During the quiz show, if the protagonist answers incorrectly, Mettaton fires an unavoidable electrical beam that halves the protagonist's HP.
After the tile puzzle, if the protagonist does not press ACT → "Yellow" right away, Mettaton drops boxes from above in a set pattern, with gaps in between.
Note: All attacks do 7 or 6 damage per hit assuming no armor and LV 1.
Mettaton EX's attacks all consist of an arrangement of several objects:
Copies of Mettaton's legs stick out from either side of the box and scroll downwards. They can be either moving inwards and outwards or not move; this can be controlled by shooting them, which stops the moving legs or causes the motionless legs to begin moving again.
Copies of Mettaton's legs quickly emerge from the side of the screen. An exclamation mark appears in the area that they will appear in before this attack is used.
Small rectangular Mettatons glide down on umbrellas. As they reach the bottom of the screen, they begin to toss hearts that are embroidered with the letter M: they will often toss a second set upwards just as they are leaving the bottom of the screen.
Bombs marked with a plus sign travel downwards, which explode into plus-shaped blasts when shot with the yellow soul. The blast spreads slowly enough that it can be dodged by moving aside, as long as the bomb was detonated sufficiently far away. The explosions can destroy blocks and trigger other bombs.
White squares marked with black circles travel downwards (and sometimes side to side), which are broken by a shot from the yellow soul.
The Bullet Board contracts to four blocks wide, and lines of bombs and white squares with black circles (usually three bombs and one square or three squares and one bomb) travel downward, then a "rewind" button appears and they travel back upward in the same formation, with destroyed parts remaining destroyed.
Long segmented arms resembling Mettaton's travel downwards, with sliding orange-yellow boxes along their length which, when shot, toggle the arm between retracted and non-retracted states (thus, they should only be shot once).
Mettaton's heart emerges from the square on his waist and shoots lightning-bolt shaped projectiles either in a circular blast formation or single linear shots (which only happens when he loses all of his limbs). Firing at his heart ends Mettaton's attack earlier; not shooting his heart still causes his limbs to fall off due to being a scripted event. Contrary to popular belief, attacking Mettaton's heart this way does not count as FIGHTing him. When only his torso exists, his heart will fight for him for the rest of the battle until he is either killed or the ratings reach 10,000.
A disco ball appearing from the top of the square projecting laser beams in either blue or white, which can be toggled in color by shooting the disco ball. They rotate at a variable pace: when blue, they count as blue attacks, when white, as normal attacks.
The Bullet Board contracts to being only two blocks wide, and pairs of objects rain down, consisting of a bomb on one side and a solid white block on the other. The block can only be destroyed by shooting the companion bomb, and so it is necessary to shoot the bomb and quickly move under the block to avoid damage from the downward part of the explosion.
Mettaton calls for a "union-regulated break" and the words "Happy Breaktime!" appear on the Bullet Board. This is a Gray Attack, and simply a free turn. It always comes after two two-width block / bomb attacks in a row, and Boasting works normally even though it is impossible to get hit during this turn.
Mettaton NEO uses no attacks.
Mettaton Quiz Show
Alphys is present during this battle and uses her hands to shape the correct answer's letter. If Alphys does not provide an answer, it means any is fine. Answering any questions wrong causes Mettaton to halve the protagonist's HP. Attempting to hurt Mettaton in this form does not work; the screen always displays "Miss."
To defeat Mettaton EX without killing him, one must survive until his arms and legs are blown off and achieve a show rating of 10,000 or more; if his limbs are not blown off, a show rating of 12,000 or more ends the battle. While the protagonist waits without acting, the ratings go down. The ratings stay at 3,001 at the minimum until the protagonist does something. Mettaton's limbs fall off regardless of whether or not his heart is shot, but shooting it ends his turn earlier. Ratings can be boosted in several ways:
Getting hit gives a violence boost of 10 to 50 points.
Shooting anything during Mettaton's turn.
