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Neon Tiger

From Mega Man Wiki
Maverick Info
MMX3 - Neon Tiger Art.png
Artwork from Mega Man X3.
X3 Xtreme 2
Stage portrait(s).
General information
Name(s):Neon Tiger, Shining Tigerd
Title(s):Protector of the Jungle[1]
Group(s):Doppler Army, Mavericks
Appearances:Mega Man X3, Mega Man Xtreme 2
Designer:Tatsuya Yoshikawa[1]
Game Info
Weapon(s):X3 Ray Splasher
XT2 Ray Claw
XT2 Rising
Weakness(es):X3 Spinning Blade
XT2 Tornado Fang
XT2 Drill Crush
Stage(s):X3: Safari Park Stage
XT2: Jungle Stage

Neon Tiger, known as Shining Tigerd (シャイニング・タイガード) in Japan, is a Maverick from the X era, appearing as one of the main bosses in Mega Man X3. He is a light-themed Reploid based on a tiger, who ambushes targets with his beam claws and light shots. He was formerly a poacher hunter in Dopple Town before he was infected by the Sigma Virus.

In the Games

Mega Man X3

Sprite from Mega Man X3.

Neon Tiger debuts in Mega Man X3 as one of the eight Mavericks on the Stage Select screen. He serves as the boss of Safari Park Stage. The Japanese game manual states that he was created to protect the small remaining number of natural animals from poachers in a safari park, but has now gone Maverick.[2]

Neon Tiger attacks from the walls, and while he doesn't move too quickly, his attack trajectories can be difficult to avoid. Defeating Tiger grants X the Ray Splasher. His weakness is the Spinning Blade, from Crush Crawfish, which stuns him and makes him retreat to a wall. A boss attack rematch with Neon Tiger later occurs in Doppler Stage C.

Mega Man Xtreme 2

Sprite from Mega Man Xtreme 2.

In Mega Man Xtreme 2, Neon Tiger returns as a resurrected Maverick guardian of Laguz Island. He is one of the four bosses in X Mission, being the boss of Jungle Stage. He has new Special Weapons for X and Zero: Ray Claw and Rising, respectively. He is weak to Tornado Fang and Drill Crush. Neon Tiger is later part of the boss attack in the Sigma Stage in Extreme Mode.

Other Game Appearances

Other Media

Official Data

Source Data
Rockman X3 (PS) manual ...[JP]
Super Famicom Kanpeki Kōryaku Series #123: Rockman X3 Hisshō Kōryaku-hō ...[JP]
Kodansha Manga Hyakka #34: Rockman X Chō Hyakka ...[JP]
Height: 198 cm Weight: 150 kg Max Power: 3600rp Max Speed: 9900rp
Compendium of Rockman X Boss File (X3) A poacher hunter made to protect endangered wild animals from the hands of poachers. He uses solar light as an energy source, giving him unlimited power.[JP]
Compendium of Rockman X Boss File (XT2) A hunter created to protect endangered animals from poachers. Despite going Maverick, he still operated in the jungle that was his original territory. Appeared in Mega Man X3.[JP]
Mega Man X Legacy Collection Gallery Unlike most Reploids, Tiger is no stranger to fighting against humans; he was designed to hunt down poachers threatening the world's few remaining wild animals. Since he is solar-powered, he can operate indefinitely without an external power source, and his wickedly-sharp claws and extreme speed make him a tough enemy. To defeat him, you'll have to fight blades with blades!


Behind the Scenes

Developer Commentary

"I designed Catfish and Tiger. The Catfish design came together pretty easily, and I'm quite happy with how it turned out. With Tiger, I'm particularly happy with he crystal bubbles on his body. I wanted those to look like cat eyes." - (Tatsuya Yoshikawa)[1]


Language Name Origin
Japanese Shining Tigerd (シャイニング・タイガード) "Tigerd" is a corruption of the English word tiger.
English Neon Tiger Neon is a noble gas that emits bright red light when electrified.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works. 2013.
  2. Game manual, Rockman X3. December 1995.