil race out to kill you would help you out?) As you're 
    |being a serious pain in the mouth for him, he'll be retaliating with claw, 
    |laser, ground quake, and charging attacks. If you manage to dodge the charge 
    |attack, switch to the Annihilator Beam and lock onto the hole in his back. 
    \Rapidly blast this hole to damage the Emperor further.
    
    After finally killing the Emperor Ing, it leaves the energy behind and Samus 
    quickly absorbs it. Unfortunately, this triggers a cataclysmic chain of events. 
    Now that you've taken all of Dark Aether's energy, it will soon cease to exist-
    in exactly 8 minutes, conveniently enough. You need to make sure to get out 
    before it takes you with it. Quickly climb the platform that appears in the 
    middle of the Sanctum and Screw Attack back to the door.
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>EMPEROR ING>EMPEROR ING BODY
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>EMPEROR ING>EMPEROR ING CHRYSALIS
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>EMPEROR ING>EMPEROR ING EYE
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>EMPEROR ING>EMPEROR ING HEAD
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>EMPEROR ING>MUTATED EMPEROR ING
    
    >Sanctum Access
    Jump back down the shaft here and leave.
    
    >Sky Temple Energy Controller
    Don't bother taking time to Save again (the Station isn't even working, and 
    it's been done for you); just get into the light as quickly as possible. You 
    escape should have taken about 30 seconds so far, but it's about to meet some 
    complications.
    
    +------------------+
    |SKY TEMPLE GROUNDS|
    +------------------+
    
    >Sky Temple Gateway
    As Samus reappears on the ground, she can't help but notice the huge column of 
    Phazon has spread all around the room, including over her only exit. If case 
    you didn't already se it coming, Dark Samus is back for one last battle. She's 
    assumed a transparent, skeletal form and looks more like Metroid Prime than 
    ever. Even worse, the timer is still ticking as you fight her, so be fast.
    
    /CREATURES>OFFWORLD>DARK SAMUS>DARK SAMUS 3
    |Location>Sky Temple Grounds>Sky Temple Gateway
    |Difficulty>4/10
    |Strategy>You didn't seriously think you'd beat the game by defeating only one 
    |boss, did you? Dark Samus is back, and crazier than ever. Besides having to 
    |beat her, you also have to beat the clock; the 8-minute timer from after 
    |defeating the Emperor Ing is still ticking, and you must defeat your alter ego 
    |once and for all before it expires. (There should be about 7 and a half 
    |minutes after escaping the Sky Temple) Don't worry-if you know what you're 
    |doing, this time is plenty for beating her. Anyway, Dark Samus 3 shouldn't 
    |last long-make sure to scan her. She starts by firing a huge beam of Phazon. 
    |It shouldn't be too hard to sidestep, but you must keep dashing away from it 
    |for a few moments. After she lands, she disappears; this time, track her with 
    |the Echo Visor. As usual, Dark Samus is fast and can often break your 
    |targeting lock. Super Missiles (or another Sonic Boom, if you have the ammo) 
    |are the weapons of choice; after removing about 1/4 of her HP, you move onto 
    |the second phase. (Make sure to scan both of DS' forms)
    |
    |CREATURES>OFFWORLD>DARK SAMUS>DARK SAMUS 4
    |Location>Sky Temple Grounds>Sky Temple Gateway
    |Difficulty>5/10
    |Spoils>Victory!
    |Strategy>You'll know the battle with Dark Samus is entering its final phase 
    |when she floats up and surrounds herself in a Phazon bubble. As usual, you 
    |should ALWAYS be charging your Power Beam in this phase. Anyway, DS has 2 
    |attacks while in the bubble. She send an explosive Phazon ball right at you; 
    |luckily, it isn't homing and is easily sidestepped. The second attack consists 
    |of Phazon bullets that fly into the air and then towards you. It's also easily 
    |avoided, but you want it to hit you; more on that later. Anyway, after a while 
    |of being bubble girl, she floats back down and starts dashing around rapidly. 
    |Her main attack here is an unavoidable Phazon shield. You don't want DS to 
    |stay in this phase; since you should be charging your Power Beam all the time, 
    |keep locked on and blast DS with a Super Missile as she floats toward you 
    |after descending from the bubble. This does some damage and makes her return 
    |to the Phazon bubble. Anyway, to damage her, you must use the Phazon Beam. 
    |(She is the new form of Metroid Prime, after all) You may not have the Phazon 
    |Suit or Beam officially anymore, but it's still possible to blast her with 
    |Phazon. When DS fires the Phazon bullets while in the bubble, you'll 
    |automatically lock onto them. Keeping a Charge Beam out, get right under the 
    |bullets like a right outfielder. Your Charge beam will absorb the bullets if 
    |you can "catch" them; after absorbing about 3 or 4, the charge turns blue. 
    |You'll soon auto-lock back onto DS; quickly release this Phazon-charged beam 
    |at her to inflict damage before she hits you and makes you lose it. This 
    |method is the primary means of inflicting damage; repeat it until Dark Samus 
    |goes down and you beat the game. Congratulations! (If you die or run out of 
    |time on DS, choose to restart from your last save; you'll return to right 
    \after you beat the Emperor Ing)
    
    After beating DS, she slowly approaches Samus, possibly trying to absorb the 
    Light Suit as she did the Phazon Suit, before dying. Even worse, a swarm of 
    Warrior Ing bears down on her. Fortunately, Dark Samus removed the Phazon over 
    the now-exposed portal in appearing, so she quickly jumps up and uses it.
    CREATURES>OFFWORLD>DARK SAMUS>DARK SAMUS 3
    CREATURES>OFFWORLD>DARK SAMUS>DARK SAMUS 4
    
