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Recurring enemies[edit | edit source]

These enemies can be encountered in two or more stages.

Scworm Pipi
Stages: Air Man, Quick Man, Heat Man
Description: They protrude from the iron pipes on the ground. You either need a low-hitting weapon, or the pipes will self-destruct eventually.
Stages: Air Man, Crash Man, Wood Man
Description: They fly in a straight direction, dropping an egg that contains Ko-Pipis. Destroying them with a Metal Blade in an upward direction will destroy Pipis and the eggs altogether, but a single shot at the eggs before they break on impact will prevent Pipis from attacking you.
Returning Sniper Joe Sniper Armor
Stages: Quick Man, Flash Man, Heat Man
Description: An updated version of Sniper Joe. They shoot three bullets in a row in a straight direction. You can only shoot them when they're shooting.
Stages: Quick Man, Flash Man, Heat Man
Description: These jumping machines will crush you, so you must run away from them. Destroying them will release Sniper Joe off the machines.
Telly Blocky
Stages: Crash Man, Heat Man
Description: They follow you, knocking you off the platforms. Use the Leaf Shield to keep you safe.
Stages: Metal Man, Crash Man, Flash Man
Description: A stack of four blocks with Telly as the second one. You only must shoot them in their eyes. They knock off the blocks, causing their heads to fall, and call for the next three blocks in Difficult mode. They are destroyed altogether in Normal mode.
Shotman Fly Boy
Stages: Crash Man, Flash Man
Also known as: Crazy Cannon
Description: They stand still, shooting bullets in a downward arc.
Stages: Crash Man, Heat Man
Also known as: Prop Top
Description: They come down from the upper part of the screen. They levitate up slowly, pouncing on you swiftly and repeat.
Springer
Stages: Metal Man, Quick Man, Heat Man
Also known as: Spring Head
Description: They move faster when you are near them. They cannot be destroyed by Mega Buster.

Stage-specific enemies[edit | edit source]

These enemies can be encountered in only one stage. Still, some of them can be encountered again in Dr. Wily's fortress.

Mole Pierobot
Stage: Metal Man
Description: These drill-like enemies appear from floors and ceilings.
Stage: Metal Man
Description: They ride on a large gear. If you destroy the top part, the gear will still remain, but if you destroy the gear, the clown will be destroyed, too.
Kaminari Goro Matasaburo
Stage: Air Man
Also known as: Lightning Lord
Description: They ride on clouds traveling in circular directions, tossing lightning bolts in a downward arc. Shoot them to get on the clouds.
Stage: Air Man
Also known as: Fan Fiend
Description: They use their fans to blow you away over the edge, so you must destroy them while walking towards them.
Petit Goblin Shrink
Stage: Air Man
Also known as: Gremlin
Description: They appear when you are standing on Goblins. They follow you whenever you go. "Petit" is French for "little".
Stage: Bubble Man
Description: Protruded by Anko's mouth, they attack you by swimming in your direction.
Kerog Tanishi
Stage: Bubble Man
Also known as: Croaker
Description: They spit out three miniature version of Kerogs which they land on you.
Stage: Bubble Man
Also known as: Crabbot
Description: A shot at them will lose their shells in the Difficult mode, making them move faster. After that, use a low hitting weapon to destroy them.
M-445 Claw
Stage: Bubble Man
Description: They come down slowly, but once they level with you, they fly towards you in a wave pattern.
Stage: Bubble Man
Also known as: Snapper
Description: They come down from the ceiling, walking in straight directions.
Changkey Maker Neo Metall
Stage: Quick Man
Also known as: Hothead
Description: They toss Changkeys in a downward arc from their heads.
Stage: Crash Man
Description: An upgraded version of Metalls with feet. They fire in three directions, and run towards you. You can shoot them when they expose their eyes.
Batton Robbit
Stage: Wood Man
Also known as: Bubble Bat
Description: They usually hang from the ceilings with their wings closed. When they get off the ceilings, they attack you in your direction. You can shoot them when they expose their faces.
Stage: Wood Man
Also known as: Robo-Rabbit
Description: They hop and shoot carrot missiles at different directions.
Monking Cook
Stage: Wood Man
Also known as: Mecha Monkey
Description: They jump up from the bottom of the screen, grabbing onto the platform, and leaping on the platform, pouncing you.
Stage: Wood Man
Also known as: Atomic Chicken
Description: They run at rapid speed, jumping over you.
Big Fish
Stage: Dr. Wily stage 3
Description: They jump out from the bottomless pit. Only the Quick Boomerang or the Crash Bomb will destroy them.

Sub-bosses[edit | edit source]

There is no way to dodge these enemies: the only way to pass is to defeat them.

Anko Friender
Stage: Bubble Man
Also known as: Lantern Fish
Description: They produce Shrinks from their mouths. Their antennas are their only weak spots.
Stage: Wood Man
Also known as: Hot Dog
Description: They stand still, breathing fire in an upward arc.

Undestructible obstacles[edit | edit source]

There is no way to defeat these enemies: the only way is to get past them and avoid their attacks.

Goblin Press
Stage: Air Man
Also known as: Air Tikki
Description: They protrude horns and release Petit Goblins from their ears.
Stage: Metal Man
Description: These indestructible spiked press will cause a lot of damage to you. Wait until they go back up before passing through them.