Holograph Mega Mans, known as Holograph Rockmans (ホログラフロックマンズ Horogurafu Rokkumanzu) in Japan, are the bosses of the third Wily Castle stage in Mega Man 3; a Copy Robot with a pair of holograms of himself. Unlike the Copy Robot from the first game, this Copy Robot apparently only copied Mega Man's appearance as he does not use Special Weapons and other moves (despite changing to the same color as Mega Man's current weapon due to sharing the same graphics), and is able to shoot in any direction with his Mega Buster.


Each copy appears from a teleporter in the center of a platform and starting walking back and forth on the platform it's on, occasionally shooting. After a while the three will switch positions in the center. Only the true Copy Robot can be damaged—shots pass through the other two.

  • Copy Robot is weak to Search Snake, but as he lacks invicibility frames when damaged in Mega Man 3, Top Spin can destroy him in one hit.
  • The Copy Robot will always start on the uppermost platform. If the player is fast enough, they can reach and use the Top Spin on him before he changes places even once.
  • There is a way to tell which Copy Robot is the true one. The fake ones will just appear from thin air while the real one has the same teleport effect as Mega Man.
  • There is a glitch to defeat Copy Robot incredible fast. If the player shot with a normal projectile and pause right when it is about to hit, then Mega Man can change to Top Spin, unpause, and the projectile will instantly defeat Copy Robot.[Citation needed]
  • In Mega Man: The Wily Wars, Copy Robot's starting position is randomized, and all three have the same teleport effect. Top Spin no longer defeats Copy Robot in one hit due to invincibility frames.

Damage Data Chart

Amount of damage in units that the true Holograph Mega Man receives from each Special Weapon in Mega Man 3.

Mega Man 3
Mega Buster Needle Cannon Magnet Missile Gemini Laser Hard Knuckle Top Spin Search Snake Spark Shock Shadow Blade
1 1 0 1 4 7* 7 0 2

*Top Spin can take advantage of the vulnerable Hologram's lack of invincibility frames to chain multiple damage frames together, possibly defeating the boss in a single attack.

Other media

Copy Robot in Mega Man #47.

Mega Man (Archie Comics)

A second Copy Robot appears in issue 47, being created when Mega Man falls on a trap in the Wily Castle. This Copy Robot employed a tactic similar to that of Gemini Man, using two holographic copies to confuse and attack Mega Man. Mega Man defeated him with Search Snake and then attempted to convince him that he didn't need to serve as Wily's servant, which he considered. Unfortunately, before anything could come of this, he was destroyed by Doc Robot with Crash Bomber, the Copy Robot shoving Mega Man out of the way so he doesn't get hit by the blast. Unlike in Mega Man 3, the Copy Robot actually does use Special Weapons in the comic, with two of the holograms even using the Needle Cannon and Shadow Blade against Mega Man and Rush. When he is defeated, he remarks he should've stuck with the Mega Buster, making a reference to the boss fight in Mega Man 3 where Copy Robot and his Holographs use just the Mega Buster and no other weapons.