Plant Barrier

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Plant Barrier
Mega Man using Plant Barrier.

Plant Barrier (プラントバリア Puranto Baria?) is Plant Man's special weapon. It is a barrier of condensed energy shaped like flower petals that spins around the user and protects him from some attacks.

In Mega Man 6, the shield vanishes when hit and Mega Man can't throw it. In the fighting games Mega Man: The Power Battle and Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters, the shield can hit several times before vanishing, and the user can throw the shield at enemies.

It is Tomahawk Man's weakness, and is also effective against the Rounder II, although Flame Blast is usually preferred as the Rounder II deals a large amount of damage on contact and the player cannot safely slide or jump over them.

Damage Data Chart

Known damage values in units for Mega Man 6.

Plantbarriericon Plant Barrier
Boss Damage
Blizzard Man 0
Centaur Man 0
Flame Man 0
Knight Man 0
Plant Man 0
Tomahawk Man 4
Wind Man 0
Yamato Man 0
Rounder 2 4
Power Piston 1
Mettonger Z 1
X Crusher 1
Mechazaurus 1
Tank-CS2 1
Wily Machine No. 6: 1st Phase 1
Wily Machine No. 6: 2nd Phase 1
Wily Capsule 1


In Mega Man 6, activating one Plant Barrier uses 4 weapon energy units. In Mega Man 6 and Mega Man: The Power Battle, it can be activated 7 times with a full weapon energy gauge. In Mega Man 2: The Power Fighters, it can be activated 4 times.

Bosses weak against Plant Barrier


  • Unlike the other shield weapons, the Plant Barrier does not protect Mega Man from the Robot Master that's weak to it -- Tomahawk Man's feathers and Silver Tomahawk go right through it.
  • Unlike Skull Barrier, Plant Barrier won't vanish after hitting an invulnerable or shielded enemy. In fact, it will ignore shielding and cause heavy damage to boot, making the weapon an effective counter to the Shield Attacker GTR and Brown.

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