Octopedes are robotic enemies that appear only in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.
Octopedes are small Luminoth-made delivery drones that patrol the Sanctuary Fortress, specifically found in Power Junction and Torvus Transport Access. Their original intended purpose was to deliver messages to Luminoth citizens, although they were designed to self-destruct in the event of an attack. The Octopedes have since gone rogue, now continuing their functions for their fellow rogue Luminoth-made mechanoids instead of their creators.
Octopedes occupy circular shafts, and lock together to form a chain link. When two Octopede links are within close proximity of each other, they can create a harmful electrical field that blocks the tunnel and prevents any further access towards most other creatures. The electrical field is not perfect, as objects with high enough speed can pass through the electrical field, albeit with minor damage inflicted towards said object. These mechanoids possess poor shielding due to their light armor, as a variety of weaponry can easily dispose of them. However, if one is destroyed, the chain would come loose, causing the remaining Octopede to roll around and explode. Destroying one link in a pair will also disperse the electrical field they generate. They resemble small metal balls with a single eye, and besides the electrical field they generate and the small explosions they trigger within themselves, they are relatively harmless.
Rogue delivery drone.
Lightly armored. Disrupted units can explode in self-defense.
The Octopede were created to deliver messages to Luminoth citizens. They now follow their routes in the service of other rogue mechanoids. The units were designed to self-destruct if attacked, and will explode with enough force to cause damage.
- If Samus fires at the link with the Dark Beam, all Octopede will explode with a sound similar to an object freezing.
- A glitch may occur where the electrical force field the Octopede generates remains online even if the two sets of Octopede are destroyed. This may only occur if the Entangler is used, as they are likely all being frozen at the same time.
- Octopede are similar in appearance and behave like a Zebesian creature known as the Puromi. Given the Luminoth's past itneractions with the Chozo, tt is possible that the Luminoth based the Octopede off of the Puromi in the same way the Mechlops was inspired by the organic Triclops.
- Gelbugs bounce around when disrupted, similar to the Octopede's component spheres.
- The Octopede's name is derived from the Latin roots octo (meaning "eight") and pede (meaning "foot").