Amy Rose (エミー・ローズ Emī Rōzu?), also formerly known as Rosy the Rascal (ロージー・ザ・ラスカル Rōjī za Rasukaru?), is a fictional character from the Sonic the Hedgehog series. She is an anthropomorphic hedgehog with a major crush on Sonic the Hedgehog. Since meeting Sonic on Little Planet, Amy has become his self-proclaimed girlfriend and has attempted to win his heart by any means during their adventures. She wields the Piko Piko Hammer, a powerful melee weapon which she uses with skills second to none and never leaves home without.
Amy is a cheerful, though slightly erratic girl, with a positive attitude and boundless energy. However, she has a scary temper and her infatuation with Sonic makes her shortsighted and a bit obsessive about him, having followed him everywhere since meeting him. Nevertheless, she has a pure heart and will not let anything stop her.
Concept and creation
Amy Rose is one of the few main characters in the Sonic the Hedgehog series to have her first appearance outside the Sega games. She was created by Kenji Terada for the various Sonic the Hedgehog manga published by Shogakukan, where she was known as "Eimi" (エイミー Eimī?). She first appeared in the April 1992 issue of Shogaku Ninensei, written and illustrated by Sango Morimoto. She also appeared in the unrelated series from Shogaku Ichinensei, Shogaku Sannensei, Shogaku Gonensei, Shogaku Rokunensei, and Coro Coro Comics Special, all of which were written and illustrated by different mangaka but based on Kenji Terada's initial concept. In these series, Eimi (no second name is given) is the girlfriend of Nikki, a nerdy young male hedgehog with the power to transform into the superhero, Sonic the Hedgehog. Eimi is also the target of the bully Anton Beruka. Because of the vastly different styles of the illustrators for these series, Eimi's design was different in each. She appeared most like her counterpart's later games appearances in the Coro Coro Comics Specials, written and illustrated by Tanaka Kouichi.
In 1993, the manga character was adapted by the Sonic CD team to be used in Sonic's Mega CD debut. Her final design for this game was done by Kazuyuki Hoshino. She appeared infrequently thereafter, in ensemble spin-off games such as Sonic the Fighters, Sonic Drift, Sonic Drift 2, and Sonic R. She did not appear in any of the early TV series, although she was included in most comics, including the Archie Comics series, the British Sonic the Comic and the French Sonic Adventures.
When Sonic Team reunited and started work on their three-dimensional follow-up to the classic Sonic games, Sonic Adventure, it was decided they would revive the pink hedgehog and give her a starring role in the game. Yuji Uekawa, the man who would redesign all the classic characters, did the most drastic changes to Amy. While Sonic, Tails and Knuckles all received minor design changes, Amy's clothing and hairstyle were completely revamped. She also had her entire figure redesigned to make her appear older, perhaps in an attempt to appeal to a different demographic than the rest of the Sonic characters.
Amy is a pink-furred anthropomorphic hedgehog with green eyes and peach skin on her muzzle and arms. Unlike other hedgehog characters, her spines are not spiky in appearance (though they were when she was younger) but rather are curved and stylized, somewhat resembling a bob cut. For attire, she wears a short sleeveless red dress with white trims, tall red boots with a white cuff and stripe, white socks, a red hairband and white wrist-length gloves with gold cuffs.
When younger, Amy had black eyes and wore an orange/yellow ruffled or pleated skirt, a white shirt with puffed green sleeves, white and blue running shoes with orange shoelaces, white wrist-length gloves and a red hairband.
Not much is known about Amy's early life except that she had always loved fortunes and other mystical things, and that she practiced some of it using her own tarot cards. At some point, she learned about Sonic the Hedgehog, who became her biggest hero and eventually the one she wanted to marry.
Sonic the Hedgehog CD
Prior to the events of Sonic the Hedgehog CD, Amy predicted from her tarot cards that she would have a "destined" encounter with Sonic on the small satellite known as Little Planet. Excited, Amy traveled to Little Planet as it made its annual appearance. There, Amy found Sonic and grabbed him in excitement, though Sonic did not reciprocate her advances. At Collision Chaos however, Amy was kidnapped by Metal Sonic, Dr. Ivo Robotnik's latest creation and taken into Robotnik's captivity. Fortunately, as Amy tied up in Stardust Speedway, she was saved by Sonic after he defeated Metal Sonic. After Sonic had defeated Robotnik and the doctor's base began to fall apart around them, Amy was safely carried back to earth by Sonic, where she only caught a glimpse of him running away and setting Little Planet free.
Sonic the Fighters
In Sonic the Fighters, Dr. Robotnik constructed the Death Egg II to conquer earth with his robots. Standing up this threat, Amy entered a fighting tournament where the winner got to collect all the Chaos Emeralds which belonged to the other participants, herself included. This would earn her the right to use the Emeralds for Tails's single-seat Lunar Fox and travel to the Death Egg II and destroy it. At the end of the tournament, the victor used the Chaos Emeralds to go to the Death Egg II and made it self-destruct moments after escaping it.
In Sonic R, Amy saw from advertisement that the World Grand Prix, a racing competition to determine the fastest in the world was about to take place. Learning that Sonic would participate, Amy signed up in hopes of winning Sonic's heart. At the World Grand Prix, Amy ended up facing not only Sonic, but also his friends, old and new foes and Dr. Robotnik, who planned to use the others to find the Chaos Emeralds on the race tracks. In the end, Amy and the others secured the Chaos Emeralds, avoiding another world crisis.
In Sonic Adventure, Amy had returned to her home in Station Square where she lived a normal, albeit boring life. While out shopping, reminiscing about her times with Sonic, Amy saw the Egg Carrier fly over the city, only to be knocked over by a Flicky with a pendant which she named "Birdie." Soon after, ZERO appeared and chased after Amy and Birdie, but they escaped the robot by hiding. Realizing that Dr. Eggman was after Birdie, Amy promised to protect it.
Soon after, Amy found Sonic and asked him to be Birdie's bodyguard. Though Sonic refused, Amy still followed him until ZERO showed up again. Amy and Birdie tried escaping ZERO, but it soon caught them and took them to the Egg Carrier where they were locked up. There, Gamma came to collect Birdie, but Amy refused to hand it over and instead pleaded it to release them. When Gamma could not understand Amy's devotion to Birdie, Amy pitied his lack of emotions, but in a surprisingly twist, Gamma chose to free them. Seeing that it was a good robot, Amy gave Gamma her friendship and fled with Birdie.
While escaping, Amy and Birdie briefly were taken into the past by a mysterious light where they saw Tikal have her first meeting with the Chao and Chaos at the Altar of the Emeralds. Continuing their escape, Amy and Birdie came across Eggman, just as Sonic and Tails came to her rescue, who grabbed Birdie from Amy and took a Chaos Emerald from its pendant. Gamma was then sent to eliminate them, but Amy got Sonic to let Gamma go before he destroyed him. As the Egg Carrier began to lose altitude, Amy was taken back to the ground by Tails, though not before advising Gamma to stop following Dr. Eggman.
Arriving in Station Square, Amy discovered from Birdie's pendant that it had a family and decided to help find its family which was in Dr. Eggman's captivity. As their search took them to the Egg Carrier's remains, Amy found Birdie's family, only for ZERO to suddenly show up and hurt Birdie. Enraged, Amy finally destroyed ZERO and tended to Birdie, who recovered and happily flew off with its family. As Amy left the Egg Carrier, she resolved to make Sonic respect her. Later, Amy returned to Station Square, which had been destroyed by Perfect Chaos, a powerful creature who sought to destroy the world. After Perfect Chaos released the seven drained Chaos Emeralds, Amy found one and brought it to Sonic, while her other friends brought the other six. Through their caring for each other, Amy watched Sonic use the Emeralds' positive chaos energy to become Super Sonic and defeat Perfect Chaos while neutralizing its evil.
In Sonic Shuffle, Amy, Sonic, Tails and Knuckles were suddenly teleported to the Temple of Light in Maginaryworld. There, they met Lumina Flowlight who explained she had brought them here to help her restore the Perfect Precioustone which had been shattered by Void and made their protector, Illumina, vanish. With Void poised to destroy Maginaryworld, Amy and her friends agreed to help Lumina. While locating the Precioustone pieces and restoring the worlds corrupted by Void, Amy sometimes had dreams where she met Void. While initially defying Void, Amy and her team noticed he was lonely and sad which touched their hearts, and they eventually saw that Void and Lumina were two halves of the same being.
After the Precioustones were returned to the Temple of Light, Amy and her group went there when Void went after Perfect Precioustone. Inside the temple though, Void was consumed by sadness and became a monster. While Amy and her friends beat Void, Lumina lost hope as the Perfect Precioustone did not recovered. When Sonic found Void who had become a dark gem, Amy helped make Lumina accept Void by telling her how negative feelings was important for dreams to be stronger. With Lumina cheered up, Amy and the others saw her restoring the Perfect Precioustone, and Lumina and Void merging back into Illumina. With Maginaryworld restored to an even better place, Amy and the gang received Illumina's gratitude before returning home.
Sonic Adventure 2
In Sonic Adventure 2, Amy learned that Sonic had been arrested by the military and imprisoned on Prison Island, so she traveled there to rescue him. There, Amy met Shadow the Hedgehog and initially mistook him for Sonic, but soon realized her mistake and saw that he was with Dr. Eggman, who had come to steal the islands' Chaos Emeralds. As Amy was cornered by Eggman, she was saved by Tails whom she joined up with to free Sonic. With Tails' help, Amy found Sonic's cell and heard from Sonic that he was imprisoned because of Shadow, whom Amy recognized. Telling about Shadow and his allegiance to Eggman, Amy freed Sonic using a key card she stole, before chasing after him as he left. When Prison Island then began to explode, Amy, Sonic and Tails escaped it in time.
