Grounder is a fictional robot in the Sonic the Hedgehog universe, based on the Grounder from the original Sonic 2. He is a loyal, yet dim-witted robot who serves Dr. Robotnik throughout the cartoon Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog (which is where he is mostly recognised from), along with the chicken-like Scratch. He is a short, green machine with tanklike treads instead of feet. He has a drill for a nose as well as for hands. Grounder specializes mainly in gadgetry; he can turn his drill "hands" into any number of weapons or tools, stores assorted equipment (commonly, a telephone) in his torso, and (according to the episode showing his creation) even has the components of a Swiss Army knife installed in his tongue. Grounder also seems to be the most fragile of Robotnik's robots (himself, Scratch, and Coconuts), getting blown to bits slightly more often than the others.

Mean Bean MachineGrounder appears as the eight opponent in the puzzle game Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine. He is the last opponent one could consider easy, however he still isn't a pushover either. He is the margin point where the game becomes much more difficult.


  • Horace from 101 Dalimatians
  • Sneak from Gulliver's Travels