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Due to Mechamato being a prequel to BoBoiBoy, there are spoilers for the latter on this page.
"MechaBot, mechanize!"

Mechamato is a Malaysian animated series made by Animonsta Studios, the same creators of BoBoiBoy, even taking place in the past of the same timeline of the earlier-made show.

In the town of Kota Hilir resides the young boy Amato, who outsmarts an alien power sphera named MechaBot, a robot with the power of mechanization, and effectively becomes his master. With his creative mind and MechaBot's ability, Amato uses him to mechanize virtually anything, turning everyday objects into high-tech devices. Together, they work to stop whatever threats may befall the town, particularly other alien robots of more malicious intent.

The international "first look" trailer can be viewed here and the official series trailer here. The series debuted on Cartoon Network Asia on 4 December 2021. Mechamato Movie, the origin-story film was released in Malaysian theaters on 8 December 2022.

Full episodes in Malay (with subtitles) can be found here, and episodes in English can be found here, on Monsta's YouTube channel.


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  • Acid Pool: Amazeey slowly lowers Pian and Mr. Jamie, both blindfolded, tied-up and upside-down, towards a pool of acid which replaces the gym's stage.
  • Action Bomb: Some of the other Cone Konchos are used as ammo by their boss, and they latch on to an enemy before blowing up. However, they only look severely dazed at most afterwards.
  • Adaptive Armor: Mechamato lacks offensive abilities on his own and is simply an armored form of Amato. However, he can still mechanize with additional objects to provide himself with more gadgets, weapons, and even vehicles.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: Amazeey's final challenge which takes place in the gym is called the "Athletic Agony Challenge." In Malay, it's called "Cabaran Seksaan Sukan", which means "Challenge of Torturous Sports."
  • Agony of the Feet: When Mechamato un-mechanizes with a fire hydrant, MechaBot can only hold the hydrant briefly before dropping it due to its weight. However, once he does, Amato winces, looks down at his foot under the fire hydrant and screams.
  • Aliens of London: In a series that features alien Mechanical Lifeforms, some of which do speak human language and some who don't, a few of them have regional accents:
  • Aliens Speaking English: Discounting the ones who talk in Pokémon Speak (the Cone Konchos and Bitbobeep) or are nonverbal (Ninjamera), the bad space robots speak human language note  just fine.
  • Amusing Injuries: Every episode, to Amato. He goes through so many hilarious injuries that are Played for Laughs and he always ends up just fine after shaking off the damage
  • Angry Fist-Shake: Janitoor, compelled by his programming to clean up the mess made to distract him in Pian's kitchen, angrily shakes two of his four fists at the humans running away as he cleans.
  • Animal Mecha: MechaBot has mechanized into animal-like contraptions, such as the Mechaspider and Mechamonkey, to get past Amazeey's obstacles.
  • Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy: Champbot is very showy and vocal about his athletic abilities, constantly calling himself a champion and other people losers.
  • Art Shift: The episode "Block World" features King Boxel, who can change anything he touches into blocks, turning them into a pixelised 3D form that moves in a staggered manner alike that of figures in arcade games. This coexists with the standard animation style of more fluid mobility.
  • Ash Face: When Mechamato accidentally kicks the "sepakkasa" ball towards Deep and Pian, who are acting as game hosts for the match between Champbot and Mechamato, the ball explodes near them. Deep and Pian are dirtied by ashes on their faces and clothes for the rest of the episode.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: Mara deduces that Paintasso's hideout is an abandoned grafitti-ridden warehouse since he'd like to store his stolen artwork at such a place. Amato and Pian are further impressed when she turns out to be correct.
  • Badass Normal: Amato and his friends fall under this. Unlike Team BoBoiBoy, they don't posses any natural superpowers but are still armed with MechaBot. As civilians, they are able to construct gadgets and weapons to fight back against dangerous robots even without transforming.
  • Bait-and-Switch: At the start of episode 6, a man stops at a red light and looks around to make sure no one's watching, making it seem as if he's going to run the light, but instead he picks his nose.
  • Bait-and-Switch Comment: When Amazeey subjects Mara, Amato, Deep and MechaBot into his first challenge, he says, "May the best contestant... lose!"
  • Barbell Beating: Mechamato combines with gym equipment to turn into Mechamacho in order to become strong enough to fight Janitoor. His final attack has him spin a dumbbell to deflect his pressure washer attack before throwing it at him, which pins Janitoor against the wall.
  • Bare-Handed Blade Block: A variant. Mr. Gobi describes Sumorai, the robot who robbed his store, by saying that "he was huge, tall, and carried a really long sword". Upon that last phrase, he swings down a broom towards Amato, who catches it between his hands, and an unsheathing sound can be heard.
  • Be Careful What You Wish For: Pian yells for Rubika's hand to let go of Amato and open the door which was blocking him, but it opens instantly afterwards. The giant hand drops Amato and invites him in, but Pian just slowly backs out of the room.
  • Beat It by Compulsion: MechaBot trashes Pian's kitchen to distract Janitoor, the raging cleaner robot, who prioritises taking care of the mess over the chase, but not without contempt as the others escape him.
