These fire monsters are phoenix-like birds that burst into action when an enemy gets too close. Once their wings unfold, Iblis Takers can either attack with small fireballs or dive bomb for a melee strike. Iblis Takers often hover over wide spaces, making them perfect “stepping stones” for crossing over gaps using Homing Attacks. Like every Iblis monster, they are red-brown colored and weaker (one hit to destroy) than their Mephiles counterpart, which is purple-black colored and stronger (two hits to destroy). Iblis Takers return in Sonic Generations in Crisis City. Some fly through the air for some short distance, sometimes in small groups, before hovering above a predetermined spot. Others are more or less in place from the get-go, and tend to harass Sonic with small fireballs flung with some degree of accuracy at a slow rate.
- The Iblis Takers in Sonic Generations do not burst into flames when they spot Sonic, like in Sonic the Hedgehog.