Sprinklers are reoccurring enemies in the Sonic the Hedgehog series that first debuted in Sonic Colors. It is a Badnik variant created by Dr. Eggman. Containing endless amount of items, the Sprinkler hovers above its target and drops different objects for either unfortunate or rewarding marks.
Sprinklers resemble a orange pot with a cyan eye (as most of the Badniks in Sonic Colors had) that can fly. They have three spikes as feet, and the lower half of their body is completely gray. They also have a hole on their head, from where they can release different objects.
In Sonic Generations, Sprinkler had a redesign. Although they still look like an orange pot with a black line on their lower torso, their eyes became tan and were moved to under the upper torso. They have a blue line under the hole of their pit, and a tan bar on the middle of their pot.
Sprinklers received another redesign in Sonic Lost World, giving them a similar design to their Sonic Colors appearance. They basically look like a green flower pot with a large round eye and orange leafs with yellow spots.
Sprinkler first appeared in the Wii version of Sonic Colors, but were unnamed at the time. It appears in the Tropical Resort Act 4 and Planet Wisp Act 2. The Sprinkler follows the player from above in the 2.5D sections or is hovering in one place while dropping Iron Balls and Rings at Sonic. It cannot be defeated, even if the player uses a Color Power on it, although it will get stunned for couple of seconds.
Sprinkler reappears in the console/PC version of Sonic Generations. Its attack pattern remains the same as in Sonic Colors, except it throws Bombs instead of Iron Balls.