Megaman X6

Strategy Guide

Note: This game is also titled Rockman X6.

  • X's Ultimate Armor

    At the main menu, press Left(3), Right before starting a new game. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound. You will begin the game with X's Ultimate Armor, which is very much identical to the same armor from Megaman X5.

  • Nightmare Zero

    At the main menu, press L1(3), R2. If you entered the code correctly, you will hear a sound. Start a new game. When you rescue Zero after defeating him in battle, you will play as the Nightmare version of Zero. Nightmare Zero has all of Zero's normal moves, but he is much more powerful.

  • Zero

    Find Zero with the teleporters and fight him. He will join you after he is defeated.

  • Easy attack with Zero

    While playing as Zero, press Attack and Dash repeatedly.

  • Zero's best attacks

    First, you have his normal three slash combo. This is best used with the first two slashes repeatedly and is done by tapping X(2), wait until he begins to put his weapon away about a second later, then tap X(2) again. Keep doing this as many times as needed. Instead of using his spinning jump slash which engulfs his whole body, use his normal jump slash without the double jump. Ensuizan, however, is one of his best attacks. It is basically the jumping spin slash wherever you want it. After gaining the Fire attack for Zero, just attack as you normally would except tap his slash attack two times and on the third time use his Fire attack.

  • Slash combo with X

    This trick can be done with any of X's armors except the Shadow Armor. Go to the controller configuration screen and turn on the "Auto-Fire" feature. Play the game normally. Whenever you want to make slashing combos, make sure you are not directly next to a wall and have a comfortable position for Dash (R1 recommended). Hold Slash as soon as the saber touches the ground, but before it starts to get small, press Dash. This will cancel the slash and start a new one. You can use this technique to perform slash combos similar to Zero's from Megaman X4 and Megaman X5.

  • Stronger Z-Saber slash

    When using the Blade armor for X, instead of pressing Triangle, press Up + Square.

  • Nightmare effects

    Each effect is neutralized in almost in all cases by the same weapon it comes from. In the case of the raining magma, blow it up with ShouenZan or Magma Blade. For iced floors, use Hyoroga/Ice Burst. For gnats, use Yammark Option. For iron blocks, use Metal Anchor/Rakukojin. For soul spirits, use Laser Shield. Finally, red crates can be blown up with SentsuiZan/Ground Dash; black and blue ones can be moved with the same weapon. The rain and the spotlights cannot be neutralized.

      Amazon Area, Laser Institute: Metallic gnats (very pesky)
      Amazon Area, Magma Area: Metallic gnats
      Inami Temple, Amazon Area: Normal rain (slows you down)
      Inami Temple, Central Museum: Normal rain
      Magma Area, North Pole Area: Magma rain. Also, some walls break an allow access to secret area.
      Magma Area, Weapon Center: Magma rain.
      Weapon Center, Amazon Area: Spotlights (dispiriting and very difficult to maneuver with)
      Weapon Center, Inami Temple: Spotlights
      Laser Institute, North Pole Area: Soul spirits (attacking soul clones of Zero/X, respectively)
      Laser Institute, Inami Temple: Soul spirits
      North Pole Area, Recycle Lab: Iced floors
      Recycle Lab, Magma Area: Iron blocks
      Recycle Lab, Weapon Center: Iron blocks
      Recycle Lab, Central Museum: Iron blocks
      Central Museum, Recycle Lab: Red, blue and black crates
      Central Museum, Laser Institute: Red, blue and black crates
  • Blade Armor parts and locations

      Armor: Laser Institute. At one point in the level, you will see a laser activated door in the floor. Direct the laser to it and open it. Inside will be a large system of lasers to correct. Once finished. you will open another door in the floor. Drop down and go left (you can go through the wall). Jump across the ledge beyond the wall to find the capsule.

      Boots: Amazon area. After falling into the first cave you will notice a path behind a Praying Mantis Maverick at the bottom of the drop.

      Helmet: Central Museum. In one of the random totem pole areas.

      X-buster: Weapons Center. After defeating the gigantic Maverick, a portal will appear. Once inside the portal, go left instead of right.

  • Blade Armor special abilities

    The Blade Armor can perform a powered Mach Dash by pressing X(2). The longer you hold X and/or the D-pad, the farther he will dash in that direction. It special attack is firing two waves of two Z-Sabers in the direction he is facing.

