The current animal friends:
Ricky, Pocky, Flicky, Rocky, Cucky, Pecky and Picky. Animal friends, or just Animals, 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. Animal friends are inhabits of many places around the Sonic Adventure Sonic's world such as South Island, Westside Island, Angel Island and Lost Hex.
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
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
onwards are different looking and much more reliable. The player can collect them after destroying one of Sonic Adventure E-series robots created by Dr. Eggman. After collecting them, they can be bring to Chao Garden, as they enhance specific skills for Chao's. In , they can be collected again by destroying one of E-series robots, but also from Sonic Adventure 2 pipes and cages, while GUN robots only contain Chaos Drives. In games and Sonic Advance , these animals do replicate simple role of animal friends from earlier games and cannot be collected.
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.
Sonic the Hedgehog (TV series) / 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 the 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 the Hedgehog 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.
comics, many of the original animal friends make cameos on the cover and in the story of Sonic X issue 11.
features the trophy of animal friends that contains erroneous information. The trophy is named Super Smash Bros. for Wii U Fauna of Windy Hill Zone, that is never used in any games and the description does not mention animals being inhabited other places around the Sonic's world. The first appearance of the trophy is also incorrectly said to be , while animals have first appeared way before the previously mentioned game.
Sonic Lost World If the player hits a Caterkiller on any part of its body other than its head, an animal friend will not be freed.
In the good ending for Sonic and Tails in , dolphins are seen jumping from the sea. Sonic is also seen riding with similar, cartoon-looking dolphin in artwork of a rectangle cake box that was part of early Japanese SegaSonic merchandise. Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles More realistic looking dolphins can also be found in later games such as in  Emerald Coast in and its Sonic Adventure reincarnation in for Sonic Generations Nintendo 3DS.
Similarly, cartoon-looking seagulls are seen flying in good ending of Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles, that are later seen again, albeit more realistic, in Emerald Coast in Sonic Adventure and its reincarnation in Sonic Generations for Nintendo 3DS.
In many artwork pictures of , many cartoon-looking animals are seen alongside animal friends, such as snails, snakes, crabs and birds.
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Japanese voice actors
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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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