Pierobot (ピエロボット Pierobotto) is a robot enemy in the original Mega Man series that walks on a large gear. Pierobot and Blocky were originally members of a robot circus, and they acted together as a comedy duo, Pierobot being the straight man, and Blocky the funny man. They appear in Metal Man's stage from Mega Man 2 and Mega Man II, and also appear as viruses in the Arcade Computer (ColorMan.EXE's stage) in Mega Man Network Transmission. However, the virus rides a ball instead of a gear.

Hits Data Chart

Amount of shots/hits from Special Weapons it takes to destroy a Pierobot and its gear.

Mega Man 2
Mode Mega Buster Metal Blade Air Shooter Bubble Lead Quick Boomerang Crash Bomber Time Stopper Atomic Fire Leaf Shield
Normal 1-2 1-0 1-0 0-0 2-2 1:1-1:1 Y 1:1:1-2:1:1 1-2
Difficult 1-4 1-0 1-0 0-0 3-3 1:1-1:1 Y 1:1:1-4:2:1 1-3

Virus Stats

Below are the virus stats for Pierobot in the Battle Network game Mega Man Network Transmission.

Dropped: Repair, Recov80
Location: Arcade Comp

Other media

Pierobots from Captain N: The Game Master

Two Pierobots (known as Gear Clowns) appear in the episode "The Big Game" from Captain N: The Game Master. Dr. Wily sends them to compete against the N Team in California Games to produce more energy for his machine. They participate in a BMX race and taunt Kevin and Lana by calling them slowpokes.

Pierobot also appears in the manga Rockman: Dr. Wily no Inbou.



  • The name "Pierobot" is a combination of the words "pierrot" and "robot".
  • Pierobot is called "Gear Clown" in Nintendo Power issue #7 and in Captain N: The Game Master.