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The Pengo[note 1] is an enemy that appears in Sonic 3D Blast. It is a mass-produced, penguin-based Badnik model created by Dr. Robotnik.


The Pengos resemble short black and white penguins with yellow feet and beaks. They also have gray plating on their shoulders, chest and face, and possess pupil-less white eyes.


Pengos are encountered exclusively in Diamond Dust Zone. In gameplay, they simply waddle back and forth along a straight diagonal. They can only harm Sonic if the hedgehog walks straight into them.

These Badniks can easily be destroyed with a Spin Attack, Spin Dash or Spin Jump. Upon their destruction, they release their respective power source, a green Flicky, which can be picked up by Sonic.



  1. This Badnik was given no official name upon or after the release of Sonic 3D Blast. However, its name was revealed in the Debug Mode for the unofficial Sonic 3D Blast: Director's Cut video game developed by Jon Burton, the lead programmer of the Genesis version of Sonic 3D Blast. When asked about its validity, Burton confirmed that this Badnik's name was used in the original game.