The Flasher mk.II[1][note 1] is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman.


The Flasher mk.IIs are the successors to the Flasher Badniks, though they are quite different in appearance. The Flasher mk.IIs have a rotund navy body with a red face each. They also have two gray spring-like legs on either side of their bodies with yellow bases. At the top of each of their bodies are what is seemingly a lightbulb.


In Sonic Mania, and its expansion Sonic Mania Plus, the Flasher mk.IIs appear as enemies in both Acts of Titanic Monarch Zone. Once a Flasher mk.II locates its target, it will use its legs to rotate its entire body to one end. When it reaches its target, the Flasher mk.II will charge up a shockwave in its bulb and then dispense it, thereby damaging playable characters that are too close.

A simple Spin Attack will be enough to defeat this Badnik. Also, upon their destruction, they release an Animal.

Powers and abilities

Flasher mk.IIs are capable of fastening onto and climbing vertical surfaces. They can also charge up electricity in their bulbs, before dispensing it as an electrical force-field.


  1. While not listed in any instruction manuals, the internal files in the PC release of Sonic Mania refers to this enemy as "FlasherMKII".


  1. Live Sonic Mania Developer Playthrough (3:40:24). Stealth (20 August 2017). Retrieved on 22 August 2017. “Stealth: So... that guy that I uh... that I just dealt with up there? His name is Flasher mk.II.”

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