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"This is the Search Rush. It enables Rush to scan for secret passages."
―Auto, Mega Man 7

Rush Search (ラッシュサーチ), also called Search Rush (サーチラッシュ), is a function of Rush in the Mega Man series. When used, Rush teleports in front of Mega Man's location and starts digging to search for items. If Rush is hit by an enemy, he will be knocked back and teleport away, cancelling his action. When called in front of a wall or pit, Rush will be unable to dig and leaves, wasting energy. Besides items, Rush may find garbage such as apple cores and old boots, which are useless and disappear after a few seconds.

Appearances

Mega Man 7

Rush Search is obtained by finding it in Freeze Man's stage or by purchasing it in Big Eddie for 120 Bolts after finding Auto's Hyperbolt.

Besides finding items, Rush will bark when called near a secret area, such as the areas where Proto Man and Beat are hidden. He also barks when he finds a hidden item, like the Exit and Energy Balancer. When called in an area where he can't dig, such as in front of a wall or pit, he will fall asleep and take a nap before leaving.

Mega Man & Bass

"Rush will dig out a hidden item for you. Believe me, he is a good Digger!"
―Auto, Mega Man & Bass
Mitem7

Rush Search is obtained by purchasing it in Auto's shop with 100 Screws. It becomes available in the shop for Mega Man after the defeat of three Robot Masters. Its function is similar to Mega Man 7, with some changes: Rush no longer barks near secret areas, being used only for digging items, and he now digs faster. However, Rush Search now uses more energy, reducing the number of times it can be used. When Rush appears, he is facing Mega Man instead of the opposite direction, reducing the chances of him appearing in an area he can't dig. If he is summoned on an area he can't dig, Rush will either attempt to dig (without success), bark (absent in the Game Boy Advance version), or take a nap before leaving. Rush can dig in front or a wall, but the item will not appear due to the wall being on the way.

Several of the CDs from the Mega Man & Bass database can only be recovered using Rush Search, and the CD Finder upgrade helps locate them by temporarily showing where they are buried.

Other appearances

Rush's Excavate (挖掘) ability in Rockman Strategy has the same function of Rush Search, having a chance of finding an item.

Items

Items that can be found with Rush Search.

Mega Man 7

Mega Man 7 Hidden Gameboy

Mega Man 7 Hidden Gameboy

Hidden Game Boy in Junk Man's stage.

Common

MM7LifeEnergyS
Small Life Energy
MM7LifeEnergyL
Large Life Energy
MM7WeaponEnergyS
Small Weapon Energy
MM7WeaponEnergyL
Large Weapon Energy
MM7BoltS
Small Bolt
MM7BoltL
Large Bolt
MM7-1UP
1UP
ETankMM7
E Can
WTankMM7
W Can
STankMM7
S Can
MM7RushSearchJunk-Apple
Apple core
MM7RushSearchJunk-Boot
Old boot
MM7RushSearchJunk-Glasses
Broken shades
MM7RushSearchJunk-Watch
Watch
MM7RushSearchJunk-Kettle
Broken kettle
MM7RushSearchJunk-Soda
Empty soft drink can
MM7RushSearchJunk-Can
Open can
MM7RushSearchJunk-Package
Package
MM7RushSearchJunk-Banana
Banana skin
MM7RushSearchJunk-Bone
Bone
MM7RushSearchJunk-Fish
Fish bone
MM7RushSearchJunk-Dentures
Dentures
MM7RushSearchJunk-Doll
Rag doll
MM7RushSearchJunk-Toy
Toy robot
MM7RushSearchJunk-Bomb
Bomb (explodes instead of vanishing, but it's harmless)

Unique

Items that are found only in specific locations.

MM7ExitItem Exit MM7RushSearchExit
Location
Freeze Man's stage, near the boss shutter.



MM7EnergyBalancer Energy Balancer (Energy Equalizer) MM7RushSearchEnergyBalancer
Location
Shade Man's stage, under Dr. Wily's portrait.



MM7HRBItem Hyper Rocket Buster MM7RushSearchHRB
Location
Turbo Man's stage, under where the third Trio the Wheel appears. Use Super Mega Man to reach the area.



MM7BoltEL Giant Bolt MM7RushSearchTurboBolt
Location
Turbo Man's stage, in the room after the fourth Trio the Wheel.



MM7LifeEnergyEL Giant Life Energy MM7RushSearchLifeEnergy
Location
Spring Man's stage, in an area with three stars in the wall, under the central star.



MM7BoltEL Giant Bolt MM7RushSearchSpringBolt
Location
Spring Man's stage, above a platform after the room with the giant Life Energy.



MM7BoltEL Giant Bolt MM7RushSearchCloudBolt
Location
Cloud Man's stage, in a small area after the Sniper Joe 01.



