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Gravity Well, known as Bug Hole (バグホール Bagu Hōru) in Japan, is the Special Weapon that X obtains from Gravity Beetle in Mega Man X3. When equipped with this weapon, X releases a floating ball in front of him that creates a high-gravity zone. Surrounding enemies are crushed by the gravitational force of the ball. When charged, X releases a Gravity Well upward, only this time with a black hole generated. Once in the sky, it lifts enemies up towards it.

Gravity Well is Blast Hornet's weakness; he is the only boss that takes damage from this weapon.

Damage Data Chart

Damage values in units in Mega Man X3.

X3-Icon-GravityWell Gravity Well
Boss Damage
Normal Charged
Maoh the Giant -- --
Toxic Seahorse 0 0
Tunnel Rhino 0 0
Volt Catfish 0 0
Crush Crawfish 0 0
Neon Tiger 0 0
Gravity Beetle 0 0
Blast Hornet 4 6
Blizzard Buffalo 0 0
Bit 0 0
Byte 0 0
Vile MK-2 (Kangaroo Armor) 0 0
Vile MK-2 (Vile) 0 0
Godkarmachine O Inary 0 0
Vile MK-2 (Goliath Armor) 0 0
Vile MK-2 (Vile) 0 0
Press Disposer 0 0
Volt Kurageil 0 0
Dr. Doppler 0 0
Sigma 0 0
Kaiser Sigma 0 0




  • X is semi-invincible during the charged Gravity Well's duration. Certain enemy attacks will go right through X without harming him, while others, such as energy orbs, will shock him out of his pose and cause damage. Spikes will still kill X instantly during this attack.
  • The charged Gravity Well can be used to lift certain objects, most notably a piece of machinery in Volt Catfish's stage that leads to the Armor enhancement.
  • X is unable to fire a charged Gravity Well if a previous uncharged shot remains on-screen.