The Kanabun[note 1] is an enemy in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, beetle-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman, and the counterpart of the Kanabun from an alternate dimension set in the recent past.
Based on beetles, Kanabuns have round black bodies with a red helmet-like upper shell, a pair of black eyes, and a pair of blue antennas. On their rears, they have four ovular light blue wings which they use to fly in a similar fashion to a propeller.
In Sonic Mania, an its expansion Sonic Mania Plus, Kanabuns are enemies found in both Acts of Stardust Speedway Zone. In gameplay, they fly in and out of the background and foreground in spiral patterns in an attempt to damage the playable character. The playable character can only make physical contact with them when they are on the same plane as themself however. Regardless, Kanabuns can be easily destroyed by the player by attacking them with a Spin Attack-related move. Doing so will release the Animal inside of it and award the player with 100 points.
Powers and abilities
Kanabuns are capable of flight.