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The Battle Flapper (バットフラッパー[1] Battfurappā?) is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced Pawn Series Badnik model, and a variant of the Flapper.


The Battle Flappers, like the Flappers, look similar to the Egg Pawn, possessing a round torso, black undercarriage, and dome-shaped head that the Egg Pawns have. However, Battle Flappers have bat-like wings instead of arms, and two turbines on their backs. Additionally, while they have the Egg Pawns' pointy nose and panel-based mouth, they have black sunglasses instead of eyes. In terms of color scheme, the Battle Flappers are purple with yellow and light purple details.


The Battle Flappers made their first appearance in Sonic Rush as an enemy. In this game, they only appear in Night Carnival and the Special Stages.

In gameplay in Night Carnival, Battle Flappers are stationary or patrol their local area, but when they detect the playable character, they fly towards them. Battle Flappers possess no form of attack, but they can damage a careless player in case they run into one. Other than that, they are easily destroyed with either the Spin Jump/Axel Jump or the Super Boost/Fire Boost. Also, upon their destruction, they release an Animal.

In gameplay in the Special Stages, Battle Flappers are encountered along the stage's chute, where they will home in on Sonic three times in a row. They can be defeated by tapping them three times with the stylus, which causes Sonic to jump and attack them with the Homing Attack. However, if they are not defeated within a specific time frame, they will fly away. Upon their destruction, they give Sonic ten Rings.

Powers and abilities

Battle Flappers are capable of flight.


  1. (in Japanese) ソニックラッシュ最強攻略ガイド. Shogakukan. 20 January 2006. ISBN 978-4091061522.

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