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Rouge's ground trap. Sets bat-shaped mines guided by simple AI to hover over enemies' heads.

— Info, Sonic Battle[1]

Bat Cracker (バットクラッカー Battokurakkā?) is a move used primarily by Rouge the Bat in Sonic Battle. In the game, it serves as Rouge's Ground Trap.


When performing the Bat Cracker, the user summons a bat-shaped balloon bomb that hovers above enemies, preventing opponents from going into the air without the risk of the bomb detonating at them on contact.

Emerl can randomly obtain this skill after participating in a fight with Rouge, either with or against her.

Skill statistics[]

No. 102
Skill Points ★ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆ ☆



Nintendo Dream magazine featuring the balloon.

  • The Bat Cracker's balloon can be seen in promotional artwork featured on the cover of Nintendo Dream magazine vol. 104.
  • The Bat Cracker's balloon has appeared in a few Sonic games since this move's introduction:
    • In Sonic Riders, it appears as a part of Rouge's level three attack.
    • In Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, it appears as a part of Rouge's signature attack, which can only be executed when obtaining the Attack power-up.
    • In Sonic Free Riders, a Bat Cracker can be seen circling Rouge when the Special Item is used by her.
    • In Sonic Forces: Speed Battle, it appears as the Bat Bomb for Elite Agent Rouge.
    • The Bat Cracker was intended to appear in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) as one of Rouge's many moves. The attack would've laid a mine that would've exploded after a set period of time, and would've been able to have been set while gliding as well.[2] The model for the Bat Cracker remains in the files, and the move was partially implemented, and is even shown on Rouge's loading screen hint for her Tropical Jungle stage. In this game, the Bat Cracker would've been more egg-shaped, and instead of having a design similar to Rouge herself, it would instead have a large pink heart on it.
  • When used by Emerl or Phi, the bomb appears as an Emerl/Phi head with two rocket engines.


Sprites and models[]





  1. Official in-game description.
  2. Sonic Team (14 November 2006). Sonic the Hedgehog. Xbox 360. Sega. Area/level: Hint Ring. "Press the X button in midair to place a Bat Cracker Mine. You can place them while gliding, too."

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