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Cannonbolt is the Omnitrix's DNA sample of an Arburian Pelarota from the destroyed planet Arburia.


Ben as Cannonbolt

In the original series, Cannonbolt was a hulking, broad-shouldered alien covered in natural, yellow armor plating on his back, shoulders, and the backs of his arms. He was mostly white, with black on his upper half. He had four claws on both of his hands. He originally had sharp teeth. Cannonbolt wore the Omnitrix symbol on his forehead and his eyes were yellow.

When Cannonbolt turns into a sphere, he rolls up into a ball, with his back plates and the plates on his hands covering him. His side plates are the plates on his shoulders. His sphere form has semi-circular stripes across his body, with black lines around the circular plates.

In Alien Force and Ultimate Alien, Cannonbolt had full, human-like teeth. He no longer had the black stripe on his chest that he did before in the original series. He wore the Omnitrix/Ultimatrix symbol on his chest and his eyes were green.

In Omniverse, Cannonbolt looks similar to his appearance in Alien Force and Ultimate Alien. The Omnitrix symbol is on his chest and the black stripe from the original series returns, going down to his belly/chest. His eyes are no longer connected to his shoulders, and his palms are now flat instead of bulging. The yellow bolts on his body are now hexagonal and there are three plates on his back, instead of two.

11-year old Cannonball in Omniverse looks identical to his 16-year old self except that he has the Omnitrix symbol on his forehead.

Ben 10,000 as Cannonbolt

Cannonbolt was similar to the 10-year old version, but with a different color scheme for the legs, which sported a black pants-like design. His claws grew longer and were outlined in grey. Cannonbolt's eyes were closer to his shoulder armor, and the Omnitrix symbol was higher up, being on the top of his head rather than his forehead.

Gwen as Cannonbolt

Gwen as Cannonbolt looks similar to Rollaway, however the markings on her eyes are upturned, similar to eyeliner. She has feminine lips, freckles and a hair clip on her left side. She has pink eyes and a cat symbol shaped Omnitrix on her chest. Her skin is lavender, while her bolts and lips are purple. She has black markings on her torso and pelvis in a similar design to a bikini. Her bolts are also smaller than Ben's Cannonbolt and Rollaway.

When curled into her shell, Cannonbolt looks just like Rollaway in his shell.

Powers and Abilities

Cannonbolt can curl into a ball, encasing himself in his plating. In general, the Arburian Pelarota species mostly used this maneuver for defense, like an armadillo. However, since Ben did not know about this when discovering Cannonbolt, he weaponized Cannonbolt's originally defensive capabilities. When rolled up, Cannonbolt becomes like a motorized wheel that can move at great speed (because of chemicals in his exo-plates that reduce friction[1][2]) and can increase his rotational momentum to slam into and/or run over enemies. He can also ricochet and bounce off surfaces like a pinball in this form, suffering little-to-no loss in momentum. He can even use his sphere form to increase his agility by quickly opening up his ball shape while airborne. He can create shockwaves and spin into a fierce tornado.

Cannonbolt is also seems to be capable of perceiving his surroundings despite his eyes being covered and encased inside his ball form.

Despite his top heavy body, Cannonbolt has enhanced reaction time, reflexes, dexterity, and balance, allowing him to quickly change in and out of ball form to suit his immediate needs.

Cannonbolt can house people and fairly large objects within his spheroid form.

Cannonbolt's shell is resistant to acids and lava, and can deflect lasers. Because of this, Cannonbolt is invincible when curled into a ball.


Cannonbolt in sphere form

From inside his shell, Cannonbolt can withstand twice the heat of reentry into the Earth's atmosphere[3][4], though he can still suffer from mild pain from the force of the impact.[5]

Cannonbolt is capable of withstanding the vacuum of space, but he still needs to breathe. Without an oxygen-supply, Cannonbolt is limited to holding his breath.[6]

Cannonbolt also possesses enhanced strength.


Cannonbolt is subjected to the physical laws of reflection and conservation of momentum, meaning that he has difficulty stopping or controlling his direction if he picks up too much speed.

Cannonbolt's bipedal form is top-heavy, making him very unbalanced and clumsy. This is because Arburian Pelarotas are made to spin, not walk.[1][7] However, he can still manage to use his curled shape to enhance his agility.


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Ben 10: Protector of Earth

  • Cannonbolt has the Dark Heroes and the DNA Force skin. Cannonbolt is needed for defeating the Snap Dragon.

Powers and Abilities

  • Cannonbolt can curl into a ball to encase himself in his plating, turning into a sphere. He can then use this form to roll into enemies to attack. In addition to the average repelling of walls, he was capable of ricocheting off enemies as well.
  • By compressing himself tightly, Cannonbolt can release the pressure to create a sonic blast.
  • Cannonbolt can flop onto the ground to create a shockwave, as well as rotate quickly to generate a miniature tornado.

Ben 10 Alien Force: Vilgax Attacks

Cannonbolt is a playable alien in the game, replacing Alien X in the Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable versions of the game. Cannonbolt is replaced by Murk Upchuck in the Nintendo DS version of the game.

