Sandworm artwork from Sonic the Hedgehog 4.

Quotation1.svg A newly developed large Centipede type Badnik designed for use in desert areas. You never know when they will suddenly emerge from quicksand, and be mindful of its robust body that is resistant to attacks. Quotation2.svg
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Sandworm (ドワーム Dowāmu?, lit. "Doughworm") is a large Badnik created by Dr. Eggman. Sandworms only appear in Oil Desert Zone in Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II.


Its appearance is similar to a large centipede. It attacks by jumping out of the sand in the Oil Desert Zone. It has the same name as a previous robot and a similar color scheme to another. Sandworms also have a more violent-looking appearance.

In other media

Archie Comics

Main article: Sandworm (Archie)

The Sandworm, from Sonic the Hedgehog #278.

The Sandworm appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It is a Super Badnik built to act as a Badnik Horde Commander.


  • Sandworm is the only Badnik that appears in Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II to be an entirely different Badnik with the same name as a previous one.
  • Sandworm is the only Badnik in Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II that is resistant to every type of attack. Therefore, it is impossible to tell if it contains an animal.


Concept artwork



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