    +--------------+
    |TEMPLE GROUNDS|
    +--------------+
    
    >Hall of Honored Dead
    Samus emerges from the seemingly inaccessibly portal on the ledge here. (And 
    you were wondering what it was for) Next, she...I can't remember. >_< I'll 
    update with the ending after I beat the game again. Anyway, congrats on beating 
    this awesome game! Now, for Hard Mode...
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    CREATURES>AETHER
    CREATURES>AETHER>AQUATIC
    CREATURES>AETHER>AQUATIC>LARGE AQUATIC>BLOGG
    Weapon of Choice>Dark beam
    Strategy>These Bloggs aren't internet journals; they're deadly aquatic 
    predators. Usually found in multiple numbers, Bloggs are tough to take down. 
    They'll occasionally charge, especially if you provoke them with an attack. 
    When they do, they make a distinctive sound to alert you. Bloggs are only 
    vulnerable in their mouth, and than just before they're about to hit you. 
    Always keep the Dark Beam charged when around them, and when a Blogg charges, 
    quickly lock onto it and fire an Entangler into its mouth just before it hits 
    you to kill it. (The timing takes practice to perfect, but in general hit them 
    as late as possible) Super Missiles also work, but they're hard to hit with 
    because of the delay.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>AQUATIC>SMALL AQUATIC>BLOGGLING
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>Blogglings are young Bloggs, and are much easier than their parents. 
    Just fire a charged Power Beam shot into their unprotected mouths to take them 
    out.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>AQUATIC>SMALL AQUATIC>HYDLING
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>These peaceful fish are the Sandbats of the sea. As long as you don't 
    run into their schools, they're harmless. The ones in the Hydrodynamo Shaft 
    will drop lots of refills for the upcoming Alpha Blogg fight.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>FLYING>LARGE FLYERS>SHREDDER
    Weapon of Choice>Missile Launcher
    Strategy>These helicopter-like enemies lift off the ground and float toward you 
    with an explosive payload. If you blast one with a Missile, it often sets off a 
    chain reaction that destroys all of them.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>FLYING>LARGE FLYERS>SHRIEKBAT
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>These flyers hang from the ceiling, then detach and fly at you when 
    you draw close. Rapidly lock onto each one and kill them with single Power Beam 
    shots before they ram you. They have large heat signatures and can easily be 
    seen with Thermal imaging, but unfortunately Samus' Thermal Visor mysteriously 
    disappears between games.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>FLYING>LARGE FLYERS>SHRIEKER
    Weapon of Choice>Dark Beam
    Strategy>These annoying flyers float around in front of you and fire sonic 
    blasts. They will cloak themselves when they aren't attacking; the Echo Visor 
    is the only thing that can reliably track them.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>FLYING>SMALL FLYERS>LIGHTFLYER
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>These peaceful enemies are simply floating clusters of light. One 
    charged Power Beam shot will destroy them. In the dark world, destroying a 
    Lightflyer creates a temporary safe zone.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>FLYING>SMALL FLYERS>LUMITE
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>These mothlike creatures normally simply zip around and fire acidic 
    globs at you. However, they gain many new abilities in bright light. They can 
    become invisible (track them with the Dark Visor), gain power, and create a 
    shield of light. They can be killed with a charged Power Beam, but make sure 
    not to fire when they have the yellow light around them. In the dark world, 
    they can also feed off safe zones, becoming invincible while they're sitting on 
    the bubbles. It's best to avoid them at this point.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>FLYING>SMALL FLYERS>SANDBATS
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>These blade-covered bats fly around in predictable patterns. If you 
    have to go through them, clear them out with the Power Beam first.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>FLYING>SMALL FLYERS>WAR WASP
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>War Wasps are incredibly annoying enemies. It only takes a few Power 
    Beam shots to kill one, but they will spawn infinitely from War Wasp Hives 
    unless you waste Missiles to destroy all the Hives. Just try to save ammo and 
    run past War Wasps when you can.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND>PREDATORS>GRENCHLER
    Weapon of Choice>Dark Beam
    Strategy>Grenchlers are incredibly tough predators that can cause massive 
    damage. They will run at you, or use a lightning blast attack. Both moves have 
    terrible hit detection; if you get anywhere near the Grenchler or its attack, 
    you'll take heavy damage. To quickly defeat a Grenchler, dash around behind it, 
    then hit its back with an Entangler. A few more Dark Beam shots after that will 
    finish the Grenchler off. They're actually much like Baby Sheegoths from 
    Metroid prime, but with much harder to dodge attacks due to the hit detection. 
    Be aware that Grenchlers are amphibious; avoid fighting them underwater until 
    you have the Gravity Boost.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND>PREDATORS>SANDIGGER
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>These sand worms are fairly easy. Lock onto one of their two heads, 
    then destroy it with a charged Power Beam shot and repeat. Stay back when you 
    destroy both heads; they will self-destruct.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND>PREDATORS>SPLINTER
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>Splinters are easy, insectoid predators. If only takes a few Power 
    Beam shots to destroy them.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND>PREDATORS>SPORB
    Weapon of Choice>Dark Beam
    Strategy>Sporbs are actually plant enemies. They sit around on sheer cliffs and 
    attack you while you navigate Morph Ball mazes. They can't be hurt until they 
    open; the best way to destroy them is to drop off the maze as soon as they 
    open, then hit them with a few Dark Beam shots.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND>SURFACE PROWLERS>BRIGZEE
    Weapon of Choice>Missile>Power Beam
    Strategy>Shatter the Brigzee's shell with a Missile, then hit it with a few 
    Power Beam shots to destroy it.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND>SURFACE PROWLERS>GREEN KRALEE
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>The Kralee is one of the easiest enemies to destroy; just blast it 
    with a few Power Beam shots.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND>SURFACE PROWLERS>KRALEE
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>Regular Kralees, unlike their green cousins, strangely have the 
    ability to warp in and out of the dimension. You can reliably track them with 
    the Dark Visor, but they're already harmless and easy enough to kill.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND>SURFACE PROWLERS>KROCUSS
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>The Krocuss is a slightly cute creature that hops around, oblivious to 
    you. If you want, you can destroy them but shooting their back when their shell 
    raises to expose it.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND>SURFACE PROWLERS>LIGHTBRINGER
    Weapon of Choice>None
    Strategy>The Lightbringer is completely harmless, and even beneficial. Found 
    only once in the dark world (be sure to scan it), the Lightbringer creates a 
    safe zone around it. If you follow it, you can get around Dark Aether in 
    safety.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND>SURFACE PROWLERS>SEEDBURSTER
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>These tiny insects are found crawling around on walls and will shoot 
    weak seeds as you as they get close. The Power Beam can easily clear them out.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND>TUNNEL PROWLERS>PILLBUG
    Weapon of Choice>Morph Ball Bomb
    Strategy>Pillbugs are found patrolling many Morph Ball tunnels. They will curl 
    up and roll around for increased speed when you get close. Dislodge them with a 
    few Bombs, then lay some more to kill it. The Boost Ball can also kill Pillbugs 
    instantly.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND>TUNNEL PROWLERS>WORKER SPLINTER
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>These docile Splinters are some of the weakest enemies in the game. 
    They don't attack Samus, and a single Power Beam hit destroys one.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>LARGE>INGSMASHER
    Weapon of Choice>Super Missile
    Strategy>These massive robots, as their name implies, were originally developed 
    to fight the Ing, but as usual, they have turned on you. They're very similar 
    to Elite Pirates from Metroid Prime, but strangely count as normal enemies and 
    yield no rewards for defeating them. Anyway, the Ingsmasher can fire Missiles 
    at Samus, bash her with the orbs on its hands, or do a ground quake attack 
    identical to the Elite Pirate's except that it often uses 4 or 5 quakes in 
    quick succession. They can also project a shield of light or dark energy like a 
    Quad CM. You can shoot the shield with the opposite beam weapon to destroy it, 
    but it's not worth the effort. The best way to damage an Ingsmasher is to hit 
    it with a Super Missile as it does its ground quake attack, or a charged Power 
    Beam shot any other time it's vulnerable. Luckily, you only have to fight a 
    limited number of these would-be bosses; this means you should make sure to 
    scan one.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>LARGE>MEKENOBITE
    Weapon of Choice>Seeker Missiles
    Strategy>These bizarre enemies can walk on walls or ceilings using magnetism. 
    They attack with magnetically-guided projectiles that move slowly, but will 
    home in on you. Destroy them with Power Beam shots. To destroy a Mekenobite, 
    dislodge it from the ceiling by hitting both its legs with Seeker Missiles. 
    (Try to be right at their front or back to ensure both Missiles hit) Stand back 
    when you dislodge one; they will self destruct.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>LARGE>QUAD CM
    Weapon of Choice>Super Missile
    Strategy>The command module, or "head" of a Quad normally starts on a Quad MB 
    and attacks with some laser blasts. If it does, simply lock onto it and blast 
    it with a Super Missile. Sometimes, Quad CMs are found floating around. (They 
    also float if you destroy the MB first) While floating around, Quad CMs retain 
    their laser attacks and can also project a light or dark-powered shield. Hit it 
    with the opposite beam to destroy the shield. When it isn't shielding, use more 
    Super Missiles. Beware; if a floating Quad CM encounters another Quad MB, they 
    will join up and become a full Quad.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>LARGE>QUAD MB
    Weapon of Choice>Boost Ball
    Strategy>The main body of a Quad, the Quad MB, is a large four-legged robot. 
    They typically start partnered with a Quad CM, but will occasionally sit around 
    deactivated, waiting for a CM to attach to it. The body's main attack is a 
    vortex spin. When it uses the spin, enter Morph Ball mode and Boost into it. 
    This stops the spin and causes the Quad to rest with a red orb under it. Boost 
    through the orb to destroy the MB. They can also use a laser attack which 
    exposes the red orb; dodge the laser and boost under the orb as usual.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>LARGE>WATCHDRONE
    Weapon of Choice>None
    Strategy>These enemies are only found in the Dungeon in Dark Torvus Bog, under 
    the poison water. Needless to say, the drones are indestructible, but also 
    harmless. Shoot the Beacon above them to make them move out of the way and open 
    up a hole you can roll through.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>SMALL>DILIGENCE CLASS DRONE
    Weapon of Choice>Dark Beam
    Strategy>These drones are simply renamed versions of the Scatter Bombus from 
    Metroid Prime. They're exactly the same, complete with the visor static. Simply 
    shoot one with the Dark Beam to destroy it.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>SMALL>HARMONY CLASS DRONE
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>I'm starting to worry about Retro's creativity. The Harmony Drones are 
    renamed Pulse Bombus; they still float around dropping energy bombs below them. 
    Use a charged Power Beam shot to destroy them; as usual, charging a beam near 
    the Drones attracts it to you, so stay away.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>SMALL>MECHLOPS
    Weapon of Choice>Morph Ball Bomb
    Strategy>The Mechlops is a blatant copy of the Triclops, but it at least looks 
    different. Exactly as before, they are found patrolling areas in which you must 
    use the Morph Ball. They'll suck you into their jaws, then spit you out at the 
    entrance. As with before, lay a Bomb in front of them and roll away; they'll 
    suck the Bomb in and be destroyed.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>SMALL>OCTOPEDE
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>These 4-sectioned robots patrol around tunnels and are relatively 
    harmless. Shoot one to make it fly apart and bounce around the tunnel, but back 
    up; they will self-destruct. You can get lots of beam ammo by destroying them 
    with the Annihilator Beam.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>SMALL>REZBIT
    Weapon of Choice>Dark Beam>Missiles
    Strategy>Rezbits are some of the more bizarre mechanoids in the game. They're 
    floating black spheres surrounded by orange light that are best described as 
    floating computer programs. While small, these robots are extremely powerful. 
    They can use a continuous laser beam or a pulse-firing one, both of which have 
    good accuracy and do massive damage. They also have a deadly but funny virus 
    attack that causes your visor to glitch up and lag and various error messages 
    to appear on your screen showing what has been disabled by the virus. Hit L, R, 
    and Start to reboot Samus' system (it must be her version of ctrl+alt+delete) 
    and purge the virus. The Rezbits can also become impossible to lock onto and 
    create an impenetrable blue shield in front of them. The best way to destroy a 
    Rezbit is to hit it with an Entangler blast as soon as you meet it, then follow 
    that up with a Missile. The Screw Attack works well on them once you have it.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>SMALL>SERENITY CLASS DRONE
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>These drones are as harmless as their name implies. They simply crawl 
    around on walls, oblivious to you. You can blast them for refills.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>STATIONARY>CARETAKER CLASS DRONE
    Weapon of Choice>Boost Ball
    Strategy>As the battle with this huge defense drone begins, QUICKLY Bomb Jump 
    off the floor, which has become electrified and causes massive, continuous 
    damage to you. Next focus on the various parts of the drone. It lowers claws to 
    try and knock you off so it can electrify the floor again; roll around to avoid 
    them or use the Boost Ball to fly across the circular track. Whenever a red 
    light lowers, quickly position yourself across from it and boost into it. 
    Repeat this process twice more and a cylinder lowers in the middle. Boost into 
    this to damage the Drone and cause another Spider Ball Track to appear. Ascend 
    to the next level of the column and repeat the process, this time with two gaps 
    in the track. After winning this time, climb again and repeat with three tracks 
    to defeat this miniboss.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>STATIONARY>GROWLER CLASS TURRET
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>These small turrets were placed by the GF marines to defend their 
    makeshift base. They'll fire bullets at you rapidly when you enter their line 
    of site. A single charged Power Beam shot destroys a Growler.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>STATIONARY>HUMILITY CLASS TURRET
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam,
    Strategy>This turret (strangely named for a Space Pirate creation) is simply a 
    retooled version of the Growler that fires energy instead of bullets. Like the 
    Growler, they can be destroyed with a charged Power Beam.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>STATIONARY>LUMINOTH TURRET
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>The Luminoth Turrets are virtually the same as the other two, but they 
    have twice as much health. Use two charged shots or a Super Missile to destroy 
    one.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>MECHANOIDS>STATIONARY>VIGILANCE CLASS TURRET
    Weapon of Choice>Missile Launcher
    Strategy>These huge Space Pirate turrets are made to be manually operated and 
    fire green blasts of energy. You only fight them at one point in the game, when 
    some Space Pirates man them and try to blast you. (Be sure to scan one at this 
    point) Strafe back and forth and forcefully deactivate the turrets with charged 
    Power Beam shots or Missiles. Later, you'll be able to man Vigilance Turrets 
    yourself, allowing you to blast obstacles out of the way and solve puzzles.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING AQUATIC>DARK BLOGG
    Weapon of Choice>Light Beam
    Strategy>Once possessed by the Ing, Bloggs become tougher and more powerful. 
    (And they get awesome spines) They now take a whopping 3 Super Missiles to 
    kill! However, like all Darklings, Dark Bloggs are weak to light. A charged 
    Light Beam shot in the face will destroy it.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING AQUATIC>DARK PHLOGUS
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>The Dark Phlogi are like Puddle Spores from Metroid Prime. They can 
    create a shockwave of acid that is easily jumped over. You can stun one by 
    shooting it when it opens up. They also create platforms and safe zones while 
    stunned. Now, I wonder what happened to regular Phlogi?
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING FLYERS>DARK SHREDDER
    Weapon of Choice>Missile Launcher
    Strategy>Dark Shredders are created by the Chykka Larva during the boss fight 
    with it; be sure to scan one. Like with normal Shredders, they are easily 
    destroyed with a well-placed Missile. You may want to destroy them with the 
    Dark Beam to get more Light Beam ammo.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING FLYERS>DARK WAR WASP
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>Dark War Wasps are just like regular ones, but with more HP. Luckily, 
    they're also rarer.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING FLYERS>NIGHTBARB
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>Nightbarbs are flying blades, the dark equivalent of Sandbats. Clear 
    them out in the same way.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING GROUND>DARK GRENCHLER
    Weapon of Choice>Light Beam
    Strategy>Strangely, Dark Grenchlers are almost easier then their light world 
    versions. (Except for the still-buggy hit detection) Hit their backs with a 
    charged Light Beam shot to remove their armor, then fire some Power Beam shots 
    to finish them.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING GROUND>DARK SPLINTER
    Weapon of Choice>Light Beam
    Strategy>Dark Splinters are fiercer and have much more HP than regular ones. It 
    takes a while to destroy one with the Power Beam, but a single Light Beam shot 
    will do the trick later.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING MECHANOIDS>CORRUPTED SENTREYE
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>Like Dark Phlogi, there is no non-dark version of Corrupted Sentreyes. 
    They are like Eyons from Metroid Prime; they emit lasers in a predictable 
    pattern. Shoot their "eye" to stun them.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING MECHANOIDS>DARK DILIGENCE DRONE
    Weapon of Choice>Light Beam
    Strategy>These drones take a Lightburst to destroy. Other than that, they're 
    the same as regular ones.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING MECHANOIDS>DARK INGSMASHER
    Weapon of Choice>Light Beam
    Strategy>Luckily, Dark Ingsmashers are much rarer and no more powerful than 
    normal ones. The Lightburst is the best way to damage them; use the same 
    strategy as with normal Ingsmashers.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING MECHANOIDS>DARK QUAD CM
    Weapon of Choice>Super Missile
    Strategy>Other than their appearance, Dark CMs are the same as normal ones.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING MECHANOIDS>DARK QUAD MB
    Weapon of Choice>Boost Ball
    Strategy>Dark MBs are also the same as their light versions; destroy them the 
    same way.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING OFFWORLD>DARK PIRATE COMMANDO
    Weapon of Choice>Dark Beam>Missile Launcher
    Strategy>Dark Pirate Commandos are incredibly tough and annoying enemies. They 
    can't use their shields or energy scythes, but are possessed by Hunter Ing, 
    sharing the ability to phase out of timespace. They don't jump around, but 
    instead disappear, then eventually reappear somewhere else. Like Hunter Ing, 
    they often disappear right as an attack is about to hit them. The easiest way 
    to destroy them is the standard Entangler-Missile combo. They can still move 
    around while held by the darkness, however. Escaping a Dark Commando battle is 
    impossible; they can lock the doors in their area and often appear right in 
    front of you if you run away, forcing you to waste ammo fighting them. They 
    become slightly easier with the Dark Visor; it lets you track them all the 
    time.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING OFFWORLD>DARK PIRATE TROOPER
    Weapon of Choice>Light Beam
    Strategy>When possessed, Space Pirates become much stronger and gain cool 
    spikes. The Light Beam can make short work of them, but before getting it, use 
    Missiles or charged Power Beam shots.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING OFFWORLD>DARK PREED
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>They're just like normal Preeds except that the cloud of poison gas 
    they emit upon death is much deadlier. Be sure to stay out of it.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING OFFWORLD>DARK TALLON METROID
    Weapon of Choice>Light Beam
    Strategy>Dark Tallon Metroids are slightly stronger, but much uglier than 
    normal ones. It only takes 2 Lightbursts to destroy one.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING OFFWORLD>DARK TROOPER
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>These possessed GF troopers are very easy enemies. A charged Power 
    Beam shot or Missile will destroy one, and their attacks are weak.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>ING>DARKLING TENTACLE
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>These tentacles line the insides of narrow spaces and whip around 
    unpredictably. The Power Beam can stun them, but nothing destroys them. Make 
    sure you're locking onto the right one when you fire.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>ING>HUNTER ING
    Weapon of Choice>Light Beam
    Strategy>Hunter Ing are extremely annoying enemies bearing a strange 
    resemblance to Metroid Prime. Unlike other Ing, they float around in the air 
    and whip you with their tentacles. Also unlike other Ing, they can phase out of 
    timespace, making attacks pass through them. They do so unpredictably, and 
    often seem to disappear right as you launch an attack. The charged Light Beam 
    can destroy one, but make sure to fire it as soon as they appear. The Dark 
    Visor doesn't let you hit Hunter Ing when they phase out, but it does let you 
    keep locked onto them. If you can get them close to a beacon, the Light Beam 
    can vaporize them; the Annihilator Beam is even better for this.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>ING>ING LARVA SWARM
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>The Ing Larvae are much like Seedbursters; they charge at you and try 
    to surround you. Take them out with the Power Beam.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>ING>INGLET
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>Inglets are the smallest, weakest Ing. They usually travel around in 
    small puddles of darkness, but turn solid to spit projectiles at you. A charged 
    Power Beam shot can destroy one, but you can only lock on when they're solid. 
    The Dark Visor lets you lock onto them when they're in puddle form.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>ING>INGSTORM
    Weapon of Choice>None
    Strategy>The Ingstorm is an indestructible group of tiny Ing that flies around 
    to block certain areas. Unless you have the Light Suit, passing through one 
    makes you take massive damage, so go fast.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>ING>WARRIOR ING
    Weapon of Choice>Light Beam
    Strategy>The Warrior Ing is a regular Ing with powerful combat abilities. It 
    can run fast on its 5 legs and turn into a puddle like the Inglet. Warrior Ing 
    attack with their claws or several strange laser beams. It can also spit some 
    acid onto your visor that constantly does damage for a few seconds. They can be 
    taken out with the Power Beam, but the Light Beam works much better. Like with 
    all Ing, you can also charge or supercharge Beacons to kill them.
    
    CREATURES>OFFWORLD>METROIDS>INFANT TALLON METROID
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>Infant Tallon Metroids are incredibly cute, fairly harmless baby 
    Metroids. They live in cocoons, which spawn an infinite number of them. Use 
    Super Missiles to take the cocoons out, then deal with the babies. Infant 
    Metroids are incapable of sucking out energy, so they simply ram you for minor 
    damage. A charged Power Beam shot will destroy one. Be careful; if an Infant 
    Metroid touches Phazon, it grows up into a regular one!
    
    CREATURES>OFFWORLD>METROIDS>TALLON METROID
    Weapon of Choice>Dark Beam>Missiles
    Strategy>The infamous Metroids are the series' trademark enemy. They're 
    basically floating jellyfish that have the unique ability to suck people's 
    energy out of them. They attack by giving a distinctive screech, then charging 
    at you. If you sidestep, you can make the Metroids take damage by hitting a 
    wall. Anyway, your weapon of choice against the Metroid is traditionally the 
    Ice Beam, followed by Missiles. For MP2, simply substitute an Entangler for the 
    Ice Beam. Try to hit them as they charge to ensure accuracy. Also, don't bother 
    attacking them when they're sparking after being hit they're invulnerable at 
    this point.
    
    CREATURES>OFFWORLD>PIRATES>PIRATE AEROTROOPER
    Weapon of Choice>Dark Beam
    Strategy>Aerotroopers are renamed flying Pirates; they fly around on jet packs 
    and fire lasers and missiles at you. Both attacks are fairly easily dodged, but 
    they always come in pairs and can be hard to avoid together. The Dark Beam 
    works very well on Aerotroopers, but it's hard to hit with it. You may want to 
    use Missiles or Super Missiles to hit them more easily.
    
    CREATURES>OFFWORLD>PIRATES>PIRATE COMMANDO
    Weapon of Choice>Dark Beam
    Strategy>Pirate Commandos are the most elite variety. They have tons of health 
    and some deadly weaponry, including an energy sword, powerful laser, and EMP 
    grenade that fogs your visor with static. The Dark Beam, especially an 
    Entangler, works well on a Commando. Super Missiles also do lots of damage. 
    They do have a limited-use shield to block attacks; wait for the shield to go 
    down before attacking.
    
    CREATURES>OFFWORLD>PIRATES>PIRATE GRENADIER
    Weapon of Choice>Dark Beam
    Strategy>Pirate Grenadiers are exactly like Pirate Troopers except that fire 
    explosive shots at you. They are still easily killed by the Dark Beam.
    
    CREATURES>OFFWORLD>PIRATES>PIRATE TROOPER
    Weapon of Choice>Dark Beam
    Strategy>The mainstay Pirate forces are much weaker than in Metroid Prime. It 
    only takes two charged Power Beam shots, or two regular Dark Beam shots to kill 
    one.
    
    CREATURES>OFFWORLD>PIRATES>PREED
    Weapon of Choice>Power Beam
    Strategy>Preeds are renamed Puffers made by the Space Pirates. They will float 
    around the room and damage you if you run into them. When you destroy one, it 
    releases a cloud of poison gas. Wait for the gas to clear before going through 
    it.
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    Keep in mind that all the bosses are graded in difficulty in comparison to each 
    other, with the Dark Missile Trooper being the easiest and the Boost Guardian 
    being the hardest. Also, each categorized and capitalized name entry indicates 
    something you should scan.
    
    /CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND>PREDATORS>ALPHA SPLINTER
    |Location>Great Temple>Temple Sanctuary
    |Difficulty>3/10
    |Strategy>The first boss of the game is a moderately difficult one. Before the 
    |main fight, you'll face several more Dark Splinters. Save your Missiles and 
    |try to take the out with the Charge Beam. After they're defeated, the Alpha 
    |Splinter appears. Make sure to scan it first, then get ready to fight. This 
    |huge Splinter behaves much like a normal one, but its charge attack is much 
    |tougher to avoid and does more damage, especially since you won't have an 
    |Energy Tank yet. Continually dash around the Splinter to hopefully dodge its 
    |charges, but expect to take some damage. When the boss isn't charging, use 
    |Missiles and charged Power Beam shots to defeat it and move on to the 
    |strangely weaker dark form.
    |
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING GROUND>DARK ALPHA SPLINTER
    |Location>Great Temple>Temple Sanctuary
    |Difficulty>2/10
    |Spoils>Unknown Technology
    |Strategy>The Dark Alpha Splinter has become more powerful and cool (it seems 
    |like you can make anything cooler by putting "Dark" before its name) thanks to 
    |the Ing possessing it. However, it's also easier; it simply spits some acid at 
    |you, then charges. Both attacks are easily dodged if you keep sidestepping. 
    |Use any Missiles you may have left and the Charge Beam to take care of this 
    \thing. (Remember to scan both forms of the Alpha Splinter) 
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING OFFWORLD>DARK MISSILE TROOPER
    Location>Temple Grounds>Hive Chamber A
    Difficulty>1/10
    Spoils>Missile Expansion
    Strategy>Though you probably won't fight this guy until a while later, it's 
    possible to return to Hive Chamber A on your way to Agon Wastes and fight him 
    first. Anyway, the Dark Missile Trooper is actually pathetic; enemies like 
    Ingsmashers are much more worthy of being bosses than him. Just keep 
    sidestepping his missiles and hitting him with anything; the Light Beam works 
    especially well.
    
