The Fire Breath assault pod is a sub-boss in Sonic the Hedgehog 3. Dr. Eggman built a fleet of these machines and sent them to firebomb Angel Island just to deal with Sonic. The player fights one of these mechs head on, which is beyond easy if the player carries a fire shield. The Fire Breath's attacks are all flame-based: it has a flamethrower on its front and fires three bombs from launch tubes on its back. It only uses its bombs when the player is controlling Knuckles. The thrusters on the pod's lower section can also inflict damage, but if the player has a fire shield, the thrusters and flamethrower become harmless.