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The Akatento[1] (赤テント[2] Akatento?) is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, ladybug-like Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman and a variant of the Moto Bug.



The Akatentos are based on ladybugs. They have round and red body armor, much like Moto Bugs, but with black spots similar to ladybugs, and gray edges. They also have wide and cartoony black eyes, yellow bodies, and a yellow tailpipe. Like Moto Bugs, the Akatentos mode of transportation is a single black wheel underneath their bodies. However, unlike Moto Bugs, they do not have arms.

Game appearances

Sonic Advance 3

The first appearance of the Akatentos were in Sonic Advance 3, where they appear as enemies. They are only encountered in Route 99.

In gameplay, Akatentos behave more simply than Moto Bugs, as they will not even chase the playable character if they spot them. Rather, they only move backwards and forwards within a certain area without stopping; therefore, the only way to get hit by an Akatento is to touch it accidentally. Otherwise, they pose no threat. The player can easily take them out with a simple attack, like a Spin Jump or a Spin Attack. Upon their defeat, the Akatentos release a Ring, but they will not award the player any points.

Sonic Jump series

Sonic Jump

In Sonic Jump, the Akatentos appear as enemies. In this game, they only appear in Jungle Zone. In gameplay, the Akatentos only fly left and right. In order to destroy an Akatento, the player must jump into it from below; touching an Akatento while falling will cause Sonic to take damage.

Sonic Jump 2

In Sonic Jump 2, which serves as a remaster of its prequel, the Akatentos appear as enemies in the same location and behave in the same way as in their previous appearance.

Powers and abilities

Akatento are some of Dr. Eggman's weakest Badniks. In addition, they are not equipped with any means of defense.



Main article: Aotento
Blue Akatento.png

The Aotento is a blue variant of the Akatento. Design-wise, they are exactly the same as the Akatentos, except that they have blue armor instead of red. Like the Akatentos, they appear in Sonic Advance 3.

In other media

Books and comics

IDW Publishing

Main article: Akatento (IDW)

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, the Akatentos are Badniks created by Dr. Eggman. Their past is virtually identical to their game counterparts', up until after the events of Sonic Forces.


  • "Aka" means "red" in Japanese, whilst "tentō" is derived from "tentōmushi", the Japanese word for "ladybug".




  1. Flynn, Ian; Sega (8 December 2021). "Sonic Advance 3". Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. Dark Horse Books. p. 149. ISBN 978-1506719276. "Enemies - Akatento."
  2. (in Japanese) ソニックアドバンス3最強攻略ガイド. Shogakukan. July 2004. p. 20. ISBN 978-4091061737.

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