Motobugs are Badniks from the Sonic the Hedgehog Series, and are the first enemy encountered in the series. They resemble robotic ladybugs.


Sonic the Hedgehog (16-Bit)Edit

The first appearance of Motobugs is in the original 16-Bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog, and their behaviour in most future games can be traced back to this game. Motobugs appear in Green Hill Zone, and move back and forth in the zone. They will attempt to chase Sonic if they see him, but their slow speed and lack of attacks mean that they can only hurt Sonic if he happens to run directly into one. They can be easily destroyed with one Spin Jump or Spin Attack.


Level Act 1 Act 2 Act 3
Green Hill Zone 2 5 6
Total 13

Sonic the Hedgehog (8-Bit)Edit

Motobugs have a similar role in this game that they did in the 16-Bit version, but they appear far less frequently in Green Hill Zone than in the 16-Bit version, with a total of only two Motobugs in the first Act. They are additionally smaller than their 16-Bit counterparts, but they otherwise act the same.


Level Number
Green Hill Zone Act 1 2

Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode IEdit

Motobugs returned as enemies found in Splash Hill Zone. Despite the description on the game's website, they act as they did in Sonic 1.

Website InfoEdit

The very first Badnik that Sonic ever encountered, this metal beetle returns to try and take down Sonic one last time. Watch out - he will turn around to chase Sonic if he misses.

Sonic GenerationsEdit


Level Number
Green Hill Classic
Green Hill Modern
Knuckles: Horde of Enemies 2
Look Out Below! 3
Tails: Way Past Fast 9
Total 14+

Sonic WorldEdit


Level Number
Test Stage 1
Seaside Hill 2
Tokyo Street 4
Worst Cave
Grand Metropolis 5
Dawn Avenue 2
Misty Gorge 26
Bridge Zone 8
Lost World 9
Love Garden 2
Total 26+



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