Advanced Shield Trooper
Advanced Shield Pirate Troopers are Advanced Pirate Troopers that are equipped with energy shields akin to those of Shield Pirate Troopers and other members of the Space Pirate Organization. The portable shields are invulnerable to most Beam fire, but are vulnerable to Missile and Phazon attacks.
- "Advanced Shield Troopers wear an extra layer of ablative armor: it is susceptible to explosive attacks. In addition to their armor, they wield a portable battle shield. While the shield provides excellent protecting against incoming fire, it can also be easily ripped off. Phazon-based attacks are capable of destroying the shield." — Logbook "Advanced Shield Trooper" (Metroid Prime 3: Corruption)