Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy

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Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy
Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy logo
Based onTransformers
by Hasbro and Takara Tomy
Developed by
Directed by
  • Art Director:
  • Luca Centofanti
  • Episodic Directors:
  • Ray Quigley
  • Pete Slattery
Voices of
  • Pierce Cravens
  • Courtney Shaw
  • Alan Trinca
  • Adam Andrianopoulos
  • Mason Hensley
  • Paul Guyet
  • Frank Cwiklik
  • Keyon Williams
  • Michael Hansen
  • Terrence Flint
  • Jeremy Levy
  • Jake Foushee
  • Billy Bob Thompson
  • Mark Ashton
  • Alex Hairston
  • Bimini Wright
  • Andy Zou
  • Todd Perlmutter
Theme music composerDoug Califano
Opening theme"Rescue Bots Academy" by Zach Allen
Ending theme"Rescue Bots Academy" (instrumental)
ComposersStuart Kollmorgen
Doug Califano
Keiffer Infantino
Matt Mahaffey
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes104
Executive producers
  • Peter Lewis
  • Mikiel Houser (co-producer)
Running time11 minutes
Production companies
Original releaseJanuary 5, 2019 (2019-01-05) –
June 5, 2021 (2021-06-05)

Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy (or simply Rescue Bots Academy) is a Flash animated children's television series on Discovery Family. Based on toy manufacturer Hasbro's Transformers franchise, the series is a sequel of Transformers: Rescue Bots, sharing the name with the Rescue Bots season three episode called "Rescue Bots Academy". It was created by Rescue Bots co-creator Nicole Dubuc. The first two episodes were previewed on December 8, 2018.[1] The series officially premiered on January 5, 2019. The voice cast of Rescue Bots leaves their roles, with existing characters being recast with New York-based voice actors.


School is in session at the Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy, and Griffin Rock's heroes Heatwave the Fire-Bot, Chase the Police-Bot, Blades the Copter-Bot, and Boulder the Construction-Bot are back and ready to train a new batch of recruits. Just arriving on Earth from their home world of Cybertron, young Cube player Hot Shot, aspiring rescue hero Hoist, the enthusiastic Whirl, Construction-bot Wedge and field medic appropriately named Medix have the honor of being the first class in history to enroll in the Rescue Bots Academy, a highly advanced training facility located at a top-secret base. With encouragement from Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Grimlock, the new recruits learn the power of team building through simulated and real-life rescue missions that highlight the importance of heroism, teamwork, and most importantly, friendship.[2]



Rescue Bots Recruits[edit]

  • Hot Shot (voiced by Pierce Cravens) is a former Cube player recruited by Optimus Prime, who also gives him a Mul-T-Change T-cog that lets him use a different vehicle mode per day. His regular vehicle mode is a red and yellow ATV, while his alternate forms are a red jet plane and a yellow and red hovercraft boat. He later gains a fourth vehicle form in Season 2 by scanning Heatwave's fire truck mode.
  • Whirl (voiced by Courtney Shaw) is an enthusiastic police trainee who, like Chase, has studied the rules of being a Rescue Bot, and who serves as the team's optimist and sister figure. She transforms into a blue and light gray police helicopter, and later adopts Chase's blue squad police car form during Season 2's Multi-change story arc.
  • Hoist (voiced by Alan Trinca) is an aspiring inventor and mechanic who transforms into a teal green tow truck. In Season 1, he was revealed to be afraid of dinosaurs when Grimlock arrived at the academy, later fully overcoming his fear in Season 2's "Mission Dinobot." During season 2's T-cog story arc, he scanned Grimlock's Tyrannosaurus Rex form to become a Dinobot himself.
  • Medix (voiced by Adam Andrianopoulous) is a Rescue Bots recruit who does not like surprises and works purely with logic. He serves as the team's intelligence officer on missions and transforms into a white emergency response car with green zaglines and a red light bar mounted on the roof. During Season 2's T-Cog story arc, he gains Blade's white and orange rescue helicopter form as a second form.
  • Wedge (voiced by Mason Hensley) is a former Decepticon turned leader who turns into an orange payloader. He had a rivalry with Hot Shot in Season 1 and shares Blades' fanboy attitude towards Bumblebee. He even has a collection of trading cards detailing all the major Autobots called "Heroes of Cybertron." His Decepticon past is revealed in the Season 2 episode "More Than Meets the Eye" when the team is not certain how to deal with Laserbeak. Like Hot Shot, Optimus Prime believed he had potential and recruited him. He later gains a second sports car mode in homage to his idol Bumblebee. Wedge has a fear of heights as first stated in season one.

