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The name or term Nightbeat refers to more than one character or idea. For a list of other meanings, see Nightbeat (disambiguation).

Nightbeat is a Mini-Con from the Armada portion of the Unicron Trilogy continuity family.


Nightbeat makes up for his small-even-for-a-Mini-Con stature with unmatched guts and a creative streak a mile wide. Despite being weaker than most Mini-Cons and not having any real manipulators to speak of, he's willing to take any risk there is.

As if his larger Autobot partner Side Swipe isn't impulsive enough, Nightbeat encourages him to go along with more crazy risks, with his dutiful partner, of course. The two are very much alike: act-first, think-later types who have big dreams of being mighty warriors for good, and they often find themselves together in bad situations. But none of this has fazed Nightbeat in the slightest... it only means he has to try even harder.

An alternate-universe incarnation of Nightbeat is the partner to the Decepticon Treadshot.

Japanese name: Cha


Armada cartoon continuity

"Ahh I can't see! Get off!"

During Side Swipe's first tour on Earth, he chased the former Autobot Wheeljack in vehicle mode. Nightbeat leapt from Side Swipe's storage compartment in order to activate his partner's dragster mode, then returned to the compartment.

Dreamwave comics continuity

Nightbeat was one of the Mini-Cons who gathered on Earth just before the Transformers' return to Cybertron, in preparation for the coming of Unicron.



  • Side Swipe with Nightbeat (Deluxe, 2003)
Japanese ID number: MC-10
Available only with the larger Side Swipe toy, Nightbeat transforms into a motorcycle of probably-made-up model. He is specially designed to fit inside the flip-up panel in the rear of Side Swipe's vehicle mode.
This mold was also used to make Gauge and the Search and Destroy Robot.

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