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Volt Catfish

From Mega Man Wiki
Maverick Info
MMX3 - Volt Catfish Art.png
Artwork from Mega Man X3.
X3 Xtreme 2
Stage portrait(s).
General information
Name(s):Volt Catfish, Electro Namazuros, Elekiter Namazuros
Title(s):Rescue Power Plant[1]
Group(s):Doppler Army, Mavericks
Appearances:Mega Man X3, Mega Man Xtreme 2
Inspiration:Electric catfish
Designer:Tatsuya Yoshikawa[1]
Game Info
Weapon(s):X3 Triad Thunder
XT2 Tri-Thunder
Weakness(es):X3 Tornado Fang
XT2 Ray Claw
XT2 Rising
Stage(s):X3: Power Control Center Stage
XT2: Hydroelectric Plant Stage

Volt Catfish, known as Electro Namazuros (エレキテル・ナマズロス) in Japan, is a Maverick from the X era, appearing as one of the main bosses in Mega Man X3. He is an electricity-themed Reploid based on a catfish, who fights with electric drones and suction attacks. He was formerly an emergency power generator Reploid before he was infected by the Sigma Virus in Dopple Town.

In the Games

Mega Man X3

Sprite from Mega Man X3.

Volt Catfish debuts in Mega Man X3 as one of the eight Mavericks on the Stage Select screen. He is an emergency power generator who was infected by the Sigma Virus in Dopple Town, and serves as the boss of Power Control Center Stage. His attacks can be tricky to avoid, especially when his health is low and he uses his ultimate move. Defeating Volt Catfish grants X the Triad Thunder. His weakness is the Tornado Fang, from Tunnel Rhino, which stuns him and resets his pattern. A boss attack rematch with Volt Catfish later occurs in Doppler Stage C.

Mega Man Xtreme 2

Sprite from Mega Man Xtreme 2.

In Mega Man Xtreme 2, Volt Catfish returns as a resurrected Maverick guardian of Laguz Island. He is one of the four bosses in Zero Mission, being the boss of Hydroelectric Plant Stage. He gives X and Zero the same Special Weapon, Tri-Thunder, though it functions differently for each. He is weak to Ray Claw and Rising. Volt Catfish is later part of the boss attack in the Sigma Stage in Extreme Mode.

Mega Man X DiVE

In Mega Man X DiVE, Maverick Data of Volt Catfish appears as the boss of Chapter 16 in Co-op Mode, being fought in Power Control Center 16-2. He is one of the few bosses to only appear in one mode; furthermore, he is one of the few bosses to not appear at all in Mega Man X DiVE Offline.

Other Game Appearances

Other Media

  • In the Rockman X3 manga, Volt Catfish reprises his role from Mega Man X3.
  • In the Archie Mega Man comic, Volt Catfish appears in the "Worlds Unite" arc as one of the many Mavericks resurrected in Sigma's army.

Official Data

Mega Man X3

Rescue Power Plant
Volt Catfish
Formerly a kind-hearted Reploid who possessed a high-voltage internal power generator, to act as an emergency mobile power plant. However, with the recent incident, he has changed completely. He occupies the power control center and challenges X with his electricity.[2][3]
Height: 171 cm
Weight: 182 kg
Max Power: 8200rp
Max Speed: 1600rp

Compendium of Rockman X

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Power Control Center Stage Volt Catfish
Weapon: Triad Thunder Weakness: Tornado Fang
Profile: Built with a high-voltage power generator in his body, he was a Reploid used as a mobile power station in emergencies. His personality suddenly changed in this recent incident and he took over the energy management center.
Attack: Effect:
Electric Shot Shoots an electric ball along the wall.
Mine Launches mines in X's direction, sends electric shots to them, and then sucks them in.
Body Press Jumps and falls vertically.
Electric Shot Shower Scatters electric shots consecutively.
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Hydroelectric Plant Stage Volt Catfish
Weapon: Tri-Thunder Weakness: Ray Claw/Rising
Profile: A Reploid with a high-performance power generator built into his body. He worked as a mobile emergency power plant, but went Maverick and became an enemy of humanity. Appeared in Mega Man X3.
Attack: Effect:
Suction Attack Attacks with lightning while sucking the player in.
Body Press Jumps and falls with a body press, releasing an electric shock along the floor.
3-Way Electric Shot Shoots an electric shock that spreads in three directions.
Electric Shot Scatter Fires three electric shock bullets at high speed.
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Mega Man X Legacy Collection Gallery

MMX3 - Volt Catfish Art.png Volt Catfish
Catfish is equipped with a powerful built-in electricity generator; he was designed to help people during disasters by acting as a mobile power station. Now, there is little left of his kind personality.
As a Maverick, he has taken over the city's power grid control station... but the massive amounts of energy he has absorbed there have driven him berserk, challenging anyone to stop him if they can. To defeat him, you'll need some way of piercing his powerful electric shield.

Mega Man X DiVE

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Volt Catfish
Also known as the "Rescue Power Plant." It is a thinking robot that is built with a super high performance electricity generator device and acts as a mobile power station when a disaster occurs. It was invited by Dr. Doppler to Dopple Town, where it was infected by the Sigma Virus. Finally, it look over the power management centers around the world, leaving human cities without electricity.

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 the crystal bubbles on his body. I wanted those to look like cat eyes." - (Tatsuya Yoshikawa)[1]


Language Name Origin
Japanese Electro Namazuros (エレキテル・ナマズロス) "Namazuros" is derived from Ōnamazu, a legendary Japanese catfish that causes earthquakes from underground.
English Volt Catfish Named after a catfish.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works. 2013.
  2. Kodansha Manga Hyakka #34: Rockman X Chō Hyakka. April 1996.
  3. Comic BomBom Special #99: Ketteiban - Rockman 7 & Rockman X3 Chō Hyakka. February 1996.