Telly (テリー Terī) is a security robot with camera eyes from the original Mega Man series that first appeared in Mega Man 2. This robot resembles a can and appears from tubes, slowly spinning in the air in the direction of intruders.


In Mega Man 2 they appear in Crash Man's stage, Heat Man's stage, and the first and fourth Wily Castle stages. They mostly appear near the platforms on tracks in the latter, where they can knock Mega Man off into the spikes. Using the Leaf Shield on the track platforms will keep Mega Man safe.

They appear in Crash Man's stage in Mega Man II and in an optional room from the second Wily Tower stage in Mega Man: The Wily Wars. In Mega Man Powered Up they were named Bobbles in the English version and only appeared in custom stages and in two challenges from the Challenge Mode.

Telly also appeared as an enemy in Street Fighter × All Capcom and as a decoration in Zombie Cafe.

Hits data chart

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

Mega Man: The Wily Wars
Mega Buster Rolling Cutter Super Arm Ice Slasher Hyper Bomb Fire Storm Thunder Beam
1 1 ? Y 1 1 1
Metal Blade Air Shooter Bubble Lead Quick Boomerang Crash Bomber Time Stopper Atomic Fire Leaf Shield
1 1 0 1 1:1 Y 1:1:1 1
Needle Cannon Magnet Missile Gemini Laser Hard Knuckle Top Spin Search Snake Spark Shock Shadow Blade
1 1 1 1 0 0 Y 1


Fire Telly

Fire Telly
Main article: Fire Telly

Fire Telly (ファイアーテリー Faiā Terī) is a modified Telly that appeared in Mega Man 6. They are orange-colored Tellies with flame emitters attached to their undersides, which can ignite oil on the floors from Flame Man's stage.

Big Telly

Big Telly (ビッグテリー Biggu Terī) is a giant Telly in Mega Man 8 and Mega Man & Bass.

In Mega Man 8 they appear in Grenade Man's stage, Frost Man's stage (mainly in the jet board section), and the first Wily Tower stage (again, the jet board section). They will drop several exploding bombs as they pass by.

In Mega Man & Bass they appear in Burner Man's stage and drop incendiary bombs that temporarily cover the bottom of the area with flames that instantly kills the player if they were to touch it.

Telly R

Telly R (テリーR) is the original Telly with minor modifications. It appears in Mega Man 8 in Tengu Man's stage and Sword Man's stage. It also appears in Mega Man & Bass and is found in Tengu Man's stage, Dynamo Man's stage and King Stage 1.

Telly X

Telly X is a modified Telly that appears in Plug Man's stage and the first Wily Stage from Mega Man 9. It has 4 points on its sides.


Main article: Electriri

Electriri, known as Elec Telly (エレキテリー Ereki Terī) in Japan, is an electric Telly that appears in Mega Man 11 in Fuse Man's stage. Unlike standard Tellies, Electriri doesn't home in on Mega Man; instead it just slowly floats forward while constantly emitting an electric field around itself that damages on contact. Electriris usually appear in large numbers as a means to overwhelm their targets.

Telly Bomb

Telly Bomb (テリーボム Terī Bomu) is an explosive Telly from the Mega Man Zero series.

In Mega Man Zero 2 their explosion can destroy walls with spikes. They show up in Phoenix Magnion's stage and Fighting Fefnir's Temple of Fire stage.

In Mega Man Zero 4 they appear in Area Zero, Tech Kraken's stage, and the Neo Arcadia Teleporter Base. Its parts can be used to make the Rolling Body Chip.

Other media

Mega Man (Archie Comics)

Tellies make appearances in Mega Man #7, Mega Man #10, as well as Worlds Unite.

Other appearances

Tellies make appearances in Mega Man Megamix, Rockman: Dr. Wily no Inbou and the Rockman World 2 manga.


Similar enemies

Enemies similar to the Tellies:


Telly in the Mega Man Universe trailer.

  • Telly was named after the nickname of a Capcom employee.[2]
  • In the teaser trailer from the cancelled game Mega Man Universe, Telly could fire projectiles and close itself to defend from Buster shots, in a similar way to Diarn.