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Arcbeetle-Dash (アークビートル・ダッシュ) is a KBT-type Medabot that first appeared in Medarot 4.
Just like Arcbeetle, Arcbeetle-Dash's Head Part isn't compatible with the same Medal his other parts are, but he can still deal a huge amount of damage. His Appendix is weaker than Arcbeetle's Head Part, Prominence, but it allows one usage more. Also, Arcbeetle's Prominence is a "Beam" attack, whilst Arcbeetle-Dash's Appendix is a "Laser" attack. All of Arcbeetle-Dash's other parts are weaker as well, but the advantage is it allows him to Medachange into a car-like form.
In the games
In Medarot 4
Arcbeetle-Dash appears as one of the Medabots controlled by the Phantom Renegade, among others. He is principally seen when Phantom Renegade has Redmatador and Pii as Medabots in the Robattle simulator at Ryuutou. He appears with a Kabuto Medal.
Arcbeetle-Dash's model number is now KBT-7BX. In Kabuto Version, he is used by Rintaro during the postgame chapters. In the Kuwagata Version, he uses Tyrrellbeetle instead.
Visually, Arc-Dash's Appendix head has a "sight" on its upper pylon that is absent on Arcbeetle's Prominence.
In the anime
In Medabots Spirits, Arcbeetle-Dash is first introduced alongside Tyrelbeetle as a prototype at the Medabots Corporation, where Ikki and Zuru are given the opportunity to test them out using Metabee and Gorem-2's Medals, respectively. Metabee finds Arcbeetle-Dash's body to be extremely heavy and difficult to move properly, resulting in extremely clumsy performance during the test. Later, the two Medabots were offered as a prize in a tournament, where they were won by Ginkai. After Ginkai realized the importance of friendship and true partnership with Medabots, he decided to reuse his old Bayonet's Kabuto Medal in the new Arcbeetle-Dash body, giving the Medabot the name "Arc-Dash". After Zuru, in the guise of the Mystery Medafighter, helped him out, Ginkai gave him Tyrelbeetle's parts to use. Later on, during important battles, the two of them occasionally combined their Medabots into Masterbeetle, which overpowered and defeated Redrun.
He is quite like Metabee, as in addition to having a Rare Medal allowing him to utilize the Medaforce, Arc-Dash is stubborn and doesn't take orders from anyone, but is nonetheless a loyal and good friend. He is in love with Peppercat, even going so far as to hitting Blakbeetle dead-on with the Medaforce just for damaging her body and ceasing her functions.
Arc-Dash is voiced by Dan Petronijevic and Phil McCordic in the English dub.
- Tyrelbeetle, his KWG-series counterpart.
|Metabee - Saikachi - Kantaroth - Bayonet - Blakbeetle - Arcbeetle - Arcbeetle-Dash|