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The Aquis[1] is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, seahorse-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman, and the counterpart of the Aquis from an alternate dimension set in the recent past.


Based on seahorses, Aquises have a yellow and white metallic body each. Their head sections have white eyes, two sharp antennas and a small, vuvuzela-shaped snout. In their neck holes, two bolts are set on each side. On the back sides, there are a row of five back spikes. Unlike real seahorses, Aquises also have small wing fins.

In Sonic Mania Plus' Encore Mode, the Aquises' bodies have a slight blueish hue.


An Aquis being encountered in Oil Ocean Zone Act 1 in Mania Mode, from Sonic Mania.

In Sonic Mania, and its expansion Sonic Mania Plus, Aquises are enemies found in both Acts of Oil Ocean Zone. In gameplay, Aquises will start moving closely forwards the playable character upon spotting them, before shooting a small projectile at them. These projectiles can be deflected by using Shield-derived power-ups or through Mighty's Spin Attack. The player is able to destroy these Badniks by simply Spin Jumping on them when they are not shooting their projectiles. Upon their destruction, they will release an Animal and award the player with 100 points.

Powers and abilities

Aquises are able to float and move in midair. They can also shoot small black oil projectiles towards their target.

See also


  1. Flynn, Ian; Sega (8 December 2021). "Sonic Mania". Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. Dark Horse Books. p. 254. ISBN 978-1506719276.

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