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Not to be confused with Dragonfly.

Tonber[1] is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, dragonfly-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman.


Based on dragonflies, Tonbers have orange and dark gray armor with five green wings attached on both sides. On their underbellies, the Tonbers have five plates which fire puprle laser beams. They also have two cyan eyes with purple sclera, two wide yet sharp fangs in their mouths, and four smaller purple eyes on the front of their face.


Tonbers appear as enemies in the Wii U version and PC version of Sonic Lost World. During the events of the games, the Tonbers and Dr. Eggman's other Badniks got hijacked by the Deadly Six.

In gameplay, Tonbers are only featured in Silent Forest Zone 1, where they usually float in stationary positions in pairs or larger groups. When Sonic approaches them, they will float towards him in linear patterns while shooting laser beams down on the ground.

When confronted by the Tonbers, the player must avoid their lasers while either running around or grinding on Grind Rails. Because these Badniks fly out of the reach of attacks, Sonic cannot usually defeat the Tonbers in regular ways without getting damaged by their lasers.

Powers and abilities

Thanks to their wings, the Tonbers are capable of flight. They are able to emit pink energy beams from their bodies.


  • Like many new enemies in Sonic Lost World, the Tonber's name has not been listen in any official source. Instead, it is referred to as "tonber" in the game's source code.


  1. In the games files this enemy is simply named "enm_tonber"

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