From Sonic Retro
|Games: Sonic the Hedgehog CD, Chaotix, Sonic Runners Adventure|
|Affiliation: Eggman Empire|
|Hits to defeat: 1|
In Sonic CD the robots fly around in a zig-zag pattern, so be careful not to hit them on the way up from a spring, when Sonic is vulnerable. When broken down due to age, they fly slower and have a noticeable hole in their wings.
In Chaotix, Pata-Batas have their wings replaced with a pair of fans for flight and simply hover around in Speed Slider. As before, they lack any actual weapons and so are mostly harmless; just take them out with a Spin Jump. Like all of Eggman's Badniks in Chaotix, Pata-Bata is powered by a depleted Ring.
Pata-Batas also make another appearance in Sonic Runners Adventure where they return to their design from Sonic CD, right down to the holes in their wings. They are found in Green Hill.
Appearances in other media
Pata-Batas appear in Issue 5 of IDW Sonic, appearing alongside Antons fighting the Chaotix and Sonic. They also attack Windmill Village, attempting to rescue the amnesiac Dr. Eggman, but are destroyed by Charmy, along with the Egg Flapper. They are now named Hoverbys, most likely being their official English name.
|“||The Robot Butterfly flutters up and down through the air spying on enemies.||„|
— Sonic CD PC instruction manual
|Sonic the Hedgehog CD|