Commandos are an elite class of Space Pirates that Samus Aran encounters in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. More advanced than standard Troopers, these Pirates were stronger, faster and carried more advanced equipment. They were specially trained by Pirate High Command to hunt Samus Aran and stop her from interfering with their operations. Their armour is supposedly on equal footing with Samus' Power Suit and is equipped with boostpacks for additional speed, scythes, Phazon-enhanced galvanic cannons and shoulder-mounted launchers that fire EMP grenades for disabling enemy tech. They also wore hardened Phazite armour and, in later appearances, would also come equipped with personal cloaking devices to render themselves invisible and teleporters that let them confuse opponents with short-range teleport jumps.