Grenadiers are a variety of Space Pirate encountered by Samus Aran during the events of Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. These Pirates carry an experimental launcher that fires energy grenades at a considerable distance. The projectiles are very powerful, but the weapon takes time to recharge, leaving the Grenadier vulnerable for a time after firing. Another drawback to carrying the grenade launcher is that the Pirate cannot carry the standard-issue galvanic pulse rifle that other Pirate Troopers carry and only has one blade to defend itself should an enemy get in close to it. This leaves the Grenadier highly vulnerable in close-quarter combat.