YMMV / Robotrek

  • Breather Boss: Bug Bug, both times.
  • Demonic Spiders: If you ever run into an invisible enemy, prepare for pain.
  • Game-Breaker: One item, creatable from about the game's mid-point, is a backpack that heals your robot each turn. Get it, and max the bot's Defense, and losing becomes basically impossible.
    • The item (Solar Pack) is craftable quite early in the game if you do some farming for an Empty Pack which rarely drops off of one specific enemy that only spawns during your only trip to the area which cannot be revisited. Combine it with a Weather that you learn how to make right after that area for said Game-Breaker item.
    • Add the Tank Treads (the "Boots" that replace your robot's feet with a pair of treads) for even more ridiculousness. Said treads increase defense and evasion (while making your robot incredibly slow moving), and add in a Shield 5 for a robot that even the last boss can't even touch.
    • Use and max out the level of punch 3 and you have a weapon that frequently makes critical hits which hit the damage cap with a basic attack and do decent damage if not, turning most fights including bosses afterward into joke One or two Critical Hit Kill fights while even the final boss will go down in only a few Critical Hits from it. Combine it with a high defense and a Shield 5 and you can pretty much just stand there next to the opponent and effortlessly punch your enemy to death.
  • Goddamn Bats: Mole enemies in the volcano level. They randomly hide in the ground, making them invulnerable for that turn, have a screen-wide earthquake attack that not only damages you but destroys capsules, and use a melee attack designed to hit your back.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: A RPG game about a lone child protagonist going to save the world with a battle system about having said kid throw a red and white ball on the battlefield which explodes to free a being that the player then has fight for them. Are we talking about Robotrek or Pokémon? Made all the more amusing due to several Pokemon like Polygon that have a mechanized look and/or artificial origin.
  • That One Attack: Confusion. Any enemy that can use it can lock you in a near-endless cycle of uncontrolled movement unless you save against it, which even a fully-upgraded robot cannot do reliably.
  • That One Boss: Being an Enix game, the list of bosses that aren't in this category is smaller.
    • Meta Crab: A Wake-Up Call Boss, if anything. Long-range attacks don't work on him, even the easily spammable big-bang attack.
    • Mamurana: Not only does she do moderate damage, but she constantly splits into clones.
    • Big Eye: He hurts. A lot. If you wasted your Scrap 9 on something other than Shield 4, this is effectively a stopping point in the game until grinding overtakes his power.
    • Black Tank: Continues the trend that Big Eye started.
    • DeRose: The poster child for this trope. She has the most HP in the game aside from the final boss (About 5000), a confusing laser attack, a powerful nuke attack, and essentially an instant death melee attack. It's also impossible to do more than Scratch Damage unless Axe 3 is used with the triple hit combo, and all three have to hit. The fight is trying to hurt her faster than she can deplete your stock of Cures.