MM7BoltEL Giant Bolt MM7RushSearchShadeBolt
Location
Shade Man's stage, near Proto Man's room.



MM7BoltEL Giant Bolt MM7RushSearchJunkBolt
Location
Junk Man's stage, near the ladder of the area with the S Plate.



MM7RushSearchJunk-Game
Game Boy MM7RushSearchGB
Location
Junk Man's stage, under the giant Famicom at the very beginning of the stage. Although found only in this area, Rush will not bark as this item has no purpose other than being an easter egg and is unlimited, being the only object found by Rush in this area. The Game Boy (and the giant Famicom) was removed in the Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 port (including the Nintendo Switch version), being replaced by the common toy robot.

Mega Man & Bass

Common

MM&BRushSearchAnimations

The process of Rush Search with the four possible results in Mega Man & Bass

MM&BLifeEnergyS-MM
Small Life Energy
MM&BLifeEnergyL-MM
Large Life Energy
MM&BWeaponEnergyS-MM
Small Weapon Energy
MM&BWeaponEnergyL-MM
Large Weapon Energy
MM&BScrewS
Small Screw
MM&BScrewL
Large Screw
MMB1UPM
1UP
MM&BRushSearchJunk-Shoe
Shoe
MM&BRushSearchJunk-Hat
Hat
MM&BRushSearchJunk-Ball
Baseball
MM&BRushSearchJunk-Hammer
Hammer
MM&BRushSearchJunk-Bone
Bone
MM&BRushSearchJunk-Can
Opened can

Besides items, sometimes Rush Search will also show one of four possible animations: Rush is pinched by a crab, pulled by something underground, causes an explosion on his face, or releases underground water and gets wet.

CDs

See Mega Man & Bass CD Database for more details on where to find the CDs.
CDLocation
001 (Mega Man)Dynamo Man's stage
003 (Cut Man)Magic Man's stage
005 (Ice Man)Cold Man's stage
006 (Bomb Man)Tengu Man's stage
007 (Fire Man)Astro Man's stage
008 (Elec Man)Dynamo Man's stage
010 (Air Man)Tengu Man's stage
016 (Wood Man)Burner Man's stage
018 (Magnet Man)Dynamo Man's stage
019 (Gemini Man)Astro Man's stage
021 (Top Man)Magic Man's stage
026 (Toad Man)Opening Stage
029 (Ring Man)Astro Man's stage
031 (Dive Man)Pirate Man's stage
032 (Skull Man)Tengu Man's stage
039 (Napalm Man)Dynamo Man's stage
040 (Crystal Man)Cold Man's stage
042 (Centaur Man)Pirate Man's stage
043 (Flame Man)Burner Man's stage
046 (Tomahawk Man)Tengu Man's stage
050 (Junk Man)Magic Man's stage
060 (Clown Man)Magic Man's stage
064 (Aqua Man)Pirate Man's stage
065 (Enker)Astro Man's stage
066 (Quint)Magic Man's stage
070 (Mercury)Pirate Man's stage
076 (Pluto)Burner Man's stage
077 (Neptune)Pirate Man's stage
084 (Ground Man)Ground Man's stage
087 (Magic Man)Magic Man's stage
089 (Rush)Dynamo Man's stage
090 (Eddie)Tengu Man's stage
091 (Beat)Ground Man's stage
092 (Tango)Opening Stage
093 (Auto)Ground Man's stage
098 (Proto Man)Magic Man's stage
099 (Duo)Dynamo Man's stage
100 (Megaman & Bass)Opening Stage

Other media

SU52RushNose

Rush using his nose in Worlds Collide.

While not mentioned as Rush Search, Rush used his enhanced olfaction to help Mega Man in other media.

Mega Man (Ruby-Spears)

Rush used a searchlight on his nose to light the path for Mega Man in the episode The Big Shake.

Mega Man (Archie Comics)

In the crossover Worlds Collide, Rush used his olfaction to guide Mega Man, Proto Man, Sonic and Tails in the Skull Egg Zone.

Rush also used a searchlight on his nose to provide light in the ruins of the Temple of the Moon.

Rockman World 2

Using his olfaction, Rush discovered that Dr. Wily stole the time machine from the Time-Space Research Laboratory and was able to track him to his Wily Castle.

Rockman 4Koma Dai Koushin

In one of Ryūzō Sotoma's comic strips, Dr. Wily made Rush scared of using Search Rush by reading Hanasaka Jiisan to him.

Gallery

Trivia

  • Although the Rush Search artwork from Mega Man 7 shows Rush with a light on his nose, this is not displayed in the games, with Rush simply using his nose to smell a nearby object and digging the ground. However, Rush was shown using a light in other media, such as the Ruby-Spears animated series (predating the game) and the Archie Comics series.
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