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The Bomb Flapper (ボムフラッパー[1] Bomufurappā?) is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced Pawn Series Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman, and a variant of the Flapper.


The Bomb Flappers look very similar to the basic Flapper, possessing the round torso, black undercarriage, dome-shaped head, airplane-like wings, the two turbines on their backs that serve as jetpacks, pointy nose and panel-based mouth, and the flight visors that Flappers have. However, unlike the typical Flapper, Bomb Flappers are primarily magenta with red details, and they have claws on their undercarriage that they use to carry bombs.

Game appearances

Sonic Heroes

A Bomb Flapper in Sonic Heroes.

The Bomb Flappers made their first appearance in Sonic Heroes as enemies. They can be found in Rail Canyon and Lost Jungle.

In gameplay, Bomb Flappers have few hit points and float in a fixed position in midair. When they spot the playable characters, a speech balloon containing an exclamation point will appear above the Bomb Flappers. As a part of their attack patterns, they will periodically drop orange bombs so that they hit the ground directly below them. When hitting the ground, these bombs will then explode. Touching this explosion will cause the playable characters to take damage.

Because they float in midair, the Bomb Flappers typically float outside the reach of most of the player's attacks. The easiest way to destroy them is by using Thunder Shoot to knock them out of the sky, leaving them open to any attack. If Thunder Shoot is leveled up to at least Level 2 however, then it may be enough to destroy a Bomb Flapper in one shot. Also, upon their destruction, they grant the player 100 points.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

THe Bomb Flapper in Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games.

In the Nintendo DS version of Mario and Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, the Bomb Flapper appears during the "Defeat Bomb Flapper" mini-game in Adventure Tours mode. In this mini-game, a Bomb Flapper modified by a Shy Guy to drop Bob-ombs will drop its ammunition around the field. It is the objective of player, who takes control of Waluigi, to throw the Bob-ombs back at the Bomb Flapper several times within one minute. The Bomb Flapper will also occasionally drop green Bob-ombs, which will chase Waluigi.

Powers and abilities

The Bomb Flappers are all capable of flight using the jetpacks on their backs. As they name implies, they also carry a supply of bombs that they can drop on enemies.


  1. "Chapter 1" (in Japanese). ソニックヒーローズ最強攻略ガイド. Shogakukan. February 2004. p. 33. ISBN 978-4091061522.

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