Because of her involvement in Sonic's escape, Amy was made a target of G.U.N. As the trio went to Central City, Amy, Sonic and Tails saw a broadcast from Eggman, where he revealed the Space Colony ARK and displayed the Eclipse Cannon, powered by six Chaos Emeralds, by blowing up half of the Moon, before demanding world control within 24 hours or he would fire the cannon at earth. Just as Tails had an idea of tracking Eggman, the police arrived, forcing Amy and Tails to go into hiding while Sonic distracted them. As Tails and Sonic planned a way of finding Eggman radio, Amy and Tails met Knuckles whom Amy literally dragged into their adventure. After locating Eggman, Amy and her friends found Eggman's base with Knuckles' help where they expected to find a space ship that could take them to the ARK so they could destroy the Eclipse Cannon. Inside the base though, they were ambushed by Dr. Eggman and his Egg Golem. While Sonic took care of the Egg Golem, Amy and the others got themselves a space shuttle.
While en route to Space Colony ARK, Knuckles attempted to take control of the shuttle when a stray asteroid released his Emerald Shards, causing Amy's team to crash on the ARK. Onboard, however, Amy was left behind by Sonic and Tails while they left to destroy the Eclipse Cannon. No sooner, Amy was taken hostage by Dr. Eggman who demanded Tails' Chaos Emerald in exchange for Amy's life. Sonic arrived to fulfill the barging, but Eggman knew they were trying to give him a fake Emerald so he trapped Sonic in a capsule set to explode. As Amy received Sonic's goodbyes, his capsule was shot into space and exploded, leaving Amy grief-stricken. After Tails beat Eggman (though they still lost their Chaos Emerald), Amy and Tails heard Sonic, who survived the explosion, over the radio and they watched him destroy the Eclipse Cannon. As Amy reunited with everyone though, it was revealed the Space Colony ARK was now on a collision course with earth. Everyone then saw a recording of Gerald Robotnik announcing to the world that the ARK would crash into the planet and destroy it as his revenge at the world for the death of his granddaughter, Maria. Banding together with Eggman, the group came up with plan of using the Master Emerald to deactivate the cannon's core, which was powered by the seven Chaos Emeralds, to stop the Space Colony's crash course.
On their way, Amy was left behind, but then came across Shadow, who wished Maria avenged as well, and begged for his help. Through telling him that humanity was worth saving and deserved to be happy, Amy made Shadow remember that Maria wished for him to bring hope to humanity and got him to join them. After stopping the Chaos Emeralds though, the Biolizard became the Finalhazard and kept the ARK on its collision course. Amy soon after provided advise to Super Sonic and Super Shadow over transmissions as they beat the Finalhazard. After Super Sonic and Super Shadow then brought the Space Colony ARK back into orbit, Amy found Sonic returning alone, informing them that Shadow had seemingly died in the fight. As Amy tried to talk with Sonic about Shadow's death, they all decided to head back home to earth.
Sonic Advance series
In Sonic Advance, Amy joined forces with Sonic, Tails and Knuckles to stop Dr. Eggman from obtaining the seven Chaos Emeralds. Over the course of their adventure, Amy and her friends recovered the Chaos Emeralds before Eggman, who they chased to the X-Zone. After they defeated the EGG X, Amy, Tails and Knuckles returned to Earth while Super Sonic faced Eggman in a final confrontation on the moon. There, they awaited Sonic's return, but grew confused when he did not show up. A few days later though, Sonic finally returned.
Sonic Advance 3
In Sonic Advance 3, where the Earth was split into seven regions by a massive Chaos Control induced by Dr. Eggman, Amy met Sonic and her friends in Toy Kingdom. There, Amy thought Sonic would ask her out (while threatening him with her hammer), before joining their mission to restore the world and stop Eggman.
Traveling across the different regions, Amy and her friends eventual recovered the seven Chaos Emerald and had Cream join them. Along the way, Amy also faced Dr. Eggman's newest creation, Gemerl, a rebuilt version of Emerl. Eventually, Amy and the others made it to the Emerald Altar where they beat the Hyper EggRobo and used the Master Emerald to return the world to normal. Later, Amy and the others found Sonic after his battle with Ultimate Gemerl where she was brought to tears of joy. Shortly after, Amy following Sonic out on new adventures.
In Sonic Heroes, Amy had been without contact with Sonic for a month. Making little progress on his trail, she almost gave up when she saw Sonic's picture in a newspaper. Excited, Amy went to the publishers to ask where the picture was taken when she met Big, Cream and Cheese who revealed they looked for Chocola and Froggy respectively, both of whom appeared with Sonic in the newspaper picture. As they pondered on their only clue, Amy nearly lost it to a breeze, but her friends got it back. Regrouping, the quartet then set out to find their friends, forming Team Rose.
As Team Rose took their search to the coast, they were attacked by Dr. Eggman and his Egg Hawk, but they defeated the mech and made the doctor retreat. Following her heart's hunches, Amy led her team to Grand Metropolis where they after escaping the Power Plant found Team Sonic. This time, Amy tried to force Sonic to marry her by fighting him, but Sonic managed to use the fight to escape Amy and her team.
Though depressed that Sonic got away, Amy came up with the plan of finding Eggman and thereby finding Sonic. As Team Rose searched for the doctor, Eggman appeared and attacked them with his robot horde, but Team Rose destroyed it. When they reached Rail Canyon, Amy's team-mates picked up on Froggy and Chocola, and they headed to Eggman's base where they met the Egg Albatross which Amy lead her team into battle with to impress Sonic. After the fight, however, Amy discovered to her anger that the Eggman they fought was a copy and Froggy and Chocola were nowhere. With Amy suspecting Eggman was behind Froggy and Chocola's disappearance, Team Rose left to find Eggman to save their friends.
Team Rose's search eventually took them to the jungle where they met Team Chaotix. Amy initially turned Vector down when she thought he was asking for a date, but when Team Chaotix demanded Cheese, the two teams ended up fighting. When Team Rose reached Hang Castle, Amy had to push her team onward when they were scared by their surroundings. After they escaped from Mystic Mansion, Team Rose were met by Eggman and his robot horde, but they still defeated it.
After that, Team Rose traveled to the Egg Fleet to find Eggman's main fleet, the Final Fortress. Once they got there, Team Rose defeated Eggman in his Egg Emperor in a final confrontation. Though their opponent ended up being another fake, they found Chocola and Froggy in its remains and had a happy reunion. No sooner, Amy saw Sonic nearby and quickly chased after him.
Not long after, Team Rose, Sonic, Chaotix and Dark united to see Neo Metal Sonic reveal himself. It turned out that Metal Sonic, who had been impersonating Eggman, was the true kidnapper of Froggy and Chocola and the one staging the teams' adventures so he could copy their data to conquer the world himself. As Neo Metal Sonic transformed into Metal Madness, the real Dr. Eggman saw the teams had collected all the Chaos Emeralds and got the idea of using the Emeralds against Metal Sonic. Amy and her team then volunteered to stall Metal Madness with the others while Team Sonic prepared the Chaos Emeralds. Despite Team Rose's efforts, the robot transformed into Metal Overlord, but Team Super Sonic then arrived and defeated him while Amy watched on. After the battle, Amy resume her chase after Sonic, saying goodbye to her team while doing so.
Shadow the Hedgehog
In Shadow the Hedgehog, Amy joined Sonic and several of her friends in battling the Black Arms, who had begun invading earth, and would try convincing Shadow to join their cause. She appears in Shadow's Hero Missions.
In the Hero scenario, where Shadow accepted Amy's request, Amy and Shadow managed to find both Cream and Cheese. Later, Amy came to Shadow's aid when the hedgehog was attacked by Dr. Eggman and his Egg Breaker. Eventually, the two destroyed Eggman's battle mech and collected one of the Chaos Emeralds that Shadow had found before being interrupted by Eggman.
In the last story, Amy, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Rouge and Dr. Eggman found Shadow and tried to stop him from giving the Chaos Emeralds to Black Doom, the Black Arms' leader. Black Doom however, took the Emeralds and used an enhanced Chaos Control to transport the Black Comet to the surface, planning to use humans as energy sources for his kind. Shortly after, Amy and her allies were paralyzed by a special nerve gas and Black Doom unleashed the Death leeches to prey on them. However, it turned out Shadow was immune to the gas and he left Amy and the others behind as he went to stop Black Doom.
Soon after, Amy and the other got out of the Black Comet and found some shelter from where she and the others cheered Super Shadow on as he fought and defeated Devil Doom. After Super Shadow sent the Black Comet back into space and blew it up with the Eclipse Cannon, Amy was positive Shadow had survived when Rouge worried about it, before joining her friends for a laugh as Knuckles furiously chased Eggman around.
In Sonic Battle, Amy had moved to Central City. When out looking for Sonic, Amy met Tails and Emerl, a Gizoid Sonic had found which Dr. Eggman was after. Asking Tails about Emerl, Tails explained that Emerl was like Sonic's baby project. However, Amy took this statement literally and thought that Sonic was testing her to see if she would be a capable mother. Tails tried to tell her otherwise, but Amy snapped back, scaring him off. Alone with Emerl, Amy told him to call her "mommy" with positive results, but then Rouge came to steal Emerl for her own purposes. Amy fought Rouge to protect Emerl, but was defeated. Remorsefully, Amy told Tails what happened, before tracking Rouge down twice to take Emerl back by force, but kept failing. When Sonic himself got Emerl back from Rouge, Amy showed up to smack Rouge some more while promising Sonic she would make a good mother, much to Sonic's confusion.
Haunted by her failure to keep Emerl safe, Amy resolved to become stronger so she could protect him, and so took up boxercising. However, she began training excessively when she figured she could get Sonic to notice her by losing weight. During her training, Amy would drag Cream and Cheese into helping her.
Later, Amy met Knuckles and Emerl at her apartment, where she hoped Sonic had come to propose. Some time later, Amy resumed her search for Sonic and got his location from Tails. When she found Sonic and Emerl, she berated Sonic for his parenting until he ran away when Emerl made a bad choice of words. However, Amy took this as a test to see if she could protect Emerl from Eggman which she accepted. Soon after, Amy and Emerl were attacked by E-121 Phi which they defeated them and seized their Emerald Shards. Knowing Emerl developed with each Chaos Emeralds he got, Amy figured Sonic would accept her as his wife if she helped Emerl mature with more Emeralds.