  • Belly Mouth: As Mechamato's armor, MechaBot's face lies on the torso's front. In episode 6, because Amato got a rubber tyre stuck above his waist when he transformed, MechaBot's mouth appears on the tyre, much to Amato and Ninjamera's disbelief.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: Bitbobeep is the most genuinely kind of the robot prisoners, and only becomes large and hostile to the heroes for hurting "Kenny", an old monitor. He's friendly and obedient enough to help clean after himself that Amato chooses not to capture him as he'll happily stay in Mr. Aman's basement.
  • Bicep Kiss: Played with. When Mechamato mechanizes with Pian's gym equipment to become Mechamacho, the enhancements around his arms emulate muscles, and Amato kisses his lower arm once he's fully transformed.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Payapi appears as a kindly firefighter robot, but he causes fires to extinguish them for good publicity. At first he congratulates Amato and his friends for putting out a fire, but later he tries to set alight Amato's house.
  • Blue Means Cold: Being on the forefront of receiving Sejuku's ice attacks, MechaBot's metal skin and tongue turn blue from the cold.
  • Breath Weapon: As the Mechablaster, MechaBot shoots blue lasers from his mouth.
  • By the Lights of Their Eyes: When they're stuck in a pitch black room, the eyes of Amato, Deep and Mara are visible, along with Deep's teeth (not counting MechaBot who has robotic Glowing Eyes). For added effect, Amato's white hair streak is just as visible as his eyes.
  • Camping Episode: "Block World" features the boys of the main gang on a camping trip in the woods, where they find King Boxel's bizarrely blocky home after chasing a monkey that finished their food.
  • Character Catchphrase:
    • Amato likes to say "Riiiight?" note , when an idea of his works or someone compliments him.
    • Amato usually exclaims "MechaBot, mechanize!" to get his robotic friend to transform an object, or even himself, into a weapon.
  • Character in the Logo: MechaBot is present in two versions of the show's logo. The older logo has him in the middle of it as the first "a". In the current logo the series uses, his circular body makes up the "o".
  • Character Development:
    • In the first episode, Amato doesn't let MechaBot on school grounds because gadgets aren't allowed, considering him to be in the same category. By episode 4, however, Amato brings him to school, and when Mr. Jamie scolds him for bringing a gadget to school, Amato replies, "But sir, he's not a gadget, he's MechaBot!"
    • Pian goes from being somewhat reliant on his father to sending all his butlers and bodyguards home once while his parents were away in an effort to be more independent per Amato's advice.
  • Character Tics: Amato sometimes draws his thumb across his face in a self-assured gesture, as seen near the end of the opening sequence.
  • Chirping Crickets:
    • In episode 4, Mr. Jamie's class thinks their teacher is approaching, so they stand at attention and say good morning to "Mr. Jamie" together. The person walking in turns out to be Amato instead, resulting in an awkward silence where they all stare at each other, crickets chirping.
    • When Amato accidentally mechanizes into Mechabelly, Ninjamera is dumbfounded enough to stop attacking momentarily, crickets chirping in the lull.
  • Combining Mecha: The Cone Konchos can assemble themselves to form a humanoid giant comprised of robotic cones, though they fall over at first because one of them, who formed their left leg, is late to combine with the others.
  • Confusion Fu: Amazeey specialises in making elaborate and dangerous labyrinths to trap and confuse his victims.
  • Cool Bike: MechaBot can mechanize with Amato's bike to form the Mechabike, which is not only self-propelled, but also has tyres which can adjust to be spiky enough to ride up a wall. With different modes, it can ride on water and ice as well.
  • Cyber Cyclops: Ninjamera has one large eye on a cuboid head shaped like a video camera. He catches people's embarassment on videos and traps his victims in loops as he uploads their humiliation on the internet.
  • Darker and Edgier: Downplayed; while the show is still rather lighthearted, it can get noticeably more intense than BoBoiBoy. Civilians are in danger a lot more often and there can be some heavy themes and topics. Amato also doesn't have any powers unlike BoBoiBoy and has to depend on MechaBot for protection, which can make his danger feel a lot more grounded and real.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: Amato and MechaBot are initially reluctant to take on Janitoor since he was the undefeated champion of the space arena for 5 consecutive years. However, after Mechamato mechanizes with Pian's gym equipment, they become strong enough to defeat him.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After Mechamato defeats Champbot in the final game, the latter expects the hero to gloat, but Mechamato instead thanks him for the good game. Amato and his friends explain that being a good sport is more important than winning, then Champbot calls him a friend before allowing himself to be captured as agreed.
    Champbot: An opponent, and a gracious friend. You are a true champion, Amato!
  • Defends Against Their Own Kind: MechaBot aids Amato in stopping bad alien robots from attacking the town, although he was originally one of them before crash-landing on Earth and meeting Amato.
  • Desperate Object Catch: In episode 10, Mara lunges out of her wheelchair to catch a lit match before it can land in a puddle of oil and set Amato's house ablaze.
