Changkey (チャンキー Chankī), localized as Tackle Fire in some English sources, is a small robot from the original Mega Man series that is covered by flames. It appears by itself or is spawned by other enemies.


Mega Man

Changkey appears from the lava in Fire Man's stage in sets of three.

Mega Man Powered Up

Besides their appearance in Fire Man's stage, they also appear in Oil Man's stage as projectiles from Hothead, where they can ignite oil.

Mega Man 2

Changkey appears as a projectile from the enemy Changkey Maker, which creates and throws them from its head.

Mega Man 9

Changkey appears as part of the Changkey Dragon.

Mega Man 10

Changkeys appear in Solar Man's stage, Wily Castle stage 4 and Special Stage 1, where four of them fly in parabolic arcs from one turret to another and back.

Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge

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Changkey appears in Fire Man's stage, where they are invincible and just appear falling into lava.

They also appear as projectiles from Changkey Maker.

Mega Man: The Wily Wars

Changkey appears in the first stage of Wily Tower.

Hits data chart

Amount of shots/hits from Special Weapons it takes to destroy a Changkey.

Mega Man: The Wily Wars
Mega Buster Rolling Cutter Super Arm Ice Slasher Hyper Bomb Fire Storm Thunder Beam
1 1 1 - 1 1 1
Metal Blade Air Shooter Bubble Lead Quick Boomerang Crash Bomber Time Stopper Atomic Fire Leaf Shield
1 1 0 1 1 - 1:1:1 1
Needle Cannon Magnet Missile Gemini Laser Hard Knuckle Top Spin Search Snake Spark Shock Shadow Blade
1 1 1 1 1 0 - 1
  • A hyphen indicates that the freezing action is functional.

Other appearances


Rockman Complete Works data


Mega Man Legacy Collection translation:
A small robot clad in flame. Take it out, and move on.

Changkey R

Changkey R (チャンキーR Chankī R) is a revised version of Changkey. Not much has changed about it compared to its first appearance, with three of them appearing from a fiery pit and falling. They only appear in one section from the Opening Stage of Mega Man & Bass.

Changkey (Mega Man Network Transmission)

Changkey appears as a virus in Mega Man Network Transmission. They only show up in the area "Net on Fire." When they shoot up from the lava, they float down and towards their target.

Virus stats

Dropped: Nothing
Location: Net on Fire

Other media

Changkey has short appearances in the Mega Man comic series, in Mega Man Megamix, in the Rockman manga, and in the Rockman World manga.


See also


  • Changkey was named after the nickname of a Capcom employee.[1]
  • Changkey is similar to the Lava Bubble from the Mario universe as both are fireball-like enemies that pop up and down from lava-filled pits.