The Hunter[note 1] is an enemy that appears in Sonic 3D Blast. It is a mass-produced, hermit crab-based Badnik created by Dr. Robotnik.


The Hunters are based on hermit crabs, but with purple cone-shaped shells and eyes on top of their shells.


Robots can't be friends.

A Hunter in the intro for Sonic 3D Blast.

Hunters are encountered exclusively in Green Grove Zone. In gameplay, they do not move from their position, though, they will swivel around in Sonic's direction when he is nearby. Their defense comes in the form of a levitating iron ball which orbits around them.

These Badniks can easily be destroyed with a Spin Attack, Spin Dash or Spin Jump. Upon their destruction, they release their respective power source, a blue Flicky, which can be picked up by Sonic.

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  1. This Badnik was given no official name upon or after the release of Sonic 3D Blast. However, its name was revealed in the Debug Mode for the unofficial Sonic 3D Blast: Director's Cut video game developed by Jon Burton, the lead programmer of the Genesis version of Sonic 3D Blast. When asked about its validity, Burton confirmed that this Badnik's name was used in the original game.
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