CB-001 1 Gundam


Model number(s): CB-001; CBY-001
Code name: 1 Gundam
Unit type: prototype Innovade use mobile suit
Manufacturer: Innovators
Operator: Innovators
Rollout: AD 2302
First deployment: unknown
Accommodation: pilot only, in standard cockpit in torso
Dimensions: head height 23.3 meters
Weight: unknown
Armor materials:
Powerplant: GN Drive, power output rating unknown (original unit); GN Drive Tau, power output rating unknown (second unit)
Propulsion: GN verniers, total output unknown
Equipment and design features: sensors, range unknown; Trans-Am System (locked until AD 2308); 2 x GN Condenser, mounted in forearms
Fixed armaments: 2 x Large GN Beam Saber, mounted on forearms, hand-carried in use; GN Feathers
Optional hand armaments: GN Beam Rifle; GN Shield, mounted on left forearm

The CB-001 1 Gundam was developed alongside the CBY-077 GN Cannon aboard the spaceship Celestial Being. The 1 Gundam was designed by Veda for Innovade use as the successor to the GN-000 0 Gundam. Data from Celestial Being’s second generation Gundams also contributed to the development of the 1 Gundam. The 1 Gundam was a general purpose machine that was equipped with different weapons depending on the mission. The 1 Gundam’s arms were equipped with large GN Condensers, which allowed for the direct supply of a large amount of GN particles to the beam rifle and sabers. The GN Beam Sabers were normally stored on the arms, but when the GN Shield was equipped, the GN Beam Saber on the left arm was moved to the underside of the GN Shield.

Veda devised the 1 Gundam as part of an alternate plan where all-Innovade Gundam Meisters carried out Celestial Being’s armed interventions. When the plan was abandoned, an Innovade named Beside Pain used the 1 Gundam and two CBY-077 GN Cannons in an attempt to sabotage the use of human Meisters. Beside’s memories were erased by Veda, and he was reformatted with the new identity of Leif Recitativo. However, Beside hid a copy of his memories in the 1 Gundam before the erasure so that he could be restored if his body came into contact with the mobile suit. The 1 Gundam was also piloted by a clone of Beside, using an original GN Drive from a third generation Gundam. The real Beside tricked Hanayo and Grave Violento into believing that the clone was the “real” him. The 1 Gundam was subsequently destroyed in a battle with Grave’s GN-XXX+GNR-000 Sefer Rasiel. Leif later found a second 1 Gundam unit that contained a copy of Beside’s memories and was powered by a GN Drive Tau. Despite the change in power source, the suit retained the cone-shaped appearance of the original GN Drive. This second unit could use most of the GN particles from its drive and its GN Shield to block beam attacks from Memento Mori.

Pilot: Beside Pain
First appearance: Mobile Suit Gundam 00P
Original mechanical designer: Kanetake Ebikawa


GN Beam Rifle


Rear view

Gundam 00P Info

Tomohiro Chiba

Mechanical Designer(s):
Hitoshi Fukuchi
Kenji Teraoka
Takayuki Yanase
Kanetake Ebikawa

Character Designer:
Taraku Uon

2 volumes

Novel Release:
Japan 12.xx.2007 – 12.xx.2009


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