An item (アイテム aitemu?) is an object within the games that can be collected by the player's character that are often beneficial. Items have varying functions, like recovery and equipment, and some are needed to progress in the story.

Recovery items编辑

Life Energy编辑

Life Energy
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Some Life Energy items

Life Energy (ライフエネルギー Raifu Enerugī?), also known as Energy Pellet and Power Capsule, is an item that recovers health. It usually comes in 2 sizes, small ( shou?) and large ( dai?). Some games have extra large (特大 tokudai?) versions of them that usually restore to full health. In the Mega Man ZX series, the larger ones can be sliced with a saber weapon to create smaller and different types of energy. The small ones traditionally restore between 2-4 units (depending of the game) of the player's health, while the big ones restore between 8-10 units.

Interestingly, in Mega Man 7, a giant Energy Pellet can be found in Spring Man's stage, using Rush Search (in the area with a lighter star in the background). This giant Energy Pellet only appears in this stage and has made no later appearances in the original series.

Weapon Energy编辑

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Some Weapon Energy items

Weapon Energy (武器エネルギー Buki Enerugī?), also known as Weapon Capsule, recovers the energy for Special Weapons. Like Life Energy, it usually comes in two sizes, small and large. They restore an equal amount of weapon energy as the same sized Life Energy items. In some games like Mega Man 8 and Mega Man X5, it also comes in extra large versions that restore full weapon energy.

In Mega Man ZX and Mega Man ZX Advent they are called Biometal Energy (ライブメタルエネルギー, Livemetal Energy in Japan), and the larger ones can be sliced with a saber weapon to create smaller and different types of energy.

Soul Item编辑

Soul Item
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Life Souls and Energy Souls

Soul Item (ソウルアイテム Souru Aitemu?) is an item from Mega Man Xtreme 2. Soul Items are DNA Souls that can be collected and exchanged by Parts in the shop. They appear in two varieties, Life Soul and Energy Soul, which have the same recovery effects of the Life Energy and Weapon Energy.

Energy Cube编辑

Energy Cube (エネルギーキューブ?), also known as Recovery Cube, is a red cube from the Mega Man Legends series that recovers health.

Special Weapon Recharge Cube编辑

Special Weapon Recharge Cube (特殊武器回復キューブ Tokushu Buki Kaifuku Kyūbu?) is an item from the Mega Man Legends series that recharges the energy of the equipped Special Weapon.


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Some extra lives

A 1-UP, also known as Extra Life, is an item present in all platform Mega Man games that grant an extra life to the player. The player can have a maximum of nine lives in most appearances, usually starting with two lives. However, when the number of lives says 0, dying once will trigger a game over, so 9 lives counts as 10 lives before a Game Over. The EX Item increases the amount of initial extra lives.

The extra life had various appearances, the first being a face of the player's character (Mega Man, Proto Man, Bass, and X) from the first Mega Man game to Mega Man 7, Mega Man 9, Mega Man 10, Mega Man: Dr. Wily's Revenge to Mega Man V, Mega Man: The Wily Wars, Mega Man X, Mega Man X2 and Mega Man X3.

Later, the item changed to the helmet of the player's character (the four previously mentioned characters, Zero, and Vile) in Mega Man 8, Mega Man & Bass, Rockman & Forte: Mirai Kara no Chousensha, Mega Man X4 to X7 (glowing into an energy sphere), Mega Man Xtreme, Mega Man Xtreme 2, and Mega Man Maverick Hunter X. The item is named Spare Body (スペアボディー?) in Mega Man & Bass and Rockman & Forte: Mirai Kara no Chousensha.

In Mega Man: Powered Up, it is named Stock Heart (ストックハート?) and has the shape of a heart. In Mega Man X8, extra lives are Retry Chips. In Mega Man Network Transmission, they appear as Backup chips. MegaMan can only carry two at the start, but can increase the maximum to the traditional nine.

