The Armorillos are light blue robots with grey joints. They have a round and heavily armored torso with a large red eye with green sclera on the front, a small pelvis with three small rockets on it, a wide flap on their back, and two thin, lower arms with round plates on their elbows. They also have two-barreled cannons for hands.
The Armorillos were created by Lyric the Last Ancient five thousand years ago in the Robot Facility to help him destroy the earth's lifeforms and conquer it. During an attack on the remaining Ancients however, the Armorillos were shut down as Lyric got imprisoned. Five millennia later, they were recovered by Lyric after he escaped to search for the Crystal Shards and battle Team Sonic too.
The Armorillos are encountered in Seaside Jungle and the Air Fortress. In gameplay, they hover in a stationary position in midair. When they spot the player though, they take aim for a few seconds before firing shots that will home slightly in on the playable characters. After flying for a few seconds however, their shots will disappear. Often, the Armorillos are positioned (sometimes in rows) so the player can cross gaps or reach out-of-reach areas by skipping across the Armorillos with the Homing Attack. Armorillos are also only destroyed for a short while as new ones will later respawn to take their place. Additionally, the twelfth Toy the player purchases from Q-N-C's Toy Shop will be an Armorillo figurine.
After Team Sonic and Shadow defeated Lyric, the Armorillos were stopped once more.
Powers and abilities
The Armorillos possess an innovative programming that allows them to look in two directions at once using only one eye. They also have rockets that let them levitate in midair and hand cannons that can fire small energy blasts.
- Armorillo's name is a nod to its (original) color, yellow, specifically the Spanish color name: "Amarillo", which means "yellow".
- The Armorillos' abilities and attack patterns are virtually identical to the Stingers'.
- SONIC BOOM. Characters: Lyric the Last Ancient. Archived from the original on 23 March 2016. Retrieved on 25 July 2014. “As seen in the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U games, Lyric is the last of his kind from an ancient civilization who lived a millennium ago. His race was devoted to peacefully controlling the world’s resources. Driven mad by power, Lyric turned on his fellow Ancients and took control of the resources. Building an army of robots programmed to obey his every command, the deadly snake-like villain set out to destroy everything organic and create a world of twisted metal and robots. However, just before he could successfully take over, he was attacked by the last surviving Ancients and imprisoned forever. With his army shut down and his plans ruined, he waited in prison plotting his revenge. Years passed and Lyric began to give up hope. That is, until Sonic comes across him. Now with his army rebooted, and his plans in place, the only thing stopping Lyric from total victory is Sonic and his friends.”
- Sanzaru Games (21 November 2014). Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal. Nintendo 3DS. Sega. Area/Level: Sonic's Shack - Comic prequel.