Area Grab, known as Area Steal (エリアスチール) in Japan and Steal in the first English Mega Man Battle Network game, is a Battle Chip from the Mega Man Battle Network series. When used, it steals all panelss in the closest row in the opponent's side, turning them into the user's panels. If Area Steal is used when an opponent is standing in one of the target panels, the panel will not be captured, with the opponent taking damage instead. Stolen panels return to normal after some time, and they can be recovered sooner with other Area Steal. When facing a fast opponent that constantly moves between panels, using multiple Area Steals at the right time can temporarily leave the target stuck in a single panel. However, this strategy can be dangerous in multiplayer as one could retaliate with Grab Banish or Grab Revenge.
- 1 Panel Grab
- 2 Grab Banish
- 3 Grab Revenge
- 4 Battle Chips
- 5 Other media
- 6 See also
Panel Grab, known as Panel Steal (パネルスチール) in Japan, is a similar Battle Chip that steals one panel from the enemy area in front of the user.
Grab Banish, known as Steal Punish (スチールパニシュ) in Japan, named Grab Revenge in Mega Man Battle Network 2 and Grab Back in Mega Man Battle Network 3, is a Battle Chip introduced in Mega Man Battle Network 2 that causes damage for each panel stolen from the user's area.
Grab Revenge, known as Steal Revenge (スチールリベンジ) in Japan, is a Battle Chip introduced in Mega Man Battle Network 3. It is a stronger version of Grab Banish.
Mega Man Battle Network
|077||Steal||Steal left column of enemy area||-||None||A,E,L,P,S||***|
Mega Man Battle Network 2
|128||PanlGrab||Steals 1 enemy square!||-||None||B,H,K,L,P,*||4 MB|
|129||AreaGrab||Steals left edge from enemy||-||None||E,L,R,S,Z,*||8 MB|
|130||GrabRvng||Punishes for stolen panels!||-||None||A,L,P,S,W,*||24 MB|
Mega Man Battle Network 3
Mega Man Battle Network 4
Mega Man Battle Network 5
Mega Man Battle Network 6
Rockman.EXE 4.5 Real Operation
|ID||Battle Chip||Description translation||Attack||Element|
|Standard Chip 118||Panel Steal|
|Standard Chip 119||Area Steal|
|Standard Chip 121||Steal Punish|
|Standard Chip 122||Steal Revenge|
|Battle Chip||Description translation|
|Area Steal||A chip that speeds up Rockman|
MegaMan NT Warrior anime series
Unlike the video games where Area Steal converts the enemy’s tiles into the players tiles, allowing them to stand on them, in the anime Area Steal functions as an ability that quickly transports a NetNavi from their current position to another instantly, apparently teleporting them. It is often used by Navis to quickly teleport in front of their opponent to get the upper hand.