Hoverby Mk II is an enemy that appears at Speed Slider in Knuckles' Chaotix. Given its similar face and behavior, it is likely a reference to the Pata-Bata Badnik that originally appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog CD, with the butterfly wings replaced with twin grey rotary engines.


Hoverby Mk II are found passively hovering. They usually stop at one place and then move to the alternate direction, repeating their flight pattern. They lack any actual weapons, rendering them mostly harmless. They can be destroyed by a single Spin Jump. Hoverby Mk II used Dark Rings as life energy.

In other media

Archie Comics


A Hoverby Mk II, from Sonic Universe #72.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, the Hoverby Mk II appeared in the "Spark of Life" arc. Having been left behind on Isolated Island by Dr. Eggman, they were reprogrammed by Dr. Ellidy to serve as his guards alongside other Badniks. This led to them being controlled by Phage in her attack on the island, but eventually being freed by Overclocked Nicole.