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Refreshinator[1] (ラフレシアン[2] Rafureshian?, lit. "Rafflesian") is the boss of Planet Wisp in the Wii version of Sonic Colors and Sonic Colors: Ultimate, and an upgraded version of Tropical Resort's boss, Rotatatron.


Refreshinator has a completely different appearance, with two eyes stacked vertically (similar to Metal Madness). Unlike Rotatatron, it has a smile made out of metal wires, formed to look like spiked teeth, and its face is now orange and its body is green.


Sonic Colors

Sonic finds the generator and comments that "these guys are getting harder and harder to find." As soon as that is said, Refreshinator comes. With Sonic saying that Dr. Eggman can give up now, the hedgehog then battles, with no response.

After the battle, Sonic is having a conversation with the destroyed Refreshinator, but gets caught by Tails. Sonic tries to remind him that Planet Wisp is free, but he refuses to forget what he saw, and states that he hasn't seen him talk to a pile of metal.


Boss guide

Once the battle starts, the player must damage Refreshinator by hitting its weak spot (its head), which can be reached by using the nearby circular platforms, three times with a normal Homing Attack. The boss will occasionally fire rotating electric lasers while covering its head with a protective shell; the lasers can be avoided by standing underneath one of the circular platforms. Pink Wisp capsules are found on the red platforms and can be used to do double damage to the boss. Each time Refreshinator is damaged, it will release a pulse of electricity that slowly moves around the arena. After sustaining enough damage (thrice with a standard Homing Attack and twice with two Pink Spikes or with a single Homing Attack and Pink Spikes combo), Refreshinator will explode and give off a shower of Rings.

In Sonic Colors: Ultimate, beating Refreshinator with under three hits unlocks the achievement, "Eye Of The Hedgehog".


Name Artist(s) Length Music Track
"vs. Rotatatron & Refreshinator" Tomoya Ohtani 3:13
"vs. Rotatatron & Refreshinator (Remix)" Jun Senoue 3:05



Sonic Colors - S Rank - (Boss) Planet Wisp

Sonic Colors - Refreshinator Boss Fight


Rank Score
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  • One of the samples used in the music that plays during the battle against Refreshinator is also used in the music that plays when fighting Egg Wizard in Sonic Rush Adventure.
  • Refreshinator's Japanese name, Rafflesian, comes from the parasitic flowering plant called the Rafflesia, referencing the robot's flower-like appearance.







  1. Vivid Sound X Hybrid Colors: Sonic Colors Original Soundtrack, Disc 1, Track 12 - "Vs. Rotatatron & Refreshinator"
  2. Blind Squirrel Games (9 September 2021). Sonic Colors: Ultimate. PlayStation 4. Sega. "Eye Of The Hedgehog description (Japanese): ラフレシアンを3回未満の攻撃で撃破"

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