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The Beat[1] (ビート Bīto?) is an enemy in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, mite-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman.[2]


Beats closely resemble mite arthropods with pink metallic shells and gray underbellies. They have a pair of sharp needles on their bodies and crawl around with black and yellow-striped engine attachments on each side of them.

Game appearances

Sonic Adventure

Sonic surrounded by Beats in Final Egg.

In Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, Beats can be only encountered in Sonic's portion of the Final Egg. They are only found in wide halls, where they spawn from production pipes.

When the player enters such halls, all local Beats will crawl slowly towards Sonic, disable themselves, and then self-destruct on impact. However, the player can defeat them without causing them to explode by using the Spin Jump, Homing Attack or Light Speed Attack. Alternatively, the player can ignore them to proceed with the Action Stage, as defeating all the Beats in one place takes a long time. Eventually, these robots will stop spawning after enough are defeated.

Sonic Rivals 2

In Sonic Rivals 2, a Beat makes a cameo as one of collectible cards. The player receives this card after getting the high score for defeating the Egg Bull in Frontier Canyon Zone.

Powers and features

The Beats have the ability to manually detonate themselves, creating a wide explosion range. However, they crawl slowly.

In other media

IDW Publishing

Main article: Beat (IDW)

A group of Beats, from Sonic the Hedgehog #34.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, the Beats are a mass-priduced Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman. Their past is virtually identical to their game counterparts', up until after the events of Sonic Forces. They first appeared in an abandoned base in Windmill Village, where they were inadvertently activated by Sonic and Tails. The Beats quickly overwhelmed them with their presence, but the heroes eventually managed to escape.


See also


  1. Bryan Stratton (17 June 2003). "Sonic the Hedgehog's Action Stages". Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut: Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games. p. 50. ISBN 978-0761542865.
  2. Sonic Adventure online. Sonic tactical info: Final Egg. Archived from the original on 26 May 2016.

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