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The Scouter[note 1] is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, wasp-based Badnik model created by Dr. Robotnik.


Scouters are wasp-shaped Badniks. They each have a purple body with a pair of white wings, two yellow antennae on their round heads, two cartoonish black eyes, and gray legs. They also have two purple plates with yellow spikes flying next to them.


In Sonic 3D Blast, Scouters are encountered exclusively as enemies in Green Grove Zone. In gameplay, they fly around their designated areas, trying to fly into Sonic. They cannot attack him with any form of offensive methods, despite the spike plates they have. They move about erratically, but when Sonic gets closer, they will start chasing after him. These Badniks can easily be destroyed with a Spin Attack, Spin Dash or Spin Jump. Upon their destruction, they release their respective power source, a purple Flicky, which can be picked up by Sonic.

Powers and abilities

The Scouters possess the ability to fly.


  1. This Badnik was given no official name upon or after the release of Sonic 3D Blast. However, its name was revealed in the Debug Mode for the unofficial Sonic 3D Blast: Director's Cut video game developed by Jon Burton, the lead programmer of the Genesis version of Sonic 3D Blast. When asked about its validity, Burton confirmed that this Badnik's name was used in the original game.