Savings and Groan
Sonic X starts off with a boom! When an evil plot by Eggman, with sidekicks Decoe and Bocoe putt hundreds in danger attempting to empty the bank vault of all its cash, Dr. Eggman hopes to gain more bucks for bigger, badder Obots! Trapped in the bank are Sonic's friend Chris and his family! Only Sonic can save the day with help from Knuckles, Amy, Cheese and Tails!
"Savings and Groan"
In the stands, Sonic's friends cheered him on. Amy Rose was particularly worried since Sonic was losing, and demanded to know why Tails didn't throw Sonic a ring. But Cream protested that Sonic would not want to cheat. Meanwhile, Sonic thought of how much he wanted a ring to help, but then thought of how Amy would be disappointed with him if he cheated. Sonic then took a deep breath and pushed himself harder than ever before to reach a new level of speed and won the race, earning excited cheers from the crowd. Sonic then received congratulations from all his friends while Sam Speed looked on enviously.
Meanwhile, Dr. Eggman complained to his two lackies, Decoe and Bocoe in his fortress, that it was not fair how the pathetic humans of this world expected him to pay for the parts necessary to build his robots. He then revealed that he'd been studying the humans and that they valued little pieces of paper called "money," possibly due to some mass hallucination, and used them to receive goods and services.
He then ordered Decoe and Bocoe to go to the ATM machine outside the Twelfth National Bank of Station Square and retrieve some of these pieces of paper, but they were caught by Officer Albright trying to break it open and ran for it.
Later that day, Sonic and his friends returned with Chris to the Thorndyke Estate. The butler and cook, Mr. Tanaka and Ella respectively, gave them the impression that danger was imminent, while really Chris's parents, Nelson and Lindsay Thorndyke had made a surprise return.
While at Eggman's fortress, Decoe and Bocoe reported in their failure, and Eggman showed disappointment before revealing his latest discovery of building that housed money called "banks" and they shall steal all the money inside the one used by the Thorndyke family tomorrow. One of the robots ask why not do it tonight, and Eggman yelled at him for forgetting tonight was the night he waxed his mustache. He then chose which one of his robots to assist him, and selected Ben-728 Packratbot.
The next morning, Sonic and friends had breakfast with the Thorndyke family, and Nelson and Lindsay announced that they could all spend the day together at their beachside villa at Emerald Coast after a stop at the bank. Sonic decided against it though, saying that both the bank and beach sounded boring to him.
Later on, everyone went in line inside the bank, complaining about how long it was taking, and outside Mr. Tanaka spotted Eggman with his new robot. He ran inside and warned everybody before Eggman and Packratbot come crashing through the doors. Eggman then demanded that they all give him the bank's money.
Meanwhile, Sonic visited Angel Island over the Sapphire Sea where Knuckles the Echidna was. Sonic asked him to go for a run together, but Knuckles said he'd sworn an oath to protect the Master Emerald and that was what he must do.
Back at the bank, Eggman warned everybody in it that they would be severe penalties for interfering in his plans while Ratpackbot was firing lasers from its eyes. It then cornered Nelson and Linsay and Mr. Tinaka attempted to stop it, only to get whacked in the face by its tail. Eggman then ordered Ratpackbot to destroy the door to the vault with the missiles on its back, but Amy intervened and knocked the missiles off course with her hammer, sending them right into Eggman. He then spent a short time deciding on either revenge or money, but eventually settled on revenge and then money.
Luckily, Sonic was running back into Station Square at the time and heard about the robbery from a police car and ran to the bank just in time to save Amy and Tails. He then ran in circles around Patrackbot while it was firing its lasers, only to get hit back by its tail. Tails fumbled in his sack for some rings to give to Sonic, but the impact from Ratpackbot's missiles caused him to drop all of them. Sonic grabbed one and finished off the robot, but while this was happening, Eggman gathered all the other rings lying around. Sonic pulled off the head of the robot, revealing a rat underneath while Eggman flew away just as the Speed Team arrived.
Meanwhile, at Eggman's fortress, Decoe and Bocoe inquire about the device Eggman had them hide in a sunken ship, and he said it was "The first step in my plan to rid myself of Sonic the Hedgehog once and for all" while holding the five rings he'd collected.
- Tails: Go, Sonic, go! This is no time for relaxation!
- Amy: Why don't you throw Sonic a ring, Tails?
- Cream: That would be cheating,
- Amy: Sonic wouldn't want to cheat.
- Sonic: (Thinking): Boy, I sure wish I had a ring right now... But Amy would be upset with me if I cheated.
- Bank Employee: Comic book writer? I can't give you a loan unless you have a real job.
- Sonic takes part in a race against Sam Speed.
- Sonic and his friends defeat a giant mouse-powered robot.
- Eggman steals some of Sonic's rings.
- Tails' line "Go Sonic go! This is no time for relaxation!" is a pun of a line from the English version of the anime series Sonic X's main song, Gotta Go Fast. (No time for relaxation!)