"Space Pirate encrypted data decoded."

The subject of this article is not named in-game.
The current title is from the game's internal data.

Hangar A Access

A Fuse Hint Scanbot (as named in the internal Metroid Prime 3: Corruption data) is a floating data terminal encountered on the G.F.S. Valhalla. There are nine of them scattered around the fallen ship, and each of them can be scanned to download hints as to the location of the nine Energy Cells that power the Valhalla systems. The data includes the Cell's ID number, coordinates and a subtle hint as to its current location and function. After being scanned, the bots shut down and their data cannot be accessed from them again. Downloaded data can be found in the Inventory.

Fuse Hint Scanbots can be found in Hangar A Access, Stairwell, Security Access, Weapons Cache, MedLab Alpha, the Xenoresearch Lab and the Aurora Chamber. The latter two rooms feature two Scanbots each.


"This device displays data for Energy Cell ID [number]. Information moved to Logbook."
"Data has already been acquired from this terminal. Unit has automatically shut down."


  • Fuse Hint Scanbots take the same role as the Chozo Totems in Metroid Prime and A-Kul's Clues in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes in giving hints as to the location of a number of keys needed to access the final area of the game.
  • The Scanbot's scan states that its information has been moved to the Logbook. However, this information is actually found in the Inventory. This may lead some players to be confused by the scan's misleading message, and be unable to find any Energy Cells.