Appearances in other media
Green, brown, grey (Cloaking/rocket type) Dark blue, red, grey (Rocket type)
Invisibility Energy ball projection Rocket mode
Newtron  ( is an enemy that appears in the メレオン  Mereon ) ? . They are a mass-produced, chameleon-based Sonic the Hedgehog series Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman. Usually coming in two types, the Newtrons can camouflage themselves.
Newtrons are based on
chameleons. They have a head, a stripy tail and four white feet with three fingers. One of these fingers are backwards so the Newtrons can get an extra grip. They also have yellow eyes with small pupils and a brown and sharp parietal crest. Newtrons come in two color varieties: green and blue. The green variation has yellow eyes, while the blue varitation has red eyes.
are more smooth and have detailed limbs. In Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I though, they are more mechanical and both varieties has cyan eyes. Newtrons in Sonic Generations are slightly smaller than previous models and have cyan eyes with yellow sclera.
Sonic Lost World
Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
Newtrons made their first appearance in the original 16-bit version of
as enemies. In this game, they come in two varieties, both of which appear in the Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone.
In gameplay, the Newtrons hang out on the side of cliffs and remain invisible until the playable character approaches them. Their behavior from there depend on their colors:
Green: These Badniks never move from their wall. After becoming visible, they will spit a ball of energy at the player before turning invisible again. Once vanished, these Newtrons cannot be destroyed even if the player attacks the area where they are hiding.
Blue: After becoming visible, these Badniks drops from the wall and morphs into a rocket, which chases the playable character in a fixed horizontal line without returning to their wall to turn invisible again. The blue variety is easier to deal with as it can be attacked, unlike most of its green counterparts.
Both of these badniks can be destroyed with the
Spin Jump as they starts to appear on the wall. On some occasions, the player is unable to destroy green Newtrons depending on their placement in the Zone.
In the 8-bit version of
the game with same name, only the green variation of Newtrons appear at Jungle Zone, although they have the same attack patterns as their 16-bit counterpart. However Newtrons do not have Animals inside of them as power source like many other Badniks in the Master System and Game Gear titles.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit)
. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit)
In the 8-bit version of
, the Newtron are known as Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Meleons ( in the Japanese manual. メレオン ) ? In this game, the Newtrons appear in  Under Ground Zone, Sky High Zone and Green Hills Zone. This game also has the two variations of Newtrons, although the green ones have the same color scheme as the rocket-types. Both types have the same attack patterns from previous game, although none of them contain Animals.
Sonic the Hedgehog 4
Newtron as it appears in
. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I
, only the green variety of Newtrons appears in Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I Splash Hill Zone. They keep their attack pattern from their first game and can also transforms themselves into a rocket which moves in a horizontal direction along the platforms. They would also appear in Act 4 of Episode Metal .
Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II
Rocket-type Newtron in
Nintendo 3DS version of . Sonic Generations
Nintendo 3DS version of , both blue and green Newtrons appear in Sonic Generations Green Hill Act 1. Despite their redesign for the game, the Newtrons have the same attack pattern as in their first game and are placed in the exact same places. However, none of Newtrons contain Animals.
Sonic Lost World
In both versions of
, the Newtrons regain their original design, although they are smaller. During the game, it turns out that the Badniks, the Newtrons included, got hijacked by the Sonic Lost World Deadly Six.
Green type Newtrons appear in
Windy Hill Zone 1 and Sky Road Zone 1 in the Wii U version, and in Windy Hill Zone 1 and 2, and Silent Forest Zone 2 in the Nintendo 3DS version. Green Newtrons mostly have the same attack patterns as in , meaning that they turn invisible, hang on walls and shoot small projectiles at the player. These Badniks can be defeated using the Sonic the Hedgehog (1991) Focused Homing Attack. Also, in this game, they again release Animals upon their defeat.
, and its expansion Sonic Mania , the Newtrons appear as enemies. As far as designs go, they look exactly like they did in the original Sonic Mania Plus . In these games, they only appear in Sonic the Hedgehog Green Hill Zone.
In gameplay, the Newtrons again come in two color variations. Their attack patterns are also the same as in their debut game: in addition to staying cloaked until the player approaches, blue ones will transform into missiles and jet along the ground, while green ones appear just long enough to fire an energy blast. Also, upon its defeat, a Newtron will release an
Powers and abilities
Newtrons possesses optical camouflage that let them camouflage themselves accordingly to the wall they are on and phase out of sight. They have also demonstrated two consist abilities which are sometimes exclusive to the color of their model:
The ability to spit balls of energy from their mouth
The ability to transform into a chameleon-shaped rocket, granting them flight
In other media
Sonic the Hedgehog Story Comic
Newtron appears in
manga. In the Sonic the Hedgehog Story Comic Sonic the Hedgehog Story Comic Volume 2' story Clash!! South Island, Picky explains to Sonic that have Ricky and Cucky have trapped to the Badniks and so Sonic heads to the rescue. In Sparkling Zone, he suddenly confronts Newtron and Crabmeat who attempt to attack him. Sonic defeats them easily and finds Ricky and Cucky inside of them as organic batteries.
Sonic the Comic
. Sonic the Comic
series published by Sonic the Comic Fleetway Editions, the Newtrons were standard models in Dr. Robotnik's Badnik army. In this media, they lacked any form of projectile weapons and cloaking ability, and were more akin to melee fighters. Depending on the artist, the Newtrons' design would differ between issues. Earlier models of Newtrons were also quadruped, but later models became bipedal.
The Newtrons got decommissioned after the occurrence of an electromagnetic pulse which affected the planet
A Newtron being caught by
Sonic in the Archie Comics.
comic series and its spin-offs published by Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics, the Newtron was one of the Classic Badniks created by Dr. Ivo Robotnik, though the model was eventually rendered obsolete by more advanced robots and got decommissioned. It did resurface during the events of Operation: Clean Sweep though.
Sonic X (comics)
comic series, while Sonic X Sonic the Hedgehog was encapsulated in a protective shield while in a virtual reality, a Newtron attempted to attack him, but failed.
The toy company
TOMY has released Newtron action figurine during the release of as it also includes a series of 21 Sonic figurines and these figurines came in packs of four under the Sonic & Knuckles Sonic & Knuckles label and were also released individually under a Sonic the Hedgehog label.
Newtrons appear in the level "Sonic Dimensions" during the Green Hill Zone segment.
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