Zero can collect "Cyber-Elves" which have a wide variety of useful effects. However, they die when used, so you get docked mission points for using them, more for each elf used, and how rare it was. Avoid using them if you want a high rank.
- Passy: This unique cyber-elf resurrects Zero, therefore starting the video game.
There are three normal kinds of Cyber-Elf:
- Nurse: Nurse elves often improve Zero's health by increasing the life energy gauge, becoming Sub Tanks, or dropping life energy. They are good to use in a tight pinch, such as in boss fights.
- Animal: Animal elves come to Zero's aid by improving his abilities or providing a few skills of their own. They are useful against hordes of enemies, and can provide backup.
- Hacker: Hacker elves are capable of altering data, giving Zero more time under a time limit, getting rid of certain enemies, weakening bosses, or even eliminating the threat of instant-kill spikes from the game.
Along with these elves, Jackson, a very unique Cyber-Elf, will become yours, should you collect all the others, feed them to completion, and get through the game without using any and save the game clear data.
- Rare: A one-of-a-kind Cyber-Elf with the very special ability to make you invincible. He requires the most E-Crystals to raise, but the rewarding effect makes you untouchable. The only exceptions are falling into pits and getting crushed.
In order to raise all the normal cyber-elves, a total of 23150 crystals is required.
Locations of Nurse Cyber-Elves
|1. the Golem||-||Nuppie (box)|
|Resistance base||Fureff (give 250 EC to Hibou)||Lippie (box)|
|2. Aztec Falcon||Gireff (destroy Pantheons)||Mippie (box)|
|3. the train engine||Bireff (box)||-|
|4. the factory boss||Greff (box),
|Winkie (box) |
|5. Anubis Necromancess III||-||Lubtan (box)|
|6. Blizzack Staggroff||-||Nebitan (box)|
|7. the giant mechaniloid||-||Hapitan (box, after mission)|
|8. Harpuia||Dereff (box),
|11. Leviathan||Areff (box),
Keick (destroy computers),
|Reppie (destroy computers)|
|12. Maha Ganeshariff||Somack (box, after mission)||-|
|14. Herculious Anchortus||Ireff (box),
|15. the Rainbow Devil||Hareff (box)||-|
Locations of Animal Cyber-Elves
"Satellite" cyber-elf is a definition that is actually introduced in Mega Man Zero 3. Here, it refers to cyber-elves that once activated are not used up until the end of a mission (or the beginning of one, if they were activated in an intermission).
Why this distinction? Because you might want to fight all the bosses at their full power and still use all the cyber-elves in the same game to unlock the Ultimate Mode, and in order to do so the best strategy would be not ot use any cyber-elf until before the last mission. Well, the "satellite" cyber-Elves prevent this, because once you use three at the same time, you cannot use any other elf until the beginning or the end of next mission. Therefore, you might rather choose to use one of them per mission, thus getting just a small score penalty.
|1. the Golem||-||-||-|
|Resistance base||Beevoize (A/S rank only)||-||-|
|2. Aztec Falcon||-||Birsky (destroy Spikings)||Gibber (destroy Totem Cannons)|
|3. the train engine||Beesus (defeat sub-boss)||Birdian (destroy Pantheon Fliers)||Buffer (destroy Pantheon Warriors)|
|4. the factory boss||Beenet (destroy Shield Attackers),
Stickle (destroy Securi-piders)
|-||Ribbid (destroy C-Hoppers)|
|5. Anubis Necromancess III||-||Birfly (destroy Condoroids)||-|
|6. Blizzack Staggroff||-||-||Shelter (destroy Battleattles)|
|7. the giant mechaniloid||-||Birtack (destroy Rayvens)||-|
|8. Harpuia||Beedle (defeat boss)||Birtross (destroy Pantheon Fliers)||-|
|9. Fefnir||-||-||Turbo (defeat boss)|
|10. Phantom||Stickon (destroy Garm dogs)||-||-|
|11. Leviathan||-||Bompa (destroy Screwdrigers),
Bompu (destroy Sharkseals),
Bomgu (defeat boss)
|12. Maha Ganeshariff||Sticker (destroy Green Tanks)||Bomga (destroy Cloppers)||-|
|13. Hanumachine||Sticken (destroy Mini-Hanumachines)||-||-|
|14. Herculious Anchortus||Beefive (destroy sub-boss),
Beehoney (defeat boss)
|15. the Rainbow Devil||-||Birrair (destroy Gyro Cannons)||-|
Locations of Hacker Cyber-Elves
In order to get a high score, ignore cyber-elves in boxes during the missions: you can come back later to collect them.
