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The Ginpe[1] (ギンペー[2] Ginpē?) is an enemy that appears in Sonic Advance 3. It is a mass-produced, penguin-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman.



Ginpes are penguin-like robots. They possess egg-shaped blue bodies with white bellies, yellow and rounded feet with gray screws underneath their heels, a short pointy tail, stubby and pointy wings, short and soft yellow beaks, and cartoonish black eyes with large pupils. They also wear large and metallic black top hats with a red band each.


The Ginpes only appear in Twinkle Snow. In gameplay, they move back and forth on the snowy ground, periodically shooting an energy ball out of their top hats in an arc behind them. The best way to defeat a Ginpe is with a Spin or a Spin Dash.

In other media

Books and comics

IDW Publishing

Main article: Ginpe (IDW)

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




  1. Flynn, Ian; Sega (8 December 2021). "Sonic Advance 3". Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. Dark Horse Books. p. 149. ISBN 978-1506719276. "Enemies - Ginpe"
  2. (in Japanese) ソニックアドバンス3最強攻略ガイド. Shogakukan. July 2004. p. 21. ISBN 978-4091061737.

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