Wormholes are rifts in the fabric of space that can transport matter great distances upon entry. They have a similar appearance and function to the Portals of Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, although on a much larger scale. Wormholes appear only in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption.
Wormholes appear at first as bursts of white light, then explode into a swirling purple void. This void is a gate to another part of the universe, and acts as a shortcut through time and space.
The living meteors "Leviathans" can generate wormholes to expedite their journeys. Leviathans can rip open rifts using a special beam that opens the wormhole. This feature allows them to reach the selected planet of impact much faster than normal space travel methods. Near the end of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, the Galactic Federation gain control of a Leviathan in orbit of the Pirate Homeworld with the help of Samus Aran. Using the Leviathan, the Federation generate a wormhole to take the fleet to the planet Phaaze, the origin point of all the Leviathans. They also used one to escape the destruction of Phaaze.
|Seeds||Impact Crater • Bryyo Seed • Elysia Seed • Pirate Seed • Leviathan Battleship|
|Biology||Leviathan womb • Leviathan Infant • Leviathan optical organ • Phazon Core • Tentacle|
|Guardians||Metroid Prime • Emperor Ing • Mogenar • Helios • Omega Ridley|
|Inhabitants||Butterflies • Fission Metroid • Lumigek • Parasitic fungus • Phazon Leech • Scorchbug • Scritter • Swarmbot • ULF 12 • ULF 14 • ULF 49 • Maggot|
|Technology||Leviathan Command Codes • Wormhole • Large Leviathan-class armed ship|
|Items||Hyper Ball • Hyper Grapple • Hyper Missile • Force Ball|
|Species||Alimbic • Boost Guardian • Chozo (Ghost) • Dark Pirate Commando • Darkling • Darkling Tentacle • Gorea • Ing (Hunter, Emperor, Warrior) • Ingsphere Cache • Kralee • Leviathan • Luminoth • Phantoon • Warp Hound • Phazon Metroid|
|Gateways||Alimbic Cannon • Artifact Temple • Portal • Stronghold Portal • Wormhole|
|Alternate Dimensions||Dark Aether • Infinity Void • The Locker • Oubliette • Stronghold Void|
|Other||Black fog • Dark Visor • Darkburst|