The Tricker[1] is an enemy that appears in Sonic the Hedgehog (2006). They are a breed of supernatural beasts most likely conjured up by Mephiles the Dark.


The Tricker closely resembles the Iblis Takers, but with a different color scheme. They look like phoenixes made of purple lava, crossed with some bat attributes. Rather small, they have wings resembling those of bats with a claw on their joint, and they have two ears that curve backward, similar to horns. They also has a long tail with a pear-shaped tip. When there is no enemy in the vicinity, their bodies glow less.


The Trickers are some of the least common enemies, only showing up a few later Action Stages. They appear in Shadow's version of Aquatic Base, Wave Ocean and Dusty Desert, Silver's version of Aquatic Base and Flame Core, and in the End of the World.

The Trickers have a couple of attack patterns. They can fire energy spheres that explode upon impact about every second and they can ram directly into the playable character by slowly flying towards their target (the latter leaves them temporarily paralyzed if they miss). In most stages, they only attack with the latter move, and use the energy spheres rarely. Like the Iblis Takers, these enemies always appear in groups.

A Tricker can take two hits before it is destroyed, after which they release Light Cores. Occasionally, Trickers' command systems are linked to each other of its kind. At the same, should the leader of the group be destroyed, all its underlings will fall as well.[2]


Like Iblis' minions, the Trickers are completely mindless and only exist to cause destruction whenever they are.

Powers and abilities

The Trickers are slightly stronger than their corresponding cousins. Possessing greater endurance, they are capable of flight and can project purple energy balls similar to Mephiles the Dark's.






  1. In-game file, "cTricker.lub"
  2. Sonic Team, Blindlight (24 November 2006). Sonic the Hedgehog. Xbox 360/PlayStation 3. Sega. Level/Area: Town Mission 8: Protect the Professor's Car. "Shadow the Hedgehog: Their command systems are linked... If I take out the leader, then they'll all fall."

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