Before searching for Emeralds, Amy took Emerl to her apartment to help him practice some fighting moves upon his request. There, Amy met Cream and told about how Emerl was to help her and Sonic raise a family (though Cream doubted it) before working out with all three of them until she collapsed from exhaustion. Emerl soon after sensed a Chaos Emerald, and Amy went to investigate it with him, but had to fight Chaos Gamma on the way, who Amy mistook for her old rescuer. Arriving in Night Babylon, Amy and Emerl found two and destroyed another two E-121 Phis and took their Emerald Shards.
Tracing the last Emerald Shard to Club "Rouge", Amy and Emerl found Rouge and fought her for the ownership of the shard, eventually making her hand it over. However, Rouge warned them that Shadow, who wanted Emerl destroyed, was near, so Amy and Emerl went to Tails so he could assemble their Emeralds Shards. Once Tails formed a whole Chaos Emerald, Amy gave to Emerl, allowing him to develop more. Just then, Sonic showed up and Amy told him (somewhat threatening) of how she had helped raise Emerl and that he now had to marry her. As Sonic told Amy to close her eyes, Amy expected a kiss from Sonic, but opened them only to see that Sonic was gone. However, Amy just attributed this to his shyness.
A while later, Amy and Cream watched Emerl while Sonic and Tails checked a lead on a Chaos Emerald. While Emerl helped Amy with her exercises, however, Eggman kidnapped Emerl, Cream and Cheese. Thankfully, the trio was able to save themselves. Some time afterwards, Amy met Emerl who asked her for a fight so he could face Shadow. Amy accepted and was defeated, but was more concerned about her diet.
Later, Amy came to see Emerl stop Eggman and his Final Egg Blaster onboard the Death Egg through a monitor. When Eggman was defeated, however, Eggman fired the Final Egg Blaster, destroying some stars, causing Emerl to revert to his original programming which was bend on destruction. However, Eggman could not control Emerl as excepted, and Emerl prepared to fire the Final Egg Blaster at Earth. With Sonic the only one capable of stopping Emerl, Amy begged him to do it. When Sonic's original plan to stop Emerl with the Master Emerald failed, however, he had to destroy Emerl. Once it was done, the world was saved, but everyone mourned Emerl's death.
In Sonic Rush, Amy was once again on the lookout for Sonic. During her search, Amy met Cream and her new friend Blaze the Cat, and quickly asked Cream if she had seen Sonic, but without luck. Amy was then introduced to Blaze by Cream, but she got a little mad and threaten Cream when she mentioned her shortcomings. After that, Amy greeted Blaze, though she warned her not be looking for Sonic out of affection, before taking off to find him. Eventually, she found Sonic, who tried to ask her where Blaze was. Amy, believing this meant Sonic liked Blaze, was then about to explode with anger, but calmed down once Tails explained the situation. Amy then told them where she was, only for Sonic and Tails to leave her behind.
Afterwards, Amy met Cream and Blaze again and told them Sonic was looking for them, but Blaze dismissed that as she did not want Sonic's help for finding the last of her missing Sol Emeralds. Amy, however, insisted she could rely on friends and told her with Cream about how they were all friends now. When Knuckles then arrived to settle an dispute with Blaze, Amy held him back while Cream and Blaze got away.
Some time later, in the aftermath of Sonic and Blaze's final battles with Dr. Eggman and Dr. Eggman Nega, Amy came affectionately towards Sonic to celebrate the victory, but made Sonic run away, leaving Amy to chase him.
Soon after, Amy, Sonic, Tails, Knuckles and Cream, came to Blaze's aid when Eggman and Eggman Nega drained all her Sol Emeralds of their power to conquer both Sonic's dimension and Blaze's world. With Amy and the others' support, Blaze recharged the Sol Emeralds, becoming Burning Blaze, and joined up with Super Sonic as they defeated the doctors and saved both worlds.
Sonic Riders series
In Sonic Riders, Amy signed up for Dr. Eggman's EX World Grand Prix to "keep her eye on Sonic," who was also participating along with Team Sonic. After the qualifications rounds, Amy found Sonic and told him why she was participating, much to Sonic's dismay. Amy then heard Tails' explanation surrounding the legends of the Babylon Rogues, an opposing team in the competition working for Eggman, and Babylon Garden, until they met Wave the Swallow who walked by and mocked Tails' Blue Star (and placed a bomb on it). While angry at Wave for this, Amy soon after hurried out to the next race where she faced Wave but was defeated, eliminating Amy from the tournament.
At the the Grand Prix finals, Amy came to cheer Sonic on in hopes of winning by beating Jet. Jet won however, and Amy and the rest witnessed Jet use his winning prize, the seven Chaos Emeralds, in tandem with the Key to Babylon Garden to reveal Babylon Garden itself, intending to claim its treasure. When Eggman then snatched the Key to claim the treasure himself, Amy tried to stop him, but ended up riding the doctor's Egg Mobile to Babylon Garden.
On Babylon Garden, Amy was taken hostage by Eggman. When Sonic then came to stop Eggman, Amy was used as a shield by the doctor to keep Sonic away. However, Sonic created a series of windstorms on his Extreme Gear, which freed Amy from Eggman's grasp. Amy however, was furious at Sonic for endangering her with those moves and chased him around with her Piko Piko Hammer. Her chase was interrupted however when they heard a roar and went to check it out. Venturing inside Babylon Garden, Amy and her friends saw the Babylon Rouges had awoken the Babylon Guardian when looking for Treasure of Babylon, and were forced to fight it.
After beating the Babylon Guardian, Amy and the others found the Treasure of Babylon, which turned out to be a Magic Carpet, much to the disappointment of Eggman. With this ordeal over, Amy and her friends departed from the Babylon Rogues for the time being.
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity
In Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, a few months after the World Grand Prix, Amy was in Botanical Kingdom when she found a mysterious stone. After just picking it up however, she was chased by SCR-HDs, a part of a currently global robot rampage who were after the meteorite. While running away from the robots, Amy found Team Sonic, where she quickly flirted with Sonic before telling her story. With Team Sonic also having such a meteorite and being targeted by the robots too, Amy and her friends decided to head to MeteorTech, the creator of the robots, for answers.
When they got there, Amy and her group were discovered by security. However, the Babylon Rogues arrived and Jet repelled the security robots with another meteorite and demanded Amy's meteorite, the Ark of the Cosmos. Amy however, not knowing what it was, did not understand him. When more security robots showed up and everyone tried to leave, Amy was blocked by Storm who demanded her meteorite, but she hit Storm with her Piko Piko Hammer and ran away. As Storm continued to chase after her to Aquatic Capital, Amy chose to give up the meteorite by throwing it in his face before forcing him to lead her back to Sonic. During the trip, however, they were ambushed by SCR-HD who blew up when it scanned their Ark of the Cosmos. Amy was then left behind when Storm took SCR-HD's Ark of the Cosmos and ran back home.
Soon after, Amy was reunited with Team Sonic who had looked for her, and she explained what had happened. Knuckles thought the robot rampage would stop now since their leader was gone, but Tails, having learned Dr. Eggman started it by putting an Ark of the Cosmos in MeteoTech’s mother computer, figured it would only stop if they removed the Ark of the Cosmos from the mother computer. As they tried to figure out where the mother computer could be, Amy remembered Storm mentioning Gigan Rocks, a place with information about the Ark of the Cosmos. Under Knuckles' guide, Amy and her friends went there to search for clues.
Arriving at Gigan Rocks, the group discovered from the ruins that the Arks of the Cosmos were power units for Babylon Garden. Amy and her friends saw the Babylon Rogues chase after Eggman above them and learned the location of MeteoTech’s mother computer by the direction Eggman fled and the ruins of Gigan Rocks. Traveling there, Amy and her group found the Crimson Tower and the Babylon Rogues, who explained Eggman stole their Arks of the Cosmos. Concluding Eggman planned to use them to control all the world's robots for world domination, Amy and her friends raced the Babylon Rogues to Eggman with the Arks of the Cosmos at stake.
At the end of the race, the two groups stopped Eggman's plans, ended the global robot rampage and additionally prevented the reactivated SCR-HD from using the Arks of the Cosmos to create a black hole that could destroy the world. Returning to Monopole with her friends, Amy heard from Tails of how the Arks of the Cosmos made the robots to go amok, and she thought that the tradition of wishing upon a star was started by the ancient Babylonians who hoped shooting stars were the Arks of the Cosmos falling down to earth so they could get back home. No sooner though, Amy and then others saw Jet flying by, who challenged Sonic to a race, which Sonic accepted.
Sonic Free Riders
In Sonic Free Riders, Amy followed Sonic to the newest World Grand Prix, hosted by Dr. Eggman. Hoping that Sonic would participate, Amy decided to join to see him. Since it was a team competition, Amy reformed Team Rose by making Cream rejoin and hiring Vector as a member too by promising him half of the prize money.
After barely getting into the competition in time (which Amy blamed Vector for), Team Rose went up against Team Heroes for their first race, which Amy took as a sign of fate. As Team Rose won their face-offs, Amy thought Sonic was letting her win, though he was not. After beating Team Heroes, Amy promised Sonic a date after her team won the Grand Prix.
For their next race, Amy and her team faced Team Babylon who mocked them for their uselessness, but Amy claimed only Vector was useless. In the end, Team Rose defeated Team Babylon, and Amy contributed this to her love for Sonic.
In the finals, Team Rose went up against Team Dark. While Amy had procured one victory after another, Amy argued with Vector about his cockiness until Cream stopped them. When it seemed like Team Rose finally beat Team Dark and had secured their victory however, Vector blurted out that E-10000B was too damaged to be in the race, meaning their last victory did not count. As a rematch was issued, Amy accused Vector for the damage before resuming the competition. Once Team Rose secured their defeat of Team Dark and their tournament victory, Amy was overjoyed and made Omochao patch her to Sonic. There, Amy surprised Sonic by telling him she was ready for their date now and ran off to find him.
