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The Wamu[1] (ワム[2]?) is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, caterpillar-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman.



The Wamus are based upon caterpillars. Their bodies each consists of six teal spheres with gray rings around them linked together, with the frontal sphere having two cartoonish black eyes and a pair of orange mandibles.


Sonic next to a Wamu, from Sonic Advance.

In Sonic Advance, the Wamus appear as enemies. They are only encountered in Angel Island Zone.

In gameplay, the Wamus' attack pattern is strongly based on the Catakiller, Jr.'s from Sonic the Hedgehog 3, with them only flying through the air within their designated areas. The only way to destroy them is by attacking their heads with the Spin Jump; jumping into them anywhere else will cause the playable character to take damage. Also, upon their destruction, they will release an Animal.

Powers and abilities

The Wamus are capable of flight.


  1. Flynn, Ian; Sega (8 December 2021). "Sonic Advance". Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. Dark Horse Books. p. 122. ISBN 978-1506719276. "Wamu - Hit its face as it flies around, like Catakiller Jr., before it."
  2. (in Japanese) ソニックアドバンス必勝パーフェクトガイド Aspect. February 8, 2002. p. 30. ISBN 978-4757209480.

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