  • Destroy the Security Camera: Pian suggests attacking the security camera on the ceiling to stop Rubika, the prison ship's defense system, from tracking Mechamato. Doing so temporarily blinds and disorients Rubika, but he can still feel around to find Mechamato and attack him.
  • Detachment Combat: Champbot can detach his body parts to play as 4 runners in a 4 x 100m relay race, with his torso, two arms and pelvis with legs at each of the checkpoints. Each body part has a face and is equally capable in mobility, even his torso and arms which each gain little legs.
  • Diagonal Cut: Ninjamera uses a sword to slash at Mechamato, who ducks. The fountain behind Mechamato gets cut through, and after a few seconds its top half falls off.
  • Disproportionate Retribution: Some of the bad robots' actions result from an exaggerated reaction to a smaller slight:
    • A man is reasonably angry that a pool was built in the middle of the road and kicks a traffic cone, only for it to be the Cone Koncho boss who reacts by beating up his car as he cowers inside. When Amato tries to stop him, the Cone Koncho chucks a wrench at him and unleashes missiles all over the place.
    • Janitoor, the formerly acclaimed space arena fighter, responds to people making messes by attacking the culprits. Implying that he's old also brings a similar reaction.
  • Doomed by Canon: Amato's mother will die eventually, as seen in BoBoiBoy.
  • Dope Slap: Rubika scans for bad robots and shows that there is one right next to Amato. MechaBot panics before realizing that it's himself. Amato gives him an annoyed look and chops him on the head.
  • Dramatic High Perching: Ninjamera watches Bula and Bili walking away from Deep from his perch on the point of the playground roof, the strap on his head blowing in a breeze for good measure.
  • Dramatic Spotlight: When Paintasso is gleeful to become a walking masterpiece, a spotlight can be seen shining down on him at one point.
  • The Dreaded: Sumorai is seen as the most dangerous of the robotic prisoners. With a reputation of having destroyed a whole military base along with its battalion of robot soldiers before being captured and held in the lowest level of the space prison, all the bad robots fear him. Subverted, he was reprogrammed for domestic use after work as a military robot had diminished, and he destroyed the base by complete accident in a cooking mishap. His actions throughout episode 13 are to protect Oyen-san, his Loyal Animal Companion, including keeping the facade of being intimidating.
  • Dual Wielding:
    • One instance has Janitoor wield two large weaponised toiletbrushes at once.
    • Ninjamera carries a pair of katanas and sometimes wields them simultaneously.
  • Eating Machine: MechaBot can eat human food and loves curry puffs.
  • Engineered Heroics: Payapi secretly sets fires so that he can put them out and be recognized as a hero for it.
  • Evil Laugh: Payapi cackles before dropping a lit match to try and set fire to Amato's house.
  • Evil Sounds Deep: Apayapi, the enlarged and more apparently evil version of Payapi, has a deeper voice than his default form.
  • Exact Words:
    • Amazeey's "Swiftest Mind Challenge" is to find a specific library book. When asked what book it is, Amazeey says "Shh, it's a secret." Later, Mara remembers a book with Amazeey's exact reply phrase as its title and finds it in time, winning the challenge.
    • Deep reads his comics at the playground because his mother won't let him read comics in the house, so he reads them outside instead.
    • Deep says he can shoot an arrow with his eyes closed. After putting on a blindfold, he uses a bow and hits the wooden frame. MechaBot says that the arrow is nowhere close to the target, but Deep replies that he did say he could shoot, not that he could hit the target.
  • Exhausted Eyebags: Amato develops dark circles under his eyes from being kept awake by noisy singing for several nights. On the night that he fights Karok, the robot causing the racket, several others at school also appear with eyebags the following morning due to all the commotion disturbing their sleep.
  • Eye Am Watching You: After the Cone Konchos are defeated and forced to clean up their mess, their boss expresses that they're still a threat by pointing at his own eyes and then pointing at Amato, glaring at him all the while.
  • Eye Cam: In episode 3, the perspective shifts to MechaBot's point of view as his vision shuts off with him. Then his view display reactivates after he's fixed, and we see MechaBot wake up from his POV.
  • Eye Colour Change: Payapi has Innocent Blue Eyes while his upgraded form, Apayapi, has Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness.
  • Eyedscreen: When Amato shoots a Mechazooka blast towards the bad robot infiltrating Pian's house, a zigzag-shaped letterbox closes around his eyes, and then MechaBot is frightened to recognise him as the fearsome Janitoor.
  • Face Palm:
    • Deep puts his palm on his face in disbelief upon realising that it was Amato entering the class and not their teacher Mr. Jamie coming in early.
    • Pian slaps his forehead in disappointment at Deep overdramatising them being hunted by Janitoor off of something he learned from movies.
      Pian: [facepalms] This kid needs some help!
  • Faint in Shock: In episode 3, the scarecrow robot is shown to have been going around scaring people, having caused at least Pian and a woman to faint that way.
  • Faux Horrific: Amato, Deep and MechaBot are terrified to realise they are trapped in a library and desperately try to unlock the door, much to Mara's annoyance.
