Hunter Ing are powerful pureblood Ing creatures encountered by Samus Aran in Dark Aether during Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. They appear as amorphous masses of dark matter shrouded in murky vapour and they float through the air as they prowl Dark Aether in search of the Ing Horde's enemies. In combat, they will form long tentacles and lash at their prey. They are also capable of phase-shifting and can become intangible, preventing their foes from landing any attacks. Like all Ing, the Hunter Ing is vulnerable to the Light Beam, though its power of intangibility allows it a better chance of avoiding it.
Hunter Ing are the only Ing types allowed the honour of possessing Space Pirate Commandos and they will even fight each other for the right to do so.