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The Egg Diver (エッグダイバー[1] Eggudaibā?) is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a variant of the Flapper, designed for underwater combat.


The Egg Divers, like the Flappers, look very similar to the Egg Pawn, possessing the round torso, black undercarriage, and dome-shaped head that the Egg Pawns have. However, Egg Divers have airplane-like wings instead of arms, and two turbines with wings/fins on their backs that propel them around underwater instead of legs. Additionally, while they have the Egg Pawns' pointy nose and panel-based mouth, they have blue diver goggles instead of eyes. In terms of color scheme, the Egg Divers are green with yellow-orange details.

Game appearances

Sonic Rush


The Egg Divers made their first appearance in Sonic Rush as an enemy. In this game, they only appear in Water Palace.

Egg Divers in Sonic Rush.

In gameplay, Egg Divers only appear in the underwater sections of Water Palace where they usually move back and forth slowly within a designated area. In other cases, they are completely stationary. Egg Divers possess no form of attack, but they can damage a careless player in case they run into an Egg Diver. Other than that, they are easily destroyed with either the Spin Jump/Axel Jump or the Super Boost/Fire Boost (depending on their position underwater). Additionally, they can also be destroyed with an Underwater Mine. Also, upon their destruction, they release an Animal.

Sonic Generations

A stationary Egg Diver in Water Palace Act 2 in Sonic Generations.

In the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Generations, the Egg Divers appear as enemies once more. In this game, they only appear in Water Palace.

In gameplay, Egg Divers only appear underneath the water sections in Water Palace. Like in Sonic Rush, Egg Divers float in rare cases in stationary positions. The rest of them move left and right within a designated area. In either case, they do not attack the player.

The giant Egg Diver in Water Palace Act 1 in Sonic Generations.

In Water Palace Act 1, a larger version of the Egg Diver appears during the final underwater section of the Act. This Egg Diver engages Classic Sonic from behind the wall; by ramming into the wall, it can make small blocks of bricks fall at Classic Sonic which can damage him should they make contact. After reaching the end of this section, this giant Egg Diver will ram at the wall in order to damage Classic Sonic directly, causing the wall to break apart and leaving the Egg Diver itself immobilized. When this happens, the player must aim their Spin Attack/Homing Attack at its head to destroy it. This will make the blocks of bricks in front of the player collapse and create an opening to proceed through.

Powers and abilities

The Egg Divers are uniquely designed to operate and move around underwater. Larger Egg Divers also possess enough strength to bring down thick brick walls.





  1. (in Japanese) ソニックラッシュ最強攻略ガイド. Shogakukan. 20 January 2006. ISBN 978-4091061522.

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