|Subspecies/Races||Evolved Arburian Pelarota|
|Status||Possibly Extinct (original canon)|
|Behind the Scenes|
|Universe||Ben 10 Universe|
Arburian Pelarotas are a generally peaceful race of pillbug-like aliens from the planet Arburia.
Typically slow, clumsy, and awkward, Arburian Pelarotas have soft flesh that is covered by a nearly invulnerable shell. There are two or three large plates on the back, two round or hexagon-shaped plates on the shoulders, one on each forearm, and one on each hip. Their mouth is wide and consists of blacks lips and either human-like or piranha-like teeth. They also have four claw-like digits on their hands and three on each foot.
Female Arburian Pelarotas are similar to males, but have a slimmer torso and pelvis, smaller exo-plates on their bodies, feminine lips, and feminine eyes.
While either at play or when confronted by aggression, Arburian Pelarotas can roll up into a giant armadillo-like ball. With their tremendous mass, they can ricochet at incredibly high speeds like a pinball, increase their agility, create shockwaves, and generate fierce tornadoes by spinning around.
Despite their race having top-heavy bodies, Arburian Pelarotas possess enhanced reaction timing, reflexes, dexterity, and balance. Collectively, this means they can quickly change in and out of ball form to suit their immediate needs.
Thanks to their shells, Arburian Pelarots can withstand heat when reentering a planet's atmosphere, are resistant to both acids and lava, and can deflect lasers.
Arburian Pelarotas seem to be capable of perceiving their surroundings despite their eyes being covered and encased inside their sphere form. They can also can house other beings, as well as fairly large objects, within their spheroid form.
Arburian Pelarotas are capable of withstanding the vacuum of space for a limited amount of time. Therefore, they are required to hold their breath while in space.
Due to the alterations Kevin Levin has made to the Antitrix, Wreckingbolt is more powerful than ordinary Arburian Pelarotas. His armor is also covered with spikes, making himself even more durable and allowing himself to make more destructive crashes when in sphere form. He is also capable of burrowing underground.
Arburian Pelarotas are subjected to the physical laws of reflection and conservation of momentum, meaning that they have difficulty stopping or controlling their direction if they picks up too much speed. This is especially seen with Wreckingbolt, whose movements in sphere mode can easily throw him off balance simply by rolling too fast.
An Arburian Pelarota's bipedal form is top-heavy, making them very unbalanced and clumsy because their race is made to spin rather than walk like other sapient species.
Arburian Pelarotas can occasionally emit some sort of odor that people housed in their spheroid form can find repulsive.
In the reboot continuity, an Arburian Pelarota's natural predator is the Arburian Carcharodons, who are referred to on Arburia as the "Beasts with a Billion Teeth".
Omnitrix Transformation Edit
The Omnitrix's Arburian Pelarota representative is named Cannonbolt, who first appeared in the original series episode "The Big Tick". Cannonbolt has appeared in every series.
The Ben Tennyson of Dimension 23 has an equivalent of Cannonbolt named Rollaway, who first appeared in the Omniverse episode "Store 23".
The reboot version of Kevin 11 has a mutant hybrid equivalent of Cannonbolt named Wreckingbolt, who first appeared in the episode "This One Goes To 11".
Cannonbolt has also been used by Ben 10,000, a Plant Clone, No Watch Ben, the canon Gwen 10, and the reboot version of Max Tennyson.
Arburian Pelarota is based on Pelota, which is Spanish for "Ball", and Rota, a play on the word "rotation".
- In the original Ben 10 continuity, the Arburian Pelarotas are believed to be extinct after The Great One destroyed their homeworld. However, it would not surprise Eugene Son if there are a few alive somewhere.
- In the reboot continuity, the planet is left intact and the species is not endangered.
- An Arburian Pelarota's sphere form is similar to theMorph Ball ability used by Samus Aran from the Metroid franchise. Meanwhile, their spin attacks are based off the Godzilla Monster, Anguirus.