Croctobot was a Badnik created by Dr. Eggman by merging the old Sub-Bosses Crocbot and Octobot into one robot. Eggman first launched his new robot on Sonic the Hedgehog's birthday. Croctobot was mocked by Sonic, who claimed he was the "lamest badnik ever". Croctobot insisted it was still a forced to be reckoned with and continued his attack. Although temporarily knocked out by Sonic, Crocobot awoke and grabbed the recently arrived Shadow and Scourge along with Sonic, saying "Wait, I still function!". Following this, the three hedgehogs formed a temporary truce and Spin-Dashed Croctobot to pieces. (StH: #160, #161)
Octobot's personality appears to have merged with Crocbot's as he did not express Crocbot's treasonous tendencies at the time. He even threatened to report Shadow as a traitor for not helping him to fight Sonic. He retained Crocbot's arrogance, however, and seemed upset when Sonic refused to take him seriously.
Croctobot, as a result of being built from Crocbot and Octobot, possessed the former's sharp claws and the latter's tentacles. This allowed him to grab onto multiple opponents at once, though he was apparently unable to restrain Sonic, Scourge, and Shadow from using their super speed.
- It is unknown just how badly destroyed Croctobot was, and whether or not he will return is unknown.
- One of the original ideas for Croctobot was to establish him as the new Sub-Boss of Downunda. After Ian Flynn took over as lead writer of the comics however, the idea appears to have been scrapped. (1)
- Croctobot's line "Wait, I still function" is a quote by Megatron from the original Transformers movie.