    /CREATURES>AETHER>GROUND>PREDATORS>ALPHA SANDIGGER
    |Location>Agon Wastes>Agon Temple
    |Difficulty>1/10
    |Strategy>The only hard thing about the Alpha Sandigger is scanning it before 
    |it's possessed and turns into the Bomb Guardian. After that, fight it like any 
    |other Sandigger. Make sure to scan both the sand worm's forms.
    |
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>SUB GUARDIANS>BOMB GUARDIAN 
    |Location>Agon Wastes>Agon Temple
    |Difficulty>3/10
    |Spoils>Morph Ball Bombs
    |Strategy>The Bomb Guardian is the first of many powerful Darklings that has 
    |one of your stolen items. (In this case, the Morph Ball Bombs) It will run 
    |(Crawl? Wiggle? Slither?) around the arena and drop Bombs behind it. Use the 
    |delay before their explosion to avoid the Bombs. Anyway, at first the only 
    |vulnerable part of the Guardian is its glowing tail. (Don't bother when it 
    |isn't glowing) Hit the tail with Missiles or a charged Power Beam to damage 
    |it. (Be sure to stay close behind it if you're using the Power Beam to make 
    |sure you hit the fast-moving creature) After a few hits to its tail, the 
    |Guardian's mouth glows and it rears up. Hit the mouth with a charged Beam or a 
    |Missile to inflict damage. The only thing you need to worry about is an attack 
    |in which the Guardian rears up and fires HUNDREDS of Bombs everywhere-this 
    |move is practically impossible to dodge and you WILL take damage. It only uses 
    |this move if you wait too long to blast its mouth, however. It should only 
    |take about 4 hits to the mouth with a Charge Beam or Missiles to kill the 
    \Guardian.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>SUB GUARDIANS>JUMP GUARDIAN
    Location>Dark Agon Wastes>Judgment Pit
    Difficulty>2/10
    Spoils>Space Jump Boots
    Strategy>The next Guardian is an Ing that has stolen your Space Jump Boots. As 
    expected, he's considerably more mobile than a Warrior Ing, but the strategy 
    for beating him is much the same. The battle is made considerably easier by the 
    fact that you can simply stay in the fairly large safe zone in the center and 
    regenerate HP. Anyway, as the fight begins, scan him, blast the Guardian with 
    the Charge Beam or a Missile when he's solid. (You may want to save your more 
    accurate Missiles for when his HP is low and he speeds up) Things get slightly 
    more complicated when he jumps. He's invincible when he's about to jump, in the 
    air, or landing. Don't attack him when he's surrounded by a blue field. Besides 
    the traditional lasers (try to keep the Luminoth Crystal between you and him), 
    the Jump Guardian's other main attack is a ground quake generated when he 
    lands. Keep your distance so you can see the move coming and jump over it. 
    You'll have to track him manually when he jumps; lock onto him again ASAP when 
    he lands.
    
    CREATURES>OFFWORLD>DARK SAMUS>DARK SAMUS 1
    Location>Agon Wastes>Main Reactor
    Difficulty>4/10
    Spoils>Dark Beam
    Strategy>Dark Samus is a mysterious figure. She's a Phazon-powered doppelganger 
    with some powerful attacks and the ability to float in the air. She also seems 
    to like the color blue. Although you need only scan her once, the battle has 
    two phases. In the first stage, Dark Samus fires Phazon projectiles and a 
    shrapnel beam; both are fairly easily dodged, especially with the Space Jump 
    Boots. You can also hide behind the pillars in the room to avoid damage. Simply 
    blast DS with charged shots and Missiles whenever her blue shield isn't up and 
    she isn't glowing (never a good sign). When her HP is lower, she charges with 
    Phazon and you enter the second phase. Dark Samus' attacks are stronger now, 
    and they can destroy the 4 outer pillars if you attempt to use them for cover. 
    She also has a new attack where she enshrouds herself with Phazon and rams you 
    hard. (Take cover behind the center pillar) Continue hitting DS with the Charge 
    Beam when she's not shielding herself to win. (Missiles no longer work)
    
    /CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>AMORBIS>AMORBIS 1
    |Location>Dark Agon Wastes>Dark Agon Temple
    |Difficulty>3/10
    |Strategy>Amorbis is the first true boss of the game, a giant sandworm that 
    |dives in and out of the arena. Make sure you have a full complement of 
    |Missiles and Light Beam ammo going into this fight; that will make it much 
    |easier. Anyway, stay within a safe zone as much as possible, except when 
    |Amorbis forces you to flee. As Amorbis dives in and out of the sand, track him 
    |with your radar. (Make sure to flee if he's right under you) Once he emerges 
    |from the sand, lock on and hit him with 1 or 2 missiles. With almost every 
    |hit, the monster drops refills; be sure to grab them to keep supplied. Repeat 
    |this until he turns blue and attaches himself to the sphere in the middle of 
    |the arena. Scan this new form of Amorbis (as well as the old form later, if 
    |you didn't already) and move onto phase 2. Also, note that after you finish 
    |phase 2 with one Amorbis, another will appear and you'll repeat both phases. 
    |After this, you must defeat 3 sandworms in both phases to secure victory.
    |
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>AMORBIS>AMORBIS 2
    |Location>Dark Agon Wastes>Dark Agon Temple
    |Difficulty>2/10
    |Spoils>Dark Suit, access to Dark Agon Energy Controller
    |Strategy>The second form of Amorbis is the easier, no matter how many of him 
    |there are. Staying in a safe zone, lock onto the head of Amorbis as he latches 
    |onto the center sphere (that thing must be packed with caffeine or something). 
    |Whip out the light beam and fire a charged shot when you're sure it will hit. 
    |If all the beams hit his head, its armor breaks off. If not, fire a few single 
    |shots. (Save your missiles for phase one) Once a head's armor is removed, it 
    |activates some blue suction. (And drops more refills) Enter Morph Ball mode 
    |and let it suck you in, then detonate a Bomb in the creature's mouth to 
    |eliminate it. If you're fighting 2 or more worms, repeat this easy process 
    \for all of them.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>SUB GUARDIANS>BOOST GUARDIAN
    Location>Dark Torvus Bog>Dark Agon Temple
    Difficulty>10/10
    Spoils>Boost Ball
    Strategy>Most people, including me, will agree that the Boost Guardian is the 
    hardest boss in the game. This Warrior Ing uses the Boost Ball ability to 
    pummel you with powerful attacks at rapid speed, and even worse, there is no 
    safe zone in the room to take shelter in. Contrary to what I often say, don't 
    scan the creature as the fight begins and make sure to come in with a full 
    complement of 5 Energy Tanks and 100 Light Beam ammo units. Every second counts 
    here; as soon as the fight begins; charge up a Light Beam shot and quickly hit 
    him with it at close range to inflict decent damage. As soon as you fire one 
    shot, charge another. If the Guardian is in puddle form when you finish 
    charging, don't wait; manually aim at the puddle and hit it. If you're good, 
    you should be able to hit him with 3 Lightbursts before he goes into Boost mode 
    and the real chaos begins. Other guides may tell you to enter Morph Ball mode 
    as well at this point, but I think it's best to stay in first-person mode. He 
    will begin boosting and rocketing around the circular arena, bouncing off 
    walls. (Maybe he stole some of Amorbis' caffeine) Try to keep track of the 
    Boost Guardian as he rockets around and Space Jump over his attacks, but expect 
    to be hit. Also, try and scan him while he's in this form. After a few boosts, 
    he goes into an unusual grey-red puddle form. Go into Morph Ball mode and drop 
    some Bombs on the puddle (it always follows you) to make him get back to 
    boosting. It's best to jump over the puddle and enter the Morph Ball as you 
    land; if you simply enter it while standing, you'll get pummeled by the puddle 
    before you can escape. After this, avoid some more boosting and repeat. You 
    have to Bomb the new puddle form 3 times to make the Guardian return to his 
    normal form. As soon as he does, IMMEDIATELY charge the Light Beam some more 
    and hit him as rapidly as you can; you can't afford to get hit by too many 
    Boosts. It should take about 5-9 Lightbursts to take the Boost Guardian out, 
    depending on how many of the shots hit him. (Blast him from as close as 
    possible) The only other complications are the Inglets that appear periodically 
    around the arena. They are blessing in disguise; a single Light Beam shot fells 
    them and they will almost always drop precious energy. Also, if the Boost 
    Guardian rams into one of the 4 pillars in the room, an Ultra Energy will 
    appear; grab it quickly to help stay alive.
    
    CREATURES>AETHER>AQUATIC>LARGE AQUATIC>ALPHA BLOGG
    Location>Torvus Bog>Main Hydrochamber
    Difficulty>4/10
    Spoils>Escape with Gravity Boost
    Strategy>I hope you're practiced with Blogging by now, because you're about to 
    fight the strongest one. The Alpha Blogg fight, like any Blogg fight, relies on 
    your timing; if you have it down, the fight is easy. As the battle begins, the 
    Alpha Blogg will fire 3 bubble bursts at you. They will fog up your visor and 
    keep you from firing, but should be easy to dodge with the mobility of the 
    Gravity Boost. After firing them, the Alpha Blogg charges. As usual, you must 
    hit him as he charges and opens his mouth. However, the timing for hitting him 
    is strangely different than with a regular Blogg and could throw you off guard 
    at first. Instead of hitting him a fraction of a second before he rams you, 
    fire a Super Missile just after he begins charging so it hits him while he's 
    still about 15-20 feet from you. As you fire the Missile, do a Space Dash to 
    dodge the charge. It shouldn't take too many Super Missiles to defeat the Alpha 
    Blogg and escape with the Gravity Boost. If you already have the Darkburst, 
    consider using it-it only takes 2 of the powerful blasts to destroy the Alpha 
    Blogg.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>SUB GUARDIANS>GRAPPLE GUARDIAN
    Location>Dark Torvus Bog>Sacrificial Chamber
    Difficulty>2/10
    Spoils>Grapple Beam
    Strategy>The Grapple Guardian is a mutant Grenchler that has stolen your 
    Grapple Beam. The fight with him isn't hard at all, but it's extremely long and 
    tedious. As soon as the fight begins, scan him, then lock onto the Guardian and 
    get an energy pillar between you and him. He'll continuously circle around the 
    pillar and periodically fire a Grapple Beam at you, but with the pillar in 
    front he can't hurt you. You should always be charging the Power Beam for this 
    battle; if he Grapples you, unleash a charged shot in his face to make him let 
    go. Otherwise, use your charge to blast him in the mouth when the purple energy 
    ball is there to make him flash yellow. With 3 charges to the mouth, he'll be 
    VERY briefly stunned. Dash around behind him as you fire the third charged shot 
    and immediately charge another one so you can hit his back while he's stunned. 
    He may also randomly get his Grapple Beam stuck to the pillar.  If he does, 
    he'll be stunned for much longer; hit his back with a Super Missile. This is 
    pretty much the pattern of the battle, except that he eventually loses his tail 
    and sparks with Grapple energy when his health gets low. The energy pillars 
    also go out, so he can't get stuck to them anymore. Just keep stunning him and 
    hitting his back to eventually kill this tedious boss.
    
    /CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>CHYKKA>CHYKKA LARVA
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>DARKLINGS>DARKLING FLYERS>DARK SHREDDER
    |Location>Dark Torvus Bog>Dark Torvus Temple
    |Difficulty>3/10
    |Strategy>Your fight with the boss of Torvus Bog is a long and arduous, but 
    |multistaged and interesting one. You start out on a circular platform on 
    |poison water with a safe zone, facing a large cocoon on the far wall. When 
    |you're ready, hit each of the 4 supporting tentacles with a Charge Beam to 
    |dislodge the cocoon and make it fall in the poison water. After that, the real 
    |fight begins. The Chykka Larva is a huge, whale-like creature that swims 
    |around the platform you're on. Track it manually with the Light Beam and try 
    |to hit its head whenever it pokes it out of the water. The Larva may also roar 
    |and dive underwater. When it does, charge the Light Beam and find out where it 
    |is with your radar. When it breaches, quickly lock onto it and fire the 
    |charged shot as you jump over the wave of poison water that appears when it 
    |hits the water again. Finally, the Larva sometimes gets onto your platform and 
    |tries to hit you with its tongue. Dash back and forth to dodge and stay locked 
    |on, firing as many charged Light Beam shots as you can. If its tongue gets 
    |you, hit it some more to hopefully make it let go. Just follow this simple 
    |pattern for a while (The Larva has a lot of HP) to eventually advance to the 
    |next phase. Also, the Larva sometimes summons Dark Shredders to attack you. 
    |(Remember to scan them as well) They're easily dispatched with a Missile, but 
    |you can also use the Dark Beam to get your Light Beam ammo back.
    |
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>CHYKKA>CHYKKA
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>CHYKKA>DARK CHYKKA
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>CHYKKA>CHYKLINGS
    |Location>Dark Torvus Bog>Dark Torvus Temple
    |Difficulty>5/10
    |Spoils>Dark Visor, access to Dark Torvus Energy Controller
    |Strategy>After you defeat the Chykka Larva, it instantly matures into a huge 
    |4-winged insect. The center platform also splits into 3 sections connected by 
    |Grapple points. This new form of Chykka has 2 main attacks. It can spit 
    |multiple globs of poison water at you, but this attack is easily jumped over. 
    |Later, it may charge and then fly around the arena, though this is rare. 
    |Anyway, you must first hurt Chykka for a while to stun it. You can simply 
    |rapid-fire the Power Beam to hit the fast-moving insect some of the time, but 
    |the charged Light beam also works well. However, I'd recommend the Power Beam; 
    |you'll need your Light Beam ammo for later. Anyway, once the beast is stunned, 
    |you'll see 4 red spots glow on its back; quickly Grapple over to whichever 
    |platform is closest to being behind it, charging the Seeker Missile Launcher 
    |as you do. Once you get behind it, lock onto all 4 glowing spots and fire 
    |Seeker Missiles at them. Repeat this process once more to make Chykka fall 
    |into the poison water, stunned. (And remember to jump over the resulting 
    |shockwave) When it emerges, it's in a new form: Dark Chykka, which you should 
    |also scan. The strategy for this form is simple: target the boss' bloated egg 
    |sac to hurt it. Unfortunately, it can deflect Missiles, so you'll have to 
    |stick with beams. You can still rapid-fire the Power Beam, but the Light Beam 
    |works better; fire a charged shot to do good damage. Dark Chykka occasionally 
    |summons a swarm of Chyklings. Take them out for refills galore, and use the 
    |Darkburst if you can to get an incredible amount of Light Beam ammo. After a 
    |while, Dark Chykka returns to being normal Chykka and you must clip its wings 
    |again. Continue to attack Dark Chykka's egg sac to eventually kill it and 
    \restore energy to the Torvus region.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>SUB GUARDIANS>SPIDER GUARDIAN
    Location>Sanctuary Fortress>Dynamo Works
    Difficulty>5/10
    Spoils>Spider Ball
    Strategy>As you first enter the Dynamo Works from the Worker's Path, you see 
    the Spider Guardian, a massively strengthened Pillbug, circling a Morph Ball 
    hole. Make sure to scan it now; you won't have another chance! After this, 
    enter the hole and get ready for one of the most interesting battles in the 
    game. The entire affair takes place in Morph Ball mode, and the Guardian is 
    restrained to moving on Spider Ball tracks. Its only weapon is an electrical 
    field that surrounds it and can hit you even through thin walls; always keep a 
    good distance away to avoid being shocked for a constant 30 damage. The only 
    way to damage the Spider Guardian is by redirecting its path into a sparking 
    blue energy conduit; this removes 1/6 of its health. To do this, you must first 
    use Morph Ball Bombs on the Guardian to stun it. The creature's electrical 
    field may then turn red or green. (It starts out blue) If it turns red, the 
    Guardian moves faster; adjust the timing of your Bombs accordingly when you try 
    again. If it turns green, the Bomb Slot in the area activates and some 
    platforms may extend from the wall. (You'll also hear an audio cue) Quickly go 
    to the slot and trigger it to move part of the course and redirect the Guardian 
    into the power conduit. To help you plan on defeating the Spider Guardian, I've 
    made text maps of all 4 areas in which you must fight it.
    
