These orbs appear throughout SR388 in Metroid: Samus Returns, and are generated by dispensers resembling a pair of miniature Chozo Statues. After power-ups and Aeion abilities have been collected, Big Aeion Orbs will permanently replace them in the hands of Chozo Statues and the mouths of Aeion Ability Artifacts, respectively. When collected by Samus, a Big Aeion Orb is fully absorbed and disappears, although it regenerates after a short time.
Metroid: Samus Returns manualEdit
- Items (pg. 10)
- Big Aeion Orb
- "Completely refills your Aeion Gauge.
◆These reappear after a certain amount of time, so you can keep picking them up."
- CHOZO RELICS (pg. 24)
- BIG AEION ORBS
- "Aeion must have been a big focus of Chozo scientific research on SR388. Perhaps it was Aeion that brought them to this remote and dangerous planet in the first place. Whatever the answer, on top of the Aeion Ability Artifacts, dispensers containing Big Aeion Orbs can be found all over the planet’s interior. Touching one fully refills your Aeion Energy bar, making Big Aeion Orbs just as important as any of the Recharge Stations you find during the mission."
- The Big Aeion Orb is similar in appearance and function to the Big Energy Ball from Metroid II: Return of Samus, which fully restores Samus's energy.