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The Snake Probe[1] is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog television series. It is a mass-produced, snake-based robot designed by Dr. Robotnik to burrow for oil reserves. There are several of them, all of which are connected to Dr. Robotnik's drilling platform on the surface.


Snake Probes are large robotic snakes that extend from Robotnik's drilling platform. They have dark blue bodies with triangular green markings across them. Their heads, whose foreheads and snouts are both thick and large, are a lighter shade of gray, and their jaws are yellow.


TV series

Season one

Sub-Sonic 220

Snake Probes attacking the Kraken.

Snake Probes at one particular oil platform would conduct excessive mining work, digging deep underground to find valuable oil reserves for Dr. Robotnik. During their search, they reached the underground world of the Kraken, which they began to devastate even more. In addition, they caused an underground tunnel through which special water that gave life to plants on the surface flowed to collapse, thus causing the Great Forest to slowly die. Later, one of Snake Probes attacked Rotor while he wandered around in the Kraken's world. Two Snake Probe later tied up the Kraken. Sonic thus followed one of the Snake Probes' tunnels up to the surfaces and reached the Snake Probes' oil platform. There, Sonic messed up the oil platform's system, causing the Snake Probes to self-destruct and the oil platform itself to be destroyed.[1]


The Snake Probes are little more than drones, showing no form of sentience or personalities. However, they do react with hostility when they encounter opposition or enemies.[1]

Powers and abilities

The Snake Probes are capable of burrowing in order to search for underground oil reserves. Their mouths are also equipped with laser cannons to assist them with burrowing.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Slade, Barbara (27 November 1993). "Sub-Sonic". Sonic the Hedgehog. Season 1. Episode 11. ABC.
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