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The Poh-Bee[1][note 1] is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, bee-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman, and the counterpart of the Robot Bee from an alternate dimension set in the recent past.


Based on bees, Poh-Bees appear to be upgraded Buzz Bomber models. They have yellow thoraxes with small transparent wings on their back, and black abdomens with a yellow stripe which have either rail cannons or chained maces attached where their stinger would be. They also have black eyes with green sclera, red antennae and yellow mandibles. On their abdomens, they have one or two black maces attached to them by dark chains.

In Sonic Mania Plus' Encore Mode, Poh-Bees look the same, except that the sclera on their eyes is orange instead of green.


A Poh-Bee in Metallic Madness Zone Act 2, from Sonic Mania.

In Sonic Mania, and its expansion Sonic Mania Plus, Poh-Bees are enemies found in both Acts of Metallic Madness Zone. In gameplay, they fly back and forth while swinging their maces in different directions. The player will take damage by touching the maces, but can pass through their chains without harm. Poh-Bees can be easily destroyed by attacking them with a Spin Attack-related move. Doing so will release the Animals inside of them and award the player with 100 points.

Powers and abilities

Poh-Bees are capable of flight. Their abdomens are also equipped with maces on chains that they can use offensively.


  • Weirdly enough, some of the Poh-Bees' maces cannot harm the player upon contact.



See also


  1. While not listed in any instruction manuals, the internal files in the PC release of Sonic Mania refers to this enemy as "PohBee".


  1. Flynn, Ian; Sega (8 December 2021). "Sonic Mania". Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. Dark Horse Books. p. 255. ISBN 978-1506719276.

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