During the extra rounds, Team Rose had their own fair share of defeats too, where Amy would be sour about their losses, but nevertheless passionate about Sonic. At the end of the tournament, Amy and the other teams came to the awards ceremony to collect their prizes, but Eggman made them have a final race against his "ultimate Gear-Jockey robot." Following the race, Eggman revealed his agenda: he used the Grand Prix to collect the everyone's racing data with his E-10000 robots to create the ultimate Extreme Gear for him to use. As Eggman challenged the others to a race, Amy gladly accepted it. After beating Eggman, Amy demanded their prize money when suddenly Metal Sonic revealed himself as the one controlling the participant E-10000B and giving fake data to Eggman so he could take the real data for himself to beat Sonic in Extreme Gear riding.
Following this revelation, Amy and the others watched Sonic and Metal Sonic engage in a heated race, with Sonic being victorious. With the World Grand Prix coming to a close, it was revealed Eggman never had a prize to give out, upsetting Vector, though Amy remarked he should be feeling privileged to have raced with cuties like her and Cream.
Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
In Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Amy was out looking for Sonic once more, and had tracked him to Soleanna. During the night, Amy found Silver the Hedgehog, who she believed was Sonic, and hugged him, but quickly realized her mistake. When Amy learned however that she had made Silver lose sight of someone he was looking for, Amy promised to help Silver find that person, despite his protest.
Prioritizing her own search first, Amy had Silver help her find Sonic before she would help Silver with his search, though Silver was not interested at first. Following Sonic's trail, Amy and Silver found him in Castle Town, but to Amy's shock, Silver attempted to kill Sonic, who was actually the one he had been looking for. However, Amy stopped Silver before he could land the final blow, allowing Sonic to escape. Confused, Amy heard Silver explanation that Sonic would soon destroy the world, but Amy refused to believe this, even if it turned out to be true, and left Silver in anger.
Amy later resumed her pursuit for Sonic and infiltrated Dr. Eggman's base during her search. When she attempted to flee when she realized the danger present however, Amy met Princess Elise as she was escaping from Eggman's captivity, and Amy rescued her from the base. Later, out in the free, Amy learned who Elise was when they introduced themselves and that someone had helped Elise beforehand. Amy took this as a sign that Elise was in love with that person, which she could relate, and wished her good luck before escorting Elise to safety.
Later on, Amy met up with Tails and Knuckles in Castle Town when they were suddenly caught in a spatial distortion created by Solaris and send to End of the World, where they were united with Shadow, Silver, Rouge, E-123 Omega and Eggman. There, Amy found Sonic and Elise, and was heartbroken when she discovered that Sonic was dead, having been killed by Mephiles the Dark to remake Solaris. With Solaris preparing to destroy time and Amy crying over Sonic's passing, however, Elise sensed that Sonic's soul was still among them, which made Amy and the others set out to find the Chaos Emeralds to bring Sonic back to life. After Elise revived Sonic as Super Sonic, Amy wept at his return and supported him as he, Super Shadow and Super Silver took off and defeated Solaris. When Sonic and Elise then ensured Solaris never came to exist, time was reverted, resulting in the events and memories of the adventure being erased and Amy to be returned to where she was prior to the events.
In Sonic Rivals, Amy was turned into a card by Dr. Eggman Nega with his special camera. When Eggman Nega later met Sonic and Tails on Onyx Island, the doctor showed Amy's card to Sonic and explained what he had done to her before turning Tails into a card as well, making Sonic set off to save both his friends. When Eggman Nega later escaped to his space station, the doctor planned to use Amy's card, along with some other cards to fuel his special camera as he used it to turn Earth into a card, but he was stopped by Sonic, Knuckles, Shadow and Silver. After the battle, Amy was returned to normal by Sonic and she took this as a sign that they were to live happily together. Sonic however, claimed he had to find Eggman Nega’s other card captives and ran off, much to Amy's dismay.
Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
In Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Amy joined Sonic, Tails and Knuckles the Echidna as they attacked Dr. Eggman on the Egg Carrier. Together, they made the Egg Carrier crash into Metropolis and they all assumed Eggman had perished following the battle.
After the battle with Eggman, Amy started a club for young girls to protect themselves from bullies. Some time later, Amy joined forces with Tails to help find Knuckles who had been kidnapped by a group dubbed the "Marauders" who had stolen all the Chaos Emeralds. When Tails recruited Sonic for the search, Amy went to meet Sonic on the halfway so he was safe. When they met, Amy tried to get Sonic's attention by pretending that she had a new boyfriend called Dexter so he would be jealous, but with limited success. Along their way to Tails, Amy and Sonic took care of a Marauder.
With some help from G.U.N., Amy and her friends succeeded in finding the Marauders' hideout where they were reunited with Knuckles. The team then attempted to head for Angel Island to protect the Master Emerald from the Marauders, but they discovered the entire island had been hijacked. Suspecting Eggman was working with Marauders, Amy and her group began searching for the doctor. The team soon found Dr. Eggman, only to heard the doctor claim he had been reformed, which Amy highly doubted. Nevertheless, Eggman claimed that he was against the Marauders too, and that he would help Amy and the others fight the Marauders by leading them into Metropolis where the Marauders had drawn Angel Island to with the Chaos Emeralds, which the group accepted.
On their way to Metropolis, Amy and her team met Shade and discovered that she and the Marauders were a group of echidnas from the Nocturnus Clan, exiled to the Twilight Cage over four millennia ago. While Amy and the team beat Shade and her lackeys, Shade blocked the way to Metropolis, but Amy and the others found a way around. After getting inside the city, Amy and her allies made it to Angel Island where they helped Sonic in his attempt to stop the Nocturnus Clan's leader, Imperator Ix, who sought to rule the world, from stealing the Master Emerald. While putting up a good fight, Ix escaped with the Master Emerald and used it to create a wormhole into Sonic’s dimension so the Nocturnus Clan could conquer it. As a result of the Master Emerald's absence, Angel Island fell from the sky, but Amy and the others survived the crash.
After regrouping, the team came up with the plan of going after Ix into the Twilight Cage and reclaim the Emeralds to stop Ix, with Shade joining Amy and the others to stop Ix as she had realized her leader's evil plan. Using the Blue Cyclone Tail and Eggman created for the journey, Amy and her friends ventured into the Twilight Cage while Eggman stayed on Earth to watch the wormhole. Inside the Twilight Cage, Amy and her team got five of the Chaos Emeralds back and gained alliances with the alien races within the Twilight Cage. When they prepared infiltrated Nocturne to find the last Emeralds, the group was able to get to this planetoid thanks to the help from their alien allies (Depending on the player's choices at this point, Amy will reveal to Sonic that she made up Dexter).
Once on Nocturne, Amy and her team got the last Chaos Emeralds back, and Amy came to help in the final battle against Ix while Knuckles got the Master Emerald back. After Ix had been defeated by Sonic, the echidna leader began to close the wormhole out of the Twilight Cage, but Amy and the others got through it just in time. When they returned home however, Amy and her friends saw that much time had passed, thus allowing Eggman to rebuild his forces, which they faced upon exit from the Twilight Cage.
In battle, Amy has the highest damage power and medium armor, and she is quite fast, allowing her to attack twice per round.
In Sonic Unleashed, Amy once again pursued Sonic. She eventually found him in Spagonia at night where she was quick to hug him. As she took a look at Sonic, however, she could not recognize him due to him being in his Werehog form. Believing him to be a stranger, Amy apologized and ran off, inadvertently depressing Sonic. Not long after, Amy was forced to dance with some people possessed by Dark Gaia's Minions, but was saved by Sonic and Chip, but before Amy could get a look at Sonic, he fled. She soon after met Professor Pickle and had him tell her everything about Sonic. After learning about Sonic's new form, Amy met up with Sonic and told him that he was still him to her despite his look.
From there, Amy followed Sonic, Tails, Chip and Pickle in their mission to restore the earth after Dr. Eggman had broken it apart. While Sonic and Chip were gone on adventures, Amy would help Pickle with his work and await their safe return. When Pickle later moved to his research facility in Shamar, Amy came with. Later, after Sonic and Chip went to fully restore the planet by sealing Dark Gaia, the creature behind the planet's shattering, Amy and Pickle saw the sky turning dark. As Pickle recognized this as Dark Gaia's act to destroy the world and despaired, Amy had unwavering faith that Sonic would save them. As Amy predicted, the world was soon after returned to normal thanks to Sonic and Chip when they defeated Perfect Dark Gaia. With everyone celebrating, Amy shorty listened to Pickle's reflection on the meaning of Light and Dark Gaia before deciding to prepare a "coming home" party for Sonic with Pickle.
Sonic and the Black Knight
In Sonic and the Black Knight, Amy had managed to make a date with Sonic, but when the time came for it, he did not show up. When Amy met Sonic later, he explained he had been on an adventure in the world of Camelot. However, Amy believed Sonic made that up as an excuse for forgetting their date before proceeding to chase after Sonic and attacking him with her Piko Piko Hammer.
In the Nintendo DS version of Sonic Colors, Amy, after going on a long time without seeing Sonic, managed to track Sonic to Aquarium Park on Dr. Eggman's Incredible Interstellar Amusement Park. Upon finding Sonic and Tails, Amy was overly excited to see him again and asked him to complete a mission for her entertainment. After Sonic finished it, Amy noted it was "dreamy" and asked Sonic to marry her, causing Sonic to ditch her and leave her with Tails. When Sonic completed her mission with excellence, Amy began planning her honeymoon with him, only to notice he had run away.
Later on, Amy found Big and had him help her find Sonic, despite that Big was looking for Froggy. Once they found Sonic, Amy asked him to do another mission for them as entertainment while they rested from their search. After Sonic was done, Amy decided to have a picnic with him, believing they were certainly on a date despite Tails commenting that they were in the middle of Eggman's base.
In the console/PC version of Sonic Generations, Amy attended and helped prepare Sonic's surprise birthday party. As the party started, however, the Time Eater suddenly appeared. Amy was then sucked into one of the Time Eater's Time Holes and ended up in the White Space, where she was turned into a statue due to the Time Eater's effects.
