The Ruined Shrine is a room in the Chozo Ruins. It appears in Metroid Prime. In this room, Samus re-obtains the Morph Ball after losing it in an explosion on the Frigate Orpheon.

Description[edit | edit source]

The shrine is a fairly small, square room where harmless debris constantly falls from the ceiling. The Morph Ball can be collected after Samus defeats all enemies in the room: a number of Beetles followed by a Plated Beetle. The latter can be defeated by shooting its rear with the Power Beam or Missiles when it attacks.

There is a weak section of wall low down here, which, when opened up with a Morph Ball Bomb, reveals a small area containing a Missile Expansion. Another of these is found in a similar, higher up room, through a tunnel to one side of the Half-pipe that is found at the entrance to the room. The Boost Ball is needed to reach this. The Purple Door leading to Tower of Light Access is reachable with the Spider Ball: there is another Morph Ball-sized tunnel on the other side of the Half-pipe that leads to a Spider Ball Track that can be used to access the door.

Connecting rooms[edit | edit source]

Several Beetles emerge to defend their territory.

Inhabitants[edit | edit source]

Items[edit | edit source]

The Morph Ball upgrade in Ruined Shrine.

Morph Ball
Rewarded after the defeat of the Plated Beetle.
Missile Expansion
This is found through a tunnel from the main room by breaking open the entrance with a bomb.
Missile Expansion
Another tunnel that can be reached from the room's half-pipe leads to the small area containing this expansion.

Scans[edit | edit source]

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"Stonework in sample region has been refined to atypical smoothness."
Blue orbs
"These blue orbs seem to be simple light sources."
"Whereabouts of retraction device for wall currently unknown."
"Multiple microscopic fractures found throughout Sandstone wall section."

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • By utilizing Ghetto Jumps, it is possible for Samus to reach the Morph Ball without triggering the appearance of the Beetles.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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