Sky Farmer (スカイファーマー?) are aerial enemies in Mega Man X2 and Mega Man Xtreme 2 that are exclusive to Wire Sponge's stage. They appear moving horizontally on the top of the screen, carrying either Sabotteins (green) or Rightods (blue). Once the seed makes contact with the ground, they home onto where X was when they dropped it, then go off-screen. The chosen weather determines which seed they choose:
- Normal Weather: Sabottein seed.
- Rainy Weather: Rightod seed.
- Sunny Weather: Sabottein seed.
- Foggy Weather: Sky Farmers do not appear.
In Mega Man Xtreme 2, all seeds are green.
Rightod (ライトッド?), also known as "Rightod 1", are bug-like enemies dropped by Sky Farmers when the weather is rainy in the Weather Control stage. Once they are released from their seed, they will ceaselessly home onto X. They are able to summon lightning through their head antenna, and if they latch onto X, they may summon lightning to damage him. However, if they are hit by their own lightning, they will be instantly vaporized. In addition, once they latch into X they are able to hamper X's jumping abilities, which makes a great combo together with the windy rain. Unlike their Sabottein counterpart, even if the weather is changed they will still remain on screen, though they lose their lightning summoning skill. It would seem that this enemy is another victim of Japanese-English translation errors, as its function and name indicate that it was named "Lightrod", short for "Lightningrod".
Sabottein (サボッテイン?), also known as "Sabottein 2", are cactus-like enemies dropped by Sky Farmers if the weather is sunny or normal in the Weather Control stage. However, their height is determined greatly by the weather: if it is normal, only a small tip can be seen on the ground, whereas under sunny weather they grow as tall as X. If the weather is changed into rain or fog after they sprouted, they will retreat into the soil. Interestingly, once their seed has been planted, even it they retreat, once the weather is favorable again they will always sprout, meaning the only way to truly defeat them is through destruction. They can also randomly control the weather, like Weather Crystals.
In Mega Man Xtreme 2, they grow much taller in sunny weather, but still retreat when it's rainy.