A Skovox Blitzer was a robot built for war, said to be among the most dangerous weapons ever created. A single Blitzer had sufficient weaponry to destroy a planet. They seemed to believe the answer for almost every problem was to destroy the source of it; they didn't seem willing to spare victims, despite claims of being friendly and harmless. It possessed crustacean like legs that allowed fast travel, as well as an rapid fire energy weapon, which shot three green bolts that caused its target to burst into flames and detonate.
One came to Earth in the early 21st century, attracted to the area around Coal Hill School by the high number of artron energy emissions. It was detected by the Twelfth Doctor, who trapped it and projected it into the Time Vortex using chronodyne generators.
Danny Pink had inadvertently turned off some of the generators and the Blitzer was not projected as far into the future as the Doctor had planned. Before it reappeared, he developed a device that would make his orders sound as though they were coming from one of the robot's superiors. With the assistance of Clara Oswald and Danny, he again trapped it, and ordered it to deactivate. He then left it drifting in space and told it to enjoy its war. (TV: The Caretaker)