Dark Poseidon (essentially a Dark Aquario 145WD variant) is a Beyblade that appeared in the, Metal Fight Beyblade VS the Sun: Sol Blaze, the Scorching-hot Invader movie. It was used by its owner, Bakin, to unlock Sol Blaze V145AS for his grandson Helios, in a failed attempt to control the world. It was never actually released by Takara Tomy or Hasbro but a sticker sheet was released with an issue of Coro Coro.
Face Bolt: Poseidon
The Face Bolt depicts "Poseidon". In Greek mythology, Poseidon was one of the twelve Olympians, being the God of the Sea, Horses and the "Earth-Shaker" of earthquakes. He was also the brother of Greek Gods, Zeus and Hades. The design is of Poseidon's face in a side-view looking to the left with various trident-like protrusions at the back of his head, fitting as how Poseidon was usually seen carrying a trident. Poseidon's face is a dark blue with a lighter blue hue along with various pink designs around his face. It appears on a blue Face Bolt.
Energy Ring: Poseidon
Poseidon is a variant of the Aquario Energy Ring.
Main article: Energy Ring - Aquario
Aquario’s original release color is navy, featuring a wave pattern which repeats itself four times. This release is a pearlescent blue color. It is amongst the heaviest Energy Rings, making it one of the best choices for HWS-based Defense customizations.
Use in Defense Customisation
Aquario is the Energy Ring of choice in the top-tier Defense Combination MF-H Duo Aquario BD145RDF/RF
Use in Stamina Customisation
Aquario's great weight distribution has good synergy with the Duo Fusion Wheel in the top-tier Stamina Combination Duo Aquario TH170 and Duo Aquario B:D .
Fusion Wheel: Dark
Main article: Fusion Wheel - Dark
- Weight: 31.4 grams
Dark has twelve spikes facing the clockwise direction. These protrusions are closely packed together with minimal space between each, resulting in an overall round shape. This shape hinders the Metal Wheel in two ways: its protrusions are not pronounced enough to provide sufficient Smash Attack, while the perimeter is interrupted too frequently for sufficient Stamina. Additionally, its weight is distributed over too large a surface area. There is thus no reason to use Dark in any competitive situation whatsoever.
Spin Track: 145
Main article: Spin Track - 145
145, along with its variants (C145, DF145, etc.), was once the highest Spin Track available, until the 230 Spin Track was released with Flame Byxis 230WD. It can be used in Stamina customs to great effect due to its tall height, which allows for more wobbling as the Beyblade loses its spin velocity. However, gimmick-paired Tracks such as BD145 have immensely outclassed their original bare variant, as have several taller gimmick Spin Tracks, against heavy, mid-height Attack customisations. Even in Stamina battles, 145 does not offer enough balance: Spin Tracks such as AD145 and WD145 provide a good center of gravity, and aid with a slight downforce to maintain stability.
Performance Tip: Wide Defense (WD)
Main article: Performance Tip - Wide Defense
|Weight:||0.7 gram||Full Width:||15.53 mm||Tip Width:||14.17 mm||Full Height:||8.92 mm||Tip Height:||6.75 mm||Tip Angle:||40°|
This brings numerous advantages, but also some disadvantages when compared to the other “Defense” Performance Tips, specifically D. The advantages include its ability for abnormally long procession times due to its massive width that reaches the edge of the Performance Tip's perimeter. This allows it to wobble at a significantly larger angle for a longer period of time than D, and at a much lower spin rate. However, depending on the position of the Beyblade using WD and the spin rate of the opponent, this can be disadvantageous because of how easy it becomes to knock over the precessing WD custom. This low spin rate towards the end of the battle is created because in the process of wobbling at such a large angle, more friction is made with the stadium floor, thus decreasing its Stamina. Nevertheless, this is more often an advantage than it is a disadvantage.
Newer parts such as CS, EDS and B:D have overshadowed WD to some degree: CS and EDS due to their ability to be paired with the popular BD145 Spin Track without scraping, and B:D because of its height and even longer procession times, but WD is still one of the best pure Stamina Bottoms available. However, when selecting high Spin Tracks such as TH170 and 230, WD's tendency to wobble at larger angles should be kept in mind, as its extreme procession can often become problematic.
Although the name suggests defensive characteristics, WD does not possess any inherent defensive qualities. However, its proficiency can be increased significantly when facing left-spin Attackers through the utilization of the Weak Shooting technique.
Use in Stamina customization
WD is arguably the best of the “Defense” series of Spin Tracks, and its effectiveness can be utilized in the custom Phantom Cancer/Cygnus W145WD.
- Dark Aquario 145WD - Poseidon sticker sheet from special Collection Box (Orange)
- Storm Aquario M145Q – Hybrid Wheel Reshuffle Set (Attack & Balance) (Clear Red)
- Rock Aquario 125SF – Faceoff: Pegasis Tornado Wing
- Cyber Aquario 105RF - Beyblade Deck Attack & Defense Set (Light Blue)
- Storm Aquario 100HF/S -Beyblade Metal Fusion (Dark blue)
- Dark Aquario 100HF/S -Fusion Wheel Change (Dark blue)
Dark Aquario 145WD consists of only a few good parts, Aquario and WD. Therefore, outside of the desire to own this Beyblade (using the special Poseidon sticker sheet), there is no reason to want to build this combination.
- Poseidon was the God of the Seas, Horses, and Earthquakes.
- In Roman mythology, Poseidon was known by his equivalent, Neptune.
- The Poseidon Energy Ring is just a darker variant of the Aquario Energy Ring.
- Due to Dark Poseidon's Energy Ring being Aquario's energy ring, it should actually be Dark Aquario 145WD. Due to this, its name comes from its face bolt instead of its Energy Ring.It is one of the few Beyblades to be named in this way.
- This is the second Beyblade to be named after the God Poseidon. The first is Poseidon from Beyblade: G-Revolution.
- This is the second time 145WD was released in a black color, the first being Earth Eagle 145WD.