Animal friends are creatures that appear in the . They are small animals that come in a variety of different species and the friends of Sonic the Hedgehog series Sonic the Hedgehog. They are often the target of Dr. Eggman who uses them to power Badniks. In later Sonic games ( onwards), the animal friends appeared to be scrapped in favor of a wider variety of small animals. However, in most recent Sonic games, the concept of using animals to power robots is less frequent.
Although only a small number of animal friends are named (that is, one character per depicted species), numerous animals appeared as captives, either in Badnik shells or in
capsules. Certain drafts of the Sega of America Sonic Bible explained that Sonic's animal friends all have large families, and that it is the family members who must be rescued. This was never depicted in any Sonic publication, however, one of the animal friends, Ricky is said to be an incarnation of Sally Acorn.
List of animal friends
Introduced in Sonic the Hedgehog
Introduced in Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Sonic Adventure 2
Appearances in Other Media
Sonic the Comic
Many of the early animal friends have made appearances in the British publication,
. The most notable ones are Sonic the Comic Porker Lewis and Johnny Lightfoot, who are valued members of the Freedom Fighters.
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
, three animal friends appear in the episode " Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog Momma Robotnik's Birthday": Pocky, Ricky, and a Mouse.
SatAM / Archie comics
Knothole Freedom Fighters are based on the original animal friends from the first Sonic game. The most obvious is Princess Sally Acorn, who shares her name with the corresponding animal friend. Rotor Walrus is based on Joe Sushi, while Bunnie Rabbot is based on Johnny Lightfoot.
Flickies have made a few appearances in the Archie comics, most notably in the Sonic Blast 48 page special. Powerful, yellow Flickies were also seen helping Hyper Tails in Sonic the Hedgehog #66 (similar to the Flickies that help Super Tails in ), and another Flicky appears as a travel companion for Sonic 3 & Knuckles Amy in the Sonic Adventure storyline. Other animal friends (referred to as "mobini") have appeared in the Sonic Lost World tie in, as well as the S onic: Genesis story arc.
Porker Lewis, and Joe Sushi are shown on the news in Defective Detectives after they are teleported to Earth through Chaos Control. In Mean Machines, Chirps, Tux and Ricky all appear in a local park. In Running Out of Time, when Sonic's friends return to their dimension, Pocky, Tux, Ricky and two Flickies are seen being transported back.
Sonic X Comic Series
In the Archie
Sonic X Comics, many of the original animal friends make cameos on the cover and in the story of issue 11.
If the player hits a Caterkiller on any part of its body other than its head, an animal friend will not be freed.
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Sonic ( Super Sonic) | Tails | Knuckles | Amy | E-102 Gamma | Big | Eggman | Chaos | Froggy | Tikal | Pachacamac | Chao | Metal Sonic* | Cream* | Silver Sonic II* | Chao
Baby Kiki | Rhinotank | Sweeper | Leon | Boa-Boa | Spinner | Ice Ball | Kart Kiki | Buyoon | Cop Speeder | Spiky Spinner | Electro Spinner | Ghora | Egg Keeper | Beat | Mecha Fish | Egg Pirate
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Adventure Fields Egg Carrier | Mystic Ruins | Station Square
Chao Gardens Station Square Garden | Mystic Ruins Garden | Egg Carrier Island
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Level Up Items Ancient Light | Crystal Ring | Fighting Gloves | Jet Anklet | Jet Booster | Laser Blaster | Life Belt | Light Speed Shoes | Long Hammer | Lure | Power Rod | Rhythm Badge | Shovel Claw | Warrior Feather
English Voice Actors
Ryan Drummond ( | Sonic) Corey Bringas ( | Tails) Michael McGaharn ( | Knuckles) Deem Bristow ( | Eggman) Jennifer Douillard ( | Amy) Jon St. John ( | Big) Elara Distler ( | Tikal, Station Square Train Voice, Default Menu Voice) Steve Broadie ( | Gamma, Pachacamac, Mystic Ruins Train Voice) Tomoko Sasaki (
Japanese Voice Actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Kazuki Hayashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Kanna ( | Knuckles) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Shun Yashiro ( | Big) Kaori Asō ( | Tikal) Jōji Nakata ( | Gamma) Tōru Ōkawa ( | Pachacamac) Kaho Kōda (Station Square Train Voice) | Nobutoshi Kanna (Mystic Ruins Train Voice) | Elara Distler (Default Menu Voice) | Tomoko Sasaki (
/ Original Soundtrack / Remix / Vocal Mini Album 20th Anniversary
Believe In Myself | It Doesn't Matter | Lazy Days | My Sweet Passion | Open Your Heart | Unknown from M.E.
