- This article is about the Takara Tomy version. For the Hasbro version, see Energy Layer - Unicrest.
Unicorn (ユニコーン, Yunikōn) is an Energy Layer released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System. It debuted in Japan with the release of the B-22 Beyblade Custom Set Defense & Stamina on November 14th, 2015.
Takara Tomy's Unicorn is primarily a circular Energy Layer, featuring ten small protrusions that point counter-clockwise. Eight of these protrusions make up the “manes” of the two unicorns depicted in the layer, leaving the other two as the “horns”. Because of its relatively large diameter and Outward Weight Distribution (OWD), Unicorn has Stamina capabilities rivaling those of Neptune. However, these traits also work against it by increasing the rotational recoil the Layer takes during collisions – as Unicorn’s teeth are shorter than average, it is relatively easy to Burst despite its unaggressive shape. Because of its tendency to Burst, Unicorn is directly outclassed by Neptune, which has a similar amount of Stamina while also offering a higher amount of Burst Defense.
While Takara Tomy's Unicorn has excellent Stamina, it Bursts too easily to warrant use in a competitive situation and with the release of the SwitchStrike/God Layer System, Unicorn is now too light to be competitive.
As such, Takara Tomy's Unicorn is recommended for collection purposes only.
- B-22 Beyblade Custom Set Defense & Stamina - Unicorn Ring Defense (white)
- BG-02 Random Layer Collection Vol. 2 - 04: Unicorn (black)