Using the FIGHT option to directly harm Mettaton results in him either biting his lip or sticking his tongue out while saying "Yeah," giving an Action boost of 300 points. Further attacks cause him to grin visibly but give fewer Action Points.
Eating food sold by Burgerpants gives 300-500 rating points, but the Steak in the Shape of Mettaton's Face gives 700 points instead. Eating Junk Food gives the 'Eating garbage?!' penalty of 50 points. All other consumables have no effect.
Equipping a different piece of armor gives 1,500 points as long that piece has not been worn previously during the fight.
Using the Stick causes it to be thrown at Mettaton. He catches it in his mouth and ratings boost by 700 points. Repeating this action gives 1 point. Using the stick after Mettaton has lost his arms and legs instead gives 1,400 points.
Using the Boast action causes ratings to shoot up during Mettaton's turn, but taking damage costs 100 points and stop the rating spike.
Using the Pose action gives 100-1000 points, inversely proportional to the amount of health the protagonist has left.
Using the Heel Turn action increases the aforementioned violence boost to 100 points. This is more of a risk as it requires the protagonist to get hit.
Early in the battle, Mettaton asks the protagonist to write an essay about what they like most about him.
Writing "LEGS" earns 350 points, which is the highest amount, being the 'correct answer.'
Writing "DANCING" earns 250 points, Mettaton saying that he is self-taught.
Writing "ARMS" earns 250 points, Mettaton commenting most people talk about his legs, but embrace them for their writing anyways.
Writing "VOICE" earns 200 points, Mettaton commenting that he has the voice of a siren.
Writing "HAIR" earns 200 points, Mettaton saying that he uses metal hair gel.
Writing anything that does not meet any requirement earns 100 points.
Writing certain words like "fabulous," "beautiful," "radiant," and "personality" make Mettaton comment on them.
Writing nothing earns 80 points. Mettaton is not surprised that the protagonist is speechless.
Writing any swear word results in the loss of 150 points, which causes Mettaton to exclaim that the show is family-friendly.
Writing a word that Mettaton deems insulting prompts him to tell the protagonist that this is an essay about him, not them.
Writing a lot of random gibberish and letters with no sense results in Mettaton being impressed that the protagonist wrote so much about him, even though he does not understand what they said.
If Mettaton EX is spared, he appears only as his torso and head when the game returns to the overworld view. This happens even if the protagonist ends the fight before his limbs fall off. However, if he is killed, he appears in his original box form in the overworld view but damaged.
For those who plan on killing Mettaton, methods that decrease ratings should be used, as the ratings may hit 10,000 before the protagonist kills Mettaton. Methods that decrease ratings include writing a curse word during the essay and eating Junk Food, so bringing a full inventory of Junk Food is advised. Waiting between turns also steadily decreases ratings. However, it stops decreasing after a certain point.
Despite claiming to be a human eradicator, Mettaton NEO does absolutely nothing. Any non-missing attack instantly kills him as he is scripted to take between 900,000 and 999,999 damage, no matter the strength of the attack. There is no way to spare Mettaton NEO, meaning that the point at which a Genocide Route cannot be aborted occurs before fighting him when the last random encounter is killed.
Contrary to popular belief, a weak attack does not revert to the Neutral Route. Only failing to depopulate Hotland and the CORE completely causes the game to revert to the Neutral Route.
OHHH YES! WELCOME, BEAUTIES... ... TO TODAY'S QUIZ SHOW!!! OH BOY! I CAN ALREADY TELL IT'S GONNA BE A GREAT SHOW! EVERYONE GIVE A BIG HAND FOR OUR WONDERFUL CONTESTANT! NEVER PLAYED BEFORE, GORGEOUS? NO PROBLEM! IT'S SIMPLE! THERE'S ONLY ONE RULE. ANSWER CORRECTLY... OR YOU DIE!!!
(All correct answers are in bold.)
LET'S START WITH AN EASY ONE!!
What's the prize for answering correctly?
