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Robot that snipes from its hiding place inside a snowball.

— Description, Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia

The Kaizoku Snowball[1] (海賊スノーボール[2] Kaizoku sunōbōru?, lit. "Pirate Snowball") is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, snowball-based Badnik model serving Dr. Eggman and Eggman Nega.


Kaizoku Snowballs are tiny blue robots with humanoid bodies. They have silver limbs and heads with a black and red energy ball barrel in the middle of their bellies. They appear to have white faces with black eyes. They also surround themselves with shells of snow larger than themselves, making them resemble snowballs.


In Sonic Rush Adventure, the Kaizoku Snowballs appear as enemies. They appear exclusively in Blizzard Peaks, Hidden Island 12, and Hidden Island 13.

In gameplay, Kaizoku Snowballs hide inside snowballs many times larger than them. HOwever, they will occasionally come out of hiding to shoot at the playable character when they approach them. Once their snowball is destroyed, they will simply wander around, leaving them open to attacks.

Powers and abilities

The Kaizoku Snowballs are able to fire energy balls from their torsos. They can also equip themselves with a shell of snow that serves as a temporary layer of protection from lesser attacks.


  1. Flynn, Ian; Sega (8 December 2021). "Sonic Rush Adventure". Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. Dark Horse Books. p. 187. ISBN 978-1506719276.
  2. (in Japanese) ソニックラッシュアドベンチャー最強攻略ガイド. Shogakukan. December 2007. p. 117. ISBN 4091063969.

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