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SpikedPunch's Season 5.0 appearance.

SpikedPunch was a heavyweight robot built for Season 5.0 of BattleBots. It was a wedge-shaped robot armed with several spring-loaded spikes that were meant to puncture opponents and drag them into the hazards. However, SpikedPunch did not have that much pushing power. This, combined with the fact that there were no hazards during the preliminary bouts of Season 5.0 proved to be its undoing, as it lost its second fight to Vlad the Impaler II.

SpikedPunch's name came from a night of drinking in the builder's garage, and the team decided that "spiked punch" (the drink) would be a good name for a robot.

Robot History

Season 5.0

SpikedPunch first fought Scrap Daddy Persistor. In the fight, Scrap Daddy drove right onto SpikedPunch's spiked wedge and got stuck, but SpikedPunch didn't have the power to move Scrap Daddy very far. Eventually, Scrap Daddy escaped and tried to lift SpikedPunch over, but it was too wide to flip. SpikedPunch had difficulty driving, but Scrap Daddy eventually lost its right side drive and so SpikedPunch was able to get underneath and drag it about slowly as the match ended. A 28-17 judge's decision for SpikedPunch advanced it to the second round where it fought Vlad the Impaler II.

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SpikedPunch against Vlad the Impaler II.

In this fight, Vlad was clearly the aggressor, driving up onto SpikedPunch's wedge and getting stuck each time, which caused the match to stop so the two could be separated. Eventually, the match ended and Vlad the Impaler II won on a 23-22 split decision.


  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 1
Wins Losses
Season 5.0 Scrap Daddy Persistor Vlad the Impaler II