In the Mega Man Zero series, the item is called Z Panel (Zパネル?), and like its name, it has the shape of a "Z". The Z Panel has two alternate appearances in Mega Man Zero 3, which can be set by using the Mod Cards #8 or #59. In the Mega Man ZX series, the 1UP Item has the shape of a "ZX" in Mega Man ZX and an "A" in Mega Man ZX Advent.

Life Up编辑

Life Up
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Life Up (ライフアップ Raifu Appu?) is an item that increases the maximum health of the player by 2 units onto the life bar of whichever character obtains them. It first appears in Mega Man X, where it was also known as a Heart Tank. One Life Up can be found in each of the eight stages, and some games (Mega Man X5 through Mega Man X8) allow the player to produce or find a limited amount of this item.

Absent from the Mega Man Zero series due to the Cyber-elf system, they reappeared in the Mega Man ZX series. Here, only four Life Ups are available in each game, but they gave double the health they previously did to compensate.

Energy Up编辑

Energy Up (エネルギーアップ?), also known as Weapon Up (ウェポンアップ?), increases the maximum weapon capacity of whichever character obtains them. It first appears in Mega Man X5 as an item that can be created. In Mega Man X6 and Mega Man X7 they are obtained from some Rescuable Reploids, and in Mega Man X7 one is obtained by the character that gives the finishing blow against a boss. In Mega Man X8 they must be bought as Chips.

In Mega Man ZX Advent, the BM Upgrade increases the Biometal gauge. There are four of them, located in the Oil Field, Highway, Quarry, and Bio Lab.

Energy Tank编辑

Template:Main The E-Tank is an item that can only be used once to replenish a player's life energy. The player can usually carry several of those at once, up to a maximum of four or nine. Also, in Mega Man IV and Mega Man V there are mini E-Tanks which if you collect 4 you get an E-Tank.

Weapon Tank编辑

Template:Main The W-Tank is an item that can only be used once to replenish a player's single special weapon with weapon energy. The player can usually carry several of those at once, usually to a maximum of four. In Mega Man 7, a single W Tank will refill all of Mega Man's used Weapon Energy. In Mega Man 10, making their first true "NES" 8-bit appearance, Mega Man can carry 9 of them.

Super Tank编辑

Template:Main The S-Tank is an item that can only be used once to replenish all of a player's special weapons with weapon energy and also the player's life energy. The player can usually carry only one at a time.

Mystery Tank编辑

Template:Main Same as the S-Tank, simply a different name used in other games in the series. It has the bonus effect of turning all on-screen foes into Extra Lives if used while the player has full health and all weapons are full.


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Sub Tank编辑

Template:Main The Sub Tank is an item similar to the E-Tank, but instead of being used once, it remains with the player and can be refilled after usage, usually by picking up more life energy when the player's life energy bar is already full. It appears in the X, Zero and ZX series. In Mega Man X4, X5, and X6, the tanks fill with energy regardless of whether the player's health is full at the time a Life Energy is obtained. Also depending on the game, using a Sub Tank may drain all of its saved energy despite the player having lost only a couple of units worth.


Template:Main Yashichi is a recovery item that refills the health and the energy of all weapons. It can be found in the last stage of Mega Man and is given by the Rush Charger in Mega Man 8. It is also commonly seen on Easy Mode in Mega Man 10.

Other items编辑

Special Weapon Item编辑

Special Weapon Item

The Special Weapon Item (特殊武器アイテム Tokushu Buki Aitemu?) is a blue sphere from Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters that appears after defeating a boss that leaves a weapon. The player must get the item to gain the special weapon, or else it will be lost. With two players, the first to take the item gains the weapon. The item also appeared in Mega Man's ending in Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes.