Eventually, Amy was returned to normal by Sonic and his younger self. When the Sonics confronted the Time Eater, which was revealed to be controlled by Eggman and his younger self, Amy arrived at the battle with the others and cheered on both Sonics, allowing them both to transform into Super Sonic. When the Sonics defeated the Time Eater, Amy and the others were sent back to the present, where Amy knocked Knuckles into a tree for deeming Sonic's performance "half-bad". Continuing the celebration from where it left off, Amy later waved goodbye to the younger Sonic and Tails when they returned to their own time.
Sonic Lost World
In Sonic Lost World, Amy remained behind with Knuckles to look after some Animals while Sonic and Tails went to free the other animals Dr. Eggman had captured. While waiting, Amy contacted Sonic, who reported they only rescued one capsule of animals, and she pleaded to him to save the others.
When the Deadly Six took control of Eggman's Extractor and began draining the Life Energy out of earth, Amy contacted Sonic and Tails and reported about this phenomenon. Eventually, Amy herself became drained of her energy to the point where her death seemed imminent. Contacting Sonic, Amy told him it was too late for them, and urged him to save the world as their transmission got cut out. Fortunately, she and everyone else were saved when Sonic and Tails got the Extractor to return the stolen energy. Following the world's restoration, Amy welcomed Sonic and Tails back when they arrived.
In the Act 2 boss battle for Metallic Madness Zone, Dr. Eggman uses robots shaped like Amy. They try to hug the player like, similar to how Amy acted in Sonic the Hedgehog CD. Once they come in contact, they explode.
Other game appearances
Sonic Drift/Sonic Drift 2
In the game Sonic Drift and its sequel, Sonic Drift 2, Amy ended up joining two drift-racing competitions, both of which offered Chaos Emeralds as prizes. Driving a blue car, and later a red one, she competed in both races in an attempt to meet and impress Sonic.
Sonic Advance 2
Amy is an unlockable character in Sonic Advance 2, after collecting all of the Chaos Emeralds with all four of the other playable characters. In this game, she is able to perform the Spin Jump and Spin Dash in addition to her Hammer Attack techniques. Amy is not seen in the Sound Test screen in this game because Cream the Rabbit replaced Amy as the fourth main character in the Sonic Advance series for this game.
Sonic Rivals 2
Amy does not appear in the story of Sonic Rivals 2, but she is featured on two collectible cards.
Sonic and the Secret Rings
Amy is a playable character in the Party Mode of Sonic and the Secret Rings alongside Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Shadow, Cream, Silver, and Blaze.
Sega Superstars Tennis
Amy is a playable character in the game Sega Superstars Tennis.
Mario & Sonic series
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games
Amy appears as a playable character in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games. Like all the other female characters, Amy sports a different outfit than her normal dress. Her dress is similar to her normal one, but different around the shoulders, with the addition of black leggings underneath it and a different pair of shoes.
Amy has five missions in this game's DS and Wii versions and one special mission. In the DS version, the missions are:
- Throw for a distance between 70 and 85 M in Javelin throw
- Earn GOOD ratings for the entire performance (10 times) in Trampoline
- Come from behind to win in Fencing (Interim result is 8-9)
- Get GREAT result from your jump in Long jump
- Use items to three of your opponents ahead of you in dream long jump
- Defeat Peach in dream boxing (clear all 5 missions to unlock this)
In the Wii version the missions are:
- Do a perfect start and finish in 1st place in 100m freestyle
- Go through 5 rings and fall to water first in dream platform
- Do a perfect start dash in 100m and finish 1st
- Win the game with special move as a last point in dream table tennis
- Defeat Peach in fencing
- Jump from all hurdles perfectly in 110m hurdles
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
She also appears in the game Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games as an all-around type character. Her main rival is Princess Peach. Her signature move is Pink Typhoon for the Wii version and Rose Spin for the DS version. She wears a pink parka, black leggings, and pink boots.
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games
Amy also appears in Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games as the third playable Sonic character. In her official artwork, she is shown to have a newly-designed swimsuit which is a red sleeveless dress leotard with a white skirt and red ballet slippers.
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing series
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
Amy appears in Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, alongside Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Shadow, Dr. Eggman and Big the Cat. Her model car is the Pink Cabriolet, an old-fashioned pink buggy with a spare tire cover etched with "AMY", and a plate on the front that says: "AMY-ROSE". Her All-Star Move is the Piko Piko Hammer; she pulls it out and madly swings it around to smash anyone unlucky enough to get in her way. Her All-Star Theme is "My Sweet Passion" from Sonic Adventure.
Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Amy returns as a racer in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.
In Sonic Runners, Amy is a playable Speed Type character. In gameplay, she has a triple jump and boosts Animal Bonus by 100%. During the "Puyopuyo!! Quest Collaboration" even, Amy was re-released as a variant with an "Amitie" outfit where she boosts Animal Bonus by 150%.
During the "Birthday on Windy Hill" event, Amy was arriving at Sonic's birthday party with Team Rose when Dr. Eggman attacked with his Death Egg drones. While Eggman kidnapped the others, Amy escaped and she later showed to defend Team Sonic (specifically Sonic) from Eggman's Death Egg drone, where she scrambled the drone's system with a hit from her Piko Piko Hammer and sent it after Eggman. With Amy secured, who wished him a happy birthday, the quartet went back to Sonic's birthday party with the rest of their friends.
During the "Tropical Coast Event", Amy was on a trip to a beach resort with Team Rose. There, she met Team Sonic and assumed their current hunt for pearls (which were stolen goods from Eggman) was for a gift to her from Sonic. However, she was irritated when Cubot told her Sonic was collecting them for Eggman instead. Reuniting with Team Rose and Team Sonic, Amy learned of Eggman's scheme to turn Mother Wisp evil, using the pearls to finance it. Apologizing for her assumptions, Amy and her team helped Team Sonic stop Eggman's plans.
PersonalityAmy in the main series is presented as being somewhat kind and girly. In Sonic the Hedgehog CD, she was referred to as an "optimistic tomboy" who loves fortunes and uses tarot cards. Because of her tomboyish nature, she became a playable character as a fighter in Sonic the Fighters. However, after Sonic Adventure, Amy had grown a more feminine personality, such as an interest in shopping and fashion, but that did not remove her tomboyish nature. However, in the later games, she has the personality of a girly-girl more so than a tomboy, unlike the earlier games. In the more recent games, Amy has become a bit more obsessive and far more aggressive, much to Sonic's dismay. She often shows her anger by pulling out her Piko Piko Hammer out of Hammerspace, sometimes threatening Sonic with it.
In Sonic Battle, her attraction towards "Boxercise" plays to both elements of her ever-changing personality: the exercise helping her lose weight to maintain her girlish figure, and the boxing to help her train when she's forced to fight. In Sonic Battle, she had shown a very powerful and aggressive attitude, willing to fight whenever necessary.
Despite her aggressive tendencies, Amy has a kind heart, never gives up, and is one of the most optimistic and cheerful characters. Amy is always full of hope and is always cheering on for the good side of things. She almost never seems to find anything hopeless, as shown in Sonic Adventure, where she was determined to help the Flicky who had lost his family.
In Sonic Adventure 2, Amy felt strongly that there was a chance for the world to be saved and that people were basically good (as she told Shadow). Amy is often a likable person she has rarely met anyone who she did not befriend (including Shadow and Blaze). Amy is a cheerful and caring individual, with a positive outlook on life, and an over sweeping infatuation for Sonic.
Since 2010, after the release of Sonic Free Riders, Amy seems to be more bossy and infatuated with Sonic than before. This is most likely due to the more light and humorous nature of recent Sonic games. Amy's personality has added more a humorous factor in games like Sonic Colors, Sonic Free Riders, and Sonic Generations with her obsession for Sonic, which causes her to say silly and embarrassing things.
Powers and abilities
While not superhuman, Amy possesses above-average physical attributes, making her a powerful figure in her own right. She has high physical strength, wielding her apparently heavy Piko Piko Hammers with little effort and swings them around with enough force to smash clean through metal, send enemies sky rocketing, fly around like a helicopter rotor, create whirlwinds, generate shock waves or send herself flying by hammering into the ground. On top of that, Amy could slap Knuckles with enough force to sent him flying into a tree without even trying.
Amy is capable of running at super speeds, which sterns from her practice of chasing after Sonic and her innate hedgehog abilities. While her exact top speed is unclear, she can run fast enough to even keep Sonic on a constant lookout for her, suggesting she is a remarkably fast runner. However, Amy has admitted herself that she is not as fast as Sonic.
Amy has as well good acrobatic skills and agility, being able to handle and swing her large Piko Piko Hammer gracefully and without disturbing her when airborne, perform various forms of movements and tricks when launched into midair, and grind on rails with ease.
Amy is a tough fighter, though her combat skills are not as developed as those of Sonic, Knuckles, or Tails. Combined with her aggressiveness though, Amy can be a fierce opponent in a confrontation. While the martial arts she has trained under are more reminiscing of exercises, Amy knows how to defend herself against, and can go up against powerful robots and highly trained combatants.
Amy's fighting style focuses heavily of her Piko Piko Hammer. In battle, she uses her hammer's size and durability to her advantage, either using it to knock opponents far away or bringing the entirety of its weight down on the opponents, crushing them with devastating force. For more offensive moves, Amy twirls around with her Piko Piko Hammer, either turning herself into a spinning top that mows down everything in her path or stirring up whirlwinds and shock waves to blow the opponents away, though such maneuvers can leave her dizzy. However, Amy can as well fight opponents hand-to-hand, though she rarely resorts to this method. As seen in Sonic Battle, when fighting opponents close up, Amy utilizes kickboxing moves, using fast jabs and uppercuts.
Techniques and moves
Amy has one of the widest ranges of moves and techniques in the series, ranging from techniques involving her Piko Piko Hammer, to the basic Spin Attack maneuvers, to even mimicries of other characters' moves.