Rescue Force Sigma-17 & Faculty[edit]

  • Heatwave (voiced by Paul Guyet) is the leader of Rescue Force Sigma-17 and the academy's chief instructor. He transforms into a red fire engine with an extending ladder, a red fire boat, and a brontosaurus due to the events of the original TV cartoon. In the second season he becomes Hot Shot's mentor, and allows Hot Shot to scan his form in the same season.
  • Chase (voiced by Frank Cwiklik) is a second-in-command for the Rescue Bots, Chase is a by-the-books police officer and one of Whirl's favourite teachers. He transforms into a dark blue and white police car, as well as a robotic stegosaurus due to the events of the original TV series. In the second season he becomes Whirl's mentor, and allows Whirl to scan his form in the same season.
  • Boulder (voiced by Keyon Williams) is a gentle giant who serves as the bulk and science officer of Rescue Force Sigma-17. He serves as the trainees' teacher on Earth studies and transforms into a green bulldozer in addition to his robotic triceratops form from the original TV show's third season.
  • Blades (voiced by Michael Hansen) is a perky Rescue bot who turns into a rotund orange and white rescue helicopter and is one of Whirl's favourite teachers. In the original TV series, he also transformed into a white and orange pterodactyl. In the second season he becomes Medix's mentor, and allows Medix to scan his form in the same season.
  • Grimlock (voiced by Terrence Flint) – portrayed as a hybrid of his Fall of Cybertron and RID 2015 selves, Grimlock is an old friend of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee who serves as the bots' gym and field operations coach, He transforms into a mechanical T-Rex and still has his cat phobia from Transformers: Robots in Disguise. In the second season he becomes Hoist's mentor, and allows Hoist to scan his T-Rex form in the same season.
  • Bumblebee (voiced by Jeremy Levy) is a member of Optimus Prime's team who transforms into a yellow muscle car with black racing stripes, and Grimlock's former commanding officer from Bee Team.[3] In the second season he becomes Wedge's mentor, and allows Wedge to scan his sports car form in the same season.
  • Ratchet (voiced by Todd Perimutter) is Optimus Prime's friend and chief medical officer who transforms into a white Ford ambulance. He is later revealed to be Medix's uncle and one of the academy's guest lecturers.
  • Perceptor (voiced by Jeremy Levy) is an Autobot science and intelligence officer who served alongside Optimus during the Great War for Cybertron. He transforms into a red science expedition vehicle and can downsize himself into a microscope that can be used by other Transformers. In his debut episode, Bumblebee convinces Perceptor to join the academy as its math and science professor.

Cube Players[edit]

  • Scorch (voiced by Adam Andrianopoulous) is Hot Shot's old friend and leader of the Cyberblazers Cube team.
  • Mach is a Cube player who turns into a sports car.
  • Glow (voiced by Courtney Shaw) is a female Cube player who resembles the Decepticon Glowstrike from 2015's Robots in Disguise spinoff to Transformers Prime. She seems to turn into a red motorcycle.


  • Optimus Prime (voiced by Jake Foushee, Hiro Diaz in "Recruits") is the benevolent leader of the Autobots who turns into a semi-trailer truck cab.
  • Sludge (voiced by Billy Bob Thompson) is a Dinobot science officer who transforms into a metallic apatosaurus with red and silver body Armor. He has not been seen since the Transformers Prime tie-in comics, Rage of the Dinobots, and Transformers Beast Hunters issues 1–8.
  • Snarl (voiced by Mark Ashton) is the Dinobots' tactical officer and one of Grimlock's old war friends who tends to be grouchy. He transforms into a mechanical stegosaurus with red spinal plates.
  • Slash (voiced by Alex Hairston) is a female dinobot who turns into a velociraptor. She is an expert tracker and an old friend of Grimlock's who prefers to work alone. After getting herself in trouble while trying to rescue Griffin Rock news reporter Huxley Prescott, Whirl teaches her it pays to have a partner watching out for her.
  • Brushfire (voiced by Bimini Wright) is a lone Cybertronian on Earth in Australia who transforms into an orange halftrack ATV. She previously appeared exclusively in the toy line, and makes her onscreen debut in Season 2's 31st episode "Brushfire," where she meets and befriends Whirl when the Rescue Bots arrive to help her with mobs of kangaroos.


  • Lazerbeak is Soundwave's former helper and a retired Decepticon. Lazerbeak was found injured by the Rescue Bots in "More than Meets the Eye" when his shuttle was damaged and Hoist retrieved his cassette form before waking him up. After Wedge got rid of their prejudice, the Bots took him back to the academy to heal the wound on his left wing.


  • Cody Burns (voiced by Andy Zou) is the first kid who befriended Heatwave's team in the original series, and the youngest member of the Burns Family Emergency Response team; he helps Heatwave teach the recruits whenever he is not too busy.
  • Wes (voiced by Xander Crowell) is a member of Cody's Teen Pioneer troupe who is a fan of the Rescue Bots and idolizes Wedge.
  • Francine Greene (voiced by Kaitlin Becker) is Cody's best friend since childhood and the second youth to learn the Autobots' true nature in the original series, Frankie is the eldest child of Griffin Rock's resident genius scientist, Dr. Ezra Greene, and is a science prodigy. She and Doc make their first reappearance in the Season 2 episode “Partners.”

Other cast[edit]

  • Tough Luck Chuck (voiced by Todd Perlmutter)
  • Scraplets –
  • Citadel Secundus (voiced by Frank Cwiklik) is a Titan


Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
Season premiere Season finale
1 52 January 5, 2019 (2019-01-05) November 30, 2019 (2019-11-30)
2 52 March 21, 2020 (2020-03-21) June 5, 2021 (2021-06-05)

Season 1 (2019)[edit]

  • This season takes place during the Rescue Bot recruits' first year at the academy.
No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
U.S. viewers
11"Recruits"Ray QuigleyNicole DubucJanuary 5, 2019 (2019-01-05)TBAN/A
22Pete Slattery

Part 1: Optimus Prime picks Hot Shot to be part of a new team of Rescue Bot recruits, but even Hot Shot himself has doubts he is up to the task.

