The Super Special Sonic Search and Smash Squad, also known as 6-S Team or S.S.S.S.S. Squad, is a three-Badnik group composed of Scratch, Grounder, and Coconuts who were originally formed by Dr. Ivo Robotnik as a team to deal with Sonic the Hedgehog on the field. They have since retired from this job and are now in the employ of Mammoth Mogul in the Casino Night Zone.
After Coconuts was wrecked, and his pieces delivered to Robotnik as a gift, Robotnik made Scratch and his non-identical twin brother Grounder, the Super Special Sonic Search and Smash Squad, and gave them the task of stopping Sonic. They would have succeeded had they not got into an argument, during which time, Sonic took the opportunity to run a circle around them and wear away the ground to bury them. (StH: #2)
Scratch, Grounder, and Coconuts later managed to successfully trap the Knothole Freedom Fighters in a virtual reality simulation, but Sonic used the simulation to his advantage and smashed up the simulator and the Badniks. (StH: #16)
Working for Mogul
The 6-S, now with Coconuts as a member, were later employed by Mammoth Mogul after he took over Robotnik's old Casino Night Zone. When Mogul hired the Destructix, Nack the Weasel, Bean the Dynamite and Bark the Polar Bear to capture Sonic, and proved successful, the 6-S wasted no time in mocking Sonic and gloating at how had been defeated. Their taunting was ended swiftly though when Sally Acorn, Amy Rose and Geoffrey St. John came to rescue Sonic and forced Scratch and Grounder to retreat behind the bar. (StH: #187, #188)
- All three members appeared regularly in the TV series Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog, which had many elements featured in the comic before the writers changed direction to be more in-line with SatAM. The group debuted in an episode with the same name.