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Zaririn (ザリリン[1] Zairin?) is an enemy that appears in the 8-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2. They are crayfish-based Badnik models created by Dr. Eggman.


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Zaririns are small, chili red Badniks based on crayfishes. They have round pincers, large black eyes and a tail fan at the end of their pleon.


A Zaririn lurking behind Sonic in Aqua Lake Zone.

Zaririns in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (8-bit) can only be found only in the underwater sections of Aqua Lake Zone, usually swimming back and forth or staying in one spot.

Zaririns do not attack Sonic unless the player gets close to them, upon where they simply swim into him. In high corridor sections with larger Air Bubbles, Zaririns lurk in each corner, where they can pop the Air Bubble if the player gets close to them. Despite their charging attack, they are easily defeated with the Spin Jump. Like many other Badniks in the game, Zaririns do not contain any Animals.


  • "Zaririn" is a variation of the word "Zarigani" (ザリガニ?), meaning "crayfish" in Japanese.


  1. Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Master System) Japanese instruction manual, pg. 25.