Part 2: Hot Shot learns to find his place on the Rescue Bot Recruit team with the help of the Mul-T-Cog and his friends.
33"If at First..."Ray QuigleyBrian HohlfeldJanuary 5, 2019 (2019-01-05)TBAN/A
At his teammates' urging, Hoist invents some new 'cool tools' to improve their rescue abilities. They fail spectacularly, leaving Hoist feeling awful, until Boulder teaches him not to give up.
44"Tough Luck Chuck"Ray QuigleyBrian HohlfeldJanuary 5, 2019 (2019-01-05)TBAN/A
Hot Shot has to baby-sit the damaged RBA Test Robot, who will not stay put.
55"Whirl'd View"Pete SlatteryJodi ReynoldsJanuary 12, 2019 (2019-01-12)TBAN/A
Whirl's Police Bot attention to procedure and detail saves the day when the recruits get caught in a snow storm.
66"Plan Bee"Ray QuigleyPeter A. DowlingJanuary 12, 2019 (2019-01-12)TBAN/A
The Rescue Bots learn that every life on earth needs every other, so there are no small rescues.
77"The Bot Who Cried Rescue"Pete SlatteryCiarán Morrison & Mick O'HaraJanuary 19, 2019 (2019-01-19)TBAN/A
Wedge is put in charge of practicing the Recruits' response time, but his drive for perfection does more harm than good.
88"Mount Botmore"Pete SlatteryNathan CockerillJanuary 19, 2019 (2019-01-19)TBAN/A
Hot Shot's 'big head' gets him in trouble, literally, when his own giant sculpture threatens to destroy Griffin Rock.
99"Mission Inaudible"Ray QuigleyMarc SealJanuary 26, 2019 (2019-01-26)TBAN/A
Hoist is made leader of a mission, but he struggles to trust his own ideas and lets others lead instead—with nearly disastrous results.
1010"Glitch"Pete SlatteryDanny StackJanuary 26, 2019 (2019-01-26)TBAN/A
Medix's dedication to logic comes in useful after he learns a glitch trick from one of the computer simulations.
1111"Five Into Four"Ray QuigleyBen WardFebruary 2, 2019 (2019-02-02)TBAN/A
The recruits worry that one of their team members will be cut when they notice that there are five of them, but only four Rescue Bots.
1212"Rescue Promo"Pete SlatteryCiarán Morrison and Mick O'HaraFebruary 2, 2019 (2019-02-02)TBAN/A
When Whirl is given a task, she insists on doing it alone, discovering the hard way that there is no "I" in team.
1313"Blame Game"Pete SlatteryPeter A. DowlingFebruary 9, 2019 (2019-02-09)TBAN/A
Blaming his teammates for a failed exercise that made him miss a cube game on Cybertron, Hot Shot tackles a rescue alone to show off his solo skills.
1414"Medix Surprise"Pete SlatteryCiarán Morrison and Mick O'HaraFebruary 9, 2019 (2019-02-09)TBAN/A
Medix does not like surprises but the other recruits decide that it is only because has never had the right kind of surprise, so they set-up a Medix-themed rescue mission with disastrous results.
1515"The TX3000"Ray QuigleyNathan CockerillFebruary 16, 2019 (2019-02-16)TBAN/A
Each recruit gets to train with the ultimate rescue tool, the TX3000, but Hot Shot has never used one before, and his failure to admit his lack of experience almost botches a dangerous rescue.
1616"Little Bot Peep"Ray QuigleyMarc SealFebruary 16, 2019 (2019-02-16)TBAN/A
Hoist needs to spend time in his stasis pod, but cannot bear to miss out on the action and keeps heading back before he has recuperated. He discovers that a damaged bot is a dangerous bot.
1717"Driving a Wedge"Pete SlatteryCiarán Morrison & Mick O'HaraFebruary 23, 2019 (2019-02-23)TBAN/A
Griffin Rock Lad Pioneer Wes wins a day at the Academy to spend with each the Recruits in turn. However, Wedge keeps avoiding spending time with him as unlike the other bots, he does not think that a mere construction bot has anything to offer.
1818"The Big, Small Rescue"Pete SlatteryDanny StackFebruary 23, 2019 (2019-02-23)TBAN/A
The bots are surprised to discover that their important off-planet mission is actually to save a single tiny plant.
1919"Go Team, Go!"Ray QuigleyBrian HohlfeldMarch 2, 2019 (2019-03-02)TBAN/A
Whirl tries to teach the Recruits cheerleading routines believing it will inspire them on their rescues. They are not interested until they realize she has taught them a valuable lesson in teamwork.
2020"About a Rock"Ray QuigleyBrian HohlfeldMarch 2, 2019 (2019-03-02)TBAN/A
Heatwave brings back what he thinks is a sample from an asteroid, and blames the Recruits when it disappears. While searching for it to clear their names, the Recruits quickly discover that the "rock" is actually an alien—and it is loose in the Headquarters.
2121"Dog Stray Afternoon"Pete SlatteryCiarán Morrison & Mick O'HaraMarch 9, 2019 (2019-03-09)TBAN/A
When a cute dog follows the recruits back from a mission, the recruits decide to keep him as a pet, despite Academy rules to the contrary.
2222"Lucky Ducky"Pete SlatteryCiarán Morrison & Mick O'HaraMarch 9, 2019 (2019-03-09)TBAN/A
Hot Shot beats his bad luck with the help of Cody's good luck charm—a rubber ducky.
2323"The Secret of Flight"Pete SlatteryBen WardMarch 16, 2019 (2019-03-16)TBAN/A
Hot Shot gets help with his flying technique from a surprising visitor.
2424"Battle of the Bots"Ray QuigleyMarc SealMarch 16, 2019 (2019-03-16)TBAN/A
When Wedge rashly challenges Hot Shot to a one-on-one challenge, he worries that he does not have the skills to win.
2525"Screen Time"Ray QuigleyPeter A. DowlingMarch 23, 2019 (2019-03-23)TBAN/A
When the Bots are given smartphones as part of Earth Studies, they become distracted and inattentive which causes problems when they have to focus and rescue Wes from a mine.
2626"Fright at the Museum"Ray QuigleyJodi ReynoldsMarch 23, 2019 (2019-03-23)TBAN/A
When the team visits the local museum, they think Whirl has gone into police overdrive.
2727"Space Case[4]"Ray QuigleyBrian HohlfieldSeptember 7, 2019 (2019-09-07)TBAN/A
