|Pocky AKA Johnny Lightfoot|
Pocky's artwork in Sonic Jam.
in other media
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|Alignment and character traits|
Pocky is a rabbit, and one of Sonic's animal friends. He first appeared in the Sonic the Hedgehog (1991), the first game, as an animal imprisoned inside Badniks and Egg Capsules. In Western regions, Pocky was renamed Johnny Lightfoot. In certain drafts of the Sonic Bible, it is claimed that Johnny Lightfoot was the one who taught Sonic how to run fast.
In the British publication Sonic the Comic, the character Johnny Lightfoot is based on Pocky. Pocky is also the likely inspiration for Bunnie Rabbot from the Sonic the Hedgehog (TV series) and Archie Comics.
Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
Pocky first appears in the 16-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog. Pocky along with other animal friends at South Island gets captured by Doctor Robotnik and becomes power source for doctor's badniks. Pocky can be found at Green Hill Zone and Scrap Brain Zone as they got released inside of badniks or capsules.
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Pocky makes appearance in 16-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, as he along with other animal friends have same role from the first game. In the game, Pocky can only be found at Chemical Plant Zone.
Pocky makes brief appearance in Sonic CD, but unlike in this game, he's not power source of badniks in the game. However they can be discovered at good future of the round or after destroying Metal Sonic generator. Pocky in this case can be found at good futures of Collision Chaos and Stardust Speedway.
Sonic the Hedgehog's Gameworld
Pocky appears in Sonic the Hedgehog's Gameworld, along with Sonic, Tails, Amy and animal friends. He appears at background of Gameworld testing its equipments and from the slot machine of Concentration Game.
Sonic the Hedgehog 3 & Knuckles
Pocky once again repeat his role from earlier appearances in Sonic the Hedgehog 3 and its add-on continuation Sonic & Knuckles. In Sonic the Hedgehog 3 he can be found at Hydrocity Zone and Carnival Night Zone, while in Sonic & Knuckles he can be found at Sandopolis Zone and Sky Sanctuary Zone.
Sonic the Hedgehog 4
Pocky makes his return in both episodes of Sonic the Hedgehog 4, as he repeats his role from previous games. Unlike others, Pocky mostly moves by jumping forward. In Episode I he can be found at Splash Hill Zone and Mad Gear Zone, while in Episode II he only appears at White Park Zone and in the end of Episode Metal, he along others gets shocked by Metal Sonic and runs away as they were around of it.
Pocky along with Flicky, Picky and Chirps make appearance at the intro cutscene in 2012 remake of Sonic Jump. In the game Dr. Eggman kidnaps them and captures them to the prison unit on Egg Mobile, as Sonic and others try to stop them.
Appearances in Other Media
Sonic the Hedgehog Story Comic
Pocky, along with other animal friends, appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog Story Comic manga. He appears in a few panels in the first and third stories. In the Sonic the Hedgehog Story Comic Volume 2 story Clash!! South Island, he is being chased by Caterkiller in Marble Zone until Sonic destroys the badnik and saves both Pocky and Picky from danger.
Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
Pocky appears in the Sonic: GENESIS arc of the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series as one of the animals that is imprisoned inside a Badnik. He is freed once Sonic destroys the Badnik, and is seen hopping around in the background after Sonic rescues him.
- In the American version of Sonic the Hedgehog's Gameworld, he's is credited by his Japanese name Pocky, rather than his American name Johnny Lightfoot.
- Pocky appears at background of multiple pictures of Sonic the Screen Saver. He also appears in some artworks in Sonic Jam and Sonic Gems Collection.