Sa2 sparkbeetle

A Spark Beetle in White Jungle in Sonic Adventure 2

Quotation1 I must stay clear of those robots, because they release an electrical discharge. Quotation2
Shadow the Hedgehog, Shadow the Hedgehog

The Spark Beetle (スパークビートル Supākubītoru?) is a robot deployed by the military organization Guardian Units of Nations, and is a part of the Beetle series. It appears as an enemy in Sonic Adventure 2, Sonic Adventure 2: Battle and Shadow the Hedgehog.


The Spark Beetle itself looks just like a Mono Beetle from its respective game, except it can be seen equipped with an electro-magnetic spheric field.

Attack pattern

The Spark Beetle does not attack the player directly, but instead waits for the player to come close, then shocks them with its electro-magnetic field. Trying to directly attack the robot while the shield is up will result in the player sustaining damage, thus projecting from physical damage. The field itself, however, shifts between being turned on and off in an interval lasting a couple of seconds leaving itself open and vulnerable when the shield switches off. This shield can as well be bypassed by other means (i.e. with Invincibility and Light Speed Attack).

The Spark Beetles have some basic movements in Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle; they are standing still in one place while their shield are activated, for then to move slowly towards the player when its shield is deactivated.

Game appearances

Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle

The Spark Beetle first appeared in Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle where it was deployed by G.U.N. In these games, the Spark Beetle's shield is shown to be somewhat ineffective, as the player can use Tails' Cyclone and Robotnik's Egg Walker to outflank it. Even with the shield up or not, simply using Lock-On Missiles and the Volkan Cannon at a Spark Beetle will destroy it. The shield also proves ineffective against Sonic's and Shadow's Light Speed Attack and Sonic's Magic Hands, which can cuts right through the shield and destroy the robot inside. It awards the player a hundred points when destroyed. It appears in the following stages:

Character Stage
Normal mode Hard mode
(Mission 5)
Sonic City Escape
Crazy Gadget
Crazy Gadget
Shadow Radical Highway
White Jungle
Dr. Eggman Cosmic Wall
Rouge Security Hall

Shadow the Hedgehog

The Spark Beetles later returned in Shadow the Hedgehog where they were deployed by G.U.N. to fight in the war on their side. In this game, a Spark Beetle's shield can protect it from gunfire as well as regular attacks. Also in this game, the shields are electrical rings instead of the spherical shaped shields seen in Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle.

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