The room consists of a central arena surrounded by an outer area. The Temple Access and the Controller Access can be directly accessed from the arena. The Sandcanyon and the Mine Shaft, blocked by a White Hatch and a Purple Hatch respectively, can only be accessed by destroying blocks along the outer section with Morph Ball Bombs.
Samus first enters the room from the Temple Access, and has no choice but to continue through the arena. When she enters it, shields made of Talloric Alloy will rise, trapping her. The Alpha Sandigger will then appear, and will later be possessed to become the Bomb Guardian. After the Guardian's defeat, she will obtain the Morph Ball Bombs. She can use these to destroy the shields.
Available Logbook Entries
- The Agon Temple is one of two Aetherian rooms, the other being the Main Hydrochamber, to have both a boss in itself and its Dark Aether counterpart.
- "There is a Blast Shield on the door blocking access. Analysis indicates that the Blast Shield is invulnerable to most weapons. Dark energy may damage it." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
- "There is a Blast Shield on the door blocking access. Analysis indicates that the Blast Shield is invulnerable to most weapons. Light energy may damage it." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
- "This is a powered door system. Low-level energy shield on door to prevent activation by local creatures. Weapon fire of any type will disrupt the shield and open the door." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)