Shrink (シュリンク Shurinku) is a shrimp robot appearing in Mega Man 2. These enemies make their only appearance in Bubble Man's stage. They usually appear near Ankos, which can release many Shrinks from its mouth. They attack Mega Man by swimming in his direction and attempting to bite him. The Metal Blade, Bubble Lead, Crash Bomber, charged Atomic Fire, and Leaf Shield all kill them in one shot.

They also appear in Mega Water S's stage in Mega Man: The Wily Wars.

Hits data chart

Amount of shots/hits from Special Weapons it takes to destroy a Shrink.

Mega Man 2
Mode Mega Buster Metal Blade Air Shooter Bubble Lead Quick Boomerang Crash Bomber Time Stopper Atomic Fire Leaf Shield
Normal 2 1 0 1 2 1 Y 2:1:1 1
Difficult 3 1 0 1 3 1 Y 3:1:1 1
Mega Man: The Wily Wars
Mega Buster Rolling Cutter Super Arm Ice Slasher Hyper Bomb Fire Storm Thunder Beam
3 1 ? 0 1 3 1
Needle Cannon Magnet Missile Gemini Laser Hard Knuckle Top Spin Search Snake Spark Shock Shadow Blade
3 1 1 1 1 1 Y 1
  • Damage values for Mega Man 2's weapons in The Wily Wars are equivalent to those of its "Difficult" setting.


Similar enemies


  • For unknown reasons, in-game, the side of the Shrink's tail is orange, and the top of the tail is red; but in their artwork, the colors are reversed.