Beat is a bird-type combat support robot from the Mega Man series built by Dr. Cossack for Mega Man to help him protect the world. He serves a support role by either attacking enemies or protecting Mega Man, depending on the game.
Mega Man 5, 6, and VI
Beat is available for collecting all the plates in his first appearance. He is able to damage many bosses, except two bosses fought in the castle stages. In his next appearance, the player will need to find all the plates in four of the stages (in the boss doors). Beat, unlike his character in his first appearance, cannot damage any in-game bosses at all, thus being weakened.
Mega Man 7
Location: Slash Man's Stage Beat is available for rescuing him in the tree by burning the tree. He is able to rescue the player if they fall into a bottomless pit. He cannot hold the player for long and only has a few seconds.
Mega Man 8
Beat is available for destroying a Party Capsule. He is available on Tengu Man's stage and the second Wily Castle level.
Mega Man 9 and 10
Beat is summoned for buying an item called "Beat Whistle". He is able to hold the player for a short amount of time.
Mega Man & Bass and Mega Man II: The Power Fighters
Beat gives the player a shield to protect them from enemies and attacks.
Mega Man Upon a Star
Scott McNeil did the voice of Beat. He is the assistant of Mega Man.