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Quotation1 Sonic was born on a small island called Christmas Island. But his love for adventure called him away and he has visited so many different places on Earth that he doesn't really have a place he considers to be home. Quotation2
Sonic's backstory, Sonic the Hedgehog Technical Files

Christmas Island (クリスマス島 Kurisumasu tō?) is the place where Sonic the Hedgehog was born.[1][2] No other information is known or ever given about this island, nor it has ever been referred to in video game appearances.

The translation for the backstory was made by Sega Technical Institute. It has also been featured as part of the limited Birthday Pack of Sonic Adventure 2 during Sonic's tenth anniversary.


  • Christmas Island is one of the few instances in which a specific real-world location has been referred to in the Sonic video game continuity. It may refer to either Christmas Island, Australia, or to Kiritimati.


  1. Pedigree Books (August 2013). "Profile: Sonic". Sonic the Hedgehog Super Interactive Annual 2014. Pedigree Publishers. p. 14. ISBN 978-1908152077. "Sonic's birthday is June 23nd and he was born on Christmas Island."
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog Technical Files

External links

  • Sonic Dimension - With original Japanese translation of the backstory (courtesy of

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