C) New Car
D) More questions
RIGHT! SOUNDS LIKE YOU GET IT![Answered correctly]
HAHAHA! YOU WISH! WRONG![Answered incorrectly]
HERE'S YOUR TERRIFIC PRIZE!
What's the king's full name?
A) Lord Fluffybuns
B) Fuzzy Pushover
C) Asgore Dreemurr
D) Dr. Friendship
CORRECT! WHAT A TERRIFIC ANSWER![Answered correctly]
WRONG! IF ONLY ALPHYS COULD HELP![Answered incorrectly]
ENOUGH ABOUT YOU. LET'S TALK ABOUT ME!
What are robots made of?
TOO EASY FOR YOU, HUH????????[Answered correctly]
NOPE! TOO BAD ALPHYS CAN'T HELP![Answered incorrectly]
HERE'S ANOTHER EASY ONE FOR YOU!
Two trains, Train A, and Train B, simultaneously depart Station A and Station B. Station A, and Station B are 252.5 miles apart from each other. Train A is moving at 124.7mph towards Station B, and Train B is moving at 253.5mph towards Station A. If both trains departed at 10:00 AM and it is now 10:08, how much longer until both trains pass each other?
A) 31.054 minutes
B) 16.232 minutes
C) 32.049 minutes
D) 32.058 minutes
WONDERFUL! IM ASTOUNDED, FOLKS![Answered correctly]
Would you smooch a ghost?[The counter notably increases from 30 rather than counting down]
A) Heck Yeah
B) Heck Yeah
C) Heck Yeah
D) Heck Yeah
GREAT ANSWER! I LOVE IT!!!!!!
HERE'S A SIMPLE ONE.
How many letters in the name Mettaton?[the number of Ns increases and eventually goes out of the screen – with the numbers in the answers increasing accordingly, including after the question is answered]
OF COURSE THAT WAS EASY FOR YOU![Answered correctly]
NO NO NO! CAN'T YOU READ!?[Answered incorrectly]
TIME TO BREAK OUT THE BIG GUNS!!
In the dating simulation video game "Mew Mew Kissy Cutie" what is Mew Mew's favorite food?
[Alphys]OH! OH! I KNOW THIS ONE!!! IT'S SNAIL ICE CREAM!!!!!!!! IN THE FOURTH CHAPTER EVERYONE GOES TO THE BEACH!!! AND SHE BUYS ICE CREAM FOR ALL OF HER FRIENDS!!!! BUT IT'S SNAIL FLAVOR AND SHE'S THE ONLY ONE WHO WANTS IT!!!!!! IT'S ONE OF MY FAVORITE PARTS OF THE GAME BECAUSE IT'S ACTUALLY A VERY POWERFUL message about friendship and...
ALPHYS, ALPHYS, ALPHYS.
YOU AREN'T HELPING OUR CONTESTANT, ARE YOU?
OOOOOOH!!! YOU SHOULD HAVE TOLD ME.
I'LL ASK A QUESTION...
YOU'LL BE SURE TO KNOW THE ANSWER TO!
Who does Dr. Alphys have a crush on?[There is no right or wrong answer to this question; all the answers simply provide dialogue. The counter notably remains at 30 seconds]
SEE, ALPHYS? I TOLD YOU IT WAS OBVIOUS. EVEN THE HUMAN FIGURED IT OUT. YES, SHE SCRAWLS HER NAME IN THE MARGINS OF HER NOTES. SHE NAMES PROGRAMMING VARIABLES AFTER HER. SHE EVEN WRITES STORIES OF THEM TOGETHER... SHARING A DOMESTIC LIFE. PROBABILITY OF CRUSH: 101 PERCENT. MARGIN OF ERROR: ONE PERCENT.
WHY WOULD SHE OUTFIT AN AMUSEMENT ROBOT... WITH BRUTAL COMBAT CAPABILITIES? SIMPLE. TO IMPRESS MR. ASGORE DREEMURR, OF COURSE! OR AS ALPHYS CALLS HIM... "MR. DREAMY." THOSE STRONG ARMS... THAT LUSTROUS BEARD... LIKE ALL THOSE WHO CREATE WEAPONS. SHE CRAVES THE TENDER EMBRACE OF A BURLY MAN. CAN SHE TRULY BE BLAMED?
