Emergency Evacuation Pod

The escape pod on Elysia.

Emergency Evacuation Pods, also known as Evacuation Pods, Escape Pods or Emergency Escape Pods, are devices used to evacuate objects such as ships or floating platforms. In Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, Samus uses one after destroying the Elysian Leviathan's shield, though she had to repair it first.

Steamspiders were encountered in the Elysian one, indicating that they may be used to keep them repaired. Why the pod required repair is unknown; while old age could be a factor, Ghor or the Space Pirate assault on the Spire may also have damaged the pod.

These have been referenced in other places, such as the Frigate Orpheon in Metroid Prime, and the one in Samus Aran's Gunship that saved her life in the Metroid Fusion intro.