Most of Amy's offensive techniques revolves around the variants of her primary technique, the Hammer Attack, a downward swing with her Piko Piko Hammer on opponents. These variants serve to compensate for Amy's lack of superior physical skills and moves. Her Jump Attack lets her swing her Piko Piko Hammer in midair to attack enemies while airborne with increased attack range, and her Spin Hammer Attack and Spinning Hammer Attack lets her spin around with her Piko Piko Hammer to attack with increased attack range. For better movements, Amy can use her Hammer Jump and Mid-Air Hammer Jump techniques to let her somersault higher into the air by setting off with her Piko Piko Hammer from where she is positioned, and with her Propeller Hammer she can float through the air like a helicopter for a short time.
Some of Amy's more special moves include her Tornado Hammer where she throws a whirlwind at opponents to blow them off the ground, and the Rose Typhoon where she creates a dome-like shock wave by hammering into the ground. While she sometimes lacks it, Amy can also perform the various forms of the Spin Attack where she curls tightly into a concussive ball while in locomotion to damage, mow down, or burrow through obstacles and foes. The Homing Attack allows Amy to jump and home in on an enemy to get over large gaps she cannot normally reach, the Spin Jump lets her curl into a ball to attack opponent by landing on them, and the Spin Dash lets her shoot herself forward as an acceleration roll at high speeds to break barriers or mow down enemies.
Amy has on several occasions proved to possess excellent tracking and dowsing skills, especially when she is looking for Sonic. As demonstrated during her searches for Sonic, Amy is able to locate a person no matter where in the world they are. In fact, at least in Sonic's case, Amy is able to "feel" where a person has been. Amy's tracking skills are further enforced in Sonic Rush, where Cream told Blaze that Amy was sure to find Sonic for them.
Amy has displayed some skills in the mystical field, primarily in reading tarot cards. Using her tarot cards, Amy is able to predict the future and give herself knowledge of future events, such as successfully predicting where Sonic would be in Sonic the Hedgehog CD and Sonic Battle, and even curse others.
In the Sonic Riders series, Amy has steadily proven herself as a very talented Extreme Gear rider. Though she did not make it to the finals during the first EX World Grand Prix in Sonic Riders, she had at the time of the Grand Prix in Sonic Free Riders become so skilled at riding Extreme Gear that she was able compete against even the world's best Extreme Gear riders. While riding on an Extreme Gear, Amy is skillful enough to ride on rails, focus on opponents while remaining in control of her Extreme Gear, and as well pulls off highly advanced tricks and techniques on her Extreme Gear while in midair.
In Sonic the Fighters, Amy demonstrated the ability to harness chaos energy from the Chaos Emeralds, allowing her to enter the Hyper Mode. In Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Amy also displayed the ability to turn herself invisible for a short time.
Amy's trademark weapon is the Piko Piko Hammer, a large and powerful hammer capable of dealing massive damage with no excessive efforts, which she can call out from nowhere at will. In Amy's hands, the Piko Piko Hammer is such a powerful weapon that Amy can strike fear into the likes of Sonic and Knuckles by displaying strength and fury with it.
Though simple in function, Amy is highly adapt at wielding it and uses it with proficiency second to none. She mainly uses its as a melee weapon in combat, but can also use it for improving her movements, performing long-ranged attacks, and even mimic the Spin Attack variants.
By harnessing different variants of Hyper-go-on from Wisps, Amy can use specific Color Powers to transform into a certain form, such as a drill, a laser or even a planet, each one possessing its own unique abilities. So far, Amy has been able to transform into the Cyan Laser, Yellow Drill and Indigo Asteroid. However, these transformations require a steady supply of Hyper-go-on to be maintained.
Amy Rose believes that being together with Sonic the Hedgehog is her destiny as foretold by her initial tarot card reading, and has indeed fallen madly in love with the blue hero since her fateful rescue in Sonic the Hedgehog CD. Amy identifies herself as Sonic's "self-proclaimed" girlfriend. While Sonic appears annoyed by her affections, her infatuation was renewed upon meeting him once again in Sonic Adventure, where she resolved to become more independent to win over Sonic's heart by the end of her tale. Even though he seems nervous and occasionally overwhelmed by her advances, Sonic at least considers Amy a good friend and worthy comrade, and is always there to help her out should the need arise. Sonic's emotional neglect for the most part does not seem to hurt or deter Amy; rather, she continues to treat him as if he is hiding his feelings behind a facade, which has occasionally been implied to be the case (such as in the Sonic Heroes manual). As of Sonic Heroes, Amy's Sonic-chasing tendencies were particularly aggressive and hyperactively over the top for a while, which put off Sonic and only caused him to run away, though she has developed a more mellow approach in recent years.
In Sonic Battle, Amy obsesses with "Boxercise" as part of her arduous physical training to impress Sonic with her adamant dedication, which mildly works but also worries him. In Amy's story, she asks Tails about Emerl, and Tails explains that Emerl is like a child to Sonic. Amy takes this literally and thinks that Sonic wants her to be Emerl's mother. Amy then takes Emerl away and tells him to call her his mother, thus making Emerl believe that Amy is actually his mother figure. During her story she tries hard to protect Emerl after losing him to Rouge. At the end of her story, Amy tries to get Sonic to propose to her, but he promptly shivers at the thought and bails.
In Sonic Riders, Amy enters the EX World Grand Prix so she can be beside Sonic, though she becomes mad when Sonic accidentally launches her into a tornado when he had to save her from Dr. Eggman and forgot about her. After getting caught in the tornado, she chases Sonic with her Piko Piko Hammer as payback for forgetting about her.
In Sonic the Hedgehog (2006), Amy's time is spent mostly trying to find Sonic. She teams up with Silver in order to find him, though when she finds out that he is trying to kill him, she ditches him, saying that she would choose Sonic over the entire world. Later on during the Last Story, nearly every important character gets sent to a time-space rift. They all see that Sonic is dead, and Amy reacts to this by kneeling down and crying into her hands. She later shreds a tear when Sonic is brought back to life.
In Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Amy insecurely claims she finally made a legitimate boyfriend named Dexter during Sonic's long two-year absence, but unusually does not appear to have any wild schemes to get Sonic to accept her. Through dialog trees, the player can decide the extent of Sonic's interaction with her, as well as whether his exchanges are positive, negative or neutral in nature. If he treats Amy with high regard and respect, an additional scene may occur on the Kron Colony near the end of the game where she pulls Sonic aside for a moment, wondering why he has been so nice to her after such an empty gap of time has passed. There are multiple choice outcomes to this scene, from Sonic making it clear once and for all that he cannot be romantically invested in her to him actually admitting that he does return her feelings in some way but promising they can figure out what this means after they get home. If this breakthrough occurs, Amy will reveal that Dexter is fake to her potential boyfriend.
I still can't believe it's you inside that... THING. But! No matter the package, you're still my Sonic, Sonic!
— Amy Rose, Sonic Unleashed.
In Sonic Unleashed, Sonic seemed depressed when Amy did not recognize him as a Werehog, understanding that he is not the same at all in his Werehog form when Chip pointed it out. When she finds out the Werehog was Sonic, she wanted to know all about how it happened, and had even mentioned that, though Sonic looks better in the day time, she does not care about that. Near the end of the 360/PS3 version, she asks Sonic out on a date when she is spoken to, and the player can choose whether Sonic accepts or declines it. If rejected, she will think she earned the opportunity and get a little upset at Sonic's decision, but otherwise she will tell Sonic to hurry up and stop Eggman while she excitedly plans it.
In Sonic and the Black Knight's ending, Sonic is shown explaining to Amy all about his adventure in the Arthurian Legend. Amy does not believe him and accuses, "That's the lamest excuse ever! You just forgot about our date!" Acknowledging his missed date, Sonic calmly tries to reason with her by swearing that his story is completely factual, but Amy does not listen and apparently pulls out her hammer.
In the DS version of Sonic Colors, Amy tries to have a romantic picnic with Sonic at first; however, Sonic is too busy and does not want to make the picnic look like a date. Later on, with Big and Tails around, he does agree since he is hungry and it does not look like a date. Amy also gives Sonic a mission, because he looks "dreamy" when he performs his tricks in stages.
In Sonic Generations, Amy is excited to attend Sonic's birthday. However Sonic keeps Amy away from getting too close to him (such as hugging him) by placing his hand over her face. If Classic Sonic rescues Amy, she mistakes him for the present form of Sonic and questions how he looks so young, whereas if the present Sonic saves Amy, she tells Sonic that she was afraid that she would never be able to flirt with him again, leaving Sonic wordlessly exasperated. If Sonic gets an S rank in Chemical Plant, Amy will compliment that Sonic "knows how to get the girls", and when attaining a Red Star Ring, Amy says that she mistook the ring for an actual ring, meaning that she thought Sonic was giving her a ring as a gift or for another reason.
In Sonic Lost World, Amy's personality was further matured compared to previous appearances, showing a more nurturing and understanding side. She first appears with a group of Animals, comforting them with Knuckles. She then calls Sonic to check on how he is doing with rescuing Flickies. The third time she communicates with Sonic, she solemnly tells him that it was too late for her and Knuckles and the planet's energy is leaving them, and she tries to tell Sonic that she loves him before the signal dies, much to Sonic's shock. In the end, they are revealed to be okay, and Sonic pleasantly joins them for a relaxing nap in the open meadow. In Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Sonic and Amy have a special wining animation in which she grabs Sonic hands and jump in happiness, then they begin to thank the audience.
A running gag involves Amy making her entrance in a game by running into another hedgehog from the left of the screen and hugging them from behind, mistaking them for Sonic despite looking nothing alike up close.
Since Sonic Heroes, Cream and Amy share a sister-like relationship, comparable to Sonic and Tails' brother-like friendship. This fact is strengthened by Sonic Advance 3, as when they are paired together, they are given the title "Team Jubilee" and serve as a female counterpart to Sonic and Tails' "Unbreakable Bond." The two are portrayed as best friends and also seem to frequent together almost completely throughout Sonic Battle, except when Emerl drags one of them away. Amy is also seen searching for Cream during the level Cryptic Castle in Shadow the Hedgehog, which further suggests how much she cares for her.