C) The human
... SERIOUSLY? MY MY... HOW CONCEITED CAN YOU GET...? I LOVE IT! AND WHILE YOU ARE COMPLETELY WRONG, YOU DESERVE SOME CREDIT. I'VE SEEN HER WATCH YOU ON HER COMPUTER SCREEN. SMILING WHEN YOU SUCCEED. SHRIEKING WHEN YOU FAIL. AND ALWAYS, ALWAYS, WHISPERING... "NO! WRONG! YOU HAVE TO GO THAT WAY!" IN ITS OWN WAY, IS THIS NOT LOVE?
D) Don't know
CORRECT. DR. ALPHYS HAS A CRUSH ON... THE UNKNOWABLE. YOU SEE, ALPHYS BELIEVES THERE IS SOMEONE OUT THERE. SOMEONE WATCHING HER. SOMEONE SHE THINKS IS "CUTE" AND "INTERESTING." HELLO, THEORETICAL PERSON. DR. ALPHYS LIKES YOU. TOO BAD YOU ARE NOT REAL. *DERISIVE LAUGHTRACK*.
[Alphys]H-hey, I've done research about this! There are alternate universes out there! S-someday, maybe, I could meet them...
[Mettaton]YOU SAID THE EXACT SAME THING ABOUT "MEW MEW KISSY CUTIE." BUT I'LL GIVE YOU THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT. PERSON, IF YOU'RE OUT THERE... HOW ABOUT GIVING US A SIGN, RIGHT NOW?
[Background music briefly pauses in silence]
[Mettaton]THAT SETTLES THAT, DOESN'T IT?
WELL WELL WELL. WITH DR. ALPHYS HELPING YOU... THE SHOW HAS NO DRAMATIC TENSION! WE CAN'T GO ON LIKE THIS!! BUT. BUT!!! THIS WAS JUST THE PILOT EPISODE!! NEXT UP, MORE DRAMA! MORE ROMANCE!!! MORE BLOODSHED!!! UNTIL NEXT TIME, DARLINGS...!!!
Multicolor Tile Puzzle
THIS IS IT, DARLING! SAY GOODBYE! IS THAT YOUR PHONE? YOU'D BETTER ANSWER IT!
[Alphys calls]H-Hey!! Th-this seems bad, but don't worry!! Th-there's one last thing I installed on your phone...! You see that yellow button...? Go to this phone's [ACT] menu and press it!!!
[If the protagonist does not press the button right away]
[Mettaton]HA! THAT BUTTON WON'T SAVE YOU NOW, DARLING! YOU WOULDN'T DARE USE THE [ACT] COMMAND AND PRESS THAT BUTTON! THAT'S RIGHT! DON'T PRESS IT! I'LL DESTROY YOU! WITHOUT THAT BUTTON, YOU ARE INCHING CLOSER AND CLOSER TO YOUR DEMISE! ANY MINUTE NOW! ANY... MINUTE... NOW! .........................
THIS IS IT, DARLING! SAY GOODBYE![After finally pressing the button]
[After pressing the yellow button]
[Alphys]Now press "Z"!
[Mettaton]OOOH! OOOOOOOH! YOU'VE DEFEATED ME!! HOW CAN THIS BE, YOU WERE STRONGER THAN I THOUGHT, ETC. WHATEVER.
