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Virus Breeder
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Virus Breeder is a machine in Mega Man Battle Network 3, created with the intent of studying various virus species. During the game, Lan Hikari and MegaMan.EXE are asked to round up viruses and send them to the Virus Breeder as a side quest. While some viruses are gotten by different means, most are found when MegaMan walks onto a certain place on the net, resulting in a battle with all versions of that particular virus. When defeated, they will stand idle in front of MegaMan, where he sends them to the Virus Breeder. By returning to the breeder, Lan can receive a chip that summons that species of virus, cycling through the different versions before being summoned with the A button.


By Jacking In into the Virus Breeder, MegaMan can feed each species of virus a certain amount BugFrags, which increases their attack power. However, because there are multiple versions of the same species, the Bug Frags must be distributed amongst them, leaving the player to decide which version should get the most, and in turn, which one does the most damage.

Once the game is beaten and certain requirements are met, the Ω version of each species and the Scuttle viruses can be obtained.

Obtainable Species

Mettaur

Locations

Virus Breeder-Met location

Mettaur: ACDC 1 (behind the WWW door).

Virus Breeder-MetOmega location

MettaurΩ: Class 5A Blackboard (South corner).

Virus Stats

Virus Name
Virus Image Element Base Attack Battle Chip
Mettaur Mettaur1 BC Element Null 40 Chip MetFamily
Mettaur2 Mettaur2 BC Element Null 80
Mettaur3 Mettaur3 BC Element Null 120
MettaurΩ MettaurOmega BC Element Null 150

Each Mettaur attacks by sending out a shockwave travelling down the row. The Omega version's shockwave cracks panels.

Bunny

Locations

Virus Breeder-Bunny location

Bunny: Reward for Job 19.

Virus Breeder-BunnyOmega location

BunnyΩ: Hospital Bed Computer (North corner).

Virus Stats

Virus Name
Virus Image Element Base Attack Battle Chip
Bunny Bunny1 BC Element Elec 60 Chip BunnyFamily
TuffBunny Bunny2 BC Element Elec 90
MegaBunny Bunny3 BC Element Elec 140
BunnyΩ BunnyOmega BC Element Elec 160

Once summoned, the Bunny attacks like it does in the wild, by shooting out a Zap Ring which can stun the enemy for 2–4 seconds, depending on the version summoned.

Spikey

Locations

Virus Breeder-Spikey location

Spikey: Gargoyle Comp at Hades (Upper corner).

Virus Breeder-SpikeyOmega location

SpikeyΩ: ZooComp 2 (Southwest corner).


Virus Stats

Virus Name
Virus Image Element Base Attack Battle Chip
Spikey Spikey1 BC Element Heat 50 Chip SpikeyFamily
Spikey2 Spikey3 BC Element Heat 80
Spikey3 SpikeyOmega BC Element Heat 120
SpikeyΩ Spikey2 BC Element Heat 170

Each Spikey attacks just like it does in the wild, by breathing a fire shot that travels forward down the row until it makes contact with a target. Each species has its own explosion pattern, just like in regular battles. Upon making contact, Spikey's attack is a ShotGun explosion pattern, Spikey2's is a V-Gun pattern, Spikey3's is a SideGun pattern, and SpikeyΩ's is a Spreader type pattern.

Swordy

Locations

Virus Breeder-Swordy location

Swordy: Undernet 1 (upper level, right side).

Virus Breeder-SwordyOmega location

SwordyΩ: Zoo Broken Alarm Comp (West corner).

Virus Stats

Virus Name
Virus Image Element Base Attack Battle Chip
Swordy Swordy1 BC Element Null 120 Chip SwordyFamily
Swordy2 Swordy2 BC Element Heat 120
Swordy3 Swordy3 BC Element Aqua 120
SwordyΩ SwordyOmega BC Element Null 120

Each member of the Swordy species has its own element and attack. Swordy, bearing no element, attacks with a Long Sword attack. Swordy2, a Heat element, attacks with a Fire Sword. Swordy3, an Aqua element, attacks with an Aqua Sword. SwordyΩ, having no element, and unlike its wild counterpart, attacks with a Life Sword (range 2 rows by 3 columns). Since the virus levitates, it can be summoned over a hole.

Jelly

Locations

Virus Breeder-Jelly location

Jelly: Beach 2 (lowermost corner).

Virus Breeder-JellyOmega location

JellyΩ: Bath Lion Comp (center, left of hole).

Virus Stats

Virus Name
Virus Image Element Base Attack Battle Chip
Jelly Jelly1 BC Element Aqua 50 Chip JellyFamily
HeatJelly Jelly2 BC Element Heat 80
ErthJelly Jelly3 BC Element Wood 80
JellyΩ JellySP BC Element Aqua 150

All Jelly variants attack with a three row wave attack, just like in the wild. However, each variant has a different element of their wave attack. Jelly inflicts Aqua damage, HeatJelly inflicts Heat damge, EarthJelly inflicts Wood damage, and JellyΩ inflicts Aqua damage. Although Jellys appear to hover, they cannot be summoned over a hole.

