This article is about the original Metal Saga Hybrid Wheel System release. For the Burst System remake, see Rock Leone 0 Massive.

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 650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

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Main article: Face Bolt - Leone I
The 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

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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

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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

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Main article: Spin Track - 145
145, along with its variants (Claw 145, Down Force 145, etc.), was once the highest Spin Track available, until the 230 Spin Track was released with Flame Byxis 230WD. It 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 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 and Wide Defense 145 provide a good center of gravity, and aid with a slight downforce to maintain stability.

Performance Tip - Wide Ball

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Main article: Performance Tip - Wide Ball
Wide Ball, as the name implies, is simply Ball with a larger surface. As a result, it 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.

Other Versions

Gallery

Toyline

Overall

Rock Leone 145WB is comprised of predominantly outclassed parts, except for 145, which is accessible in many other beyblades with better parts such as "Earth Eagle 145WD". This Beyblade is now thoroughly outclassed, and should only be bought for collection purposes.

Trivia

  • This is the first Beyblade to have the Rock Fusion Wheel.
  • Rock Leone 145WB is the first Defense Type Beyblade released.
  • Rock Leone is the first Beyblade with the WB Performance Tip, the second being Rock Zurafa R145WB.
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