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This object exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic Boom continuity.
Information in this article may not be canonical to the storyline of the games or any other Sonic continuity.

The Tailsmobile,[1] also referred to as the Hovercraft,[2] is a vehicle that appears in the Sonic Boom television series. It is the personal hovervehicle of Miles "Tails" Prower and a very treasured creation of his.



The Tailsmobile is very similar to an airboat. A two-seater vehicle, the Tailsmobile has a rectangular and thick black outer rim, a yellow metal coachwork with a single light on the front and a large vertical arch on the rear containing a metal cage with a propeller resembling Tails' twin-tails. The instrument board is made of wood with a couple of measuring needles and a joystick for direction controls. Forming the framework of a canopy over the seats are wooden sticks bound together. For feet, the Tailsmobile has two metal stilts.

Features and abilities

Tailsmobile panel

The Tailsmobile's instrument panel.

The Tailsmobile is capable of hovering in midair and can be used for high-speed travel on both the sea and in midair. It also comes equipped with a miniature milkshake automate. While it can be commandeered manually, the Tailsmobile has been fitted with voice-activated controls, although this system has some kinks that cause it to glitch.[3]


TV series

Season one

When it was discovered that Sonic and Eggman had switched brains, Tails used the Tailsmobile to bring the meteor responsible for this to them to reverse the process.[4] After having dropped by Sticks in the Tailsmobile one time,[5] Tails later demonstrated the Tailsmobile's new voice-activated controls to Sonic, but it drenched the latter when he asked it for a drink. As Tails then heard a deafening sound when Sonic departed, his subsequent yelp made the Tailsmobile go out of control and drop a lava pit, but Sonic got back in time to knock both Tails and the Tailsmobile back on solid ground.[3]


Sonic and Knuckles fooling around with the Tailsmobile.

While goofing off, Sonic and Knuckles used the Tailsmobile as a high-speed carousel until Sonic had to go return a book. A few minutes later, the Tailsmobile was used by Tails to defeat Eggman's robots when they attacked Sonic.[6] The Tailsmobile was later used in an unorthodox manner by Team Sonic during a heatwave to cool down Tails' House. Though its fan would blow everything and everyone around inside the house, Team Sonic ultimately found it enjoyable.[7]

Game appearances

Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice


The Tailsmobile in Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice.

In Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice, the Tailsmobile (referred to as the Hovercraft[2]) appears in some of the bonus levels. Here, the player takes control of a Tailsmobile equipped with blasters that must be sailed to the end of a iceberg passage filled with destructible ice bergs, indestructible mines and whirlpools to collect a Trading Card before time runs out. The remaining time is displayed by the gauge in the top right corner of the screen, and taking damage drains it faster. However, the time limit can be increased by collecting watches. In gameplay, use the Circle Pad to steer the Tailsmobile, press Snnwiidsxbuttondisco to shoot its lasers, and press the R Button to boost its speed.


  • The Tailsmobile's propeller is similar to the one for Tails' Plane.
  • The Tailsmobile has a horn that sounds like the one present on Taco-trucks.

See also


  1. Bill Freiberger (28 March 2015). Bill Freiberger on Twitter. Twitter. Retrieved on 29 March 2015. “Elliot Matteson: Why was Tails risking lave related death when he can just undo his seatbelt and fly out? / Bill Freiberger: He would never abandon the Tailsmobile when it was in danger.”
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sanzaru Games (September 27, 2016). Sonic Boom: Fire & Ice. Nintendo 3DS. Sega. Level/Area: Crafty Maneuvers. "Hint: Collect the Trading Card before time runs out! Circle Pad to move. X to shoot. R to boost."
  3. 3.0 3.1 Barichella, Thomas (28 March 2015). "Sole Power". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 19. Cartoon Network.
  4. Van Liemt, Romain; Derrien, Christophe (21 February 2015). "The Meteor". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 14. Cartoon Network.
  5. Milano, Dan (7 March 2015). "How to Succeed in Evil Without Really Trying". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 16. Cartoon Network.
  6. Gutierrez, Freddie (1 April 2015). "Late Fees". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 24. Cartoon Network.
  7. Freiberger, Sam; Crede, Phaea; Shatraw, Justin (3 October 2015). "No Robots Allowed". Sonic Boom. Season 1. Episode 46. Cartoon Network.

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