The Tallon Overworld (タローンオーバーワールド Tarōn Ōbāwārudo) is the area where Samus lands on planet Tallon IV after leaving the Space Pirate frigate Orpheon during the events of Metroid Prime. The area can be considered the central area (although the World Map displays it as in eastern Tallon IV), given that it links to every area on the planet except for the Phendrana Drifts. In its eastern half is also the crash site of the Orpheon; in its western half, the Artifact Temple not too far from the landing site.


The Tallon Overworld is a wet, verdant region, home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Its lush terrain is drenched by constant rainfall, and has numerous waterfalls and lakes. The Tallon Overworld has many large, open areas, and has several elevators connecting to every other region on Tallon IV, save for Phendrana Drifts, which can (ironically) only be accessed via the Magmoor Caverns.

After the Frigate Orpheon's reactor went critical, it fell out of Tallon IV's orbit and crashed into Tallon Overworld. Shortly afterward, Samus landed at a Landing Site nearby it in her Gunship, after an attempt at pursuing her reborn foe Ridley failed so she could conduct ground recon.

Tallon Overworld also is the location of the Artifact Temple, which seals off the entrance to the Impact Crater. After Samus unlocks this seal, she fights and defeats Meta Ridley, then enters the Impact Crater.

Areas and main rooms[]

The Tallon Overworld can be divided into four areas:

North area[]

The main area in the region. It contains also the Transport to Chozo Ruins West and its accesses. It is in this area where Samus finds the Space Jump Boots.

Main rooms[]

The Landing Site in Tallon Overworld, New Play Control! Metroid Prime

Artifact Temple[]

This small area overlooks the Impact Crater and contains the Artifact Temple.

Main rooms[]

Crashed Frigate Orpheon (east area)[]

The Frigate Orpheon crash-landed here, and its remains are flooded with water. This area can only be fully explored with the Gravity Suit and links the north and south areas of the overworld. It is heavily water-themed.

A corridor in Tallon Overworld.

Main fooms[]

South area[]

After exploring the Frigate Orpheon, Samus reaches the southern area of the Tallon Overworld. Samus finds the X-Ray Visor here. This area is also notable for containing one of the game's two elevators to the Phazon Mines.

Main rooms[]

Power Ups[]



  • Before Samus has acquired the Spider Ball upgrade, the music featured in this area is an arrangement of the original Brinstar theme from the first game, Metroid. Afterwards, it is permanently replaced with another music track.
  • Several of the invisible platforms in this area can be seen without the X-Ray Visor; if the platform is exposed to rain, a vigilant Samus can see the rain splashing against what appears to be nothing.

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