The Sunchamber is a room in the Chozo Ruins. It appears in Metroid Prime. It is a huge, round, broken dome, mostly open to the sky, centered around a large fountain in the center containing a beast named Flaahgra.

Description[edit | edit source]

Prior to Samus's battle with Flaahgra, the water surrounding the structure is toxic. It serves as the location of a battle with the mutated plant growing in the fountain, known as Flaahgra. On entering the room for the first time, both doors lock. The boss battle centres around four dishes that focus the sunlight of FS-176 onto Flaahgra; shooting these to flip them upwards weakens the creature enough that its roots retract, allowing Samus to access its base using the Morph Ball and attack with a bomb. Samus can collect the Varia Suit after the battle. The door leading to Sunchamber Access remains blocked by vines.

This room also holds the Artifact of Wild. This is collected later on in the game, when the room can be reached from Sun Tower with the Spider Ball, and for it, Samus must defeat three Chozo Ghosts. Afterwards, the door leading to Sunchamber Access is finally unblocked.

A Secret World can be found in this room: [1]

History[edit | edit source]

Flaahgra.

The Sunchamber contains a giant fountain. Upon the impact of the Leviathan that hit Tallon IV, the fountain's plant was corrupted by the Phazon the Leviathan meteor carried. The plant was horribly mutated into a giant monster, called Flaahgra, which relied on Mirror Arrays to stay alive. The creature drove off the Chozo in the city, and as the water in the city was all connected to the fountain, poisoned the waters. The room contains four solar panels capable of delivering more than enough energy to the giant plant flower in the center of the room. This suggests that the Chozo were growing the plant rapidly, as the broken windows forming a dome over the room seem to suggest this room was once a greenhouse.

Inhabitants[edit | edit source]

Samus battles a Chozo Ghost in the Sunchamber.

Connecting rooms[edit | edit source]

Items[edit | edit source]

Varia Suit
This appears next to the door to Sun Tower Access once Flaahgra has been defeated.
Artifact of Wild
Once the boss has been defeated, if this room is accessed from the direction of Sun Tower, Chozo Ghosts appear in the room. Defeating these makes the artifact appear on top of the central flower.

Scans[edit | edit source]

Vines
"Scan indicates this network of vines is invulnerable to weapons fire."
Mirror Array
"Mirror Array used to focus sunlight onto creature. It looks like it can be tilted, possibly to take it offline."
Water (toxic)
"Toxin concentration at 98%. Contact considered extremely hazardous."

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If the Chozo Ghosts are fought before defeating Flaahgra, the latter will not appear even after reloading the room from either side, thus making the Varia Suit unobtainable.
    • In the Gamecube version, the Giant plant Flower will not be present, and the Artifact of Wild will be floating in mid-air (along with Samus if she obtains it).
    • Note that the door leading to Sunchamber Access does not have a Blast Shield, allowing Samus to leave the room mid-battle.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Rooms in Metroid Prime
Frigate Orpheon Exterior Docking HangarMain Docking BayAir LockDeck Alpha Access HallEmergency Evacuation AreaDeck Alpha Umbilical HallMap FacilityConnection Elevator to Deck BetaDeck Beta Conduit HallBiotech Research Area 1Deck Beta Security HallBiohazard ContainmentDeck Beta Transit HallCargo Freight Lift to Deck GammaReactor Core Entrance
Save StationReactor Core

Deck Gamma Monitor HallSubventilation Shaft Section ASubventilation Shaft Section BMain Ventilation Shaft Section AMain Ventilation Shaft Section BMain Ventilation Shaft Section CMain Ventilation Shaft Section DMain Ventilation Shaft Section EMain Ventilation Shaft Section FBiotech Research Area 2Connection Elevator to Deck AlphaDeck Alpha Mech Shaft

Tallon Overworld Landing SiteCanyon CavernTallon CanyonTransport Tunnel ATransport to Chozo Ruins WestRoot TunnelRoot CaveArbor ChamberTransport Tunnel BTransport to Magmoor Caverns EastGullyAlcoveWaterfall Cavern

Temple HallTemple Security StationTemple LobbyArtifact Temple


Frigate Crash SiteOvergrown CavernTransport Tunnel CTransport to Chozo Ruins EastFrigate Access TunnelMain Ventilation Shaft Section CMain Ventilation Shaft Section BMain Ventilation Shaft Section AReactor CoreReactor AccessSave StationCargo Freight Lift to Deck GammaDeck Beta Transit HallBiohazard ContainmentDeck Beta Security HallBiotech Research Area 1Deck Beta Conduit HallConnection Elevator to Deck BetaHydro Access Tunnel


