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BEYBLADE BURST™ PERFORMANCE TOP SYSTEM™*
BEYBLADE BURST™ tops are spinning battle tops (also called Beys). These tops include a dynamic “burst” feature designed to bring more excitement to the battle experience. Battling can trigger the spinning tops to burst into pieces (burst rates vary). Tops include 3 layers that can be customized for battle...

Beyblade Burst™ Guide Book

The Beyblade Burst™ Performance Top System™ is the official parts system for the third-generation of Beyblade tops released by Hasbro. The hallmark of this system is that all Beyblade Burst™ tops include the dynamic “Burst” feature, which causes them to burst into pieces during battle. Originally released in Japan on July 18th of 2015 by Takara Tomy as the BB system logo Burst System™[Notes 1], Hasbro began worldwide distribution of Beyblade Burst™ products in September of 2016 under the name Beyblade Burst™ Performance Top System™ brand.

What is the Beyblade Burst™ Performance Top System™?

Takara Tomy's Burst System™, and by extension, Hasbro's Beyblade Burst™ Performance Top System™, is the structure archetype for third-generation Beyblade tops and utilizes a three-component modular system that players (called Bladers) can use to customize their Beys. This aside, the signature gimmick of the Burst System™ is the innovative “Burst” feature which adds a new layer of strategy to gameplay. Alongside the traditional “Spin Finish” and “Over Finish”, with the “Burst” feature, Beyblade Burst™ tops will burst into pieces if enough damage is sustained during a battle, resulting in a “Burst Finish”.

Performance Top System™ Components

Each Beyblade Burst™ top is composed of 3 central parts, each playing a distinct role in how the top will perform.

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ENERGY LAYER

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.

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FORGE DISC

The FORGE DISC™ is a die-cast metal ring that sits between the ENERGY LAYER™ and PERFORMANCE TIP™. Each disc varies in weight and shape to affect the center of gravity and weight of the top, causing different reactions in battle.

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PERFORMANCE TIP

The PERFORMACE TIP™ serves as the base of every BEYBLADE BURST™ top and influences how your BEYBLADE BURST™ top maneuvers around the BEYBLADE BURST Beystadium™.

Beyblade Burst Product Series

Announced in April 2015, Takara Tomy revealed their third-generation Beyblades to Japanese consumers. In promotional material, Takara Tomy would outline the details of their new product and their new Burst System

BB dual system logo The Dual Layer System Series

The second series of Beyblade Burst tops launched in Japan in April 2016 by Takara Tomy and introduced Bladers to the BB dual system logo "Dual Layer Series"[Notes 2]. This product line featured Energy Layers utilizing the BB dual system logo "Dual Layer System"[Notes 3], which revised, composite design, using a two-tier, gestalt structure comprising a Layer Core and Over Layer. The Layer Core is the central component of the Dual Layer that acts as a base for the Over Layer, and usually facilitates major combat functions. This component also features the effigy of the Beyblade's Avatar. Conversely, the Over Layer is the clear-material component(s) of the Dual Layer that covers the Layer Core and assists in shock absorption during collisions. This component also features the initials of the Dual Layer (engraved in its center). Most Over Layers are designed for added shock absorption and to complement the Layer Core.

The term "Triple Layer" (トリプルレイヤー) is used to describe any Dual Layer Beyblades with a three-tier structure. This applies almost exclusively to B-48 Starter Xeno Xcalibur.M.I and B-66 Starter Lost Longinus.N.Sp. The hallmark feature of this design is the inclusion of an additional layer part(s) atop the OverLayer. Both Beyblades have features unique from each other, with Xeno Xcalibur possessing an extended, sword-shaped "Sword Layer" (ソードレイヤー) and Lost Longinus possessing "Metal Dragon Layer Parts" (鋼鉄(メタル)(ドラゴン)レイヤーパーツ).

BB god system logo Evolution Beys: The God Layer System & SwitchStrike™ Tech

The third series of Beyblade Burst tops, known as the "God Layer Series"[Notes 4][1] in Japan, officially launched in Japan by Takara Tomy on March 18, 2017 with the BB god system logo B-73 Starter God Valkyrie.6V.Rb pack.

