Springtron

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The Mean Machine
Springtron
Basic Information
Height5' 11" (182 cm)
Weight562 lb (255 kg)
Age0
AffiliationARMS Laboratories, Inc.
StageSparring Ring
HobbiesFlawless victories
Voice ActorPeter Von Gomm
Signature
Official Stats
Size3/5
Arm Girth3/5
Speed3/5
Jumping3/5
Explosiveness5/5
Mercy0/5
Statistics
Grab Damage150
Walking Speed100%
Dash Distance95%
Charge Dash Distance95%
Jump Distance95%
Girth100%
Max Charge Time9.25 seconds
Buffed Walking Speed115%
Buffed Air Dash Distance130%
Standard ARMS
"And who could our new challenger be... Oh my word, it's none other than Springtron! He's the ultimate fighting machine who's been disrupting the Grand Prix seeking worthy opponents. Leveraging a lifetime of ARMS Lab's historical data, he's machine learning—and fighting—at its finest."
—Biff

Springtron is a playable fighter in ARMS. He became playable in the Version 4.1.0 update, though he was in the game as an unplayable boss since Version 3.2.0.

Appearance

Springtron was modeled after Spring Man, and as such looks quite similar to him. He is made of grey metal, has glowing blue eyes with black sclera, spring-like ARMS modeled after Spring Man's, and metal "hair" which is bent to resemble Spring Man's. His face resembles a mask similar to that of a human fighter, and a mouthpiece not shared by Spring Man. His outfit is identical to Spring Man's, except in his signature black and red color scheme. Just like Spring Man, his chestplate prominently features his logo, which is modeled after a T instead of an S.

Backstory

"A lean, mean fighting machine designed and built by ARMS Labs! His metal body is inspired by the popular fighter Spring Man, and he's packed with the latest advances in fighting technology. With the goal of improving ARMS Labs's image by flexing their scientific muscle, he's finally been allowed to step out of the shadows and officially enter the Grand Prix!"
Official description


According to one of Biff's messages when fighting Mechanica during the Grand Prix, Springtron may have been built using blueprints stolen from Mechanica during a failed attempt at discovering her weakness. With additional combat data procured from Helix's presence within the ARMS League, Springtron was created by scientists at ARMS Labs with Dr. Coyle being the head of the project. Originally only making sporadic appearances crashing the Grand Prix, he was later allowed proper entry into the competition.

Abilities

Similar to Spring Man, Springtron is able to deflect incoming attacks with a small shockwave by charging after a dash or jump, and releasing the button before he is fully charged.

After a full charge, he rises from the ground and emits a huge shockwave that disables any extending arms within its range. During his descent, he also has a smaller, lingering "bubble" around him with the same effect. After this, his arms will stay constantly charged and his dash distance and speed will be boosted greatly. This effect lasts for approximately 9 seconds, or until he is knocked down.

In exchange for these benefits, Springtron lacks Spring Man's permanent charge under 25% health, and his aerial movement speed when jumping is decreased.

Playstyle

The Robot Replica has a unique ability in his EMP wave that, though threatening and powerful, is hard to set up without being countered. This means that a player must constantly utilize his deflect ring and the threat of an EMP, to deter punches.

When charged from an EMP, Springtron must then use his great mobility, and his constant charge to pressure with charged punches, while being mobile and evasive and creating his own openings.

ARM Recommendations

Springtron works well with Wind and Ice ARMS, which give him the ability to produce an EMP without risk of being countered (even Electric ARMS don’t give him enough time). However he works well with most ARMS similarly to Spring Man. Some good choices for him are:

In Competitive Play

Springtron is commonly seen as a mid-tier character although his specific placement in relation to Spring Man tends to be a more contentious issue.

Notable Players

In Grand Prix


Version history

Version history
3.2.0 Added to game as a non-playable fighter
4.1.0 Became a playable fighter.
5.2.0 Specs improved thanks to a certain girl genius! Movement during a super charge has been greatly increased.

He’s a little heavier now, but that’s fine! Movement speed for normal jumps has decreased.


