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This article is about the Badnik. For the alien species, see Wisp.
Whisp as it appears in Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
First appearance

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

in other media
Biographical overview

Dr. Robotnik

Physical description


Color scheme

Grey, blue, red, yellow.


Red compound eyes.

Alignment and character traits


Powers and abilities


Whisps (ブンブン Bun-bun?) are fly-type Badniks created by Doctor Robotnik. They make their first appearance in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. Whisps are small blue colored Badniks, that either appears in small squads of about three Badniks or singles.

Game appearances

Sonic the Hedgehog 2


The first appearance of Whisp Badniks is in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. These Badniks can only be found at routes above the water sections of Aquatic Ruin Zone where they fly around in swarms of three or five. They are usually positioned near jumps where the player has little protection from them. Whisps will start following and fly down to attack the player, but will not follow the player underwater. However Whisps can easily be destroyed one by one with Spin Jump or while charging a Spin Dash.

Sonic Pocket Adventure

Whisp Pocket Adventure

Whisps make their latest appearance in the Sonic the Hedgehog Pocket Adventure, as these fly Badniks are featured at routes above the water of Aquatic Relix, which is almost identical to Aquatic Ruin Zone with its gimmicks and Badniks. In the game, Whisps appear now as singles instead of at groups with three of them. Despite its blue and white appearance, Whisps appear to have same attack pattern.


Whisp resembles a flying insect, most likely a fly. Whisp has small, blue body with two wings connected above. The behind of the Badnik contains grey / yellow motor. It has six mechanical legs as three on each side. Whisp has two red compound eyes and yellow mouth. Whisps are seen flying around in the air and usually it will start following its target until it gets change to attack. It normally appears in small squads of about three Whisps.

In other media

Sonic the Comic

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Whisps the Comic

Whisps as they appear in Sonic the Comic.

Whisps have make several appearances in Fleetway's Sonic the Comic as being part of Robotnik's Badnik army. Unlike the game counterpart, these Badniks appear to be more armed as Whisps can shoot lasers from their compound eyes. These Badniks are first seen in issue 29's story "The Sentinel" as they start attacking to Sonic, who arrives to Aquatic Ruin Zone to check the underwater city. Whisps got defeated easily as Sonic recommended released animals to hide as he processed the search.

In the issue 131's story "Shady Characters", Whisps are one of Badniks that Robotnik has set on Flickies' Island to guard and attack to Freedom Fighters whose also are got to the island.


  • In Sonic Underground, there are robots called Flybots that are based on Whisp.
  • Whisp's Japanese name, "Bun-bun", is the Japanese onomatopoeia for buzzing.


Sonic the Hedgehog 2

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