This series of Beyblade tops utilize the BB god system logo God Layer System[Notes 5], which feature advanced Energy Layers, each equipped with a unique, mechanical feature called a God Ability[Notes 6][2][3] that that affects the way the Beyblade top behaves in battle.

Also introduced with the God Layer Series are customizable, two-part Forge Discs.

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RING-COMPATIBLE FORGE DISC

FORGE DISCS™ designed specifically to support interchangeable RINGS™ to augment their existing capabilities.

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RING

The RING™ are accessories that provide extra combat capability when equipped to compatible FORGE DISCS™.

The Forge Disc component[Notes 7] functions similarly to a single-piece Forge Discs and come in a variety of weights, designs, and shapes, but with a distinct design quality that enables them to equip Rings[Notes 8][4]. Rings provide an added layer of capability to a Forge Disc that is normally unavailable to them, which can drastically alters how the Beyblade top behaves in battle. These type of Forge Discs are given the Frame Compatibility[Notes 9] label (denoted by the small, blue box beside the image of the Disc description at the rear of the product package) and are compatible with other Discs.

Incidentally, this very innovation was first introduced with the Heavy Metal System series of First Generation Beyblades, featuring similar two-part, Customized Weight Disks.

Incorporated with every God Layer is a removable, circular token called a God Chip[Notes 10]. While particularly inessential, God Chips provide aesthetics to the Beyblade, but offers no practical value. Takara Tomy produced a variety of God Chip called Metal God Chip[Notes 11]. These variants were more useful in competitive play simply because of their increased weight.

The Mugen Beystadium DX Set included a special Metal God Chip specifically designed for the God Valkyrie Energy Layer called the Strike God Chip[Notes 12]. When properly applied, God Valkyrie's "Spring Blade" God Ability is disabled, but enables a "barrage attack" capability.

When Hasbro began distributing Beyblade Burst products internationally, much of the naming structure would be changed, possibly to create a distinction between themselves and the Takara Tomy Beyblade Burst brand. This includes the renaming of the customizable Discs as "Two-Part Forge Disc" and the "Frame" as "Rings" and the continued use of their component code system.

BB choz system logo Turbo Beys: The Cho-Z Layer System & SlingShock™ Tech

"Metal Slash" (メタルスラッシュ)

The fourth series of Beyblade Burst tops, known as the "Cho-Z Layer Series[Notes 13][5] in Japan, introduced the "Cho-Z Layer System"[Notes 14] and were officially launched in Japan by Takara Tomy on March 17, 2018 with the BB choz system logo B-104 Starter Winning Valkyrie.12.Vl, B-105 Starter Z-Achillies.11.Xt and B-106 Booster Emperor Forneus.0.Yr packs.

These Beyblade tops feature Energy Layers reinforced with zinc-alloy metal parts, resulting in more intense, higher-impact battles. Similar to the previous series, each "Cho-Z Layer"[Notes 15] feature a signature action, gimmick and property called a "Cho-Z Ability"[Notes 16] that changes the performace of a Beyblade during battle.

Called Turbo Beys[Notes 17][6]

The series also continues the use of customizable Core Discs and Frames that were first introduced with the God Layer System. New Core Discs and Frames were produced that are also backward-compatible with previous Core Discs and Frames.

Similar to the God Chips of the God Layer System, Cho-Z Layers have a unique customization option. Using hoop-shaped accessories called "Level Chips" (レベルチップ), that fit beneath the 'face' of a Cho-Z Layer, players can improve various facilities of the Layer such as stability, locking mechanism, even weight when equipped. Level Chips also plays a special role in official wbba. competitions and are usually exclusively obtainable at official wbba. events. Though, they can be acquired through alternative means (i.e. CoroCoro promotional).

