For the move in Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, see Blaster (move).
Appearances in other media
Brown, gray, silver, black
Projectile deployment Enhanced speed
Blaster  ( is a recurring enemy in ポンポン  Pon-Pon ) ? . It is a mass-produced, beetle-based Sonic the Hedgehog series Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman which can fire different types of projectiles from their mounted cannon.
Blasters appear to be based on
Hercules beetles. With a bulky brown and gray armor, Blasters possess a pair of tracked wheels underneath their body. The classic Blasters also have a long and straight cannon on their forehead as a horn.
, the Blasters' design was simplified. Their horn was in particular redesigned as a male Sonic Lost World rhinoceros beetle horn, albeit with bisecting ends, although it still had a barrel hole in-between the horn ends.
Sonic & Knuckles
, Blasters appear in Sonic & Knuckles Flying Battery Zone, where they slowly roll around. When the player comes near, they start firing sparkling projectiles at them, one at a time. However, these projectiles will harmlessly bounce off of any shield type. The Blasters will keep shooting until the player either defeats them or moves further away.
Technosqueeks, Blasters can also be found hiding inside Capsules or pulled up by electricity bars on the ceilings in Flying Battery Zone Act 1. A Spin Jump or Spin Attack can easily defeat this Badnik.
Sonic Lost World
Wii U/ PC version of , Blasters appear in Sonic Lost World Desert Ruins Zone 2. Here, they are found moving backwards on routes where the player is obligated to go at high speed. Instead of shooting projectiles though, they shoot honey at the screen, temporarily obscuring the player's vision. Otherwise, the Blaster can be defeated with a Spin Jump or Homing Attack.
, and its expansion Sonic Mania , the Blasters appear as enemies. In terms of design, they look exactly like they did in Sonic Mania Plus . In these games, they only appear in Sonic & Knuckles Flying Battery Zone.
In gameplay, the Blasters have the same attack patterns from their debut appearance, which involve them moving around and firing projectiles from their snouts that will bounce off of the
Lightning, Flame or Bubble Shields. Upon their destruction, they release an Animal.
Powers and abilities
Blasters are equipped with a forehead-mounted gun that can load and fire different projectiles, be it energy blasts or honey. The models that surfaced during the
Lost Hex incident have also demonstrate the ability to move at extreme speeds.
In other media
comic series and its spin-offs published by Sonic the Hedgehog IDW Publishing, the Blasters are Badniks created by Dr. Eggman. Their past is virtually identical to their game counterparts' up until .
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