Like their counterparts, the Badniks are based on regular non-anthropomorphic animals and are entirely mechanical. However, they are not very powerful and extremely fragile as a well-aimed whack is enough to disable them. They also appear to possess a limited artificial intelligence, being completely silent and near-mindless drones. Given the nature of the Mirror Dimension, it is possible they possess a quality that make them polar opposites of their counterparts.
The Badniks were once used by Dr. Eggman for an attack on Seaside Island, but they were not match for Team Sonic. Regardless, they kept on coming, even after Knuckles returned from the Sonic Boom World.
- The Bee Bot is the only Badnik not seen among the Mirror Dimension-Badniks.