This character exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic Underground continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.

The Swatbot[1][2] is a character that appears in Sonic Underground. It is a robot series created by Dr. Robotnik which serve as the robotic police and military forces of the Robotnik Empire. As such, they work under Robotnik and his underlings Sleet and Dingo. They are frequent opponents of the Resistance.


Swatbots come in two distinct models (although there are several more variations), both of which are humanoid and quite bulky. Both models are equipped with a laser blaster on the end of one arm.

Game appearances

Sonic Underground

In the LCD game, Sonic Underground, Swatbots appear as the most common enemy. In gameplay, they attack by blasting lasers from their arms. In the final boss battle, Dr. Robotnik can call a small army to attack the player.


Swatbots possess no personality. They are drones in every sense of the word. Having been ordered to capture the Sonic Underground, Swatbots react loudly at the sight of any of the trio (upon where they exclaim "Priority 1, Hedgehog alert") and will drop any other task to try and kill or capture them.

Powers and abilities

Swatbots are usually armed with energy guns (referred to as lasers) which can fire steady streams of energy. They are also equipped with flight boosters in their feet.


Swatbots are incredibly inefficient, being very vulnerable to water and laser fire, and having an easily accessed control panel on their arm.


Swatbot Dogs

Main article: Swatbot Dog

The Swatbot Dogs are Swatbots whose design is derived from non-anthropomorphic dogs. Acting like police dogs, they work alongside regular Swatbots in patrolling different areas.


  • The term "Swat-bot" is likely a pun on the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) division of police officers.
  • This character is the first incarnation of the Swat-bot to appear in a video game.


Concept artwork


See also