When the Bots become stranded in space while making repairs on the Asgard, the Recruits have to figure out who does what in order to perform a daring rescue.
2828"All at Sea[4]"Ray QuigleyJodi ReynoldsSeptember 7, 2019 (2019-09-07)TBAN/A
Boulder leads the class on an underwater ocean clean-up mission, but the recruits are so busy competing with each other, they stumble into danger.
2929"All Washed Up[4]"Pete SlatteryNicole DubucSeptember 7, 2019 (2019-09-07)TBAN/A
Hoist builds a cleaning droid to help scrub the academy, but instead it nearly destroys the building.
3030"Who's Teaching Who?[4]"Pete SlatteryDanny StackSeptember 7, 2019 (2019-09-07)TBAN/A
The bots swap roles with the teachers to show them that learning can be fun, but their efforts backfire when they are called out on rescue.
3131"Balloon Up a Tree[4]"Pete SlatteryNathan CockerillSeptember 14, 2019 (2019-09-14)TBAN/A
The Recruits attempt to rescue a balloon from a tree but end up on top of a rocket.
3232"The Mystery of Dragon Mountain[4]"Ray QuigleyBen WardSeptember 14, 2019 (2019-09-14)TBAN/A
When they tackle a fantasy simulation that pits them against a fire-breathing dragon, the Recruits learn that the obvious answer is not always the right one.
3333"Hack Attack[4]"Peter SlatteryJodi ReynoldsSeptember 21, 2019 (2019-09-21)TBAN/A
When Hot Shot replaces Chase's traffic stop simulation for his computer game, the Recruits find themselves unprepared as they face giant hedgehogs.
3434"Life of the Party[4]"Ray QuigleyBrian HohlfeldSeptember 21, 2019 (2019-09-21)TBAN/A
When the other Recruits tell Medix he is a "stick in the mud," he enlists Chase to help him learn how to loosen up. But Medix's newfound sense of humor threatens a rescue and his value to the team.
3535"Tyrannosaurus Wrecked[4]"Peter SlatteryJodi ReynoldsSeptember 28, 2019 (2019-09-28)TBAN/A
Hoist fears new academy teacher Grimlock until the team stages an intervention to show him that everyone is afraid of something.
3636"Dino Hard[4]"Ray QuigleyPeter A. DowlingSeptember 28, 2019 (2019-09-28)TBAN/A
Alone in the academy with a Triceratops, Hoist must overcome his fear of dinosaurs and calm the savage beast.
3737"Buddy Cop[5]"Peter SlatteryJodi ReynoldsOctober 5, 2019 (2019-10-05)TBAN/A
When the recruits take part in a training exercise for covert policing, Hot Shot is partnered with the least stealthy of all Rescue Bots, Grimlock.
3838"Escape from Penguin Island[5]"Peter SlatteryBen WardOctober 5, 2019 (2019-10-05)TBAN/A
When the team is sent to evacuate a colony of rare Yellow-eyed penguins from an island, an approaching electrical storm affects the Trainees' abilities and they discover the only tool they have left is their brains.
3939"All the Glitters[5]"Ray QuigleyJodi Reynolds & Brain HohlfeldOctober 19, 2019 (2019-10-19)TBAN/A
Hoist uses an unfair advantage to win a search game, allowing him to choose the location for the next Sim Exercise. He picks the Old West, and as the Recruits search for gold, Hoist learns that winning is not everything.
4040"Dig Fest[5]"Pete SlatteryNathan CockerillOctober 19, 2019 (2019-10-19)TBAN/A
While looking for crashed pieces of a space satellite, Wedge pulls off a spectacular rescue at Dig Fest and becomes the unlikely star of the show.
4141"Trick or Treat[5]"Pete SlatteryDanny StackOctober 26, 2019 (2019-10-26)TBAN/A
The Bots experience their first Halloween and Wedge goes dressed up as Bumblebee. However, his 'heroic' behavior backfires when the Recruits respond to a fire rescue.
4242"Monster Savings[5]"Ray QuigleyBen WardOctober 26, 2019 (2019-10-26)TBAN/A
Medix mistakes a TV commercial for a real monster attack in Milford and sets off to save the city.
4343"Tune Out[6]"Pete SlatteryCiarán Morrison & Mick O’haraNovember 2, 2019 (2019-11-02)TBAN/A
When Hoist is put in charge of a new sonic fence, he can only remember its access code by creating a tune. But when that tune becomes too catchy and endangers missions, the team have to learn to remain calm to succeed.
4444"Metal Munchers[6]"Ray QuigleyNicole DubucNovember 2, 2019 (2019-11-02)TBAN/A
On a field trip to an area of natural beauty, the recruits face a swarm of metal-munching Scraplets.
4545"Bee Prepared[6]"Pete SlatteryNathan CockerillNovember 9, 2019 (2019-11-09)TBAN/A
Wedge is excited when his hero Bumblebee visits the academy as a guest teacher, but the young bot's attempts to impress backfire.
4646"Whirl's Wise-Bot Quest[6]"Pete SlatteryMarc SealNovember 9, 2019 (2019-11-09)TBAN/A
When Whirl struggles with a tricky maneuver, she doubts her place on the team; Blades tries to reassure Whirl by mentioning a distant Rescue Bot Guru who once helped him.
4747"Flying Hunk-A-Junk[6]"Ray QuigleyPeter A. DowlingNovember 16, 2019 (2019-11-16)TBAN/A
When the Bots go on a satellite repair mission, their carelessly discarded trash hurtles around the earth's orbit, growing into a problem big enough to destroy them and the Sigma.
4848"Into the Depths[6]"Pete SlatteryFionn BolandNovember 16, 2019 (2019-11-16)TBAN/A
The Recruits travel deep underwater to find an unmanned submersible, but a struggle to communicate effectively in the deep, dark waters nearly scuppers the mission.
4949"Milford Goes to the Dogs[6]"Ray QuigleyBen WardNovember 23, 2019 (2019-11-23)TBAN/A
When the dogs start behaving strangely near the Academy, Hoist sees the investigation as an opportunity to try out his new communications system, but it is the comms that are the problem.
5050"The Ice Wave[6]"Pete SlatteryBen WardNovember 23, 2019 (2019-11-23)TBAN/A
When the Rescue Bots face a sim they are unable to beat, they must learn to deal with failure and focus on what is really important.
5151"Best Bots Forever"Pete SlatteryCiarán Morrison & Mick O'HaraNovember 30, 2019 (2019-11-30)TBAN/A
There's no 'I' in team.

