I'm surprised this hasn't been brought up. The show is a rather strong series, which has a pretty good dub, crazy cool robot battles, great humor, and, of course, METABEE!
I believe that this would fit well with the Saturday morning slot (with Digimon) or the Classic Toon slot.
Basically, a little boy named Ikki wants to have a robot buddy like the rest of his friends, but is given a junky old medabot named Metabee. But he gets a super rare medal, which powers the bot (hence "medabot"), and that turns Metabee into a wise-cracking and tough medabot. They get into many battles, with help from the surprisingly omnipresent Mr Referee. One interesting mechanic behind Medabots is the spoils of victory. Whoever wins a match takes a part that is currently equipped on the opponent Medabot, so there's reason to worry about losing other than "oh no, my partner has fainted!" ...I would add a more official description, but for some reason, this forum doesn't like br's or new lines.