The Ricky is a creature that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. They are a race of squirrel animals that live on Sonic's world. The Rickies are constantly captured by the Eggman Empire, who uses them as batteries for their various Badniks.
The general Ricky resembles a brown-furred and round-shaped tree squirrel, although their anatomy is slightly humanoid. They have large heads with a small torso, arms with four-fingered hands, thick yet stubby legs with long feet and three toes each, a long and curled bushy tail each, two large black eyes, and round ears on top of their heads. Additionally, they have peach fur around their faces and on their bellies. Other features include cheek tuffs, small brown/pink noses, and hair bangs on their foreheads.
Peaceful and non-hostile, Rickies are not known to fight. As such, they are constantly captured by the Eggman Empire. They also do not fear strangers, as a Ricky allowed Sonic to pet it after he freed it from a Badnik.
Imprisonment and freedom
After the War, a group of Ricky-powered Antons and Hoverbys attacked the village where an amnesiac Dr. Eggman had settled down in. The Pockies inside these Badniks were soon after freed though after Sonic the Hedgehog and the Chaotix defeated the Badniks containing them. Sonic in particular would pet a Ricky after finishing the fight.
- The Rickies are based on the species of the same name that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series.