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Ticktock[1] (ジュップン[2] Juppun?) is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, clock-based Badnik model created by Dr. Robotnik.



The Ticktocks are based on pendulum clocks. They have red cylinder-shaped bodies with two blue toruses, red umbrella-like and green spirals above them. They also have yellow side-access panels with blue hour marks, and green hour and minute hands with eyes in the center. They also have yellow pendulum bobs with spikes that hang from chains.


The Ticktocks only appear in Amazing Arena. In gameplay, they drift back and forth within a small area, swinging their spiked pendulum. They makes no active attempt to attack the playable characters, and are only dangerous if the player bumps into them. Like many of the enemies in the game, Ticktocks are powered by synthesized Rings which they drop upon defeat.

Powers and abilities

The Ticktocks are capable of levitation. Also, they can use their pendulum bobs as spiked maces.

In other media

IDW Publishing

Main article: Ticktock (IDW)

A Ticktock, from Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Special.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing, the Ticktocks are a Badnik line created by Dr. Eggman in another dimension set in the recent past. In this media, they are a fusion of the Ticktock and the Alarm Egg from the NiGHTS into Dreams... franchise.


  • The Ticktocks' Japanese name "Juppun" is Japanese for "ten minutes".
  • In-game, the Ticktock's pendulum is shown to have four spikes in a plus shape, and is attacked to a chain by its back, while on its official artwork, it only possesses three spikes, with the chain being attached at the where the fourth spike is in-game.




  1. Knuckles' Chaotix (Sega 32X) North American instruction manual, pg. 27.
  2. Knuckles' Chaotix (Sega 32X) Japanese instruction manual, pg. 42.