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The Hard-boiled Eggpawn is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced Pawn Series[1] Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman. They were used by Eggman during Dodon Pa's Grand Prix.


The Hard-boiled Eggpawns are humanoid robots based on Dr. Eggman. They are primarily blue in color, with round bodies and dome-shaped heads that come together in an egg-like shape. They also have blank cyan eyes (the left of which is half-closed in a menacing way), sharp yellow noses, a wide glowing panel for mouths, a black lower torso section, and two white racing stribes on the front. They also have thick forearms and armored legs, yellow elbow bands and soles, four-fingered black hands, and disk-like shoulders.


In Team Sonic Racing, the Hard-boiled Eggpawns appear as enemies. They are encountered mainly in the Eggpawn Assault Events.

An overview of the Hard-boiled Eggpawn and its variants, from Team Sonic Racing.

In gameplay, Hard-boiled Eggpawns drive around in cars. Over the course of their Events, they will teleport onto the road and follow its route, trying to stay ahead of the playable character. If the playable character manages to overtake a Hard-boiled Eggpawn however, a new one will teleport up in front of the playable character.

The Hard-boiled Eggpawns' purpose in the Eggpawn Assault Event is to be moving targets that the player has to chase down and destroy in order to earn points and extend their time limit for the Event. They can be attacked by either hitting them with the playable character's vehicle or shooting them with the Orange Rocket. However, unlike other Eggpawn variants, which can be destroyed with one hit, the Hard-boiled Egg Pawns need two hits to be destroyed; the first hit will only set their car slightly ablaze. When destroyed, a Hard-boiled Eggpawn rewards the player with 150 points.

When destroying a Hard-boiled Eggpawn, a new enemy will appear immediately after to take its place. Also, over the course of the Eggpawn Assault Event, the more points the player accumulates, the more frequently will the Hard-boiled Eggpawns appear.

Powers and abilities

The Hard-boiled Eggpawns are passable drivers, possessing the skills necessary to drive a racecar. Also, as their name references, they possess durability greater than the average Eggpawn.

See also


  1. Sonic Comic, "Act:005 The Creator's Presentation of Masterpieces"

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