Ventus

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For the Bakugan: Battle Brawlers Green Ability Card version, see Ventus (Card).

Ventus refers to elemental power of wind in Bakugan Battle Brawlers, and wind and earth in Battle Planet. Bakugan that belong to Ventus have a wide variety of shapes, including birds and dragons.

Legacy[edit]

Original symbol

Ventus, Zephyros (ゼフィロス, Zefirosu?) in the Japanese version, is the Attribute of wind found on Vestroia and present within Bakugan.

The planet of Ventus is swift and silent yet within its borders lurks a vicious cycle that overwhelms intruders and punishes them for trespassing. Ventus Bakugan are fast and powerful like hurricane winds. Once their enemies are caught in the eye of the storm, they are defenseless against the Ventus' wrath.

Bakugan Battle Brawlers[edit]

The Ventus Legendary Soldier was Oberus before the Attribute Energy was given to Ingram.

Gameplay[edit]

An early Japanese Gate Card, notably lacking Ventus

Ventus-attributed Bakugan have average G-Power. Ventus-attributed Bakugan draw their power from cunning tactics. They think before they play. They choose their Ability Cards wisely, as the biggest boost is not always the best. They lure their opponent in by giving them the upper hand - then, just when their opponent is getting cocky, they spring their trap and come out victorious! With Ventus-attributed abilities such as Blow Away, Ventus Bakugan can turn the tides in any battle.

Ventus was developed later than the other five attributes (debuting at the same time as the Bakugan Battle Brawlers anime in Japan), so Ventus was not included in earlier Japanese/Korean Gate Cards. The Gate Bonus gained by a Ventus Bakugan standing on one such Gate Card is that of the next Attribute of opponent Bakugan as counted in the clockwise direction, according to Bakugan Rulebook Ver.2.1. For example, if the opponent Bakugan's Attribute is Haos, the Ventus Bakugan will take the Gate Bonus of Pyrus; if the opponent Bakugan's Attribute is Subterra, the Ventus Bakugan will take the Gate Bonus of Darkus. If the opponent Bakugan is also of Ventus Attribute, both Bakugan will take the Gate Bonus of Pyrus.

Attribute Relations[edit]

Notable Users[edit]

Brawler Partner Bakugan
Shun Kazami SkyressStorm Skyress
IngramMaster Ingram
Hawktor
Taylean
Jaakor
Komba O'Charlie Harpus
Ilusionary Shiori Kazami Oberus (Deceased)
Lync Volan (Presumed Deceased) Altair (Destroyed)
Aluze (Destroyed)
Airzel (Deceased) Strikeflier (Deceased)
Jesse Glenn Plitheon
Sellon Spyron
Robin Ziperator
Wiseman Worton

Bakugan Dimensions[edit]

In Bakugan Dimensions, its Fighting Styles were:

BakuTech! Bakugan[edit]

Brawler Partner Bakugan

Colors[edit]

In Bakugan Battle Brawlers and Bakugan Battle Brawlers: New Vestroia, the Ventus color scheme was green with a teal trim.

In Bakugan: Gundalian Invaders, the Ventus color scheme is pale green with a white and blue trim. In Bakugan: Mechtanium Surge, the Ventus color scheme is green and silver.

Trivia[edit]

  • The original Ventus symbol was derived from the Han character for wind, (kaze).
  • Ventus Longfly has the highest G-Power for a Ventus Bakugan, with 1250 Gs.

Etymology[edit]

Ventus comes from the Latin ventus, which means "a wind." The Japanese name, Zephyros, comes from the Greek Ζέφυρος, "the west wind."

Reboot[edit]

Bbp ventus.png Ventus (ベンタス, Bentasu?) is one of the six elemental Factions that Bakugan can belong to. It is the Faction of Earth and Wind, although it could be better categorized as the Faction of Nature. The region on Vestroia where Ventus Bakugan reside is known as Ventana.

New Ventus Symbol

Information[edit]

Ventus is the Faction of natural growth and decay and harnesses the power of nature to increase its energy. Believing "you grow, or you die", Ventus players try to grow quickly! They're known to defend themselves by reducing their opponent's ability to attack and inflict harmful damage.
—Bakugan.com

Among the Factions that have made a spiritual comeback from the original Bakugan Battle Brawlers, Ventus has received the largest amount of changes and has been completely revamped from its legacy counterpart. It effectively merged the traits of the initial Ventus and discontinued Subterra Attributes, and contains aspects of both earth and wind under one universal classification. Ventus is stylized as the Faction of growth, and the Bakugan belonging to it resonate the most with nature, exploiting abilities that allow them to assault their opponents with vicious quakes, gemstones, and turbulent gusts. As such, the variety of Bakugan within the faction now also contains terrestrial beings such as tyrannosaurids and minotaurs.

Color Scheme and Design[edit]

Reinforcing their newfound association with nature and plant life, Ventus Bakugan in their ball form are primarily a saturated, earthy green in coloration, comparable to verdant foliage. They have secondary lime highlights, and their tertiary color is yellow, although the lime portions are peculiarly less prominent in their monster forms. Some members of the Ventus Faction, particularly Maxotaur, have areas of brown incorporated into their design, and a few candidates such as Trox have forest camouflage patterns, further emphasizing their affinity for flora. Like most Bakugan introduced in the Bakugan Battle Planet reboot, a few Ventus Bakugan contain areas of white, and black details located under their armor. Black is also represented as a quaternary color on Ventus Bakugan in sphere form beginning from the Geogan Rising set of products.

