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For the Animal, see Mole (animal).

The Mole[1] is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, mole-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman which operates underground. It come in two variations.

Appearance

Coloursds mole

Moles are basic Badniks outfitted with yellow drill noses, goggles for eyes and grinning panels for mouths. They also have gray sharp fingers for digging and a pair of tank treads for hind legs. Two models of this Badnik have been produced, although both only differ slightly in design. The first one is smaller with a pink color scheme and red eyes, while the second is twice as large with a blue color scheme and cyan eyes.

Overview

Regular-Mole-Group-Sonic-Colors

Regular type Moles attacking in Tropical Resort in the Wii version of Sonic Colors.

In the Wii version of Sonic Colors, Moles are encountered in the soil sections of Tropical Resort Act 1-4, Sweet Mountain Act 2, and several Game Land Acts. Whenever the player travels underground using the Yellow Drill, the Moles will surface in the soil. They usually appear in groups, with the pink ones outnumbering the blue ones. They will then immediately begin chasing after the player, trying to attack them by chasing them down from behind or from lateral directions. Regardless, the player can easily destroy a Mole by simply drilling into it with the Yellow Drill. Also, if a Mole pops out of the ground while chasing after the player, it will twitch and then explode. When a Mole is destroyed, the player earns 5,000 points.

Large-Mole-Sonic-Colors

Large type Mole attacking in Tropical Resort in the Wii version of Sonic Colors.

The Nintendo DS version of Sonic Colors only features small blue Mole models. In this version, they are only encountered in the soil sections of Planet Wisp, where they will attack the player upon spotting them. Some Moles have simpler attack pattern though, only burrowing back and forth with the drills on their noses.

Getting hit by a Mole's attack will inflict damage on the player, causing them to lose their Rings. However, the Yellow Drill will prevent the player from losing a life.

Powers and abilities

The Moles are weak against frontal attacks, as they will try to charge into their target from behind, above or below. Regular Moles are slightly faster than the larger ones, which react slowly to their target's movements.

Trivia

  • The Mole is similar to both the Burrobot and Grounder, though it is not clear whether the Mole is successor or a refurbished model of them.

Gallery

Concept artwork

Artwork

Models

References

  1. Kellie (4 February 2019). Sonic Colors Guide: Sweet Mountain, Act 2. SEGA blog. Sega. Archived from the original on 10 June 2016. Retrieved on 27 July 2019.

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