OH YES. THERE YOU ARE, DARLING. IT'S TIME TO HAVE OUR LITTLE SHOWDOWN. IT'S TIME TO FINALLY STOP THE "MALFUNCTIONING" ROBOT. ... NOT!!! MALFUNCTION? REPROGRAMMING? GET REAL. THIS WAS ALL JUST A BIG SHOW. AN ACT. ALPHYS HAS BEEN PLAYING YOU FOR A FOOL THE WHOLE TIME. AS SHE WATCHED YOU ON THE SCREEN, SHE GREW ATTACHED TO YOUR ADVENTURE. SHE DESPERATELY WANTED TO BE A PART OF IT. SO SHE DECIDED TO INSERT HERSELF INTO YOUR STORY. SHE REACTIVATED PUZZLES. SHE DISABLED ELEVATORS. SHE ENLISTED ME TO TORMENT YOU. ALL SO SHE COULD SAVE YOU FROM DANGERS THAT DIDN'T EXIST. ALL SO YOU WOULD THINK SHE'S THE GREAT PERSON... THAT SHE'S NOT. AND NOW, IT'S TIME FOR HER FINEST HOUR. AT THIS VERY MOMENT, ALPHYS IS WAITING OUTSIDE THE ROOM. DURING OUR "BATTLE," SHE WILL INTERRUPT. SHE WILL PRETEND TO "DEACTIVATE" ME, "SAVING" YOU ONE FINAL TIME. FINALLY. SHE'LL BE THE HEROINE OF YOUR ADVENTURE. YOU'LL REGARD HER SO HIGHLY SHE'LL EVEN BE ABLE TO CONVINCE YOU NOT TO LEAVE. ... OR NOT. YOU SEE, I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS PREDICTABLE CHARADE. I HAVE NO DESIRE TO HARM HUMANS. FAR FROM IT, ACTUALLY. MY ONLY DESIRE IS TO ENTERTAIN. AFTER ALL, THE AUDIENCE DESERVES A GOOD SHOW, DON'T THEY? AND WHAT'S A GOOD SHOW... WITHOUT A PLOT TWIST? [Door locks]
[Alphys]H-hey!!! Wh-wh-what's going on!? Th-th-the door just locked itself!
[Mettaton]SORRY, FOLKS! THE OLD PROGRAM'S BEEN CANCELLED!!! BUT WE'VE GOT A FINALE THAT WILL DRIVE YOU WILD!! REAL DRAMA!! REAL ACTION!! REAL BLOODSHED!! ON OUR NEW SHOW... "ATTACK OF THE KILLER ROBOT!"
Skip the monologue
(Seems like you could skip Mettaton's monologue by turning him around. What would you do?)
YES, I WAS THE ONE THAT RE-ARRANGED THE CORE! I WAS THE ONE THAT HIRED EVERYONE TO KILL YOU! THAT, HOWEVER, WAS A SHORT-SIGHTED PLAN. YOU KNOW WHAT WOULD BE A HUNDRED TIMES BETTER? KILLING YOU MYSELF!
THAT WORTHLESS PEA-SHOOTER WON'T WORK ON ME, DARLING.DON'T YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT ACTING IS!?[If the protagonist fires at him]
LISTEN, DARLING. I'VE SEEN YOU FIGHT. YOU'RE WEAK. IF YOU CONTINUE, ASGORE WILL TAKE YOUR SOUL. AND WITH YOUR SOUL, ASGORE WILL DESTROY HUMANITY. BUT IF I GET YOUR SOUL, I CAN STOP ASGORE'S PLAN! I CAN SAVE HUMANITY FROM DESTRUCTION! THEN USING YOUR SOUL, I'LL CROSS THROUGH THE BARRIER... AND BECOME THE STAR I'VE ALWAYS DREAMED OF BEING! HUNDREDS, THOUSANDS... NO! MILLIONS OF HUMANS WILL WATCH ME! GLITZ! GLAMOUR! I'LL FINALLY HAVE IT ALL! SO WHAT IF A FEW PEOPLE HAVE TO DIE? THAT'S SHOW BUSINESS, BABY!
