Tatepakkan (タテパッカン Tatepakkan) is a shielded cannon enemy from the Mega Man series. They can only be hit when they raise their shield to fire, but if Mega Man can somehow get behind one, he can bypass the shield and destroy it more easily.
Tatepakkan appears in Gyro Man's Stage, Stone Man's Stage, the second and third stage from Proto Man's Castle, and the first Wily Castle stage. They also appear in three colors, but besides that there is no difference between them. They are weak to Super Arrow. The Charge Kick is also a good weapon to use on it as it can go straight through its defense and destroy it with two hits, usually hitting them twice with one attack. It is possible to hit through their shields at point-blank range.
Tatepakkan returns in Mega Man 11, but this time in a blueish type color. Other than retaining its original weakness, due to the Mega Buster's new Guard Break ability, it is possible to quickly stun it with a Charge Shot and quickly take it down with a few rapid fire shots before it's shield returns to its original position.
Tatepakkan appears in Stone Man's Stage and in the second stage from the Wily Battleship. The shield hitbox is considerably smaller, so the Charge Shot and several weapons can damage it from below even when the shield is down. Beat can easily bypass its shield. Additionally, they can be stood upon without taking contact damage, which is required to obtain the Plate in Stone Man's stage.
Tatepakkan, named Shield Gun in the game's manual, appears in Stone Man's Stage.
Hits Data Chart
Amount of shots/hits from Special Weapons it takes to destroy a Tatepakkan.
|Mega Man 5|
|Mega Buster||Gravity Hold||Water Wave||Power Stone||Gyro Attack||Star Crash||Charge Kick||Napalm Bomb||Crystal Eye||Super Arrow||Beat|
Tatepakkan has breaf appearances in the Rockman 5 manga.
- The "tate" in Tatepakkan's name likely refers to the Japanese word for shield, "tate/たて/盾".
|Mega Man IV|
| Bright Man • Toad Man • Pharaoh Man • Ring Man |
Stone Man • Charge Man • Napalm Man • Crystal Man
|"Satellite Cannon" • Ballade • "Bridge" • Hunter • Wily Robo Iron Golem • Wily Capsule|
|Mega Man's Special Weapons|
| Flash Stopper • Rain Flush • Pharaoh Shot • Ring Boomerang|
Power Stone • Charge Kick • Napalm Bomb • Crystal Eye • Ballade Cracker
|Mega Man's Support Items|
|Rush Coil • Rush Jet • Beat|
|Damage Data Chart • Enemies • Wily Station • Wily Battleship|
|Mega Man (Game Gear)|
|Bright Man • Stone Man • Star Man • Napalm Man • Wave Man • Toad Man • Dr. Wily|
|Mega Man's Weapons|
|Mega Buster • Flash Stopper • Power Stone • Star Crash • Napalm Bomb • Water Wave • Rain Flush|
| 100 Watton • Apache Joe • Asteroid • B Bitter • Baby Metall • Bomb Thrown • Bounder • Changkey Maker • Dachone • Daidine • Dompan|
Gas • Giree • Gyotot • Hirarian 427 • Irucan • Jet Bomb • Lyric • Metall Cannon • Metall Mommy • Minoan • Mizzile • Mousubeil
Power Muscler • Puyoyon • Rackaser • Ratton • Rider Joe • Rock Thrown • Rolling Drill • Scworm • Sniper Armor • Space Metall
Springer • Swallown • Subeil • Sumatran • Taban • Tatepakkan • Teckyun • Tondeall • Toss Machine • Totem Polen
Twin Cannon • Yudon • V
|- Sub-bosses -|
|Escaroo • Octoper OA|
|Extra Life • Life Energy • Weapon Energy • Energy Tank • Mystery Tank|
|Battan • Bottomless Pit • Force Beam • Spikes • Mega Man (Game Gear) Damage Data Chart|