Research Lab Hydra

A Force Field is an impenetrable artificial barrier generated by a power source. They are commonplace in the Metroid Prime series, particularly in Space Pirate bases.

Metroid Prime[]

Most of the Force Fields in this game can be disabled simply by scanning a nearby Interface Module, although in the case of Elite Control it was Samus killing the Elite Pirate, and the Pirate's corpse exploding that disabled that room's shield. When Samus first gets to Research Lab Hydra, there is a Force Field blocking her path.

A Force Field appears in the Hall of the Elders, blocking entry and exit from the top floor. After Samus kills the Chozo Ghost in that room and activates the Wave Beam Morph Ball Slot, a Chozo Elder statue will launch her into a tunnel leading behind the Force Field; from here she can deactivate it by scanning a Module.

Force Fields are prominent in the Phazon Mines, such as in the beginning room, the Main Quarry. This particular field is a Dual-Control Force Field, deactivated by scanning two Interface Modules at the very bottom of the courtyard. As mentioned, killing the Elite Pirate in Elite Control destroys the shield while also alerting the Pirates to Samus' presence. In Omega Research, Samus can deactivate a Force Field blocking the ledges leading back to the top from either side of it. Samus can jump from the top ledge upon entry to access the room, but she must deactivate the Force Field (by scanning an Interface Module) to get back up. Even if she does so on her first visit, on return after destroying the Dynamo Unit the Force Field is back up, but gets punched out by another Elite Pirate. A Force Field blocks access to the elevator in Elite Quarters until the Omega Pirate is killed.

Metroid Prime Hunters[]

Metroid Prime Hunters contains color-coded Force Fields guarded by Guard Nodes. These can be destroyed with the corresponding Affinity Weapon, and when scanned, use the respective hint: yellow - Volt Driver (HIGH VOLTAGE), green - Battlehammer (HEAVY-DUTY), purple - Judicator (SUPERCOOLED PLASMA), blue - Shock Coil (NEUTRINOS) and orange - Magmaul (SUPERHEATED MAGMA). There is no red Force Field for the Imperialist.

There are also white force fields that only disappear after a certain event happens. One such force field is located in the Sic Transit on Arcterra, preventing access to the Orange Blast Shield there until Samus defeats Trace during her first escape from the area.


Dual-Control Force Field, Main Quarry

Hall of the Elders
"Safety shield online. Window secure."
"Safety shield offline. Use caution near window."
Research Lab Hydra
"This Force Field blocks the entrance. Something nearby must be able to deactivate it."
"Access to Research Lab Hydra granted."
Exterior Docking Hangar
"This Force Field blocks the entrance. Something nearby must be able to deactivate it."
"This switch is directly connected to the Force Field barrier."
"This Force Field blocks the entrance. You cannot deactivate the Force Field unless the switches are red."
"This switch does not seem to be operational. The control panel on the pillar in this room can turn it on."
"Force Field activation switches are now online."
Main Quarry
"Dual-Control Force Field is online. Deactivation controls are likely nearby."
"Primary* Force Field control disabled."
Mine Security Station
"Force Field active. Access prohibited."
"Partial security access achieved. Force Field inactive."
Elite Control
"Force Field engaged. Deactivation required for access."
Omega Research
"Force Field offline. Access granted."
Metroid Quarantine A
"Force Field engaged. Command Panel authorization required to disengage Force Field."
"Warning: Force Field disengaged. Metroid containment area will be breached."
"Report any Force Field malfunctions to Operations Command immediately. Do not disengage Force Field without Command authorization."
Metroid Quarantine B
"Security lockdown in effect. Force Field access denied."
"Security override control engaged. Access granted."
Blue Force Field
"Analysis indicates the force field is impervious to most weapons. A concentrated blast of NEUTRINOS may damage its guard node."
Green Force Field
"Analysis indicates the force field is impervious to most weapons. A HEAVY-DUTY weapon may damage its guard node."
Orange Force Field
"Analysis indicates the force field is impervious to most weapons. A burst of SUPERHEATED MAGMA may damage its guard node."
Purple Force Field
"Analysis indicates the force field is impervious to most weapons. A weapon that fires SUPERCOOLED PLASMA may damage its guard node."
Yellow Force Field
"Analysis indicates the force field is impervious to most weapons. A HIGH VOLTAGE weapon may damage its guard node."
Sealed Force Field
"Analysis indicates the force field is remotely locked. Something nearby may be able to circumvent the lock."

* Second switch says Secondary instead of Primary.

Metroid Prime Pinball[]

A Force Field is activated during Phazon Multiball.

The Force Field is a Board Feature in Metroid Prime Pinball that prevents Samus' Morph Ball form from going down the gutter. The Force Field is a purple band of energy that stretches between the two bottom flippers. The Force Field lasts for a set amount of time each time it is activated.

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There are several different ways the Force Field can be re-energized: respawning after the pinball falls out of the table sets the Force Field up for the longest time; using the Award Scanner and randomly receiving "Force Field" grants Samus a Force Field for a long time; or by obtaining an Extra Ball, Chozo Artifact or Special to re-energize the Force Field for a very limited time.

Metroid Prime: Federation Force[]

The force field in M06.

In Metroid Prime: Federation Force, a dome-shaped, grid-like, red force field appears in M06: Infiltration and blocks access to the weapon factory. It is constantly shifting around the base and contains large gaps, which the Federation Force is able to slip through without their Mechs. A similar force field also appears in the cutscene preceding M22: Convergence, although the soldiers were able to breach this force field with their Mechs. The field prevents the Galactic Federation from destroying the Doomseye, so the Force is sent in to destroy the Master Brain generator powering the shield.