  • Falcon Armor special abilities

    Its special attack is a fully charged X-Buster blast that falls all over the screen.

  • Shadow Armor parts and locations

      Arms: You find this in Blaze Heatnix's level. After the second mini-Boss Donut Mechaniloid, you will get to a vertical area with an upper and lower door. You will notice the ceiling is quite high above the upper door.

      Body: In Rainy Turtloid's level, when you get to the inside of the tree trunk, there are five narrow passages with spikes on the ceiling and floor. Three are on the left side and two are on the right side. The upper right passage leads to the Shadow Armor body program. You will need the Blade Armor and use the Mach Dash to get through the narrow passageway. Make sure to release Right or you will walk into the second set of spikes. Repeat this to go through the second set of spikes.

      Head: If you have not come from Metal Shark Player's level, you will need the Blade Armor's Mach Dash ability to get to the armor capsule. You must climb either the left or right side of the vertical chamber. Once you see the left or right ledges, dash jump off the wallm then Mach Dash upwards and land on the ledge. Continue to climb up, and you will see the capsule.

      Leg: You find this in Blizzard Wolfang's level. Shortly, after passing the area with vertical avalanches and pillars of ice you have to stand on, you will reach a downward slope to a ladder. Above the ladder is a ledge. Zero can double jump to that ledge. X with the Blade Armor can Mach Dash straight up and land on the ledge.

    There is another way to get the body part of the Shadow Armor in Rainy Turtloid's level. Before going to Rainy Turtloid's level, go to the "Parts" section of the level selection menu and equip the Hyperdash and D-Barrier parts on X. Go to Rainy Turtloid's level with the Falcon Armor. Enter the tree trunk and find the upper-right passage. Instead of trying to dash in the air to get through the set of spikes, go back to the ledge. Then, wait until one of the many bats with bombs follow you. Make sure you get hit by it directly in front of the spikes. After you are hit you will have about four or five seconds before you stop flashing (are invincible), dash rapidly forward. You will first see a Reploid that needs to be rescued. Either rescue her and die, or keep going and find the armor capsule. It is recommended that you wait to rescue her until you get the Shadow Armor, as it makes you invulnerable to spikes.

    Use the following trick if you are playing the game completely with Zero and do not want to use X to get the Shadow Armor Part in Rainy Turtloid's level. When you go up to the uppermost passage on the right, you will read Alia's message. She tells you that only X can get through. This is not true. Instead of dashing in the air, go to back to the ledge until one of the many bats comes after you. When it does, have it damage you directly in front of the spike passage. Immediately when you start flashing (and are invulnerable), dash to get through the first set of spikes, and on the second set of spikes Air Dash. The Air Dash part is the most difficult in the process. Practice before trying the actual thing is recommended. If you make it through, to get out you must kill yourself or quit if you already cleared the level.

  • Shadow Armor special abilities

    The Shadow Armor has Hydroga as its special jump. It also allows you to touch, walk on, and climb on spikes without getting hurt. Its giga attack is Z-Saber becoming released and circling around him. Shadow Armor can perform Hydroga, by pressing Up + X.

  • Easy Shadow Head capsule

    Play as Zero, then equip Jumper and go to Blaze Heatnix's area. Defeat the first two "donut" Mechaniloids (use Rekkoha) and go through the door. Above youa re three platforms. Jump to the highest one. You will see a door. Wall jump to the top of the wall opposite the door. You should see a Nightmare, Injured Reploid, and a Heart Tank. Keep at the top of the wall until the Nightmare comes toward you and kill it. Then, slide down the wall a bit and double jump to the platform. Climb upwards until you reach the capsule.

  • X's armor special abilities

    Zero can perform a double jump by pressing X at the top of the first jump. The special attack is a Raynoka Blast fall from the top left to the top right of the screen.

  • X's Ultimate Armor special abilites

    Its special is the Invincible Dash. Press X, then X again. You will be invincible while performing any part of it, and it does not use GigaAttack energy.

  • Easy Nightmare Soul gain

    After defeating all eight Mavericks, go to a level that you can get to the teleporter fairly quickly and easily (such as Infinity Mijinion). Get to the Boss (not the main one, the one where you fight Zero or High Max). You should find Dynamo there. Get next to him and use the Meteor Rain attack (Ensuizan for Zero) twice. Dynamo should drop a Nightmare Orb worth 200 Souls. You can make him do this three times before he goes away for a total of 600 Souls. You can do this as many times as you needed.

