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Grabber

From Sonic Retro

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Grabber (グラバー) is a spider-like badnik from the 16-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2 found in Chemical Plant Zone. When Sonic stands directly underneath them they'll drop down, pick him up and blow up causing damage to him. It is best to attack them from the side rather from down below, because Sonic and the heros may risk being captured by them. If it auto destructs, the animal inside is killed. It is possible to escape from a Grabber's clutches by pressing Left and Right alternately on the D-pad.

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Grabbers return in Sonic Generations, again appearing in Chemical Plant Zone. In this appearance, they can now walk along and hold onto strings.

Grabbers also appear in Sonic Mania's Chemical Plant Zone, and act identically to their original appearance.

Appearances in other media

Adventures of Sonic THe Hedgehog

Grabbers only appear in one episode, The Robots Robot where they are the henchmen of Dr. Robotnik They do not grab Sonic they just try to run after him. They are defeated when Sonic uses a Spin Dash to send them into some water. After that, they are never seen again. They are called Burrobots not Grabbers.

Sonic Underground

Grabbers only appear in the Sonic Underground episode The Price of Freedom where there were used to spy on the Freedom Fighters. It is unknown who built them it cound have been Agent N, Dr. Robotnik, Sleet or Dingo.

Technical Information

Game Object ID # Description Code offset Mappings offset Compressed art offset Subparameters
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 $A7 Grabber badnik $38DBA $3921A $8B6B4 (Nemesis Format, 45 blocks) $00
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 $A8 Grabber's legs $38F66 $3921A $8B6B4 (Nemesis Format, 45 blocks) $00
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 $A9 The little hanger box thing a Grabber's string comes out of $39032 $3921A $8B6B4 (Nemesis Format, 45 blocks) $00
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 $AA The thin white string a Grabber hangs from $39066 $39228 $8B6B4 (Nemesis Format, 45 blocks) $00
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (16-bit)






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