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Hornet Chaser
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Mega Man using Hornet Chaser.
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The Hornet Chaser (ホーネットチェイサー Hōnetto Cheisā?) is Hornet Man's Special Weapon from Mega Man 9. When equipped with this weapon Mega Man (or Proto Man) shoots out robotic hornet drones to sting enemies or to retrieve items (doing both if it happens to kill an enemy that drops an item). It gives priority to chase up enemies before grabbing items to the user.

Hornet Chaser is Splash Woman's weakness. However, if used when Splash Woman is calling her fish minions, Hornet Chaser will home in on them instead.

Damage Data Chart

Damage values in units in Mega Man 9.

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Boss Damage
Concrete Man 1
Tornado Man 1
Splash Woman 4
Plug Man 1
Jewel Man 1
Hornet Man 1
Magma Man 1
Galaxy Man 1
Spike Pushers --
Mega Mech Shark: 1st Phase 2
Mega Mech Shark: 2nd Phase 2
Mega Mech Shark: 3rd Phase 2
Twin Devil 1
Wily Machine No. 9: 1st Phase --
Wily Machine No. 9: 2nd Phase 1
Wily Capsule 1
Fake Man 1
  • For "Spike Shooters" and Wily Machine No. 9's first phase, both bosses do not have data for them because they must be damaged with their own weapon or obstacle -- the Hornet Chaser cannot inflict damage to them directly.

Attack power

Hornet Chaser deals only one unit of damage to enemies per hornet when used by Mega Man (excluding weaknesses and immunities).

Capacity

Hornet Chaser costs one weapon energy unit per hornet. Mega Man/Proto Man can fire 28 hornets with a full weapon energy gauge.

Uses

  • The hornets will bring back items to Mega Man, such as Life Energy and 1UPs, even through walls. It doesn't pick up E-Tanks and M-Tanks.
  • Excellent for picking up items on spikes, fire pits, and other hazards.

Trivia

  • When retrieving an item, the Hornet Chaser's hornet appears nearly identical to the classic enemy Chibee.
  • This weapon functions like Bomb Bee from Mega Man Xtreme 2 in the way that it goes after enemies, but Bomb Bee cannot retrieve items.


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