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Blowfish Transporter is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, pufferfish-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman. Designed for multiple purposes, the Blowfish Transporters usually serve as transport vessels for regular Badnik troops for assault operations.
Blowfish Transporters are based on the pufferfish. They have round bodies with purple armor and white underbellies. They also have a pair of wing-like fins with purple and white turbine engines, along with a pair of smaller turbine engines on the bottom of their bellies. Blowfish Transporters have as well two cyan eyes, a flat orange beak and a small caudal fin on their rears.
Some Blowfish Transporters have hatches on their front bellies which lead to a wide storage room inside their bodies.
Sonic Lost World
In the Wii U version, PCversion and Nintendo 3DSversion of Sonic Lost World, the Blowfish Transporters appear as enemies with different patterns and purposes. In the Wii U/PC version, they are first found in Tropical CoastZone 1, acting as empty shells that Sonic can enter and control. While inside the Blowfish Transporter, the player can pick up Rings and Item Boxes, and defeat other Badniks by rolling it over the desired target. However, hitting iron balls damages the Blowfish Transporter. After getting hit by iron balls three times or controlling this Badnik for eighteen seconds, the Blowfish Transporter will blow up without hurting the player.
In Tropical Coast Zone ?, Blowfish Transporters serve a floating obstacles that the player should avoid colliding with. In Sky Road Zone 3, Blowfish Transporters fly by while dropping Egg Pawns with parachutes from inside of them. These Blowfish Transporters also appear in Hidden World Zone 2, where they rise up from the clouds and fly forward while dropping Egg Pawns. The player is unable to defeat the Blowfish Transporters in these situations, although they can crash senselessly into structures in Hidden World Zone 2, freeing the Animals inside of them.
In the Nintendo 3DS version, Blowfish Transporters mostly appear in the underwater sections of Tropical Coast Zone 1 and 3. In gameplay, they remain stationary until the player's arrival, where they will start deploying Jaws. Hit the Blowfish Transporter with a Focused Homing Attack and then wait for it to protrude its spikes for a short time. Follow this method twice to defeat it. Sometimes, it is required to defeat a Blowfish Transporter to open Cases, which are needed to proceed with the Zones. Blue Blowfish Transporters that fire missiles appear in Sky Road Zone 3.
In Sonic Runners, the Blowfish Transporter appears as a Rare Fly Type buddy which puts a random item in the player's inventory upon reaching a certain combo.
Powers and abilities
Blowfish Transporters have the ability to both fly in mid-air and swim underwater. With the endless amount of space inside them, the Blowfish Transporters can carry cargos to different locations and deploy them from any position.
The BFB is a larger variant of the Blowfish Transporters. These models can fly, fire missiles and cause short-ranged shockwaves. They first appeared in both the Wii U version and Nintendo 3DSversion of Sonic Lost World
In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, the Blowfish Transporter is a Badnik unit in Dr. Eggman's Badnik army that is used to transport smaller Badniks. Their past is virtually identical to their game counterparts', up until after the events of Sonic Forces.
In the Wii U version of Sonic Lost World, the Blowfish Transporter is simply referred to as the BFA in the game's files.