Metroid Dread

Metroid Dread: How to Get Shinespark Upgrade

If players want to survive the harsh landscape of ZDR in Metroid Dread, they’re going to need to use every tool at Samus’ disposal. That includes an upgrade that will allow her to soar in a chosen direction with great speed and explosive force. Here is everything you need to know about how to get the Shinespark Upgrade in Metroid Dread. 

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Shinespark is an ability that allows Samus to unlock different areas and defeat various enemies by way of a powerful speed boost. It can only be used in Speed Booster state, though it does have a few variations and uses, and you obviously have to find and unlock it to use it.

How to Get Shinespark Upgrade in Metroid Dread

In order to get this misc. upgrade, you’ll need to head over to the Central Unit in Dairon. Once there, you’ll run into a Yellow E.M.M.I unit. A battle with it will trigger after you’ve left the Central Unit Room.

To defeat the yellow E.M.M.I, melt its protective coating with the Omega Stream and aim the Omega Blaster to destroy its head. Doing so will automatically grant you the Shinespark Upgrade alongside Speed Booster.

How to Get Shinespark Upgrade in Metroid Dread:

  1. Head over to the Central Unit in Dairon.

  2. Destroy the Yellow E.M.M.I’s protective coating with the Omega Blaster and Omega Stream.

  3. Defeating the E.M.M.I unlocks the Shinespark Upgrade alongside the Speed Booster.

That is everything you need to know about how to get Shinespark Upgrade in Metroid Dread. If you’re still on the hunt for more info about the game, be sure to search Twinfinite, as there are plenty of tips, tricks, and FAQs about the game throughout.

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Andrew McMahon
Andrew was Twinfinite's Features Editor from 2020 through until March 2023 and wrote for the site from 2018. He has wandered around with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications sitting in his back pocket for a while now, all the while wondering what he is going to do for a career. Luckily, video games have always been there, especially as his writing career progresses.