In mid November 2018, Takara Tomy released the BB choz system logo B-127 Starter CHO-Z VALKYRIE.Z.Ev, the first of three Beyblade tops featuring the revolutionary, new Cho-Z Ability: Cho-Z Kakusei (Japanese: 超Ƶ(チョウゼツ)覚醒). Cho-Z Layers with this feature are built with Turbo Blades (Japanese: 超Ƶ(チョウゼツ)ウイング, Chōzetsu Wing) pop-out action that engages with high-powered Launches. When launched with appropriate strength, these Turbo Blades will deploy, switching from their basic Normal Mode (通常(つうじょう)モード) to a high-performance Invincible Mode (無敵(むてき)モード). This drastically improves their overall capabilities, while also deploying Burst Stoppers (バーストストッパー) into the Layer's slots, thus preventing the "Burst" feature from activating.

Takara Tomy's Beyblade Burst Cho-Z brand referred to this action as the Bey switching from their basic Normal Mode (Japanese: 通常(つうじょう)モード) to a high-performance Invincible Mode (Japanese: 無敵(むてき)モード) while Hasbro's Beyblade Burst Turbo brand referred to this action as the Power Launch Attack.

In an attempt to differentiate it's products from it's Takara-Tomy counterpart, Hasbro released their Hasbro BB SlingShock Icon SlingShock product line. Beyblade tops in this toyline featured parts that carried many of the same, basic design elements found with Beyblade tops in Takara Tomy's Cho-Z Layer System product line. However, Hasbro, as a development strategy, would make several changes to substitute the zinc-alloy material (the hallmark of Takara-Tomy's Cho-Z Layers) for plastic in the manufacture of their Energy Layers. This series marked the shift in marketing and development of their brand to the development of more Beystadium and Performance Tip-oriented products with the main feature of this series being mode-changing Performance Tips that were designed to be compatible with specialized Beystadiums.

BB system logo gt layerGamma Beys: The Gatinko Layer System & HyperSphere™ Tech

Japan's fourth series of Beyblade Burst tops were released in March 2019, starting with BB system logo gt layer B-133 Ace Dragon.St.Ch Zan DX Starter pack, introducing the "Gatinko Layer System" (Japanese: ガチンコレイヤーシステム, stylized as GaTinko LAYER SYSTEM). In place of a single layer, the Gatinko Layer System is comprised of three parts: the Gatinko Chip (Japanese: ガチンコチップ, Gachinko Chippu), the Weight (Japanese: ウエイト, Ueito), and the Base (Japanese: ベース, Bēsu).

In mid-October 2019, Takara Tomy released a new type of Energy Layer Beyblades with PRIME αPOCALYPSE.0D.Ul' and REGALIA γENESIS.Hy, with the Mugen Lock (Japanese: ()(げん)ロック) feature. These Beys feature Layers built without the "Burst" feature which prevent the Beyblades from Bursting.

The Beyblade Burst™ Hypersphere™ series, introduce by Hasbro, features Hypersphere™ Performance Tips designed to climb the vertical walls of Hypersphere™ Beystadiums™ and battle on the brink. Get the drop on your opponents with Hypersphere tech! Battle in a Hypersphere Beystadium and drop into battle for more epic burst moments. Beyblade Burst Rise™ Hypersphere™ tops come with a removable GT Chip in the Energy Layer. Interchangeable with other right-spin GT Chip-compatible tops.

SuperKing Beys: The SuperKing Layer System!!

The SuperKing Layer System[Notes 18] is the fifth product line in the Beyblade Burst™ franchise produced by TakaraTomy and introduces new Beyblade Burst™ tops with customizable Energy Layers. Similar to Energy Layers found with Gatinko Beys, Bladers can customize the Energy Layers of their SuperKing Beys using parts within this system. However, SuperKing Beys use a different parts system than what was used in the previous series, consisting of the following parts:

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SUPERKING CHIP

Locks all components of the SuperKing Layer together. Contains a Chip Core (Japanese: チップコア), which comes in regular and metal core varieties.

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RING

Provides the weaponry and determines the battle style of the SuperKing Layer.

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CHASSIS

Provides the base upon which the other SuperKing Layer components assemble upon. The Chassis also determines Spin Direction and controls the weight and center-of-gravity of the SuperKing Layer.

SuperKing Layers appear to be really simple to customize and offer a level of modification that no other kind of Energy Layer can match!

