The Defiled Shrine is a room in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes on Sky Temple Grounds.

One of the Sky Temple Keys is found in this room. This room is the Dark Aether version of the Landing Site on Aether. To get the Sky Temple key, Samus will have to use the Dark Visor to find the Flying Ing Cache.

The Cache contains the Key, and can be seen after a few shots. Samus must break open the Cache to acquire the Key.

This room does not contain a mirror image of Samus' Gunship which is docked in Aether. This is because Dark Aether was created as the mirror for how Aether was 50 years ago when the Leviathan impacted it and not when Samus landed at the start of the game.

Connected roomsEdit


4 Warrior Ing (max 2 at any time)
"Morphology: Warrior Ing
The soldiers of the Ing Horde.
Shapeshifting wallcrawler. Dangerous combatant in melee and at range. Dislikes bright light."


Flying Ing Cache
"Morphology: Flying Ing Cache
Flying bearer unit of the Ing Horde.
Creature ingests objects of value to the Hive. Only its death will release the object within."
"Bioscan complete.
This is a collection of mutated Ingworms.
Bioforms have been bred for massive size. It appears the Ing use these creatures to block access to areas."
Light Beacon
"Xenotech: Luminoth Light Beacon
Generates protective field when energized.
Light Beacons must be energized by Beam weapon fire to function, and remain charged for a limited time."
Statue (red crystal)
"Object scan complete.
Statue houses a power grid, motivator unit, and an energy-projection array.
All systems are offline, due to age or structural damage."


  • The hole in the roof (from Landing Site) is still present within the room, though it is visibly blocked off by a rocky surface. Strangely, it is possible to jump through this surface, though the invisible borders surrounding the hole are still present.


Defiled Shrine Green Door

A Green Blast Shield from within this room.

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