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This is Scorpion Troop Hot Shot. Enemy movement has been detected. En route to intercept and destroy.

— The Hot Shot, Sonic Adventure 2

The B-3x Scorpion Troop Hot Shot Heavy-Armed Combat Walker is a vehicle that appears in the Sonic the hedgehog series. It is a security defense military fighter with bi-pedal locomotion that belongs to the Scorpion Troop of the military organization Guardian Units of Nations.[1]


Features and abilities

The Hot Shot is more powerful than the F-6t Big Foot and has stronger armaments. Not only does it have homing missiles, hover jets, and a machine gun, but it is also equipped with a lock-on energy beam cannon that can create a small explosion upon impact.[1]


General Characteristics

  • Combat weight: 116,900 lbs.
  • Dimensions
    • Full length: 16.6 ft.
    • Width: 10.2 ft.
    • Height: 18.1 ft.
  • Power Plant: GUN F-series Diesel Engine / Two GUN R-series turbofan engines


  • Road: 42 mph
  • Air: 90 mph (?)


  • One 200mm Long-Range Beam Cannon
  • One M-32A1 22mm Gatling gun
  • Two four AIM-120C Advanced Medium-Range air-to-surface Missiles

Crew: One


  • Chobham-type armor on glacis and turret and armored bulkheads between turret and engine
  • Depleted uranium armor in production
  • Automatic fire detection and suppression
  • Collective overpressure Nuclear Biological and Chemical (NBC) protection
  • GVDR-1A radiological warning device


Sonic Adventure 2

It appears only in the Dark Story, trying to destroy Shadow after he was released from Iron Gate by Eggman. Shadow likewise proceeded to fight and destroy it to demonstrate to Eggman a taste of the power he possessed.


The B-3x Hot Shot is the first boss of the Dark Story in Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. It is fought with Shadow the Hedgehog after clearing Iron Gate.

Boss guide

Hot Shot begins the fight by taking to the air and flying in a circular path around the area. Hot Shot is capable of releasing gunfire during flight which can damage Shadow, even when he is using the Spin Dash. When Hot Shot lands, it normally fires missiles from the modules on its shoulders. After launching the missiles, Hot Shot is vulnerable and completely open to attacks. Hot Shot also possesses a charge shot which takes approximately five seconds to charge (nearing the corners). It uses a reticle to aim at Shadow, and thus can be avoided by paying attention to the location of the reticle. When landing a successful third hit on it, he will charge up its shots and increase its numbers. Four hits are required to defeat it.

As an easier way to defeat him in less than a minute, the player can jump onto the top of a container before he destroys it, and launch a Homing Attack at the Hot Shot.


Name Artist(s) Length Music track
"Boss: -Gun- Mobile" Jun Senoue 1:55



Sonic Adventure 2- B-3X Hot Shot -1080 HD-

In other media

Sonic X

Main article: Hot Shot (Sonic X)

The Hot Shot in Sonic X.

In the anime series Sonic X, the Hot Shot appeared during the Sonic Adventure 2 adaptation saga. In this media, they were constructed after the Perfect Chaos incident to combat Dr. Eggman's forces.


"This is scorpion troops Hot Shot. The enemy is stronger than expected. Request: Additional support!"
—The Hot Shot, Sonic Adventure 2
"He is TOO STRONG!!"
—The Hot Shot, Sonic Adventure 2




  • This fight is the first time Shadow is playable.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sega . Screen shots / Boss Battle. Archived from the original on 13 March 2010. Retrieved on 1 September 2015. "A security defense military fighter with bi-pedal locomotion. Hot Shot is more powerful than Big Foot and has stronger armaments. Not only does it have homing missiles, hover jets and a machine gun, but it's also equipped with a lock-on energy beam cannon. The military is ordered to seek and destroy Shadow who has broken into the security area. Hot Shot belongs to the Spider troop."

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