  • Blast Hornett

    When fighting Metal Shark Player, he resurrects Reploids from previous Megaman X games to help him. He will rarely call up Blast Hornett from Megaman X3. Blast Hornett fires a large wave of mechanoid hornets at your character when he is summoned. After a few waves he will disappear.

  • Keep the charge in the Magma Blade

    Equip the Falcon Armor then enter any level. Select the weapon and charge it. Then, release Square. Hold Square just before the birds appear and you will keep the charge. Note: This only works when X is in the Falcon Armor.

  • Getting the Shadow Armor's Body

    When trying to get into the part with all the spikes, jump then wait until you are in between the top and bottom rows of spikes to use the Mach Dash. You should use X to do the Mach Dash after jumping and release all buttons at the time so you do not hit the second row of spikes. After making past the first row, rescue the Reploid and repeat the procedure for the next row of spikes. Do the same thing to get out.

  • Transporter to High Max/Dynamo in the Inami Temple

    In the tree, there are passages with spikes. There are three on the right, and two on the left. Go to bottom one on the left and do the Mach Dash (Invisible Dash for X's Ultimate Armor) and you will fly into it.

  • Getting Shadow Armor part in the Inami Temple

    While getting the part to the Shadow Armor in Inami Temple, while at the spikes use Ultimate X Jump and Dash as quick as possible.

  • Virus advantages

    While playing as X, if you get hit by the Sigma Viruses you obviously will lose health. However, when playing Zero, he will gain full health if this happens. This is very useful when running very low on health when playing Zero.

  • Super high jump

    While you are using the Shadow Armor or have the Ice Attack with Zero, hold Up and press Jump while you are dashing. You will do the normal high jump, but you will be dashing as in a Dash Jump.

  • Alternate purple doors entrances

    If you approach purple doors differently, your character might enter differently and do poses. For example, if you continuously shoot peewee shots while approaching a purple door (still shooting when you enter), you will walk in with your gun raised and aimed forward. If you slide down a wall into a purple door, your character will turn around and slide (on nothing) into the next room. Dashing will also result in an alternative entrance.

  • Stop roof from lowering in Metal Shark's level

    You can stop the lowering roof by getting the big robot and walking through the level. At one point you will see a large garbage pile. It is the tallest one. Jump up there and get out of the robot. The roof will only go down until it hits the robot, and you can easily make it to the lower area.

    In the area where the ceiling comes down, you get the robot suit. Go all the way to the top of the junk and jump out with X + Up. The ceiling will try to crush you, it but will not be able to. Instead, it will stop and go up immediately after it is touched. This guarantees that you will not get crushed by it on the top level.

  • Blue portals

    At some areas, you will see a blue warp portal. Go inside to unlock many things in game. The first time is where you meet Nightmare Zero; it unlocks Zero as a player. The second time is where you meet High Max again; it auto unlocks the Gate level. The third and many times afterwards is where you meet Dyamo from Megaman X5, as you would always meet him if you still go in the blue portal.

  • Magna Centipede appearance

    When fighting Metal Shark Player, he will sometimes call Magna Centipide from Megaman X2.

  • Sting Chameleon appearance

    When fighting Metal Shark Player as Zero, he will use a move and Sting Chameleon from Megaman X1 will appear and attack.

  • Storm Eagle appearance

    Play as X, and charge up the Metal Anchor all the way. When released, a metallic version of Storm Eagle from Megaman X1 will rain down on your enemies.

  • Megaman X and Megaman X2 reference

    In the last battle with Sigma, the music is a combination from the final Sigma battles in Megaman X and Megaman X2.

  • Defeating Blaze Heatnix

    Immediately as the battle starts, magma flows up from the bottom of the screen. Find a ledge. After you hit Blaze Heatnix a few times, the lava recedes and comes down from the top of the screen. You now have the little space below the ledges; so use Meteor Rain to kill Blaze Heatnix quickly.

