[[caption-width-right:216: GO GO GO-BOTS!]]

->''"Since the dawn of time. The city of Botropolis has been home to a race of highly adaptable robots. Each year, the Council selects a team of Go-Bots to protect and serve the planet which needs the most. This time, that planet is Earth."''
--> -- '''OpeningNarration'''

''Transformers: Go-Bots'' was a series active between 2002 and 2005 as part of the overall ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' franchise. Aimed at preschool-aged children, it focused upon a team of robots from the city of Botropolis. These robots were sent to Earth to protect it from danger.

Unlike most parts of the franchise, this series didn't have a full-length cartoon. Instead four episodes, each 10 minutes long, were produced by Creator/{{Hasbro}} and Taiwanese animation studio Creator/WangFilmProductions[[note]]with their Chinese sub-studio Hong Guang[[/note]] akin to the third ''MyLittlePony'' series. Two of them aired in New York and Chicago only, which makes the cartoon extremely hard to find [[KeepCirculatingTheTapes unless you go on]] Website/YouTube.

The toyline itself was distributed through Hasbro's Playskool subsidiary, consisting of chunky-looking robots that had (at first) rather quick transformation schemes. As such, they were marketed like [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GBmvKjRvUbU so]].

Do not let the page name fool you. This series never carried the ''Transformers'' branding, and is so obscure and juvenile that it is not considered part of the ''Transformers'' franchise by almost the entire fanbase.

Despite some similarities, this should not be confused with [[WesternAnimation/ChallengeOfTheGoBots Tonka's version of]] [[MachineRobo the Machine Robo franchise]].
!! This show exhibits the following:
* ActingForTwo: Several characters share voice actors, due to the ridiculously small (voice) cast.
* [[BadassDriver Badass Car]]: Speed-Bot
** [[AcePilot Badass Plane]]: Areo-Bot
* CatchPhrase: "Go Go Go-Bots!"
* CoolCar: Speed-Bot, Mototron and the Racer-Bot Twins.
* DrivesLikeCrazy: The Racer-Bot Twins and Mototron.
* FiveManBand:
** TheHero: Aero-Bot
** TheLancer: Speed-Bot
** TheBigGuy: Strong-Bot and Beast-Bot
** TheSmartGuy: Buzzer-Bot
** TheMentor: The Go-Bot Council
** TheSixthRanger: Hauler-Bot
* FourFingeredHands: Areo-Bot (on [[OffModel occasions]]), Silver-Bot, Speed-Bot and Kid-Bot.
* FollowTheLeader: This series has a few similarities to ''WesternAnimation/LiloAndStitchTheSeries'' in its premise (Aliens that are unaware of their own strength, and the leads have to take them to a good place; or in this case, back to Botropolis for more training).
* [[MidSeasonUpgrade Last Episode Upgrade]]: Go-Brillium.
* MerchandiseDriven: It is ''Transformers'', after all.
* NamesTheSame: Despite having a jet for a leader (Aero-Bot) and Wang providing the animation, this series bears no resemblance to Creator/HannaBarbera's and Tonka's ''Challenge of the Go-Bots'' in any way, shape or form.
* NeverSayDie: Surprisingly averted in "Racer-Bot Road Rally", where the word "death" ''is'' said at one point.
* NoAntagonist: The problem usually stems from one or more reckless, though still good, Go-Bots unaware that they're causing mayhem. They do promise to get better, though.
* OffModel: Not as bad as ''Anime/TransformersArmada'' (released at the same time), but still evident.
* OpeningNarration: Done by the ''Armada'' narrator.
* ShoutOut: There's a character named [[WesternAnimation/BeastWars Cheetor]] in the toyline, and Beast-Bot's gorilla form resembles that of Optimus Primal in ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines''.
* SpiritualSuccessor: ''TransformersRescueBots'' is looking to be this. Also serves as this to ''RescueHeroes'', as both have similar themes and art styles.
* ThreeShorts: Sort of - The episodes ''were'' separate, but only 10 minutes long. This made it shorter than the average ''Transformers'' episode, which usually (if not always) lasted around 22 minutes.
* UnskilledButStrong: Reptron, considering the damage he makes in his episode.
* VerbalTic: Buzzer-Bot has electronic sound effects peppered into his speech.
* TheVoiceless[=/=]TheUnintelligible: Kid-Bot and Gas-Bot.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen: According to the [[http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Complete_Go-Bots_Power! TFWiki]], there was going to be a [=BotCon=] exclusive Go-Bot. Unfortunately, due to Hasbro rejecting the coloring book that would have featured it, this never came to be.