Jovians are a species of shapeshifting biomorphs hailing from Jovia XII, the source of Jovian steel. Their description indicates they are similar to the late Bounty Hunter Gandrayda, who may be a member of this species. It is unknown whether or not they have a treaty with the Galactic Federation that allows the latter to mine Jovian steel, which is used in the construction of Base Sector Zero on Norion.
The Jovians are never named as such in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption; they are only described as "shapeshifting biomorphs". As Jovian steel is said to have been derived from Jovia XII, it is assumed that Jovian is the proper name for this species.
|Sentient Species in the Metroid series|
|Human | Space Pirate | Craftsmen | Kriken | Luminoth|
|Reptilicus | Diamont | Elysian | Ing | ancient Bion race|
|Alimbic | Chozo | N'kren | Phrygisian | Vhozon | Ylla | Jovian | machine race |
"Elfin" | "Simian" | "Ceratopsid" | "Space Dragon"
|Non-organic||Elephant Bird • Fake acid and lava • Fake tank • Invisible platform • Concealed movement pad • Pit Block • Zebesian Hologram|
|Species||Dark Echo • Mini-Kraid • Fake Ridley • Gripper • Scientist|
|Samus Aran Mimics|| Battle Simulation 'Samus Aran' • Dark Samus (Dark Echo) • SA-X |
Chozo R&D Division • Mecha Samus
Dangelo (Samus Model Terminator Suit) • Desert Phantom • Samus Tank
Integra • NSamus • Copied Power Suit • Sarius Dallas
|Shapeshifters||Gorea • Jovian • Mimic • Phaz-Ing • X Parasite|
|Gandrayda||Berserker-G • Aerotrooper-G • Swarmbot-G • Rundas-G • Ghor-G • Samus-G • Pirate Militia • NZG41 • Reptilicus-G|