2) The Game
2.9) Climbing the Ranks
Your dad's taken to the hospital from the extreme heat, but he's going to be
alright. Lan is devastated that his dad's been hospitalized because of something
he did. Megaman (and myself) tells Lan to get over it and head home. Do so, then
go to bed. Cut to Wily's lair, where he's gloating and getting ready to send out
the Navi who's going to steal Alpha.
Cut to ACDC, three days later. Lan hasn't been showing up at school, so Yai and
Mayl pay him a visit. They strike a nerve by calling him a hero and he tells
them to get lost. The bell rings and you go down to answer it. To your surprise,
it's Chaud. He tells you that the Officials already know Alpha is about to be
released, but there's one last security measure that can stop Alpha from
awakening. You need to go get it because Chaud is too well-known. Lan blabs
about helping Match and Chaud promises to keep it secret. He tells you to visit
your dad, then go to Virus Lab. Do those two things in that order. You walk in
on your dad talking to Sean (non-players of MMBN2, he was the mastermind/pawn in
that game). After hearing that Sean is making up for the crimes he committed,
Lan tells his dad everything. His dad tells him to go make amends for what he's
done, at which point you and Megaman both decide to go meet Chaud at SciLab.
(Note: You get an email from the virus breeder guy. Talk to him to get the virus
families to appear on the net. Locations found in section 3.2)
When you talk to Chaud, he'll tell you of the Ranking System in the Undernet. "S" is ranked #1, and unranked Navis can't take on ranked ones. You need to go
to the UnderSquare to get ranked, and you need to make room in your NaviCust for
BlckMind, which allows the UnderNavis to accept you as one of their own. Install
it and get to Undernet 3. Instead of going to FlameMan's former location, go
down the six-panel conveyor (you'll know it) and follow the path upwards until
you find a teleporter surrounded by four conveyors. Follow them around and enter
the teleporter to reach the UnderSquare. (By the way, you can now fight
MetalMan.EXE Beta at Tamako's stands. No updated moves, just more powerful
To begin the ranking procedure, talk to all the UnderNavis until you meet one
who talks about ranking. Stand in front of the statue to meet all the other
UnderNavis who want to be ranked. You need to find and defeat them all. There
are groups of them in Under 1, Under 2, and Under 3. Leave the UnderSquare from
the place you entered and you'll be able to fight all four of the UnderNavis in
Under 3. Talk to one to fight a four-battle endurance fight.
Battle 1: Mettaur2, Mettaur2, Mettaur Omega
Battle 2: Shrimpy, Shrimpy, Shrimpy Omega
Battle 3: Yurt, Yurt, Canodumb Omega
Battle 4: Swordy, Swordy, Swordy Omega
After clearing out those four, go to Under 2. You'll cut in to Under 1 on your
way; fight an UnderNavi there with two Canodumb Omegas and a Beetle Omega. In
Under 2, there is an UnderNavi with two Spikey3s and a Spikey Omega on the blue
platform where you teleported in to the main area. There's an UnderNavi guarding
the main exit to Under 1 who wields two Bunny Omegas and a Metrod Omega. Follow
the path of the second fork to the left from the entrance to Under 2 to find the
final UnderNavi for this area next to a teleporter. Delete his two Ratties and
his Ratty Omega, then move on to Under 1. There are two UnderNavis left here.
One is down the fourth ramp (the one you use to get to Under 2) and the other is
above it. The first one fights with three Yort Omegas, and the second with two
Bunny Omegas and a Dominerd Omega. Remember after a few turns, Dominerd will use
Geddon1. When you beat all ten of the challengers, you'll get a message from the
statue in UnderSquare telling you where to find the Navi ranked #10. That Navi
is in Hades Isle.
Find the suspicious cloaked Navi in Hades Isle to do battle with #10. He fights
you with a SnowBlow Omega and a Gloomer. Once you defeat them, you'll be ranked
#10 and he'll teleport out. You'll get a suspicious email from Mayl saying that
Roll is in trouble in ZooComp 2. It's clearly not Mayl, but go there anyway.
You'll have to fight four Navis after your rank all in a row.
Battle 1: Spikey3, Shrimpy3, Ratty3
Battle 2: Spikey3, Shrimpy3, Ratty3
Battle 3: Spikey3, Shrimpy3, Ratty3
Battle 4: Fishy3, Fishy3, Trumpy Omega
When you beat them all, they'll flee and you'll get a call from the Navi
Formerly Known As #10, giving you a clue as to where #9 is. Go to Beach 1, past
the Hospital Security Cube, and through the teleporter to reach the area where
#9 is. He'll just give you his rank and the clue as to where #8 is. If you're
having difficulty, it's "Under3". Rednu = Under backwards. Go to where you
fought FlameMan to fight another cloaked Navi. This one is actually BeastMan!
His Claw Slash attack can now hit you from behind, but otherwise, the only
change is more HP. After beating BeastMan, an UnderNavi will face you for your
ranking. He goes against you with two Fishies and a Fishy Omega. Beat him and go
to the Principal's computer, area 2, and look for the cloaked Navi. He'll tell
you to get him "one of many birds". Go to Mamoru's room in the hospital and
check the stools at the foot of the bed to pick up some origami. Bring it back
to #7 to get his rank.
Chaud will email you with a tip to find the next UnderNavi. Check the ACDC
Square BBS and it turns out that #3 is challenging you! Go to the blue level of
Under 4, found by taking a series of teleporters in Under 2 to the top exit, and
descend the ramp there. Three Navis (#6, #5, and #4) will ambush you. GutsMan
will show up and bash the boulder they throw at you, then teleport out, only to
teleport back in again. Megaman notes that this isn't GutsMan. It's actually
CopyMan, the #3 Navi, and you have to fight him in the guise of GutsMan Beta.
Shockwave now does 100 damage.
Area Crack now does 100 damage.
Rocket Punch: GutsMan sends a Guts Punch down the row you're on. (150 dmg)
Z-Punch: GutsMan uses the Zeta-Punch PA to shoot unlimited Rocket Punches for
five seconds. He is also invincible while doing this. (150 dmg)
Defeat CopyMan to get rank #3 and a clue to the #2-ranked Navi. Go to the DNN
Battle Console and jack in. Walk forward and talk to the strangely non-cloaked
Navi. He is MistMan, the #2-ranked Navi. You have to defeat him to advance, so
get ready! Oh, by the way...you can only directly injure MistMan by attacking
Mist Punch: The magic lamp will shoot MistMan down the row you're on if you're
on the same row as him. (40 dmg)
Mist Toxins: Five patches of poisonous mist will appear in your area. If you
stand in one, you will slowly take damage. If you are in front of or behind one,
MistMan will come out and punch you. (40 dmg)
Mist Grip: Two indestructible shadows will appear in your area and seek you out.
If one touches you, you will take damage and be held in place for several
seconds, leaving yourself open to other attacks. (20 dmg)
When you beat MistMan, you will be the #2-ranked Navi of all the Net. Go to Yoka
Inn Hot Springs and you should see the boxes blocking the rear area of the
springs are gone. Go to the rocks and check them to find an elevator. Jack in to
the computer you find there to see a very cool cutscene which I won't spoil by
typing. Long story short, Mamoru is the Administrator of the Undernet.