The Phazon Elite, also known as Elite Pirate Alpha, is an Elite Pirate, albeit heavily mutated. While Elites are usually created by combining Phazon with Space Pirate DNA, this particular Elite is the result of a direct infusion with energized Phazon. Only a single one is found in the Phazon Mines in Metroid Prime, and it exhibits several traits that make it unique from the other standard members of its kind.
Samus fought and killed this experiment during her mission on Tallon IV, in the Elite Research room of the Phazon Mines. It guarded one of two Chozo Artifacts found in the Mines, the Artifact of Warrior, which Samus needed to open the Impact Crater.
The Phazon Elite is similar to the usual Elite, but is stated to be infused with an energized form of Phazon. This resulted in its entire body being covered with large, tumorous Phazon growths and sickly veins, to the point that its left eye is completely covered by one such growth. Unlike the Elite and Omega Pirates, the Phazon Elite willingly chose not to wield a Plasma Artillery Cannon, but still possesses the Wave Quake Generators as well as the Energy Siphon used by all Elite Pirates. The Phazon Elite demonstrates the capacity to launch its Wave Quake Generators at faster rate than its standard brethren. It has roughly twice as much health as a normal Elite Pirate.
Morphology: Phazon Elite
Elite Pirate infused with energized Phazon.
The Phazon-charged Elite Pirates rely more on their Wave Quake Generators, opting not to carry the vulnerable Plasma Artillery Cannons normally used by Elites. The direct fusing of Phazon into their bodies provides a tremendous level of energy. The drastically lower life span that comes with this process is of little concern to the Space Pirate Science Team.
"Unit ident-code EPG-8642, batch 23, field designation 'Elite Pirate Alpha.' Stasis tank reinforced with Bendezium alloy plates."
- A glitch can be utilized when fighting the creature. If the player stands still in a certain area of the chamber where the pirate is fought, it will simply stop attacking and stare at them. This area where the player must stand is roughly near one of the metal support pillars.
- In the Trilogy version, scanning the Phazon Elite's tank will not give away the fact that it's made out of Bendezium, which may stump some players who were trying to get the fight started unless they resorted to trial and error with Samus' weapons, or consulted a walkthrough.
|Native to Phaaze|| Hyper Grapple blocker • Leviathan • Leviathan womb • Leviathan Infant • Phazon Core • Phaz-Ing • Jelsac • Liquid Phazon • Maw • Phazon Grub • Phazon Leech |
Phazon Fungus • Phazon tendril • Phazon vine • Glow Stem • Aazelion • Tangle Weed • Massive Tentacle • Parasitic fungus • Fungus • Protozoan • Seed platform
Missile Blocker • EyeballBlocker
|Corrupted Creatures||Phazon Hopper • Phazon Nightbarb • Phazon Shriekbat • Phazon Puffer • Phazon Pillbug|
|Space Pirates||Aurora Unit 313 • Elite Pirate • Phazon Elite • Omega Pirate • Berserker Knight • Berserker Lord|
|Phazon Metroids||Class I Energy Harvester • Tallon Metroid • Hunter Metroid • Fission Metroid • Miniroid • Phazon Metroid • Hopping Metroid • Metroid Hatcher|
|Leviathan Core Guardians||Metroid Prime • Emperor Ing • Mogenar • Helios • Omega Ridley|
|Born of Phazon||Phaazoid • Red Phaazoid • Ing • Dark Samus|
|Characters||EPG-8644 and EPG-8656 • EPG-8701 and EPG-8702 • Experiment 7526 • Omega Pirate • Phazon Elite|
|Technology||Chameleon Manta • Energy-siphon system • Omega Pirate Absorption System • Plasma Artillery Cannon • Plasma Incendiary Launcher • Repulsion Shield • Wave Quake Generator • Wrist Bayonet • Cryosleep Tank|