Spike Ball, also known as Spike Rope (スパイクロープ Supaiku Rōpu) in Japan, is the special Weapon that Mega Man X gains from defeating Axle the Red in Mega Man X5. In normal fire, X shoots out a green thorny ball of vines that goes a short distance, then returns to X. Charged up, X shoots out a purple spiked ball that ricochets across the screen four times (regardless of terrain) before leaving the screen.

This weapon is the primary weakness for Grizzly Slash, Sigma's final form. This weapon is also very useful in eliminating the Eagle Gs easily in the final stages of the game.

Damage Data Chart

Damage values in units in Mega Man X5.

X5-Icon-X-SpikeBall Spike Ball
Boss Damage
Normal Charged
Magma Dragoon -- --
Sigma Head -- --
Grizzly Slash 5 8
Duff McWhalen 2 3
Squid Adler 2 3
Izzy Glow 2 3
Dark Dizzy 2 3
The Skiver 2 3
Mattrex 2 3
Axle the Red 0 0
U-555 (Head) 4 8
U-555 (Tail) 4 8
U-555 (Top) 4 8
Prism Guardian 3 8
Pteranoid 1 1
Dynamo 0 0
Shadow Devil 0 0
Rangda Bangda W (Green Eye) 0 0
Rangda Bangda W (Red Eye) 0 0
Rangda Bangda W (Blue Eye) 0 0
Rangda Bangda W (Sun) 0 0
Zero (Normal) 0 0
Zero (Awakened) 0 0
Sigma: 1st Phase 0 0
Sigma: 2nd Phase 5 8



  • Though only accessible with the use of external cheating devices, the training boss simulation of Magma Dragoon becomes stunned when hit with this weapon.

See also

Counterpart to this Weapon

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