  • Fembot: One of the captured robots seen in episode 3 has a feminine design, being colored pink and having a high voice, high-heel-shaped feet, and an hourglass figure.
  • Fictional Video Game: Episode 9 starts with Amato and Deep playing a video game called Zilator, then Pian shows them a Zilator game he found in his dad's old collection. Deep makes a big deal about it since Pian had the rare Zilator 1 while he and Amato were playing Zilator 14.
  • Five-Second Foreshadowing:
    • A man being served shaved ice remarks "That's a lot of ice!". Then he's frozen over by Sejuku arriving by the river on his wintery rampage not a moment later.
    • Mr. Jamie starts considering teaching his students robotics moments before a bad robot kidnaps him in the library.
  • Flaming Hair: Apayapi, the upgraded (and more evil looking) form of the firefighter robot Payapi, sports purple flames atop his head.
  • Flashback Cut: By episode 3, there are three more robots imprisoned in Amato's garage after Sejuku. They try to persuade Amato into letting them go, but Amato responds with "Did you forget all that stuff you guys did?", and three brief successive flashbacks showcase the mischief that they were up to while Mechamato was fighting them.
  • Foreshadowing: In "The Legend of Sumorai", Mr. Gobi points Amato to the broken wall of his store that Sumorai broke through after robbing him. An attentive look at the scattered aisle shows cat products on the shelves. It's later revealed that Sumorai is taking care of a cat, but he got startled by Mr. Gobi's panicking and crashed through the wall, a clue to his not so violent nature.
  • Glitch Episode: In episode 3, MechaBot's battery gets damaged in a fight, causing him to go loopy and fatigued. Amato and Pian bring him to the crash-landed prison spaceship that he came from to fix him.
  • Graceful Loser: Amazeey is happy that the heroes bested his challenges, considering their victory truly amazing. Amato figures that Amazeey's gone cuckoo.
  • Gratuitous English: Champbot says "loser" a lot even in the Malay audio, and one of his lines there is the same as that in the English audio.
    Champbot: Please remember, 2nd place is the first loser!
  • Green Aesop: It's implied based on how all of Amato's weapons are made from reusing existing items and the official channel posts crafts made from recycled materials.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Payapi wants to be the sole fire-extinguishing hero in town, going to the extent of attempting to burn down the competition.
  • Grim Up North: Played With. The 2022 Promotional Eid video shows that Kota Hilir is up a mountainous area which is much colder as the main characters wear sweaters and scarves and BoBoiBoy's team has to change into warmer clothing. The cold isn't deathly dangerous but rather the constant threat and attacks of robots become its main danger.
  • Groin Attack: Has not occurred yet in the series, but in the movie it happens twice to Amato, both from awkward crash-landings.
  • Hand Signals: When Mara and Pian are held hostage under Paintasso's arms, MechaBot converses with the latter to distract him while Mara gestures to Amato her idea to defeat Paintasso. Pian comically misses the point and plays around with hand signals of his own.
  • Heist Episode: Downplayed. In episode 7, to take back his drawing, Mechamato sneaks into the abandoned warehouse where Paintasso also stores the stolen preschoolers' art. As they manuever past security cameras with laser pointers, MechaBot questions why he and Amato are the ones sneaking in like a bunch of thieves.
  • Here We Go Again!:
    • Episode 5's conflict is caused by Janitoor being so enraged by Pian's mess that he attacks him. The heroes eventually manage to subdue him and get him to help with cleaning up. At the end, Pian's mother accidentally drops a jar of biscuits on the floor, spilling its contents and sending Janitoor on a rampage again.
    • It was because Deep impulsively inserted a video game disc into Bitbobeep that Amato and MechaBot got sucked into the game. They return safely, but by the episode's end, Bitbobeep offers Deep to play another game, which he happily obliges to while his friends run over to stop him.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Mara suffered a non-fatal one in her backstory. She rescued a child from a fire, and was paralyzed as a result.
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: The Cone Konchos look exactly like traffic cones and remain hidden in the middle of the road until an angry driver kicks one of them and they reveal themselves upon retaliating.
  • Honor Before Reason: Implied for Janitoor, who puts up a solid fight against Mechamato whilst still knowing when to admit defeat, even when he follows the belief that defeat (in the arena) deserves death. He even expects the hero to kill him, but when Mechamato spares him instead, Janitoor is immensely grateful.
  • Hope Spot: Amazeey lets Amato, Deep, MechaBot and Mara out of the library after the first challenge, and the first three celebrate upon escaping. Then Amazeey reveals that he turned the whole school into his maze.
  • Hover Board: A Mecha-hoverboard can be formed by MechaBot mechanizing with something flat to form the board, and optionally something to form the rockets.
    • In episode 2, Amato combines Pian's skateboard with some hairdryers for the rockets, allowing him to navigate the frozen terrain.
    • In episode 5, Amato uses a mechanized ironing board to traverse a wet hallway. Fittingly, steam comes out the back.
    • In episode 10, Amato uses some wooden planks for the board and some cups to form the rockets, then uses the resulting hoverboard to pursue the fleeing Payapi.

