Samus scans a Dark Lift Crystal.

Lift Crystals are tools utilized by the Luminoth and later by Samus for exploration in Dark Aether. They are colored purple or white and must be energized by the Light or Dark Beams to function, respectively. These crystals are attached to platforms and when energized, will either raise or lower quickly. They are said to have been used during the war by the Luminoth. All still function despite the Ing's attempts to demolish them.

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Lift Crystal

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

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Xenotech: Dark Lift Crystal
Energized by light-based weapons. Luminoth lift platform will lower when Crystal is energized by light weaponry.

Logbook entry

Luminoth lift platform will raise when Crystal is energized by light-based weaponry. Used by the Luminoth forces during their war. Most still function, despite periodic abuse from the Ing.


Light Lift Crystals have the same Logbook entry, but they obviously lower when energized by dark-based weaponry.