For other uses of the term, see
Miles Electric (disambiguation).
Appearances in other media
Control interface for the Tornado-1 Signal radar Video communication Displaying video recordings Translation of Wisp language ( Sonic Colors)
A yellow, multifunctional hand-held device.
Miles Electric, also called the PAD, is an object that appears in the . It is a multi-functional electronic handheld device created by Sonic the Hedgehog series Miles "Tails" Prower. Possessing many functions valuable to the two-tailed fox, the Miles Electric serves as Tails and his allies' most frequently used gadget and tool.
The Miles Electric's appearance is that of a wide yellow rectangle, with two cyan-glowing antennas on top, a touchscreen in the middle and some directional pads beside the screen. In
Sonic Unleashed, the Miles Electric had two handles on each side and a spiralling wire between the antennas while from Sonic Colors and onward, it only has one handle on the left side and lacks the spiralling wire.
The screen of the Miles Electric in the Wii version of
. Sonic Colors
The Miles Electric is like an advanced hand-held computer. It possesses several functions, including video communication and radar operation for detecting hostile targets. It can as well interface with
Tornado-1, essentially turning it into a control panel for the bi-plane. It can as well scan objects to analyze their properties. It is also capable of simpler computer functions, such as playing videos, file handling, menu operations, window operations and has even a help section.
Later on, Tails upgraded the Miles Electric into an alien translator, allowing it to translate Wisp language, albeit only into binary code, meaning only Tails could read it (on the Wii version, it initially had a few bugs that resulted in mistranslations, though Tails eventually fixed it).
Tails holding the Miles Electric in
. Sonic Unleashed
The Miles Electric was first seen in
. Whenever Tails appeared in the game's Sonic Unleashed Town Stages, he could be seen fiddling with the Miles Electric. When Sonic and Chip had restored the first continent, Tails used the Miles Electric to show Sonic and Chip an image of the entire planet when Mazuri's continent was rejoining the planet.
Aside from the story, the Miles Electric would appear on some of the loading screens in the PS3/Xbox 360 version of
Sonic Unleashed, where it gives out tips, gameplay controls, maps of the Town Stages, and sometimes boot up when going to different parts of a Town Stage and after ending some Stages.
Tails with the modified Miles Electric in the Wii version of
. Sonic Colors
The device is seen again in
, as Tails attempts to create a translation module so that he and Sonic could understand the language of the Sonic Colors Wisps. In the Wii version, it initially makes several comical translations errors and is not perfected until the end of the game, whereas in the Nintendo DS version, the translator works perfectly throughout the entire game. The device itself seems to have been given some slight aesthetic changes as well, with only one black handle on the left and its corners are slightly round in shape.
Tails with his Miles Electric in the Tornado-1 in
. Sonic Generations
In the console/PC version of
, the Miles Electric can be seen on Tails' Sonic Generations Tornado-1 in one of the Challenge Acts.
Sonic Lost World
Amy with the Miles Electric in
. Sonic Lost World
During the events of
, Sonic and Tails are seen having one Miles Electric, while Amy and Knuckles have another Miles Electric to contact them from Sonic Lost World Earth. When Sonic manages to find out the capsule that Eggman has been carrying at the beginning of the story, Amy contacts him and asks him to save the rest of the animals.
Throughout the game, Tails is seen carrying and analyzing Zeti powers with Miles Electric before being kidnapped by
Deadly Six. Amy also contacts to Sonic with Miles Electric two times, telling about the impact on Earth. When Sonic tries to contact them third time in Lava Mountain, he is unable to get any signal on Amy and Knuckles, believing to have lost them. The Miles Electric is also seen at the bottom right of the loading screen after completing the Zone, only in the Wii U version.
, Tails attempted to use the Miles Electric to analyze Sonic Forces Infinite during his first battle with Sonic. However, the device could not make any sense of the readings it got from Infinite, and Sonic was ultimately defeated before the device could get a more accurate reading.
In other media
Tails with the Miles Electric in the Archie Comics.
comic series and its spin-offs published by Sonic the Hedgehog Archie Comics, the Miles Electric first appeared in the altered reality of the Prime Zone during the Worlds Collide crossover, where Tails used it to hack the teleporter to the Wily Egg to give himself, Sonic, Mega Man and Rush direct access to the flying fortress.
Genesis Wave rewrote history, the Miles Electric became a standard tool of the Freedom Fighters and their allies.
comic series published by Sonic the Hedgehog IDW Publishing, the Miles Electric is a computer-based tool used by Tails and his allies.
Since its introduction in Sonic Unleashed, the Miles Electric has quickly become Tails' signature item, much like Amy Rose's Piko Piko Hammer.
Jazwares Miles Electric with Tails.
An accessory of the Sonic Colors Miles Electric was made by Jazwares along with a Tails action figure.
When Yacker leaves at the end of Sonic Colors, it is possible to get a good look at the Miles Electric. Tails claimed that the translator was in binary, but it was actually hexadecimal (ASCII code). This may be a result of Tails finally perfecting it, but this was never explained.
Additionally, the first two lines of hex translate exactly to what Yacker was saying. But the bottom display decoded reads, " If you can read this, you are a geek".
Despite his real first name 'Miles' rarely being used in the series, Tails named this device for his actual name.
The AVA seen in the franchise is used for the same purpose as the Miles Electric.
Sonic Boom While it doesn't physically appear, Tails mentions the Miles Electric by name at one point in .
The Miles Electric as a hint- and loading screen in
(Xbox 360 Version).
Tails first using the Miles Electric as a translator in the Wii version of
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