Space Pirate

Space Pirate wielding a Galvanic Accelerator Cannon

The Galvanic Accelerator Cannon is a weapon used by the Space Pirates on Tallon IV. The beam produces a short blast of red energy.

Faster variants of the Galvanic Accelerator Cannon are seen in the escape from the Frigate Orpheon in a group of Pirates at Biotech Research Area 1. These are normally killed by the explosion from the Parasite Queen tank, but can be knocked away from this and will then turn on Samus with high-speed fire.[1] The Galvanic Accelerator Cannon variant is double barreled, and the pirate's wielding them lack the forearm-mounted scythe, like the other pirates in the frigate.

On Aether, Space Pirates have equipped their "Humility" Class Turrets with Galvanic Accelerator Cannons, making them more powerful than the original GM-42 ‘Growler’ Class Turrets.


The handheld Galvanic Accelerator Cannon is no longer used by Pirate Troopers in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, as the Pirates upgraded their beam systems to Quantum Assault Cannons, a supposedly more efficient weapon. Pirate Commandoes are armed with Pulse Cannons.

In Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, the Galvanic Accelerator Cannon has been completely abandoned in favor of new assault rifles powered by Phazon.

The Galvanic Accelerator Cannon is absent in Metroid Prime Pinball; instead, the Pirates use Missiles.


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