Jump Pads appear throughout the Alimbic Cluster. They appear as black pedestals with white rings floating up from it. If Samus Aran comes into contact with it, it will launch her up, hence its name. They are essential for reaching great distances or jumping up into out-of-reach areas. While unscannable, they are named in other minor objects such as the Disabled Jump Pad and the Jump Pad Switch. They are similar to Kinetic Orb Cannons and Morph Ball launchers.
Jump Pads, or similar mechanisms also appear in Metroid Prime: Federation Force, with a new appearance.