PacifieR was a heavyweight robot which qualified for Series 9 of Robot Wars, but ultimately withdrew due to a minor short circuit problem. The team were best known for building the second Dutch champion, PulverizeR, and PacifieR was later repurposed to compete in BattleBots as Petunia.
PacifieR was a red, blue and black, two-wheel drive robot with a design bearing a close resemblance to that of PulverizeR. Instead of PulverizeR's flywheel, however, it was equipped with a large and powerful vertical hydraulic crusher as its main weapon, which also acted as a self-righting mechanism. PacifieR was partially invertible, capable of driving on its back end, although its claw could be rendered ineffective when the robot was inverted, and it had to use its weapon to self-right when it was completely upside-down. Its crusher boasted 10 tonnes of crushing force at the tip (30 tonnes within the ram), and crushed into its own wedge for maximum damage output, at the expense of range. Its broad range was also highly resistant to horizontal spinners, due to its broad nature and HARDOX material.
PacifieR was drawn into Heat 4, where it should have faced Pulsar, Ironside3 and Crushtacean in its opening melee. However, PacifieR suffered from a minor issue with its circuitry, making the robot unable to participate in the battle. PacifieR withdrew from the battle, where it was directly replaced by Apex. Although PacifieR joined the reserve list and its circuit was fixed only minutes after the issue occurred, PacifieR never made it to the arena.
|Main Series||PacifieR Series Record|
|The First Wars||Did not enter|
|The Second Wars||Did not enter|
|The Third Wars||Did not enter|
|The Fourth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Fifth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Sixth Wars||Did not enter|
|The Seventh Wars|| The Third World Championship with PulverizeR|
Failed to qualify for main competition with PulverizeR
|Series 8||Not selected with PulverizeR|
|Series 10||Did not enter|
|Robot Wars Extreme||Appearances|
|Series 1||Did not enter|
|Series 2||European Championship with PulverizeR|
|Dutch Series||PacifieR Series Record|
|Series 1||Entered with PulverizeR|
|Series 2||Entered with PulverizeR|
Outside Robot Wars
PacifieR never made a combat appearance outside of Robot Wars. However, for the 2018 season of BattleBots, aired on Discovery Channel and Science Channel, Team P.C.P. converted PacifieR into a new design, Petunia. In its first battle, it fought the two horizontal spinners of ROTATOR, and initially took damage, until ROTATOR lost the use of its weapons. After this, Petunia controlled ROTATOR around the arena, used its crusher, and held ROTATOR over the arena saws to earn a win via judges' decision. Petunia's next battle was a destructive loss to Monsoon, after the British bar spinner struck the back end of Petunia and caused the robot to catch fire. Petunia inflicted the same fate upon its next opponent, Captain Shrederator, piercing a vital component to set the robot ablaze. Petunia's fourth match was a critical battle in order to qualify for the Top 16, but after being immobilised by Yeti, its season finished with a 2-2 record. Petunia then made an appearance in an untelevised tag-team battle as part of the US VS The World special of the same season. It represented The World alongside team member Predator, fighting against Bale Spear and Double Dutch, who both represented the United States. The exact details of the battle itself are unknown, but Petunia and Predator are known to have won via Judges decision.
- If PacifieR had entered the arena, Team P.C.P. would have fought Crushtacean in two consecutive battles, after PulverizeR lost to it in the Third World Championship.
- Team P.C.P. did not apply for Series 10 with PacifieR due to Mischa de Graaf being on vacation during the filming of Series 10.