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Mighty armor worn by our last champion is in the clutches of the Ing.
It resists the burning air of Dark Aether. Find it and it is yours.


The Dark Suit is the first suit upgrade Samus Aran receives in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.


The Dark Suit was created by the Luminoth to better defend themselves against Dark Aether's atmosphere, and was once worn by A-Kul. Samus acquires the Dark Suit after defeating the Dark Agon Wastes' energy guardians, the Amorbis, which ruptures the Dark Sphere and causes it to explode, revealing the Dark Suit encased within.

The Dark Suit protects against dark vapor excreted by Ingclaws, and filters out roughly 80% of the corrosive effects of Dark Aether's atmosphere so that Samus only loses approximately 1 unit of energy per second (as opposed to 5 energy per second with the Varia Suit). This makes Light Crystals and Light Beacons give Samus Energy at the exact same rate as she loses it to Dark Aether's atmosphere.


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Samus aiming at an enemy in her Dark Suit.

Visually, the suit is arguably the first dramatic departure from Samus' traditional Suit appearance since the addition of the Varia's shoulderpads in Metroid II: Return of Samus. Most noticeably it features darker, more muted colors than previous upgrades, and replaces the traditional spherical features on her shoulders with rounded wheel- or disc-like protrusions.

Two pointed struts protrude from the back, but these seem to be meant to support the Gravity Boost once acquired. Upon acquisition of the Gravity Boost, the Dark Suit's bulk increases slightly at the rear of the torso.

At this point the suit rather resembles a Luminoth, with a near-spherical torso, minimal neck showing, and various red orbs dotting the exterior. It is also worth noting that these red orbs, prior to the acquisition of the Gravity Boost, are featured on her back in a triad closely resembling the Dark Amorbis' eyes; this is also similar to the three diodes on the back of the Fusion Suit, which is said to resemble Metroid nuclei. It also resembles the various visual aspects of Ing possession, especially possessed technology such as Quadraxis and the Ingsmashers. The visor's shape is also closer in appearance to Dark Samus's visor.

Official dataEdit

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes manualEdit

"Once Samus finds the Dark Suit, she will be able to resist the poisonous atmosphere of Dark Aether to a certain extent. Dark matter attacks and extreme toxins will still injure her."

Inventory dataEdit

Dark Suit

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

Inventory entry

The Dark Suit protects against the toxic atmosphere of Dark Aether.

Samus's Notes

This modification increases your defensive shielding.
While the Dark Suit can resist the caustic effects of Dark Aether’s environment, dark energy attacks will still cause damage.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl TrophyEdit

"A Power Suit that reduces damage taken from the atmosphere of Dark Aether. It is obtained after defeating Amorbis in the Dark Torvus Temple [sic]. With its increased protection, it greatly widens the range of exploration available in the toxic atmosphere. This suit was developed by the Luminoth, the native race of Aether."

GCN Metroid Prime 2: Echoes


  • Dark Suit Samus - Metroid Prime 2: Echoes [Throwing] Attack +16 (All)

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U TrophyEdit

"No, not what you might wear to a formal party - this is one of the Power Suit types in Samus's arsenal. The Varia Suit might have the most iconic look, but its defensive capabilities are sadly lacking. On Dark Aether, this suit will be much more useful. The Luminoth created it to mitigate the deadly substances in the planet's air."

Super Smash Bros. seriesEdit

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Non-canon warning: This article or section contains information that may not be considered an official part of the Metroid series in the overall storyline by Nintendo.

One of the alternate costumes Samus can wear in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and subsequent games has the color scheme of the Dark Suit, although it retains the shape of the Varia Suit.

In Brawl, the Dark Suit is available as a sticker. The Dark Suit is also a trophy in Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the Dark Suit is a Primary Spirit that can be purchased from Sheldon's Place, costing 1000 SP. It is an Advanced class spirit with the Shield type, giving it an advantage over Attack types but vulnerability to Grab types. When it reaches level 99, the Dark Suit can be enhanced, transforming it into the Legend class Light Suit; this mimics Samus's acquisition of the two suits in Echoes.

Non-canon warning: Non-canonical information ends here.


  • It is possible to avoid the Dark Suit altogether via Sequence Breaking, thus making the game harder and more challenging for the player as Dark Aether will damage the Varia Suit quicker than the Dark Suit.
  • The Super Smash Bros. Brawl trophy of the Dark Suit incorrectly states that the Dark Suit was obtained in the Dark Torvus Temple, but it was actually obtained in the Dark Agon Temple.
  • There appears to be a similarity between the Dark Suit and PED Suit in regards to the kneepads, which both bear a cross-like formation.