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  • An Ice Person: The fridge-like robot Sejuku sprays snow and ice to freeze the town and river because he finds the tropical climate too hot for his liking.
  • Immediate Self-Contradiction:
    • Pian's mother, who's away from home, tells her son that he needs to get used to being by himself, and for that reason hired 10 bodyguards and 10 butlers to keep him company. However, when Pian tells her he sent them all back, she is impressed.
    • One child at the preschool warns another student not to talk to strangers when Paintasso appears at their ceiling, right before the kid asks for the intruder robot's name and where he lives.
  • Indy Escape: Amazeey's "Rolling Globe Challenge" has a giant model of Earth rolling down the staircase the main characters are on, and they evade it by running down as fast as possible.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Payapi has large blue eyes and acts as a friendly firefighting robot. It's entirely a ruse however.
  • Instant Armor: With the push of a button, Amato can make MechaBot form a red set of mechanized armor around himself over his normal clothes.
  • Instant Humiliation: Just Add YouTube!: Ninjamera strikes people when they're doing something embarassing or he causes a misfortune to befall upon them. After trapping them in a back-and-forth Time Loop Trap, he records the victims' embarassing spectacle to post it online, in videos quite alike to "boomerang" videos.
  • Instant Taste Addiction: When MechaBot says that they should be getting paid to help people, Amato says "How about this for payment?" as he shoves a curry puff in the robot's mouth. Love Bubbles spawn around MechaBot as he cherishes it before he remarks how great it tastes, and he agrees to help others if he gets paid in curry puffs. MechaBot enjoys Amato's mother's curry puffs so much that he couldn't wait for them to cool before stuffing his face with them.
  • Iris Out: The 4th episode ends with the screen lastly turning black around Amato and MechaBot, with circular windows around their disappointed faces due to being punished.
  • Iron Butt Monkey: Amato gets beat up and humiliated in nearly every episode and it's typically Played for Laughs.
  • Ironic Echo: In episode 10, MechaBot is quick to flee when he hears that Amato's house would be burned down, prompting Mara to say, "That is one selfish robot." Shortly later, Amato and MechaBot chase Payapi, who explains that he wanted to burn down Amato's house to get rid of him and become the only hero of Kota Hilir. "That is one selfish robot," says MechaBot, who then realises the irony.
    MechaBot: Where have I heard that before?
  • Jerkass Has a Point: As Bula and Bili pick on Deep, the former brings up that Deep's academic performance is poor, so he shouldn't be reading comics. Deep tearfully replies that to be the truth.
  • Jet Pack: MechaBot can mechanize with Amato's backpack to form a jetpack that he can use to fly around town, which is also useful in finding bad robots quickly.
  • Kevlard: A variant. An accidentally mechanized tyre around Amato's torso forms a sort of belly around Mechamato. Said tyre belly can bounce off Ninjamera charging at him and deflect his nunchucks back in his face.
  • Laser-Guided Karma: Bula and Bili get trapped in a recorded time loop when they fall by an alleyway and into the trash. This happens shortly after they pick on Deep and make him land in the mud, which actually made Ninjamera's job of trapping Deep in a time loop easier. Ninjamera uploads all his victims' humiliation online regardless.
  • Late-Arrival Spoiler: Amato is heavily advertised as BoBoiBoy's father, who was a Disappeared Dad throughout his son's series, with the Mechamato series occurring during Amato's childhood in the past.
  • Lonely Rich Kid: Downplayed for Pian. He has genuine close friends, but he implies that he doesn't see his parents as often as he'd like, since they're often off on some business trip.
  • Loophole Abuse: In "A Sore Winner", due to the absence of students during flu season, the principal allows for anyone to compete on Sports Day, including Champbot, who he doesn't consider to be a cheater despite having rocket propellors, saying "you should not be jealous of someone else's abilities". Amato then decides to make the best of his and MechaBot's abilities for the subsequent games to defeat Champbot.
  • Lost in Translation: In "A Sore Winner", Champbot shows that he can compete in a relay race alone by detaching his  arms and pelvis from his torso to act as 4 runners. In the Malay audio, upon doing so, he says "Tengok kaki lah [...]!" which is a Malaysian figure of speech to say one is capable. It directly translates to "look at my feet" which is a pun referring to his detached legs. In the English audio, this gag is absent as Champbot says "You haven't seen nothing yet!" instead.
  • MacGyvering: Played with. Amato creates tools and weapons out of everyday objects, but they only become functional when mechanized with MechaBot.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: When Mechamato enables all of his weapons, several missile launchers and laser blasters protrude from his arms and back to release a barrage of attacks at an enemy.
  • Made of Iron: Amato can survive getting blown away by nearby explosions or head-on ones with no more than a few scratches afterwards, even when not wearing his Powered Armor.
  • Mad Libs Catchphrase: Either Amato or MechaBot may exclaim "Mecha[noun]!" after mechanizing occurs, where the noun is the resulting mechanical contraption made by mechanization. Such results include the Mechabike, Mechacopter, Mechasurfer and so on.
