From Sonic Retro
|Games: Sonic the Hedgehog CD, Chaotix, Sonic Lost World, Sonic Runners Adventure|
|Affiliation(s): Eggman Empire, Deadly Six|
|Hits to defeat: 1|
Pata-Bata (パタバタ) is a Badnik found both in Sonic the Hedgehog CD and in Chaotix. Between the two games Eggman seems to have upgraded the model from butterfly-wings to twin rotary engines. It is also known as the Hoverby Mk II in the US Chaotix manual.
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 appear in the Wii U/PC version of Sonic Lost World where they can be found in Desert Ruins Zone 2. At certain points in the level where Sonic skydives, he must avoid multiple groups of six of these butterfly Badniks flying in circles as he cannot attack while skydiving. They have been redesigned with blue wings and orange highlights, two holes in each wing, and a silver metallic body with a visible abdomen.
Pata-Batas also make another appearance in Sonic Runners Adventure where they return to their design from Sonic CD. They are found in Green Hill.
|“||The Robot Butterfly flutters up and down through the air spying on enemies.||„|
— Sonic CD PC instruction manual
|Sonic the Hedgehog CD|
|Sonic Lost World|