SuperKing Beys will make their first, official release with the B-159 Booster Super Hyperion.Xc 1A.

News of this new (and presumably final) product line was teased in late February of 2020 by Japanese media sources. Similar to the GT Layer System, this latest parts system features a new Customizable Energy Layers with a revised customization mechanic than the previous Beyblade Burst parts system.

The SuperKing Layer System also continues the trend of named special features for their Beys, in this series called a "SuperKing Ability"[Notes 19]

References

Notes
  1. Japanese: バーストシステム; Hepburn: Bāsuto Shisutemu
  2. Japanese: デュアルレイヤーシリーズ; Hepburn: Deyuaru Reiyā Shirīzu
  3. Japanese: デュアルレイヤーシステム; Hepburn: Deyuaru Reiyā Shisutemu
  4. Japanese: ゴッドレイヤーシリーズ; Hepburn: Goddo Reiyā Shirīzu
  5. Japanese: (ゴッド)レイヤーシステム; Hepburn: Goddo Reiyā Shisutemu
  6. Japanese: 神能力(ゴッドアビリティ); Hepburn: Goddo Abiriti
  7. "Core Disc" (Japanese: コアディスク; Hepburn: Koa Disuku) in Japan.
  8. "Frame" (Japanese: フレーム; Hepburn: Furēmu) in Japan.
  9. Japanese: フレーム対応(たいおう); Hepburn: Furēmu Taiō
  10. Japanese: ゴッドチップ; Hepburn: Goddo Chippu
  11. Japanese: メタルゴッドチップ; Hepburn: Metaru Goddo Chippu
  12. Japanese: (トライクス)ゴッドチップ; Hepburn: Sutoraiku Goddo Chippu
  13. Japanese: (チョウ)Ƶ(ゼツ)ベイ超Ƶ(チョウゼツ)レイヤーシリーズ; Hepburn: Chōzetsu Reiyā Shirīzu; English: Chozetsu Layer Series
  14. Japanese: (チョウ)Ƶ(ゼツ)ベイ超Ƶ(チョウゼツ)レイヤーシステム; Hepburn: Chōzetsu Reiyā Shisutemu; English: Chozetsu Layer System
  15. Japanese: (チョウ)Ƶ(ゼツ)ベイ超Ƶ(チョウゼツ); Hepburn: Chōzetsu Reiyā; English: Chozetsu Layer
  16. Japanese: 超Ƶ(チョウゼツ)アビリティ; Hepburn: Chōzetsu Abiriti; English: Chozetsu Ability
  17. Japanese: (チョウ)Ƶ(ゼツ)ベイ; Hepburn: Chōzetsu Bei; English: Chozetsu Bey
  18. Japanese: 超王(スパーキング)レイヤーシステム; Hepburn: Supākingu Reiyā Shisutemu
  19. Japanese: 超王(スパーキング)アビリティ; Hepburn: Supākingu Abiriti
Footnotes
  1. タカラトミー TAKARATOMY Official YouTube Channel (August 9, 2017). ベイブレードバーストTVCM 「ゴッドレイヤーシリーズ 改造&大会編」 (Japanese) (Streamed Video). YouTube. Retrieved on 2020-05-30.
  2. The term "Evolution Ability" is used and printed on product packaging for Funskool products.
  3. *The actual script for the kanji "神能力" reads "Shinnōryoku" meaning "Divine Ability".
  4. Beyblade Burst Evolution Ultimate Tournament Collection (Hasbro Product Page).. Details found in product description.
  5. タカラトミー TAKARATOMY Official YouTube Channel (March 27, 2018). 超Zレイヤーシリーズ登場編 30秒 (Japanese) (Streamed Video). YouTube. Retrieved on 2020-05-30.
  6. Morita, Hiro (August 28, 2018). "Chapter 46: Introducing The Invincible Pair, Aiger & Z Achilles!!". ベイブレード バースト [Beyblade Burst] (in Japanese) (1st ed.). Volume 10. CoroCoro Comics. pp. 75–80. ISBN 978-4-09-142730-4.
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