The Remote Robot is found in Poloy's Forest after defeating the game's first boss. After this, the robot is equiped to Tails' inventory and can be unequiped by visiting Tails' House. The robot can used for reconnaissance and item collecting. It's ability to transform into the Sea Fox allows the player to access areas such as Lake Rocky. The Remote Robot is also vital for defeating Dr. Fukurokov.
In the game's end credits, Tails can be seen building a much larger version of the Remote Robot which explodes several times during creation (which is partly due to an interfering Flicky).
The Remote Robot vaguely resembles Tails; it is coloured orange and white, and has red and white feet, which mimic Tails' shoes. The overall appearance of the Remote Robot is similar to a quadruped, however the robot only has two legs.
The robots' primary function is as a reconnaissance robot used for surveying areas and collecting items, as such, it lacks any offensive capabilities. Its small design allows the robot to travel through small gaps that would be otherwise inaccessible. The robot can also transform itself into a small, UAV drone by producing helicopter rotor blades from its back for further maneuverability and surveillance. The robot can be recalled at any point and will immediately home into Tails when recalled, the robot also uses this function as a defense mechanism; meaning it will automatically recall when it suffers damage.
The Remote Robot also has the ability to transform itself into the Sea Fox, a small, one-manned submarine, for marine missions.
In other media
The Remote Robot makes an appearance in the Archie Comics as an invention of Tails, but with a more dog-like appearance and is named T-Pup. He frequently assists Tails with a variety of functions, such as flying and holding data.
- The Buddy Bot seen in Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric is similar to the Remote Robot in it's design and use.