  • Defeating Gate

    Play as Zero, then equip D. Barrier, Jumper, and Full Recover. Then, fill your Subtanks. Then, when you get to Gate, stand on a platform until Gate moves toward you. Next, Dash Jump to another platform. When he shoots spheres, try to destroy them. They will break into six pieces and hurt Gate. As soon as you get his health low, he will slash the platforms near you. Dash Jump away every time he gets near you. Note: When he throws spheres on you, use Ensuizan to destroy them.

    Play as X (Falcon, Blade, or Ultimate), then equip D. Barrier, Jumper, and Full Recover and fill your Subtanks. When you get to Gate, stand on a platform, then Dash Jump to another when Gate moves toward you. When he throws his spheres, use Magma Blade to destroy them. Do not charge the Magma Blade. They will break into six spheres that hurt Gate.

    Use the Magma Sword on Gate when he throws his spheres. Hit the spheres so that they explode and turn into smaller spheres. They will hit him back.

    Note: To reach Gate, defeat all eight bosses, or enable the "X's Ultimate Armor" code and defeat him the first time you fight him after the Crazy Maverick. Whenever you defeat High Max, Gates level will automatically be open. The best way to pass the spikes at the start of Gate's level is to use the Zero or the Shadow Armor. When in the second area in which magma apperas from the bottom of the screen, run under the opening in the ceiling and use Hydroga with Zero or the Shadow Armor. When you are by the wall, grab it and climb. The Gate Sub Boss #1 is weak against Metal Anchor and Giga Attacks. If you can get X up to him, use the "Storm Eagle" trick for heavy damage.

  • Defeating the Giant Maverick

    For the first battery. equip AutoCharge, then dodge until you are fully charged. When fully charged, shoot the little red gem. On the way to the second battery, a tracking system targets you. If it locks on, wait until it shoots, then jump. For the second battery, use the same tactics as done against the first, except there are lasers that shoot at you from the side walls, and the targeting system is still activated.

  • Defeating High Max

    After getting Zero, go through the teleporters and find High Max with Zero. Make sure to have both Sub-tanks full before facing him. Use the Sharks weapon with Zero. Take your time facing him -- it takes awhile to figure out his attacks and how to get close to him.

    After getting Zero, choose the Falcon Armor at the character selection screen. Go to the teleporters to High Max. Before he fires the three waves of energy balls, hit him with a fully charged Buster Shot. This will make him vulnerable. Afterwards, hit him with any special weapon (they take off the same amount of damage on him). After you hit him, he will either chase you with a shield on or fire a huge ball. To dodge the shield chase, just duck. To dodge the ball, jump on the wall and over it or him. Repeat these steps until High Max is defeated. You do not need to find all of Dr. Light's armor parts to defeat him. After you win, an intermission sequence will begin and you will have access to a new level, the Secret Laboratory.

    The following trick requires the Ultimate Armor and Zero in your party. Charge up Ultimate Armor X's Buster and fire it at High Max while he is blinking. Then, immediately use the Giga Crush on him. Three or four hits are required to kill him. When you win, you can skip all the Bosses and go directly to Gate's level.

    Use the following trick to defeat High Max with Zero and no sub tanks. This strategy requires that you obtain more than half the heart tanks for Zero. It also helps if you have a sub-tank. When the fight begins, dash to the other side of High Max, making sure he fires four fireballs by the time you are at the corner, and four more while you climb up the wall. Then, dash to your left and use Magma Blade to paralyze him. Next, jump and attack him. He will get injured and fly up. When he descends, he will do one of two things. If he appears to be charging a ball with his fist, double jump over him and then use Magma Blade while he is in the bottom corner of the field. Use the Z-Buster, as it takes more damage. If he surrounds himself with something, he will be invincible. This takes a lot of damage, so stay away from corners as you will receive no damage if you duck. Repeat the process until his life is low. He will surround himself with some fireballs and bombard you non-stop with them. Just jump and keep performing Ensuizan (Down + Triangle) This will result in some damage and eventually he will die, as he only does this attack when low on health. Note: Do not try to fight High Max in Blizzard Wolfgang's level as it will be more difficult and you cannot to jump on the walls because of the ice.

    To defeat High Max with the Shadow Armor, get close to him and hit him with a charged attack. This makes defeating High Max in the final level fairly easy, and any other time you face him.

    To defeat High Max with Zero (whether Nightmare or not), you must first obtain the weapon from Blaze Heatnix. Get close to High Max then use Shoezan (Up + Attack). This will stun him. Then, just attack, either with his Jumping Spinning Slash, his Jumping Slash, or his combo. It should not take too long to defeat him, and if you dodge High Max's attacks well, you should not need anymore than just Zero with the Shoezan.

