! This is a rare creature/object. It may only be scanned in one or few encounters.

Man the Heavy Turret to inflict serious damage!

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Vigilance Class Turret

A "Vigilance" Class Turret.

The "Vigilance" Class Turret (called a Heavy Turret in the Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Multiplayer) is a Space Pirate turret and is found in many Space Pirate bases. It was built to support the Humility Class Turret and is as accurate as the gunner operating it. It is slow at firing, allowing fast targets to easily dodge the turret. They are stronger than most turrets, requiring more concussive damage than normal. Once the gunner manning it has died, another can take their place. Samus Aran first encounters this turret in the Central Mining Station room in the Agon Wastes Space Pirate mining facility, where they are initially a hazard to her and she must kill their operators. Samus can control these turrets later on. They are involved in a puzzle to access J-Stl's corpse and a Beam Ammo Expansion.

In the Sanctuary Fortress, another one of these turrets can be found at the Entrance, involved in a puzzle to acquire a Power Bomb Expansion. To find this turret, a Power Bomb must be used to access an elevator to a control device that activates a Kinetic Orb Cannon. Samus is fired onto an elevated track, given the choice of two Spider Ball Tracks to follow, one of which can be used to find the turret. This cannon is used to fire at several rock barriers in order to access another Kinetic Orb Cannon that fires Samus to the Expansion.

One also makes an appearance in the multiplayer mode of Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, on the Shooting Gallery Stage. However, the cannon and the player operating it can be killed instantly by using a Bomb Slot behind the cannon while it is active.

Logbook entryEdit

"Vigilance" Class Turret

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

Temporary scan

Mechanism: "Vigilance" Class Turret
Manned defense system. Heavy weapon; fires powerful energy blasts. Use rapid movement and cover to avoid damage.

Logbook entry

The "Vigilance" Class Turret is found in many Space Pirate bases. Built to support the "Humility" Class Turret, it is as accurate as the gunner operating it. Many young Space Pirates begin their careers as sentries: a tour as a Vigilance gunner is considered a mark of distinction.

Samus use
"Heavy turret active. Walk into hologram to enter heavy turret."


'Vigilance' Class Turret view

View from a Vigilance turret.

  • The Vigilance Class Turret scan can only be obtained if a Pirate is using it. Otherwise, it is identified as a Heavy Turret. The reason for this is not known.
  • If a turret that Samus is operating is sufficiently damaged, it will explode, resulting in a Game Over.
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