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The Cluckoid[1] (ケッコー[2] Kekko?) is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, rooster-based Badnik created by Dr. Eggman that can blow its targets away with a gust of wind.


Based on roosters, Cluckoids look like real-life weathercocks standing on top of a wind vane. They also possess white armor with with an orange wattle and comb each. Additionally, they have a pair of engines resembling wings.

In Sonic Lost World, the Cluckoids' design remained closely the same, except for a few minor details which include a red wattle and comb, and cyan eyes.

Game appearances[]

Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles[]


In Sonic & Knuckles and the lock-on game Sonic 3 & Knuckles, Cluckoids are only found in Mushroom Hill Zone Act 2. When approached, they inhale deeply before releasing a gust of wind at the player. The wind itself does not damage the player, but it can push them away and into obstacles. If they are not creating gusts, the Cluckoids can be defeated with a Spin Jump. Also, upon its destruction, a Cluckoid will release an Animal.

Sonic Lost World[]

In the Wii U/PC version of Sonic Lost World, the Cluckoids returned as enemies. During the game, the Cluckoids and the other Badniks got hijacked by the Deadly Six. The Cluckoids themselves can be found in Tropical Coast Zone 2 and Frozen Factory Zone 2.

In Tropical Coast Zone 2, Cluckoids are placed on narrow routes or floating islands. After noticing the player, they will create gusts a wind in an attempt to blow Sonic away from themselves. The player can use the Homing Attack or the local giant rolling apples to defeat the Cluckoids easily. In Frozen Factory Zone 2, when Sonic is enveloped in a snowball, Clukoids will try to blow the player off the routes. Rolling into the Cluckoids defeats them easily though. Also, upon its destruction, a Cluckoid will release an Animal.

Sonic Mania[]


A Cluckoid on a television screen during the Weather Globe boss fight, from Sonic Mania.

In Sonic Mania, and its expansion Sonic Mania Plus, a lone Cluckoid appears on a television screen in Studiopolis Zone Act 2, during the Weather Globe boss fight. Throughout the battle, it will act like a weather forecast, during which the Cluckoid will warn the player of which attack is coming up next for the boss.


Like other Badniks, the Cluckoids posses a degree of sentience and free will that allows them to show basic emotions. In Sonic Mania, it is shown that the Cluckoids are able to be weather forecasters as well.

Powers and abilities[]

Cluckoids can inhale large of amounts of air, briefly inflating their wattles before expelling the air as a powerful gust of wind from their mouths to blow away opponents and deflating their wattles.


  • Kekko is the Japanese onomatopoeia for a chicken's clucking.
  • The manner in which a Cluckoid's wattle inflates resembles that of the real-life frigatebird, which has a red gular patch that it inflates.
  • the Cluckoids are the only Mushroom Hill Zone Badnik to not appear in either the Sonic Jam or the 3DS version of Sonic Generations versions of their debut zone.







  1. Sonic & Knuckles (Sega Genesis) United States instruction manual pg. 19.
  2. Sonic & Knuckles (Sega Mega Drive) Japanese instruction manual pg. 31.

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