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Yamato Man

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Robot Master Info
MM6 - Yamato Man Art.png
Artwork from Mega Man 6.
MM6 - Yamato Man Portrait.png
Stage portrait(s).
General information
Name(s):Yamato Man, Yamatoman
Group(s):Robot Masters
Appearances:Mega Man 6
Related Numbers:Serial Number: DWN-048
Mega Man & Bass CD: 048
Built by:Unknown tournament competitor
Designer:Rai Ichikawa
Game Info
Weapon(s):Yamato Spear
Weakness(es):Silver Tomahawk
Stage(s):Impregnable Fortress

Yamato Man (or Yamatoman) is a Robot Master first appearing in Mega Man 6. Like the other Robot Masters from the game, he was built by an unspecified creator for the First Annual Robot Tournament before being stolen and reprogrammed by Dr. Wily in his Mr. X persona.

Yamato Man's design is based on an ancient Japanese samurai, wearing purple armour and wielding a spear as a weapon, the Yamato Spear. He can use it to attack by firing the tip as a projectile, even firing multiple tips from the air, though he sometimes needs to retrieve a tip before being able to use it again.

In the Games

Mega Man 6

Boss sprite from Mega Man 6.

In Mega Man 6, Yamato Man is one of the main eight Robot Masters that must be fought to reach Mr. X's fortress, appearing as the sixth option (in reading order) on the stage select screen. His stage is the Impregnable Fortress, styled after a Japanese castle, and his title given in his boss intro is "Master of Spear".

In battle, Yamato Man has two attacks, both involving his spear: He can stand on the ground and spin it to fire the tip forward, or jump into the air while spinning it to launch three tips downward at once at the peak of his jump, aiming for Mega Man with the middle one. When firing on the ground, the tip will remain and fall straight down if it hits Mega Man or a wall, forcing Yamato Man to run towards it to pick it up before he can attack again.

His weakness is the Silver Tomahawk, which deals 4 damage per hit and can reach him during his jump attacks due to its trajectory. Defeating him grants Mega Man the Yamato Spear, which lets him fire shield-piercing spear tips rapidly, similarly to the Needle Cannon.

Battle Network era

Yamato Man has a NetNavi equivalent localised outside of Japan as JapanMan.EXE, with a similar, but blue design. He appears as a secret boss in Mega Man Battle Network 3 and has no operator.

Official Data

Mega Man 6

Like the other Robot Masters in Mega Man 6, various data about Yamato Man is shown on the screen after selecting his stage. Although no units are provided for any of the numbers, the numerical range used for the robots' height and weight suggests that they are given in centimeters and kilograms, respectively.

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Mega Man & Bass CD

Yamato Man's CD in Mega Man & Bass is found in Astro Man's stage, in a hard-to-reach place under a platform in the first section.

048 Yamato Man
MM&B - CD - Yamato Man.png Designed after a Japanese warrior. He has great respect for Knight Man. GOOD POINT:
Full of virility
Japanese Sword
"Nippon Banzai!" DISLIKE:

Mega Man Legacy Collection Database

Yamato Man appears under "Mega Man 6" in the Database in Mega Man Legacy Collection and is the fifth Robot Master listed for the game. Like other Robot Masters, he can be fought by pressing a designated button while viewing his data.

MM6 - Yamato Man Art.png Yamato Man
His light armor makes him especially mobile. He uses a spear to attack, but it's pretty dumb how he has to go retrieve it.
HP 28 AT 04 MMLC - Icon Weakness.png MMLC - Icon Silver Tomahawk.png


  • Although Yamato Man has not appeared in any Mega Man TV series, he and the other Robot Masters from Mega Man 6 briefly appear in animated form in that game's Japanese commercial.[1]
  • The Mega Man 6 Robot Masters are implied to come from different countries all over the world, though their exact origins are not specified. It can be assumed that Yamato Man represents Japan, due to being based on a samurai and "Yamato" being a historical name for the country, a point that is further driven home by his Net Navi's English name being JapanMan.


  1. Rockman 6 / Megaman 6 *FULL commercial* ( FAMICOM / NES ) on YouTube, uploaded on 23 Nov 2018 by user Thunderblaze16.