A Friender (フレンダー Furendā), known as Hot Dog in the Mega Man 2 instruction manual for the U.S., is a blue wolf-like robot from the Mega Man series that was originally created to protect forests. They have a fire extinguisher on their tail, but Dr. Wily modified them to breathe fire. The enemy appears as a mid-boss in Wood Man's stage in Mega Man 2 and Mega Man II, and in the second Wily Tower stage in Mega Man: The Wily Wars. It is weak to Leaf Shield and fully-charged Atomic Fire, as they both defeat it in one hit.

Hits data chart

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

Mega Man 2
Mode Mega Buster Metal Blade Air Shooter Bubble Lead Quick Boomerang Crash Bomber Time Stopper Atomic Fire Leaf Shield
Normal 10 5 0 0 5 0 Y 10:4:1 1
Difficult 20 10 0 0 10 0 Y 20:7:1 1
Mega Man: The Wily Wars
Mega Buster Rolling Cutter Super Arm Ice Slasher Hyper Bomb Fire Storm Thunder Beam
20 10 ? 0 0 7 5
Needle Cannon Magnet Missile Gemini Laser Hard Knuckle Top Spin Search Snake Spark Shock Shadow Blade
10 5 5 4 0 0 0 10
  • Damage values for Mega Man 2's weapons in The Wily Wars are equivalent to those of its "Difficult" setting.

Petit Friender

Petit Friender (プチフレンダー Puchi Furendā) is a smaller version of the Friender that appears in episode 1 of Super Adventure Rockman.

Other media

Friender appears in the 20th episode of the cartoon Captain N: The Game Master, where he resembles a bulldog. It also appears briefly in Mega Man #9 (being tended to along with a normal Robbit by his master Wood Man), Rockman: Dr. Wily no Inbou, and Rockman World 2. In Rockman Maniax, Doctor Wily attempts to introduce one for his "Doctor Wily's Animal Kingdom" segment, but the Friender ends up scorching Wily with his fire breath.



  • Friender may be based on the blue dog from the anime Casshan (Casshern), which is also called Friender and can spit fire. Velguarder and Karumuna Bash also bears resemblance to both Frienders. Rush may also be related to this Friender, as both can turn into a transport for the main character.