|Chozo Ice Temple|
The upper level of the temple
|Notable features||Vertical shaft, Chozo Statue acting as platform, Chozo Statue that grants access to hidden compartment, Chozo gate, 4 Chozo busts|
|Significance||Location of puzzle, location of Artifact of Sun|
|Enemies/wildlife||Baby Sheegoth, Crystallites, Ice Parasites, Pulse Bombus|
The Chozo Ice Temple (called the Western Temple by Space Pirates) is a room in the Phendrana Drifts in Metroid Prime that connects to the Chapel Tunnel. The entrance to the Chapel Tunnel is blocked by a gate. Scanning the four busts of Chozos will reveal the Chozo Shaman. It can be destroyed with a Missile, granting access to a Bomb Slot behind it that activates the gate. A Chozo Artifact can be found here.
- Artifact of Sun
- Once Samus has the Plasma Beam, she must melt the ice covering the Chozo Statue's hands and sit in them in Morph Ball to activate a tunnel that leads to the Artifact.
- "A statue depicting the bust of a Chozo shaman adorns this door.
A symbol is carved into its forehead. The translation reads, 'To pass my gaze, seek my twin within this room.'"
- Bust (1)
- "This is a statue depicting the bust of a Chozo philosopher. This statue is flawless."
- Bust (2)
- "This is a statue depicting the bust of a Chozo warrior. This statue is flawless."
- Bust (3)
- "This is a statue depicting the bust of a Chozo architect. This statue is flawless."
- Brinstone Bust (4)
- "This is a statue depicting the bust of a Chozo shaman. Several stress fractures can be seen running along the surface of this Brinstone object.'"'
- Statue base
- "There appears to be a shell of ice encasing a water basin. The water originated from the statue's mouth."
- "The statue's hands seem to be frozen in place."
- The Space Pirates state that the Chozo Ice Temple is off limits, likely due to problems with the Sheegoths. This is found in a scan in Save Station B: "Western Temple is in phase 2 lockdown. All projects are postponed. Under no circumstances are personnel to attempt access."