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Manbou[1] is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, fish-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman.


Manbous are based on ocean sunfishes. They are mainly colored blue with white underbellies, a large dorsal fin and anal fins. They also have orange snorkel mouths, a small periscope on their head, round plates on each side of their body, and a propeller engine on their rear.


In the Wii U version and PC version of Sonic Lost World, the Manbous appear as enemies. In gameplay, they are only found in the underwater sections of Tropical Coast Zone 1. When the player swims through these sections using the Yellow Drill, these Badniks will initially float in stationary positions. When they spot the player however, they start moving in lateral directions while carrying a line of sea mines along.

While using the Yellow Drill, the player can defeat a Manbou by dashing through it. While doing this however, the player should avoid getting hit by their sea mines.


  • Like many new enemies in Sonic Lost World, the Manbou's name has not been listed in any official source. Instead, it is referred to as "manbou" in the game's source code.
  • Manbou's name comes from the Japanese word for the ocean sunfish, "manbou" (翻車魚?).


  1. In the games files this enemy is simply named "enm_manbou"

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