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The RhinoBot is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, rhinoceros-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman, and the counterpart of the RhinoBot from an alternate dimension set in the recent past.


Based on rhinoceroses, RhinoBots have a single wheel below their body. Their bodies are covered in gray armor with orange lines and small ventilation holes. The RhinoBots' heads resemble that of a rhinoceros, with two horns on their orange nose area, mean black eyes and metallic triangular ears.



In Sonic Mania Plus, RhinoBots are enemies encountered in Angel Island Zone. In gameplay, they drive around back and forth on flat terrain with linear pattern. Because of this, they do not drop down from hillocks, but rather make a hard U-turn. RhinoBots will also not fall off ledges and will turn around if they come across one. When spotting the playable character, the RhinoBots will try dashing into them. While they can rival the playable characters' running speed, they cannot keep up with a Spin Dash. The player can also simply jump over the RhinoBots, but they will then do a U-turn and attempt attacking the character from behind. Regardless, they can be destroyed easily 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

RhinoBots are extremely fast Badniks, even matching speed with the likes of Sonic who can run at supersonic speeds[1] (which ranges from 915-3,840 mph). Their two horns also enable them to skewer their foes by charging into them.

In other media

Sonic Mania Adventures

In Sonic Mania Adventures, Knuckles fought and destroyed three RhinoBots when they threatened the Master Emerald.[2]

See also


  1. Sonic Generations (PlayStation 3) European instruction booklet, pg. 5.
  2. Hesse, Tyson (31 May 2018). "& Knuckles". Sonic Mania Adventures. Season 1. Episode 3. YouTube.

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