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The Egg Golem (エッグゴーレム Eggugōremu?) is a boss that appears in Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. He was a giant Egyptian-themed robot created by Dr. Eggman, assigned as the guardian of the doctor's pyramid base.
Stationed in Pyramid Cave, the Egg Golem was personally called forth by Dr. Eggman to destroy Sonic and his friends when they reached the center of the base. Though shocked at the size of his opponent, Sonic engaged the Egg Golem, eventually landing a kick on the restraining mechanism on its head and disabling it briefly. Its restrains now broken, the Egg Golem started rampaging and eventually targeted Eggman, forcing the doctor to destroy his creation.
Like many of Eggman's other robots, the Egg Golem was obedient, silent and unwaveringly dedicated to its master's orders (while its restrains were in place). It appeared to lack in intelligence though, giving its primitive and often brutish methods of fighting.
Powers and abilities
Extremely large and sturdy-looking, the Egg Golem had impressive strength, capable of moving around in quicksand to his knees without hindrance and hit with enough to topple platforms and create powerful shockwaves upon impact. He also possessed an outer armor made of rock which made him very durable, as it would take several shots from the Volkan Cannon to penetrate his armor.
The Egg Golem possessed articulated joints, being able to rotate both his head and torso 360 degrees around. Though also not near superhuman, the Egg Golem was fairly fast for his size and structure, his swings being able to keep up with even Sonic's speed. It could also generate an electrical aura that would shock anyone who touched it.
The Egg Golem possesses a number of weak spots, the most noticeable being the restraining mechanism on his head. If that is destroyed, it will send the Egg Golem on an uncontrollable rampage. It also have weak spots under its armor, though they are somewhat protected by said armor.
The Egg Golem is a boss encountered in both the Hero and Dark story of Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. It is fought with Sonic the Hedgehog after defeating King Boom Boo, and with Dr. Eggman after clearing Sky Rail. The battle takes place on a ring of platforms with the Egg Golem in the center. Below is quicksand which will eventually pull the characters into a bottomless pit. To get up from there, the player has to use nearby Pulleys.
The Egg Golem starts out by trying smash Sonic with its fists, offsetting and eventually shattering segments of the platform. This can be dodged by moving out of the way. After that, he will stick his arms out and whirl around like a tornado for a sweeping attack. This attack can be avoided by either getting off the platforms, jumping over the hands, or hiding in recesses. It takes the Egg Golem a moment to recover from each attack, which allows the player to counterattack.
While the Egg Golem recovers, run around behind him and jump up the ledges protruding from his back. The top three ledges in particular are marked with yellow symbols that the player can use to Homing Attack to the top. From the top ledge, the player can attack the Egg Golem's head, damaging him. After three hits, the Egg Golem will smash his whole head into the platform, instantly shattering whichever segment he strikes. Land two more hits (for a total of five) to defeat the Egg Golem.
Like with Sonic, the Egg Golem starts begins by hammering with its fists, offsetting and eventually shattering segments of the platform. This can be dodged by moving away. After that, he sticks his arms out and whirl around like a tornado for a sweeping attack. This attack can be avoided by either getting off the platforms, jumping over the hands, or hiding in recesses. Between each attack, the Egg Golem a moment to recover.
Begin by shooting at him with the Volkan Cannon until one of the cracks in the Egg Golem chest opens up. When it does, lock-on onto the exposed mechanical part three times, and fire the Lock-On Missile. Repeat this process with the other two cracks to finish him off. Eventually, the Egg Golem will smash his whole head into the platform, instantly shattering whichever segment he strikes. It is advised to just keep running in a circle, but if the Health Gauge gets low, Hover down onto the platforms below to find some Rings and a Health kit.
In other media
The Egg Golem also appeared in the Shadow Saga of Sonic X. It was remotely controlled by Bokkun, who used it to fight Sonic and Knuckles. The two heroes had a hard time with the robot, but eventually, Cream stole the remote control from Bokkun and made the Egg Golem chase him into the desert. It later appeared standing in the desert during Super Sonic and Super Shadow's fight against the Final Lizard, with Bokkun standing on its head.
- The Egg Golem is the only boss in Sonic Adventure 2 to have the prefix Egg in its name.
- The Egg Golem is the only boss in Sonic Adventure 2 to be fought in both the Hero and Dark storylines.
- The Egg Golem is the only boss in Sonic Adventure 2 whose intro animation can be canceled.