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 most predominately 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.
In Metroid Prime: Federation Force, another type of wormhole appears. This wormhole is used in one mission by the Space Pirates to bring in Transports carrying intergalactic missiles which are capable of destroying the Aegis.
|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 • Missile Blocker • Parasitic fungus • Phazon Leech • Scorchbug • Scritter • Swarmbot • Seed platform • Protozoan • 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) • Craftsmen • Dark Pirate Commando • Darkling • Darkling Tentacle • Gorea • Ing (Hunter, Emperor, Warrior) |
Ingsphere Cache • Kralee • Leviathan • Luminoth • Metroid Prime (Core essence) • Phantoon • Warp Hound • Phazon Metroid
|Gateways||Alimbic Cannon • Artifact Temple • Interdimensional void • Portal • Stronghold Portal • Wormhole|
|Alternate Dimensions||Dark Aether • Infinity Void • The Locker • Oubliette • Stronghold Void|
|Other||Black fog • Dark Visor • Darkburst • Multidimensional Stealth Warship • Transdimensional energy • Transdimensional flux|