Air Bubbles | Auto Running | Bumper | Cannon | Capsule | Chao Eggs | Chaos Emeralds | Chao in Space | Chao Machine | Conveyor Belt | Corkscrew Loop | Dash Panel | Debug Mode | Egg Carrier 2 | Emblem | Emerald Radar | Emerald Shards | Employee ID Card | Flipper | Gallery | Balloon | Hedgehog Hammer | Jump Panel | Item Box ( Bomb, Extra Life, Invincibility, Lightning Shield, Power Sneakers, Shield, Super Ring) | Key Stones ( Gold Statue, Ice Stone, Silver Statue, Wind Stone) | Mission Mode | Monkey Destruction Switch | Mr. Know-It-All | Pinball Shooter | Power Cubes | Ramp | Rings | Rocket | Sandboard | Shuttle Loop | Sky-Chase Dragon | Slot Machine | Snowboard | Sonic Token | Station Square Police | Switch | Target Dolls | Teleporter | Tornado | Tornado 2 | Twinkle Circuit Hover Car | Wind Path
. Sonic Adventure DX
Sonic Lost World
Sonic ( Super Sonic) | Tails | Dr. Eggman | Orbot | Cubot | Knuckles | Amy | Deadly Six ( Zavok, Zazz, Zomom, Master Zik, Zeena, Zor) | Yacker* | Animal Friends ( Flicky, Picky, Chirps, Pecky, Ricky, Rocky) | Omochao* | NiGHTS^ | Yoshi^
Windy Hill | Desert Ruins | Tropical Coast | Frozen Factory | Silent Forest | Sky Road | Lava Mountain | Hidden World* | Special Stage** | Nightmare Zone^ | Yoshi's Island Zone^ | The Legend of Zelda Zone^ | Circus*
Badniks Antion | Anton* | Aquis* | Balkiry | Ball Hog* | Bat Brain | Blaster* | Bomb* | Boo* | Boom Boo* | Burrobot* | Buzz Bomber | Caterkiller | Chopper* | Clucker | Cluckoid* | Coconuts* | Crabmeat* | Crawl | Crawlton | Dragonfly* | E-06 Bladed Spinner** | Egg Pawn | Gohla | Grabber | Jaws | Madmole* | Moto Bug | Mushmeanie* | Nebula* | Newtron | Octus* | Orbinaut ( Uni Uni, Unidus) | Pata-Bata* | Penguinator | Sandworm | Slicer | Snale Blaster* | Spherical Pilot Badnik | Spider* | Spiker* | Spikes* | Turtloid*
Cactus | Sandworm | Sheep* | Surprise Crocodiles*
Zazz | Zomom | Master Zik | Zeena | Zor | Zavok | Deadly Six | Lava Mountain final boss
Parkour Somersault Kick** | Wall Climb** | Wall Jump** | Wall Run | Vault Dash*
Bounce Attack** | Charged Dash** | Double Jump | Flying Kick* | Grinding | Run | Sky Dive | Spin Dash | Spin Jump
Wisps White* | Cyan | Yellow | Indigo | Crimson* | Magenta* | Green* | Black*^ | Red** | Ivory** | Gray**
Color Powers Cyan Laser | Yellow Drill | Indigo Asteroid | Crimson Eagle* | Magenta Rhythm* | Green Hover* | Black Bomb*^ | Red Burst** | Ivory Lightning** | Gray Quake**
RC Vehicles Helicopter RC Vehicle | Fighter Jet RC Vehicle | Stealth Jet RC Vehicle | Hovercraft RC Vehicle | UFO RC Vehicle | Balloon RC Vehicle | Omochao RC Vehicle
** Materials Green Material** | Yellow Material** | Blue Material** | White Material** | Iron Material** | Black Material** | Red Material** | Bronze Material** | Silver Material** | Gold Material**
English Voice Actors
Roger Craig Smith ( | Sonic) Mike Pollock ( | Eggman) Kate Higgins ( | Tails) Travis Willingham ( | Knuckles, Zavok) Cindy Robinson ( | Amy) Kirk Thornton ( | Orbot, Master Zik) Wally Wingert ( | Cubot) Liam O'Brien ( | Zazz) Patrick Seitz ( | Zomom) Stephanie Sheh ( | Zeena) Sam Riegel (
Japanese Voice Actors
Junichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman) Ryo Hirohashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Kanna ( | Knuckles) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Mitsuo Iwata ( | Orbot) Wataru Takagi ( | Cubot) Jōji Nakata ( | Zavok) Yutaka Aoyama ( | Zazz) Yumi Tōma ( | Zeena) Mugihito ( | Master Zik) Chafūrin ( | Zomom) Yūki Tai (
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"*" Exclusively to
Wii U version "**" Exclusive to Nintendo 3DS version "^" Exclusive to the Wii U version and downloadable content.