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Quotation1 Keep an eye out for this bomb throwing robotic monkey, who can attack using two types of bombs. Quotation2
Description, Sonic Adventure[1]

Kiki[1][2] (キキ?) is a recurring enemy in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, monkey-based E-Series model created by Dr. Eggman that can generate bombs.

Appearance

The Kikis bear a heavy resemblance to the Coconuts Badniks. Compared to Coconuts, Kikis have a less round head, more pronounced ears and an orange and gray color scheme.

In Sonic Advance 2, the Kikis were redesigned with longer limbs, larger eyes and a more round head (making them strongly resemble Mons). They later returned to their original design, but with larger pupils and cyan sclera.

Game appearances

Sonic Adventure

The Kikis made their first appearance in Sonic Adventure, and later its remake Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut. They are common enemies in the game, as they can be found in the following Action Stages for each character:

Character Action Stage
Sonic Emerald Coast, Twinkle Park, Red Mountain
Knuckles Red Mountain
Amy Twinkle Park, Hot Shelter
Big Emerald Coast, Twinkle Park, Hot Shelter
E-102 Gamma Emerald Coast, Red Mountain, Hot Shelter

In gameplay, Kikis are found in high places or on the ground. They idle about either watching the scenery if in high places, or scratching their heads every now and then if on the ground. There are also some Kikis who linger on the ground and can run slightly away from a player if spotted, while others will try and hurt the player by coming close.

Kikis in the trees and some on the ground always carry bombs that they will throw in the player's direction. They will snicker while jumping and doing somersaults excitedly if their attack is succesful. Some bombs might explode right away or after awhile, In the latter case, the player can pick them up and throw them at Badniks to destroy them. Destroying a Kiki will in turn release the Animal inside it.

There are also two Kikis in cages out in the Adventure Fields, in both Sonic and Knuckles' stories. The first can only be destroyed using the Light Speed Attack, while the second can only be destroyed using the Monkey Detonation Switch. Destroying these Kikis will unlock sealed paths.

Sonic Adventure 2

In Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, the Kikis appear in the following Action Stages for each character:

Character Stage
Tails Hidden Base
Rouge Egg Quarters

In gameplay, Kikis display two behaviors. Normal ones jump on one foot and will toss both big and small bombs at the player when they get too close. Others simply spin in one place and jump without throwing bombs. These badniks can be found on top of pillars or at corners.

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Kikis in Sonic Adventure 2.

Like in Sonic Adventure, there will be delay before the Kikis' bombs explode after they are tossed, during which they will flash intermittently more and more quickly before detonating. In this time, the player can pick them up and throw them back at the Kikis. Alternatively, they can be used to break Cages. When destroying a Kiki, the player is awarded 100 points and an Animal will be set free from the robot.

In the Hard Mode of Hidden Base, several Kikis can make massive-sized bombs that cause huge explosions when touching the ground. However, the Kikis risk destroying themselves with these bombs, as they can be too heavy for them to lift when conjuring them up.

Sonic Advance series

Sonic Advance

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In Sonic Advance, the Kikis only appear in Neo Green Hill Zone. In this game, they act much like Coconuts Badniks by scuttling up and down palm trees and tossing explosive coconuts at passersby.

Sonic Advance 2

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In Sonic Advance 2, the Kikis were given a slight redesign. In this game, they only appear in Leaf Forest. Like in the previous title, they scuttle up and down palm trees and toss explosive coconuts at passersby.

Sonic Spinball Party

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In Sonic Pinball Party, a Kiki will hide in the Big Target Hole in the Neo Green Hill Zone variant of the Sonic pinball board. Flinging the ball into the Big Target Hole for the first time makes the Kiki pop out of the palm trees.

Mario & Sonic series

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Kiki appears in the DS Adventure Tour, in which he ruins a patch of flowers until Daisy beats him in a snowball fight. After this, Kiki opens a gate and retreats to get repaired.

Kikis also appear in certain mini games, being the Sonic equivalent to Goombas from the Mario series.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

Sonic Generations

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A Kiki in the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Generations.

In the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Generations, Kikis are encountered again in Emerald Coast. In gameplay, they can be found either standing in one place or climbing on palmtrees. When Sonic approaches them, the Kikis will start throwing bombs at him. Otherwise, the player can easily defeat them with the Homing Attack.

Powers and abilities

Like the Coconuts Badnik, Kikis are able to generate and throw bombs, although Kikis throw explosives whereas Coconuts throws coconuts. Additionally, the Kikis are capable of controlling the size and power of their bombs.

Variants

Cart Kiki

Main article: Cart Kiki
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A Cart Kiki

The Cart Kikis are variants of the Kikis that appears in Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut. These models consist of Kikis riding Bumper Cars.

Cop Speeder

Main article: Cop Speeder

The Cop Speeders are another variants that first appear in Sonic Adventure and later in Sonic Generations. Similar to Cart Kikis, Cop Speeders consist of Kikis driving hovering police cars.

Merchandise

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Dr. Robotnik action figure with Kiki as an accessory.

As part of the Sonic Adventure Toy Line made by the company Toy Island, Kiki was released as an accessory with the Dr. Robotnik action figure. Kiki has five points of articulation, a removable tail and a bomb which he cannot actually hold without the application of some kind of adhesive.

Kiki is one of three E-series robots from Sonic Adventure to be translated into an action figure (the other two being E-102 Gamma by ReSaurus and Spinner by Jazwares). The Dr. Robotnik figure was re-released as a Sonic X toy without Kiki.

See also

Gallery

Artwork

Sprites

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic Adventure (Dreamcast} United States instruction manual pg. 31.
  2. "Eggman's Robot Series". Sonic Adventure 2: Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games. 20 June 2001. p. 18. ISBN 978-0761536147. "The Kiki are monkey-like robots that fling Bombs at you. The Bombs detonate as soon as they hit you or after a short amount of time. So, you can pick them up. As soon as you do, the timer stops and you can transport them safely. This will be important to Knuckles and Rouge."

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