The year is 200X, and everything electronic is connected by internet. In this world, there is no one, rich or poor, who does not own a PET (Personal Terminal), and there is not one PET that does not house a NetNavi, an AI Unit that has the power to delete Viruses and the like. Net Battles (where Operators battle their NetNavis) are popular in this era. That is where Lan Hikari and his NetNavi and best friend, Megaman come in. Striving to become the best NetBattlers, they fight Net Crime and protect the net and real world alike from the likes of the evil terrorist organization the World 3.
A robotic cat seems to have its wired crossed as it clamps its jaw onto Dex's calf. Lan and Maylu visit him in the hospital, but are greeted by a less than welcome reception. Meanwhile, Mr. Wily unleashes an electronic rampage of malfunctioning merchandise on DenTech City. Just as Dex is released from the hospital, he's attacked again--this time by a robotic dog! The cyber-pooch escapes, but leads Lan and Maylu on a pursuit that ends on a subway train. Unfortunately, Count Zap and ElecMan have launched a nasty net attack that causes the train to go careening out of control! It's up to Lan and MegaMan to stop the speeding bullet train before it becomes the ""disaster express!""
At the command of My. Wily, the evil leader of World Three, Maddy, Mr. Match and Count Zap unleash an aquarium full of robotic fish using a unique, jellyfish-type of computer virus. The robot-fish create utter chaos throughout DenTech City. MegaMan and Glide jack into the CyberMatrix to try and stop the virus, but soon find themselves in the path of a ferocious Tidal Wave Virus! Just as MegaMan and Glide are about to be swallowed by the enormous wave, a mysterious NetNavi called SharkMan appears... Is he friend, or foe?
It's the semi-finals at the N1 Grand Prix and MegaMan and Lan are teamed up with ProtoMan and Chaud against the Solo NetNavis, StoneMan and BlasterMan. Before the match, Chaud gets stuck in an elevator with Yai, but makes it back to the arena just in time. As the match begins, MegaMan is temporarily taken out of the battle by ProtoMan who then faces off against BlasterMan, and literally blows him away. MegaMan gets back in the action, but StoneMan buries him under a ton of viruses. Barely missing a beat, Chaud sends ProtoMan in to finish the job and blows StoneMan to pieces. But StoneMan has a regenerative program that allows the brute to pull himself back together again! Lan tells Chaud to use the Program Advance, but Chaud can't because he lost two critical BattleChips while saving Yai in the elevator incident. MegaMan returns and he and Lan unleash the Program Advance, taking StoneMan down. Now, it's on to the finals, where MegaMan and ProtoMan face off for the title of N1 Grand Pri
At long last the waiting is over! The Championship Battle of the N1 Grand Prix has finally arrived, and the contestants are Lan and Chaud with their NetNavis MegaMan and ProtoMan! But as the teams clash in a dramatic battle, they unleash so much power that the hydraulic support beams holding up the Floating Arena are damaged and the arena starts sinking! While the terrified crowd evacuates, the gang realizes that Lan and Chaud are continuing their heated battle--and both plan to battle to the end, even if it means going down with the arena! While the gang watches from afar, Lan and Chaud's NetBattle climaxes with a never-before-seen Double Advance! As the crowd cheers, the energy the titanic Double Advance unleashes a powerful and malevolent NetNavi from his secret tomb. PharaohMan is released back into the world!
Darkloid VineMan is attacking all over DenTech City, and he's even trapped Roll in his life-sucking weeds. Mr. Match and HeatMan reappear to help fight, but when HeatMan is damaged, Famous helps in recreating TorchMan. Working with TorchMan, MegaMan creates TorchSoul and burns VineMan to ashes.
BurnerMan returns to steal rare metals so more DarkChips can be built. However, every time he strikes, Lan is too late and can't enter the Dimensional Area he creates. Thus, Dr. Hikari teaches him how to enter Dimensional Areas from the outside. Lan perfects the technique and defeats BurnerMan.
The NetSavers have taken DesertMan hostage, but the Darkloids want him back. SpikeMan kidnaps Keifer and Manuela and threatens to crush them in a car compactor, but Lan and Famous intervene. However, FlashMan then strikes, and deletes DesertMan, but Chaud reappears and defeats him by using a Program Advance within CrossFusion.
Chaud investigates another Darkloid attack involving BubbleMan and BurnerMan, leading him to a hot spring that Lan happens to be visiting. The two work together to stop the Darkloids, leading to a battle beneath the Earth's surface within a lake of magma.
