The Sectopod is a bipedal robotic enemy that stands over 10 meters tall. It seems to posses a larger sight radius than other enemies and has the unique ability to attack twice in one turn, provided it does not move.
In Enemy Unknown, the Sectopod is capable of inflicting massive amounts of damage in an area of effect, and also possesses a staggering amount of health; in addition to being surrounded by Drones who will repair any damage inflicted upon it. Sectopods also have the ability to perform multiple reaction shots during the player's turn. This unit is also immune to live capture in both UFO Defense and Enemy Unknown.