Blue, yellow, black, silver Grey, yellow, black
Madmole  ( is an enemy that appears in the モグモグ  Mogu-Mogu ) ? . It is a mass-produced, mole-based Sonic the Hedgehog series Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman that pops out of metallic holes and throws mushrooms at its targets.
moles, Madmoles have blue and grey armor with yellow helmets on their heads and short hoe-shaped hands. They also wear protective blue glasses and have long noses.
The Madmoles' design have remained fairly consistent since their debut, except in
where they had clamps for hands. Also, the Madmoles onboard the Sonic Lost World Flying Battery have a color scheme consisting of yellow shoulders and torsos, grey helmets and yellow glasses.
Sonic & Knuckles
, Madmoles hide in metallic holes in Sonic & Knuckles Mushroom Hill Zone. When the player approaches, the Madmoles will pop out of their holes and throw mushrooms at the player. The mushrooms will not damage the player, but they will push the playable character backwards, usually into hazardous obstacles. The player has to avoid the mushrooms and defeat the Madmoles with a Spin Jump at the right time.
Nintendo 3DS version of , the Madmoles appear in Sonic Generations Mushroom Hill (in Act 1 they can even be found in the same spots they were in their debut game). In this game, they retain their attack patters and methods from . The player can easily defeat them with a Sonic & Knuckles Spin Jump or Homing Attack.
Sonic Lost World
Wii U version and PC version of , the Madmoles returned as enemies. During the game, the Madmoles and the other Sonic Lost World Badniks got hijacked by the Deadly Six. They can be found in Silent Forest Zone 1 where they hide in groups in small burrows. Like in , Madmoles will pop out of their holes and they will pelt Sonic & Knuckles Sonic with bouncy mushrooms when he approaches them. The player can easily defeat them by using the Focused Homing Attack; the Flying Kick is useless against them as they will simply avoid it. Also, upon destroying a Madmole, an Animal is released.
, and its expansion Sonic Mania , the Madmoles returned as enemies. Physically, the Madmoles look like they did in their debut game, except they are colored like those piloting the Flying Battery in Sonic Mania Plus Mushroom Hill Zone back in . In these games, they only appear in Sonic & Knuckles Flying Battery Zone Act 2, although they also make a cameo on a television screen after the fight with the Weather Globe in Studiopolis Zone.
In gameplay, Madmoles reside on plaforms outside the ship. In these areas, they sit in individual pods, from where they periodically send electrical currents through a network of connectors that are connected by orbs at their joints. When electricity courses through these otherwise-passable connectors, they become damage-inducing barriers that are impossible for the player to pass. By destroying the Madmoles with the
Spin Attack, the connectors will be stopped for good, although the player can also destroy the connector's orbs in order to stop the flow.
Powers and abilities
The Madmoles employ a form of highly bouncy mushrooms as projectile weapons against their foes. While they are not harmful, their resilience make them adequate for pushing foes back.
Madmole's Japanese name "Mogu-mogu" comes from "mogura", which is Japanese for "mole."
Badnik on the Flying Battery.
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