Splats refers to the rabbit-type badnik which bounced by means of a pogo-like spring on its underside. Splats was developed for the original 16-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog. However, it was removed from gameplay prior to the game's release. Despite this, Splats still managed to appear in some promotional materials.
Splats badniks only made official appearances in early issues of Sonic the Comic and early issues of the Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Comics. Also, a figurine of Splats was released in the mid-nineties along with Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Robotnik, Metal Sonic and all the other badniks from the original Sonic the Hedgehog game. These figures were made by TOMY.
There has been some confusion over the true color palette of Splats, with the most common being shared with Sonic's player palette. This is because it is technically undefined in the game's programming. In the Christian Whitehead-developed 2013 iOS version of Sonic the Hedgehog, Splats appears functional in the game's Debug Mode, taking Sonic's palette. It moves at a similar pace to a Moto Bug, except it also makes short hops.
- Bata-pyon - another spring-bottomed enemy