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Raptor-styled jet bot.

— Description, Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia

The Valkeen[note 1][1] is an enemy that appears in Sonic Forces. It is a mass-produced, raptor-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman.


Valkeens are raspberry robots with the appearance of a bird crossed with a jetplane. They have a cylinder-shaped body for aerodynamic movements and a rocket engine on their rear. On each side of their body they have an adjustable wing with a magenta front edge, and on their back rear they have three tail fins. Also, situated on their bellies is a miniature cargo space with a bottom hatch from where they deploy their bombs. Lastly, they have streamlined bird-like heads with thick lenses for eyes and a thin magenta beak.


The Valkeens are only encountered in Mortar Canyon. In gameplay, they appear in large groups that fly in rows above the routes throughout the stage, all while dropping bombs that cause damage-inducing explosions when they hit the ground. Because the Valkeens stay out of reach, the player cannot destroy them, and must instead focus on dodging their bombs.

Powers and abilities

The Valkeens have the ability to fly and can drop bombs at targets.


  • Valkeen's name is very close to the Japanese name of Balkiry, which is rendered in English as "Valkyn". Whether or not they are intended to be the Sonic Forces version of the Balkiry enemy is unknown.



  1. While not listed in any instruction manuals or games, the internal files in Sonic Forces refer to this enemy as Valkeens.


  1. Flynn, Ian; Sega (8 December 2021). "Sonic Forces". Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. Dark Horse Books. p. 262. ISBN 978-1506719276. "Valkeen - Raptor-styled jet bot."

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