    C=Energy Conduit
    B=Bomb Slot
    S=Spider Ball Track
    D=Moving Door
    E=Extending Platform
    X=Lay Bombs here
    
    STAGE 1
     __________    ___________
    |          |  |           |
    |  ______  |__|  _______  |   ___
    |     | SSSSSSSSSSSSS |   |  | B |
    |__   | S _________ S | __|__|   |
     __|  | S|         |S X       ___|
    |     | S|         |S  ______/___
    |  ___| S|         |SSSDSSSSC
    |       S|         |S  __________
    |___    S|_________|S |
        |   SSSSSSSSSSSSS |
        |________   ______|
      __________|   |
      START      ___|
      __________/
    
    The first stage is easy. Wait for the SG to roll past above you, then quickly 
    Bomb Jump up to the left. Roll as far left as possible and Bomb Jump again to 
    get to the left side of the area. Staying as far away from the Spider Ball 
    track as possible to avoid the electrical field, wait for the Guardian to pass 
    before Bomb Jumping your way up to the top of the steps. Wait for him to pass 
    by again and drop onto the top of the center square, then BJ onto the other 
    part of the highest level. Drop down a few levels to reach the part of the area 
    with the Bomb Slot. Make sure not to get hit as you lay some Bombs on the 
    leftmost part of the ledge you're on, right next to the track, to hit the SG.  
    Roll away from the track as soon as you lay the Bombs to avoid the electricity. 
    If he turns green, you can easily roll up the short hill and Bomb the slot to 
    trap the Guardian. After he gets shocked, follow him to the next stage.
    
    STAGE 2
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        /    \____
       /          |   ___
      |   _____   |  | B |            _______
      |  |     |  |__|   |____       /       \
    __|  |_____|              |     |         |
    START     SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS|     |   ____  |___
    __    ___ SEEEEEEEEEEEEEES|     |SSSDSSSSSCSSS
      |S |   |S              S|     |SX __________
      |S |   |S              S|     |SX|
      |S |___|S              S|_____|SX|
      |SSSSSSSS              SSSSSSSSSX|
      |                                |
      |                                |
      \                                /
       \                              /
        \                            /
         \                          /
          \_                      _/
            \_                  _/
              \_              _/
                \____________/ 
    
    The next stage is harder. There's a half-pipe under the main part of the level; 
    Boost to the ledge on the right near the conduit when the Guardian isn't around 
    there. Sit on the edge of the ledge (you'll have to switch the camera wit X 
    every time you do, which is annoying). As the Guardian is about to climb up the 
    track to your ledge, fall down and drop 3 Bombs over the track as you fall, 
    charging a Boost right afterward. If you had good enough timing, he'll get hit. 
    If he turns green, boost up to the high ledge of the left, then fall down onto 
    the ledge and Bomb the slot. It can be tough to boost fast enough, though, and 
    you'll probably take damage.
    
    STAGE 3
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       /      \__________________   |
      |                          |S |
      |   __________      _______|S |
      |  |__________| XX |_______|S |
      |  |SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSDCS |
      |  |S EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE     ___|
      |  |SSSSSSSSSS        |   |
    __|  |EEEEEEEEES        |   |
    START        B S        |   |
    __ SSSSSSSS    S        |   |
      |  |SSSSSSSSSS      __|   |
      |  |    EEEEEEEEEEE|  |   |
      |                  |__|   |
      \                         /
       \_                     _/
         \_                 _/
           \_             _/
             \___________/
    
    The third stage also has a half-pipe. You want to get up onto the ledges on the 
    top of the room, preferably on the left side of the gap. As the Guardian 
    approaches, drop across the track and quickly lay 3 Bombs, then charge a Boost 
    as you hit the bottom of the half-pipe. Regardless of whether he turns green or 
    not, quickly Boost back up to the top ledges. If he turned green, fall onto the 
    ledge that extends when you return to the top and fall along the ledges down to 
    below the slot. Bomb Jump up to it and activate it, then follow the Spider 
    Guardian to the final stage.
    
    STAGE 4
    
    C=Crate
    
             |S |
    _________|S |__________________________________
              SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS |
    ______________                               S |
              | B |    C          C          C   S |
           ___|   |____________________________  S |
     _____/SSSSSSSS\_______________     | B |  | S |________
    |  SSS _______SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSC|    |   |  | SSSSSSSSSS |
    |  ___/_______\_____DS     ____|___/SSSSS\_|_________   |
    |  CSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS ____SSS|SSSSSSSSSSS |
    |  _______________________   SD ___/____\  |     _______|
    |   BSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSC  |SSSSSSSSSSS |
    |  _________________DS    X______________  |_________   |
    |SSSSSS\_____/SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS\__A__/SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS |
    |_____ SSSSSSS ________________ SSSSSSSS _______________|
          \_______/                \________/
    
    The last stage is extremely tricky. There are 3 conduits and 3 Bombs slots; you 
    must trigger 1, 2, or all 3 of them in order to get him to run into a conduit. 
    First, roll along the top and Bomb the crates to get 3 Super Energy units. Fall 
    down the ledges on the right side and drop onto the lowest level where the 
    Spider Guardian is. Roll just behind him and Bomb Jump onto the right-hand 
    ledge, rolling onto the thicker section marked with the A. On this or the other 
    thicker section, the Spider Guardian can't shock you. This time, lay the Bombs 
    on the leftmost part of your ledge to hit the Guardian as he comes from the 
    left. Right after laying them, roll back to the thick section of ledge. If you 
    hear the audio cue meaning the Bomb Slots have activated, quickly boost across 
    the gap to the other ledge and first Bomb Slot. Activate it to move the lowest 
    moving door. After doing that, drop down to the left to avoid getting shocked 
    as the Guardian comes past. He'll roll to the Bomb Slot, then right into the 
    first energy conduit. For the next conduit, repeat the above process, then roll 
    back to the right after activating the first Bomb Slot. He should have started 
    to continue rolling to the right by now; Bomb Jump from where he was to the 
    ledge you laid your Bombs on, then up and right again. Roll up the tiny hill 
    and Bomb Jump to the second slot. Once he gets off the lowest level of track, 
    roll right and drop to it to avoid him as he continues on his roll of 
    electrocution.  The third conduit, obviously, is the hardest; you must activate 
    all 3 slots while he's green. After reactivating the second slot, drop off the 
    ledge where the second moving door was, then Bomb Jump up and left twice to the 
    level with the third Bomb Slot. Roll up the small hill and activate it within 
    the time limit, then drop off the ledge to the left and watch your victory. 
    (Note that the opening under the third Slot is tiny, so you need to be aligned 
    very precisely, just to the left of the top of the hill, to Bomb Jump to the 
    slot) If you're having trouble making it to all 3 slots, you can Bomb him while 
    he's green to reset the timer, but this shouldn't be necessary.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>SUB GUARDIANS>POWER BOMB GUARDIAN
    Location>Dark Torvus Bog>Undertemple
    Difficulty>2/10
    Spoils>Power Bomb
    Strategy>The final Sub Guardian is pathetically easy, as long as you have 
    enough energy. (You should have 9 Energy Tanks now, which is way more than 
    enough) He's a mutated Sporb that sits on a pillar in the middle of the room 
    and spits Power Bombs at you. It sounds painful, but keep in mind that Samus is 
    normally immune to Power Bomb explosions. (Except in multiplayer >=) Anyway, to 
    beat the Power Bomb Guardian, you simply need to activate all 4 Bomb Slots 
    around the walls of the room. Sound easy? It is. After scanning the one-time 
    boss, enter Morph Ball mode and climb onto the walls with the Spider Ball 
    track. You simply need to follow the tracks to 4 Bomb Slots now. I'd recommend 
    Bombing the right and leftmost slots first, since the Guardian spits more Power 
    Bombs as his health drops. You'll need to make use of most of your Spider Ball 
    tricks; lay a Bomb to jump higher, and drop by briefly releasing R. The Spider 
    Ball tracks aren't hard to navigate, and activating all the slots is incredibly 
    easy. However, I wasn't kidding when I said you need lots of energy. You're 
    unprotected from the atmosphere of Dark Aether while on the tracks, and while 
    the Power Bombs aren't very damaging, they will knock you off the track. Keep 
    moving to stay ahead of them, The Power Bomb Guardian will also summon Inglets; 
    ignore them or try to take them out with Bombs if you want.
    
    CREATURES>OFFWORLD>DARK SAMUS>DARK SAMUS 2
    Location>Sanctuary Fortress>Aerie Access/Aerie
    Difficulty>5/10
    Spoils>Echo Visor
    Strategy>Dark Samus returns as you ascend to the Aerie. She's fought much like 
    before, but hard some new attacks and abilities. As usual, DS is very fast; 
    don't use slow-moving attacks and imitate her speed. (Remember to scan her 
    first thing) For this battle, Super Missiles are the weapons of choice. She can 
    turn into a Morph Ball and speed around the room; avoid her like you did the 
    Boost Guardian. A charged Light Beam shot can force her out of Morph Ball mode 
    instantly. She can also turn invisible; if she does, track her with the Dark 
    Visor. Beyond that, just use Super Missiles and engage her as you did before. 
    Try to hit her when she attacks to prevent her from dodging or blocking you.
    
    /CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>QUADRAXIS>QUADRAXIS
    |Location>Ing Hive>Hive Temple
    |Difficulty>5/10
    |Strategy>The Guardian of the Ing Hive, Quadraxis is a 50-foot Quad with 
    |virtually impervious armor, massive 50-foot size, high-tech weapon systems, 
    |and is 50 feet tall. Oh, and did I mention that he's 50 feet tall? Don't let 
    |his size or power scare you, however; he's really just a very, very, very big 
    |Quad. Or maybe not. In his first and most imposing form, Quadraxis crawls 
    |around the arena while firing missiles and lasers. Keep moving and dashing to 
    |dodge them. (Make sure to scan him at some point) Being a huge Quad, Quadraxis 
    |also has a vortex attack with the size and power of a real tornado. A real 
    |tornado filled with metal. You should always be charging the Power Beam in 
    |this fight; quickly lock onto his feet when he begins to spin and fire a 
    |charged shot at the red thing where they meet to stop the spin. If you're too 
    |slow, the vortex will suck you in and do damage. Quadraxis also has a ground 
    |quake attack; as usual, jump over it. It comes from all 4 of his feet, so try 
    |jumping towards it to hopefully go over all 4. He has an attack where he locks 
    |onto you with 3 red lasers and makes a targeting reticule appear on your 
    |visor. To dodge it, enter Morph Ball mode and use a Boost right when the 3 
    |Beams merge over you. If they hit, you'll be unable to attack for a few 
    |moments. He can also fire rapid laser blasts and sonic particles that home in 
    |slightly; sidestep both of these. To beat the first form, you must take out 
    |the robot's kneecaps. Charge the Power Beam and lock onto one, then quickly 
    |blast it with a Super Missile when it turns blue. It takes 2 Super Missiles to 
    |destroy each kneecap, and make sure not to miss. Paradoxically, Quadraxis 
    |speeds up and tends to keeps its remaining knees away from you as you destroy 
    |more and more; if you can, try to hit each knee with one Super Missile before 
    |destroying any. Whenever you destroy a knee, Super and Ultra Energy modules 
    |fly out everywhere; draw them in with the Charge Beam. It's important to pick 
    |all of them up in order to keep healthy from Quadraxis' attacks and the lack 
    |of safe zones in the battles. If you need even more energy, you got it; you 
    |can boost through the red orbs under hits feet to damage them. Destroying one 
    |gives you another Ultra Energy. After destroying all the knees with Super 
    |Missiles and some luck, move onto the easier second stage.
    |
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>QUADRAXIS>DAMAGED QUADRAXIS
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>QUADRAXIS>SHIELD HEAD MODULE
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>QUADRAXIS>STUNNED HEAD MODULE
    |Location>Ing Hive>Hive Temple
    |Difficulty>4/10
    |Strategy>In Quadraxis' second phase, the body slumps down lifeless, and the 
    |separated head floats around, just like with a regular Quad. Make sure to scan 
    |both of them, then get started. When you scan the head, you learn it's 
    |receiving sonic transmissions. Switch to the Echo Visor to learn that the 
    |transmissions are coming from the body. Lock onto the antenna and blast it 
    |with 2 Super Missiles or to destroy it and stun the head. Scan the now-stunned 
    |head again, then switch back to the Echo Visor and target one of the antennae 
    |on the head. Blast with 2 Super Missiles to destroy it and repeat the process. 
    |As usual, destroying an antenna gives you more Energy and Missiles. (The head 
    |will also summon Dark Quads; consider destroying them) Once all 3 antennae on 
    |the head are gone, you move onto the final phase.
    |
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>GUARDIANS>QUADRAXIS>FINAL HEAD MODULE
    |Location>Ing Hive>Hive Temple
    |Difficulty>5/10
    |Spoils>Annihilator Beam, access to Ing Hive Energy Controller
    |Strategy>As the fight begins, the head module goes crazy and crashes into the 
    |body to reveal Spider Ball tracks on the legs. Scan the head one last time, 
    |then lock onto it and use 2 Super Missiles to stun it. The head will slowly 
    |drift around the body; boost ahead of it and quickly Spider Ball up a leg it's 
    |going to pass by. Charge a boost and release it while still holding R as the 
    |head floats by. (It will seem to pause for a moment when it's in the right 
    |place) If you aim was good enough, you fly at the head and hit the Spider Ball 
    |tracks on it. (It takes practice to hit the head) Once you're on, roll to one 
    |of the bomb slots of the head and lay a bomb in it to damage the head and get 
    |still more refills. Repeat this process with the other slot to destroy the 
    \head and win.
    
    /CREATURES>DARK AETHER>EMPEROR ING>EMPEROR ING HEAD
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>EMPEROR ING>EMPEROR ING BODY
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>EMPEROR ING>EMPEROR ING EYE
    |Location>Sky Temple>Sanctum
    |Difficulty>7/10
    |Strategy>This is it: the final fight against the leader of the Ing. He starts 
    |as a massive, many-tentacled monstrosity that sits in the middle of the arena. 
    |The tentacles have a variety of painful attacks, such as swinging them around 
    |the body (Space Jump over them) and warping them through portals to make them 
    |appear behind you. (Run away from this attack, but expect to take damage) 
    |First, scan both the thing's head and body for separate entries. Keeping away 
    |from the tentacles and the Phazon lining the arena, lock onto each one and 
    |blast them with Missiles. (Seeker Missiles may work; the Annihilator Beam is 
    |best but it's recommended you save your ammo for later) It takes 2 Missiles to 
    |kill each tentacle. After all the tentacles are gone, the head disappears and 
    |a massive eye appears on top of the body. (Sound familiar, Sauron?) The eye 
    |fires a laser beam at you that's easily jumped over or dashed away from. Lock 
    |onto it and strafe around the eye to get in front of the gap between the two 
    |energy shields surrounding the eye. When you have a clear shot, open fire. 
    |Super Missiles do decent damage to the eye, but a Sonic Boom will remove about 
    |1/3 of its HP is one go, so use a few if you want to speed things up. It's 
    |very unlikely you'll destroy the first phase of the Ing Emperor before the 
    |head reappears, often with more tentacles. Destroy them again to reveal the 
    |eye and finish it off with Super Missiles or the Sonic Boom. Destroying the 
    |tentacles can be tricky, making the first phase of this fight the hardest. 
    |After you defeat this form, get ready for the easy part.
    |
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>EMPEROR ING>EMPEROR ING CHRYSALIS
    |Location>Sky Temple>Sanctum
    |Difficulty>3/10
    |Strategy>In this form, the Emperor enters a huge cocoon and fills the floor 
    |with poison gas. Quickly scan it, then enter Morph Ball mode and Spider Ball 
    |onto the cocoon. To move onto the next phase, you must destroy all the 
    |cocoon's tentacles. Each one resides in one of the glowing pits on the 
    |cocoon's surface. To destroy one, wait right next to the pit. When dark smoke 
    |starts coming out, the tentacle is about to emerge; quickly lay 3 bombs and 
    |roll away to kill it. Try to get the lower tentacles first; the poison gas 
    |periodically rises to cover them. The Inglets that continually appear to 
    |attack you are blessings in disguise-while they can knock you off into the 
    |poison gas, they can be killed with Bombs and often drop energy or beam ammo 
    |refills. Be careful not to get knocked off, and leave your tentacle stakeout 
    |to kill the Inglets if necessary. I'd recommend taking the opportunity to 
    |refill your energy and beam ammo fully-you'll need them for the final phase.
    |
    |CREATURES>DARK AETHER>EMPEROR ING>MUTATED EMPEROR ING
    |Location>Sky Temple>Sanctum
    |Difficulty> 6/10
    |Spoils>Imminent destruction of Dark Aether...with you still in it
    |Strategy>In his final phase, the Emperor in attacks as a huge, mutated version 
    |of a normal Ing. This monstrosity is only weak in its mouth, and only when 
    |it's open and uncovered by its legs. Stay as close to the mouth as possible 
    |when attacking and keep the mouth's color in mind-hit it with the Power Beam 
    |or Super Missiles when it's orange, the Dark Beam when it's white, and the 
    |Light Beam when it's purple. The Annihilator Beam works well on all 3 colors. 
    |I hope you have plenty of Beam Ammo for this stage-you'll need it. The best 
    |thing to do is to wait for the mouth to turn orange and hit it with a Super 
    |Missile to stun the beast. Quickly switch to the Annihilator Beam and start 
    |mashing A to pump fire into its mouth, making sure you have a clear shot. You 
    |can also use the A-Beam to stun the Emperor, but it's best to save ammo. If 
    |you run out, he'll summon swarms of Nightbarbs or white squiggly things which 
    |you should take out with the Power Beam for more ammo. (Who would have thought 
    |the leader of a pure evil race out to kill you would help you out?) As you're 
    |being a serious pain in the mouth for him, he'll be retaliating with claw, 
    |laser, ground quake, and charging attacks. If you manage to dodge the charge 
    |attack, switch to the Annihilator Beam and lock onto the hole in his back. 
    \Rapidly blast this hole to damage the Emperor further.
    