  • Defeating Infinity Mijinion

    First, destroy the doors that power Illumina. Then when the crystal appears, keep running to the right. You will reach Infinity Mijinion's Boss doors. Then, just use Zero's Z Blaster until Mijinion has been defeated.

    Infinity Mijinion's weakness is the X-Buster that Zero has. Do not try to use specials. Instead, turn on Rapid Fire. When the battle starts, just start blasting (pressing Square recommended). When you blast him against the wall, jump over the opponent in front of you, as he is a fake, and blast the one by the wall.

  • Defeating Rainy Turtloid

    Equip the Blade Armor and Ultimate Buster part. Fire the Ice Weapon and Mach-Dash up. You will fire icicles and one will hit Turtloid in the head, freezing him and causing heavy damage. The fully-charged ice weapon is Turtloid's only weakness; the Ultimate Buster, which fires all fully-charged shots, makes this a lot easier. if you do not have it, use Quick-Charge instead.

  • Defeating Zero

    The Z Saber that you are given as a secondary weapon is his weakness. Zero's special attacks will be neutralized and he fades out and reappears on the other side of the screen.

  • Boss weaknesses

      Commander Yammark: Ray Arrow
      Ground Scaravich: Yammark
      Blaze Hentnix: Ground Dash
      Blizzard Wolfang: Magma Blade
      Rainy Turtoid: Ice Burst
      Metal Shark Player: Meteor Raiin
      Shield Shelden: Metal Anchor
      Infinity Mijinion: Guard Shell
      Dynamo: Meteor Rain
      High Max: Magma Blade
      Gate Boss 1: Metal Anchor
      High Max: Magma Blade
      Gate: Invinsible Dash or Shadow Armor Giga Attack
      Sigma 1: Metal Anchor
      Sigma 2: Ground Dash

    To easily defeat any Boss or mini-Boss, enable the "X's Ultimate Armor" code. Get to the Boss and use Giga Attack two or three times. Also, use this strategy to defeat High Max. Hit him with a charge shot while he is flashing, then immediately use Giga Attack on him. Do this three or four times to kill him.


    Game Shark Codes

    Infinite Lives300CCF09 0063
    Have All Special Weapons30097169 00FF
    Have All Sub Tanks300CCF3B 0070
    Infinite Giga Attack80097148 0120
    Infinite Ground Dash80097152 0120
    Infinite Guard Shell80097156 0120
    Infinite Ice Burst8009714C 0120
    Infinite Magma Blade800971E 0120
    Infinite Metal Anchor80097150 0120
    Infinite Meteor Rain80097154 0120
    Infinite Ray Arrow80097158 0120
    Infinite Yammar Option8009714A 0120
    Press L1 + L2 to Refill HealthD00CF922 FAFF
    800970FC 2020
    Press L2 For Invincibility [Note]D00CF922 FEFF
    80097118 0000
    D00CF922 FEFF
    80097144 00FF
    Press Select to Disable InvincibilityD00CF922 FFFE
    80097118 0000
    D00CF922 FFFE
    80097144 4000
    All Reploids Rescued Codes
    Amazon Area800CCFA8 2222
    800CCFAA 2222
    800CCFAC 2222
    800CCFAE 2222
    Central Museum800CCFC8 2222
    800CCFCA 2222
    800CCFCC 2222
    800CCFCE 2222
    Inami Temple800CCFD0 2222
    800CCFD2 2222
    800CCFD4 2222
    800CCFD6 2222
    Laser Institute800CCFD8 2222
    800CCFDA 2222
    800CCFDC 2222
    800CCFDE 2222
    Magma Area800CCFB8 2222
    800CCFBA 2222
    800CCFBC 2222
    800CCFBE 2222
    Northpole Area800CCFB0 2222
    800CCFB2 2222
    800CCFB4 2222
    800CCFB6 2222
    Recycle Lab800CCFC0 2222
    800CCFC2 2222
    800CCFC4 2222
    800CCFC6 2222
    Weapon Center800CCFE0 2222
    800CCFE2 2222
    800CCFE4 2222
    800CCFE6 2222

    Note: You will need to disable invincibility to enter doors.


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