Betromoth B2, known as Beast Behemoth (ビーストベヒーモス, Bīsuto Behīmosu) in Japan, is an Energy Layer released as part of the Burst System as well as the Dual Layer System. It debuted with the release of the B-63 Booster Beast Behemoth Heavy Hold on November 12th, 2016. It later debuted in western countries with the release of the Starter Pack Betromoth B2 Heavy Hold.
Betromoth B2 is an overall round Energy Layer designed for Attack, the center of the Layer depicting a beast, like the Layer's namesake, biting down on the circle where the "B" of the Layer resides.
Consisting of a colored bottom layer made up of two jaw-like arches and a clear top layer consisting of five, widely spaced blades creating a pinwheel-esque look, the "jaws" and ends of the clear blades of the Layer are covered in small serrations like teeth. While these features may imply that this Layer has a lot of recoil, the height of the Layer means that typically both layers come into contact with the opposing Beyblade and fill in each other's gaps, and the slight serrations are too small to cause any noticeable recoil and subsequent Stamina loss.
The Takara Tomy release of Beast Behemoth also features three tall teeth akin to Victory Valkyrie, allowing it to be used in Defense Combinations with its moderately low recoil.
Beast Behemoth was a decent Layer for Defense Combinations due to its strong teeth and relatively round shape. However, it was outclassed after the release of Dark Deathscyther, and along with the release of the SwitchStrike/God Layer System, Beast Behemoth is too light to be competitive.
As such, Beast Behemoth is recommended for collection purposes only.
Differences in the Hasbro Version
Hasbro's Betromoth B2 is mostly unchanged from Takara Tomy's Beast Behemoth with the same low to moderate recoil. However, Hasbro's Betromoth B2 has much weaker Burst Resistance, making it ill-suited for Attack, Defense and Stamina Combinations. Furthermore, with the release of the SwitchStrike System, especially Layers such as Balkesh B3 and Spryzen Requiem S3, Betromoth B2 is too light to be competitive.
As such, Betromoth B2 is also recommended for collection purposes only.
- B-63 Beast Behemoth Heavy Hold (lavender)
- B-80 Random Booster Vol. 6 Tornado Wyvern.4G.At - 08: Beast Behemoth 4Cross Weight (translucent dark green)
- BG-06 Random Layer Collection Vol. 6 - 02: Beast Behemoth (translucent yellow)
. Due to the use of five blades, Betromoth B2's contact points can align with Disc Frames with five protrusions such as Meteor and Star, as they can help increase the weight of Betromoth B2's attacks by aligning with them. This mostly occurs as the Betromoth B2 Combination using either Meteor or Star grows closer to Bursting.
. Betromoth B2 was later released in western countries as a part of the SlingShock System along with the debut of Galaxy Zeutron Z4 as Gold-X Betromoth B4. This recolor can be found in the Gold-X Betromoth B4 & Galaxy Zeutron Z4 Dual Pack.