Search Snake (サーチスネーク Sāchi Sunēku) is Snake Man's Special Weapon. It uses an improved version of Bubble Lead's search program and releases snake-like missiles that crawl across floors and up and down walls (but not across ceilings). Up to three snakes can be onscreen at the same time.
Damage data chart
Known damage values in units for Mega Man 3.
- For Kamegoro Maker, a certain amount of damage will be taken from the health meter for each of the five Kamegoros produced, regardless of which weapon the player uses against them. Each Kamegoro has 3 health.
In the NES version of Mega Man 3, the player can use Search Snake several times without using energy by switching the weapon after each shot, avoiding a complete energy unit being used by the second Search Snake. This issue was fixed in later releases like Mega Man: The Wily Wars.
Bosses weak against Search Snake
- Mega Man 3: Gemini Man, Snake Man (2nd Encounter), Doc Robot (Quick Man and Wood Man), Holograph Mega Men, Wily Machine No. 3, Gamma (2nd Form)
- Mega Man III: Gemini Man
- Mega Man: The Wily Wars: Mega Water S
- Super Adventure Rockman: Needle Man
Bosses immune to Search Snake
- Mega Man 3: Hard Man, Spark Man, Doc Robot (Metal Man and Bubble Man), Yellow Devil MK-II, Gamma (1st Form)
- Mega Man III: Spark Man, Punk, Wily Machine
- Mega Man: The Wily Wars: Buster Rod G, Hyper Storm H, Wily Machine (1st and 2nd Form)
Mega Man (Ruby-Spears)
Mega Man obtains the Search Snake in the Mega Man animated series. Instead of simply acting like a tracing weapon however, it is changed to a snake-shaped missile that can chew through almost any surface. When in Snake Man's body in Episode 6, Mega Man uses it to elude the pursuit of several security robots.
Search Snake is the first weapon obtained by Mega Man. As Search Snake is able to detect the original Gemini Man, Mega Man uses it to defeat him. Later Mega Man tries to use it against Punk, but it is not effective against him.
Mega Man (Archie Comics)
Alongside Snake Man himself, the Search Snake appeared in Mega Man Issue 30, where he used the Search Snake to discover a secret passageway via eavesdropping on the Robot Masters and Break Man. In Issue 31, one was later detected in the tunnels by Rush, although Mega Man dismissed it as not being a threat, and ended up taking care of Needle Man when the latter attempted an ambush.
When returning to the Temple of the Moon to verify Dr. Wily's claims about Ra Moon using him, he sensed a Search Snake watching him, disturbing him. The Search Snakes, however, were meant to be tracking down Shadow Man.
Search Snake was later used during his battle with Mega Man, although Mega Man and Rush managed to outsmart him and defeat him. In addition, after copying the ability, Mega Man later used Search Snake to find the real Gemini Man due to the latter's use of his holograms. He later used Search Snake to detonate the Energy Elements.
- Rockman Mega World instruction manual and Rockman Complete Works (PSone Books) official site
|Nature/Wood Special Weapons and Techniques|
|Mega Man series||Leaf Shield (2) • Search Snake (3) • Plant Barrier (6) • Hornet Chaser (9) • Tropical Hazard (SFxMM)|
|Mega Man X series||Spike Ball (X5) • Yammar Option (X6) • Green Spinner (X8, X's) • Blast Launcher (X8, Axl's) • Bomb Bee (Xtreme 2)|
|Mega Man X series||Yammar Option (X6) • Youdantotsu/Renyoudan (X8)|
|Mega Man III|
|Gemini Man • Snake Man • Spark Man • Shadow Man |
Drill Man • Dust Man • Dive Man • Skull Man
|Giant Suzy • Punk • Wily Machine|
|Mega Man's Special Weapons|
|Gemini Laser • Search Snake • Spark Shock • Shadow Blade|
Drill Bomb • Dust Crusher • Dive Missile • Skull Barrier • Screw Crusher
|Mega Man's Support Items|
|Rush Coil • Rush Jet|
|Damage Data Chart • Enemies • Wily Castle • Wily Station|
|Super Adventure Rockman|
|Mega Man • Beat • Rush • Dr. Light • Roll • Proto Man • Dr. Wily • Ra Moon|
Cut Man • Guts Man • Ice Man • Bomb Man • Fire Man • Elec Man
|Metal Man • Bubble Man • Heat Man • Flash Man • Quick Man • Shadow Man|
Wood Man • Air Man • Crash Man • Snake Man • Needle Man • Gemini Man
Magnet Man • Hard Man • Top Man • Spark Man • Ra Thor • New Yellow Devil
|Metal Blade • Bubble Lead • Atomic Fire • Time Stopper • Quick Boomerang • Shadow Blade|
Leaf Shield • Air Shooter • Crash Bomber • Search Snake • Needle Cannon • Gemini Laser
Magnet Missile • Hard Knuckle • Top Spin • Spark Shock
|Enemies • Energy Tank • Information Card • Item Box • Lanfront Ruins • Proto Shield|