If you’re a parent with teenage kids, then I believe you’ve got a long story to tell. From Frito-Lay’s Tazos to Pokémon Mania, these transient fads have caused headaches to most parents following numerous demands from their stubborn kids. Today, there’s the Beyblade which is another kids game that has taken the center stage in the world of gaming. Not only will your nagging kids ask for the game, but they’ll also ask for a quick tutorial on how to play this spinning game. So, whether you’re a parent or simply someone curious to learn the various Beyblade types, then worry not as you’re in the right place.
Now, taking your time to understand the concept of the different types of Beyblades when playing this spinning game is an imperative step that can help parents and collectors alike to select the right Beys that suit their specific playing strategy and combat preference. Therefore, identifying the various types of Beyblades and their specific parts can prove valuable in winning battles as it can help you to easily customize your Beys to have an edge over your opponents.
So, What’s the Beyblade Game?
Before we get to the different types of Beyblades, it’s always good to get acquitted with the game. Briefly, this is generally a spinning game that’s played by two players called battlers in head-to-head matches inside an arena called a Beystadium.
The spinning tops are used one at a time inside the arena and are distinguished by their varying features such as their colors, stickers, and design. To win, your opponent’s Beyblade should run out of endurance and stop spinning, burst, or be knocked out of the stadium.
The Beyblade game was released back in 1999 and has grown to become a widely popular game in the toy world with over 100 million pieces already being sold globally. Hugely responsible for Beyblade’s popularity are the 2001 – 2011 anime franchises bearing the same Beyblade name with themes that revolve around the game itself.
Parts of the Beyblade
Since the release of the Beyblade Metal Fusions, the most recent Beyblades come with a combination of five different accessories that are combined together to determine the performance of the various Beyblades in the Beystadium. So, to give you an edge over your opponents when playing this historic spinning game, here are the five different parts of a Beyblade that can be swapped to customize your Bey tops.
- Energy Layer: This is the topmost piece of a Beyblade and it’s the one that gets into contact with your opponents during a match. It usually comes in different colors and shapes to represent the different types of Beyblades.
- Forge Disk: Also known as the weight disk or the middle disk, the forged disk is a weighted steel disk that rests just beneath the Beyblade top. It comes in different weights and shapes that make it a key component that determines the outcome of a match. This disk can be swapped depending on the level of difficulty changing its role from a defense to an attack, or from stamina to a balance type at will.
- Spin Gear: Also known as the GT Chip, this part is usually responsible for the direction of rotation of the Beyblade top. Therefore, it’s the one responsible for whether the top will rotate left or right. it’s also commonly found on Hypersphere tops.
- Performance Tip: Finally, there’s the performance tip or the driver. This last piece is the one that gets into contact with the Beystadium during a match. Its base has different shapes that play a significant role in the performance of the Beyblade hence their name. In most cases, the base can be smooth to aid in mobility, circular to aid in balancing and needle-like to provide the right speed and stamina.
Types of Beyblades Explained
Now that you’re familiar with the different parts of a Beyblade, our next section will be discussing the various types of Beyblades. Concisely, Beyblades are classified into four categories depending on their ability to attack, defend, endure, and balance. With that said, here are the four main types of Beyblades.
1. Attack Type Beyblade
Also known as a striker or offensive Beyblade, the attack type Beyblade is a very imperative Bey top that plays a significant role in determining the outcome of a battle. Designed with a flat performance tip, this Bey top is known for its high speed and lethal attacking hits against its opponents.
Although it has poor stamina, the attack type Beyblade can be customized with other high-performing Beyblade parts such as the new ignition performance tip and the destroy dash driver to give it a unique combination of stamina life with great attacking power.
Still about its impressive power, the attack type Beyblade has an energy layer built from a combination of plastic and rubber materials. During attacks, the rubber blades tend to open up to strengthen the centrifugal force that’s needed to either burst or knock out opponent Beyblades.
- Attack-type Beys have some of the widest layers in the Beyblade game. This gives them a greater chance of attacking their stamina-type opponents within a short time.
- Another advantage of these Beyblades is their heavyweights, especially when customized with the best drivers and GT Chips.
- When combined with the best destroy dash drivers, the attack type Bey can have impressive amounts of stamina that can burst or knockout most of its opponent Beyblades.
The main purpose of the attack type Beyblades is generally to defeat the opposition by bursting them, knocking them out of the Beystadium, or by depleting all of their stamina. But, how do they do this? Since they lack endurance, these Beyblades must attack at a rather fast pace to avoid losing their stamina. The first advantage is the plastic fast blade bases that can be customized to give them the right speed, balance, and stamina.
The second strategy is using hybrid electric drivers that can spin in both directions in mid-battles. This potential for a reverse attack is highly imperative as it allows them to deplete their opponents’ stamina within seconds.
Finally, attack-type Beyblades tend to use attack rings or fusion wheels with spikes and protrusions all around to create a fierce impression that’s enough to outperform their opponents.
2. Defense Type Beyblade
In a nutshell, defense-type Beyblades are the heaviest. Their energy layers are usually smooth and rounded to deny opposition attack type Beys a chance to grip and knock them out. They also have rounded performance tips with ball-bearing systems for immense stability and endurance.
Now, the defense type Beyblade has one key focus—to avoid being knocked out of the stadium by the lethal attack type Beys. Though it has moderate stamina, it has a higher endurance level that allows it to deflect lethal attacks from attack Beys without losing its spin power. Just like the attack type Beyblades, the defense types can also be customized to improve their performance and effectiveness.