Lan's dad, Dr. Hikari, has devised a way to rebuild MegaMan! Now that the gang has assembled MegaMan's data, it simply has to be input into MegaMan's cyber structure, or ""Frame,"" and rebooted. Unfortunately, this Frame is located inside SciLab's computer network, which is now under the control of PharaohMan. It's going to require a tremendous team effort, a crazy cyberdog, and a lot of Mrs. Hikari's spaghetti to hack into SciLab's maximum security system! Meanwhile, the secret Net Agents Commander Beef, Black Rose (Sal), and Mysteriyu (Miyu) have enlisted Higsby's help to find a back door to the Cyber Net so they can hack in, shut down SciLab, and capture PharaohMan. But they're not the only ones after the fearsome pharaoh! BlasterMan and StoneMan return with an army of clones on a Wily mission of their own!!
The BlasterMan/StoneMan clones attack PharaohMan, but he escapes unscathed. Roll and the others are not so lucky and are turned to stone by PharaohMan. As this part of the Cyber Net begins to collapse, ProtoMan succeeds in saving MegaMan's frame. SharkMan, SkullMan, and WoodMan work at shutting down SciLab's main computer, while ProtoMan takes on PharaohMan single-handedly. Just when it seems ProtoMan will be deleted, MegaMan returns and the two NetNavis attack PharaohMan with the Double Program Advance. BlasterMan and StoneMan reappear and take the weakened PharaohMan to Mr. Wily at World Three Headquarters. MegaMan follows them but is immediately set upon by BlasterMan and StoneMan, so Lan engages MegaMan's new ability, StyleChange, which allows MegaMan to easily defeat the Solo NetNavis. In the end, Mr. Wily and PharaohMan's showdown of wills ends in the destruction of World Three Headquarters.
The events of (Japanese) episodes 33 and 36 are recapped through the point-of-view of the WWW. This episode elaborates on the deletion of TorchMan to the hands of FreezeMan, and the rebirth of TorchMan in the form of HeatMan thanks to the efforts of the enigmatic man named Famous.
During a research in Dimensional Core technology, Dr. Hikari becomes trapped in a Jawaiian shopping mall. Lan and his friends break in to rescue him only to find that viruses have appeared in the real world. Fortunately, everyone's NetNavis also substantiate to help rescue Dr. Hikari from the deadliest virus, the LifeVirus.
Everyone is confused when Rush appears in the real world and everyone's NetNavis begin transforming into cats. It seems a powerful cat virus has escaped, and if it isn't stopped, everyone's NetNavis will permanently become cats. The episode builds up to a Godzilla-sized battle between Rush and the cat virus.
It's the not-too-distant future, a time when internet technology has swept the world into the Network Age! Everyone carries around a portable communications deviced called a ""PET."" Each PET contains a unique personality program, or NetNavi, that freely navigates the CyberWorld. Lan, an enthusiastic 11-year-old, is introduced to his own, custom-build NetNavi, MegaMan. At first, Lan only wants to use MegaMan to play in cyber NetBattles against his friends' NetNavis. But when computer systems all over town begin to burst into flames, Lan and MegaMan team together to fight against a mysterious criminal syndicate that calls itself World Three!
Returning from Kingland, Lan and co. make a detour in Jawaii to visit Dex. Meanwhile, Dex finds a card-scanning device that powers up NetNavis, and he works with the WWW to get his revenge on Lan again. However, the device sends GutsMan rampaging with power (and towering size) through NetCity, taking Roll hostage, King Kong style.
A mysterious young girl named Yai transfers into Lan's 5th Grade class. Impressed by her incredible wealth, Lan and Dex unwittingly find themselves trapped on the prococious little girl's estate. All the while, Maddy (an agent for World Three) and her maniacal NetNavi, WackoMan, unleash a devastating computer virus that causes the traffic lights in DenTech City to go haywire, creating an enormous traffic jam throughout the city! Lan jacks his PET into a traffic signal control computer, and discovers that the traffic management center has been infected by a computer virus. Will Lan and MegaMan be able to stop the panic?!
An eccentric guest lecturer, Mr. Higsby, has come to Lan's school. But the lesson he wants to teach isn't on the cirriculum! The nutty professor is on a quest to ""acquire"" all rare BattleChips from those he deems unworthy. His target... Yai. Using his NetNavi, NumberMan, Higsby takes over the school's control system and locks Yai, Ms. Mari, Dex, and Maylu in their classroom, then stages a lopsided NetBattle to obtain his precious prizes. Locked outside, Lan must find a way to send MegaMan to the rescue... before it's too late!
