An Ice Beetle is a slightly stronger subspecies of Beetle that has adapted to the frigid environments of the Phendrana Drifts. It is slightly stronger and is better at evading, and has developed a thin but strong shell of ice over its carapace. It is found in the rooms Research Lab Hydra, Frost Cave Access and Research Core Access.

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Ice Beetle

Metroid Prime

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Morphology: Ice Beetle. Burrowing insect with an ice-reinforced carapace. Averse to heat.

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This member of the Beetle family has adapted to life in the subzero temperatures in the Phendrana Drifts, growing a thick ice shell over its entire body. The ice is extremely resilient, providing the Ice Beetle with extra protection and augmented digging abilities.


  • A scan in Research Lab Hydra reveals that an infestation of Ice Beetles occurred throughout the Glacier One facility that was 95% exterminated. It is unknown if the number reached 100% throughout Prime.
  • Sometimes, the Ice Beetle performs an extremely dramatic death, trying to crawl forward for a last time, then dropping and fading away. It particularly does this when set on fire by a single Plasma Beam shot.
  • Despite adapting in icy environments, Ice Beetles can still be frozen or destroyed with the Ice Beam.
    • Firing a single Ice Beam shot will sometimes glitch the Ice Beetle. If it stays frozen, it cannot be shot at until the ice breaks.


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