Table of Contents
What you can use this guide to do:
- Find out how to spark the starter Robopon you want. Starter Bots
- Find out all of the ways to normal spark level 15 Robopon. Level 15
- Find out all of the ways to normal spark level 20 Robopon. Level 20
- Find out all of the ways to normal spark level 25 Robopon. Level 25
- Find out all of the ways to normal spark level 30 Robopon. Level 30
- See a complete list of all of the batteries in the game. Batteries
- See a complete list of all of the normal sparks. Normal Spark List
- See a complete list of all of the link sparks. Link Spark List
- See a complete list of all the exceptional Robopon that spark differently. Information on Sparking
- To find all the ways to spark a certain Robopon, just search this page for their name.
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This guide came from a desire I had a couple of years ago to conclusively test each and every battery combination in the Robopon 2 games, primarily for my own benefit. The initial size of the task made it seem impossible, but countless episodes of Gilmore Girls later, here we are.
First, what is Link Sparking? In both Robopon 2 versions, Robopon are created by combining batteries. It doesn't make much sense, but that's this game in a nutshell. On a single game you can combine two batteries, and when linking any two versions with a link cable you are given the option to combine four. The two battery combinations are referred to as "Sparking", and similarly the four battery combinations are called "Link Sparking".
When starting this guide, the question arose as to just how many different combinations I was going to need to do in order to actually make it comprehensive. Throughout each game there are a total of twenty different kinds of batteries to find, and there are many copies of each kind. Therefore, I needed to know how many combinations of two and four batteries there were, when there were twenty things to choose from, where each kind could be chosen multiple times, and finally where the order did not matter.
For those of you less mathematically inclined, this is the number of "combinations" (meaning the order does not matter) of twenty objects "choose" two or four, with repetition.
For normal sparks, this is
(20 * 21) / (1 * 2) = 210
Similarly, for link sparks this is
(20 * 21 * 22 * 23) / (1 * 2 * 3 * 4) = 8855
The normal sparks were easy enough to do, as 210 is not that many, however link sparks seemed ridiculous.
What really saved me was the fact that both games have three "starter" batteries, Moon, Sun, and Ion, which can be combined to create the three starting Robopon in each games. These three batteries cannot be normal sparked to create anything else; they are there solely to be combined with each other in order to create your starting robot.
Using that idea, it seemed pointless to try to link spark these three batteries because there is really no chance that they could make anything else. Under this assumption, that three of these batteries are useless, we reduced the problem to testing 17 batteries instead of 20.
Now, for link sparking we have...
(17 * 18 * 19 * 20) / (1 * 2 * 3 * 4) = 4845
After coming up with this number I decided I should at least try it. I created a small program that took in a list of the 17 batteries I was going to use and popped out a text file containing all of the different combinations. After that, I slowly filled in each of the 4845 entries.
I did the same thing with the normal sparks and they are included here for your convenience, however the meat of this package is the Link Sparks. I cannot guarantee that everything is 110%, however if you notice any problems please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will try to fix it immediately.
Information on Sparking
First of all, almost all Robopon can be link sparked at levels 1, 5, 10, 15, and 20. There are only three exceptions to this standard.
- Nebulus can only be link sparked at level 1, and this is the only way to acquire him.
- Icarus and Bigzap must be enhanced from their previous forms, and cannot be sparked.
No Robopon are unobtainable in either version of the game if both link sparking and enhancing are used as methods to obtain them. However, link sparking is needed for most pons, therefore two game cartridges are required.
The format that I will use is as follows.
Batt + Batt = Pon Name (Level)
to denote a failed spark (Bulbot/Gear).
Normal sparking can be done using only one game. Normal sparking is the only way to spark Robopon at levels 25 and 30, and there are only a few combinations that do this (link sparking only sparks pons at levels 1, 5, 10, 15, and 20).
These rare combinations are...