[Alphys calls]U..uh... I can't see what's going on in there, but... D-d-don't give up, okay!? Th... there's o-one l-l-last way to beat Mettaton... It's... um... it's... This is a work-in-progress, so don't judge it too hard... But, you know how Mettaton always faces f-f-forward? That's because there's a switch on his backside. S-s-so if y-y-you c-c-can turn him around... um... And, umm... press th-th-th-the switch... He'll be... um... He'll be... Vulnerable. Well, g-g-gotta go! [Alphys hangs up]
OH??? A MIRROR??? RIGHT, I HAVE TO LOOK PERFECT FOR OUR GRAND FINALE! HMM... I DON'T SEE IT... WHERE IS IT...? DID YOU. JUST FLIP. MY SWITCH?[Turn]
Ohhhh my. If you flipped my switch, that can only mean one thing. You're desperate for the premiere of my new body. How rude... Lucky for you, I've been aching to show this off for a long time. So... as thanks, I'll give you a handsome reward. I'll make your last living moments... ABSOLUTELY beautiful!
Lights! Camera! Action!
Drama! Romance! Bloodshed!
I'm the idol everyone craves!
Smile for the camera!
Oooh, it's time for a pop quiz! I hope you brought a keyboard... This one's an essay question!
Speechless...? Who can blame you?[0 characters long]
Well... that’s concise.[1 character long]
Beautiful. Sometimes the fewest words speak the loudest.[2-12 characters long]
Nice. You get a gold star.[13-49 characters long]
Oh my... what a great answer.[50-89 characters long]
Oooooh, you said so much about me... I love how passionate you are. ... even though I don't understand what you said...[90-139 characters long]
Beautiful. Why don’t you write a book?[140+ characters long]
Nice detail... You’re right. I do look quite nice.[1 compliment word]
Wonderful! Amazing! A+.. I AM completely stunning.[2 compliment words]
Oh, I’m blushing... You’re completely right, I am beautiful in every way.[3 compliment words]
Oh my... I’m speechless. You’ve completely captured how beautiful I am.[4 compliment words]
That's right, Legs was the correct answer![LEGS]
How creative. Arms... most people just think about my legs.[ARMS]
My hair... yes, I use metal hair gel.[HAIR]
Yes, my personality is quite charming, isn’t it?[PERSONALITY]
They say I have the voice of a Siren... ... awooga![VOICE]
What a touching confession! I'll add it to the pile.[I LOVE YOU/I LOVE YOUR]
Toby? What the hell is that? Sounds... sexy.[TOBY]
Huh? This essay is supposed to be about me, not about you...[Insult word]
Oh my! This is a family friendly TV show. Now stand still while I murder you.[Swear word]
Your essay really showed everyone your heart. Why don't I show you mine?
Oooh, I'm just warming up!
But how are you on the dance floor?
Can you keep up the pace!?
Lights! Camera! Bombs!
Things are blowing up!
Time for our union-regulated break!
We've grown so distant, darling... How about another heart-to-heart?
A.. arms? Wh... who needs arms with legs like these? I'm still going to win!
The show... must go on!
Dr... Drama! A... Action!
L... lights... C... camera...
Enough of this! Do you really want humanity to perish!? ... or do you just believe in yourself that much?
Haha, how inspiring! Well, darling! It's either me or you! But I think we both already know who's going to win. Witness the true power of humanity's star!
Are YOU the star? Can you really protect humanity!?
After the ratings have achieved 10,000 (or 12,000 before legs fall off)
OOH, LOOK AT THESE RATINGS!!! THIS IS THE MOST VIEWERS I'VE EVER HAD!!! WE'VE REACHED THE VIEWER CALL-IN MILESTONE! ONE LUCKY VIEWER WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO TALK TO ME... ... BEFORE I LEAVE THE UNDERGROUND FOREVER!!
LET'S SEE WHO CALLS IN FIRST! [Ring] HI, YOU'RE ON TV! WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY ON THIS, OUR LAST SHOW???
Napstablook: ..... oh........ hi... mettaton... I really liked watching your show... my life is pretty boring, but... seeing you on the screen... brought excitement to my life... vicariously I can't tell, but... I guess this is the last episode...? I'll miss you... mettaton...... ... oh.... I didn't mean to talk so long... oh........... [Hang up]
NO, WAIT! WAIT, BL... H... THEY ALREADY HUNG UP. ... I'LL TAKE ANOTHER CALLER!
