The Checkpoint Station is a room in the Sanctuary Fortress. It appears in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.


The station is a medium-sized room. Upon entering it for the first time, Dark Samus is seen fighting and killing three Dark Pirate Troopers. This confirms she is not an ally of the Ing. After finishing them off, she will start to absorb Phazon from two canisters. Two more can be seen outside the room sitting on a ledge; these are only present on the first visit. When Samus gets through to the section of the room where Dark Samus was, she will be gone. Samus can destroy the 20 crates scattered about the room to refill her energy and ammunition before facing Dark Samus in the next room. When Dark Samus is defeated and Samus returns to this room, all doors will lock, and Samus will have to destroy a cloaked maintenance unit, which can only be seen with the Echo Visor, in the top corner of the room to unlock them.

The Dark Aether version of this room was the Hive Gyro Access.

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3 Dark Pirate Troopers (killed shortly after entering)
"Morphology: Dark Pirate Trooper
Darkling-possessed Space Pirate.
Enhanced strength and stamina gained from addition of symbiote. Dislikes bright light."
Dark Samus (not a logbook scan)
"Bioscan complete.
Target DNA confirmed: Dark Samus
Target is energizing herself, building internal supply of Phazon energy to dangerously high levels."


Phazon canister
"Structural analysis complete.
This storage unit has been modified to transport radioactive material. Radscans indicate the presence of Phazon energy. Handle with caution."
Luminoth Tech Crate
"Object analysis complete.
Object is a Luminoth Tech Crate.
Units possess ultra-secure lock systems. Destroy them to discover their contents."


  • It is possible to jump onto a broken section of the wall, though it does not, like other solid objects, lead to a Secret World.