Due to the Omnitrix rebooting after Ben's abuse of the quick change feature during his battle with an animated Mr. Smoothy mascot, Cannonbolt, along with Swampfire, Big Chill, Spidermonkey, and Humungousaur were the only aliens available on Ben's arsenal upon his arrival on Vulpin.

Cannonbolt can curl into a ball, encasing himself in his plating. Cannonbolt is able to launch himself from ramps located all over the alien worlds to cross long gaps, as well as insert himself in special slots and use his rotation to power or destroy machinery and reveal hidden structures.

Cannonbolt is vital for progression on the Vulpin, Terradino, Encephalonus IV, Anur Phaetos, Mor' Otesi and Null Void levels of the game.

Ben 10: Omniverse

  • Cannonbolt is a playable alien in the game (by both 11-year-old and 16-year old Ben).

Ben 10: Omniverse 2

  • Cannonbolt is a playable alien in the game.

Punch Time Explosion XL

  • He is one of the aliens used by 10-year old Ben.

Naming and Translations

Language Name Origin
Albanian Gjyle Topi From gjyle topi, meaning cannonbolt
Arabic كانونبولت From Kanunbult/Kanonbolt, cannonbolt
Bulgarian Топовна Мощ (Topovna Mošt) From Топовна (Topovna), bolt and Мощ (Mosht), cannon
Chinese 轰天雷 From 轰天雷 (Hōng Tiān Léi), "the rolling thunder"
Croatian Kugla From kugla, ball or orb
Dutch Kanonbal
From kanon, cannon, bal, ball and bliksem, bolt
French Boulet de Canon From boulet de canon, cannonball
German Kanonenkugel From Kanonenkugel, cannonball
Greek Κάνονμπολτ From kάνον, cannon and μπολτ, bolt
Hebrew פגז From פגז, shell
Hungarian Ágyúgolyó From ágyúgolyó, cannonball
Italian Rotolone From the verb rotolare, roll
Japanese キャノンボルト From キャノン (kyanon), cannon and ボルト (boruto), bolt
Korean 캐논볼 From "캐논볼"/Cannonball
Polish Kulopłot
From trafić kulą w płot (Hit the fence with the bullet), making a mistake
From kula, ball/bullet/sphere and płot, fence
Portuguese (Br) Raio de Canhão
Bala de Canhão
From raio, bolt, bala, bullet and canhão, cannon
Romanian Ghiulea From ghiulea, cannonball
Russian Пушечное Ядро
Ядро (Yadro)
From Пушечное, cannon and ядро, kernel
From Ядро (Yadro), kernel
Serbian Ђуле (Đule) From Топовско Ђуле (Topovsko Đule), cannonbolt
Spanish (HA) Cannonbolt From the original English name
Spanish (Spain) Rayo de Cañón From rayo, ray and cañón, cannon
Turkish Yıldırım Topu From yıldırım, bolt and top, cannon


  • Cannonbolt's ball form is similar to Samus Aran's Morph Ball ability from the Metroid games.
  • Cannonbolt's spin attacks are based off the Godzilla Monster, Anguirus.
  • Cannonbolt was originally meant to be one of the original 10 aliens, but was then replaced with Diamondhead[8][9].
  • Cannonbolt is one of only five aliens who appeared in each series of the classic continuity (The other four are Upchuck, Diamondhead, Way Big, and Ghostfreak.)


Introduced in Ben 10 ArctiguanaBlitzwolferBuzzshockCannonboltDiamondheadDittoEye GuyFour ArmsFrankenstrikeGhostfreakGrey MatterHeatblastRipjawsSnare-ohSpitterStinkflyUpchuckUpgradeWay BigWildmuttWildvineXLR8
Introduced in Alien Force Alien XBig ChillBrainstormChromastoneEcho EchoGoopHumungousaurJetrayLodestarNanomechRathSpidermonkeySwampfire
Introduced in Ultimate Alien AmpFibianArmodrilloChamalienClockworkEatleFasttrackJuryriggNRGShocksquatchTerraspinWater Hazard
Introduced in Omniverse AstrodactylAtomixBall WeevilBloxxBullfragCrashhopperFeedbackGravattackGutrotKickin HawkMole-StachePesky DustThe WorstToepickWalkatroutWhampire
Ultimate Aliens AlbedoArctiguanaBig ChillCannonboltEcho EchoGravattackHumungousaurRathSpidermonkeySwampfireWay BigWildmutt
Fusion Aliens Atomic-XBig ChuckCrashockerDiamond MatterFourmungousaurHeat JawsHumungoopsaurStink ArmsUprigg
Unseen Aliens Decagon VreedleRocksSquidstrictorVentrilosquid
Unseen Fusion Aliens GravadactylXLRG
Future Aliens SandboxShellheadSnakepit
Retconned Eon
Non-Canon Cartoon Network AlienPortalerAntigraviteslaBob the BlobPlantapocalypseThriller Whale

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