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Blue, black, silver, yellow, orange
Penguinator (, ペンギネーター Penginētā ) ?  later known in Japan as  Pen Pen (, ペンペン ) ?  is a recurring enemy in the  . It is a mass-produced, penguin-based Sonic the Hedgehog series Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman that attacks by sliding towards its target.
penguins, the Penguinators have a black body covered in blue armor with long arm plates and a pair of black eyes with a yellow beak between them. Their silver bellies have an orange line across their lower section and they have thin, orange feet.
, the Penguinators' design remained mostly the same, the only difference being their eyes which had been colored cyan.
Sonic Lost World
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
Penguinators made their first appearance in
and its locked-on version Sonic the Hedgehog 3 . In these games, they can be found in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles IceCap Zone, where they slowly waddle back and forth. When the player gets close though, the Penguinators will charge towards the playable character by belly sliding to attack. The player can easily dodge this attack, but the Penguinators will only turn around and repeat their attack. Regardless, the Penguinators can be defeated easily with a Spin Jump or Spin Attack.
Sonic Rivals 2
, the Penguinator appears as a collectible card that the player receives after getting the high score in Sonic Rivals 2 Sunset Forest Zone Act 3. It also unlocks the same Zone's Chao Detector.
Sonic Lost World
Penguinators appeared in both the
Wii U and Nintendo 3DS version of . During the game, the Sonic Lost World Deadly Six hijacked all Badniks under their command, including the Penguinators.
Sonic charging towards Penguinator in the Nintendo 3DS version of . Sonic Lost World
In the Wii U version, Penguinators appear either alone or in groups in
Frozen Factory Zone 4 and Silent Forest Zone 3. Overall, they use their attack pattern from . In the 2.5D sections of the Zones, they waddle around and attack only when the player gets close to them. However, some Penguinators will keep repeating their attacks, even when the playable character is not close by. In the 3D pipe sections, they initially stand still, but will start belly sliding towards the playable character once they approach.
Sonic the Hedgehog 3
In the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, Penguinators appear in Frozen Factory. In the 3D sections, they generally appear as stationary obstacles during the
Snowboarding sections or will charge towards Sonic when he is approaching. In the 2.5D sections, they use the same attack pattern from the Wii U version.
Powers and abilities
Penguinators attack by charging towards their targets with belly sliding, as their regular speed is too slow.
In other media
Sonic the Comic
. Sonic the Comic
series published by Sonic the Comic Fleetway Editions, the Penguinator are a part of Dr. Robotnik's Badnik army and are among the third generation of Badniks the doctor produced.
The Penguinator in the
comic series and its spin-offs published by Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics, the Peguinators are models from the Badnik Horde which are employed by the Artika Egg Army in the frozen regions of Artika.
comic book. Sonic Adventures
comic book, Robotnik sent numerous Badniks (including Penguinators) on a huge chase after Sonic and Tails when they escaped from his spaceship. One Penguinator also acted as Robotnik right-hand assistant throughout the storyline.
At the beginning, the Penguinator assistant reported Sonic's capture to Robotnik and granted him the Chaos Emerald which Sonic had before his capture. Later, the Penguinator confirmed that the signal was still active after Robotnik thought he has gotten rid of Sonic and
Unused Penguinator sprites
In , Penguinators appear in the Ice Cap Zone portion of the Sonic the Hedgehog World. They remain stationary when approached and make no attempt to attack, even when provoked.
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