Batton Bone (バットンボーン Battonbōn) is a common enemy Mechaniloid appearing in the Mega Man X series that is the successor of the Batton from the original Mega Man series. They behave pretty much like their predecessor, mainly acting as aerial obstacles and inflicting damage if physical contact is made. The only difference is that they can be damaged even while hanging inactive upside down.
Batton Bone GBatton Bone G (バットンボーンG Battonbōn G) is a variety from Mega Man X2, Mega Man Xtreme and Mega Man Xtreme 2. Despite the name, they are exactly the same as their predecessors. They appear in the stages of Crystal Snail and Bubble Crab in Mega Man X2, Armored Armadillo and Chill Penguin in Mega Man Xtreme, and in Neon Tiger, Volt Catfish, and some final stages in Mega Man Xtreme 2.
Batton Bone B81Batton Bone B81 is a variety from Mega Man X4 and Mega Man X6. These Batton Bones are equipped with legs, which some of them use to carry bombs to drop on the player from above. They appear in the stages of Magma Dragoon, Slash Beast, and Split Mushroom in Mega Man X4 and in Rainy Turtloid's stage in Mega Man X6.
Batton Bone B82Batton Bone B82 is a variety from Mega Man X5 that appears in the stages of Dark Necrobat and Burn Dinorex. A legless version of this variant appears during the Dark Necrobat boss fight.
SkelebatSkelebat, known as Batton Bone in Japan, is a variety from Mega Man X7 that appears in Tornado Tonion's Radio Tower stage and the Crimson Palace. If Axl uses his Copy Shot on them, he gains the ability to summon one Skelebat to assist him.
Batton Bone SBatton Bone S (バットンボーンS Battonbōn S) is a variety from Mega Man X8. They appear in the introductory stage Noah's Park, Gravity Antonion's Primrose, Dark Mantis' Pitch Black and Burn Rooster's Inferno.
Bat BoneBat Bone, known as Batton Bone in Japan, is a variety from Mega Man X: Command Mission that appears in the Lagrano Ruins. They initially only observe the battles they appear in, but will attack with sound waves when one ally is destroyed. Run away in its third turn without taking damage. The message "When you face many enemies, use the R2 [Action Trigger]" only appear when X has lv 1 or lv 2 and face in battle at least 2 Bat Bone.
BatfighterBatfighter, known as Batton Eater (バットンイーター Battonītā) in Japan, is another variety from Mega Man X: Command Mission with red wings and green eyes that appears in the Gimialla Mine. Unlike the Bat Bone, the Batfighter is more aggressive and attacks with bites that drain energy, recovering its health. It can also cause Berserk status.
Batton Bones appeared in the Rockman X manga, Batton Bone Gs appeared in the Rockman X2 manga, Batton Bone B81s appeared in the Rockman X4 manga, and Skelebats appeared in Rockman X7 4Koma Manga Kingdom.
- Interestingly, Batton Bones appear in Rockman & Forte: Mirai Kara no Chousensha, in Aircon Man's stage. Given that the Robot Masters of this game come from the future, it could explain the presence of the Batton Bone.
- The only game in the Mega Man X series in which Batton Bones and/or variations of them are absent is Mega Man X3.
- Sepelak, Greg (2003). Mega Man X7 Official Strategy Guide. pg.108. BradyGAMES Publishing. (For HP.)
- Sepelak, Greg (2004). Mega Man X8 Official Strategy Guide. pg.102. BradyGAMES Publishing. (For HP and attack damage.)
- Mega Man X Command Mission Enemies Information