Utsubo[1] is an enemy that appears in the Wii U/PC version of Sonic Lost World. It is a brand of Badnik models created by Dr. Eggman.


Based on the giant moray, Utsubos are large red and yellow Badniks with moray-like heads attached on a segmented body similar to a caterpillar's. Their heads have a pair of pupil-less cyan eyes, a mouth with serrated teeth, a dorsal fin and a pair of pectoral fins. Their remaining four body segments have cyan window plates on the side, with the third and fourth segments having dorsal fins on them as well.


Utsubos are only featured in Tropical Coast Zone 3. While the player is grinding, the Utsubos will rise out from the watery walls early on and destroy parts of the player's Grind Rail. The player is thus forced to switch to a parallel Grind Rail next to it. Getting smashed by a Utsubo will damage the player and make Sonic fall off the Zone.

When confronting the player, Utsubos remain stationary after emerging and is impossible for the player to defeat in any form.


  • Like many new enemies in Sonic Lost World, the Utsubo's name has not been listen in any official source. Instead, it is referred to as "utsubo" in the game's source code.
  • The name "Utsubo" is a Japanese name for "moray".
  • The Utsubo's name and look are similar to Uutsubo from Sonic Advance 3.


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

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