For the Archie Comics character, see Egg Flapper or Egg Flapper (Pre-Super Genesis Wave).

The Flapper (フラッパー Furappā?) is a recurring robot created by Dr. Eggman in the Sonic the Hedgehog series video games.



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, the Flappers have airplane-like wings instead of arms, and two turbines on their backs that serve as jetpacks instead of legs. Additionally, while they have the Egg Pawns' pointy nose and panel-based mouth, they have flight visors instead of eyes.

The Flappers come in a variety of colors, although they are most typically orange-red with yellow noses.

Game appearances

Sonic Heroes

In Sonic Heroes, Flappers come in a variety of models, each with a different ability or weapon. 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 Level 2, then it may be enough to destroy a Flapper in one shot. There are many different kinds of Flappers that are equipped with different weapons and come in a variety of colors.

Sonic Rush

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Flappers in Sonic Rush.

Flappers also appear in Sonic Rush, which introduces 2 new types of Flapper. The Egg Diver that moves underwater and the Battle Flapper. They are enemies in Water Palace, Night Carnival and Altitude Limit. Cannon Flappers and Laser Flappers also return.

Sonic Rivals series

In Sonic Rivals and its sequel Sonic Rivals 2, green-colored Flappers appeared as common enemies in the Zones of both games. They are armed with homing missiles that follow the player.

Sonic and the Black Knight

In Sonic and the Black Knight, Flappers appeared in the Legacy versions of each locations level. They can only be destroyed by the Homing Dash or the glide.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

Flappers appeared in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games in both the Wii and DS versions. The Bomb Flapper was featured in a DS mini-game.

Sonic Colors

In the Nintendo DS version of Sonic Colors, the Flapper appears as an enemy. In this game, they look like the red Flappers that appeared in Sonic Rush. The player can only encounter them in Starlight Carnival. In gameplay, Flappers have no form of attack. Instead, like in Sonic Rush, they just hover back and forth around a certain spot.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

In Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, they appear in the Dream Fencing event (which takes place in Ocean Palace) as randomly occurring obstacles.

Sonic Generations


Giant Flapper in Sonic Generations.

In the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Generations, the Flappers return in Water Palace. In this version, they have the design they had in Sonic Rush; being more robust in design with more cylindrical-shaped jet engines on their back.

There are three types of Flappers in this game, all unarmed. The first type is the orange one which appears in the non-watery sections. This type does not move around the area it is patrolling, making it just an obstacle for the player to take care of since they can sometimes encounter them in tight sections. The second type is the Egg Diver, which is only encountered in underwater sections. These Flappers are rarely stationary, and mostly move left and right, although they do not attack.

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


Flapper variations include:

Image Name Description
Heroes red flapper Flapper A generic Flapper that has no weapons or abilities, and is pretty much useless for anything other than recon. They are painted red-orange.
Heroes green flapper Cannon A Flapper with a blaster identical to the ones used by Egg Pawns. They are painted green.
Heroes blue flapper Gun A Flapper with a machine gun. They are painted light blue.
SonicHeroes pink flapper Bomb A Flapper that flies about, periodically dropping bombs. They are painted magenta.
Heroes neon-green flapper Laser A Flapper that constantly shoots an electric laser straight down. They are painted neon green.
Heroes purple flapper Needle A Flapper that has spikes that pop out at regular intervals, making them harder to attack. They can still be damaged by Thunder Shoot while their spikes are deployed, at the expense of the teammate being used in the attack. They are painted dark violet.
Heroes yellow flapper Search A Flapper that has no weapons, but instead has a searchlight. If the player is caught in the light, the Flapper will summon several Egg Pawns to fight the player off. They are painted yellow.
Heroes armored flapper Solid

Silver armor-plated Flappers that can only be destroyed by Power Formation attacks (although they can be destroyed by the Fly character if Thunder Shoot is used enough). They can be equipped with any weapon of their colored counterparts, or with no weapon at all.

In other media

Archie Comics

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, the Flappers (here named Egg Flappers) were created by Dr. Eggman to replace his decommissioned SWATbots. When the fourth Enerjak surfaced, however, the Egg Flappers were destroyed while attempting to subdue the chaos demigod.

After the events of Worlds Collide, the Egg Flappers became nearly identical to their game counterparts. In addition, Breeze Media has bought several outdated Egg Pawns to serve as her staff.

IDW Publishing

Main article: Flapper (IDW)

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, the Flappers are Badniks created by Dr. Eggman. Their past is virtually identical to their game counterparts' up until after Sonic Forces.







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