Green, purple, yellow
Climbing Enhanced flexibility Enhanced bite Spike protrusion
RattleKiller  is an enemy that appears in [note 1] . It is a mass-produced, caterpillar-based Sonic Mania Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman, and a variant of the Caterkiller.
RattleKillers are based on
caterpillars, as well as the original Caterkiller. It is colored green with yellow spikes on each of its body parts and has cartoonish eyes with black pupils.
Sonic going near a RattleKiller.
RattleKillers appear exclusively in both Acts of
Mirage Saloon Zone. In gameplay, this enemy will climb upward or downward on a pole of some kind before noticing the player. If the player comes nears a RattleKiller, this Badnik will jab its head towards the player, similar to Crawlton. A simple Spin Attack to the head can defeat this Badnik however, releasing the Animal inside.
For the boss of Mirage Saloon Zone Act 1, the
Heavy Magician transforms a RattleKiller into the Uber Caterkiller.
Powers and abilities
The RattleKillers are excellent climbers with flexible bodies suited for slithering up and down thin vertical objects and launching long-ranged jabs. They also have quite the bite and spikes covering their bodies.
↑ While not listed in any instruction manuals, the internal files in the
PC release of refers to this enemy as "RattleKiller". Sonic Mania
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