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This article is about the Badnik. For the alien species, see Wisp.

The Whisp (ブンブン Bun-bun?) is an enemy from the Sonic the Hedgehog series that first appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. They are fly-based Badnik models created by Dr. Eggman.


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.

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.

In other media

Sonic the Comic

Whisps the Comic

Whisps in Sonic the Comic.

In the Sonic the Comic series published by Fleetway Editions, the Whisps are a part of Dr. Robotnik's Badnik army. They only appeared a few times during the comic's run. One time, they attacked Sonic when he tried to investigate the Aquatic Ruin Zone. Years later, many more would ambush the Freedom Fighters over Flickies' Island.


  • Flybots in Sonic Underground bear close resemblance to Whisps.
  • Whisp's Japanese name, "Bun-bun", is the Japanese onomatopoeia for buzzing.




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