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Stationary enemy with weighted cudgels.

— Description, Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia

The Ribot[1] (ケロッポ[2] Keroppo?) is an enemy that appears in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and the lock-on game Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles. It is a mass-produced, frog-based Badnik model created by Dr. Robotnik.



Based on frogs, the Ribots are small Badniks with green and silver armor. They have a small pair of eyes and footrests. Most noticeably, they carry round weights attached to their heads by chains. They either carry a single one on top of their heads or two on both sides of their heads.


Ribots are only encountered in Launch Base Zone. Here, they remain in stationary positions either on the ground or on red support structures where they repeat their attack patterns constantly.

The different types of Ribots.

The Ribots have can one of three attacks patterns which is determined by the number of weights they carry. When carrying two weights, the Ribots either pound the ground from above or sweep the ground with both weights. When carrying only one weight, the Ribbots swing their weight through the air in a circular arc. Touching the Ribots' weight anyhow will inflict damage, so look out for their attack patterns. The Ribots themselves can be defeated with a Spin Jump.

In other media

Sonic the Comic

In the Sonic the Comic series published by Fleetway Editions, the Ribot is a part of Dr. Ivo Robotnik's Badnik army and is among the third generation of Badniks the doctor produced. A Ribot was among several Badniks about to be melted down by Robotnik as punishment for failing him.[3]


Main article: Ribot (Ladybird)


  • The Ribots' Japanese name is based on the word "Kero-kero" which is an onomatopoeia for a ribbit.



  1. Sonic the Hedgehog 3 (Sega Genesis) North American instruction booklet, pg. 24.
  2. (in Japanese) ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ3 公式ガイドブック. Shogakukan. 1 July 1994. p. 13. ISBN 978-4091024794.
  3. Sonic the Comic #42, "A Day in the Life of Robotnik"

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