    /CREATURES>OFFWORLD>DARK SAMUS>DARK SAMUS 3
    |Location>Sky Temple Grounds>Sky Temple Gateway
    |Difficulty>4/10
    |Strategy>You didn't seriously think you'd beat the game by defeating only one 
    |boss, did you? Dark Samus is back, and crazier than ever. Besides having to 
    |beat her, you also have to beat the clock; the 8-minute timer from after 
    |defeating the Emperor Ing is still ticking, and you must defeat your alter ego 
    |once and for all before it expires. (There should be about 7 and a half 
    |minutes after escaping the Sky Temple) Don't worry-if you know what you're 
    |doing, this time is plenty for beating her. Anyway, Dark Samus 3 shouldn't 
    |last long-make sure to scan her. She starts by firing a huge beam of Phazon. 
    |It shouldn't be too hard to sidestep, but you must keep dashing away from it 
    |for a few moments. After she lands, she disappears; this time, track her with 
    |the Echo Visor. As usual, Dark Samus is fast and can often break your 
    |targeting lock. Super Missiles (or another Sonic Boom, if you have the ammo) 
    |are the weapons of choice; after removing about 1/4 of her HP, you move onto 
    |the second phase. (Make sure to scan both of DS' forms)
    |
    |CREATURES>OFFWORLD>DARK SAMUS>DARK SAMUS 4
    |Location>Sky Temple Grounds>Sky Temple Gateway
    |Difficulty>5/10
    |Spoils>Victory!
    |Strategy>You'll know the battle with Dark Samus is entering its final phase 
    |when she floats up and surrounds herself in a Phazon bubble. As usual, you 
    |should ALWAYS be charging your Power Beam in this phase. Anyway, DS has 2 
    |attacks while in the bubble. She send an explosive Phazon ball right at you; 
    |luckily, it isn't homing and is easily sidestepped. The second attack consists 
    |of Phazon bullets that fly into the air and then towards you. It's also easily 
    |avoided, but you want it to hit you; more on that later. Anyway, after a while 
    |of being bubble girl, she floats back down and starts dashing around rapidly. 
    |Her main attack here is an unavoidable Phazon shield. You don't want DS to 
    |stay in this phase; since you should be charging your Power Beam all the time, 
    |keep locked on and blast DS with a Super Missile as she floats toward you 
    |after descending from the bubble. This does some damage and makes her return 
    |to the Phazon bubble. Anyway, to damage her, you must use the Phazon Beam. 
    |(She is the new form of Metroid Prime, after all) You may not have the Phazon 
    |Suit or Beam officially anymore, but it's still possible to blast her with 
    |Phazon. When DS fires the Phazon bullets while in the bubble, you'll 
    |automatically lock onto them. Keeping a Charge Beam out, get right under the 
    |bullets like a right outfielder. Your Charge beam will absorb the bullets if 
    |you can "catch" them; after absorbing about 3 or 4, the charge turns blue. 
    |You'll soon auto-lock back onto DS; quickly release this Phazon-charged beam 
    |at her to inflict damage before she hits you and makes you lose it. This 
    |method is the primary means of inflicting damage; repeat it until Dark Samus 
    |goes down and you beat the game. Congratulations! (If you die or run out of 
    |time on DS, choose to restart from your last save; you'll return to right 
    \after you beat the Emperor Ing)
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    INVENTORY>WEAPON SYSTEMS
    INVENTORY>WEAPON SYSTEMS>BEAM WEAPONS
    INVENTORY>WEAPON SYSTEMS>BEAM WEAPONS>POWER BEAM
    Location>Obtain at start of game
    To Use>C-Up
    Description>The Power Beam is Samus' signature weapon. This Beam Weapon has 
    unlimited ammo and the highest rate of fire-it shoots as fast as you can hit A. 
    The individual shots are weak, making the Power Beam best for destroying large 
    numbers of weak enemies. Its charge beam is simply a more powerful, fast-moving 
    ball of energy that does decent damage and is great for mid-strength enemies. 
    Besides blasting things, the Power Beam's uses include opening regular blue 
    doors and energizing Light Beacons on Dark Aether.
    
    INVENTORY>WEAPON SYSTEMS>BEAM WEAPONS>DARK BEAM
    Location>Agon Wastes>Main Reactor>Defeat Dark Samus
    To Use>C-Right
    Description>The Dark Beam is the second Beam weapon Samus acquires, and the 
    first to make use of the new ammo system. The Dark Beam fires bursts of dark 
    energy with a decently fast rate of fire. These bursts are very effective 
    against any enemies from Aether (except Darklings) and can often take them out 
    in a few hits. The Dark Beam can also open dark doors, energize dark portals on 
    Aether, and nullify crystals or beacons in Dark Aether. Since the Dark Beam's 
    shots move fairly slowly, try to fire at close range to ensure that they hit. 
    You can also simply rapidly fire shots to fill the air with them, though this 
    wastes ammo. Destroying enemies or storage items with the Dark Beam typically 
    yields ammo for the Light Beam. The Dark Beam's charged shot is the Entangler, 
    a powerful shot that uses 5 units of dark ammo and not only damages enemies but 
    also entangles them in puddles of dark energy, keeping them from moving. Much 
    like with the Ice Beam in Metroid Prime, Entangled enemies are often very weak 
    against Missiles. Keep in mind that if you run out of dark ammo, you can still 
    solve puzzles or open doors by charging the beam to fire a normal shot.
    
    INVENTORY>WEAPON SYSTEMS>BEAM WEAPONS>LIGHT BEAM
    Location>Dark Agon Wastes>Ing Cache 1
    To Use>C-Left
    Description>The Light Beam is the polar opposite of the Dark Beam. Similar to 
    the first game's Plasma Beam, the Light Beam fires lines of rainbow-colored 
    light energy that have short range, but travel almost instantly and can go 
    through multiple enemies. The Beam has a slow rate of fire, but its shots are 
    very powerful against Darklings and anything from Dark Aether. They can even 
    set some enemies on fire, doing further damage over time. Besides its combat 
    uses, the Light Beam is also used to open light doors, energize light portals 
    on Dark Aether, or energize crystals and beacons to make them deadly to dark 
    creatures. The Light Beam's charged shot is the Lightburst, which fires a 
    spread of several beams using 5 units of light ammo. It's deadly at close range 
    if you can make all the beams hit and does massive damage to dark enemies. As 
    with the Dark Beam, you can fire a normal shot with the Light Beam by charging 
    it if you're out of ammo. Enemies or storage units destroyed with the Light 
    Beam usually drop dark ammo.
    
    INVENTORY>WEAPON SYSTEMS>BEAM WEAPONS>ANNIHILATOR BEAM
    Location>Ing Hive>Dark Hive Temple>Defeat Quadraxis
    To Use>C-Down
    Description>The Annihilator Beam fires sonic pulses that are mixes of light and 
    dark energy. As its name suggests, it's somewhat powerful against light and 
    dark enemies and has a rate of fire nearly as fast as the Power Beam's. Even 
    better, its single shots can home in on enemies, meaning that you simply need 
    to aim in the general direction of what you're trying to hit. The Annihilator 
    Beam uses both light and dark ammo to fire, but enemies or storage items killed 
    with it can drop either kind of ammo. It can also supercharge crystals and 
    beacons with both kinds of energy, luring the Ing towards them but killing them 
    when they touch the sphere of light. Because the Annihilator Beam fires sonic 
    energy, it's used in combination with the Echo Visor to open sonic locks. It 
    also opens grey doors. The charged shot of the Annihilator Beam is the 
    Disruptor, a blast that doesn't home in but does excellent damage. It takes 5 
    units of both dark and light ammo to fire.
    
    INVENTORY>WEAPON SYSTEMS>BEAM WEAPONS>CHARGE BEAM
    Location>Obtain at start of game
    To Use>Hold A
    Description>The Charge Beam is an extremely useful items that allows you to 
    charge the power of your current Beam weapon by holding the A button. When you 
    charge a beam, a ball of the beam's energy appears at the front of Samus' 
    cannon. Release A to fire powered-up attack. Charged beams, obviously, are 
    stronger than regular shots and generally worth the time taken to charge them. 
    (Except maybe the Annihilator Beam) In the cases of the Light and Dark Beam, 
    charged shots also have special abilities. Charging the Light, Dark, or 
    Annihilator Beam takes 5 of the corresponding ammo units. Finally, charged 
    beams have another use. While charging all nearby refills will be drawn to you, 
    allowing you to reach things you normally couldn't.  
    
    INVENTORY>WEAPON SYSTEMS>MISSILE SYSTEMS
    INVENTORY>WEAPON SYSTEMS>MISSILE SYSTEMS>MISSILE LAUNCHER
    Location>Temple Grounds>GFMC Compound>Destroy large crate with Charge Beam
    To Use>Press Y
    Description>Missiles are very useful and powerful weapons. As she collects 
    Missile Expansions, Samus can carry a ridiculously amount of the tiny 
    explosives, so don't be afraid to use them. Each Missile does decent damage and 
    homes in on the target, making it hard to miss. They're good for attacking 
    strong enemies near the start of the game, especially ones that are prone to 
    dodge, but you'll soon get stronger items. Missiles can also destroy red blast 
    shields on doors and objects made of Brinstone.
    
    INVENTORY>WEAPON SYSTEMS>MISSILE SYSTEMS>SEEKER MISSILE LAUNCHER
    Location>Temple Grounds>Hall of Honored Dead>Solve spinner puzzle
    To Use>Press and hold Y, then move reticule over targets
    Description>The ultra-cool Seeker Missile Launcher upgrade allows Samus to fire 
    up to 5 Missiles at once. Hold Y to create an orange targeting cursor, then 
    move it over what you want to blast. Once your targets are selected, release Y 
    to let the Missiles fly. You can also hold the cursor over 1 target to fire up 
    to 5 missiles at once at it. You can use Seeker Missiles to get rid of purple 
    blast shields.
    
    INVENTORY>WEAPON SYSTEMS>CHARGE COMBOS
    INVENTORY>WEAPON SYSTEMS>CHARGE COMBOS>SUPER MISSILE
    Location>Torvus Bog>Torvus Temple>Defeat Space Pirates
    To Use>Charge Power Beam, then press Y
    Description>The Super Missile is the first of the Charge Combos, moves that 
    allow Samus to combine the power of her beams and Missiles. To use one, fire a 
    Missile while keeping a fully charged Power Beam ready. The Super Missile is 
    one of the strongest attacks in the game, doing enough damage to often wipe out 
    most enemies instantly. Except for its boosted power, a Super Missile behaves 
    like a normal Missile. (Make sure not to miss!) This potent explosive is also 
    capable of destroying green blast shields.
    
    INVENTORY>WEAPON SYSTEMS>CHARGE COMBOS>DARKBURST
    Location>Agon Wastes>Mining Station B>Use drill to enter portal, use portal in 
    Mining Plaza and return
    To Use>Charge Dark Beam, then press Y
    Description>Undoubtedly the coolest Charge Combo, the Darkburst fires dark 
    energy that creates a miniature black hole where it hit, destroying anything 
    nearby. It is very costly, however; it takes 30 dark ammo units and 5 Missiles 
    to fire, so use it wisely.
    
    INVENTORY>WEAPON SYSTEMS>CHARGE COMBOS>SUNBURST
    Location>Temple Grounds>Grand Windchamber>Line up and destroy locks on Dark 
    Aether
    To Use>Charge Light Beam, then press Y
    Description>The Sunburst is much like the Darkburst; it fires a huge burst of 
    light energy that explodes with devastating force. However, it's much worse 
    than the Darkburst for one reason: the shot moves several times as slowly (you 
    can run faster than it), preventing it from hitting anything moving unless 
    you're standing right next to your target and likely making you waste 30 light 
    beam ammo units and 5 Missiles. Stick with the Darkburst.
    
    INVENTORY>WEAPON SYSTEMS>CHARGE COMBOS>SONIC BOOM
    Location>Dark Agon Wastes>Ing Cache 2>Screw Attack to Annihilator Beam door in 
    Phazon Site
    To Use>Charge Annihilator Beam, then press Y
    Description>The Sonic Boom is the strongest, most expensive Charge Combo. It 
    uses 30 light and dark ammo and 5 Missiles to fire a powerful wave of sonic 
    force. As expected, the wave moves at the speed of sound and can cross huge 
    rooms instantly. It does enough damage to wipe most enemies out instantly. 
    Cool, no?
    
    INVENTORY>WEAPON SYSTEMS>CHARGE COMBOS>CHARGE COMBO
    Location>Your imagination
    To Use>Have a milkshake, on the house.
    Description>The Charge Combo, supposedly, is the item that allows you to 
    perform the other Charge Combos. However, you never pick it up; it mysteriously 
    appears in your inventory with the Super Missile. It seems pretty useless, but 
    don't be fooled: it's VERY useless.
    
    INVENTORY>VISORS
    INVENTORY>VISORS>COMBAT VISOR
    Location>Obtain at start of game
    To Use>D-Up
    Description>The Combat Visor is Samus' default and most-used visor. It allows 
    her to see the world normally, albeit surrounded by various HUD displays. Most 
    things in the game can be seen through the Combat Visor.
    
    INVENTORY>VISORS>SCAN VISOR
    Location>Obtain at start of game
    To Use>D-Left
    Description>The scan visor slightly alters the color of Samus' view and 
    highlights important objects. Make an object glow by centering it in the 
    rectangular box, then hold L to scan it. By scanning an object, you can obtain 
    a wealth of information about it and possibly trigger something. It's 
    recommended that you switch to the Scan Visor very frequently to make sure you 
    don't miss anything. Note that red objects are important, blue objects are just 
    interesting, and green objects have already been scanned.
    
