Beat

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Beat
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Universe Mega Man
Debut Mega Man 5 (1992)
Smash Bros. appearances SSB4
Ultimate
Most recent non-Smash appearance Mega Man 11 (2018)
Console of origin Nintendo Entertainment System
Species bird-type robot

Beat (ビート, Beat) is a bird-type combat support robot from the Mega Man universe.

Origin[edit]

Beat first appeared in Mega Man 5, designed by Dr. Cossack, the unwilling enemy of the previous game, to help Mega Man. In his original appearance, he acts as a weapon, automatically targeting enemies that get close to Mega Man, but this was changed in later games, as it was too powerful. His usual function thereafter as seen in Mega Man 7, Mega Man 9, Mega Man 10, and Mega Man 11 was to act as a safety net, saving Mega Man if he fell down a pit (and Proto Man in Mega Man 10). He could only be used a set number of times (excluding Newcomer Mode difficulty in Mega Man 11 which has unlimited usage) before having to be re-bought and could not save Mega Man from other instant death traps like spikes and crushers. In Mega Man 7 only, Beat had to be found and rescued before this ability could be used, but in Mega Man 9, Mega Man 10, and Mega Man 11 the Beat item could be bought right away.

In Super Smash Bros. 4[edit]

Assist role[edit]

Beat's variation of Rush Coil.

Beat appears as one of the variations of Mega Man's Rush Coil.

Trophy information[edit]

The Beat trophy appears in both versions of the game.

Beat

A bird-shaped support robot created by the genius scientist Dr. Cossack. Beat first appeared in Mega Man 5, where he was available to use only after Mega Man collected all eight plates hidden throughout the game. He flies toward enemies and attacks, making him a trusted ally when facing both regular enemies and bosses.

NES: Mega Man 5 (12/1992)
NES: Mega Man 6 (03/1994)

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

With the exception of Mii Fighters, all characters can no longer utilize Special Move customization, so Beat himself does not appear in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. However, he does appear in the form of a support spirit.

Spirit[edit]

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
870
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Beat
Support
★★ 1 Air Attack ↑ Mega Man Series