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This Bad Bug surges ahead, delivering a high voltage volley to everyone it meets, removing an item.

— Description, Sonic Forces: Speed Battle

The Moto-Bug is an Item Box power-up that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a Projectile Item used primarily to attack rivals.


The Moto-Bug takes the form of the Badnik of the same name, sporting its design from Sonic Lost World, both as an icon and on the tracks.


Omega launching a Moto-Bug, from Sonic Forces: Speed Battle.

In gameplay, the Moto-Bug can only be obtained at random from Item Boxes by Classic Sonic, Elf Classic Sonic, Tails, Omega, Elite Agent Rouge and Zazz. As with most other Items, Metal Sonic can also use the Moto-Bug if he uses the Steal Item to steal it from the aforementioned users.

Once obtained, the player can utilize the Moto-Bug by pressing its icon on the bottom of the HUD. When used, the user sets loose a Moto Bug, which will travel down the lane it was deployed on in front of the user. As this power-up moves forward, the Moto-Bug will mow through any rival character until it hits an obstacle or wears off. If a rival character touches the Moto-Bug's Moto Bug, they will be stunned, thus causing them to lose Rings and stop moving for a moment, and lose one random power-up in their inventory slots on the HUD. Furthermore, the Moto-Bug's Moto Bugs are indestructible, making them impossible to intercept unharmed. To avoid the Moto-Bug, the playable character must either step out of its Moto Bug's lane or jump over it.

The Moto-Bug can also be upgraded by leveling the user up to level 6 and 12 respectively. For each upgrade, the player will get the chance to obtain more Moto-Bugs to use in the Projectile Item slot from a single Item Box; at level 6, there is a chance of getting two Moto-Bugs, and at level 12, there is a chance of getting three Moto-Bugs.

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