Kaminari Kogoro (カミナリ小五郎 Kaminari Kogorō) is an outdoor surveillance mecha from the Mega Man series that first appeared in Mega Man 7. On sunny days Kaminari Kogoro uses solar cells to accumulate electricity, using it to discharge thunders on rainy days.
Kaminari Kogoro is an enemy that appears in Cloud Man's stage and Wily Stage 1. Like Up'n'Down, Kaminari Kogoros emerge from pits when appeoached, and slowly returns to it. However, in a rainy or snowy weather it will also shoot thunder bolts downwards to shock Mega Man before returning to the pit. In Wily Stage 1, some will simply fall back while others will release a thunder.
Kaminari Kogoro (written as カミナリコゴロー in the Japanese version and named Lightning Bolt in the European manual) appears as an item. When used, a Kaminari Kogorō appears above opponents and shocks them, slowing them down for a short time.
Kaminari Kogoros appeared briefly in the Rockman 7 manga, one of them warning Cloud Man of Mega Man's progress.
Like Kaminari Goro, Kaminari means "thunder" in Japanese, and Gorō is a common Japanese male given name. The "ko" in Kogoro means "small", suggesting that it may be a miniaturized version of Kaminari Goro.
|Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters|
|List of Playable Characters|
|Mega Man • Proto Man • Bass • Duo|
|List of Bosses|
|- Search for Wily! -|
Shadow Man • Plant Man • Gyro Man • Centaur Man • Bubble Man • Heat Man
- Rescue Roll! -
Cut Man • Stone Man • Shade Man • Elec Man • Dive Man • Slash Man
- Recover the new parts! -
Guts Man • Pharaoh Man • Air Man • Quick Man • Gemini Man • Napalm Man
- Dr. Wily -
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|Shadow Blade • Plant Barrier • Gyro Attack • Centaur Arrow • Bubble Lead • Atomic Fire|
Rolling Cutter • Power Stone • Noise Crush • Thunder Beam • Dive Missile • Slash Claw
Super Arm • Pharaoh Wave • Air Shooter • Quick Boomerang • Gemini Laser • Napalm Bomb
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