Egg Hunter is a robot that appears in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006). They are robots that have extensive flight capabilities, and they were created by Dr. Eggman. They served as one of Eggman's robot models during the events of Sonic the Hedgehog (2006).
"Egg Hunters are wasp-shaped that fly slowly through the air, seeking targets with a single ocular unit mounted directly on the head. The Egg Hunter is surrounded by up to six pods that hover equidistantly from the mech. When the robot has acquired a target, their pods will extend their reach outward and fire searing lasers. These lasers may be fired along the same plane as the pods, or concentrated on a single target. The mech can survive without its pods–they are only a weapon system. Destroying the pods decreases the robot's attack potency, but to eliminate the mech completely, you must attack the core unit. Pods can also fire a more powerful Vulcan Cannon."
The Egg Hunter robots were based from wasps in terms of appearance and abilities. Having the same model type as the Egg Searcher robots, the Egg Hunter robots are colored black with purple lines streaking all over its model. It has a yellow "V"-like beak on its head, and it has two stingers which can shoot lasers.
The Egg Hunter robots are excellent robots gifted with flight capabilities and some of them have the ability to turn invisible like Egg Sweeper robots. They also have extensive use with six pod units at one time. For armaments, they can shoot missiles from their Vulcan Cannons.
When a target arrives, the Egg Hunter robots will shoot missiles from their Vulcan Cannons at their target with several seconds interval between every sixth shot.
Egg Hunters are some of the lest common enemies in the game, second only to the Egg Keeper. They attack with the six pod circling them which have two means of attack, making them relatively aggressive. Their first attack method is with their Vulcan Cannon where they shoots bullets that take away one Ring per hit. These cannons can target the player wherever they are. Their second attack is volcanic lasers which may be fired along the same plane as the pods, down on the ground, or concentrated on the player. In Radical Train, the Egg Hunters can also turn invisible.