Charge Kick (チャージキック Chāji Kikku) is the Special Weapon obtained from Charge Man. By incorporating Charge Man's power to his slide, Mega Man causes a strong shockwave while sliding.[1] To activate this power, Mega Man must slide while the weapon is active, causing damage with his slide and being immune to some attacks and traps while using it, such as the steam vents in Wave Man's stage (but not Wave Man's own waterspout). This is useful against some low-to-the-ground enemies. In Mega Man IV, it can break some blocks. Due to being a short-range weapon, Mega Man may get hit by enemies if he stops near them. Unlike a regular slide, the player cannot change direction in the middle of a Charge Kick, even if they are in a place where sliding is the only way to get through. Charge Kick does 1 damage to enemies, excluding weaknesses.

Damage data chart

Damage values in units for Mega Man 5.

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Boss Damage
Gravity Man --
Wave Man 4
Stone Man 0
Gyro Man 1
Star Man 0
Charge Man 0
Napalm Man 0
Crystal Man 1
Dark Man 1 1
Dark Man 2 0
Dark Man 3 1
Dark Man 4 1
Big Pets --
Circring Q9 --
Wily Press --
Wily Machine 5 --
Wily Capsule --

It is physically impossible to deal damage to Gravity Man or any of the Wily Castle bosses. The Charge Kick ends as soon as Gravity Man shifts gravity and all Wily Castle bosses have weak points that must be hit with a ranged weapon or at least one that can be aimed (either because they are flying or have weak points above the ground).


In Mega Man 5 and Mega Man IV, one Charge Kick uses 1 weapon energy unit. With a full weapon energy gauge, Mega Man can use Charge Kick 28 times in Mega Man 5 and 19 times in Mega Man IV.

Bosses weak against Charge Kick

Other media

In the first episode of Mega Man: Upon a Star, Mega Man defeats Samurai Man by using the Charge Kick on a soccer ball, kicking it with enough strength to open a hole on the giant robot that makes it fall apart.

In the Rockman 5 manga, Mega Man uses Charge Kick to defeat Wave Man in the Wily Castle.


  • While not named as such, Mega Man's Down Tilt more or less functions like this weapon in Super Smash Bros. 4.



  1. Rockman Complete Works official site