The Progress PET (プログレスペット Puroguresu Petto?) was introduced in Mega Man Battle Network 5 and the third episode of Rockman.EXE Stream. It is the fourth design of the PET, not counting the Advanced PET 2, and was used to combat Nebula and Duo.
The Progress PET's design differs vastly from that of its predecessor. Rather than being held vertically it demands to be held horizontally, much like a traditional GBA or PSP. This is the first model to be wireless. On the right side of the device is a retractable cover which conceals a jack-in port and a slot for Battle Chips. Touching the navi mark to the left of this will bring up a holographic touch screen which will allow the user to drag-and-drop Battle Chips to their navi. In the center of the PET is a screen and to the left are two buttons, a directional pad and an LED. In the anime and toy line Battle Chips also differ in design than other generations.
Like the Advanced PET it can be customized in a wide variety of colors. Along to top and bottom are slots called custom gates which can be used to install accessory upgrades. These upgrades can do anything from improving the abilities of the NetNavi to providing a better grip for the operator.
In the Games
Yuichiro Hikari and Mr. Famous teamed up to developed the Progress PET. Lan Hikari gets this PET sometime before Mega Man Battle Network 5. The few mentions of it in game most are just E-mails and message board posts discussing how to use it. Lan’s friends PET's are stolen by Nebula early in the game. When they are taking a vacation on Oran Isle Dex mentions that he is using a SubPET. While trying to solve a theft on a cruise ship, Colonel or ProtoMan (depending on the version) mentions that navis jack-in using inferred rays. Before facing the final boss Lan gets an opportunity to take back the stolen PETs. Gate Devices can again be used in as a Japanese exclusive.
In the Anime
The Progress PET was introduced in episode 3 of the Rockman.EXE Stream and was made by IPC (Blaze Quest in the dub). Lan received the first model produced from Chaud, along with a holster and grip attachment. Despite the interface being the same as the previous model this PET introduce several new features. Among these features is the ability to store up to 25 battle chips in the PETs memory for quick access. If the Navi Mark on the right of the PET is pressed a holographic touch screen will be displayed, this allows the operator to drag and drop battle chips onto their net navi. Lan also mentions that the PET has a Battle Chip Gate built into it. The PET also has a flashlight function and a form of NFC (Lan used this to pay for a taxi). The Progress PET was not as big of a hit as the Advanced PET was, many operators are still seen using the Advanced PET throughout Stream.
A toy version of the Progress PET was released by Takara in Japan. It contains slots on the top and bottom called Custom Gates, which are used to put one of the nine accessory upgrades to enhance it, just like in the anime. The toys also have Battle Chip slots that open with a button, the one with the Navi mark on it.
The Progress PET has the following Navi Tune Parts.
|Progress PET Keeper (プログレスペットキーパー)|
|Battle Chip||Hougan (Ball)|
|Network Cable (通信対戦ケーブル)|
|Battle Chip||Heavy Gauge (Slow Gauge)|
|Progress Chip Folder (プログレスチップフォルダ)|
Progress Battle Starter
Progress Battle Starter (プログレスバトルスターター?) is a set of Battle Chips for the Progress PET.
Program Advance Deck
Program Advance Deck is a deck with Battle Chips to form Program Advances.
|Program Advance Deck - Enzan|
|Program Advance Deck - Barrel|
Battle Chip packs
|Operation Battle Booster|
|Chance of getting Final Gun, Cannon Mode, Ball Mode, Drill Mode, Yo-yo Mode, Sword Mode, L Step Sword, L Curse Shield, L Counter, Element Power|
|Battle Chip Random Booster Eternal Operation|
|Battle Chip Random Booster Lightning Operation|
|Battle Chip Random Booster Brain Operation|
|Chance of getting Numberman Navi Chip, Dark Sonic, Numberman SP, Colored Point, and Time Bomb 3|
|Battle Chip Random Booster Burning Operation|
|Battle Chip Random Booster General Operation|
|Battle Chip Random Booster Water Operation|
|Chance of getting Toadman Navi Chip, Dark Wide, Toadman SP, Aqua Whirl 2, and Geyser|
|Battle Chip Random Booster Healing Operation|
|Healing Operation is a limited pack sold only during the 21st World Hobby Fair in 2005. Chance of getting Meddy Navi Chip, Recovery 300, Meddy SP, and two more unknown chips.|
- On page 172 of the Mega Man Battle Network Official Complete Works, Yuuji Ishihara reveals that this was one of two PETs designed by Capcom.
- This PET appeared in early screenshots from Mega Man Battle Network 6, suggesting that it either would return or was used as a placeholder.
|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 • Battle Chip • Battle Card • Jack in • NetNavi • Wizard|