In Sonic Rush, it is implied that Amy occasionally gets angry with Cream, angry enough to chase her with her hammer as Cream shouted "Not again!" after she said that Amy was "shortsighted" in the regard of her love of Sonic when Cream introduced Blaze to Amy.
The two team up twice in Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood for the moves Spin Cycle, a move in which Cream lifts Amy up and sends her spinning into one enemy, as well damaging adjacent ones. Team Rose band together to perform Flower Power, their most potent attack in this game which involves Amy bouncing off Big with a boost from Cream and landing on a foe hammer-first.
In recent games such as Sonic Unleashed, Sonic Colors and Sonic Generations, Amy seems to be distancing herself from Cream. She is often seen around other characters, such as Blaze, but she still remains close to Amy in Sonic Free Riders, but not quite as a sidekick.
Big the Cat acts as an older brother figure to Amy and is most likely her other best friend. They form Team Rose and fight together in Sonic Heroes. In Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood after meeting Big in the Mystic Ruins, Big states that he "heard his good friend Amy Rose", so he rushed over to see if it was really her. When Big sees Amy he becomes ecstatic and actually makes an attempt to hug her (in which Amy refuses due to the fact that he smelled from the gases in the ruins). Big also becomes happy that he gets to be around Amy when Sonic invites him to join the team.
In Sonic Battle, he mistakenly tells Amy that Sonic is treating Emerl like a son which lead her to believe that Sonic wants her to be Emerl's mother.
Amy has only been seen interacting with Knuckles the Echidna on rare occasions.
In Sonic Heroes when playing as Team Sonic; at the beginning of the fight against Team Rose, Knuckles will taunt Sonic about Amy saying, "Have you been messing with that girl's heart again Sonic?"
In Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, Amy budges in Knuckles' sentence in the end, annoying the echidna. However Knuckles is also seen protecting Amy and pulls her away out of danger in the MeteorTech Premises.
In Sonic Generations, Amy accidentally hurts Knuckles with a great force (which causes him to crash into a tree) after he said that Sonic "wasn't half bad", whereas she thought he was "all great". However, Amy does not notice how hard she hit Knuckles because she was busy swooning at Sonic.
In Sonic Lost World, they work separately from Sonic and Tails in saving the animals from Dr. Eggman.
I know people fight over the most trivial things. Some people may be selfish, like the professor said... But they're basically good. If they try their best and never give up on their wishes... They always have a reason to be happy. That's why you should help them out... Saving them is a good thing!
— Amy Rose, Sonic Adventure 2
In Sonic Adventure 2, they interact twice. Amy first meets Shadow when she mistakes him for Sonic and hugs him from behind. When Amy senses the lack of a reaction, she releases him, causing him to glance back at her. Amy demands his name when she realizes that he is not Sonic, but he continues to watch her quietly. After Amy notices Dr. Eggman, she also realizes the mistake she's made, and runs off screaming. During this, Shadow takes a step after her, but Dr. Eggman stops him.
Later in the game aboard the ARK, Amy meets Shadow again and this time does her part in helping by begging Shadow to save the world. At first, Shadow simply replies, strangely in a non-threatening way, that it is pointless, but then Amy points out that despite people sometimes being selfish, they were still inwardly good and that saving them was right. Shadow suddenly has a flashback of Maria begging Shadow to make people happy. Shadow then comes to his senses he goes off to fight the Biolizard, telling Amy that he has to keep his promise to Maria and her.
Amy was also the only one to see Shadow's tear after he remembered Maria Robotnik's promise, making her the only person to see him cry in Sonic Adventure 2. Amy and Maria have the same insight towards humanity, thus this might be one of the reasons Shadow is nice to her, since it's unknown whether or not Shadow remembers Amy's deed in ARK.
During Shadow the Hedgehog, Shadow can choose to assist Amy Rose in helping find Cream and Cheese. At the end of stage, Shadow benevolently advises her to be more careful. In the final ending, Amy shows an amount of faith and admiration for Shadow, regardless of anything bad that may have happened.
Amy and Vector encountered each other in Sonic Heroes. When the Chaotix saw Team Rose, Vector wanted to ask Amy a question, however her rude response caused the teams to fight.
The next time the two were seen together was in Sonic Free Riders. Vector joined Amy's team along with Cream to win the prize money Eggman advertised about his Grand Prix. Vector and Amy do not seem to get along. At first, Amy blames Vector for not getting them registered for the race even when he claimed that it was not his fault as she invited him to her team 30 minutes ago. Also, when Amy pretends that she was not expecting her and Sonic in the Grand Prix (because she wanted to prove that "lovers" are drawn together), Vector disapproves her by calling her a "terrible actress". Amy also appears to yell at Vector and boss him around, something she does not do to Cream throughout the game, even though Cream is also a member of the team.
- Team Sonic
- Team Rose
- Team Dark
- The Chaotix
- E-102 Gamma
- Blaze the Cat
- Silver the Hedgehog
- Emerl ("foster son")
- Eggman Empire
- Dr. Eggman Nega
- Black Arms
- Nocturnus Clan
In other media
In the anime series Sonic X, Amy comes from a parallel version of Earth in another dimension. She is Sonic's self-proclaimed girlfriend and her long-term goal is to get him to notice, love and respect her despite her temper and bossiness. When participating in what seemed as a decisive battle against Dr. Eggman, Amy, her friends and Eggman were caught in a an accidental large-scale Chaos Control that send them all to the human world. There, Amy was initially split up from her friends and was forced to work with Knuckles until she was reunited with Sonic and the others.
With nowhere else to go, Amy took residence in the home of Christopher Thorndyke, one of Sonic's new human friends, with the others, where she helped fight Dr. Eggman's forces as the doctor attempted to conquer this new planet. As the population got acquainted with them however, Amy moved away to her own apartment. In the end though, Amy and everyone else from her world had to return to their home dimension or their presence would end up freezing time. When Sonic did not return with them however, Amy decided to wait for him, even if it meant wasting her life, but was overwhelmed with joy when Sonic returned shortly after.
Six months after their return to their own world, Amy joined forces with her friends once more to fight the Metarex, an alien race of cyborgs who were endangering the entire galaxy. After many battles, Amy and her allies beat the Metarex, and they returned to their home planet where Amy continued their ongoing battles with Dr. Eggman alongside her friends.
In the Sonic Boom franchise, Amy is the organizer, archaeologist and backbone of Team Sonic, a group of heroes who protects Seaside Island and the earth at large from Dr. Eggman and his legion of robots. Smart, independent, strong, and confident, Amy is the one taking care of her team, though she can be kind of bossy. She is also highly graceful and acrobatic, and wields her hammer to perfection. She has a crush on Sonic, but is very shy about admitting it.
Amy's first appearance in outside media was in Sonic Adventures a two-volume, French-made comic book published by Sirène, that was released in 1994. Amy appears in the first volume—"Sonic Adventures: Dans Les Griffes De Robotnik".
When Sonic escaped from Dr. Robotnik's clutches, Amy was kidnapped by Robotnik to be used as bait to lure Sonic out in the open, though Amy showed no hesitation about insulting the doctor once she was brought before him. Left dangling from a rope, Amy was dragged along with the doctor until Sonic showed up and tried to free Amy, only for Robotnik to cut the rope over a volcano and make Amy and Sonic fall into it. However, they were saved by a golden ring that transported them to the Special Stage from where they got safely back home.
Sonic the Comic
In the UK publication, Sonic the Comic, Amy was a regular citizen on Mobius until she was arrested by Dr. Robotnik's Troopers for the criminal offense of association with Sonic the Hedgehog (she had been saying she was his girlfriend). However, Sonic and Johnny Lightfoot came to her rescue, and rather than returning her to her home where she would be in danger, she was made a part of the Freedom Fighters.
While initially having a rough start as a Freedom Fighter, Amy steadily grew into her new role and became a level-headed and pragmatic member of the team. She even became the leader of the Freedom Fighters while Sonic was trapped in the Special Zone. In their battles, Amy would use a crossbow for weapon, rather than the Piko Piko Hammer. She also became close friends with Tekno the Canary when she joined the Freedom Fighters and had many adventures with her while continuing assisting Sonic in the ongoing struggles against Robotnik.
In the Sonic the Hedgehog comics and its spin-offs by Archie Comics, Amy is a prominent member of the Knothole Freedom Fighters. As in other continuities, she has a crush on Sonic. Amy was born to noble in Mercia before the influence of Dr. Robotnik head reached across the ocean. As her kingdom fell around her, stories of a heroic blue hedgehog reached her homeland. Amy was immediately enamored by the tales of the legendary "Sonic the Hedgehog" and began sending letters to him despite the ever-present danger.
With her parents missing and Mercia's capital being turned into Snottingham by Dr. Robotnik, Amy's cousin, Rob o' the Hedge, sent her to the presumed safety of Sonic's company. Her escort was captured along the way and Amy was made bait in a trap by Dr. Robotnik to destroy Sonic in Collision Chaos Zone. Once rescued, Amy was welcomed into Knothole with open arms.
Despite her fierce spirit, Amy was rejected frequently to get into the Knothole Freedom Fighters because of her young age, nor could she gain Sonic's romantic interest. In a desperate bid to get some recognition, Amy used the Ring of Acorns - a magic ring forged from the energies of a Super Emerald and of incredible potency. Supposedly, Amy used the ring's final wish to make herself older, causing her to absorb the ring's power and gained the ability to wield the Piko Piko Hammer, though her change was not enough earn her a place among the Freedom Fighters since she still had the mind of a young girl. Eventually, however, Amy did advance enough to be accepted as a Freedom Fighter, and became an important member of the team.
A Games Radar article called Amy's introduction "the only bitter taste" in Sonic the Hedgehog CD, but added that she's "just a pink hedgehog here and not a whiny, annoying brat like in Sonic Adventure."  In an IGN article entitled "Smash It Up", Lucas M Thomas stated that "one of the coolest things about Amy Rose's character is her enormous, walloping hammer" that is often used for comedy in the series.