The Ventus Faction symbol has been redesigned, and is printed on all Ventus Bakugan starting from the Armored Alliance card expansions, as well as being depicted behind the text box on cards.

Anime[edit]

Ventus is utilized by one of the core members of the Awesome Brawlers in the Bakugan Battle Planet anime series: prank loving, tech-whiz Wynton Styles. There are several other characters who use the Faction as well, most of which are listed below:

Brawler Partner Bakugan
Wynton Styles Trox (Main)
Lupitheon
Turtonium
Batrix
Falcron (Main during Geogan Rising)
Geogan Talan
Nanogan Sledge
Mac Skorporos‎
Aay Mantonoid
China Riot Maxotaur
Barbetra
Sectanoid
Nanogan Sludgem
Keiko Nobillious
Ebony Ryerazu
Calloway Storm Cimoga
Strata the Hunter Krakelios
Cubbo
Hydranoid
Geogan Viperagon
Harperion (Current Main)
Geogan Insectra
Callie Dahl Ninjiton
Miss Bliss Crackanoid
Pepe Striker

Physical Game[edit]

Gameplay[edit]

For a list of all cards in the Ventus Faction, see Category:Ventus Cards.

In the rebooted Bakugan trading card game, the strategy of Ventus Ventus primarily revolves around the acquisition of important resources, and their theme of rampant growth is represented through their ability to rapidly generate Battle Planet Energy Symbol.png Energy at a faster rate than any other Faction. This makes them slightly weaker on average early in the game before they can build their Energy reserves, but a strong end-game presence that can overwhelm opponents utilizing powerful abilities that other Factions wouldn't have access to until later. To further reinforce this advantage, Ventus' exclusive Tag-Word Ability is Turbo, which supplies Bakugan with bonuses if they have the most Energy Cards in play compared to all other opponents. Their combat keyword is ShadowStrike Icon.png ShadowStrike, which prevents their Icon-power.png B-Power and Icon-damage.png Damage Rating from being reduced. It shares this mechanic with Darkus Darkus, though it is occasionally seen on Aurelus Aurelus Bakugan.

Directly opposing the Pyrus Pyrus Faction's skillset of temporary Energy generation and Energy Card destruction, Ventus specializes in permanent Energy creation. This trait is exhibited in several cards that allow Ventus Bakugan to energize extra cards, as well as recharging Energy that has already been used. Turn to Energy and Rabid Attack are both examples of these effects. This ability isn't restricted to utility purposes, as Ventus can also use their Energy affinity to force their opponent to energize useful cards, effectively eliminating them. Ventus also sports more abilities capable of reducing their opponent's stats than any other Faction, and often prefers to weaken their enemies rather than enhancing their own strengths. Ironically, this makes their own combat keyword, ShadowStrike, a direct counter to common strategies employed by Ventus. Ventus players also need to be wary of Pyrus Bakugan, as they can destroy their Energy Cards before they can accumulate an abundance of them.

Since the introduction of Icon-bakugear.png Baku-Gear in Armored Alliance, Ventus has become the primary Faction of Baku-Gear destruction and has the most cards capable of removing them, such as Entropic Touch. Other strategies abused by the Ventus Faction include forcing the enemy to reroll, receiving positive benefits when an opponent plays a Flip Card, and having both players look at the top card of their deck and getting boosts if theirs costs more Energy. Ventuvision is an example of the latter effect.

Ventus is primarily paired with Aquos Aquos and Haos Haos on Dual Faction Cards and Faction exclusive BakuCore bonuses; conversely, Ventus Flip Cards usually defend against damage from Pyrus and Darkus. These paired Factions share exclusive Tag-Word Abilities: Boost for Ventus and Aquos, and Trifecta for Ventus and Haos. Boost provides bonuses if the player has seven or more Energy Cards in play, whereas Trifecta grants additional effects if there are three or more BakuCores attached to the player's Bakugan.

As of the Secrets of the Geogan card expansion, Ventus is also paired with Pyrus Pyrus and Darkus Darkus, with two new keywords to coincide with them: Stoke for Ventus and Pyrus, and Scrounge for Ventus and Darkus. Stoke allows the player to copy a Stoke ability's effect for the cost of two Energy, whereas Scrounge allow the player to look at the top card of their deck. If the aforementioned card meets a listed requirement, they receive bonuses.

Released Bakugan[edit]

Battle Planet[edit]
For the list of all released Ventus Battle Planet Bakugan, see Bakulog (Battle Planet)#Ventus.
Armored Alliance[edit]
For the list of all released Ventus Armored Alliance Bakugan, see Bakulog (Armored Alliance)#Ventus.
Geogan Rising[edit]
For the list of all released Ventus Geogan Rising Bakugan, see Bakulog (Geogan Rising)#Ventus.
Evolutions[edit]
For the list of all released Aurelus Evolutions Bakugan, see Bakulog (Evolutions)#Aurelus.

Trivia[edit]

  • Ventus' functionality in the reboot bears some resemblance to Green mana in fellow trading card game Magic: The Gathering, though to a slightly lesser degree than other Factions that also share gameplay mechanics. Both have a green color motif and a focus on quickly generating energy resources.

Etymology[edit]

Like its Legacy predecessor, Ventus is entirely derived from ventus, which is Latin for "wind" or "a wind". This can be slightly misleading, as more often than not Ventus Bakugan possess earthen undertones and aren't always associated with wind. Its Japanese name, Bentasu, is a direct translation of the same word.

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