The Bombbearer[1] (キャリー[2] Kyarī?, lit. "Carry"), also known as "Bombbearer c",[3][4] is a recurring enemy in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman.

Game appearances

Knuckles' Chaotix


In Knuckles' Chaotix, the Bombbearer appears in Techno Tower. In this game, the "bomb" of which they carry is a gray spherical container with indecipherable markings. While the container they carry might look like a weapon, these robots never try to drop their cargo on the Chaotix Crew.

In gameplay, Bombbearers bob through the air in wavy patterns. Take them out and they will drop their container, which will open to reveal a pair of bombs.

Sonic Mania


In Sonic Mania, the Bombbearers return as an enemy. In terms of design, the Bombbearers themselves look exactly like they did in Knuckles' Chaotix. The bombs that they carry however, are now light blue with a white snowflake symbol on them. In this game, they are only encountered in Press Garden Zone Act 2.


A Bombbearer's ice pillar in Sonic Mania.

In gameplay, Bombbearers bob through the air in wavy patterns. When the player gets close though, they will drop their bomb and fly away. If the playable character touches this bomb (whether if it is still in the grasp of the Bombbearer or after it has been dropped), they will freeze. If the bomb touches the ground instead, it creates a large, indestructible and impassible pillar of ice that will block the player for a few seconds before sbattering.

Upon destroying a Bombbearer, it will release an Animal.

Powers and abilities

With their wings, the Bombbearers are capable of flight.


Each Bombbearer carries around a spherical container which either contains bombs or can flash-freeze their point of impact.

In other media

Archie Comics

Main article: Bombbearer (Archie)
Bombbearer Archie

A Bombbearer, from Sonic Universe #74.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, the Bombbearers appear-minus their bombs-as part of Dr. Ellidy's Badnik forces on Isolated Island.


  1. Knuckles' Chaotix (Genesis 32X) United States instruction manual, pg. 25
  2. Chaotix (Super 32X) Japanese instruction manual, pg. 42
  3. Knuckles' Chaotix (Mega Drive 32X) EU manual, pg. 88
  4. Knuckles Knock-Out Special (Badnik Alert!)

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