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Bubbles

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Bubbles
Games: Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I, Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode II, Sonic Jump (2012)

Bubbles, or Harisenbo (ハリセンボ) in Japan, is a puffer-like badnik from Sonic the Hedgehog 3 found in Marble Garden.

It is similar in both behavior and appearance to the Pointdexters found in Hydrocity Zone. They are primarily blue in color. Bubbles are known for their spikes, which they can retract and protract at ease. Bubbles can also float in the air, meaning they can be a difficult badnik to predict. They can only be defeated if they are hit without their spikes showing. Attempting to hit a Bubbles badnik while they have their spikes protruding will result in the loss of a shield, rings, or a life.

Bubbles returns in Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Episode I and II, mostly used for a Homing Attack chain. Whilst they don't move around and only float, they act slightly differently depending on their colour. Blue versions have no spikes while red Bubbles have retractable spikes, making chains harder.

Bubbles also appears in the 2012 version of Sonic Jump, where they are merely airborne obstacles in Jungle Zone that remain in place and protrude their spikes.

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