  • Malicious Misnaming: Implied, Payapi calls Amato "Mc Tomato", which the good guys shrug off as another annoying Mondegreen, but Payapi wants the fire-extinguishing glory all to himself, and not for Amato and his friends to take it.
  • Mechanical Animals: One bad alien robot that Mechamato faces is the hostile Goosar, a robotic goose who steals doors and appears to be equipped with speakers on its body which release visible sonic waves as attacks.
  • Mirrors Reflect Everything: Mara tosses a mirror towards Mechamato for them to reflect Ninjamera's Time Loop Trap ray to hit the bad robot instead.
  • Mondegreen Gag: Two from the 2021 film trailer:
    • Many bystanders mistake the name "Mechamato" as "Mad Tomato", much to Amato's embarassment.
    • Pian mishears "mechanize" as "make up nice", and Amato jokes that MechaBot can "make up" Pian nicely.
  • Multi-Armed and Dangerous: Janitoor's upgraded form grants him additional mobility and a sort of Mini-Mecha which adds two larger arms that he can use along with his default arms.
  • Multilingual Song: Besides the phrase "Armored Hero, Mechamato!" in a few lines, the Malay Theme Tune has a repeated English verse at the start and end of the song which corresponds to the official English Theme Tune.
    Imagine it! (mechanize)
    Build it! (mechanize)
    Make it real!
    Mechanize, Mechamato!
  • Mundane Utility: Subverted, after Amato uses his Robot Buddy's ability on an umbrella on a rainy day, MechaBot says that mechanizing a umbrella would be just as effective as using a normal one. When Amato has to break into Pian's house to reach him however, the mechanized umbrella acts like a helicopter propeller for both of them to fly past the gate.
  • Near-Miss Groin Attack: When Ninjamera first attacks Amato, his sword lands right between Amato's legs, inches from his crotch. Amato gets a Twitchy Eye at the close call.
  • Once per Episode: The protagonists tend to have at least one Transformation Sequence into Mechamato each episode, and at least one unique mechanization may manifest in each episode as well.
  • Pictorial Letter Substitution: Overlapping with Character in the Logo, MechaBot is present in two versions of the show's logo. A pre-release logo has him in the middle of it as the first "a". In the finalized logo, his circular body makes up the "o".
  • Prequel: To the BoBoiBoy series, likely occurring more than a decade before that titular hero was even born.
  • Pokémon Speak:
    • The Cone Konchos seem to have a limited vocabulary, only speaking "Kon" and "Koncho", except for their Token Good Teammate, who translates for them.
    • Bitbobeep is called such by MechaBot because that's all the former says. Amato links Bitbobeep with a mechanized radio to translate his speech.
  • Portmantitle: The show's Protagonist Title combines the names Amato and MechaBot. Amato announces himself as Mechamato when combined with MechaBot.
  • Powered Armor: MechaBot can mechanize Amato himself, forming a mechanized set of armour around the latter, complete with its own weaponry.
  • Protagonist Title: Overlapping with Portmantitle, "Mechamato" is the combined name of the two main protagonists, Amato and MechaBot.
  • Prison Dimension: A variant, there are digital spaces primarily used to imprison bad robots.
    • After Rubika installs himself into Amato's Mechaniser, the device is able to capture bad robots inside of it, which is convenient since they were being held in Amato's garage and house until then. They appear in cages on the user interface after being sucked into it, but a view from the inside shows it to be an open space where all the bad robots can move around.
    • Rubika had King Boxel trapped inside the digital space of a tablet for a century. In episode 12, a monkey plays with the tablet and accidentally sets him free.
  • Punched Across the Room: Between Mechamato and the various robots, there's enough strength to go around that it's not uncommon for a blow to send someone flying.
  • Punny Name:
    • The Cone Konchos border on Repetitive Name since the Malay word for "cone" is "kon". They are a gang of tough robots who look like traffic cones.
    • Goosar is a mechanical hostile goose. The Malay word with the same pronunciation, "gusar", means "angry".
    • Sumorai is a portmanteau of "sumo" and "samurai". He is a stout fighter robot with a katana and samurai armour.
  • Pyromaniac: Payapi, who's ironically a firefighter robot. His pupils shrink with malice whenever he lights a match, and he has a catchphrase to go with setting things on fire.
    Payapi: A small fire will warm you, but a big one will burn you! [Evil Laugh]
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning:
    • Janitoor, a most infamously vicious fighter of a robot, is first seen from the shadows by his red Glowing Mechanical Eyes prior to revealing himself to the humans. Even after he reforms, seeing someone make a mess has his eyes turn red to the sound of escaping steam before he starts rampaging again.
    • Bitbobeep's eyes turn from green to red when enraged. He'll then combine with nearby machinery to form his enhanced self, ready to battle.
  • Robot Buddy: MechaBot, an alien robot whose ship crash-lands on Earth, becomes Amato's friend (begrudgingly) and helps him fight bad robots invading Earth.
  • Rocket Punch: Mechamato throws a punch that is enhanced by a rocket at his elbow, hitting Janitoor hard enough to send him across the room.
  • Samurai in Ninja Town: A variant.
