Reformatting is a term for the wholesale upgrading of a Cybertronian into a new form granting them new power and new altmodes after scanning a vehicle or an animal.

On Earth, many Autobots and Decepticons have all reformatted their appearances.

Transformers: Prime Edit

Rebellion Edit

When Optimus Prime was on the verge of death, Smokescreen used the last of the energy remaining in the Forge of Solus Prime to save him, healing Optimus's grievous wounds and granting him a newer, more powerful body.

Predacons Rising Edit

Needing a vessel in order to destroy Cybertron, Unicron revived Megatron's corpse and upgraded it with special armor.