Season 2 (2020-21)[edit]

  • This season takes place during the Rescue Bot recruits' final test of second year at the academy.

On September 5, 2018, the series was renewed for a second season of another 52 11–minute episodes that premiered on March 21, 2020.[7][8] The first six episodes of season 2 were released earlier on Google Play on February 14, 2020.[9] It is also the last season of the series.[10]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
U.S. viewers
531"Back to School[9]"Ray QuigleyJodi ReynoldsMarch 21, 2020 (2020-03-21)[11]TBAN/A
The recruits start their second year of training and learn they will get personal tutors.
542"Mission Dinobot[9]"Pete SlatteryJodi ReynoldsMarch 21, 2020 (2020-03-21)[11]TBAN/A
Hoist has to stop avoiding his new mentor Grimlock when the pair have to team up with two more Dinobots on a mission.
553"In Training[9]"Ray QuigleyPeter A. DowlingMarch 28, 2020 (2020-03-28)[11]TBAN/A
When Hot Shot is given chores to do by Heatwave rather than what he considers real training, he is stunned to find that everything is a learning experience and Heatwave is a great teacher.
564"Medix Steps Up to the Bat[9]"Ray QuigleyMarc SealMarch 28, 2020 (2020-03-28)[11]TBAN/A
When Medix brings a bat with him to Cybertron, chaos ensues. As Hot Shot gets blamed for it all, Medix has to accept that a high-tech environment probably is not the best place for a wild creature.
575"Robo-Cody[9]"Ray QuigleyNathan CockerillApril 4, 2020 (2020-04-04)[12]TBAN/A
When the Bots mistakenly think Cody wants to be physically like them, they build him a robo-suit that causes serious metal mayhem.
586"Heatwave's Shiny Coat[9]"Pete SlatteryMarc SealApril 4, 2020 (2020-04-04)[12]TBAN/A
Medix is sure he has a list for every possible emergency ever. To teach him the value of improvising in the moment, his mentor, Blades, has him look after a very unpredictable dog.
597"Acting Out"Pete SlatteryCiarán Morrison & Mick O'HaraApril 18, 2020 (2020-04-18)[12]TBAN/A
The recruits' latest mission is to star in the Griffin Rock 'Play in the Park'. The recruits are delighted, except for Wedge who believes that it is a waste of time as it is not rescue work.
608"Need to Know"Pete SlatteryKevin Burke & Chris WyattApril 18, 2020 (2020-04-18)[12]TBAN/A
When Wedge and Bumblebee go on a rescue mission to save families of rock creatures from a meteor shower, they need help from Cybertron, in the form of Perceptor.
619"Trouble Cubed"Ray QuigleyBen WardApril 25, 2020 (2020-04-25)[12]TBAN/A
When Hot Shot 'borrows' Grimlock's cube without asking, things rapidly get out of hand and the only one who can help is Grimlock himself.
6210"My Favorite Rescue"Pete SlatteryNathan CockerillApril 25, 2020 (2020-04-25)[12]TBAN/A
As a treat for doing well in training, the recruits are allowed to choose their favorite simulated rescue.
6311"The Great Energon Rush"Ray QuigleyBen WardMay 2, 2020 (2020-05-02)[12]TBAN/A
When Hoist goes prospecting in the hope of striking energon, he finds that rickety old mines are not built for Bots, especially big scary Dinobots.
6412"The Vault of the Primes"Pete SlatteryCiarán Morrison & Mick O'HaraMay 2, 2020 (2020-05-02)[12]TBAN/A
Ratchet invites the Recruits to help open an ancient Cybertronian Vault. However, the vault will not give up its secrets that easily and challenges the recruits to complete an ancient Sim Mission to prove that they are worthy of its treasures.
6513"Wild Ghost Chase"Pete SlatteryFionn BolandMay 9, 2020 (2020-05-09)[12]TBAN/A
For her first detective mission of year two, Whirl is tasked with investigating the paranormal with her skeptical new partner, Medix.
6614"Little Plot of Horrors"Pete SlatteryFionn BolandMay 9, 2020 (2020-05-09)[12]TBAN/A
Upon discovering the Galax plant from planet Parvus is still being housed in the academy's quarantine, Medix sets about finding the plant a new home.
6715"Museum Mystery"Ray QuigleyJacob SemahnMay 16, 2020 (2020-05-16)[12]TBAN/A
When Chase takes Whirl on a mission to guard an exhibit at Griffin Rock’s newest museum, a major theft convinces Chase that the former criminals, and long-time Rescue Bots foes, Evan and Myles, are back in action.
6816"Partners"Pete SlatteryJodi ReynoldsMay 16, 2020 (2020-05-16)[12]TBAN/A
The entire Academy face an epic mission to rescue Cody's best friend, Frankie, who is trapped inside a seemingly impenetrable dome that is shrinking by the minute.
6917"Critical Condition"Pete SlatteryCiarán Morrison & Mick O'HaraMay 23, 2020 (2020-05-23)[12]TBAN/A
