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The ENERGY LAYER™ represents an ancient fighting spirit and acts as the main point of contact between two tops in combat. Each ENERGY LAYER™ affects how the BEYBLADE BURST™ top engages with an opponent when they collide in battle.
Beyblade Burst™ Component Guide

The Energy Layer™[Notes 1] is a component of Beyblade Burst™ tops. Within the Beyblade Burst™ Performance Top System™, the Energy Layer is (structurally) the first layer of the top's anatomy and affects how Beyblade tops engages one another in battle, mainly through the use of Attacks.

Description

ENERGY LAYER™ affects how the top engages with an opponent when they collide in battle.
Beyblade Burst™ Guide Book

Similar to Attack Rings, Energy Rings/Fusion Wheels, and Element Wheels/Warrior Wheels, Energy Layers are the primary combat component of the Beyblade and provides the necessary tools and weapons for the Bey to engage other Beys in combat. Most Energy Layers are designed with the likeness of an Avatar and many of their characteristics and attributes are reflected in their design.

Energy Layers, much like Energy Rings/Fusion Wheels, and Element Wheels/Warrior Wheels, determine the Spin of the Beyblade top.

Energy Layer Classifications

The standard construction of an Energy Layer™ usually consists of pieces made from either clear polycarbonate (PC) and colored acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic materials, as well as metal support pieces (ie. screws and springs) when necessary. All Energy Layer vary greatly in size and shape. Many Energy Layers™ produced by Takara Tomy were manufactured using the following materials:

Polyamide (PA) Polycarbonate (PC)
Poly(methyl methacrylate) (PMMA) Polyoxymethylene (POM)
Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) Zinc-Alloy
Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) PVC: Polyvinyl chloride

Performance Top Layers

The first series of Energy Layers™ had a simple structure and design, usually comprising a clear casing over a colored frame. Both pieces featured distinct points of articulation between them which complimented each other as a single unit.

Originally, these Energy Layers were debuted in the first series of Beyblade Burst products released by Takara Tomy in Japan and were simply referred to as "Layers".

Dual Layers

Dual Layers[Notes 2] are a classification of Energy Layer consisting of a clear Over Layer[Notes 3] and a colored Layer Core[Notes 4] which work together to structurally support each other. Layer Cores feature the effigy of the Beyblade's Avatar while Over Layers feature the stylized initials of the Energy Layers, engraved in its center.

This type of Energy Layer originally debuted in April of 2016 in Japan as part of Takara-Tomy's BB dual system logo.png Dual Layer System Beyblade series.

When Hasbro began manufacture and distribution of Beyblade Burst™ products in the international territories, they would release both the original wave of Beyblade Burst™ and Dual Layer™ tops under their Beyblade Burst™ Performance Top System.

SwitchStrike Energy Layers

SwitchStrike™ Energy Layers™[Notes 5] are a category of Energy Layer™ that contain unique features that augment the way Beyblade tops behaves during battle.

Available only to Takara Tomy Beyblade Burst™ God Layers is a unique component known as a God Chip[Notes 6] which are interchangeable with other God Chips from other Takara Tomy Beyblade Burst™ God Layers.

As mention before, this capability only exists with Takara Tomy Beyblade Burst™ God Layers, with Hasbro Beyblade Burst™ SwitchStrike™ Energy Layers lacking this function due to their design.

Disc-Integrated Layers

Disc-Integrated Layers are a category of Energy Layer that were introduced by Takara-Tomy©, and released to Japanese consumers on November 11th, 2017 with the B-97 Starter: Nightmare Longinus.Ds pack. Marketed as Disk-integrated Types[Notes 7], these Energy Layers fuses elements of the Forge Disc with elements of the Energy Layer into a singular component and the only example of this type of Energy Layer is the Nightmare Longinus (nL) Layer from Takara-Tomy©'s B-97 Nightmare Longinus.Ds Starter pack and the Luinor L3 (LD01) Fused Energy Layer™ and Forge Disc™ found in Hasbro©'s Luinor L3 LD01 TA14 SwitchStrike Starter Pack. Internationally, Hasbro© would market these parts as "Fused parts" with the only example of this being the .