- These Beyblades have rounded tips that allow them to recover much faster from attacks.
- Additionally, their wide balls on the tips tend to make them stronger and hard to beat during a match.
- When used as a combo with Metal Face Bolts, defense type Beys can be very heavy and almost impossible to burst or knockout of the Beystadium.
- Their smooth and rounded energy layers are another huge plus that denies enemy attack type Beys a chance to grip and attack.
We’ve already mentioned that the defense type Beyblade is tasked to offer defensive reinforcement when playing. Although they’re easily paired with Metal Face Bolts to increase their weights for more defensive power, these Beys are open to other smart customizations that can make them defenders and partial counter attackers at the same time.
Since they tend to lose their balance, combos such as MF-2 basalt GB145 / TR145 / C145RS / RB / CS Bull can help to employ some offensive power to attack opponent Beys while still defending. Now, we all understand that defense types have less stamina making them highly susceptible to attacks by stamina Beyblades.
Thankfully, to compensate for this drawback, defense types can be combined with high rotation spin tracks such as the 230, GB145, TR145, C145, and BD145 to make it harder for opposing Beys to reach their power rings or fusion wheels.
3. Stamina Type Beyblade
Formerly known as the endurance or the survival Beyblade, the stamina type Bey is another member of the Beyblade franchise that’s tasked to endure hardships and stress during a game. While the defense Beyblade features a wider ball-like performance tip, this one has a thin needle-like tip that reduces friction between the blade and the Beystadium for a more enduring advantage.
Now, due to the raised design of the sharp performance tips, Stamina Beyblades have bad stability. To solve this, bladers opt to generally use defensive type performance tips such as WD, EWD, and D to compensate for the low balance. Something else about these Beyblades is that most of their weight is distributed towards the edges to help maintain their centrifugal force.
Just like the rest of the Beyblades we’ve mentioned, the stamina type can come as a Hybrid Wheel System, a 4D System, or a Zero-G System. It can also be paired with a variety of forge disks and performance tips to give it a decent attacking and defensive edge.
- Stamina types of Beyblades have sharper performance tips that reduce friction between them and the stadium making them last longer on the arena.
- The sharp tips allow these Beys to stand higher than the rest of the Bey types making it slightly harder to get stacked.
- When combined with defense type tips such as WD, EWD, and D, Stamina type Beys can gather more stability giving them an edge over defense type Beyblades.
Just as we’ve already mentioned, the Stamina type Beyblade is intended to out-spin its opponent’s thanks to its high endurance levels. Some, such as the Scythe Kronos T125EDS, are easily paired with PC Frames (fixed on the metal frame) to gather incredibly more stamina from the free-spinning PC Frame. They also take advantage of their fusion wheels, which minimizes contact from other Beys for increased endurance.
Due to their enduring characteristics, these Beys usually have an edge over Defense types. However, though, their thin fusion wheels (in an attempt to reduce friction and contact from other Beys) make them partially susceptible to mild attacks thrown at them by Defense-type Beyblades. Therefore, to solve this, bladers must customize their Stamina Beys with BD145, B:D, and AD145 to give them a more defensive edge.
4. Balance Type Beyblade
Lastly, in our Beyblade type’s category, there’s the Balance type Beyblade also known as the combination type Bey. Unlike the rest of the Beyblades, this one is more of a combination of the other three. Some balance-type Beyblades combine the features and performance of two Beyblades (such as Attack and Defense or Attack/Defense and Stamina). However, most of these Beys generally combine the performance of all the other three Beys.
The best thing about these Beyblades is that they’re easily customized with the features of the other three Beys making them stronger towards your opponents. Although they’re usually well-rounded in every category, these Beyblades are more like “Jack of all Trades and a Master of None” as they don’t hold any particular strength suit as the other Beys do. This alone puts them at a higher risk of being knocked out by Stamina type Beys as they lack that aggressive attacking and defensive agility.
- They can be combined with various accessories such as Face Bolts, Energy Rings, and Fusion Wheels to give them a more defensive or attacking edge.
- They can be used as a way to neutralize the weak points of particular Beyblades. For instance, Defense types are weaker against Stamina while Attack types are weaker against Defense types. So, with that in mind, you can easily customize your Balance type Beyblade to win matches.
Although the Balance type Beyblade isn’t strong in its defense nor lethal in its attack, customizing it with a variety of performance tips, energy rings, and fusion rings can help to unlock its full potential. Taking examples of Death and Hades (which are the best Balance type Fusion Wheels), pairing them with a Balance type Beyblade will give it an excellent defensive mode as well as an offensive appearance with a grinding ability to smash attack its opponents.
So, whether it’s you or your kids that want to give this iconic spinning game a try, then this short guide has offered you everything that’s needed to dominate the competition. As you can see, four main types of Beyblades dominate this game. Since we’ve discussed each of these Beyblades in terms of their performance, uses, and advantages, all you need to do next is to collect each of these pieces to make your gaming experience more fun-filled.
While you do that, always keep in mind that Beyblades come in various versions ranging from the Magnacore system (MG), the Engine Gear System (EG), the Heavy Metal System (HMS), the Hybrid Wheel System (HWS), the 4D System, the Zero-G System, the Burst System, the Extreme Battle System to the smallest miniature scale version, the Beyblade Burst Micro.
Although the best Beyblades are usually a combination of existing Beys, always choose the latest versions to give your kids a wider gaming experience.