- Not to be confused with the Frigate Orpheon.
The Space Pirate starship (called the Space Pirate frigate in Captain A.C. Exeter's report and the Space Pirate vessel in a scan) was an unspecified Space Pirate frigate that had been dispatched by High Command to provide reinforcements and replacement machinery to the existing Pirate base on the planet. However, eight days before the events of Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, the Frigate was engaged by the Galactic Federation ship G.F.S. Tyr, an Anhur-class Patrol Ship running a routine scouting mission in the Dasha region. The Pirate frigate sustained heavy damage from the Tyr and crash-landed near the Pirates’ base in the Agon Wastes, and the survivors made their home inside the Pirate complex. The frigate had contained a new generator for the base’s damaged Stealth Shield Generator, but it was destroyed in the crash. Without the ship's replacement generator to protect them, the Pirates feared they would be exposed to the scanning systems of the pursuing Tyr's crew, the GFMC Task Force Herakles, which followed the Pirates and also made planetfall.
Samus Aran discovered the still-burning wreckage of the frigate at the entrance to the Pirates’ Agon base, which the Pirates seemed to be using as a makeshift wall to protect their complex. Interestingly, it is only scannable in Wii versions of Echoes.
The overall design of the frigate resembled that of the Space Pirate Mother Ship.
- "Structural analysis complete. Wall fashioned from wreckage of the Space Pirate vessel shot down by the G.F.S. Tyr."
- Space Pirate defense shield
- "Analysis complete. Space Pirate defense shield is active. Shield was taken from the wreckage of a Space Pirate starship. It is impervious to your weaponry."
|Space Pirate Vehicles|
|Large Spacecraft|| Flagship • Mother Ship • Orpheon • Siriacus • Vol Paragom • Starship • Leviathan Battleship • Destroyer • Colossus • Doomseye |
Leviathan-class capital ship • Marauder-class battleship • Plunderer-class cruiser • Dragüd's Ship
|Space fighters|| Zebesian Pirate Ship • Space Pirate vessel • Boarding Pod • Missile Transport (Elite) • Pirate Warship |
|Others||Escape Pod • Escape Ship|