Cho-Z Layers

Cho-Z Layers[Notes 8] are a category of Energy Layers™ constructed with heavyweight die-cast metal[Notes 9] parts reinforcing the exterior. Cho-Z Layers manufactured by Takara-Tomy differ from the Hasbro brand Energy Layers™ in two, key aspects. The first being that Cho-Z Layers were designed to accommodate Level Chips and the other being that all Hasbro brand, Cho-Z-inspired Energy Layers™ (with the exclusion of the Hades H3) have replaced the material used for the Zinc-Alloy parts with a lighter, plastic material.

All Energy Layers™ inspired by the Takara-Tomy's Cho-Z Layers were released under the Beyblade Burst™ SlingShock™ product line, with the exception of the "Turbo Valtryek V3" and "Hades H3" Energy Layers, which were released under the Beyblade Burst™ SwitchStrike™ brand.

Gatinko Layers

GaTinko Layers[Notes 10] are a type of Energy Layer™ designed for customization. Takara Tomy© brand Gatinko Layers specifically can be customized between three specific parts:

  • Gatinko Chip: Determines the spin direction and the assemblage component for the Gatinko Layer.
  • Weight: Influences the Energy Layer's weight distribution.
  • Base: Determines how the top engages with an opponent when they collide in battle and also helps determine spin direction.

In regards to their general characteristics, Gatinko Layers are large-size Energy Layer™ with a thick diameter, giving them impressive combat range. Throughout their production cycle, Takara Tomy produced different varieties of parts to enhance the customization experience with Gatinko Layers. This came in the form of "Weight Fused"[Notes 11] Gatinko Chips and Bases, which integrate the Weight component in some fashion.

Also included in this classification of Energy Layers are a specialized type of Gatinko Layer with the Mugen Lock[Notes 12] feature. The mechanism of this special feature prevents the Bey from Bursting by allowing the lock on the Energy Layer to advance indefinitely. This is achieved by allowing the Energy Layer to rotate a continuous 360o and can only be disengaged when the dedicated clutches (located at specific points of the Gatinko Layer) are struck. Once these condition are meant, the crest on the Mugen Lock Gatinko Layer will switch to red, indicating that the Burst feature is engaged and allowing enemy Beys to trigger a Burst.

There were only three Mugen Lock Gatinko Layers models manufactured and, unlike regular Gatinko Layers, these Layers are single-piece Energy Layers which cannot be disassembled. However, Mugen Lock Gatinko Layers can equip an exclusive power-up part called the Big Bang Armor, which is only available in the B-157 Booster Bigbang Genesis.0.Ym booster pack.

Hypersphere Energy Layers

Hasbro© Hypersphere Energy Layers limit the depth of customization to two parts:

  • GT Chip: Determines the spin direction.[1]
  • Energy Layer Base: Affects how the top engages with an opponent when they collide in battle and also helps determine spin direction.[2]

SuperKing Layers

SuperKing Layers are Energy Layers™ specially designed to allow customization. Takara Tomy© brand SuperKing Layers can be customized between three specific parts:

  • SuperKing Chip: Fastens SuperKing Layer components together.
  • Ring: Determines the tools and method of combat.
  • Chassis: Determines the Layer's spin direction, weight, and Burst Lock.

Of all the SuperKing Layer components, the Chassis is the most essential. This component acts as the base for the other Layer components and provides the Layer's overall mass. Chassis comes in two varieties: a Single Chassis[Notes 13] frame and a Double Chassis[Notes 14], which features built-in Forge Discs[3] below the Chassis frame.

This revised custom Energy Layer system differs from the previous Gatinko Layer System in design and anatomy, making them incompatible with each other. However, these Energy Layers they are still compatible with other Beyblade components.

