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Scanbot is a recurring Summon in the Epic Battle Fantasy series. It 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.

Appearances

Epic Battle Fantasy 2

The Scanbot makes its first appearance in Epic Battle Fantasy 2 as one of Natalie's summons. It is her cheapest summon, costing only 30 MP to use.

Epic Battle Fantasy 3

The Scanbot does not appear in Epic Battle Fantasy 3; instead, Lance's Scan skill serves as the player's means of scanning enemies and filling the Bestiary.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Scanbot returns as a summon in Epic Battle Fantasy 4. It is the second summon the player gains access to, being unlocked when Anna meets Matt in Ashwood Forest. It costs 2 Summon Points to use.

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. Unlike in the previous games, 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). 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).

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