A cog battle allows a group of toons to battle the cogs. Toons attack with the use of gags. In terms of cogs, cogs perform various types of moves depending on the cog using it. During battle, toons will attack first; each side takes turns attacking.
- Main article: Toon
Toons can do various performances to defeat the cogs. They are able to use different gags, allowing them to earn skill points for that gag's gag track, summon doodles and SOS toons, or run away from battle with the use of the portable hole. Toons can choose to pass during a round. Toons may also use the ability to fire cogs out of battle with the use of pink slips obtained from defeating the Chief Executive Officer.
During battle, toons can appoint doodles to heal the group. Toons may also appoint SOS toons. SOS toons are rewarded by defeating a Field office or accomplishing the Vice President battle. Toons can also call a friend to help, except inside cog facilities and boss battles.
Passing is when a toon chooses to do nothing in a round. When passing, an icon will indicate that the toon has passed. Passing can have some advantages, such as passing when a toon is unable to perform satisfyingly to defeat a lured cog. Other advantages include avoiding getting hit due to the cogs more likely to attack the toon that has dealt the most damage. However, there are disadvantages to passing. When a toon passes the entire cog battle, they will not receive Toontask credits.
Toons can run during a cog battle, whether they are in danger of losing laff points, or just simply running. They can run at any time during a cog battle. However, they may not run while inside a cog facility or during a battle against one of the cog bosses.
- Main article: Sad (battle)
When a toon has no more laff points, the toon goes "sad", and the cogs respond by teasing the toons by wiggling their hands attached to their ears and jumping around. The toon is then teleported to the playground with all their gags stolen by the cogs. During this phase, the toon may not leave the playground, access a trolley game, or teleport to their estate.
The reward screen is the conclusion to a successful cog battle. It displays all of a toon's gag skill meters, as well as his or her cog suit meters. If a gag is used and successfully hits the cog or cogs, the gag track of the gag will increase, depending on the amount of skill points earned; this also applies to the cog suit meter, earning the points from defeating the corresponding cog type. If a toon has a toontask to recover an item from cogs, the Reward Screen will also display whether the toon has obtained the object or not. Also, if a toon earns a new gag, the toon will be congratulated. In the case of earning level 7 gags, a fanfare appears and the reward screen displays a message indicating the toon has reached the end of the gag track.
The reward screen can be skipped by pressing the blue button on the bottom right of the GUI or by pressing the ESC key on the keyboard. If there are two or more toons in battle, the toon can click the skip button multiple times. Skipping cannot be used while inside a cog building or a boss battle. As of July 11, 2013, the reward screen displays much faster.
- Main article: Cogs
Cogs are evil business robots trying to conquer the Toontown world. Toons are the only thing stopping them by defeating the cogs in battle. During a battle, cogs are second to attack; they perform cog moves to bring down a toon's laff points and deduct it empty.
Cogs have health points to keep them fighting. Each level of cog has its own health meter. To determine a cog's health, use this formula:
$ (x + 1)(x + 2) $
- x is the cog's level
- Once the two equations have been added, multiply the two to get the final result.
- Note: This formula does not apply to level 12 cogs, whom have a health of 200.
While the number of health is not visible, you can determine their health by the insignia on their chest (which will light up when the cog is encountered to battle).
- A green light indicates full health or nearly full health.
- A yellow light indicates the cog is somewhat injured.
- An orange light indicates half of the cog's health has depleted.
- Sometimes a glitch occurs when a cog is lured and hit, it can explode on orange.
- A red light indicates the cog's health is almost depleted.
- In some instances, the health meter may blink red. In this case, the cog is nearly to its finish. This usually happens when the cog has only 1 or 2 health left.
- A flashing red light indicates the cog is destroyed.
|Cog HQ Battle|
- If a toon is in a Cog HQ and battling a cog, the music becomes more serious.
- When a toon approaches a cog and initiates a battle, the cog will take the toon in a certain direction on the street to have the battle. The vicinity of the battle is established the moment the toon makes contact with the cog. This can cause toons passing by on the street to inadvertently become involved in battles they did not want to be in.
- ↑ "Since Cogs will attack the Toon who has done him the most damage, you are less likely to be attacked if you choose Pass. This is a good strategy in a group battle if your Laff points are dangerously low." Official Player's Guide. Toontown.com.
- ↑ "Over-using this strategy is not recommended, as Toons who always pass in Cog battles will no longer receive ToonTask credit." Official Player's Guide. Toontown.com.
- ↑ "Toon-up for Better Cog Battles!" blog post. Toontown.com.