Space Pirate Boarding Pod
A Space Pirate Boarding Pod is a spaceship created and used by the Space Pirates. These spacecrafts can only be found in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption's outer space. The only purpose for these behemoths is to board enemy ships. They are seen by Samus during the Space Pirates' raid on the G.F.S. Olympus and outside the G.F.S. Valhalla. They are only seen active in the Space Pirates' raid however, since there is little life left on G.F.S. Valhalla. When Samus first encounters these ships, she also encounters her first Space Pirates in Corruption.
- "Pirate boarding pods are crude, even by their standards. They are composed of an aged propulsion drive, a cramped crew-transport module, and a nose cone packed with high explosives. The pilot guides the pod toward the target ship, then rams it, detonating the explosives upon impact in an attempt to breach the hull. If a breach is created, the crew within exits the pod.
Of course, mishaps occur. Sometimes the explosives go off prematurely, exposing the crew to vacuum. Other times the detonation fails to occur, leaving the pod to bounce off the target's hull. The shielding between explosives and crew is substandard, and often fails to protect the crew from the explosion. The pod's nickname of "Space Coffin" is well earned." — Logbook "Space Pirate Boarding Pod" (Metroid Prime 3: Corruption)