    • There is a ninja-themed robot, Ninjamera, and a samurai-themed robot, Sumorai.
    • In the 13th episode, Mechamato makes himself a ninja-esque form while battling Sumorai.
    Pian: Whoa! Ninja vs. Samurai!
  • Scary Scarecrows: Played for Laughs, one of the bad robots is a robotic scarecrow who goes around at night to jump at people to frighten them into unconsciousness. He claims that he was just scaring crows, but Amato doesn't buy it.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here: Rocketfish is about to punch Amato and MechaBot, but suddenly quivers in fear upon seeing Sumorai right above him on the bridge. Then he begs for Amato to capture him just so he can escape.
  • Shapes of Disappearance: In episode 3, Pian and Amato find Goosar, the robotic goose who's been stealing people's doors. They catch sight of it from a distance with binoculars, but after Pian gets his turn looking through them, he looks back to his right, but all that's left of Amato is a red blinking dotted outline. Pian uses the binoculars again to see Amato advancing towards Goosar.
  • Shoulder Cannon: Bosskar, the final boss of the Zilator 1 game, can fire from his shoulders and the top of his back.
  • Shout-Out: Mechamato equipped with an office chair bears resemblance to the Iron Man Bleeding Edge armor, specifically the Marvel Cinematic Universe adaptation.
  • Sinister Whistling: Janitoor is fond of whistling ominously while on the prowl. The lights in Pian's house go off shortly after he hears his whistling, then Amato, Deep and Pian hear it again before Janitoor laughs evilly and attacks them.
  • Slo-Mo Big Air: When MechaBot as the Mechabike rides up a building's wall and launches himself from a roof, he gets some air time in slow motion before Amato enables a water-riding mode on him as they land in the river.
  • Smoke Bomb: Paintasso conceals his escape by throwing paint bombs at Mechamato, resulting in colorful smoke that stops the hero from seeing him.
  • Smoking Barrel Blowout: In episode 2, after Deep uses MechaBot's Double Heat Blasters form to thaw out Pian and Amato, he blows steam away from MechaBot's barrel.
  • Spin to Deflect Stuff: In the Mechamacho form, Mechamato spins a dumbbell to deflect the hot water of Janitoor's pressure washer attack.
  • Split-Screen Reaction: Two in episode 4. When Mara suggests they look for Mr. Jamie, their oddly absent teacher; Amato, Deep and Pian's shocked faces are shown in respective panels on screen as they exclaim "SAY WHAT?!" in unison. Then in the library, when Amazeey announces Mara, Amato, Deep and MechaBot as the latest contestants of his labyrinth challenge, each of the four's troubled faces sequentially slide into frame in vertical panels.
  • Splitting the Arrow: In episode 11, Mara hits an arrow shot by Deep with an arrow of her own.
  • Stealth in Space: The crash-landed spacecraft which served as the prison for bad robots remains cloaked after the crash, but Amato remembers its location and finds it despite the ship's invisibility.
  • Stock Ninja Weaponry: Ninjamera's weapons include a pair of katanas, nunchucks, shuriken, kunai, and a Blade on a Rope.
  • Sue Donym: Payapi has no records in the space prison data... but his upgraded and more apparently malicious form named Apayapi does. Amato lampshades this by asking how Rubika couldn't have figured out the similarity earlier.
  • Super Wheelchair: In episode 11, MechaBot mechanizes with Mara's wheelchair for her section of the relay race, turning it into a motorized rocket-propelled chair that allows her to zip around the track like a race car.
  • Team Shot:
    • After the opening sequence introduces Mara, Pian, and Deep one at a time, they are shown as a group, posing for and waving to the camera.
    • The opening credits end with a shot of Amato, MechaBot, Pian, Deep, and Mara in a group pose before displaying the title of the show.
  • Teeth-Clenched Teamwork: MechaBot and Amato don't immediately work well together, and Amato initially kept stressing on himself being MechaBot's boss to keep the latter in line. They develop into Vitriolic Best Buds over time.
  • Terrible Artist: Amato's peers often comment on his poor drawing skills when he draws, with MechaBot comparing his sketches to chicken scratches. When the latter shows Amato's drawing for an assignment to some preschoolers, they too outcry that it's ugly.
  • Thermal Dissident: Sejukku is a refrigerator-like space robot with ice powers. The first thing he does when seen in Kota Hilir is complain about the heat before spewing frost everywhere, with the intent to make the whole town covered in ice and snow.
  • Three-Point Landing: Briefly after getting hit by an explosion mid-transformation into Mechamato, the fully-transformed hero lands on his two legs and left hand as the smoke clears.
  • Time Loop Trap: A variation. Ninjamera has the ability of trapping others in a back-and-forth loop, making them experience an embarassing moment over and over until someone else pulls them out of the trap.
  • Title: The Adaptation: The movie is called Mechamato Movie.
  • Token Good Teammate: One of the Cone Konchos is friendlier than the rest, acting as the translator to others for his Pokémon Speak brethren, being in awe of the hero's feats and appearing the most eager to apologise on behalf of the others.
