Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.
For the version of this character before the
Super Genesis Wave, see Orbinaut (Pre-Super Genesis Wave).
Levitation Orbital spiked balls
Orbinaut is a character that appears in the comic series and its spin-offs published by Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics. It is a sea urchin-based Badnik variant created by Dr. Eggman.
Freedom Fighters fighting an Orbinaut, from . Sonic Super Digest Special Edition #9
Dr. Eggman's early rule over Mobotropolis, a number of Orbinaut would engage the newly formed Freedom Fighters with little success as the heroes fought to reclaim their city. 
Powers and abilities
The Orbinauts are capable of levitation, though their main abilities lie in their spiked balls which they can hold in orbit around them. They act both as weapons and a shield, and can be launched at their foes.