Official artwork of a Crystallite.
|Featured in||Metroid Prime|
|Known locales||Phendrana Drifts|
|Known worlds||Tallon IV|
|Weakness(es)||Plasma Beam, Missiles|
Crystallites are non-aggressive, medium-sized insects with powerful pincers and are territorial cold-weather scavengers. Their icy shell is formed during their larval stage when they hang upside down in an ice cavern. Moisture runs off the body, causing the hard ice shell to form in the same fashion as a stalactite; the Crystallite will have this resilient shell for the rest of its life. A pair of yellow eyes can be seen from underneath the shell.
Samus encounters Crystallites in Phendrana Drifts on Tallon IV. They can be found roaming the land or in caverns, walking on ceilings and on the ground. They pose little threat to Samus and can be defeated by a Missile or a shot from the Plasma Beam.
Crystallites inhabit the following rooms: Phendrana Shorelines, Phendrana Canyon, Ice Ruins East, West Tower Entrance, and Chozo Ice Temple. They disappear from Phendrana Shorelines after the Wave Beam is acquired.
Crystallites are territorial, cold-weather scavengers. Its icy shell is formed during the larval stage, when it hangs upside down in an ice cave. Moisture runs off its body and forms the hard ice shell, which the Crystallite retains for the rest of its life.
Crystallites are medium-sized insects with power pincers. The Crystallite's body is protected by a thick shell made of ice.