The Hornet Chaser (ホーネットチェイサー Hōnetto Cheisā) is Hornet Man's Special Weapon from Mega Man 9. Mega Man (or Proto Man) shoots out robotic hornet drones to sting enemies for low damage (one point of damage) or to retrieve items (doing both if it happens to kill an enemy that drops an item). It gives priority to chase up enemies before grabbing items to the user. The hornets will bring back most kinds of items to Mega Man, such as Life Energy and 1UPs, even through walls. This makes it useful for picking up items on spikes, fire pits, and other hazards. However, it doesn't pick up E-Tanks and M-Tanks.
Hornet Chaser is Splash Woman's weakness. However, if used when Splash Woman is calling her fish minions, Hornet Chaser will home in on them instead.
Damage Data Chart
Damage values in units in Mega Man 9.
- For "Spike Shooters" and Wily Machine No. 9's first phase, both bosses do not have data for them because they must be damaged with their own weapon or obstacle -- the Hornet Chaser cannot inflict damage to them directly.
Hornet Chaser costs one weapon energy unit per hornet. It can be fired twenty-eight times with a full weapon energy gauge.
Bosses weak against Hornet Chaser
- This weapon functions similarly to Bomb Bee from Mega Man Xtreme 2 in the sense that it goes after enemies, although Bomb Bee cannot retrieve items.
|Nature/Wood Special Weapons and Techniques|
|Mega Man series||Hornet Chaser • Leaf Shield • Plant Barrier • Search Snake|
|Mega Man X series - X||Green Spinner • Spike Ball • Yammar Option|
|Mega Man X series - Axl||Blast Launcher|
|Mega Man X series||Renyoudan • Twin Dream • Yammar Option • Youdantotsu|
|Mega Man series||Beat • Dive Missile • Forte Vulcan • Homing Sniper • Hornet Chaser • Magnet Missile •|
|Mega Man X series||Bomb Bee • Homing Torpedo • Parasitic Bomb • Shadow Runner • Sniper Missile •|
Thunder Dancer • Wind Cutter