    INVENTORY>VISORS>DARK VISOR
    Location>Dark Torvus Bog>Dark Torvus Temple>Defeat Chykka
    To Use>D-Right
    Description>The Dark Visor uses a mysterious imaging system to render the world 
    in fuzzy black and white. However, any enemies within the cool display in the 
    center are highlighted a very noticeable red, making them much easier to see. 
    The Dark Visor can also see and track many things the Combat Visor can't.
    
    INVENTORY>VISORS>ECHO VISOR
    Location>Sanctuary Fortress>Aerie>Defeat Dark Samus, go through Dark Aether
    To Use>D-Down
    Description>Despite that fact that it's named after the game, the Echo Visor 
    doesn't play a very big part in it. It's still a very cool item; it allows 
    Samus to see sound. Most areas will be invisible and silent with it, save for a 
    sonic pulse the visor emits every few seconds. It allows you to see a few 
    enemies that the Combat and Dark Visors can't, as well as sonic emitters that 
    keep doors locked. It's used with the Annihilator Beam to open sonic doors.
    
    INVENTORY>ARMOR
    INVENTORY>ARMOR>VARIA SUIT
    Location>Obtain at start of game
    To Use>Always in effect
    Description>The Varia Suit is Samus' starting suit in Echoes. It protects her 
    from high temperatures, an ability that is unfortunately useless on Aether. 
    Like all her suits, it also lets her breathe in a vacuum and underwater 
    indefinitely and protects her from taking damage from falling. Unfortunately, 
    it offers no protection from Dark Aether's poisonous atmosphere, making her 
    lose HP rapidly while walking in it.
    
    INVENTORY>ARMOR>DARK SUIT
    Location>Dark Agon Temple>Defeat Amorbis
    To Use>Always in effect
    Description>The cool-looking, metallic Dark Suit significantly decreases the 
    damage Samus takes from Dark Aether's atmosphere, reducing it to the same speed 
    at which she gains energy from safe zones. It's an essential item, and she'll 
    have it for most of the game.
    
    INVENTORY>ARMOR>LIGHT SUIT
    Location>Great Temple>Main Energy Controller>Restore power to all 3 Temples
    To Use>Always in effect
    Description>The sweet-looking Light Suit is a powerful blend of Chozo and 
    Luminoth technology. It makes Samus immune to damage from Dark Aether's 
    atmosphere, poisonous water, and Ingstorms. It also lets her teleport between 
    energy controllers and access secret areas by riding on beams of light.
    
    INVENTORY>MORPH BALL SYSTEMS
    INVENTORY>MORPH BALL SYSTEMS>MORPH BALLS
    INVENTORY>MORPH BALL SYSTEMS>MORPH BALLS>MORPH BALL
    Location>Obtain at start of game
    To Use>Press X
    Description>Using completely unknown and painful-looking methods, Samus' famous 
    Morph Ball lets her reduce in size to a small sphere, letting her roll around 
    at increased speed and access areas too small to get to normally.
    
    INVENTORY>MORPH BALL SYSTEMS>MORPH BALLS>BOOST BALL
    Location>Dark Torvus Bog>Dark Torvus Arena>Defeat Boost Guardian
    To Use>Hold and release B while in Morph Ball mode
    Description>The Boost Ball upgrade lets the Morph Ball charge and release 
    kinetic energy for a burst of speed. It lets her cross disappearing/crumbling 
    blocks, use Spinners, and get phat air on half-pipe structures. To use a half-
    pipe, start rolling back and forth across it and charge a boost. Release it to 
    fly up one side of the pipe and immediately begin charging another boost. 
    Release it as you go back towards the opposite side to go even higher.
    
    INVENTORY>MORPH BALL SYSTEMS>MORPH BALLS>SPIDER BALL
    Location>Sanctuary Fortress>Dynamo Works>Defeat Spider Guardian
    To Use>Hold R while in Morph Ball mode
    Description>The Spider Ball is another useful movement upgrade for the Morph 
    Ball. It allows you to climb distinctively marked Spider Ball tracks as long as 
    you hold R and freely roll around on them, defying gravity. While on a Spider 
    Ball track, you can propel yourself upward by laying a Bomb, downward by 
    briefly releasing R, and straight away from the track by Boosting.
    
    INVENTORY>MORPH BALL SYSTEMS>BOMB SYSTEMS
    INVENTORY>MORPH BALL SYSTEMS>BOMB SYSTEMS>MORPH BALL BOMB
    Location>Agon Wastes>Agon Temple>Defeat Bomb Guardian
    To Use>Press A while in Morph Ball mode
    Description>Once of the first upgrades you get, the Morph Ball Bombs give you 
    an unlimited supply of energy bombs you can lay while in Morph Ball mode. The 
    Bombs explode after a second or so and do decent damage; you need timing to hit 
    with them. Bombs can also get rid of pesky Metroids that have latched onto you 
    and destroy Talloric Alloy. The most frequent use of the Morph Ball Bombs is 
    the Bomb Jump. By sitting on a Bomb when it explodes, Samus is propelled a 
    short distance into the air, which is essential for just about every Morph Ball 
    course in the game. When you need extra air, you can perform a double Bomb 
    Jump. To do one, lay a Bomb, then another one just before the first one 
    explodes. When the first Bomb sends you into the air, lay a third Bomb at the 
    high of the jump. The second Bomb should explode as you land and propel you 
    into the third one, which also explodes and lets Samus Bomb Jump twice as high. 
    Note that Samus can only lay up to 3 Bombs at a time.
    
    INVENTORY>MORPH BALL SYSTEMS>BOMB SYSTEMS>POWER BOMB
    Location>Dark Torvus Bog>Undertemple>Defeat Power Bomb Guardian
    To Use>Press Y while in Morph Ball mode
    Description>Who said Samus' Bombs were wimpy? The Power Bombs are the strongest 
    explosives in the game, capable of blowing just about anything (including 
    Denzium) up and doing massive damage to enemies within their large explosion 
    radius. However, Samus can only carry a small number of them and she must wait 
    about 10 seconds before laying another one. They're capable of destroying 
    yellow blast shields.
    
    INVENTORY>MOVEMENT SYSTEMS
    INVENTORY>MOVEMENT SYSTEMS>SPACE JUMP BOOTS
    Location>Dark Agon Wastes>Judgment Pit>Defeat Jump Guardian
    To Use>Press B in midair
    Description>The invaluable Space Jump Boots give Samus a second jump usable in 
    midair, letting her reach farther ledges than ever before. You can even steer 
    yourself in midair.
    
    INVENTORY>MOVEMENT SYSTEMS>GRAVITY BOOST
    Location>Torvus Bog>Hydrochamber Storage>Get ready to fight Alpha Blogg
    To Use>After a double jump, hold B while underwater
    Description>The Gravity Boost takes the place of Samus' old Gravity Suit, 
    letting her move freely underwater. Unlike the Gravity Suit, it also gives her 
    a small jetpack to use underwater. After doing a double jump, hold B to float, 
    slowly rising and rapidly moving forward. The item gives Samus great mobility 
    underwater. It also makes her vision underwater clearer.
    
    INVENTORY>MOVEMENT SYSTEMS>GRAPPLE BEAM
    Location>Dark Torvus Bog>Sacrificial Chamber>Defeat Grapple Guardian
    To Use>Hold L while highlighting a Grapple Point
    Description>The Grapple Beam lets Samus latch onto Grapple Points (marked with 
    distinctive icons that are highlighted when you're in range) and swing on them 
    by pressing and holding L. She'll continue to swing until you release L; do so 
    while she's moving forward to continue moving and cross large gaps. You can use 
    the control stick to change the direction you swing in while Grappling.
    
    INVENTORY>MOVEMENT SYSTEMS>SCREW ATTACK
    Location>Sanctuary Fortress>Vault>Go through portals, use 4 Spinners, return to 
    first portal
    To Use>Press B repeatedly with rhythm after a double jump
    Description>It's finally back! The awesome Screw Attack gives Samus incredible 
    movement abilities and lets her cross insanely huge gaps. To execute a Screw 
    Attack, hit B after doing a double jump, then press it up to 5 more times to 
    fly through the air. Time your button presses to be as far apart as possible to 
    cross a maximum distance. As expected, any enemies you run into are almost 
    certain to be destroyed, making you almost invincible as you cross impossibly 
    large gaps. You can also use the Screw Attack to perform Wall Jumps. To do one, 
    Screw Attack towards a distinctive wall jump surface and press B right as you 
    touch it. (It takes practice) you can now jump between walls, as long as you 
    press B right as you hit one. This move lets Samus climb potentially unlimited 
    distances, if your timing is good enough.
    
    INVENTORY>MISCELLANEOUS
    INVENTORY>MISCELLANEOUS>SUIT EXPANSIONS
    INVENTORY>MISCELLANEOUS>SUIT EXPANSIONS>MISSILE EXPANSION
    Location>Detailed in section 7
    Description>Missile Expansions are the most common type of Suit Expansion; 
    there are a total of 49 of them. Each one increases the number of Missiles 
    Samus can carry by 5, making them highly desirable.
    
    INVENTORY>MISCELLANEOUS>SUIT EXPANSIONS>ENERGY TANK
    Location>Detailed in section 7
    Description>The Energy Tank is probably the best type of expansion to get. Each 
    one increases the power of Samus' personal shielding, allowing her to take 100 
    more points of damage. Always collect as many of these as you can.
    
    INVENTORY>MISCELLANEOUS>SUIT EXPANSIONS>POWER BOMB EXPANSION
    Location>Detailed in section 7
    Description>Each of these allows Samus to carry an extra Power Bomb. Though she 
    starts with a total capacity of 2 less than in Metroid Prime, there are now 8 
    Power Bomb expansions, letting her carry 10.
    
    INVENTORY>MISCELLANEOUS>SUIT EXPANSIONS>BEAM AMMO EXPANSION
    Location>Detailed in section 7
    Descriptions>These expansions let Samus carry 50 more Light and Dark Beam ammo 
    units. They're essential as the game progresses and you start using the Beams 
    more.
    
    INVENTORY>MISCELLANEOUS>SUIT EXPANSIONS>ENERGY TRANSFER MODULE
    Location>Great Temple>Temple Sanctuary>Defeat Alpha Splinter
    This mysterious glowing orb is only used to progress the storyline by 
    transferring energy from the dark energy controllers to the light ones. Did you 
    expect to be able to nuke stuff with it or something?
    
    INVENTORY>MISCELLANEOUS>DARK AGON KEYS
    Locations>Trial Tunnel>Enter door in Dark Agon Temple 
             >Doomed Entry>Jump across platforms
             >Battleground>Defeat Warrior Ing, scan Ing Webtrap during battle
    Description>Though they look nothing like their name, the Dark Agon Keys are 
    used to gain entry to the center of Dark Agon Temple and the fight with 
    Amorbis. Each one is hidden in Dark Agon Wastes.
    
    INVENTORY>MISCELLANEOUS>DARK TORVUS KEYS
    Locations>Dark Torvus Arena>Use Boost Ball to reach Key
             >Undertemple Access>Gravity Boost to portal in Hydrodynamo Shaft
             >Venomous Pond>Use Grapple Beam to reach Key
    Description>These keys are found in Dark Torvus Bog and used to gain entry to 
    the main part of Dark Torvus Temple in order to battle Chykka.
    
    INVENTORY>MISCELLANEOUS>ING HIVE KEYS
    Locations>Culling Chamber>Use Spider Ball to reach Morph Ball maze and Key
             >Aerial Training Site>Wall Jump up Central Hive West Transport
             >Hive Gyro Chamber>Spider Ball up center post and Boost through Key
    Description>Found in the Ing Hive, they are used to access the Hive Temple and 
    fight Quadraxis.
    
    INVENTORY>MISCELLANEOUS>SKY TEMPLE KEYS
    Locations>Sky Temple Grounds>Defiled Shrine
             >Sky Temple Grounds>Accursed Lake>Reach with Screw Attack
             >Sky Temple Grounds>Ing Reliquary
             >Dark Agon Wastes>Dark Oasis>Destroy Denzium wall with Power Bomb
             >Dark Agon Wastes>Battleground>Use Dark Visor to find platforms
             >Dark Torvus Bog>Poisoned Bog>Underwater where Missile Expansion was
             >Dark Torvus Bog>Dungeon>Underwater, shoot beacons to move Watchdrones
             >Ing Hive>Hive Entrance>Screw Attack across gaps, ride light beam up
             >Ing Hive>Hive Dynamo Works>Cross spheres with Spider and Boost Ball
    Description>These 9 Keys are found all over Dark Aether and are used in the Sky 
    Temple Gateway to reach the final boss fights. Each one is hidden inside a 
    Flying Ing Cache, which is normally invisible. Find the Cache with the Dark 
    Visor in the described area, then shoot it once to overload the Dark Visor and 
    make it visible with the Combat Visor. Make sure to scan at least one, then 
    destroy it with a charged Power Beam to release the Sky Temple Key within.
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    This section contains transcripts of every logbook scan in the game. Missable 
    scans are marked with exclamation points around their names.
    
    a. Creature Logs (Crtlg)
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>EMPEROR ING>EMPEROR ING BODY
    Scan Location>Sky Temple>Sanctum
    Transcript>Bioscans indicate that this is the eldest, strongest Ing in the 
    horde, the alpha and the omega. It has absorbed enormous amounts of Phazon 
    energy into its body, mutating itself in the process. Apparently, this power is 
    not enough for the creature, as it is siphoning energy from the final Energy 
    Controller.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>EMPEROR ING>EMPEROR ING HEAD
    Scan Location>Sky Temple>Sanctum 
    Transcript>Like its brethren, the Emperor Ing is a metamorph. It has molded 
    itself around the precious Energy Controller, and will defend it to the death, 
    using its own body as a shield and weapon. Destroy the tentacles it generates 
    to weaken the creature and its defenses.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>EMPEROR ING>EMPEROR ING EYE
    Scan Location>Sky Temple>Sanctum 
    Transcript>The Emperor Ing has exposed its main eye, from which it can fire 
    powerful energy beams. It is protected by a barrier shield, although not 
    completely. The eye can be locked onto, but only direct shots will get past the 
    shield.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>EMPEROR ING>EMPEROR ING CHRYSALIS
    Scan Location>Sky Temple>Sanctum 
    Transcript>The heavily damaged Emperor Ing has entered a regenerative state 
    inside a durable healing shell. Tactical scans have detected eleven weak points 
    on the magnetically charged shell; Spider Ball travel is possible on the shell 
    surface. Damage the weak spots with explosives to crack the shell and expose 
    the enemy within.
    
    CREATURES>DARK AETHER>EMPEROR ING>MUTATED EMPEROR ING
    Scan Location>Sky Temple>Sanctum 
    Transcript>Further exposure to Phazon has mutated the Emperor Ing. It is now 
    capable of shielding its vulnerable outer areas with energy barriers. Beams of 
    opposite polarity can damage these barriers, however. Heavy damage to the 
    barriers will cause them to drop, exposing the creature's weak spots. Target 
    the weak spots to immobilize and damage the enemy.
    
    CREATURES>OFFWORLD>DARK SAMUS>DARK SAMUS 3
    Scan Location>Sky Temple Grounds>Sky Temple Gateway
    Transcript>Scans indicate that Dark Samus has absorbed tremendous amounts of 
    Phazon into her body; too much, perhaps. She can vent Phazon energy in the form 
    of destructive blasts and protective shields; doing so will help her maintain 
    stability. Exposure to Phazon has rendered her invisible to the Dark Visor. 
    These new abilities, combined with her already formidable arsenal, place Dark 
    Samus at the highest threat level.
    
    CREATURES>OFFWORLD>DARK SAMUS>DARK SAMUS 4
    Scan Location>Sky Temple Grounds>Sky Temple Gateway
    Transcript>Dark Samus has temporarily become a being of pure yet unstable 
    Phazon energy. She can generate a shield that is invulnerable to all attacks, 
    save one-blasts of Phazon energy itself. Use your Charge Beam to collect Phazon 
    energy that she expels, then fire it back at her. Direct hits will overload and 
    disrupt her essence.
    
    b. Lore Logs (Lrlgs)
    
    
    
    c. Research Logs (Rslgs)
    
    
    
    d. Logbook Scan Locations and Missable Scans (Lgslc)
    
    
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    ITEMS>MISCELLANEOUS>SUIT EXPANSIONS>MISSILE EXPANSIONS
    
    AFTER MISSILE LAUNCHER
    
    < >Missile Expansion 1<
    Location>Temple Grounds>Transport to Agon Wastes
    Required>Power Beam
    Strategy>To find what will probably be your first Missile Expansion, look to 
    the left as you walk up to the elevator in this room. Blast the webbing you see 
    in the green centers to find a Missile Expansions behind them. 
    