Mushy

Locations

Virus Breeder-Mushy location

Mushy: SciLab 2 (left corner behind desk).

Virus Breeder-MushyOmega location

MushyΩ: Hospital Comp 1 (left of the entrance).

Virus Stats

Virus Name
Virus Image Element Base Attack Battle Chip
Mushy Mushy1 BC Element Wood 60 Chip MushyFamily
Mashy Mashy1 BC Element Wood 80
Moshy Moshy1 BC Element Wood 100
MushyΩ MushyOmega BC Element Wood 120

Once summonded, each Mushy variant attacks by emitting spores around it, which hit all the panels surrounding the virus. However, unlike the wild variants, summoned Mushys do not require grass panels to be summoned. Upon hitting an enemy, Mushy's attack inflicts a confusion status on the enemy, lasting for a 8 seconds for Mushy, 12 seconds for Mashy, and 16 seconds for Moshy and MushyΩ.

Momogra

Locations

Virus Breeder-Momogra location

Momogra: Zoo Comp 4 (where BeastMan was).

Virus Breeder-MomograOmega location

MomograΩ: Yoka 1 (where BubbleMan was).

Virus Stats

Virus Name
Virus Image Element Base Attack Battle Chip
Momogra Momogra1 BC Element Null 90 Chip MamograFamily
Momogro Momogro1 BC Element Null 120
Momogre Momogre1 BC Element Null 150
MomograΩ MomograOmega1 BC Element Null 200

All Momogra variants attack by hitting the target on the panel in front of it with a shovel.

KillerEye

Locations

Virus Breeder-KillerEye location

KillerEye: Principal's Comp 1 (below blackboard).

Virus Breeder-KillerEyeOmega location

KillerEyeΩ: SciLab Door Panel Comp (NW side).

Virus Stats

Virus Name
Virus Image Element Base Attack Battle Chip
KillerEye KillerEye1 BC Element Elec 100 Chip KillerEyeFamily
DemonEye DemonEye1 BC Element Elec 100
JokerEye JokerEye1 BC Element Elec 100
KillerEyeΩ KillerEyeOmega1 BC Element Elec 150

The KillerEye variants attack very similar to how they do in the wild; they release a paralyzing electic beam in a certain orientation, which is capable of piercing Invisible and Shield statuses. KillerEye and KillerEyeΩ's attack orientation is straight forward, down the row. DemonEye's attack is diagonally upwards. JokerEye's attack is diagonally downwards. Since the virus levitates, it can be summoned over a hole.

Scuttle

Locations

Virus Breeder-Scuttle1 location

Scuttle: Secret 1 (NW of the entrance).

Virus Breeder-Scuttle2 location

Scuttle: Secret 3 (Norther platform).

Virus Breeder-ScuttleOmega location

ScuttleΩ: WWW Base Wall Comp (NE side).

Virus Stats

Virus Name
Virus Image Element Base Attack Battle Chip
Scuttle Scuttle1 BC Element Aqua 200 Chip ScuttlestFamily
Scutz Scutz1 BC Element Heat 150
Scuttler Scuttler1 BC Element Elec 130
Scutzer Scutzer1 BC Element Wood 100 (+30x4)
Scuttlest Scuttlest1 BC Element Null 100
ScuttleΩ ScuttleOmega BC Element Null 200

Each Scuttle variant is very different from the others. They generally attack similar to how they do in the wild.

  • Scuttle attacks by summoning and pushing an IceCube forward down the row. This attack only hits the first target it makes contact with, dealing Aqua damage. If there is no target in the row, then the IceCube will travel past the field and disappear, unlike the wild Scuttles whose missed IceCube remains on the last available panel in the row.
  • Scutz attacks by summoning a homing FireTower, which deals Fire damage.
  • Scuttler attacks by summoning Lightning from the sky, hitting every enemy on screen dealing Electric damage.
  • Scutzer attacks with GreenRope, by summing vines which entangle all the enemies and deal Wood damage, in addition to dealing an extra 30 points of non-elemental damage for up to 4 seconds, unless the enemy breaks free of the wrap.
  • Scuttlest attacks by firing a non-elemental beam straight down the row.
  • ScuttleΩ attacks just like Scuttlest, by firing a non-elemental beam straight down the row.

Trivia

  • Virus Breader only made an appearance in Mega Man Battle Network 3, without being implemented or ever having been mentioned in any of the subsequent Mega Man Battle Network games.
  • Taking into account all the possible chip codes for each virus chip that can be obtained through legit or hacking means, the chip letters can be arranged to spell out a word very close to the viruse's name (e.g. in case of Mettaurs, all the possible chip letters can spell out METOL).

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