Energy Crystal编辑

Template:Main Energy Crystal, known as Energen Crystal (エネルゲン水晶 Enerugen Suishou?) in Japan, E-Crystal (Eクリスタル?) for short, is an item from the Mega Man Zero series that serves as energy resource for Reploids. In the games it is used to grow Cyber-elves, and occasionally as a currency. They are also used as the currency in the Mega Man ZX games and are used to repair Biometals in the first game.

P Chip编辑

P Chip (Pチップ?) is a special energy item from Mega Man IV and Mega Man V that Dr. Light needs to be able to create items for Mega Man in his laboratory. They appear in two sizes and Mega Man can stock up to 999 P Chips. They were replaced by Screws in later games.


Template:Main Screws (ネジ Neji?), also known as Bolts, are items that appear in Mega Man 7 to Mega Man 10, Mega Man & Bass, and Rockman & Forte: Mirai Kara no Chousensha. They are used as currency to obtain items in shops.


Roll with a CD

CDs contains data for the database from Mega Man & Bass. There is a total of 100 CDs hidden through the stages.

Secret Disk编辑

Secret Disk

Secret Disk (シークレットディスク?) are disks that contains data for the database from Mega Man Zero 3, Mega Man ZX, and Mega Man ZX Advent. In the ZX series, they come in four categories: Boss (Enemy Mega Men, Pseudoroids and the intro and final bosses), Enemy A (stronger-than-average or special story event enemies, usually mini-bosses), Enemy B (weaker, common enemies) and Other (mostly people), each with its own code letter (B, M, E and O respectively).

Score Ball编辑

Score Ball
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Score Ball (スコアボール Sukoa Bōru?), also known as Bonus Ball (ボーナスボール Bōnasu Bōru?), is an item that appears only in the first Mega Man game and its remakes. It increases the score in the end of the stage.

Piece of Scrap编辑

"Piece of Scrap" is an item from Mega Man 9 dropped by the fourth of the eight bosses defeated. By analyzing it, Auto sees the robot's product code and discovers its period of use had expired and was scheduled to be scrapped.

Memory Circuit Board编辑

The "Memory Circuit Board" is an item from Mega Man 9 dropped by the last of the eight bosses defeated. By playing back the robot's memory, Mega Man, Roll and Auto see why Dr. Light's robots went crazy and discover Dr. Wily was the responsible. Dr. Wily steals the evidence and Mega Man goes after him in his Wily Castle, obtaining the board back after destroying the Wily Capsule.

Zero's parts编辑

Zero's parts (ゼロのパーツ Zero no pātsu?) are three parts of Zero's body that are with the X-Hunters in Mega Man X2. After defeating two bosses from the stage select screen, the three X-Hunters will challenge X to collect the parts from them, each moving around the stages with one part. Defeating the X-Hunters to retrieve the parts is optional.

If all three parts are collected, Zero will be revived by Dr. Cain. If X doesn't collect all of the parts, the X-Hunters will invade the Maverick Hunter Base and steal Zero's control chip and any parts X had collected, reviving Zero as a Maverick that fights against X in the last stage.

Shock Guard编辑

Shock Guard (ショックガード?) is an item that protects the user from spikes. However, if the user gets crushed by moving spikes, he will still die. They can be purchased from the shops from Mega Man & Bass, Rockman and Forte: Mirai Kara no Chousensha, Mega Man 9, and Mega Man 10.

In Mega Man X8, the Shock Guard returns as the Prickle Barrier and must be purchased in the R&D Lab. Like Shock Guard, it can only protect the player from spikes once - not once per character, but once per use. If the player uses it by stepping in the spikes, his character's health will be reduced to 1 and either characters will instantly die if the player steps on spikes again.

Element Chips编辑

Found in the first two Mega Man Zero games, the Element Chips allows Zero to use elemental attacks. In Mega Man Zero 3 they are categorized as Body Chips in the Custom chips system, and are absent entirely in Mega Man Zero 4 as EX Skills automatically project the element they're associated with, more similarly to copied abilities from Zero's appearances in the X series where he didn't need chips to use elemental attacks.