Related Badges

Main article: Badge Stash
Description Reward Design Unlock Criteria
You've fought 50 rounds
as Springtron! ARMS Labs
appreciates your loyalty.
60 Play as Springtron 50 times.
You've fought 500 rounds as
Springtron! You're a machine-literally!
200 Play as Springtron 500 times.
Springtron's lost 100 rounds
against you! The ARMS Labs guys
look so sad...
100 Defeat Springtron 100 times.
Springtron's lost 250 rounds
against you! Don't be surprised if
ARMS Labs starts studying YOU now!
200 Defeat Springtron 250 times.
You reached level 5
in the 5th Party Crash! Choosing
Springtron really paid off.
30 Choose Springtron in the fifth Party Crash event and reach level 5 (no longer obtainable), or get it randomly from the random badges (levels 15-30) obtainable in future Party Crashes.
You made it to Level 10
in the 5th Party Crash?
Springtron would be so proud.
30 Choose Springtron in the fifth Party Crash event and reach level 10 (no longer obtainable), or get it randomly from the random badges (levels 15-30) obtainable in future Party Crashes.
You reached level 5
in the 13th Party Crash!
Nice work, Springtron!
30 Choose Springtron in the thirteenth Party Crash event and reach level 5 (no longer obtainable), or get it randomly from the random badges (levels 15-30) obtainable in future Party Crashes.
You reached level 10
in the 13th Party Crash!
Way to be, Springtron!
30 Choose Springtron in the thirteenth Party Crash event and reach level 10 (no longer obtainable), or get it randomly from the random badges (levels 15-30) obtainable in future Party Crashes.
You've fought in 10 rounds of
Spring Man vs. Springtron!
60 Participate in 1-on-1 matches between Spring Man and Springtron adding up to a total of ten or more rounds.
You've fought in 10 rounds of
Springtron vs. Helix!
60 Participate in 1-on-1 matches between Springtron and Helix adding up to a total of ten or more rounds.
You won a battle as Springtron
using Lokjaw! What, are you
one of Dr. Coyle's groupies?
30 Defeat an opponent using Springtron equipped with the Lokjaw on at least one ARM.
You defeated Springtron-that
scary-looking interloper-during the
Grand Prix. Nothing fazes you!
200 Defeat Springtron in Grand Prix mode.
You beat Springtron in the Grand Prix
and won the Grand Prix as Springtron!
200 Defeat Springtron in Grand Prix mode and beat Round 10 of Grand Prix with Springtron.
You've fought 10 matches using each Springtron color! 60 Play 10 matches for each Springtron's 4 color palettes.

Appearances in other media

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Springtron cameos on an electronic billboard in the background of Spring Stadium.

Quotes

Note: Springtron shares most of his quotes with Spring Man, though they are edited to sound more robotic.

Gallery

Costumes

Springtron
Springtron's Costumes
Up Left Right Down


Red


Purple


Green


Yellow

To select a costume, click and hold , then hold in the direction of the desired costume while confirming with . Simply choosing a character without tilting the stick will select the first costume not taken (in the order of up-right-down-left) and if multiple players tilt the stick in the same direction while selecting the same character, they will be the same costume.

In-Game Screenshots

Promotional Art

Grand Prix Ending


Trivia

  • Springtron is the youngest ARMS character, at 0 years old. The second youngest is Helix, at 2 years old. This reflects how he was only just recently built during the events of the game.
  • Because Spring Man and Springtron share the same ARMS, whenever Springtron gets new ARMS, the same ARMS are available for Spring Man, and vice versa.
  • Though he was created in Spring Man’s image his relationship with him is unknown.
  • Springtron fits the typical fighting game trope of a clone character, sharing most of his abilities, attributes, animations and quotes with Spring Man.
  • Springtron has the smallest number of voice clips recorded for him, with only five. This is because most of his voice clips are edited versions of Spring Man's voice clips made to sound robotic.
  • Springtron and Spring Man are the only characters known to share a voice actor with each other.

Names in other languages

Springtron

Language Name Meaning
 Japanese スプリングトロン
Supuringutoron
Springtron
 Chinese (Traditional) 彈簧機器人
Daahnwòhng Gēiheiyàhn
Spring Robot
 Chinese (Simplified) 弹簧机器人
Tánhuáng Jīqìrén
Spring Robot
 Dutch Springtron Springtron
 French Springtron Springtron
 German Springtron Springtron
 Italian Springtron Springtron
 Korean 스프링트론
Seupeuringteuron
Springtron
 Russian Спрингтон
Springtron
Springtron
 Spanish Springtron Springtron

The Mean Machine

Language Name Meaning
 Japanese 冷血! 戦闘マシーン
Reiketsu! Sentō Mashīn
Cold-blooded! Fighting Machine
 Chinese (Traditional) 冷血!戰鬥機器
Láahnghyut! Jindau Gēihei
最強的戰鬥機器 (Grand Prix)
Jeuikèuhng dīk Jindau Gēihei
Cold-blooded! Fighting Machine
The Strongest Fighting Machine
 Chinese (Simplified) 冷血!战斗机器
Lěngxuè! Zhàndòu Jīqì
最强的战斗机器 (Grand Prix)
Zuìqiáng de Zhàndòu Jīqì
Cold-blooded! Fighting Machine
The Strongest Fighting Machine
 French L'androïde Stoïque The Stoic Android
 German Die Kampfmaschine The Fighting Machine

References