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Why Not's Season 4.0 and 5.0 appearance.

Why Not was a middleweight robot built by Team Whyachi that entered the final two seasons of BattleBots. It was a smaller version of the team's heavyweight Y-Pout: A triangular "sit-and-spin" robot with an internal "navbot" which would give the robot a forward heading, and then it would oscillate its wheel speeds so it could translate across the floor. It just barely did better than its heavyweight counterpart, winning only one battle in two seasons.

Robot History

Season 4.0

Why Not's only match in Season 4.0 was against Maddgoth. In the beginning of the match, Maddgoth rammed Why Not as the light turned green and both robots were knocked around the BattleBox. These hits immobilized Why Not and it was being counted out. Maddgoth won by KO and Why Not was eliminated from the tournament.

Season 5.0

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Why Not fighting Misty the Wonderbot.

Why Not's first match in Season 5.0 was against Bumper. Why Not won by KO and advanced to the next preliminary round, where it faced Misty the WonderBot. Misty the Wonderbot won by KO and Why Not was eliminated from the tournament again.


  • Wins: 1
  • Losses: 2
Competition Wins Losses
Season 4.0 None Maddgoth
Season 5.0 Bumper Misty the WonderBot


  • Why Not was also referred to as Y-Not in Issue 39 of Ultimate Real Robots Magazine
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