Vultron[1][note 1] is an enemy that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, vulture-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman


Vultrons are based on vultures. These Badniks are colored purple on their heads and backs, while their chests and legs are colored white. Their beaks and feet are colored yellow.


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A Vultron alongside a Cactula.

In Sonic Mania, and its expansion Sonic Mania Plus, Vultrons appear in both Acts of Mirage Saloon Zone. Sometimes, these Badniks will sit on top of cacti or ledges until the player approaches them. When encountered, Vultrons will swoop in an arc to attack the player, loop around in midair, and then repeat the pattern for as long as possible, even if they get relatively far away from their point of origin. A simple Spin Attack or Spin Jump will eliminate this Badnik and free its Animal however.

Powers and abilities

As per their design, the Vultrons are capable of flight.

See also


  1. While not listed in any instruction manuals, the internal files in the PC release of Sonic Mania refers to this enemy as "Vultron".


  1. Live Sonic Mania Developer Playthrough. Stealth (20 August 2017). Retrieved on 22 August 2017.

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