The Kabasira (蚊柱?)[note 1] is a recurring enemy in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. They are insect-based Badnik models created by Dr. Eggman.


Kabasiras are small, rather creepy-looking insect-based Badniks. They have a round, grey body with small wings, black eyes and red nose. While flying, they create a trail consisting of a few after-images which follow their movement.

Game appearances

Sonic the Hedgehog CD

Kabasira's clone

Sonic dodging Kabasira's ghost image in Stardust Speedway.

In Sonic the Hedgehog CD, the Kabasiras are only found at Stardust Speedway. In gameplay, Kabasiras normally fly up and down in one place. When the player approaches, it will fire an afterimage in the playable character's direction. While their afterimage can damage the player, it can be intercepted the mid-air with the Spin Jump without causing the player damage.

In the Bad Future or sometimes in the present timeline of the Rounds, Kabasiras are one of the few Badniks who do not show decay, thus remaining pristine in appearance. However, these Kabasiras are slower but do not fire their afterimages. These Badniks can easily be defeated with a simple Spin Jump. Like every Badnik in the game, they are powered by Little Planet flower seeds which will pop out of them after being defeated.

Sonic Mania

The Kabasira reappears in Sonic Mania as an enemy in Stardust Speedway Zone. Their attack pattern is identical to the one they had in Sonic the Hedgehog CD.


  • "Kabasira" is the Japanese word(s) for "Mosquito Column" or "Swarm".


  1. While not listed in any instruction manuals, the in-game source code in 1996 PC release of Sonic the Hedgehog CD refers to this Badnik as "kabasira".

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