Even though Medix is just trying to help his fellow Rescue Bot recruits train in new rescue techniques, the others find Medix to be overly harsh and critical.
7018"Fun-Droids"Ray QuigleyNathan CockerillMay 23, 2020 (2020-05-23)[12]TBAN/A
The recruits visit a fair run by a team of rule-loving Fun Droids, but when the droids malfunction it is not just the rules that get broken.
7119"Power Up and Energize"Ray QuigleyCiarán Morrison & Mick O'HaraMay 30, 2020 (2020-05-30)[12]TBAN/A
Each recruit receives a new tool that their individual spark picks for them. However, Hot Shot is not happy with his and convinces Wedge to swap. However, they soon discover that their 'spark' knows best.
7220"Shall We Dance?"Ray QuigleyDanny StackMay 30, 2020 (2020-05-30)[12]TBAN/A
Cody surprises the bots by making them do ballet lessons as part of their training, something which Medix finds particularly difficult to embrace.
7321"Mul-T-Change of Pace"Ray QuigleyPeter A. DowlingJune 6, 2020 (2020-06-06)[12]TBAN/A
Hot Shot is told his Mul-T-Cog can be used to Mul-T-Change, but discovers that the key to making that happen is not all about himself.
7422"Five Little Rescue Bots"Ray QuigleyDanny StackJune 6, 2020 (2020-06-06)[12]TBAN/A
Whirl's power of observation is tested when the Rescue Bots disappear one by one on a training exercise.
7523"Good Advice"Pete SlatteryJacob SemahnJune 20, 2020 (2020-06-20)[12]TBAN/A
After a smug string of handing out sage advice to his fellow Bots, Medix is now faced with the dilemma of having to listen to his own "simple" words of wisdom. Wrestling over his own words, he finds out that doing the right thing is not always easy.
7624"Campfire Fright"Pete SlatteryCiarán Morrison & Mick O'HaraJune 20, 2020 (2020-06-20)[12]TBAN/A
Cody takes the Recruits on a camping trip. When he tells them a spooky campfire tale, Hot Shot gets spooked. When they return to the Academy, Hot Shot hears strange sounds and comes to the conclusion that the 'Zombie Ghost Bear' has followed them back.
7725"Small Cogs"Ray QuigleyJodi ReynoldsJune 27, 2020 (2020-06-27)[12]TBAN/A
The recruits are all excited about getting their new Mul-T-Cogs – a little too excited, as Hot Shot convinces them to take them before they are ready. It leads to big problems and a big decision for Hot Shot that he never could have imagined.
7826"Big Wheels"Pete SlatteryJodi ReynoldsJune 27, 2020 (2020-06-27)[12]TBAN/A
As the recruits face some big decisions about their new Mul-T-Cog vehicle forms, Hot Shot must decide what is really important to his rescue work. And unexpectedly, it is his mentor, Heatwave, who is the one who inspires him.
7927"The Empty City"Ray QuigleyBen WardMarch 6, 2021 (2021-03-06)TBAN/A
When the recruits respond to an intergalactic distress signal, they discover Scorch and his friends under attack from an abandoned city. But Scorch did not send the signal. So who is in distress?
8028"First Responder"Pete SlatteryFionn BolandMarch 6, 2021 (2021-03-06)TBAN/A
Wedge is faced with a tough decision after mentor training day, while Wes is about to take his Griffin Rock First Responder exam.
8129"How To Train Your Scraplet"Ray QuigleyNathan CockerillMarch 13, 2021 (2021-03-13)TBAN/A
Medix's patience is put to the test when the recruits are given the task of training five metal-munching Scraplets.
8230"Helicopter Heroes"Pete SlatteryDanny StackMarch 13, 2021 (2021-03-13)TBAN/A
Whirl feels Medix is getting preferential treatment in helicopter mode but her insecurity risks the safety of both of them during a rescue.
8331"Brushfire"Ray QuigleyCiarán Morrison & Mick O'HaraMarch 20, 2021 (2021-03-20)TBAN/A
Whirl has got so used to being part of a team that she does not like to make decisions without them, even though she is perfectly capable of doing so.
8432"The Ties That Bind"Pete SlatteryMarc SealMarch 20, 2021 (2021-03-20)TBAN/A
Whirl has to rescue a powered-down Scorch – and as he refuses to fly, spend all day towing him back to the Academy.
8533"Bot Blog"Ray QuigleyCiarán Morrison & Mick O'HaraMarch 27, 2021 (2021-03-27)TBAN/A
Whirl is so excited to use the new Bot Blog that she posts an embarrassing video of Hot Shot without asking his permission first. When she realizes her mistake, it is too late as the clip has gone viral.
8634"The Icebot Cometh"Pete SlatteryFionn BolandMarch 27, 2021 (2021-03-27)TBAN/A
A runaway train on Griffin Rock forces Wedge to reflect on his new vehicle form, while Heatwave, Medix, and Whirl endure the comedic stylings of Mayor Luskey.
