A Purple Hatch is a door found on Aether that can be unlocked with dark energy. Samus unlocks Purple Hatches with one shot of the Dark Beam in order to gain access to the next room. It is the exact opposite of the White Hatch, which is opened with the Light Beam.
- "The Dark Beam can hinder enemies, extinguish Light Crystals, and is effective against Light Aether enemies. Charge it to fire an Entangler blast, which enshrouds enemies in shadow. The Dark Beam can open purple hatches." Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Instruction Booklet, Pg 17
- "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)