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Green variant that snipes from above.

— Description, Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia

The Kaizoku Hover Gunner[1] is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, pirate-based Badnik model, and a variant of the Kaizoku Hover Bomb, serving Dr. Eggman and Eggman Nega.


A variation of the Kaizoku Hover Bombs, the Kaizoku Hover Gunners share many of the former's traits. They possess a stocky and round green body with a white line going down the middle, a black lower body, and a dome-shaped silver head with no neck and a skull-like face with blue eyes. They also have short silver legs and feet, and silvery arms with white hands and two blue rings around their wrists. They also possess jet packs on their backs, with said jets blasting out blue flames.


In Sonic Rush Adventure, the Kaizoku Hover Gunners appear as enemies. They are encounered exclusively in Pirates' Island.

In gameplay, the Kaizoku Hover Gunners will fly around with guns in their hands, making them hard to reach in most cases, unless the player makes use of the Spin Jump/Axel Jump to reach them. As their means of attacking the playable character, they will shoot endlessly at them with their guns when the playable character approaches them.

Powers and abilities

The Kaizoku Hover Gunners can fly using the jet packs on their backs. They also have passible skils with guns.


The Kaizoku Hover Gunners possess black handguns that shoot out electric-like bullets.


  1. Flynn, Ian; Sega (8 December 2021). "Sonic Rush Adventure". Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. Dark Horse Books. p. 187. ISBN 978-1506719276.

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