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In order to lock on to targets with the seeker missile in Metroid Prime 3: Corruption, I have to press and hold the down button on the D-Pad. However doing so fires a single missile, which is wasted. With only ~100 missiles this can be a big waste! Is theer a way to charge up the seeker missiles and lock on to targets without wasting this first missile?

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If you fire a regular beam charge shot and then immediately hold down the missile button, you should be able to start charging the seeker missile without having to "waste" a shot.

The key is to begin holding down the missile button during the "cooldown" period of the charge shot animation (when you are unable to fire anything, beam or missile).

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Awesome, thanks, I'll try that! –  Josh Nov 10 '10 at 3:57
    
Worked like a charm, thanks! –  Josh Nov 10 '10 at 14:50

Go into Scan Visor. Press and hold d-pad down. While holding d-pad down, tap (A) to return to Combat Visor. You are now in Seeker missile lock-on mode without having fired a missile.

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