Pilot Combatants are small humanoid birds. They have large and sharp orange beaks and a white plumage. Their large head is covered by orange round helmets and black goggles.
Pilot Combatants appear as regular enemies during the air strike section in Battle Fortress, using small air fighters to combat Tails in his Sea Fox. They appear in groups where some of them fly towards Tails while others try to follow him from behind. At high speed, Pilot Combatants shoot small projectiles as well.
- Before encountering Pilot Combatant at the Battle Fortress, when the player fights both Mecha Golems in Cavern Island and Volcanic Tunnel, Pilot Combatant are revealed to be the pilots of these battlesuit when blowing off their faceplates.