All the water in DenTech City has dried up! World Three has captured Tory and his father Dr. Froid and forced them to use their NetNavi IceMan to freeze the programs that control DenTech City's Waterworks. Lan and his friends rush to save the day, but with MegaMan encased in ice and the Waterworks decaying, can they possibly stop World Three in time to restore the city's water?
World Three's Count Zap is on a robbing rampage, only no one knows that his real target is the videogame that AyanoTech is about to release; if he can steal that, he'll make kids all over the world miserable. Lan and his friends learn of the sinister plot, and MegaMan goes up against ElecMan to stop it. But even with the help from Black Rose and WoodMan, will MegaMan be able to stop the ultra-powerful ElecMan?
Feeling like he's lost his inner fire, Mr. Match decides the only way to ignite it again is by defeating MegaMan once and for all. To lure him into his high-temperature trap, Mr. Match sends TorchMan out on a spree of overheating chaos throughout DenTech City. Maylu happens to be at the salon at the time, her hair gets fried, and Lan makes the mistake of laughing at her. Meanwhile, MegaMan hasn't replied to TorchMan's mayhem, causing Mr. Match to grow impatient. He sends TorchMan to challenge MegaMan directly, but the message stops at Roll, who also happens to be mad at MegaMan! Maylu and Roll decide to take on TorchMan, falling right into the terrible trap. Will MegaMan show up before Roll gets toasted?
The wildly popular TV personality and Yoga master, Yahoot, is in cahoots with World Three! The menacing mystic uses his powerful NetNavi MagicMan to take over the airwaves and hypnotize the devoted viewing audience--turning the entire town into animals! MegaMan jacks in to confront MagicMan, but things get pretty tricky. Our hero is outmatched by the nasty Navi. Just when MegaMan is about to receive the final blow, ProtoMan, controlled by the mysterious champion NetBattler Chaud, comes to his defense, and takes down MagicMan!
Lan and his friends are excitedly training for the upcoming N1 Grand Prix. Unfortunately, the members of World Three have secretly signed up for the competition and Mr. Wily plans to unleash chaos and mayhem at the event. To make matters worse, Higsby's NetNavi, NumberMan, goes berserk while Higsby is trying to upgrade him. Lan and MegaMan rush to the rescue, but it takes them so long to neutralize NumberMan that they almost miss the NetBattle competition! Thanks to Yai and her private jet, Dex, GutsMan, Maylu, Roll, Lan, and MegaMan arrive at the N1 Grand Prix just in time. Dex and GutsMan make a grand entrance at the competition as Chaud issues a challenge to Lan and MegaMan.
The N1 Grand Prix is well under way and Lan's first match is full of surprises! His opponent turns out to be Miyu, the mysterious fortune teller. She uses her powers to predict Lan and MegaMan's every move! Miyu's Navi SkullMan seems unstoppable as he attacks MegaMan with blinding speed. It's going to take a bit more wit and an uncommon usage of BattleChips to beat this bonehead!!
Just before their Net Battle competition at the N1 Grand Prix, Maddy insults Maylu and Yai in the trendy Souvenir Shop. Maylu vows right then and there to beat Maddy and her NetNavi, WackoMan, in their upcoming match. Unfortunately, during the NetBattle, WackoMan proves that he's as much a cheater as Maddy. But just when it looks like Roll is going to be defeated, Maddy makes a critical mistake and Roll seizes the moment! Meanwhile, Lan and MegaMan take on Mr. Match and TorchMan. Like Maddy, Mr. Match hatches a diabolical scheme to trick Lan into losing the match. Will World Three succeed in defeating the best Navis in the N1 Grand Prix...?
The N1 Grand Prix rages on, and TorchMan and MegaMan are locked in a heated battle (continued from previous episode)... It seems like MegaMan has the upper hand when Mr. Match downloads a nasty virus to take control of the solar panels on the roof of the Floating Arena's dome. He mercilessly channels the sun's rays into a beam that showers agonizing heat down upon Lan. As MegaMan and Lan suffer the scorching onslaught, Dex, Yai, and Tory jack in their NetNavis to vanquish the viruses one by one. Just as MegaMan's about to become toast, the gang clears the last of the viruses. The Dome opens up, and Lan and MegaMan turn in a blazing victory. Higsby and NumberMan fight the last battle of the day against sweet Sal and WoodMan. Thinking that they can easily defeat the flower girl, Higsby and NumberMan receive an ego smashing as Sal and WoodMan take them out in one blow!