Armored Shield Trooper
Armored Shield Troopers are Shield Pirate Troopers that are equipped with a lightweight armorsuit. The Space Pirate Organization commissioned many new varieties of Pirate Troopers prior to the events of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, as seen with energy shields and armor being equipped onto infantry. Pulling off the shield with the Grapple Lasso will leave the trooper open for attacks. The shield's only weaknesses are Phazon-based attacks. Strangely, when the Trooper enters Hypermode itself, its own attacks cause no damage to the shield. Once it is removed, the armor may be broken down with Missiles or Hypermode attacks. The Grapple Voltage or Hyper Grapple may be used to drain the Pirate's energy as well.
- "Armored Shield Troopers are equipped with a standard armorsuit. It is resilient, but still vulnerable to explosive attacks. In addition to their armor, they wear a portable battle shield. Removing the shield leaves them open to all attacks. The shield is also vulnerable to Phazon-based attacks." — Logbook "Armored Shield Trooper" (Metroid Prime 3: Corruption)