Amy is overall very well received by fans, and is considered to be one of the series "Top 10" characters, as evidenced by popularity polls. During an official popularity poll of the characters, she came in fifth place, marking her as the most popular female character in the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.
- "My Sweet Passion" - Nikki Gregoroff (This has been used as her theme song throughout her many game appearances, such as in the ending of Sonic and the Black Knight when Sonic tries to explain to her why he did not show up for his date).
- "Follow Me" - Kay Hanley (This theme song is shared with Big and Cream in Sonic Heroes).
- "Let me go, you hunk of junk! I MEAN IT!" - When being taken away to the Egg Carrier by ZERO in Sonic Adventure.
- "Have no fear! Amy Rose is here!" - When Amy rescues Sonic from Prison Island in Sonic Adventure 2.
- "If I tell you, will you marry me?" - Amy after Sonic asks where Shadow is in Sonic Adventure 2.
- "I hate it when they leave me behind!" - When Sonic and Tails leave Amy on the Space Colony ARK before Eggman kidnaps her in Sonic Adventure 2.
- "I know that people fight over the most trivial things. Some people may be selfish like the Professor said... But they're basically good. If they try their best and never give up on their wishes.... They always have a reason to be happy. That's why you should help them out... Saving them is a good thing!" - Amy Rose talking to Shadow in Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
- "Sonic! This time there's no way outta marrying me!" - Amy to Sonic in the Team Rose boss battle in Sonic Heroes.
- "Oh Shadow, I'm so glad you're here! Cream went into that castle and she hasn't come back out! Will go in there with me and look for her?" - Amy asking Shadow a favor to find Cream in Shadow the Hedgehog.
- "If I had to choose between the world and Sonic, I would choose Sonic!" - Amy after Silver beats Sonic in Sonic the Hedgehog 2006.
- "Sonic, I'm going to save you." - Amy starting White Acropolis in End of the World in [Sonic the Hedgehog (2006).
- "Thanks to you, I got separated from Sonic, you big jerk! So you're going to find the way out. Am I clear?!" - Amy after Storm forces Amy to be separated from her beloved Sonic in the Tempest Waterway in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity.
- "Fated lovers are always drawn together, silly!" - Amy giving Sonic an answer of what she's doing at the Botanical Kingdom in the third cut-scene in the Heroes Story in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity.
- "Hey, out of the way, buddy! I'll lose sight of Sonic!" - Amy after Storm confronts her in a Babylon Story cut-scene in MeteoTech Sparkworks in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity.
- "You're crazy if you think you can get away from Amy Rose and.... Who are you?" - Amy when she hugged Sonic the Werehog in Sonic Unleashed.
- "I still can't believe it's you inside that... THING. But! No matter the package, you're still my Sonic, Sonic!" - Amy learning that the Werehog is non other than Sonic the Hedgehog all along in Sonic Unleashed.
- "Sheesh, Sonic! Would it have killed you to go easy out there?!" - Amy scolding Sonic for not going easy on her in Sonic Free Riders.
- "Thank you, Sonic... Wow, you look younger every day. What's your secret?" - Amy after Classic Sonic rescues her at Chemical Plant in Sonic Generations.
- "You saved me, Sonic! I was afraid I'd never be able to flirt with you again!" - Amy after Modern Sonic rescues her at Chemical Plant in Sonic Generations.
- Amy is the first and most recurring female character in the Sonic the Hedgehog series.
- Amy was described to be eight years old in Sonic the Hedgehog CD, but from Sonic Adventure onward she has grown by four years.
- In the Sega CD release of Sonic the Hedgehog CD in America, Amy was referred to as "Princess Sally" in the game manual, possibly to connect her to the Sonic animated television series released that same year. However, the Sally that showed up in the cartoons was not Amy. Subsequent re-releases of Sonic CD jettison any references to Amy being named Sally. Interestingly, she was clearly stated as "Amy" in the earlier European manual for Sonic CD.
- In Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Amy has three lashes instead of two on some sprites during cutscenes.
- Amy was the first female character introduced in the game series as well as the only female hedgehog of the series.
- In Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, Amy is the strongest character in terms of Smash ability, being the only character who can reach Level 3. (Knuckles and E-123 Omega can only reach Level 2 Smash ability.)
- Amy Rose is the only member of Team Rose that is affected by the brainwashing of the Overmind Voxai in Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood.
- In Sonic R, Amy is one of two characters who races in a vehicle rather than on foot. The other is Doctor Robotnik.
- If Sonic the Fighters is to be believed, Amy Rose did not wear undergarments in the classic era - harmless pink fur covers her body underneath her skirt. This was not changed in the HD release. In addition to this, Amy's muzzle and arms were colored the same white hue as her sclera instead of peach in the original arcade release of the game due to color palette limitations, although pre-rendered graphics featured her with the correct colors. This was not fixed in the Sonic Gems release, but was fixed in the HD release.
- In Sonic Riders, Amy sports a different, racing outfit throughout the game, but in Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity, Amy wears her usual dress in the story cutscenes and in the story level where she races Storm. However, in the Single and Multiplayer modes, she wears the same outfit that she wore in Sonic Riders.
- Amy is the only playable character in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006) to not to travel through time at any point during the game.
- Amy is the only character that appeared in Sonic Rivals that did not appear in Sonic Rivals 2.
- Ironically, in Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood, despite being the speed leader of Team Rose, Amy's attack is slower than other speed leaders like Sonic and Shadow. She is also the strongest attacker of her team, despite Big being the power leader.
- Amy's hair has grown slightly longer in recent games. The back side of her hair was noticeably shorter than the hair at the side of her face in Sonic Adventure but that part of the hair has been longer since Sonic Unleashed.
- In the DS version of Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, Amy's character and vehicle selection picture shows her car with ears and head mirrors. However, while racing as her, they are not shown.
- Strangely, Amy appears in the French guide for Sonic & Knuckles, even though she makes no appearance whatsoever in the game. In that guide, it was said that Amy had been kidnapped by Knuckles.
- Amy is the only hedgehog from the games not to have a Super State.
- She is also the only hedgehog whose name does not begin with an "S".
- She is also the only hedgehog who is not shown to be able to use Chaos Control.
- All of the cars Amy has driven in racing games have been old-fashioned convertibles, similar to how Sonic has driven sports cars and how Knuckles drives off-roaders.
- Amy's last name, Rose, can be considered a play on words. A rose is a flower that is connected with love, which can be related to her crush on Sonic. It is also a play on her color, because in French, rose translates to pink, her fur color. Her first name, Amy, could also be derived from the Japanese word ame, meaning candy, related to Amy's cute personality, but also rain, which can be related to her quick changing temper and power when she's angry. It could also be derived from the French name Aimée which means beloved which also fits with her connection to love.
- Like Blaze, Amy is a speed type character in the normal series, but in the Mario & Sonic series and in SEGA Superstars Tennis, she is an All-Around type instead.
- With the release of Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode Metal, Amy is the only major character from the Classic games who is still around and who has yet to get her own game.
- Amy Rose is one of four characters to appear in every Sonic the Hedgehog series racing game to date.
- Although in Sonic Advance Amy cannot typically Spin Dash or Spin Jump, when Amy is forced into a ball, Amy lacks the standard spin animation and an unusual, high pitched noise can be heard.
- Amy Rose was one of Lisa Ortiz's favorite roles to do voice work for.
- Amy is the only game character confirmed to use magic outside of the Storybook series.
- In Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- 2nd, another Sega video game, Amy's iconic Piko Piko Hammer is an unlockable item for Kagamine Rin, where it is Rin's favorite item.
- Amy is one of the few speed types not to enhance her natural speed in any way.
- Amy is one of only two characters to appear on the tab for selecting Sonic World for Dream Figure Skating in Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, the other being Sonic.
- Amy being Sonic's self-proclaimed girlfriend is actually a mythology gag based on her counterpart Eimi, the girlfriend of Nikki, from the 1992 manga.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Sonic Channel (Japanese). Characters: Amy Rose. Sega. Retrieved on 3 July 2014.
- ↑ Her story recap in Sonic Adventure 2.
- ↑ Sonic Advance 3 (Game Boy Advance) North American instruction booklet, pg. 16.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Sonic the Hedgehog CD Japanese instruction manual, p. 6
- ↑ Sonic R Japanese instruction manual.
- ↑ Sonic Heroes (PlayStation 2) North American instruction manual.
- ↑ Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity (Nintendo Wii) European manual, p. 3
- ↑ Sonic Rivals North American instruction manual.
- ↑ Brian Shea (17 March 2017). A Longer Look At Modern Sonic. Game Informer. Retrieved on 17 March 2017.
- ↑ ftp://segapr.segaamerica.com/SEGA_E32007/Mario%20&%20Sonic%20at%20the%20Olympic%20Games/Fact%20sheet/
- ↑ BioWare (26 September 2008). Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood. Nintendo DS. Sega. "Codex: As a member of Sonic's team, Amy lends both speed and strength to the group, using her innate hedgehog speed and her immensely powerful Piko-Piko Hammer to good effect."
- ↑ "Amy's running skill. She's got excellent running skills, since she's used to chasing Sonic." - Amy Run's Info, Sonic Battle.
- ↑ Sonic Team (June 27, 2003). Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut. GameCube. Sega. Area: Station Square Adventure Field. "Amy: Wait up, Sonic! Not fair! I can't run as fast as you!"
- ↑ Stratton, Bryan (17 June 2003). "Amy Rose". Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut: Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games. p. 91. ISBN 978-0761542865. "Amy's combat skills are not as developed as those of Sonic, Knuckles, or Tails."
- ↑ Amy just before her team's fight with Team Sonic.
- ↑ Rouge the Bat, Codex, Sonic Chronicles: The Dark Brotherhood
- ↑ Justin Towell. Sonic's 2D Classics Re-reviewed. Games Radar. Retrieved on 2009-04-03.
- ↑ IGN smash: It would be quite helpful if a URL to this article were to be supplied.
- ↑ Sonic Channel (23 June 2006). Official Popularity Poll results (Japanese). Archived from the original on 4 October 2013.