Phazon Hoppers are a variant of Hoppers that appear in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. They are similar in appearance to Hopping Metroids, but twice the size and with a more purplish hue. The Phazite shells encompassing their bodies grants them greater protection than their non-mutated cousins, and when they hop they generate shockwaves upon landing. While Hoppers are native to Bryyo, Samus Aran only encountered Phazon Hoppers on the planet Phaaze and aboard the Galactic Federation ship Valhalla. It is possible that the Phazon corruption on Bryyo did not develop far enough to create Phazon Hoppers on the regions Samus explored.