Robo Beam is R.O.B.'s Neutral Special Move. The attack is a small pink laser that does a small amount of damage (normally 5%) and has decent stun capabilities. The shots can be angled up or down and reflect off of walls, floors, and shields. This attack also passes through opponents, allowing the player to hit multiple foes. R.O.B. must wait one second for the laser to recharge, or R.O.B. will shoot a weak, short-range laser. When the laser is charged, the red light on R.O.B.'s head will begin to flash. Kirby also has this property when he copies R.O.B. There are actually two levels of charge; if the beam is left alone for 20 seconds, it will become the Super Robo Beam. Super Robo Beam is much stronger and thicker, and has increased range (enough to travel all the way across any stage), though it is significantly slower than a normal Robo Beam.
If used at a very close range, the beam will do higher, fire type damage, starting at 9%.
|R.O.B.'s Special Moves|
|Standard Special||Robo Beam|
|Side Special||Arm Rotor|
|Up Special||Robo Burner|
|Final Smash||Diffusion Beam||Super Diffusion Beam||Guided Robo Beam|
Infinite Robo Beam
Infinite Robo Beam is one of R.O.B.'s Neutral Special Moves that can be used via customizations. R.O.B. fires a laser that does not need to be charged up, as the name implies. The move is not very strong.
|R.O.B.'s Custom Special Moves|
|Custom 1||Custom 2|
|Standard Special||Wide-Angle Beam||Infinite Robo Beam|
|Side Special||Reflector Arm||Backward Arm Rotor|
|Up Special||Robo Rocket||High-Speed Burner|
|Down Special||Fire Gyro||Slip Gyro|
While the move is unique to Brawl, the flashing red light on R.O.B.'s head when the Robo Beam is charged is a throwback to when the red light flashed to indicate that R.O.B. was ready for use with the NES.
- When the beam is uncharged, R.O.B.'s arms will be down instead of facing straight forwards.
- A R.O.B. Blaster uses a purple Robo Beam with somewhat different properties.
- Kirby's "Laser" copy ability from Kirby games is similar to Robo Beam in the way that it ricochets if it hits a slope or another slanted surface.