Pestilence's Season 1.0 appearance.

Pestilence in the pits during Season 1.0.

Pestilence was a lightweight robot built by Todd Mendenhall of Team Revelation which competed in Season 1.0 of BattleBots. It also competed in the Long Beach 1999 event alongside a robot built by Don Lariviere called Slappy the Squirrel and the two were named SlapPest. It was a silver wedge-shaped robot armed with a static thwacking arm in the rear. It performed decently in competition, winning one battle before losing to No Tolerance II in the round of 16.

Pestilence also attended Seasons 2.0 and 3.0, but didn't compete in either due to electrical issues.

Robot history

Season 1.0

Pestilence's first opponent was Thorn. Pestilence won by KO at 2:35 and advanced to meet No Tolerance II.


  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 1
Wins Losses
Season 1.0 Thorn No Tolerance II
Season 3.0 None The Archduke (Forfeit)
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