Appearances in other media
Pink, yellow, black
Robot Butterfly  (, is a butterfly-type パタバタ  Patabata , lit. “Pata-Bata”) ? Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman that first appears in . Robot Butterflies are seen flying around in many places without having any significant attacks.
Sonic the Hedgehog CD
The Robot Butterflies are based on butterflies. They have pink metallic body with wide eyes, yellow feelers and proboscis. As seen in
and Sonic the Hedgehog CD , they had round yellow wings, which are either clear or have holes on them in certain cases.
Sonic Runners Adventure
Sonic the Hedgehog CD
, Robot Butterflies fly around in a zigzag pattern in Sonic the Hedgehog CD Palmtree Panic, so be careful not to hit them on the way up from a Spring, when the playable character is vulnerable.
Robot Butterflies are seen broken down due to age in the bad future of Palmtree Panic or sometimes in the present. Damage to them in their degraded state include holes in their wings which causes them to fly slower. They can be defeated by a single
Spin Jump, where a flower seed from Little Planet will fall down ground from them after their defeat.
Sonic Lost World
Pata-Batas also appear in the
Wii U/ PC version of where they can be found in Sonic Lost World Desert Ruins Zone 2. At certain points in the level during which Sonic skydives, he must avoid multiple groups of six of these butterfly Badniks flying in circles. These Badniks however, are redesigned with blue wings and orange highlights, two holes in each wing, and a silver metallic body with a visible abdomen. Because Sonic is skydiving, he is unable to attack and therefore must avoid these Badniks instead of destroying them.
Sonic Runners Adventure
, the Robot Butterflies appear as enemies. In this game, they retain their design from Sonic Runners Adventure with the holes in their wings, though this does not affect their flight speed. The player encounters them in Sonic the Hedgehog CD Green Hill.
In gameplay, the Robot Butterflies slowly fly towards the player. Other simply hover in place. Also, upon their destruction, they release an
Powers and abilities
In all their appearances, Robot Butterflies do not have any attacks, but instead fly back and forth in certain zigzag patterns. Some Robot Butterflies are also seen flying slowly due having holes in their wings.
In other media
Sonic the Comic
The Pata-Bata in
. Sonic the Comic
series published by Sonic the Comic Fleetway Editions, the Robot Butterflies are a part of Dr. Robotnik's Badnik army, although they only made a few appearances during the comic's run. Stationed in the Palmtree Panic Zone, the Robot Butterflies got relocated to the Green Hill Zone, where they began destroying the local inferior Badniks until the Seven Badniks brought them under control.
Interestingly, this Badnik shares its Japanese name, Pata-Bata, with another Badnik, Hoverby Mk II. The Hoverby Mk II are likely related upgraded models, due to their similar features.
The Robot Butterfly flutters up and down through the air spying on enemies. - Sonic the Hedgehog CD PC port help file. ↑
( Sonic the Hedgehog CD Sega Mega-CD) Japanese instruction manual, pg. 30.
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