Madmole[1] (モグモグ[2] Mogu-Mogu?) is a recurring enemy in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, mole-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman that pops out of metallic holes and throws mushrooms at its targets.


Based on moles, Madmoles have blue and grey armor with yellow helmets on their heads and short hoe-shaped hands. They also wear protective blue glasses and have long noses. The Madmoles' design have remained fairly consistent since their debut, except in Sonic Lost World where they had clamps for hands.

Game appearances

Sonic & Knuckles


In Sonic & Knuckles, Madmoles hide in metallic holes in Mushroom Hill Zone. When the player approaches, the Madmoles will pop out of their holes and throw mushrooms at the player. The mushrooms will not damage the player, but they will push the playable character backwards, usually into hazardous obstacles. The player has to avoid the mushrooms and defeat the Madmoles with a Spin Jump at the right time.

Sonic Generations

In the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Generations, the Madmoles appear in Mushroom Hill (in Act 1 they can even be found in the same spots they were in their debut game). In this game, they retain their attack patters and methods from Sonic & Knuckles. The player can easily defeat them with a Spin Jump or Homing Attack.

Sonic Lost World

In the Wii U version of Sonic Lost World, the Madmoles returned as enemies. During the game, the Madmoles and the other Badniks got hijacked by the Deadly Six. They can be found in Silent Forest Zone 1 where they hide in groups in small burrows. Like in Sonic & Knuckles, Madmoles will pop out of their holes and throw bouncy, non-volatile mushrooms at Sonic when he is nearby. The player can easily defeat them by using the Focused Homing Attack on them. However, the Flying Kick is useless against them as they will just avoid it.

Powers and abilities


The Madmoles employ a form of highly bouncy mushrooms as projectile weapons against their foes. While they are not harmful, their resilience make them adequate for pushing foes back.



A Madmole-like Badnik on the Flying Battery.

  • After completing Mushroom Hill Zone Act 2 in Sonic & Knuckles, a recolored Madmole can be seen on the Flying Battery, as it flies overhead. This Badnik is never seen again, not even in Flying Battery Zone itself.
  • Madmole's Japanese name "Mogura" is Japanese for "mole."
  • In the Wii U/PC version of Sonic Lost World, when Sonic gets caught by a mushroom thrown by a Madmole, it can sometimes clip Sonic through the floor and die.





  1. Sonic & Knuckles (Sega Genesis) United States instruction manual pg. 20.
  2. Sonic & Knuckles (Sega Mega Drive) Japanese instruction manual pg. 31.

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