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Catakiller, Jr.  (, alternatively spelled as メラモーラ  Meramōra ) ? Caterkiller Jr.,  is an enemy that appears in the [note 1] . They are a mass-produced, caterpillar-inspired Sonic the Hedgehog series Badnik model created by Dr. Robotnik and a successor of the Caterkillers.
Much like the
Caterkillers, Catakiller, Jr.s are based on caterpillars. These Badniks' bodies are composed of seven blue and spherical segments. The first of these segments serves as the head which has small black eyes. Their next three body segments after the head have electricity generator rings around them.
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
, Catakiller, Jr.s appear only at Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Angel Island Zone where they hover back and forth at medium speed in midair. When the playable characters get close to them, they will release what appears to be electrical waves from the generator rings on their body segments which can damage the player even if they possess a Thunder Shield.
These Badniks can only be defeated by attacking their head. Touching any other part of their body, even if they are not releasing their electric attack, will damage the player.
, and its expansion Sonic Mania , the Catakiller, Jr.s appear as enemies. In terms of design, they look exactly like they did in their debut game. In these games, they appear in Sonic Mania Plus Chemical Plant Zone. They also appear in Angel Island Zone, which is exclusive to the Encore Mode in . This makes the Catakiller, Jr.s the only Badniks in the game to appear across multiple Zones.
Sonic Mania Plus
In gameplay, the Catakiller, Jr.s float around like in
. Their heads also remain the only spot on them that the player can attack without sustaining damage in any situation.
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Upon their destruction, they release an
Animal. When destroyed in this game however, instead of breaking up into its segments and falling away like it is supposed to, a Catakiller, Jr. breaks up into a bunch of duplicates of its head.
↑ While not listed in any instruction manuals, the internal files in the
PC release of refers to this enemy as "CaterkillerJr". Sonic Mania
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