    < >Missile Expansion 2<
    Location>Agon Wastes>Portal Access A
    Required>Morph Ball
    Strategy>After entering Portal Access A from Mining Station A, enter Morph Ball 
    mode and go through the 2 Kinetic Orb Cannons to the other side of the room. 
    Roll past the other Cannon and get the Expansion behind the deceased Luminoth.
    
    AFTER MORPH BALL BOMB
    
    < >Missile Expansion 3<
    Location>Temple Grounds>Hive Chamber A
    Required>Beat the Bomb Guardian
    Strategy>When you enter Hive Chamber A again after meeting U-Mos, one of the 
    dead Troopers get possessed and turns into a Dark Missile Trooper, the weakest 
    boss in the game. Make sure to scan him, just sidestep around him and hit him 
    with whatever. This guy doesn't even deserve a health bar. Anyway, he drops a 
    Missile Expansion when you defeat him.
    
    < >Missile Expansion 4<
    Location>Agon Wastes>Sand Cache
    Required>Amber Luminoth Translator Data
    Strategy>After visiting the Agon Energy Controller, return to Mining Station A. 
    Jump up the platforms in the center to the second level of ledges and open the 
    Amber Translator Door. The room behind it contains an easy Missile Expansion.
    
    < >Missile Expansion 5<
    Location>Agon Wastes>Transport Center
    Required>Morph Ball Bombs>Activate Bomb Slot in Portal Site
    Strategy>If you activated the Bomb Slot in the Portal Site after entering Dark 
    Agon Wastes, you open doors in both worlds. Once you return to the light world, 
    go through the new path to the Transport Center. Activate the Bomb Slot in this 
    room to gain access to a new path and Missile Expansion. 
    
    < >Missile Expansion 6<
    Location>Temple Grounds>Hive Chamber B
    Required>Morph Ball Bomb
    Strategy>In the room you first met Dark Samus in, Bomb the cover of the tunnel 
    next to the one you first used and follow it to the Expansion. 
    
    < >Missile Expansion 7<
    Location>Great Temple>Transport B Access
    Required>Morph Ball Bombs
    Strategy>Look for a Morph Ball path about halfway down the hallway. Use Bomb 
    Jumps to climb up and follow the course to a Missile Expansion.
    
    AFTER SPACE JUMP BOOTS
    
    < >Missile Expansion 8<
    Location>Agon Wastes>Command Center
    Required>Morph Ball
    Strategy>As you roll under the floor when first entering the Command Center, 
    look for a smaller path branching off from the main one about halfway after the 
    first few electrical barriers. Follow the path to a Missile Expansion. 
    
    < >Missile Expansion 9>
    Location>Temple Grounds>Temple Assembly Site
    Required>Space Jump Boots>Morph Ball
    Strategy>Look for a short pillar to the left of the translator door leading to 
    the transport. Jump onto it, then onto the ledge above. Follow the ledge around 
    the room to a Morph Ball tunnel, then roll through it to the Expansion. 
    
    < >Missile Expansion 10<
    Location>Temple Grounds>Communication Area
    Required>Morph Ball Bombs>Space Jump Boots
    Strategy>Space Jump up to a ledge near where you first entered the area and 
    look for a round pane of glass. Use a Morph Ball Bomb to break it and get the 
    Expansion that was under it.
    
    < >Missile Expansion 11<
    Location>Temple Grounds>GFMC Compound
    Required>Space Jump Boots
    Strategy>Jump up to near the right-hand side of the Morph Ball tunnel, then 
    Space Jump to the front of the GFS Tyr. Walk along the roof to an Expansion 
    near the back. If you can't make it, the Screw Attack makes it much easier.
    
    AFTER DARK/LIGHT BEAMS
    
    < >Missile Expansion 12<
    Location>Agon Wastes>Storage B
    Required>Dark Beam
    Strategy>After you obtain the Dark Beam, go through the dark door on the top 
    level of the Biostorage Station to find a Missile Expansion.
    
    < >Missile Expansion 13<
    Location>Dark Agon Wastes>Warrior's Walk
    Required>Morph Ball Bomb
    Strategy>Once you enter this room, use the Scan Visor to find some weakened 
    section of floor and destroy it with a Bomb. The room isn't called Warrior's 
    Walk for nothing; you must roll across some Phazon to reach the Expansion. 
    You'll want a few Energy Tanks before you attempt to get it.
    
    < >Missile Expansion 14<
    Location>Dark Agon Wastes>Ing Cache 4
    Required>Morph Ball
    Strategy>Enter the dark door at the Dueling Range corresponding to the door you 
    used to first enter the Mining Plaza. Once you're in Ing Cache 4, drop off the 
    short ledge and turn around to find a Morph Ball hole with the Expansion. 
    
    < >Missile Expansion 15<
    Location>Sky Temple Grounds>Plain of Dark Worship
    Required>Light Beam>Dark Beam
    Strategy>Look for a dark crystal in the Temple Assembly Site (it's very easy to 
    unintentionally lock onto, and is near the door from the Industrial Site) and 
    shoot it with the Light Beam to reveal a portal. Use the Dark Beam to go 
    through and enter the Plain of Dark Worship. The Expansion is sitting where the 
    transport is in the light world; no tricks here.
    
    AFTER DARK SUIT
    
    < >Missile Expansion 16<
    Location>Torvus Bog>Forgotten Bridge
    Required>Morph Ball Bomb>Activate Bomb Slot in Dark Forgotten Bridge
    Strategy>After activating the Bomb Slot in Dark Aether and moving the bridge, 
    return to the light world and follow the new path to a Missile Expansion in 
    plain sight. 
    
    < >Missile Expansion 17<
    Location>Torvus Bog>Portal Chamber
    Required>Morph Ball>Space Jump Boots
    Strategy>Use the portal at the Forgotten Bridge, then go to the Poisoned Bog 
    and enter the Portal Chamber. Space Jump onto the ledge and roll into the hole 
    with the Morph Ball. Ride the piston down and enter the portal to return to the 
    light world. The Expansion is in plain sight now.
    
    AFTER SUPER MISSILE
    
    < >Missile Expansion 18<
    Location>Torvus Bog>Underground Tunnel
    Required>Morph Ball
    Strategy>When you enter the room, roll under the grate you start on; a Missile 
    Expansion is hidden right next to the wall under it.
    
    AFTER BOOST BALL/SEEKER MISSILE LAUNCHER
    
    < >Missile Expansion 19<
    Location>Dark Agon Wastes>Crossroads
    Required>Boost Ball
    Strategy>In the Transport Center in the light world, use the Boost Ball to 
    reach the portal high on the half-pipe. Use the portal and get the Missile 
    Expansion in the dark world. 
    
    < >Missile Expansion 20<
    Location>Torvus Bog>Plaza Access
    Required>Boost Ball
    Strategy> In the main part of the Morph Ball tunnel, navigate the maze and hit 
    2 Bomb Slots to move some metal spinners out of the way. After both spinners 
    are moved, Bomb Jump to a tunnel on top of the second one and follow it to a 
    half-pipe structure. Boost up to the right-hand side of it to find a Missile 
    Expansion. 
    
    < >Missile Expansion 21<
    Location>Torvus Bog>Hydrodynamo Station
    Required>Scan Visor>Space Jump Boots
    Strategy>After dropping to the lower part of the station, scan the first panel 
    nearby to extend a bridge above. (If you fall all the way down, enter Morph 
    Ball mode and float up on the bubble stream) Return to the top of the room with 
    the Kinetic Orb Cannon in the middle of the platform after scanning it, then 
    drop off to the mid-level platform underwater, allowing you to jump onto the 
    bridge that extended and reach the Missile Expansion in front of the purple 
    door. (It's very tough to miss if you just go through the normal path of the 
    game)
    
    < >Missile Expansion 22<
    Location>Agon Wastes>Sand Processing
    Required>Boost Ball
    Strategy>After clearing out the Turrets, Boost up to an opening near them. 
    Follow the tunnel to a control room. Scan a panel to activate a Bomb Slot, then 
    use it to drain the sand. Leave the room and take the Expansion.
    
    AFTER GRAVITY BOOST
    
    < >Missile Expansion 23<
    Location>Dark Torvus Bog>Undertransit One
    Required>Morph Ball Bombs
    Strategy>In the left-hand set of pipes in the tunnel, drop to the lowest pipe 
    and roll as far right as possible, then Bomb Jump up and left. Roll as far left 
    as possible, then Bomb Jump up and right to get the Expansion.
    
    < >Missile Expansion 24<
    Location>Torvus Bog>Torvus Lagoon
    Required>Gravity Boost
    Strategy>Go into the water in front of you as you enter and turn around. Look 
    for a Missile Expansion above some Venom Weed, to the right of the door to the 
    transport and under the ground. Use the Gravity Boost to reach it.
    
    AFTER GRAPPLE BEAM
    
    < >Missile Expansion 25<
    Location>Torvus Bog>Abandoned Worksite
    Required>Grapple Beam
    Strategy>Use the Grapple Beam to reach the Expansion on a ledge near the door 
    to the Great Bridge.
    
    < >Missile Expansion 26<
    Location>Torvus Bog>Path of Roots
    Required>Grapple Beam
    Strategy>Entering the room from the Great Bridge, simply use the Grapple Beam 
    to swing over to the Expansion.
    
    AFTER DARK VISOR
    
    < >Missile Expansion 27<
    Location>Great Temple>Transport A Access
    Required>Morph Ball Bomb
    Strategy>Roll through the hole to the Save Station and Bomb the Talloric Alloy 
    to destroy it. Go down the ramp and get the Missile Expansion under the 
    Station.
    
    < >Missile Expansion 28<
    Location>Sky Temple Grounds>War Ritual Grounds
    Required>Dark Visor>Seeker Missile Launcher
    Strategy> Use the Dark Visor to find 5 targets around where the transport is in 
    the light world. Hit them with Seeker Missiles to open the door to reach the 
    Expansion.
    
    < >Missile Expansion 29<
    Location>Sky Temple Grounds>Phazon Grounds
    Required>Dark Visor
    Strategy>Use the portal at the Sacred Path, then go back through the Phazon 
    Pit. (Use charged Light Beam shots or Super Missiles to kill the Dark Tallon 
    Metroid) The Phazon Site is filled with more Dark Metroids. Destroy them and 
    use the Dark Visor to find some platforms leading across the gap to a tall rock 
    with the Expansion. If you have the Screw Attack, things become much easier; 
    you can use it to cross the pit and take out any Dark Metroids in your way.
    
    < >Missile Expansion 30<
    Location>Ing Hive>Hazing Cliff
    Required>None
    Strategy>After using the portal in the Hall of Combat Mastery, go right from 
    the portal and enter the Hazing Cliff. (Best name ever!) Use the charged Light 
    beam to take out the Dark Tallon Metroid and Dark Diligence Drones and get the 
    Expansion at the far side of the room.
    
    AFTER SPIDER BALL
    
    < >Missile Expansion 31<
    Location>Sanctuary Fortress>Dynamo Works
    Required>Spider Ball>Morph Ball Bomb
    Strategy>After defeating the Spider Guardian and leaving the arena, look for a 
    passage above the Spider Ball tracks at the beginning of the fourth area. 
    Follow the ledge you can Bomb Jump onto to the Missile Expansion. You can 
    continue to follow this shortcut to the main area of the Dynamo Works if you 
    wish, but it's one-way.
    
    < >Missile Expansion 32<
    Location>Sanctuary Fortress>Hall of Combat Mastery
    Required>Spider Ball>Morph Ball Bomb
    Strategy>You have to navigate a long Morph Ball maze to reach this Expansion. 
    First, climb up a Spider Ball track near the center of the room and head over 
    to the Bomb Slot. Hitting it reverses the conveyor belt, letting you reach the 
    next part. To get past the fire, either Boost through it or use timing to stay 
    out of it. In the next stage, stay just behind the laser beams as they move and 
    quickly Bomb Jump to the next levels once you reach the openings; try to wait 
    for the laser beams on the next level to go off or you'll hit them. After 
    getting past that, roll left to eventually reach a section with moving 
    platforms. Bomb Jump up the platforms when there are no laser beams across 
    them, then roll left from the topmost platform when it's at the left side of 
    its movement. The last stage has Phazon in it. Bomb Jump onto the next moving 
    platform when it reaches you, then hold R and jump up to a moving Spider Ball 
    track. Continue this to cross the Phazon and roll back to the right. Now just 
    roll across a Spider Ball track to cross the hallway and reach the Expansion.
    
    < >Missile Expansion 33<
    Location>Agon Wastes>Main Reactor
    Required>Spider Ball>Boost Ball
    Strategy>On the bottom floor, look for the right-hand Spider Ball track (not 
    the one leading to the Keybearer) and climb up it. Use the Boost Ball to fly 
    from track to track, timing your Boosts so you go through the small metal 
    openings. If you mess up and fall onto the Phazon, roll out the hole in the 
    bottom-left of any of the Phazon pits. After getting through 4 or 5 of these 
    pits, you'll reach a larger area. Bomb the circular glass on the floor to reach 
    the Expansion.
    
    < >Missile Expansion 34<
    Location>Agon Wastes>Storage C
    Required>Spider Ball>Boost Ball
    Strategy> After raising the platforms, look for a Spider Ball track behind the 
    control panels. Follow it and Boost across some tracks to eventually get to a 
    track on the middle storage rack. Roll to the opposite side of it and Boost to 
    reach a ledge with a green door. Blast it open with a Super Missile and get the 
    Expansion. If you have the Screw Attack, you can jump to a container rack in 
    the highest position, then just Screw your way over to the ledge.
    
    < >Missile Expansion 35<
    Location>Dark Agon Wastes>Junction Site
    Required>Spider Ball>Morph Ball Bomb
    Strategy>Bomb Jump up to the Spider Ball track in the middle of the tunnel and 
    roll up to a Bomb Slot. Activate it to rotate the tunnel, allowing you to drop 
    down onto the Expansion. Roll back up and use the Slot again to return it to 
    normal.
    
    < >Missile Expansion 36<
    Location>Torvus Bog>Training Chamber
    Required>Spider Ball>Boost Ball
    Strategy>Use charged Light Beam shots to take out the Dark Bloggs, then roll up 
    the Spider Ball track to the left of the statue. Boost from the top of it, then 
    roll across the next section and boost again. Roll up to a large oval of tracks 
    on the ceiling and drop onto a ledge on the statue in front of a Bomb Slot. 
    Activate it to move the statue forward, revealing a Missile Expansion.
    
    AFTER POWER BOMB
    
    < >Missile Expansion 37<
    Location>Agon Wastes>Ventilation Area A
    Required>Morph Ball Bomb>Power Bomb
    Strategy>Gain entry to the area with a Power Bomb. After taking out the 
    Pillbugs, double Bomb Jump onto the rock the right one was rolling around. Do 
    another double Bomb Jump from there, then a single Bomb Jump. Roll left to get 
    the Expansion.
    
    < >Missile Expansion 38<
    Location>Torvus Bog>Gathering Hall
    Required>Power Bomb>Spider Ball>Boost Ball
    Strategy>Drop underwater and use a Power Bomb on the long Denzium oval to 
    shatter it. Then destroy the plug underneath with another Power Bomb to drain 
    the pool and reveal a half-pipe. Use it to reach either of 2 Spider Ball 
    tracks, then roll around it and Boost to a rotating Spider Ball track, then to 
    a Bomb Slot. After activating it, repeat the process with the other one to 
    expose the Expansion. Jump up the retracting ledges when they're extended to 
    reach it.
    