  • Token Rich Student: Amato's best friend Pian is loaded; despite being in the same school as his friends, Pian lives in a lavish mansion and has easy access to bulky wads of cash. Despite this, he tries to be more independent and even discredits himself as rich, stating that it's his father's money and stuff, not his.
  • Transformation Name Announcement: After Amato combines with MechaBot, the former may announce himself, or rather themselves, as Mechamato.
  • Transformation Sequence: Several, whenever MechaBot mechanizes with something, or someone, his metal enhancements sequentially surround his target. There tends to be a new mechanization every episode, excluding the titular Mechamato transformation which also occurs Once per Episode.
  • Transforming Mecha: Payapi looks like a firetruck, but he can change between this form and a more humanoid one.
  • Translation: "Yes": Played both ways. When Amato asks the Pokemon Speaking Cone Konchos why they are fighting, their Token Good Teammate translates another Koncho's long chain of angry words as "They're bored." Then when his boss mutters three words to him, the nice Koncho explains that they're programmed to build and get easily bored when they don't have anything to build. Pian is puzzled by the volume dissonance of the translation in both cases.
  • Trojan Horse: Amato, Pian, Deep and MechaBot construct a large wooden horse to hide in and infiltrate King Boxel's castle. However, Amato's poor drawing skills while drawing out its construction plan makes it look more like a giraffe.
  • Troubled Backstory Flashback: When Mara hears that fire incidents are increasing around town, she recalls the incident when she rescued a child from a fire, a Heroic Sacrifice which seized her control of her legs. The flashback has two parts, and Mara zones out upon remembering each time.
  • True Art Is Incomprehensible: Paintasso steals preschoolers' drawings, considering them masterpieces, and when he steals Amato's drawing, that even the preschoolers consider ugly, he hangs it up in a golden frame and thinks it's genius, despite having no idea what it means.
    Paintasso: [to MechaBot] Hideous? You know absolutely nothing about art, monsieur!
  • Truncated Theme Tune: Episode 4 is the first of some episodes to shorten the theme song, half of the theme tune's lyrics are skipped over to shorten it.
  • Truth Serum: Played with, MechaBot has a "Truth Mode", in which he can only tell the truth. Amato activates it to squeeze secrets out of him, such as the tips he said to Bula and Bili to bully Pian. Alternatively, Amato uses it to forcefully wake up MechaBot, resulting in him saying truthful Non Sequiturs.
  • Unrealistic Black Hole: One of Amazeey's challenges has Amato, Deep, Mara and MechaBot endure a black hole in a room, which they manage to escape.
  • Verbal Backspace: Deep initially celebrates at the news of Mr. Jamie possibly being attacked by a bad robot, but when Mara interjects on his behaviour, Deep instead claims he's concerned, turning his "Yahoo!" into "Hu hu hu..."
  • Virtual Sidekick: Rubika, the prison ship's AI, helps Amato by scanning for bad robots and pulling up their profile.
  • The Walls Are Closing In: Amazeey's first labyrinth challenge has Amato, Deep, Mara and MechaBot require to find the correct book while the library shelves gradually close in on them until they do so.
  • Wealthy Yacht Owner: Pian is introduced by having him ride a yacht to school, since the town has a river going straight through it. When Amato inquires him if he completed his math homework, Pian replies that his father hired two professors to help him do it.
  • What You Are in the Dark: Played for laughs. A lone driver says to himself that the coast is clear before he picks his nose. Unfortunately, Ninjamera exploits this to trap him in a time trap which has him pick his nose over and over against his will.
  • Wicked Cultured: Paintasso dons a grey fedora and trenchcoat, speaks in a French accent and steals artwork. When he gets sprayed with paint, he is overjoyed to have become a living masterpiece and doesn't mind being imprisoned with a mirror to look upon himself in his cell.
  • Win to Exit: When Deep inserts a Zilator 1 game into Bitbobeep's disc player, the robot sucks Amato and MechaBot into the game. Under the control of the game's programming, Bitbobeep can only release them by having them beat the game, with Deep and Pian controlling them as players.
  • Wing Ding Eyes: Rubika's eyes turn into a question mark when Mechamato's missile attack seems surprisingly underwhelming.
  • Would Hurt a Child: Paintasso states that besides stealing paintings, he is also a kidnapper. Then he shoots acid-like paint in a class of preschoolers and flies away with one of them.
  • Yellow Eyes of Sneakiness:
    • The Cone Konchos have yellow scleras. They construct a pool in the middle of a busy road and are violently destructive when challenged.
    • Amazeey has yellow eyes, and he likes setting up dangerous and elaborate mazes to confuse and trap others.
    • Paintasso has yellow asymmetrical eyes and a perpetual sly grin. He steals paintings and tries to kidnap a child.
    • Apayapi is Payapi's enhanced form, and while the latter has Innocent Blue Eyes, his eyes turn yellow upon revealing his true colors.


MechaBot is Damaged

MechaBot gets hit in a fight, causing him to later act loopy, erratic and fatigued. Amato and Pian then take him elsewhere to repair him.

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