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Sniper that hides under its shell.

— Description, Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia

The Yado[1] (ヤドー[2] Yadō?) is an enemy that appears in Sonic Advance 2. It is a mass-produced, crab-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman. It only appears in Music Plant.



Based off of hermit crabs, Yados sport a large violet shell, and a gray head with two yellow claws on each side.


As they are immobile, Yados hide in their shells, becoming invincible while doing so. Should the player land on them while hiding, they will be bounced upwards in a similar manner to a Spring. Occasionally, they will pop out of their shell to fire an energy sphere at the player. However, this leaves them vulnerable, allowing the player to destroy them using any non-jump attack.



  1. Flynn, Ian; Sega (8 December 2021). "Sonic Advance 2". Sonic the Hedgehog Encyclo-speed-ia. Dark Horse Books. p. 128. ISBN 978-1506719276. "Yado - Sniper that hides under its shell."
  2. (in Japanese) ソニックアドバンス2公式ガイドブック. Aspect. January 2003. p. 20. ISBN 978-4757209480.

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