Not to be confused with
Spiker (Sonic the Hedgehog 2).
Appearances in other media
Camouflaging Energy ball projection
Spiker (, スパイカー Supaikā ) ?  also known in Japan as  Togemane (, トゲマネ ) ?  is an enemy that appears in  . It is a mass-produced Sonic the Hedgehog 3 Badnik model created by Dr. Robotnik.
The Spiker is disguised as a generic set of
spikes, except that its lower half has an orange body with eyes and cannons on its sides.
Spikers can only be encountered in
Marble Garden Zone, where they hide their bodies in the ground while their spikes stick out. When the player approaches one, the Spiker's lower body pops out of the ground and fires flashing projectiles in the player's direction from both side of its body. These projectiles can be deflected by any of the three shields available in the game.
Surprisingly, the spikes on the Spikers do not inflict damage. Instead, jumping on them makes the playable character bounce into the air, similar to a
Spring. To defeat the Spikers, the player can Spin Dash or Spin Attack them from the sides.
In other media
Sonic the Comic
A Spiker in
. Sonic the Comic
series published by Sonic the Comic Fleetway Editions, the Spiker is a part of Dr. Robotnik's Badnik army and they are among the third generation of Badniks the doctor produced. Depending on the artist, the Spiker's coloration has been altered slightly each times.
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