Herr Gepounden

Herr Gepounden

Herr Gepoünden was a Lightweight built by ZwolfPack Engineering that competed in ROBOLympics 2004, RoboGames 2005, and 2007-2015, as well as the 2005 RFL Nationals, and ComBots Cup V. It was a White, two wheeled, invertible tornado drive robot armed with a thwacking mallet. Herr Gepoünden did decently, consistently reaching multiple losers bracket semifinals, and even knocking out the dreaded two time Lightweight champion K2 in 2015.

Herr Gepoünden was retired after RoboGames 2015, which ended a long eventful career that spanned back to BattleBots 3.0. At the time it was retired it was one of the oldest combat robots still competing in the world, a true testament to just how well designed it was. However it came back in RoboGames 2017.

Robot History Edit

ROBOLympics 2004 Edit

RoboGames 2005 Edit

2005 RFL Nationals Edit

RoboGames 2007 Edit

RoboGames 2008 Edit

RoboGames 2009 Edit

RoboGames 2010 Edit

ComBots Cup V Edit

RoboGames 2011 Edit

RoboGames 2012 Edit

RoboGames 2013 Edit

RoboGames 2015 Edit

RoboGames 2017Edit

Herr Gepounden thwacks Touro Light

Herr Gepoünden clobbers Touro Light.

Herr Gepoünden's first fight in RoboGames 2017 was supposed to be against Monkey Bot. however Monkey Bot forfeited, and this put Herr Gepoünden through to the next round where it faced Touro Light.

This match started with Touro Light spinning up, Herr Gepoünden then delivered a blow to it sending sparks everywhere. Touro Light then popped Herr Gepoünden, sending it spinning on its side wheel. Herr Gepoünden recovered, and delivered a few pops before Touro Light sent it flying again.

Herr Gepoünden then rushed Touro Light but missed, and Touro Light delivered another blow to Herr Gepoünden, sending it flying. Touro Light followed this up by attacking Herr Gepoünden again, this time stranding it against the arena wall, with its wheels off the ground. Herr Gepoünden was then counted out, meaning that Touro Light had won by KO.

This put Herr Gepoünden in the loser's bracket where it faced newcomers WarPig.

Wins/Losses Edit

  • Wins: 21
  • Losses: 25
Competition Wins Losses
ROBOLympics 2004 Agsma 2


Hexy Jr.

New Attitude

RoboGames 2005 Cleprechaun's Return



Wedge of Doom

The Big B

2005 RFL Nationals None Wipe Out #2

Sabretooth 6.0

RoboGames 2007 Spinnerbait Jr.


Touro Light


RoboGames 2008 None UBRuined


RoboGames 2009 UBRuined The Big B


RoboGames 2010 UBRuined

Offroad Destroyer

Bad Dog

The Big B


ComBots Cup V None The Big B

Texas Heat

Come to Mama

RoboGames 2011 The Coroner

Michelin Pilot

The Big B

Son of Spam

RoboGames 2012 Oakheart


V For Victory

Touro Light

Hot Stuff

RoboGames 2015 Smack Daddy





RoboGames 2017

Monkey Bot (forfeit)


Touro Light

Outside of RoboGames Edit

Herr Gepoünden originally competed in the final three seasons of Comedy Central's BattleBots, reaching the Quarterfinals in Season 3.0. Herr Gepoünden also competed in Steel Conflict, where it won three fights.

Trivia Edit

  • At the time of its its retirement Herr Gepoünden was the oldest American robot still competing, and one of the oldest robots still competing in the world.
  • Herr Gepoünden was one of the few truly effective Melty Brain/Tornado Drive type sit n spinners, another example being Sweet Knocker.

See Also Edit

Sweet Knocker Team Misfits Antweight tornado drive spinner that was very similar to Herr Gepoünden in the way it worked.

CycloneBot Another tornado drive spinner of note.

Herr Gepoünden (BattleBots)