Scan Pulse pickup

Scan Pulse in Aeion Ability Artifact form.

The Scan Pulse is an Aeion ability in Metroid: Samus Returns. When used, Samus is enveloped in a blue orb which releases outward in a pulse, revealing Map data over a 9x9 square range around her, and breakable walls, floors or blocks within that range will begin flashing and beeping for 10 seconds. As with other Aeion abilities, using the Scan Pulse consumes Aeion. If a Metroid is in a nearby room when the Scan Pulse is used, the creature will emit a roar which can be used to locate the Metroid. This ability is somewhat similar to the Scan Visor and X-Ray Visor from the Prime Series, and the X-Ray Scope in Super Metroid.

However, the use of the Scan Pulse leaves a permanent mark on the Map screen, showing the areas that were scanned with the Aeion ability.

Official dataEdit


"Briefly reveal nearby breakable objects and map info."


"Select with [D-pad up]. The surrounding area will be revealed on the touch screen map, temporarily showing the location of breakable blocks.

  • Expends Aeion energy when used."

Aeion Abilities dataEdit

"Scan Pulse uses Aeion to scan an area. Use it to reveal map information and the location of breakable blocks. Press [D-Pad up] to equip. Press [A] while equipped to activate. Cancel by pressing [A] again before the pulse is released."


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