8735"More Than Meets the Eye"Ray QuigleyKevin Burke & Chris "Doc" WyattApril 3, 2021 (2021-04-03)TBAN/A
When the Recruits rescue a Decepticon from a damaged ship, they disagree on how to treat the 'evil' bot, forcing Wedge to reveal his biggest secret.
8836"Things That Go Bot in the Night"Pete SlatteryBen WardApril 3, 2021 (2021-04-03)TBAN/A
When things mysteriously start to get damaged around the Academy, Hoist investigates. But when the evidence points to a Dinobot culprit, the whole case becomes much more personal.
8937"Medix Gets Schooled"Pete SlatteryMarc SealApril 17, 2021 (2021-04-17)TBAN/A
Medix is sure Perceptor will be thrilled to have him as a student. So when the science professor seems more interested in the other recruits, Medix determines to get himself noticed.
9038"Rescue Teens"Pete SlatteryNathan CockerillApril 17, 2021 (2021-04-17)TBAN/A
When some human teenagers become famous rescue heroes, the Rescue Bot recruits must deal with their jealousy.
9139"Enter the Flood"Ray QuigleyBen WardApril 24, 2021 (2021-04-24)TBAN/A
A field trip to a distant planet goes awry when the team accidentally interfere with the local wildlife.
9240"Wizard of Botz"Pete SlatteryCiarán Morrison & Mick O'HaraApril 24, 2021 (2021-04-24)TBAN/A
Optimus Prime is meeting each recruit for their 'Student Progress Review'. Whirl fears her run of good reviews might be broken, so she does everything she can to avoid having that meeting.
9341"The Tracker"Ray QuigleyFionn BolandMay 1, 2021 (2021-05-01)TBAN/A
Upon discovering that Griffin Rock journalist, Huxley Prescott, has gone missing deep in the jungle, Whirl enlists the help of an expert tracker to help her find him.
9442"One of Our Dragons is Missing"Pete SlatteryBen WardMay 1, 2021 (2021-05-01)TBAN/A
When Hoist and Hot Shot fail to deal with a small problem in Hero Hall, things quickly escalate and soon they are dealing with the much larger problem of a dragon attacking Milford.
9543"Dino-mite Duo"Ray QuigleyKevin Burke & Chris "Doc" WyattMay 8, 2021 (2021-05-08)TBAN/A
When the Rescue Bots and recruits are all away from the Academy, Sludge and Snarl are put in charge.
9644"The Lonely Titan"Pete SlatteryMarc SealMay 8, 2021 (2021-05-08)TBAN/A
When Wedge tires of his friends constantly interrupting him, he volunteers for a solo mission on a Titan. But seeing how much the Titan values his companionship, Wedge gains a new appreciation for the value of true friendship.
9745"X Marks the Bot"Ray QuigleyDanny StackMay 15, 2021 (2021-05-15)TBAN/A
The Bots travel to Ireland to follow a Cybertronian treasure trail, or so they think.
9846"Making Tracks"Pete SlatteryJodi ReynoldsMay 15, 2021 (2021-05-15)TBAN/A
When Wedge needs a speed coach, Bumblebee thinks Hot Shot will be the perfect choice. But Hot Shot soon learns that teaching can be as tricky as learning.
9947"Don't Be Alarmed"Ray QuigleyNathan CockerillMay 22, 2021 (2021-05-22)TBAN/A
A mission gives the recruits a chance to test out their new homemade sirens, but some alien creatures do not react well to loud noise.
10048"Powerless"Pete SlatteryDanny StackMay 22, 2021 (2021-05-22)TBAN/A
The Recruits get skilled with their power-up tools but are challenged with a rescue where they cannot use them.
10149"Griffin Rock Rocks!"Ray QuigleyCiarán Morrison & Mick O'HaraMay 29, 2021 (2021-05-29)TBAN/A
Medix's favorite DJ is playing a concert at Griffin Rock. However, as there will be so many out-of-towners attending, the bots have to remain out of sight. But when the DJ's show needs rescuing, Medix and the recruits must take center stage.
10250"Bot Battle"Pete SlatteryFionn BolandMay 29, 2021 (2021-05-29)TBAN/A
After dismissing Tough Luck Chuck, Hot Shot decides to enter Bot Battle, an all-smashing, all-crashing, Robo-rampage. However, he soon discovers that Chuck may well be his toughest competition.
10351"Space Party"Ray QuigleyJodi ReynoldsJune 5, 2021 (2021-06-05)TBAN/A
It is the final test to graduate Year Two and the recruits are nervous. Though Hot Shot has something else on his mind – making sure his teachers know just how much he appreciates them. And thanks to a perilous turn of events, he might just get the chance to prove it.
10452"Crash Of The Titan"Pete SlatteryKevin Burke & Chris "Doc" WyattJune 5, 2021 (2021-06-05)TBAN/A
Citadel Secundus is in jeopardy and the people on board are fast asleep! Wedge, Hoist, and Medix need to help everyone on board, while Hot Shot and Whirl have to assemble the new team of Rescue Recruits and save Citadel Secundus.


