|Lan's Advanced PET|
The Advanced PET (アドバンスドペット?) is a PET model introduced in Mega Man Battle Network 4 and used up to the 34th episode of the MegaMan NT Warrior Axess anime series. It was used to combat Nebula and the Darkloids, as well as competing in the Red Sun and Blue Moon Tournaments.
This PET model looks much like a flip phone, the top has transparent glass so that even when closed the user can still see the screen. A sliding piece on the bottom causes the top to open, revealing the screen and buttons. Along the top of the device is a slot for Battle Chips, on the right side is a grip and on the left is a headphone jack. On the bottom underneath the slider is a port for charging. Unlike its predecessor, the Advanced PET comes in a wide variety of colors, and the NetNavi mark on the front can be customized as well. This PET introduced the concept of wirelessly jacking-in, which has been used in all PETs since. It is about 4 inches in length.
In the Games
Lan Hikari gets this PET sometime before Mega Man Battle Network 4. Lan makes no mention of it in game (although a message board post mentions that Dr. Hikari and Mr. Famous designed it). New features include the Emotion Window, and changes in the Navi Customizer. The interface is mostly the same as in Mega Man Battle Network 3 with color palette changes. The Japanese exclusive Battle Chip Gate toy could also be used to send Battle Chips to MegaMan in real time during a battle, even if the Battle Chip isn't in Lan's Folder.
In the Anime
Introduced in MegaMan NT Warrior Axess, but first mentioned in episode 55 of MegaMan NT Warrior. The Advanced PET was made by IPC (Blaze Quest in the Dub) and was completed with the aid of Chaud and ProtoMan. This PET uses a Route-Mate Molecular 450 GHz processor which was long thought to be impossible. The Advanced PET became immensely popular in very little time with commercials for its still running up to episode 30. Pressing the Navi mark will shine a laser used to Jack-In. Unlike the games the interface is completely re-worked. In episode 34 Lan’s PET is heavily damaged and is replaced with the Advanced PET II in episode 36. Advanced PETs are still used in some episodes of Rockman.EXE Stream.
In the MegaMan NT Warrior Manga
Lan gets the Advanced PET in Volume 7 and uses it until he gets the Progress PET in Volume 9.
Advanced PET II
A redesign of this Advanced PET was produced in a cooperation between IPC and SiLab. Only one model was ever manufactured. In episode 29 of the Axess series the PET was first revealed with the purpose of preventing the use of Dark Chips. Later in episode 36, the PET was completed and given to Lan after his was damaged in a fight. While it is not known if the PET can prevent dark chips from being used, the Cross Fusion abilities of its user is greatly increased. Lan continues to use this PET until he is given the Progress PET in episode 3 of Stream. This PET was used only in the spin off game Rockman.EXE 4.5 Real Operation, and is used by the player to control up to 21 net navis.
Electronic toy versions of the Advanced PET have been distributed by Takara in Japan and Mattel in other countries in 2004-2005. The PETs simulate housing a virtual NetNavi that can battle with fictional computer viruses or other NetNavis, similar to digital pets. Various toy Battle Chips were also distributed for use on the PETs, either in packs or included with other toys, to fight "viruses". Two PETs can be connected with a link cable for NetBattles.
The Advanced PET comes in three different colors (MegaMan, ProtoMan and Bass, the latter being Japan exclusie), but this is purely aesthetic as they do not contain their respected Navis. There is also an Advanced PET II that includes new features, such as MegaMan being able to use Cross Fusion and Double Soul. The Battle Chip Gate was not released outside Japan.
|MegaMan NT Warrior Advanced PET|
|Battle Chips||Three Battle Chips|
|MegaMan NT Warrior Advanced PET (MegaMan Version)|
|MegaMan NT Warrior Advanced PET (ProtoMan Version)|
|MegaMan DoubleSoul PET|
|Contents||Three Battle Chips|
|Contains Advanced PET (ProtoMan Version) and two Battle Chip packs.|
|Advanced PET - Netto Version|
|Advanced PET - Enzan Version|
|Advanced PET - Forte Version|
|Advanced PET 2|
|Battle Chips||Rockman (Navi Data Chip)|
Thunder Ball 1
- See also: Battle Chip Gate
|MegaMan NT Warrior BattleChip Collector Case|
|Details||A case with magnetic closure that can store 48 Battle Chips.|
|PET Holster (ペットホルスター)|
|Details||A holster for the Advanced PET and Battle Chips.|
|PET Holster 2 (ペットホルスター2)|
|Details||A holster for the Advanced PET 2 and five Battle Chips.|
|Battle Chip||Thunder Plus|
|Chip in Wristband (チップインリストバンド)|
|Details||A wristband to keep Battle Chips.|
|Battle Chip Case (バトルチップケース)|
|Details||A case for Battle Chips.|
|Battle Chip Case (バトルチップケース)|
|Details||A Battle Chip case shaped like the Advanced PET II.|
|Battle Chip Folder (バトルチップフォルダ)|
|Details||A folder for Battle Chips.|
|Battle Chip||Bubble V|
|PET Strap (ペットストラップ)|
Operation Battle Starter
Operation Battle Starter (オペレーションバトルスターター Operēshon Batoru Sutātā?) is a set of Battle Chip decks for the Advanced PET and Battle Chip Gate released in Japan by Takara in 2004. Each deck comes with one Navi Data Chip and nine Battle Chips. It was also released in Korea by Sonokong.
|Battle Chips||Blues (Navi Data Chip)|
|Battle Chips||Roll (Navi Data Chip)|
Roll Arrow 2
|Battle Chips||Metalman (Navi Data Chip)|
|Battle Chips||Thunderman (Navi Data Chip)|
Mag Volt 2
Bound Note 1
Thunder Ball 2
Panel Shoot 1
|Battle Chips||Woodman (Navi Data Chip)|
|Battle Chips||Junkman (Navi Data Chip)|
|Battle Chips||Windman (Navi Data Chip)|
Side Bomber 1
Propeller Bomb 2
|Battle Chips||Gutsman (Navi Data Chip)|
Met Guard 2
Come on Snake
Guts Punch 2
|Battle Chips||Fireman (Navi Data Chip)|
|Battle Chips||? (Navi Data Chip)|
|Battle Chips||Aquaman (Navi Data Chip)|
|Battle Chips||Numberman (Navi Data Chip)|
Bound Note 1
Boy's Bomb 2
Search Bomb 1
Number Ball 2
Panel Shoot 1
|Advanced PET Brazilian Commercial|
- It is possible to mod the toy Battle Chips as seen here.
- On page 172 of the Mega Man Battle Network Official Complete Works, Yuuji Ishihara reveals that the Advanced PET was designed by Takara.
- The Advanced PET also appeared as an item in the game Shin Bokura no Taiyō.
|Terminals in the Mega Man Battle Network and Mega Man Star Force series|
|PET (original) • Plug-in PET • Advanced PET • Progress PET • Link PET_EX • Transer • Star Carrier • Hunter-VG|
|Battle Chip Gate • Progress Chip Gate • Beast Link Gate • Wave Scanner|