Green, purple, yellow
Climbing Enhanced flexibility Enhanced bite Spike protrusion
Rattlekiller,  also spelled as [note 1] RattleKiller, is an enemy that appears in the . It is a mass-produced, caterpillar-based Sonic the Hedgehog series Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman, and a variant of the Caterkiller.
Rattlekillers are based on
caterpillars, as well as the original Caterkiller. Possessing a body consisting of several segments, it is colored green with yellow spikes on each of its segment parts and has cartoonish eyes with black pupils.
Sonic going near a Rattlekiller.
, and its expansion Sonic Mania , Rattlekillers appear exclusively in both Acts of Sonic Mania Plus Mirage Saloon Zone. In gameplay, this enemy can be found climbing up or down on the totem poles found throughout the Zone. When approached by the player, this Badnik will spring out from the totem pole and attack the playable character, similar to a Crawlton. A simple Spin Attack to the head can defeat this Badnik however, releasing the Animal inside.
At the end of
Sonic/ Tails/ Mighty/ Ray's version of Mirage Saloon Zone Act 1, the Heavy Magician will transform a Rattlekiller into the Uber Caterkiller.
Powers and abilities
The Rattlekillers are excellent climbers with flexible bodies suited for slithering up and down thin vertical objects and launching long-ranged jabs. They also have quite the bite and spikes covering their bodies.
↑ While not listed in any instruction manuals, the internal files in the
PC release of refers to this enemy as "RattleKiller" and "Rattlekiller". Sonic Mania
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