|This article is about the Pirate Commandos from Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. For the similar enemy from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, see Commando Pirate.|
Commandos are armed with an energy scythe, pulse cannons, and an EMP grenade launcher. Pirate Commandos can also temporarily generate a shield that can deflect nearly all attacks.
Samus encounters Pirate Commandos twice in Metroid Prime 2, first in Torvus Bog where she was attacked by a pair of Commandos. Later in Sanctuary, Samus is attacked by a large group of Commandos. Dark Pirate Commandos, which are Commandos possessed by Hunter Ing, are encountered far more often in Echoes.
- "Dedicated to "hunting the Hunter," Space Pirate Commando units have been equipped with the latest weapons, including a variable pulse cannon, e-grenade launcher, and energy scythe. Powerful thrusters carry them at high speed over any terrain. A portable barrier shield repels most attacks, but can only be deployed for limited periods." —Logbook (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes) Cite error: Invalid
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- "Only Hunter Ing are allowed to possess the Commandos, and the competition for that right is fierce among them. The Hunter Ing ability to phase out of local timespace carries over to the Dark Pirate Commando. They will fire bursts of dark matter at enemies, along with experimental EMP grenades stolen from the Space Pirates." —Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Logbook "Dark Pirate Commando" (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)