- This article is about doors that can only be opened with Power Bombs. For other uses, see Yellow Door (Disambiguation).
Yellow Hatches, also known as Yellow Doors, are a type of Door that appears in Super Metroid, Metroid: Zero Mission, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Metroid: Samus Returns. They can be destroyed by Power Bombs; once unlocked, they turn permanently into Blue Doors and do not need another Power Bomb to open again.
In Metroid: Other M, there are creatures called Desbrachians, which are initially seen as dome-like objects and act as Blast Shields that require Power Bombs to "open". The explosion actually awakens the bioform and it removes itself from the passageway. The door remains locked until the creature is defeated. These doors typically block access to expansions, but one also blocks access to the BOTTLE SHIP Residential Area. They are referred to as gates that can be destroyed by Power Bombs (パワーボムで破壊できるゲート) on page 165 of the Japanese Nintendo Official Guidebook for Metroid Other M. The English Metroid: Other M Premiere Edition simply refers to these doors as a circular hatch (before the post-credits sequence) and a hatch (after its Desbrachian is removed).
Super Metroid manual
"Super Bombs open Yellow Doors."
Metroid: Zero Mission manual
"Only Power Bombs can open these doorways."
Metroid Prime 2: Echoes temporary scan
"There is a Blast Shield on the door blocking access. Analysis indicates that the Blast Shield is invulnerable to most weapons. A Power Bomb may damage it."
- In the original Metroid, a single Yellow Door (黄色いトビラ) can be found in Tourian. As Power Bombs did not yet exist, the door is opened with ten Missiles instead.
- Strangely in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, the Death Ball (obtained via hacking) can open a Yellow Hatch.