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| beyblade system = [[5-Layer]]/[[Magnacore]]
| beyblade system = [[5-Layer]]/[[Magnecore]]
| beyblade type = [[Defense]]
| beyblade type = [[Defense]]
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Revision as of 15:52, 6 February 2012

Voltaic Ape
Voltaic ape.jpg
Number: A-77
System: 5-Layer/Magnecore
Type: Defense

Name Variation

Voltaic Ape was released by Hasbro as Vortex Ape.

Attack Ring (AR): Mountain Hammer

  • Weight: 7 grams

The Attack Ring of Voltaic Ape, Mountain Hammer, is deceptively aggressive: while mostly round, the two Ape heads that are the focal point of its design produce a fair amount of Smash, however, in less aggressive setups, they produce a high level of Recoil, making this part highly unsuitable for Defensive customization, including most Compacts. Mountain Hammer does have some Smash Attack use, though the compact shape can be quite limiting. These combinations focus on using high weight to enhance momentum, and while this is usually not as effective as conventional Smash Attack setups, it can still be used effectively in a competitive situation.

Use in Smash Attack Customization

This combination focuses on the bludgeoning effect from its weight and small size, as well as limiting the recoil of Mountain Hammer. It is surprisingly effective, given it breaks almost every rule of Smash Attack customization. It does have one significant limitation, however: it is noticeably less effective against opposite-spin opponents, and as such, is best only used against Beyblades which use the same spin direction.

Uriel 2’s SG Grip Change Base can be used for additional speed and power, however, it is a very fragile and expensive part, so this is generally not recommended. That said, it is arguably the safest combination to use that base in, as the areas which make contact with the base are relatively low-profile, meaning there is less stress on the weak gold plastic which the base is composed of.

Weight Disk (WD): MG WD

See MG WD.

Spin Gear (SG): Neo Right SG (North Core Version)

See Neo Right SG

Support Part (SP): Defense Ring

Without a doubt, Defense Ring is the prized part of Voltaic Ape. It is hugely popular for Zombie customizations, and with good reason: it has notches that can steal spin from contact below the weight disk, it doesn’t interfere with the round perimeters of Wide Survivor and Wide Defense, the location and shape protects against Upper Attack, and it has excellent life after death, possibly the best of any Support Part.

The relatively compact shape also means it finds secondary use in Compacts using Driger V2 ’s Customize Change Base.

Use in Defensive Zombie Customization

This combination is the standard Grip-Based Defender, a Zombie customization using the grip from Wolborg 2’s SG (Bearing Ver. 2) to withstand hard hits, while being able to steal spin, which counteracts the poor Survival of the tip. Defense Ring enhances this combination, giving additional protection against Upper Attack, and offering excellent Life After Death. In addition, this combination can be launched aggressively to score KO’s against opponents with very weak Defense who might otherwise outspin it. As such, it is easily one of the most powerful Defense customizations in the entire plastic generation.

Use In Zombie Customization

Defense Ring’s excellent life after death and Spin Stealing abilities make it one of the best choices for Zombie Customizations. The use of Burning Kerberous’ SG gives excellent stamina and stability, alongside decent ability to take hits when coupled with the round perimeter of the Beyblade. This combination is almost impossible to outspin without a specialized Zombie-Killing customization, though it does suffer from a weakness to Attack types.

Use In Compact Customization

Though Metal Change Base (Driger S) is generally preferred due to smaller size and lower height, the extra weight of Customize Change Base and Defense Ring, and generally less-aggressive tip, means they can still find their place amongst the best compact combinations. Defense Ring also helps compensate for the extra height, by giving some measure of protection against Upper Attack.

Blade Base (BB): Customize Metal Sharp

Customise Metal Sharp is a relatively tall base, consisting of a central pole and a relatively flat platform. The tip is a somewhat wide conical metal spike; however, as it loses balance, the plastic surrounds provide extra stability and aid in life after death, producing excellent stamina, and surprisingly impressive stability.

However, the height and shape, alongside extremely low grip tip make it an easy target for lower attackers, especially Upper Attack customizations, which can throw it around with little trouble. In addition to this, almost all stamina bases, including Customize Metal Sharp, are heavily outclassed by zombie parts, and as such this base is rarely considered for serious competitive use.

Other Versions

  • Voltaic Ape - Limited Green Ver. (Aeon Shop Limited; comes with 10 Heavy instead of MG WD)
  • Voltaic Ape - Shadow Black Ver. (Random Booster 11)



Whilst Defense ring is the only truly competitive part of this Beyblade, it is arguably the best Support Part ever produced for Zombie Customizations, which are possibly the most common users of Support Parts of any type. All Defense and Stamina enthusiasts should own multiples of this Beyblade.