The BBat[note 1] is an enemy that was going to appear in Sonic the Hedgehog 2, but was left unused when the game was released. It later debuted in the 2013 mobile release of the game. BBats are a bat-type Badnik models created by Dr. Eggman.


Based on real-life bats, BBats have a gray torso, a black mouse-like head with round ears and black eyes, and wide gray metallic wings with gray claws at the joints. They also have a rocket exhaust instead of legs to aid them with flight.


Bat attack

BBat attacking in the 2013 mobile release of Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

BBats were originally going to appear in the Hidden Palace Zone, but the Zone and its Badniks were both cut from the final game. Regardless, the BBats could still be found in the Nick Arcade and Simon Wai prototypes. Here, their attack pattern consists of hanging on ceilings until the player gets underneath them, upon where they swoop down in a U-shaped arc, ideally hitting the player at the lowest point of the arc. If the player dodges this attack, the BBat will fly in one place and repeat its attack from the other side.

In the 2013 mobile release of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 which restored Hidden Palace Zone, the BBats made their official debut. In this version, they retain their attack pattern from the prototypes.


  • In the Nick Arcade and Simon Wai prototypes of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, the BBat, along with the Redz, are the only Badniks in the game to reappear on-screen after they have been destroyed if the player returns to the said Badniks' locations.
  • The Batbots' theme and its attack pattern in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 seem to be a recycled version of the BBat.



  1. Being listed under the name "bbat" in the Nick Arcade prototype's source code.

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