SSTBot, level 25, Ultra + Ultra Gidyup, level 25, Alkali + Alkali Mariner, level 25, Super + Cyber Centaur, level 25, Hyper + Cyber B-Mani, level 25, NiCD + Cyber Desutro, level 25, Cool + Ultra Storm, level 25, Silver + Cyber Skeeto, level 25, Gold + Ultra GGTBot, level 25, Gold + Alkali Ruby, level 25, Noble + Cyber Train, level 25, Tough + Ultra Musashi, level 25, Cyber + Ultra Zap, level 25, Ultra + Alkali
Fujipon, level 30, Mangan + Alkali Merr-O, level 30, Silver + Alkali Minotor, level 30, Tough + Alkali A-Grav9, level 30, Wild + Alkali
Batteries are found in the game roughly in the order they're listed in this guide (disregarding the three starting batteries, which are trivial to acquire). That order is
Normal Super Hyper Mild Mangan NiCD Star Air Cool Silver Gold Noble Tough Wild Cyber Ultra Alkali
It is interesting to note that all of the level 25 sparks require at least one Cyber, Ultra, or Alkali battery to spark, and all of the level 30 sparks take an Alkali battery.
Almost all Robopon can be sparked at level 20 or 15 using link sparking, however because many of you don't have two games, I have made a list of all of the normal sparks that give level 20 and level 15 pons. The asterisks show the earliest obtainable Robopon at level 20 (due to the locations of their batteries).
Super + Noble = Sherman (20) * Mild + Tough = KingPon (20) Mangan + Noble = Tomuhok (20) * Mangan + Ultra = Dynamit (20) Mangan + Alkali = Fujipon (20) NiCD + Tough = Kimera (20) Air + Wild = Filimen (20) Silver + Noble = Filrup (20) * Noble + Ultra = El Seed (20) Wild + Cyber = Pirate (20)
Normal + Silver = Kogal (15) Normal + Gold = Racer (15) Super + Cool = Pengski (15) Hyper + Silver = Trigger (15) Mild + Cool = Tuten (15) Mild + Gold = Lil'Goo (15) Mangan + Silver = Dot (15) NiCD + Cool = Elepon (15) NiCD + Gold = Octopon (15) Star + Cool = RushBox (15) Star + Gold = Viper2 (15) Star + Noble = Crysty (15) Air + Silver = Thief (15) Cool + Silver = Vic (15) Cool + Gold = Cambot (15) Cool + Tough = NitBoat (15)
Moon + Moon = ///1 Ion + Ion = ///1 Sun + Sun = ///1 Moon + Ion = Sunny (01) Moon + Sun = Rider1 (01) Ion + Sun = Draco (01)
Moon + Moon = ///1 Ion + Ion = ///1 Sun + Sun = ///1 Moon + Ion = SunZero (01) Moon + Sun = Scooter (01) Ion + Sun = Hexbot (01)
Normal Spark List
Normal + Normal = ///1 Super + Super = Mouster (01) Hyper + Hyper = ///1 Mild + Mild = ///1 Mangan + Mangan = Granit (05) NiCD + NiCD = ///1 Star + Star = Ralph (10) Air + Air = Boomer (10) Cool + Cool = ///1 Silver + Silver = ///1 Gold + Gold = Gunball (10) Noble + Noble = Ping (10) Tough + Tough = ///1 Wild + Wild = ///1 Cyber + Cyber = ///1 Ultra + Ultra = SSTBot (25) Alkali + Alkali = Gidyup (25) Normal + Super = Viggy (01) Normal + Hyper = Wobble (01) Normal + Mild = ///1 Normal + Mangan = Sumito (05) Normal + NiCD = ///1 Normal + Star = Kinchop (10) Normal + Air = ///1 Normal + Cool = ///1 Normal + Silver = Kogal (15) Normal + Gold = Racer (15) Normal + Noble = ///1 Normal + Tough = ///1 Normal + Wild = ///1 Normal + Cyber = ///1 Normal + Ultra = ///1 Normal + Alkali = ///1 Super + Hyper = ///1 Super + Mild = Wind-Up (01) Super + Mangan = RboPron (05) Super + NiCD = Tokbot (05) Super + Star = Robby (10) Super + Air = Ninja (10) Super + Cool = Pengski (15) Super + Silver = ///1 Super + Gold = ///1 Super + Noble = Sherman (20) Super + Tough = ///1 Super + Wild = ///1 Super + Cyber = Mariner (25) Super + Ultra = ///1 Super + Alkali = ///1 Hyper + Mild = Ta-Daa (01) Hyper + Mangan = Hippon (05) Hyper + NiCD = ///1 Hyper + Star = ///1 Hyper + Air = Woolly (10) Hyper + Cool = ///1 Hyper + Silver = Trigger (15) Hyper + Gold = ///1 Hyper + Noble = ///1 Hyper + Tough = ///1 Hyper + Wild = Silky (10) Hyper + Cyber = Centaur (25) Hyper + Ultra = ///1 Hyper + Alkali = ///1 Mild + Mangan = ///1 Mild + NiCD = Leaky (05) Mild + Star = ///1 Mild + Air = Timzup (10) Mild + Cool = Tuten (15) Mild + Silver = ///1 Mild + Gold = Lil'Goo (15) Mild + Noble = ///1 Mild + Tough = KingPon (20) Mild + Wild = ///1 Mild + Cyber = ///1 Mild + Ultra = ///1 Mild + Alkali = ///1 Mangan + NiCD = Meddy (05) Mangan + Star = Vacupon (10) Mangan + Air = ///1 Mangan + Cool = ///1 Mangan + Silver = Dot (15) Mangan + Gold = ///1 Mangan + Noble = Tomuhok (20) Mangan + Tough = ///1 Mangan + Wild = ///1 Mangan + Cyber = ///1 Mangan + Ultra = Dynamit (20) Mangan + Alkali = Fujipon (20) NiCD + Star = Chimp (10) NiCD + Air = Fighter (10) NiCD + Cool = Elepon (15) NiCD + Silver = ///1 NiCD + Gold = Octopon (15) NiCD + Noble = ///1 NiCD + Tough = Kimera (20) NiCD + Wild = ///1 NiCD + Cyber = B-Mani (25) NiCD + Ultra = ///1 NiCD + Alkali = ///1 Star + Air = Gello (05) Star + Cool = RushBox (15) Star + Silver = ///1 Star + Gold = Viper2 (15) Star + Noble = Crysty (15) Star + Tough = ///1 Star + Wild = ///1 Star + Cyber = ///1 Star + Ultra = ///1 Star + Alkali = ///1 Air + Cool = ///1 Air + Silver = Thief (15) Air + Gold = ///1 Air + Noble = ///1 Air + Tough = ///1 Air + Wild = Filimen (20) Air + Cyber = ///1 Air + Ultra = ///1 Air + Alkali = ///1 Cool + Silver = Vic (15) Cool + Gold = Cambot (15) Cool + Noble = ///1 Cool + Tough = NitBoat (15) Cool + Wild = ///1 Cool + Cyber = ///1 Cool + Ultra = Desutro (25) Cool + Alkali = ///1 Silver + Gold = Gobby (10) Silver + Noble = Filrup (20) Silver + Tough = ///1 Silver + Wild = ///1 Silver + Cyber = Storm (25) Silver + Ultra = ///1 Silver + Alkali = Merr-O (30) Gold + Noble = ///1 Gold + Tough = Whirlee (10) Gold + Wild = ///1 Gold + Cyber = ///1 Gold + Ultra = Skeeto (25) Gold + Alkali = GGTBot (25) Noble + Tough = ///1 Noble + Wild = ///1 Noble + Cyber = Ruby (25) Noble + Ultra = El Seed (20) Noble + Alkali = ///1 Tough + Wild = GigaPon (10) Tough + Cyber = ///1 Tough + Ultra = Train (25) Tough + Alkali = Minotor (30) Wild + Cyber = Pirate (20) Wild + Ultra = ///1 Wild + Alkali = A-Grav9 (30) Cyber + Ultra = Musashi (25) Cyber + Alkali = ///1 Ultra + Alkali = Zap (25)