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The robot transporter,[1] also known as the robot teleporter,[2] is an object that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a device that teleports Badniks into different areas.



The robot transporter is a large machine with two silver "shells", which have yellow, black and red stripes, and are divided by three columns of electricity. In the present timeline, however, it is inactive and heavily damaged, with the colors having been replaced by shades of blue.

Features and abilities

The robot transporter can teleport damaged Badniks from the present to the past and repair them.[3]

Game appearances

Sonic the Hedgehog CD

A robot transporter in Palmtree Panic, from Sonic the Hedgehog CD.

In Sonic the Hedgehog CD, the Windows 95 version, and the 2011 remaster, robot transporters are placed in the past of the first and second Zones in every Round. They exist in the present timeline as well, but are inactive and indestructible, merely giving a clue for where they were placed. In gameplay, destroying a robot transporter in one Zone will grant a good future for it and will destroy all Badniks there. Destroying all the robot transporters in the game will earn the player the good ending for Sonic the Hedgehog CD. Alternatively, they can also collect all the Time Stones to destroy the robot teleporters automatically, removing the need of going to the past and find them manually for the rest of the game.

Sonic Mania

A robot transporter in Sonic Mania.

In Sonic Mania, and its expansion Sonic Mania Plus, a robot transporter makes a cameo at the end of Stardust Speedway Zone Act 1, where it is destroyed by Sonic, Tails and Knuckles before they use a "Future" Time Warp sign to travel to the Present version of the Zone. Later, in Sonic Mania Plus' Encore Mode, the group, along with Mighty and Ray, would destroy another robot transporter in Stardust Speedway Zone Act 1.

In other media

Archie Comics

Main article: Badnik Factory

A Badnik Factory, from Sonic the Hedgehog #290.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, robot transporters appear under the name of Badnik Factory. In this continuity, Dr. Eggman would install many Badnik Factories around Little Planet to rewrite its history, although they were later destroyed by Sonic the Hedgehog.


  • Destroying all the robot transporters in the 2011 re-release, along with all the Metal Sonic Projectors, will make the player earn the "Savior of the Planet" achievement.
  • Robot transporters (called robot generators) appear in LEGO Dimensions in Tails' mission, "Tale of Tails". In this game, they have to be disarmed using characters that can handle technology.


  1. Whitehead, Christian (14 December 2011). Sonic the Hedgehog CD. iOS. Sega. Instruction manual: "To ensure a good future for a Zone, you must either collect all the Time Stones, or destroy Eggman's robot transporter contained within the Past."
  2. Whitehead, Christian (14 December 2011). Sonic the Hedgehog CD. PlayStation 3. Sega. Savior of the Planet Achievement: "Destroy all the robot teleporters and Metal Sonic holograms in the past."
  3. Sonic the Hedgehoc CD (Sega CD) Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 33.

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