Handy (ハンディース Handīsu), named Handi in Mega Man Battle Network 5, is a virus in the Mega Man Battle Network series that is a floating, mechanical arm appearing rather frequently throughout the game installments.

Handy viruses do not physically attack, but rather wait motionless for a few seconds, after which, use wormholes to move onto the player's field (closes panel to the enemy side only) and plant a Time Bomb. When the Time Bomb detonates in three seconds, it sends an area-wide explosion onto the side of the field it was located. However, it can be destroyed before it explodes with a strong attack. In the first Mega Man Battle Network game, the explosion hits columns one at a time, but in the following games, the explosion ended up instantly hitting all the panels upon detonation.

In Mega Man Battle Network 5, Handies occasionally plant a Time Bomb with an X in place of a number, which only explodes if the player hits it, and goes away on its own after a short period of time. Also, they quickly retreat back after the Time Bomb is set, being prone to close range attacks, by shifting randomly across their own panels to the column in the back.

Appearances

Handys appear in the first two Mega Man Battle Network games as normal enemies. In the third and fourth games, Handys have been temporarily wiped out and don't appear, but the TimeBomb chip itself appears as a collectible (only one chip in the series). Just like other viruses that do not appear in subsequent games, the picture of Handy is blacked out and monochromatic on the TimeBomb chip. Handys resurface in Mega Man Battle Network 5, but once again vanish in Mega Man Battle Network 6, with a different art appearing on the TimeBomb chips images (three chips in the series).

Handy Family

Handy

BN5 Handy.png Handy are pale colored hand-like viruses with black accents, black palms, and yellow fingertips.

HandyEX

BN5 HandyEX.png HandyEX are yellow colored hand-like viruses with dark-blue accents and palms, and green fingertips.

Handy2

BN5 Handy2.png Handy2 are light-blue colored hand-like viruses with black accents, black palms, and light-pink fingertips.

Handy2EX

BN5 Handy2EX.png Handy2EX are green colored hand-like viruses with black accents, black palms, and greyis-blue fingertips.

Handy3

BN5 Handy3.png Handy3 are pink colored hand-like viruses with purple accents and palms, and yellow fingertips.

Handy3EX

BN5 Handy3EX.png Handy3EX are grey colored hand-like viruses with dark-purple accents and palms, and orange fingertips.

Virus Stats by Game

Mega Man Battle Network

Handy
BN1 Handy1.png
HP:
80
Element:
Null
Damage:
30
Dropped: TimeBom1 (J, L)
Location: School 4/5, WWW 2
Handy2
BN1 Handy2.png
HP:
200
Element:
Null
Damage:
100
Dropped: TimeBom2 (C, J)
Location: Jack-In Testing Machine, Internet 14
Handy3
BN1 Handy3.png
HP:
300
Element:
Null
Damage:
200
Dropped: TimeBom3 (B, G, O)
Location: WWW 1/2/4

Mega Man Battle Network 2

Handy
BN2 Handy1.png
HP:
80
Element:
Null
Damage:
50
Dropped: TimeBom1
Location:
Handy2
BN2 Handy2.png
HP:
120
Element:
Null
Damage:
80
Dropped: TimeBom2
Location:
Handy3
BN2 Handy3.png
HP:
200
Element:
Null
Damage:
200
Dropped: TimeBom3
Location:


Mega Man Battle Network 5

Handy
BN5 Handy.png
HP:
80
Element:
Null
Damage:
50
Dropped: Countbomb1
Location: SciLab 2/4
HandyEX
BN5 HandyEX.png
HP:
100
Element:
Null
Damage:
70
Dropped: Countbomb1
Location: Oran Isle (past)
Handy2
BN5 Handy2.png
HP:
120
Element:
Null
Damage:
???
Dropped: Countbomb2
Location:
Handy2EX
BN5 Handy2EX.png
HP:
150
Element:
Null
Damage:
???
Dropped: Countbomb2
Location:
Handy3
BN5 Handy3.png
HP:
180
Element:
Null
Damage:
160
Dropped: Countbomb3
Location:
Handy3EX
BN5 Handy3EX.png
HP:
210
Element:
Null
Damage:
200
Dropped: Countbomb3
Location: Liberation Mission 9

Battle Chips

TimeBomb

Time Bomb, known as Count Bomb (カウントボム Kaunto Bomu) in Japan, is a series of Battle Chips that can be obtained with Handies. In Mega Man Battle Network 2, 5 and 6, Time Bomb chips are capable of triggering a Program Advance, TimeBomb+.

Mega Man Battle Network

The TimeBomb Battle Chips are set in the enemy area. After 3 seconds, the bomb explodes in the enemy area row by row.

ID Battle Chip Description Attack Element Codes Rarity
Standard Chip 83 TimeBom1 TimeBom1 Sets time bomb in enemy area 80 Null None **
Standard Chip 84 TimeBom2 TimeBom2 Sets time bomb in enemy area 120 Null None ***
Standard Chip 85 TimeBom3 TimeBom3 Sets time bomb in enemy area 160 Null None ****

Mega Man Battle Network 2

ID Battle Chip Description Attack Element Codes Size Rarity
Standard Chip 95 TimeBom1 TimeBom1 An area-wide time bomb! 70 Null None C, G, K, M, Z 32 MB *
Standard Chip 96 TimeBom2 TimeBom2 An area-wide time bomb! 120 Null None F, G, K, Z 48 MB **
Standard Chip 97 TimeBom3 TimeBom3 An area-wide time bomb! 200 Null None E, G, K, Z 64 MB ***

Mega Man Battle Network 3

Summons a bomb that counts down and explodes after 3 seconds damaging all enemies at once. Can be destroyed.

ID Battle Chip Description Attack Element Codes Size Rarity
Standard Chip 129 TimeBomb TimeBomb An area-wide time bomb 150 Null None L,M,N,O,* 32 MB ***

Mega Man Battle Network 4

ID Battle Chip Description Attack Element Codes Size Rarity
Standard Chip 97 TimeBomb TimeBomb An area-wide time bomb 150 Type Obstacle J,K,L 55 MB ***

Mega Man Battle Network 5

ID Battle Chip Description Attack Element Codes Size Rarity
Standard Chip 113 TimeBom1 TimeBom1 Explodes 3 seconds later 100 Type Obstacle MB *
Standard Chip 114 TimeBom2 TimeBom2 Explodes 3 seconds later 140 Type Obstacle MB **
Standard Chip 115 TimeBom3 TimeBom3 Explodes 3 seconds later 200 Type Obstacle MB ***

Mega Man Battle Network 6

ID Battle Chip Description Attack Element Codes Size Rarity
Standard Chip 145 TimeBom1 TimeBom1 Explodes 3 seconds later 150 Type Obstacle 20 MB **
Standard Chip 146 TimeBom2 TimeBom2 Explodes 3 seconds later 190 Type Obstacle 30 MB ***
Standard Chip 147 TimeBom3 TimeBom3 Explodes 3 seconds later 230 Type Obstacle 37 MB ****

Trivia

  • Handy and Piranha viruses are the only viruses to ever reappear after their blacked-out chip image status, unlike viruses such as Minelayer, Mollusk, and Tornado, that appear only in the first game, and never show up again, resulting in a permanently blacked-out chips in the subsequent games.


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