Great Tree HallGreat Tree ChamberTransport to Chozo Ruins SouthTransport Tunnel DTransport Tunnel ETransport to Phazon Mines EastLife Grove TunnelLife Grove

Chozo Ruins Transport to Tallon Overworld NorthRuins EntranceMain PlazaNursery AccessEyon TunnelRuined NurserySave Station 1North AtriumRuined GalleryMap StationTotem AccessHive TotemTransport Access NorthTransport to Magmoor Caverns NorthVault AccessVaultPlaza AccessRuined Shrine AccessRuined ShrineTower of Light AccessTower of LightTower ChamberRuined Fountain AccessRuined FountainMeditation FountainMagma PoolTraining Chamber AccessTraining ChamberPiston TunnelArboretum AccessSunchamber LobbySunchamber AccessSunchamberSun Tower AccessSun Tower

ArboretumGathering Hall AccessGathering HallSave Station 2Watery Hall AccessWatery HallDynamo AccessDynamoEast AtriumEnergy Core AccessEnergy CoreBurn Dome AccessBurn DomeWest Furnace Access


FurnaceEast Furnace AccessCrossway Access WestCrosswayCrossway Access SouthElder Hall AccessHall of the EldersElder ChamberReflecting Pool AccessReflecting PoolAntechamberSave Station 3Transport to Tallon Overworld EastTransport Access SouthTransport to Tallon Overworld South

Magmoor Caverns Transport to Chozo Ruins NorthBurning TrailSave Station Magmoor ALake TunnelLava LakePit TunnelTriclops PitStorage CavernMonitor TunnelMonitor StationTransport Tunnel ATransport to Phendrana Drifts NorthWarrior ShrineShore TunnelFiery ShoresTransport Tunnel BTransport to Tallon Overworld West

Twin Fires TunnelTwin FiresNorth Core TunnelGeothermal CorePlasma ProcessingSouth Core TunnelMagmoor WorkstationWorkstation TunnelTransport Tunnel CTransport to Phendrana Drifts SouthSave Station Magmoor BTransport to Phazon Mines West

Phendrana Drifts Transport to Magmoor Caverns WestShoreline EntrancePhendrana ShorelinesSave Station BIce Ruins AccessIce Ruins EastPlaza WalkwayRuins EntrywayIce Ruins WestCanyon EntrywayPhendrana CanyonTemple EntrywayChozo Ice TempleChapel TunnelChapel of the Elders

Courtyard EntrywayRuined CourtyardSave Station ASpecimen StorageResearch EntranceMap StationHydra Lab EntrywayResearch Lab HydraObservatory AccessObservatorySave Station DWest Tower EntranceWest TowerControl TowerEast TowerAether Lab EntrywayResearch Lab AetherResearch Core AccessResearch CoreQuarantine AccessNorth Quarantine TunnelQuarantine CaveQuarantine MonitorSouth Quarantine TunnelTransport to Magmoor Caverns South


Transport AccessFrozen PikePike AccessFrost Cave AccessFrost CaveSave Station CUpper Edge TunnelPhendrana's EdgeStorage CaveSecurity CaveLower Edge TunnelHunter CaveLake TunnelGravity ChamberChamber AccessHunter Cave Access

Phazon Mines Transport to Tallon Overworld SouthQuarry AccessMain QuarrySave Station Mines ASecurity Access AMine Security StationSecurity Access BStorage Depot AElite ResearchResearch AccessOre ProcessingElevator Access AElevator AStorage Depot BWaste Disposal

Elite Control AccessElite ControlMaintenance TunnelVentilation ShaftControl RoomOmega ResearchMap Station MinesDynamo AccessCentral DynamoSave Station Mines BQuarantine Access AMetroid Quarantine AElevator Access BElevator B


Fungal Hall AccessFungal Hall APhazon Mining TunnelFungal Hall BMissile Station MinesQuarantine Access BMetroid Quarantine BSave Station Mines CElite Quarters AccessElite QuartersProcessing Center AccessPhazon Processing CenterTransport AccessTransport to Magmoor Caverns South

Impact Crater Crater Entry PointCrater Tunnel APhazon CoreCrater Missile StationCrater Tunnel BPhazon Infusion ChamberSubchamber 1Subchamber 2Subchamber 3Subchamber 4Subchamber 5Metroid Prime Lair
Unused Engine RoomReactor Room
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