Root Cave

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Root Cave
Root Cave 02.jpg

The bottom of the Root Cave with the Beetle nest

Game Metroid Prime

Tallon Overworld

Connected Rooms

1 Missile Expansion


The Root Cave is a large cave in the Tallon Overworld. The room is very tall, with a number of platforms and roots that can be used to climb up or down. At the bottom is a door to Transport Tunnel B, along with a large Beetle nest. Higher up, there are a number of platforms and roots with Zoomers on them. About halfway up the cave, there is a door to the Root Tunnel. Going higher requires the Grapple Beam and leads to a Bloodflower and a Red Door that leads to the Arbor Chamber. With the X-Ray Visor, Samus can reveal four invisible platforms on which she must climb and a false wall of roots, which has a Missile Expansion behind it.


Available Logbook Entries



Creature Number Encountered
Zoomers 3  All visits  
Beetles 6  All visits  
Bloodflower 1  All visits  
Geemer 2  All visits  



  1. "Analysis indicates incubating life-forms below the surface." —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)
  2. "Missile Expansion
    Increases the number of Missiles you can carry by 5.
    " —Scan Data (Metroid Prime)

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Cueva de Raíz  Root Cave  
French Grotte racine  Root Cave  
German Wurzelschlucht  Root Canyon  

Rooms in Metroid Prime
Phendrana Drifts Phazon Mines Impact Crater
Frigate Orpheon Tallon Overworld Chozo Ruins Magmoor Caverns