[Unknown callers]Mettaton, your show made us so happy!
Mettaton, I don't know what I'll watch without you.
Mettaton, there's a Mettaton-shaped hole in my Mettaton-shaped heart.
AH... I... I SEE... ... EVERYONE... THANK YOU SO MUCH. ... DARLING. PERHAPS... IT MIGHT BE BETTER IF I STAY HERE A WHILE. HUMANS ALREADY HAVE STARS AND IDOLS, BUT MONSTERS... THEY ONLY HAVE ME. IF I LEFT... THE UNDERGROUND WOULD LOSE ITS SPARK. I'D LEAVE AN ACHING VOID THAT COULD NEVER BE FILLED. SO... I THINK I'LL HAVE TO DELAY MY BIG DEBUT. BESIDES. YOU'VE PROVEN TO BE VERY STRONG. PERHAPS... EVEN STRONG ENOUGH TO GET PAST ASGORE. I'M SURE YOU'LL BE ABLE TO PROTECT HUMANITY. HA, HA... IT'S ALL FOR THE BEST, ANYWAY. THE TRUTH IS, THIS FORM'S ENERGY CONSUMPTION IS... INEFFICIENT. IN A FEW MOMENTS, I'LL RUN OUT OF BATTERY POWER, AND... WELL. I'LL BE ALRIGHT. KNOCK 'EM DEAD, DARLING. AND EVERYONE... THANK YOU. YOU'VE BEEN A GREAT AUDIENCE!
Killing Mettaton EX
H.. ha... So I was wrong. Darling... You really are strong enough to get past ASGORE. Well then... It's time for you to go. Don't worry about me. I might seem like I'm dying now, but... Dr. Alphys can always repair me. And... besides... Even if I'm not cut out to be a star... I still got to perform for a human, didn't I? So, thank you, darling... You've been a great audience!
[Alphys]I... I managed to open the lock! Are you two... Oh my god. Mettaton! Mettaton, are you...
H... hey... D... don't worry about it... I can always... I can always build a different robot![If Mettaton was killed]
... thank GOD, it's just the batteries. Mettaton, if you were gone, I would have... I would have... ... I m-mean, h-hey, it's no problem, you know? He's just a robot, if you messed it up, I c-could always... J-just build another.[If Mettaton was spared]
... Why don't you go on ahead?
MY MY. SO YOU'VE FINALLY ARRIVED. AFTER OUR FIRST MEETING... I REALIZED... SOMETHING GHASTLY. YOU'RE NOT JUST A THREAT TO MONSTERS... BUT HUMANITY, AS WELL. OH MY. THAT'S AN ISSUE. YOU SEE, I CAN'T BE A STAR WITHOUT AN AUDIENCE.AND BESIDES... THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE... I WANT TO PROTECT. AH HA HA. EAGER, AS ALWAYS, EH? BUT DON'T TOUCH THAT DIAL. THERE'S SOMETHING YOU HAVEN'T ACCOUNTED FOR. AS ANY TRUE FAN WOULD KNOW, I WAS FIRST CREATED AS A HUMAN ERADICATION ROBOT. IT WAS ONLY AFTER BECOMING A STAR THAT I WAS GIVEN A MORE... PHOTOGENIC BODY. HOWEVER. THOSE ORIGINAL FUNCTIONS HAVE NEVER BEEN FULLY REMOVED. COME ANY CLOSER, AND I'LL BE FORCED TO SHOW YOU... MY TRUE FORM! FINE THEN! RRRRREADY? IIIIIIIT'S SHOWTIME!!!
Killed with Hotland/CORE enemy kill counter fulfilled
GH... GUESS YOU DON'T WANT TO JOIN MY FAN CLUB...?
