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Gold beetle

A Gold Beetle in Wild Canyon (Dreamcast version)

Gold Beetle (ゴールドビートル Gōrudobītoru?) is a robot deployed by the military organization Guardian Units of Nations and is a part of Beetle series. They appear in Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic Adventure 2 Battle and the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Generations.


The Gold Beetles look essentially like the Mono Beetles present in the games, except they are colored gold.

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)

Gold Beetle 4

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


A Gold Beetle in Sonic X.

The Gold Beetle made an appearance in the anime Sonic X, particularly in the Sonic Adventure 2 adaptation saga.

Sonic Adventure 2

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

Main article | Gallery | Beta elements

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