Within the system, there are 3 Beyblades: Hyperion Burn Cho Xceed'+X, Helios Volcano Ou Zone'+Z and Lucifer The End Kou Drift which use the Limit Break system. These layers have rings that incorporate the chassis into it for extra weight. Out fo all the laeyrs, this has the least customizability, as it can only use 3 discs (Cho, Ou and Kou), which activate each Ring's layer gimmick by activating a switch when the lock progresses.

=Dynamite Battle Layers

Another set of energy layers which allow customization, it consists of 3 parts:

  • Core: Locks components together.
  • Blade: Determines the tools and methods of combat.
  • Armor: Determines the layer's weight distribution.

All layers in this system have 2 modes: Low Mode (Core, Blade, Armor), which has better stamina, and High Mode (Armor, Blade, Core), which is more unstable but hits harder. Only High mode is compatible with past discs, as Low Mode only works with discs released within the system (Nexus, Giga, Tapered etc.) due to the raised platform.

In the TV Series

In the TV series and graphic novels, many of the Energy Layers are designed and independently by Bladers themselves using 3D printing technology and forge welding.

In the Graphic Novels

Similar to the TV series, in the graphic novel series, many of the Energy Layers are designed and produced independently by Bladers themselves using 3D printing technology and forge welding.

References

Notes
  1. Japanese: レイヤー; Hepburn: Reiyā; English: Layer
  2. Japanese: デュアルレイヤー; Hepburn: Deyuaru Reiyā
  3. Japanese: オーバーレイヤー; Hepburn: Ōbā Reiyā
  4. Japanese: レイヤーコア; Hepburn: Reiyā Koa
  5. Japanese: (ゴッド)レイヤー; Hepburn: Goddo Reiyā; English: God Layer
  6. Japanese: ゴッドチップ; Hepburn: Goddo Chippu
  7. Japanese: ディスク一体型(たいけい); Hepburn: Disuku Ittaikei
  8. Japanese: (チョウ)Ƶ(ゼツ)レイヤー; Hepburn: Chōzetsu Reiyā
  9. Japanese: 亜鉛(あ​えん)合金(ごうきん); Hepburn: Aen Gōkin; English: Zinc-Alloy
  10. Japanese: GT(ガチンコ)レイヤー; Hepburn: Gachinko Reiyā
  11. Japanese: ウエイト一体型(たいけい); Hepburn: Ueito Ittaikei; English: Weight Integrated Type
  12. Japanese: ()(げん)ロック; Hepburn: Mugen Rokku
  13. Japanese: シングルシャーシ; Hepburn: Shinguru Shāshi
  14. Japanese: ダブルシャーシ; Hepburn: Daburu Shāshi
Footnotes

Name in other languages

  • België: Energielaag
  • French (a): Couche D'énergie
  • French (b): Couche D'énergie Fusionnée avec Disque Forgé (Fused Energy Layer and Forge Disc)
  • Italian: Strato di Alimentazione
  • Japanese (a): レイヤー (Layer)
  • Japanese (b): デュアルレイヤー (Dual Layer)
  • Japanese (c): レイヤーコア (Layer Core), オーバーレイヤー (Over Layer)
  • Japanese (d): (ゴッド)レイヤー (God Layer)
  • Japanese (e): 超Ƶ(チョウゼツ)レイヤー (Cho-Z Layer)
  • Japanese (f): GT(ガチンコ)レイヤー) (GaTinko Layer)
  • Korean (a): 레이어 (Layer)
  • Korean (b): 듀얼 레이어 (Dual Layer)
  • Korean (c): 레이어 코어 (Layer Core), 오버 레이어 (Over Layer)
  • Korean (d): 갓 레이어 (God Layer)
  • Korean (e): 초Z 레이어 (Cho-Z Layer)
  • Korean (f): 진검 레이어 (G Layer)
  • Portuguese (a): Camada de Energia
  • Portuguese (b): Camada de Energia fusionada com Disco de Forja (Fused Energy Layer and Forge Disc)
  • Russian: верхний энергетический слой
  • Spanish (a): Capa de Energía
  • Spanish (b): Capa de Energía Fusionada con Disco de Forja (Fused Energy Layer and Forge Disc)

References

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