Appearances in other media
Gold, red, dark blue, white
Gold Beetle ( is a recurring enemy in the ゴールドビートル Gōrudobītoru ) ? . It is a mass-produced robot model deployed by the military organization Sonic the Hedgehog series Guardian Units of Nations, and a part of Beetle series.
Nearly identical to
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.
Sonic Adventure 2
A Gold Beetle in
. Sonic Adventure 2
and its remake, Sonic Adventure 2 , the Gold Beetle appears once in every stage (except for Sonic Adventure 2: Battle Route 101, Weapons Bed, Route 280, and Green Hill).
Unlike most other robots deployed by
GUN, the Gold Beetles do not have any method of attack, nor do they attempt to attack their foes. Instead, they appear for few seconds when a character comes close and then disappear permanently. They will only reappear if the character loses a life or the player restarts the stage. Destroying a Gold Beetle will award the player one thousand points.
In some stages' Hard Mode, it is obligatory for the player to use the Gold Beetle to proceed forward, like in
Radical Highway. In some stages, the Gold Beetle location differs between the normal and Hard Mode.
Shadow the Hedgehog
A Gold Beetle on the of the
Gun Beetle in . Shadow the Hedgehog
, the Gold Beetles appear again as enemies. In this game, they can move slightly faster than the Shadow the Hedgehog Gun Beetles and are twice as resilient (requiring two Homing Attacks to be defeated instead of one). However, they cannot teleport and their coloration is not as golden as before.
The Gold Beetles either have fixed positions or fly from afar and toward the screen. Like the
Mono Beetle, the Gold Beetle can track the player's movements precisely, and fire almost consecutively at the player while following them. They appear in hidden positions in the following stages:
Sonic Generations (3DS)
A Gold Beetle in
Sonic Generations (3DS)
In the Nintendo 3DS version of
, they appear in
. If the player uses the
on them before they disappear, they can be used to reach a higher path. There multiple 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
A Gold Beetle in
In the anime series
, the Gold Beetles appeared during the Sonic X adaptation saga. In this media, they were constructed after the Sonic Adventure 2 Perfect Chaos incident to combat Dr. Eggman's forces. A handful of them served as guards of Prison Island.
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Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Kazuki Hayashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Kanna ( | Knuckles) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Kōji Yusa ( | Shadow) Rumi Ochiai ( | Rouge) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman ) Etsuko Kozakura ( | Omochao) Yuri Shiratori ( | Maria) Kinryū Arimoto ( | President) Shun Yashiro ( | Big) Shelly Fox (Default menu voice) | Tomoko Sasaki (
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English voice actors
Jason Griffith ( | Sonic, Shadow) Sean Schemmel ( | Black Doom) Mike Pollock ( | Eggman, Gerald) Amy Palant ( | Tails) Dan Green ( | Knuckles) Lisa Ortiz ( | Amy) Kathleen Delaney ( | Rouge) Rebecca Honig ( | Cream, Maria) Carter Cathcart ( | Vector) David Wills ( | Espio) Amy Birnbaum ( | Charmy) Jeff Kramer ( | Omega) Andrew Rannells ( | GUN Soldier) Marc Thompson ( | Commander) Maddie Blaustein ( | President) Bella Hudson (
Japanese voice actors
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