Rock Leone 145WB (ロックレオーネ145WB, Rokku Reōne 145WB) is a Defense Type Beyblade released as part of the Hybrid Wheel System. It was released by Takara Tomy in Japan on March 28, 2009 for 682円, and later by Hasbro in August 2010 as a Starter Pack, to international audiences. It is the evolution of Leone 145D and later evolves into Fang Leone 130W2D.
Face Bolt - Leone I
Main article: Face Bolt - Leone I
The Leone I Face Bolt depicts "Leo", one of the 88 constellations and the fifth astrological sign in the Zodiac. The letters "L", "E", "O" are featured below the lion, along with a star.
Energy Ring - Leone
Main article: Energy Ring - Leone I
Leone I is a circular Energy Ring with small ridges and an armor-like design. Although its circular shape gives defensive capabilities, Leone I is too light and has poor weight distribution, and thus is outclassed heavily by later releases such as Gasher, Aquario, Bull, etc. The Energy Ring features camoflauge stickers for its detailing.
Fusion Wheel - Rock
Main article: Fusion Wheel - Rock
Rock has six large protrusions with small, shallow gaps between each one. It also overhangs the Spin Track much like the original Leone Metal Wheel, although to a smaller extent. Rock is outclassed by later releases, with its weight being unable to compete with most Fusion Wheels, and its rounded shape being too passive to be any real threat in Attack combinations.
Spin Track - 145
Main article: Spin Track - 145
145, along with its variants (Claw 145 (C145), Down Force 145 (DF145), etc.), was once the highest Spin Track available, until the 230 Spin Track was released with Flame Byxis 230WD. 145 can be used in Stamina Type combinations to great effect due to its tall height, which allows for more wobbling as the Beyblade loses its spin velocity. However, gimmick-paired Spin Tracks such as Boost Disk 145 (BD145) have immensely outclassed their original basic variant, as have several taller gimmick Spin Tracks, especially against heavy, mid-height Attack customisations. Even in stamina battles, 145 does not offer enough balance: Spin Tracks such as Armor Defense 145 (AD145) and Wide Defense 145 (WD145) provide a good center of gravity, and aid with a slight downforce to maintain stability.
Performance Tip - Wide Ball
Main article: Performance Tip - Wide Ball
Wide Ball (WB), as the name implies, is simply Ball with a larger surface. As a result, Wide Ball outclasses Ball in terms of defense. The greater surface area creates more movement compared to Ball. This is disadvantageous against Attack Type combinations, as it increases the chance of a knockout.
- Clay Leone DF145WB – Random Booster Light Vol.1 Mad Cancer CH120FS (Purple)
- Wind Leone D125HF – Random Booster Light Vol.1 Mad Cancer CH120FS (Blue)
- Mad Leone 145B – Random Booster Light Vol.1 Mad Cancer CH120FS (Yellow)
- Heat Leone D125FS – Random Booster Light Vol.2 Wind Aquario 100HF/S (Sky Blue)
- Mad Leone 145FS – Random Booster Light Vol.2 Wind Aquario 100HF/S (Pale Orange)
- Heat Leone H145S – Random Booster Light Vol.3 Clay Aries ED145B (Transparent Black)
- Dark Leone C145B – Random Booster Vol.3 Stardust Pegasis(Dark Purple)
- Counter Leone D125B - Metal Fight Beyblade Gachinko Stadium (Wii) (Clear parts, Green Counter Metal Wheel)
- Rock Leone 145WB (Fire Lion Ver.) - Obtained at WBBA tournaments by collecting six stamps
- Rock Leone 145WB - Faceoff: Lion Gale Force Wall
- Counter Leone 145D - Hasbro Legend series (Opaque green)
- Storm Leone 100HF - Faceoff: Red Horn Uppercut
- Thunder Leone GB145BS - Faceoff: Solid Iron Showdown (Painted Parts, Blue Green)
- Although the Leone Energy Ring is teal-tinted, in the anime it appears as a solid green.
- When the patent for the Hybrid Wheel System was filed, a prototype of Rock Leone was used as a figure drawing.
- Before being replaced with Wide Ball (WB) for the final release, the prototype of Rock Leone featured a different Performance Tip that appears to be similar to Around Sharp (AS).
- The Rock Fusion Wheel prototype has a more aggressive design than the final version, with larger gaps between its protrusions. This design is used as the box art for the Takara Tomy Booster release.