Killed without Hotland/CORE enemy kill counter fulfilled
G... GUESS SHE SHOULD HAVE WORKED MORE ON THE DEFENSES... ... YOU MAY HAVE DEFEATED ME... BUT... I KNOW. I CAN TELL FROM THAT STRIKE, DARLING. YOU WERE HOLDING BACK. YES, ASGORE WILL FALL EASILY TO YOU... BUT YOU WON'T HARM HUMANITY, WILL YOU? YOU AREN'T ABSOLUTELY EVIL. IF YOU WERE TRYING TO BE, THEN YOU MESSED UP. AND SO LATE INTO THE SHOW, TOO. HA... HA. AT LEAST NOW, I CAN REST EASY. KNOWING ALPHYS AND THE HUMANS WILL LIVE ON...!
His metal body renders him invulnerable to attack.[Check, Quiz Show]
His metal body STILL renders him invulnerable to attack.[Check, Dungeon, 1.001 patch]
Seriously, his metal body is invulnerable![Check, CORE, 1.001 patch]
Smells like Mettaton.[Neutral]
The quiz show continues.[Neutral during Quiz Show]
Screaming is against the rules.[Cry]
You yell... But nothing happened.[Yell]
This is probably what you'll do if things continue in this manner.[Burn]
Your phone's [ [ ACT ] ] menu is glowing.[After Alphys calls, dungeon]
You press the yellow button. The phone is resonating with Mettaton's presence![Yellow]
Seems like a good time to turn Mettaton around.[After Alphys calls, CORE]
You tell Mettaton that there's a mirror behind him.[Turn]
Defuse the dog![Encounter the Dog Bomb]
It's blissfully unaware of its circumstances.[Check Dog]
The dog is still active![Neutral, after dog defuse has failed]
Dog defused![After dog defusal succeeds]
Defuse the basketball![Encounter the Basket Bomb]
Even if you explode, you'll at least look good.[Check Basket Bomb]
Defuse the present![Encounter the Present Bomb]
Regardless, you'll have to write a thank-you letter.[Check Present Bomb]
Defuse the game![Encounter the Game Bomb]
You really should have rented it first.[Check Game Bomb]
Defuse the script![Encounter the Script Bomb]
Like all modern blockbusters, it's full of explosions.[Check Script Bomb]
Defuse the extremely agile glass of water![Encounter the Extremely Agile Glass of Water]
All things considered, it's an extremely agile glass of water.[Check Extremely Agile Glass of Water]
Defuse the bomb![Encounter the Bomb]
Defuse failed! Aim for DEFUSE ZONE![When defuse has failed]
The bomb is still active![Neutral, after defuse has failed]
Bomb defused![When bomb is defused]
His weak point is his heart-shaped core.[Check]
Mettaton EX makes his premiere![Encounter]
Smells like Mettaton.[Neutral]
Mettaton is saving your essay for future use.[After essay question]
You say you aren't going to get hit at ALL. Ratings gradually increase during Mettaton's turn.[Boast]
You posed dramatically. The audience nods.[Pose]
Despite being hurt, you posed dramatically. The audience applauds.[Pose at less than half HP]
Despite being wounded, you posed dramatically. The audience gasps.[Pose at less than 1/4 HP]
With the last of your power, you posed dramatically. The audience screams.[Pose at extremely low HP]
Mettaton has low HP.[Low HP]
You turned and scoffed at the audience. They're rooting for your destruction this turn![Heel Turn]
You eat the Junk Food. The audience is disgusted.[Eat Junk Food]
You throw the stick. Mettaton catches it in his mouth and winks.[Throw Stick]
You used the Mystery Key. Mettaton pretends it isn't there.[Use Mystery Key]
Dr. Alphys's greatest invention.[Check]
Mettaton NEO blocks the way![Encounter]
Stage lights are blaring.[Neutral]
Using the debug mode to make Mettaton NEO spareable reveals he has two random attacks, which are Vulkin's lightning and the fire balls. Sparing or allowing him to attack a second time softlocks the game.
Mettaton's bombs behave virtually identically to the bombs in Hudson's 2D Bomberman games.