|Mission (boss)||Small (in box)||Small (destroy)||Medium/Rare|
|1. the Golem||Clockpah||Stoccue (destroy spider nests)
Stocchu (destroy Pantheons)
|2. Aztec Falcon||Clocpooh||-||-|
|Resistance base||Clocka (listen to Andrew's story)||-||-|
|3. the train engine||-||Itemon (destroy motorbikes)||Hafmargo (destroy wrecking balls) |
Totten (defeat boss)
|4. the factory boss||-||-||-|
|5. Anubis Necromancess III||-||Itettle (destroy sand snakes)
Stocpie (destroy sand traps)
M-oria (defeat boss)
|6. Blizzack Staggroff||M-orelli||-||-|
|7. the giant mechaniloid||-||Stoctto (defeat boss)||-|
|9. Fefnir||-||M-orque (destroy mini-tanks)||Kenite (destroy camels)|
|10. Phantom||-||-||Hafmarda (defeat boss)|
|11. Leviathan||M-orekka, Clocta, Itepon||-||-|
|12. Maha Ganeshariff||-||Itecle (defeat boss)||-|
|13. Hanumachine||-||-||Eenite (defeat boss)|
|14. Herculious Anchortus||Iteron, Stocpoh||Cloctch (defeat sub-boss)||-|
|15. the Rainbow Devil||-||M-orolli (defeat boss)||-|
In order to obtain this cyber-elf, you have to fulfill three requirements, also described in the Unlockable secrets page:
- Collect every Cyber-Elf;
- Raise every Cyber-Elf to maximum level (requiring almost 23400 EC);
- Either one of the following:
- Beat the game not using any cyber-elf;
- Beat the game using all other cyber-elves (this actually unlocks Ultimate Mode, that includes this cyber-elf).
Although many guides claim the opposite, beating the game in Hard Mode and/or at rank A (or S) is not a requirement to unlock Jackson.
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In order to unlock the Rare Cyber-Elf, it is necessary at least to collect all other cyber-elves, therefore this section offers a quick checklist.
- Cyber-elves from enemies can only be obtained during the mission.
- Cyber-elves from the bosses cannot be missed.
- Cyber-elves from the boxes can be collected after missions, to save mission time (and improve the rank).
|Mission/Boss||From enemies||From the boss||From boxes|
|Mission 1|| Stoccue (from spider nests)
Stocchu (from blue Pantheons)
|(Z-Saber)|| Nuppie (high ledge) |
Clocpah (start area)
|Aztec Falcon|| Birsky (from Spykings)
Gireff (from blue Pantheons)
Gibber (from Totem Cannons)
|Thunder chip|| Mippie (on a hook) |
Clocpooh (on a wall)
|Resistance base||-||-|| Beevoize (Ciel's room, rank A) |
Fureff (feed 250 EC to Hibou)
Clocka (listen to Andrew after Mission 2)
Lippie (desert gate after Mission 2)
|Train engine|| Itemon (from kerberos bikes)
Buffer (from shield Pantheons)
Hafmargo (from Crush Rollers)
Birdian (from Ravens)
| Beesus (sub-boss)
|Bireff (up a vent)|
|Factory boss|| Beenet (from Shield Attackers)
Ribbid (from C-Hoppers)
Stickle (from Spiders)
|Flame chip|| Greff (in the air vent) |
Winkie (above the carriers)
Motolar (above a ladder)
Nutan (false wall)
|Anubis Necromancess|| Itettle (from Sandsnakes)
Birfly (from Condoroid)
Stocpie (from Sandjaws)
|Blizzack Staggroff||Shelter (from Battleattles)||Ice chip||- |
|Giant Mechaniloid||Birtack (from the flyeyes)||Stoctto||Hapitan (let the boss dig a bit)|
|Harpuia||Birtross (from flying Pantheons)||Beedle|| Dereff (left of starting point) |
Sireff (under a platform)
Morick (under a platform)
|Phantom||Stickon (from Garms)||Hafmarda||-|
|Fefnir|| Kenite (from Cameloids)
M-orque (from Yellow Tanks)
|Turbo|| Nebitan (sand hole) |
Lubtan (top of crumbling platforms)
|Leviathan|| Bompa (from Screwdivers)
Bompu (from Sharkseals)
| Reppie (computer)
| Areff (underwater cliff) |
Rohealar (hard jump: above a submarine)
M-orelli (hidden passage)
M-orekka (in a cell)
Tielar (in a cell)
Clocta (in a cell)
Itepon (in a cell)
|Maha Ganeshariff|| Bomga (from Colppers)
Sticker (from Green Tanks)
|Itecle||Somack (after the mission)|
|Hanumachine||Sticken (from boss drones)||Eenite||-|
|Herculious Anchortus||-|| Beefive (1st sub-boss)
Cloctch (2nd sub-boss)
| Iteron (first shrine roof) |
Ireff (first shrine roof)
Coswick (drop from ledge on the left)
Stocpoh (hard jump: second shrine roof)
Ereff (hard jump: second shrine roof)
Muelar (third shrine roof)
|Rainbow Devil||Birrair (from Gyro Cannons)||M-orolli||Hareff (in plain view)|
- The desert stage cannot be revisited until Fefnir is defeated.
- The hidden base stage cannot be revisited until Fefnir and Leviathan are defeated.