Bloominator, also known in Japan as the  Tulippon (, チューリッポン Chūrippon ) ? is an enemy that appears in  . They are flower-based Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Badnik models created by Dr. Eggman.
Bloominators resemble large
tulip flowers. They have a large red and closed "bud" with small spikes around its surface and a grey "stilk" connected directly below to a "bulb" which is covered by four grey and spiked armor plates.
Sonic facing a Bloominator in
Angel Island Zone.
only appear in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Angel Island Zone. In gameplay, they are completely immobile. When the player gets near close to one though, it will spit out small mines from its bud, two at a time, to damage the player. These mines are launched at seemingly random angles.
The Bloominators' mines can be deflected by any kind of
Shield in the game. One way to defeat these Badniks is to roll directly into them with the Spin Attack, despite their bulbs being protected by spikes. With good timing, the Bloominators can also be defeated by using the Spin Jump on them during the intervals where they shoot mines.
"Pon" terminal on the Badnik's Japanese name is onomatopoeia for a popping noise.
Obstacles similar to Bloominator appeared in . Like Bloominator, they spew spike balls from their cannons in a 360° radius around it. They are indestructible and each one usually has a different firing pattern.
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