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Monkey Dude (, モンキー・デュード Monkī de~yūdo ) ?  later known in Japan as  Saruder (, サルダー Sarudā ) ?  is an enemy that appears in  . They are mass-produced monkey-based Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Badnik models created by Dr. Robotnik.
Monkey Dudes are based on monkeys as their name implies, though they feature a heavy design. They have a metallic blue body, a thin silver tail, and arms made up of four segmented spheres, which are tipped with a clawed hand on each of them. They also have a black face with white black eyes and a yellow beak-like mouth. This Badnik does not seen to have legs, as it hangs from trees with its hands and tail.
and its add-on continuation Sonic the Hedgehog 3 . Monkey Dudes can be found in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles Angel Island Zone. Like Coconuts, they climb up and down palm trees from where they will fling a coconut at the player when spotting them. Monkey Dudes are either placed so they look left or right, and can never turn around.
If the player runs past a Monkey Dude before it can throw its coconut, it will keep it in hand since it cannot turn around and throw it. The coconut itself has a medium spiral gap when it is throw. Additionally, each Monkey Dude can only throw one coconut. Afterwards, they are left helpless and vulnerable, as they keep repeating their movement pattern, and can easily be defeated with a
Powers and abilities
Monkey Dudes are capable climbers amongst tree tops and can throw coconuts as weapons.
In other media
Monkey Dude made a cameo appearance in
, where it was seen watching Sonic and Tails pass by as they began investigating the Floating Island.
Sonic the Hedgehog #13
Monkey Dudes are very similar to Coconuts from .
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Although Monkey Dude has not made an appearance in , it is featured along with other Sonic the Comic Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Badniks in the Sonic's World feature of the first .
Sonic the Summer Special The alternate Japanese name for this Badnik comes from saru, which means 'monkey' in Japanese.
The Badnik's name was misspelled "Monky Dude" in .
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