In all of its appearances, the Gun Beetle resembles greatly the Mono Beetle presented in the respective games, but more advanced as it has a gun attached to its underside.
The Gun Beetle attacks opponents by shooting bullets at them with its gun. It does not move around much, but instead remains hovering in one place while aiming and shooting at enemies from afar.
Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Adventure 2: BattleEdit
The Gun Beetle first appear in Sonic Adventure 2 and its remake Sonic Adventure 2: Battle. When attacking an enemy, it shoots its projectiles once at a time. It awards 100 points when destroyed. They appear in the following stages:
|Normal mode||Hard mode|
|Sonic||Crazy Gadget|| City Escape|
|Tails||Eternal Engine|| Prison Lane|
|Shadow||White Jungle|| Radical Highway|
|Dr. Eggman|| Lost Colony|
|Rouge|| Dry Lagoon|
Shadow the HedgehogEditIn Shadow the Hedgehog, the Gun Beetle carries a variety of guns that it can used during battle and which can be picked up by Shadow the Hedgehog when it is destroyed. These weapons include:
- Sub-Machine Gun (Heckler & Koch MP5)
- Semi Automatic Assault Rifle (SIG SG551)
- 4-Shot RPG (M202 FLASH)
Sonic XEditThe Gun Beetle made an appearance in the anime Sonic X. Following Perfect Chaos' attack on Station Square, the Gun Beetles were build by G.U.N. to combat the growing threat of Doctor Eggman, after having being giving clearance to being constructed from the President. In this media, they can shoot continuous laser blast that can cause large explosions, though with delayed effect.
Following Sonic the Hedgehog, who had been framed by Shadow the Hedgehog for the theft of a Chaos Emerald, a swarm of Gun Beetles were sent to locate and stop Sonic. Once they found him, however, the robots proved no match for the blue hedgehog.
- In Shadow the Hedgehog, in a number of stages, its full name is a "G.U.N. beetle drone sentry".