For the Archie Comics character, see Egg Flapper or Egg Flapper (Pre-Super Genesis Wave).

The Flapper (フラッパー Furappā?) is a recurring robot created by Dr. Eggman in the Sonic the Hedgehog series video games.


Their bodies look like Egg Pawns, but they have wings and turbines instead of arms and legs. They resemble airplanes and use jet engines to keep themselves afloat. After the Egg Pawns, these robots are the most recurring enemy in recent Sonic games.

Game appearances

Sonic Heroes

In Sonic Heroes, Flappers come in a variety of models, each with a different ability or weapon. The easiest way to destroy them is by using Thunder Shoot to knock them out of the sky, leaving them open to any attack. Although, if Thunder Shoot is leveled up to Level 2, then it may be enough to destroy a Flapper in one shot. There are many different kinds of Flappers that are equipped with different weapons and come in a variety of colors.

Sonic Rush

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Flappers in Sonic Rush.

Flappers also appear in Sonic Rush, which introduces a new type of Flapper that moves under water, they are enemies in Water Palace, Night Carnival and Altitude Limit.

Sonic Rivals series

In Sonic Rivals and its sequel Sonic Rivals 2, green-colored Flappers appeared as common enemies in the stages of both games. They are armed with homing missiles that follow the player.

Sonic and the Black Knight

In Sonic and the Black Knight, Flappers appeared in the Legacy versions of each locations level. They can only be destroyed by the Homing Dash or the glide.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

Flappers appeared in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games in both the Wii and DS versions. The Bomb Flapper was featured in a DS mini-game.

Sonic Colors

Flappers also appeared in the Nintendo DS version of Sonic Colors. In this game, they look like and acts the same way they did in Sonic Rush.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

In Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, they appear in the Dream Fencing event (which takes place in Ocean Palace) as randomly occurring obstacles.

Sonic Generations


Giant Flapper in Sonic Generations.

Flappers return in the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Generations using a giant version of their water variant in the Water Palace.


Flapper variations include:

Image Name Description
Heroes red flapper Flapper A generic Flapper that has no weapons or abilities, and is pretty much useless for anything other than recon. They are painted red-orange.
Heroes green flapper Cannon A Flapper with a scope identical to the ones used by Egg Pawns. They are painted green.
Heroes blue flapper Gun A Flapper with a machine gun. They are painted light blue.
SonicHeroes pink flapper Bomb A Flapper that flies about, periodically dropping bombs. They are painted magenta.
Heroes neon-green flapper Laser A Flapper that constantly shoots an electric laser straight down. They are painted neon green.
Heroes purple flapper Needle A Flapper that has spikes that pop out at regular intervals, making them harder to attack. They can still be damaged by Thunder Shoot while their spikes are deployed, but at the expense of the teammate being used in the attack. They are painted dark violet.
Heroes yellow flapper Search A Flapper that has no weapons, but instead has a searchlight. If the player is caught in the light, the Flapper will summon several Egg Pawns appear to fight him/her off. They are painted yellow.
Heroes armored flapper Solid

Silver armor-plated Flappers that can only be destroyed by Power Formation attacks (though they can be destroyed by the Fly character if Thunder Shoot is used enough). They can be equipped with any weapon as their colored counterparts or no weapon at all.

In other media

Archie Comics