Sprinkler resembles a orange pot with a blue eye (as most of the Badniks in Sonic Colors had) that can fly. It has three spikes as its feet, and the lower half of its body is completely gray. It has a hole on its head, where it can release spike balls, bombs and rings.
However, Sprinkler had a redesign on its appearance. Although it still looks like a orange pot with a black line on its lower torso, its eyes are now tan and are under the upper torso. It has a blue line under the hole of the pit, and a tan bar in the middle of the pot.
Sprinkler first appeared in Sonic Colors, but it was unnamed at the time. It appears in the Tropical Resort stage, as well as the Planet Wisp stage. It throws spike balls and rings at Sonic, and cannot be destroyed, even if using a Wisp.
Sprinkler reappears in Sonic Generations. Its attack pattern remains the same as from Sonic Colors, except it throws bombs instead of spike balls.
- The name "Sprinkler" was not used until Sonic Generations came out. However, the name was originally revealed in the BradyGames Strategy Guide for Sonic Colors for the Wii.
- Sprinkler and Giant Crabmeat are the only new Badniks in Colors.