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For the enemy in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) with same name, see Egg Keeper (Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)).

The Egg Keeper[1] (エッグキーパー[2][3] Eggu Kīpā?) is an enemy that appears in Sonic Adventure. It is a mass-produced E-100 Series[1] model created by Dr. Eggman.


Egg Keepers bear many key similarities to the other units in the E-100 Series, including an egg-shaped body and flat head. Their main torsos are blue-gray with white and round shoulder joints and an orange stripe around their torsos' lower half. Also, on the front of their torsos they have a gray vertical row with a red light on top of it. Instead of legs, they have a gray hover engine with yellow and black hazard stripes on the bottom of their torsos. They also have long, spear-like arms with sharp, white ends and red, narrow forearm plating. Beneath their head plates, which have an orange stripe around them, they have a flat gray head with a pair of cyan eyes.

Game appearances

Sonic Adventure

Sonic and Tails facing off Egg Keeper in Final Egg.

In Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, Egg Keepers appear in the following Action Stages for each character:

Character Action Stage
Sonic Final Egg
Amy Hot Shelter, Final Egg
Gamma Final Egg, Hot Shelter

In gameplay, Egg Keepers appear either alone or in groups. They normally remain still until the player gets nearby, upon where they fling their craniums off them like saucers. These saucers will hover around overhead, sweeping the ground with a tractor beam-like field. Get caught in this field and the playable characters will get paralyzed for a few seconds, allowing the Egg Keeper to rush in and attack them with their body. Egg Keepers can only be destroyed with the Spin Jump, Homing Attack, Hammer Attack or gun fire when their heads are detached: get too close when they are whole and they will simply knock the player's attack away with their arms.

Sonic Rivals 2

In Sonic Rivals 2, the Egg Keeper appears as a collectible card. This card can be collected after getting the high score in battling the Egg Phantom at Mystic Haunt Zone.

Powers and abilities

The Egg Keepers are capable of levitation. They can also detach their heads and send them flying through midair life a UFO. While in the air, their heads can emit a tractor beam-like field that can paralyze anyone who enters it.

In other media

IDW Publishing

Main article: Egg Keeper (IDW)

An Egg Keeper, from Sonic the Hedgehog #34.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, the Egg Keepers are Badniks created by Dr. Eggman. Their past is virtually identical to their game counterparts', up until after the events of Sonic Forces. Several of them first appeared when they emerged to guard an abandoned Eggman base near Windmill Village.



See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic Adventure (Dreamcast) United States instruction manual pg. 32.
  2. Sonic Adventure (Dreamcast) Japanese instruction booklet, p. 34.
  3. "敵キャラクター紹介" (in Japanese). ソニックアドベンチャー オペレーションガイド. SoftBank. January 1999. p. 150. ISBN 978-4757203006.

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