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Gold Beetle (ゴールドビートル Gōrudobītoru?) is a recurring enemy in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced robot model deployed by the military organization Guardian Units of Nations and is a part of Beetle series.

Appearance

Nearly identical to the Mono Beetles design-wise, the Gold Beetles basically resemble golden balls with dark blue and red outlines, and armor on the front. On top of them, they have a sharp golden cap with a dark blue-striped edge. Below this cap, reaching from just behind the edge of their front armor to far behind their back, they have a horizontal turbine disk with a blue-striped frame. On their "face", they also have a single lens.

Attack patterns

Unlike most other robots deployed by G.U.N., the Gold Beetle does not have any method of attack, nor does it attempt to attack its foes. The only thing the Gold Beetle actually does is appearing for few seconds when a character comes close and then disappears, until either the character loses a life or the player restarts the level.

Game appearances

Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle

In Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, the Gold Beetle appear once in every stage (except in Route 101, Weapons Bed, Route 280, and Green Hill), and destroying one is worth a thousand points. If one does not defeat it quickly it will disappear, though it will re-spawn when the player loses a life.

Sonic Generations (3DS)

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A Gold Beetle in Sonic Generations (3DS)

In the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Generations, they appear in Radical Highway. If the player uses the Homing Attack on them before they disappear, they can be used to reach a higher path. There are apparently more than one of these in the stage, as one of the missions in mission mode is to destroy three of them within the time limit.

In other media

Sonic X

Main article: Gold Beetle (Sonic X)
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A Gold Beetle in Sonic X.

In the anime series Sonic X, the Gold Beetles appeared during the Sonic Adventure 2 adaptation saga. In this media, they were constructed after the Perfect Chaos incident to combat Dr. Eggman's forces. A handful of them served as guards of Prison Island.

Sonic Adventure 2

Main article | Gallery | Beta elements | Re-releases (Battle | 2012)
Sonic Generations

Main article | Gallery | Beta elements

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