The Armor Parts, also known as the Second Armor, is the second armor set that Mega Man X obtains from Light Capsules in the Mega Man X series. It is the upgraded form of X's first armor.[1]

The Armor Parts made its first appearance in Mega Man X2, and made a subsequent appearance in Mega Man Xtreme 2. In both games the four Armor Parts are found in a Light Capsule hidden in different stages.


  • Head Part: The Item Tracer is made available. X sends out a cursor, which zooms to concealed passages and items. Interestingly, although the Item Tracer has an unlimited number of uses, it displays an ammo gauge while equipped. In Mega Man Xtreme 2, this just grants X the ability of breaking bricks with his head.
  • Body Parts: Enables the "Giga Crush" technique; as X takes damage from projectiles, a gauge fills. When this gauge is completely full, X can use the aforementioned attack, which damages all enemies on screen. All energy is used after the attack, and unlike X's normal weapons, it doesn't refill after completing a stage. Additionally, X receives 1 less point of damage from every attack.
  • Arm Parts: X gains a second X-Buster, and can attain four charge levels. When the third is reached, X fires out super-shots from each buster, though the shots cannot be crossed as they do in Mega Man X3. It also allows him to charge special weapons. In Mega Man Xtreme 2, it acts more like the Arm Parts from Mega Man X3.
  • Foot Parts: X can perform an air-dash technique. However, he cannot utilize both an air-dash and a dash jump in the same jump. In Mega Man Xtreme 2, it also allows an upwards dash.
  • Shoryuken: Like the Hadouken from the first game, this is a hidden bonus available after gathering all upgrades. This grants X a flaming uppercut that he can use at full strength and is able to one-hit kill almost any enemy.

Location of Armor Parts

Mega Man X2 locations:

Location Head Parts
Energen Crystal Stage (Crystal Snail)
After passing through the sub-boss, Magna Quartz, and dashing through the downhill section, slide down the left wall on the first pit to find a hidden passage with the capsule in it.
Location Body Parts
Robot Junkyard Stage (Morph Moth)
Near the beginning of the stage, just after entering the building, use the Spin Wheel to cut through a portion of the floor. The Item Tracer from the Head Parts will make this easier by showing the exact position.
Location Foot Parts
Desert Base Stage (Overdrive Ostrich)
Perform a dash jump to reach a ledge above the last hallway leading to the missile room. Use the Spin Wheel to destroy the blocks in the way.
Reaching the location with an Air Dash
Reaching the location with a Giga Crush
Arm Parts
Dinosaur Tank Stage (Wheel Gator)
In the first vertical passage upon entering the tank, on the top of a vertical beam jutting out of the ceiling. There are four methods to reach it, with varying difficulty:
  • With the Foot Parts, simply climb the right wall and use an Air Dash to reach the opening.
  • With the Body Parts, use the nearby enemies to fill Giga Crush's energy, dash jump from the higher ground, and use Giga Crush at the top of the jump, under the opening. The attack will rise X in the air a little bit, allowing him to reach the opening.
  • With Strike Chain, climb the wall, dash jump and use the weapon to latch onto the opening and quickly climb up.
  • Without items, use an "iceless jump" to reach the opening.

Mega Man Xtreme 2 locations:

Parts Stage (Boss) Location
Head Parts Jungle Stage
(Neon Tiger)
Visible in the end of the area with platforms. Is blocked by a tree trunk that can be destroyed with Fire Wave. In Extreme Mode, it's oddly impossible to obtain if Zero has the weapon required instead of X, for an unknown reason Zero is unable to remove the barrier in place.
Body Parts Ocean Base Stage
(Launch Octopus)
It can be found by destroying Cruiziler to open a path under it and fighting the Utuboros guarding it, in the same spot as the Life Up in Mega Man X.
Arm Parts Factory Stage
(Flame Mammoth)
Same location as in Mega Man X. Shortly after the initial conveyor belt section, a section of breakable blocks can be seen in the ceiling. Requires the Head Parts to break them.
Foot Parts Hydroelectric Power Plant Stage
(Volt Catfish)
In the first vertical area, keep climbing all the way to the top to find the capsule.

Other appearances

  • Second Armor X is a S rank Hunter Program in Mega Man X DiVE. His Active Skills are Double Charged Shot and Giga Crush.
  • Second Armor X is one of X's evolutions in Tower of Saviors. His Active Skill is Spiral Blast Shot - Lightning.





Double Charge Shot.

  • Although it might be a glitch, the leg upgrade in the SNES version gives X the ability to jump on water. The same goes for the Third Armor.
  • In the manga adaptation of Mega Man X2, the second armor is heavily damaged in the battle against the X-Hunters and a brainwashed Zero, causing X to discard the armor piece by piece as they're left unusable. X eventually reverts to his original armor during the fight with Zero, and wears it into the battle against Neo Sigma.
  • In Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, when X uses his hyper combo "Armor of Light" his "Full-Power Charge Shot" hyper combo changes into the "Double Charge Shot," which is something that started with his second armor.
  • Model X from Mega Man ZX is also able to use a double charge shot.