Shortly after its acquisition by Hasbro, Boulder Media Limited started developing a Transformers series,[13] The series was first announced on June 7, 2017, with Transformers: Rescue Bots officially ending production.[14] along with Transformers: Cyberverse.

On July 16, 2017, voice actor D.C. Douglas, who voiced Chase in Transformers: Rescue Bots, announced that he would not reprise his role in this series. He has also confirmed that the voice cast for this series are non-union New York-based voice actors.[15]

On July 23, 2017, Ben Ward joined the series as writer.[16]

On August 4, 2017, at Hasbro Investor Day 2017, the show's runtime was announced to be 11 minutes.[17]

On December 25, 2017, it was revealed that the first season consists of 52 11-minute episodes.[18]

On March 21, 2018, the series was announced to air on Discovery Family in Fall 2018.[19]

A trailer was released on April 6, 2018.[20]

On September 5, 2018, Ciarán Morrison and Mick O'Hara joined the series as writers. Additionally, the series was renewed for a second season of another 52 11-minute episodes.[21]

A poster was released on October 3, 2018, and the release date has been rescheduled back to 2019.[22]

A sneak peek consisting of the first two episodes aired on December 8, 2018.[1][23] The series began proper airings on January 5, 2019.[2]

In late 2020, it was announced that the show would end production after the Season 2 finale, ending the show with the same number of episodes as its predecessor.

Broadcast and release[edit]

In the United States, the series premiered with a two episode sneak peek on December 8, 2018[1][23] and officially premiered on January 5, 2019, on Discovery Family.[2] It premiered on Nickelodeon in Germany, Nick Jr. in India, TiJi in France, Frisbee in Italy, Tiny Pop in the UK, TVP ABC in Poland, Karusel in Russia, Treehouse TV in Canada, Minimax in CEE and Arutz HaYeladim in Israel.


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  3. ^ Nerdy Geek Talk (17 October 2018), Steel City Bots Episode 58: Jeremy Levy (Bumblebee) from Cyberverse and Rescue Bots Academy!, retrieved 21 November 2018
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  13. ^ "Hasbro To Develop Future Animated Series With Boulder Media Studio - Transformers News - TFW2005". Transformer World 2005 - TFW2005.COM. 18 July 2016.
  14. ^ Newsdesk, The Hot Press. "Boulder Media Announces Plans To Open Second Studio Space in Dublin". Hotpress.
  15. ^ Douglas, D. C. (9 June 2017). "Animation-Games » Good Night, Citizen, and Thank You!". Male Voiceover Talent & Los Angeles Actor: D.C. Douglas.
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  17. ^ "TFW2005 Coverage Of Hasbro Media And Investor Day 2017 - Transformers News - TFW2005". Transformer World 2005 - TFW2005.COM. 3 August 2017.
  18. ^ "Hasbro Studios Sales Guide" (PDF). Hasbro Studios. 2017. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 June 2017.
  19. ^ "03/20/18: Legacy brands, spinoffs bolster Discovery Family lineup". 20 March 2018.
  20. ^ "Exclusive: New Transformers Animated Series Announced, First Trailer Revealed". TV Shows.
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