    < >Missile Expansion 39<
    Location>Sanctuary Fortress>Main Research
    Required>Spider Ball>Morph Ball Bomb
    Strategy>Roll up the Spider Ball tracks on the forcefield. (They look like 
    they're behind it, but they aren't) The Spider Ball maze is fairly 
    straightforward, but be sure to avoid the various robotic arms that can knock 
    you off the tracks. Follow the maze to reach the Expansion.
    
    < >Missile Expansion 40<
    Location>Agon Wastes>Mining Station A
    Required>Power Bomb>Spider Ball
    Strategy>Destroy the cracked Denzium wall, then use the Kinetic Orb Cannon to 
    get to some Spider Ball track follow it a short distance to the left to get to 
    the Expansion.
    
    < >Missile Expansion 41<
    Location>Agon Wastes>Storage A
    Required>Power Bomb
    Strategy>Use a Power Bomb on the Denzium wall in the central part of Mining 
    Station B and enter the light door behind it to find the expansion.
    
    < >Missile Expansion 42<
    Location>Torvus Bog>Torvus Grove
    Required>Power Bomb
    Strategy>Two of the "legs" of the huge tree in this room have been weakened by 
    Phazon and Denzium. Find them with the Scan Visor, then lay a Power Bomb 
    between them to destroy both legs. The tree then falls over, revealing the 
    Expansion.
    
    AFTER ECHO VISOR
    
    < >Missile Expansion 43<
    Location>Sanctuary Fortress>Central Area Transport West
    Required>Morph Ball
    Strategy>After reaching the top of this room, drop down to a floor just below 
    the top level. Enter Morph Ball mode and look for 3 holes; enter the left one. 
    Take 2 right-hand paths as you drop down to fall right onto the Missile 
    Expansion. If you miss, use the Kinetic Orb Cannons to return to the top.
    
    < >Missile Expansion 44<
    Location>Sanctuary Fortress>Temple Access
    Required>Echo Visor>Dark Visor>Seeker Missile Launcher
    Strategy>Use the Dark Visor and Seeker Missile Launcher to find and shoot 5 
    targets above the door to the temple. This reveals a Kinetic Orb Cannon. Use 
    the Echo Visor to find a sonic emitter and destroy it, then use the cannon to 
    get under the floor. After getting the Missile Expansion, use the Spinner to 
    escape.
    
    AFTER SCREW ATTACK
    
    < >Missile Expansion 45<
    Location>Ing Hive>Aerial Training Site
    Required>Screw Attack
    Strategy>Use the Screw Attack to wall-jump to the Expansion near the light 
    portal.
    
    < >Missile Expansion 46<
    Location>Dark Torvus Bog>Undertemple
    Required>Spider Ball>Screw Attack
    Strategy>Use the Spider Ball to reach a portal in the Main Hydrochamber and 
    enter the dark world. Screw Attack up the Wall Jump surfaces to get to the 
    Expansion.
    
    AFTER ANNIHILATOR BEAM
    
    < >Missile Expansion 47<
    Location>Sanctuary Fortress>Sentinel's Path
    Required>Echo Visor>Annihilator Bea,
    Strategy>The Expansion is behind the Echo Door in here. Use the Echo Visor to 
    see what you need to shoot, then hit the center of the door with the 
    Annihilator Beam to hear the pattern. Shoot the locks around the door to 
    imitate the pattern and open the door.
    
    < >Missile Expansion 48<
    Location>Torvus Bog>Transit Tunnel South
    Required>Morph Ball Bomb
    Strategy>Enter either of the grey doors in the ring structure to reach Transit 
    Tunnel South. To reach the Expansion, you must navigate a simple maze. Hit each 
    Bomb Slot to reverse the flow of water in part of the room, then Bomb Jump up 
    where the bubbles are rising to reach the next part of the maze. (To get even 
    higher, lay a Bomb just before the highest point of your jump. Keep doing this 
    until you can reach the Expansion.
    
    AFTER LIGHT SUIT
    
    < >Missile Expansion 49<
    Location>Sanctuary Fortress>Sanctuary Map Station
    Required>Light Suit
    Strategy>Just step into the beam of light to reach a secret room with the 
    Expansion in it.
    
    ITEMS>MISCELLANEOUS>SUIT EXPANSIONS>ENERGY TANKS
    
    < >Energy Tank 1<
    Location>Temple Grounds>Storage Cavern B
    Required>Missile Launcher
    Strategy>After visiting the Great Temple and heading to Agon Wastes, use the 
    Missile Launcher to remove the red blast shield on the door in the Temple 
    Assembly Site. The Energy Tank is in the room inside.
    
    < >Energy Tank 2<
    Location>Agon Wastes>Mining Station Access
    Required>Morph Ball Bomb
    Strategy>Use a Bomb on the block in the middle of the tunnel to fall onto a 
    Kinetic Orb Cannon, which launches you up into a tunnel leading to the Energy 
    Tank. 
    
    < >Energy Tank 3<
    Location>Agon Wastes>Bioenergy Production
    Required>Scan Visor>Space Jump Boots
    Strategy>After turning on the moving storage racks with the console on the 
    smaller end of the room, go to the other side and move the racks to that they 
    go up to the right. Space Jump up the racks to claim the Energy Tank.
    
    < >Energy Tank 4<
    Location>Agon Wastes>Mine Shaft
    Required>Dark Beam>Morph Ball Bomb
    Strategy>After clearing the shaft of Pillbugs, double Bomb Jump onto the 
    rightmost rectangle of stone they were crawling on. From on top of it, Bomb 
    Jump onto another ledge and roll left. Making sure to quickly bypass all the 
    crumbling blocks, roll left until you reach a stack of 4 such blocks. Hold left 
    as you fall onto each one so you roll into a hidden part of the wall. Don't 
    roll onto the next block from here; Bomb Jump up and left from the middle of 
    the ledge, then repeat and fall past one more block while holding left to reach 
    the Energy Tank.
    
    < >Energy Tank 5<
    Location>Torvus Bog>Temple Access
    Required>Morph Ball Bomb
    Strategy>On the higher part of the room, use a Bomb on the first circle you 
    reach to drop down onto the Tank.
    
    < >Energy Tank 6<
    Location>Torvus Bog>Transit Tunnel East
    Required>Gravity Boost>Morph Ball Bomb
    Strategy>First, do a double Bomb Jump up to the Bomb Slot in the leftmost 
    vertical shaft in the tunnel. After activating it, a timer starts. Roll 3 tubes 
    to the right and quickly go to the second slot. (To reach it, lay another Bomb 
    just before reaching the high point of your first bubble-boosted Bomb Jump) 
    Once you activate that slot, roll 2 tubes to the left and repeat the Bomb-
    Jumping process to reach the energy tank. 
    
    < >Energy Tank 7<
    Location>Temple Grounds>Windchamber Gateway
    Required>Morph Ball>Grapple Beam
    Strategy>Entering Windchamber Gateway from the Path of Eyes, use the Kinetic 
    Orb Cannon to cross the gap, then Grapple to a platform with an Energy Tank.
    
    < >Energy Tank 8<
    Location>Dark Torvus Bog>Cache B
    Required>Morph Ball>Super Missile
    Strategy>When you reach the lower part of Dark Torvus Temple, don't enter the 
    light yet. Roll down the tunnel in the right-hand opening past the light and 
    blow the door open with a Super Missile to find an Energy Tank inside. (The 
    other tunnel has an Ammo Station) I'd recommend saving this Tank until right 
    before fighting Chykka to refill your Energy.
    
    < >Energy Tank 9<
    Location>Sanctuary Fortress>Reactor Core
    Required>Spider Ball>Boost Ball
    Strategy>Use the Kinetic Orb Cannon on the ground floor of the room while 
    holding R to stick onto a large Spider Ball ball. When electricity isn't 
    surrounding the track, roll up to the second ball, then Boost while on the red 
    dot to a third one. Before repeating the process for the fourth one, wait for 
    the electricity to disappear to avoid being knocked off. Continue boosting to 
    each ball while avoiding the electricity on them to claim the Energy Tank. 
    
    < >Energy Tank 10<
    Location>Torvus Bog>Torvus Plaza
    Required>Spider Ball>Boost Ball>Morph Ball Bomb>Patience
    Strategy>Use the half pipe in the room to reach a Spider Ball track high on the 
    walls. Follow it to a log you should roll across and use the Morph Ball Bomb to 
    get onto another track. Follow it to another log and track (lure the Sporb out 
    so you can drop down and kill it before proceeding) and then to a third log. 
    After this, you'll reach another cylinder with moving Spider Ball tracks. This 
    wouldn't be so hard, except for some stupid reason a glitch may give you the 
    worst possible camera angle as you approach the cylinder, preventing you from 
    seeing anything useful. Since you can't see what you're doing, follow me very 
    closely. First, roll as far right (or left when the camera switches) as you can 
    on your current track. When the rotating part with track on it moves as far 
    clockwise as it goes, Bomb Jump while still holding R up to another section of 
    track. Once it finishes moving in the other direction, briefly release R to 
    drop back down to a stationary section. Now, experiment by Bomb Jumping to 
    reach another section of moving track other that the first one. Once you manage 
    to make it on, hold up to roll onto some stationary track just above the moving 
    one. As the next section of track finishes moving, Bomb Jump up twice from 
    there to get to the end of the nightmarish section. Keep following the track or 
    a while to reach a Kinetic Orb Cannon that shoots you to the Energy Tank.
    
    < >Energy Tank 11<
    Location>Sanctuary Fortress>Watch Station Access
    Required>Nothing
    Strategy>This Energy Tank is in plain sight on a ledge when you enter from the 
    Watch Station.
    
    < >Energy Tank 12<
    Location>Agon Wastes>Mining Plaza
    Required>Echo Visor>Screw Attack
    Strategy>According to the Scan Visor, the 3 red circles on the top part of the 
    Mining Plaza are a sonic lock. Use the Echo Visor to locate 3 sonic emitters 
    and shoot them to line up the locks and focus a beam on some rock covering an 
    Energy Tank. Use the Screw Attack to reach it.
    
    < >Energy Tank 13<
    Location>Torvus Bog>Meditation Vista
    Required>Screw Attack
    Strategy>Use timing and the Screw Attack to reach a moving platform in the 
    distance from behind the portal. Once you're on, ride it to the Energy Tank.
    
    < >Energy Tank 14<
    Location>Temple Grounds>Fortress Transport Access
    Required>Light Suit
    Strategy>Stand in the bright beam of light in this room to be transported up to 
    a secret room with the Energy Tank in it.
    
    ITEMS>MISCELLANEOUS>SUIT EXPANSIONS>POWER BOMB EXPANSIONS
    
    < >Power Bomb Expansion 1<
    Location>Temple Grounds>Dynamo Chamber
    Required>Power Bomb
    Strategy> Blow up the security gates with Power Bombs, then use another one on 
    the cracked wall in the middle of the tunnel to reveal the Expansion.
    
    < >Power Bomb Expansion 2<
    Location>Torvus Bog>Great Bridge
    Required>Power Bomb
    Strategy>When entering the room from the Abandoned Worksite or the upper part 
    of Temple Access, use a Power Bomb to blow up one of the piles of Denzium 
    rocks. Roll into the tunnel behind the rocks to run right into the Expansion.
    
    < >Power Bomb Expansion 3<
    Location>Sanctuary Fortress>Sanctuary Entrance
    Required>Power Bomb>Spider Ball>Boost Ball
    Strategy>On the side of the Entrance farthest from the transport to the Temple 
    Grounds, go to the Denzium panel in front of the elevator to the left of the 
    door and blow it up with a Power Bomb. Take the elevator up and scan the panel 
    to activate a Kinetic Orb Cannon. Use the cannon to reach to a Spider Ball 
    track and take it to...a Vigilance Turret! Time for some wanton destruction. 
    Blast the top parts of both sides of the bridge and the right-hand lower wall 
    of the Fortress-side wall. After that, get out of the turret and take the 
    Spider Ball track to another cannon to return to the top of the elevator. Jump 
    up the right-hand side of the fortress exterior to reach some Spider Ball 
    track. Scan the Luminoth Lore, then use the Spider and Boost Balls to ascend 
    the Spider Ball track to a ledge. Scan the Keybearer and use the Kinetic Orb 
    Cannon to launch yourself to the Expansion.
    
    < >Power Bomb Expansion 4<
    Location>Sanctuary Fortress>Transit Station
    Required>Power Bomb>Spider Ball
    Strategy>Use a Power Bomb to shatter the Denzium panel in front of the portal 
    and enter it. In the Dark World, defeat the Dark Ingsmasher with charged Light 
    Beam shots (make sure to scan it) and enter the portal behind it. In the light 
    world, roll through the tunnel in Morph Ball mode and go through yet another 
    portal. Climb the Spider Ball tracks in the dark world and go through one last 
    portal, then follow more tracks to the expansion. 
    
    < >Power Bomb Expansion 5<
    Location>Agon Wastes>Sandcanyon
    Required>Power Bomb>Screw Attack
    Strategy>Use the Screw Attack to reach the center platform, then blow up the 
    sculpture with a Power Bomb to reveal an expansion at its base.
    
    < >Power Bomb Expansion 6<
    Location>Sanctuary Fortress>Main Gyro Chamber
    Required>Echo Visor>Annihilator Beam
    Strategy>Drop to the bottom part of the chamber and open the echo door by 
    solving the sound puzzle. Enter the Kinetic Orb Cannon to get blasted into the 
    power core, shattering it and revealing the Power Bomb Expansion.
    
    < >Power Bomb Expansion 7<
    Location>Dark Agon Wastes>Feeding Pit
    Required>Light Suit
    Strategy>Drop into the poison water in this room and look for the Expansion in 
    an underwater nook.
    
    < >Power Bomb Expansion 8<
    Location>Dark Torvus Bog>Putrid Alcove
    Required>Light Suit>Power Bomb
    Strategy>Stun the Dark Phlogus, then shatter the cracked wall using a Power 
    Bomb.
    
    ITEMS>MISCELLANEOUS>SUIT EXPANSIONS>BEAM AMMO EXPANSIONS
    
    < >Beam Ammo Expansion 1<
    Location>Agon Wastes>Central Mining Station
    Required>Space Jump Boots>Morph Ball
    Strategy>Use the Light Doors on the second floor of the Command Center to reach 
    the ledge with the Vigilance Turrets in the Central Mining Station. Get into a 
    turret and blast the 3 generators around the area. Get out of the turret and 
    jump onto a Pirate Skiff to the left and across some platforms to where a 
    generator was on a ledge. Keep going to the back of the room, above the door 
    you first used, and roll through a hole left of an orange force field to a cave 
    with the Expansion and a Keybearer.
    
    < >Beam Ammo Expansion 2<
    Location>Dark Torvus Bog>Cache A
    Required>Seeker Missile Launcher 
    Strategy>Go to Poisoned Bog, the dark version of Torvus Lagoon. Blast open the 
    purple door with Seeker Missiles and enter the room with the expansion. (The 
    dark version of the Save Station)
    
    < >Beam Ammo Expansion 3<
    Location>Sanctuary Fortress>Watch Station
    Required>Spider Ball>Morph Ball Bomb
    Strategy>Use the Spider Ball track near the light door to Watch Station Access 
    and Bomb Jump from it to another track. Roll over to the end and drop onto the 
    Kinetic Orb Cannon, holding R. Once you drop onto another track, roll right and 
    Bomb Jump onto the wheel. Sit still and lay a Bomb so it blows up right before 
    you hit the panel at the end and propels you to the next one. (It will probably 
    take a few tries) Repeat this process and drop from the end of the track, 
    holding up as you fall to hit a large panel. Fall from the bottom-left corner 
    and quickly hold R again to stick to another track. Repeat the wheel process 
    twice more and roll up into a pipe. Take the path away from your viewpoint when 
    you reach a fork and roll down the pipe to a Beam Ammo Expansion.
    
    < >Beam Ammo Expansion 4<
    Location>Sky Temple Grounds>Profane Path
    Required> Echo Visor>Annihilator Beam
    Strategy>Use the Echo Visor and Annihilator Beam to open the Echo Door and get 
    the Expansion where the transport to the Great Temple is in the light world.
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