The Poh-Bee (ポービー[1][2] Pōbī?), or Robot Bee,[3] is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. They are bee-based Badnik models created by Dr. Eggman.


Based on bees, Poh-Bees appear to be upgraded Buzz Bomber models. They have yellow thoraxes with small transparent wings on their back, and black abdomens with a yellow stripe which have either rail cannons or chained maces attached where their stinger would be. They also have black eyes with green sclera, red antennas and yellow mandibles.

Game appearances

Sonic the Hedgehog CD


In Sonic the Hedgehog CD, Poh-Bees come in two types, each with a different attack pattern. The first type is found at Wacky Workbench. Similar to the Buzz Bombers, they fly around and fire projectiles at the playable character from their stinger when the player gets close. After attacking, they just fly forward. In the Bad Future or sometimes in the present timeline of the Round, Poh-Bees show signs of decay. They also fly slower and are unable to fire projectiles.

The second type of Poh-Bees appear in Metallic Madness, which have two maces attached on their abdomens by chains. These Poh-Bees come as well in different variants: some may only have one mace while others have two that hang from chains of different lengths. For attack patterns, they fly back and forth while swimming their maces in different directions. The player will take damage by touching the maces, but can pass through their chains without harm. In the Bad Future or sometimes in the present timeline of the Round, they show no sign of decay, but they fly slower and only have a single mace

Both types of Boh-Bees can be defeated with the 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


In Sonic Mania, the Poh-Bees appear as enemies. In terms of design, they look exactly like their pristine versions did in Sonic the Hedgehog CD. In this game, they only appear in Metallic Madness Zone.

Only the Poh-Bees with maces attached to their their abdomens appear in Sonic Mania. They are also usually found along the Zone's unique pathways in the background. In gameplay, they behave like in their debut game: they fly back and forth while swinging their maces around. Also, when destroying a Poh-Bee, it will release an Animal.


  • Poh-Bees and Tonbos loosely resemble each other design wise for having similar transparent wings, antennas and different colored eyes despite being based on different insects.




  1. Sonic the Hedgehog CD (Sega Mega-CD) Japanese instruction manual pg. 32.
  2. The PC version of Sonic Mania listed the enemy as "PohBee" according to the internal files of the game.
  3. There are two kinds of Robot Bees. One flies through the air swinging its spiked hammer attached to its chain tail, while the other shoots fireballs. - Sonic the Hedgehog CD PC port help file.

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