|“||Please calibrate your weapon by shooting these targets.||„|
Shot Targets (as named in the internal data for Metroid Prime 3: Corruption) are a method of weapon calibration used by the Galactic Federation. The targets appear as small, red nodes projected on hexagonal blue force fields, which turn orange when the target is shot. On the G.F.S. Olympus, arriving individuals that carry weapons are asked to shoot the targets before entering the rest of the ship. Once the targets are shot, the force fields will come down and the individual can continue on. Samus Aran is required to shoot the targets upon landing on the Olympus at the beginning of Corruption.
A similar type of target appears at the beginning of Metroid: Other M, in the empty training room. Samus's first task is to fire her charged beam at holographic, globe-like targets. First, one appears, and then two more. After all three targets are destroyed, training continues with tests for Samus's other abilities. Shot Targets also bear similarities to the armored security locks, also of Federation design in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, and the Force Field targets on the Exterior Docking Hangar of the Frigate Orpheon in Metroid Prime.