- "Make sure to summon Scanbot often and collect lots of monster data. It'll be helpful in remembering their weaknesses!"
- ―Natalie, Epic Battle Fantasy 4
Scanbot is a recurring Summon in the Epic Battle Fantasy series.
The Scanbot is a small gray robot with a spherical body, a single green lens, and caterpillar treads. It is used to scan the status of all foes, providing data on their resistances, abilities, and weaknesses. The data from these scanned foes is stored in the Bestiary, which carries over across all files in the game.
The Scanbot makes its first appearance in Epic Battle Fantasy 2 as one of Natalie's summons. Along with providing enemy stats and resistances, it also unlocks their Bestiary entry.
|Scans a foe and returns info on their weaknesses, HP and other stats.|
|Power||Status Chance||Status Strength|
|Scans foes to reveal their attributes and weaknesses. This info is saved forever in the bestiary.||2||Kept|
Compared to its previous appearance in EBF2, the Scanbot has become more efficient at its work. It now scans the entire enemy group, providing data on any and all new enemies among them. An enemy's data can be viewed at any time during battle by mousing over the small question mark next to it (for comparison, players had to consult the Bestiary mid-battle in EBF2, and target an enemy with a single-target skill to find the question mark in EBF3 prior to the 2016 update). The Scanbot is also available to all party members, enabling more varied strategies (such as having Matt scan the enemies while Natalie heals or buffs the party). However, in EBF4 Bestiary info is tied to a specific save rather than being saved to a separate file, thus it has to be collected again when starting a new game (but not New Game +).
The Scanbot is replaced with the Scan Tactic, which does not require Summon Points.
- In EBF4&5, the Scanbot pushes Lance's corpse when fleeing or moving to backup.