Yacker is the most knowledgeable of the Wisps.
Mother-Wisp (mother, DS only)
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Sonic, Tails, all of the other Wisps, Sonic's friends (DS version only), Chao (DS version only)
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Yacker (ヤッカー Yakkā?) is a White Wisp and ambassador of the Wisps in the game Sonic Colors. Yacker is the one that tells Sonic and Tails about Doctor Eggman's plans. He disappears for unknown reasons before the Asteroid Coaster stage. He is Sonic and Tails' silent guide to the world of Wisps, but he understands English very well, although he is unable to actually speak it. Yacker can be told apart from the other White Wisps because of a strand of curly "hair" on his head.
Yacker essentially does nothing in gameplay. He does, however, appear on the loading screen and title screen. He also talks to Sonic and Tails, and Tails translates him through the Miles Electric, which didn't work at first.
In the game, Yacker and a Cyan Wisp are running away from Cubot and Orbot, who are trying to capture them. Sonic, seeing everything, saves Yacker and the Cyan Wisp just as Cubot was about to catch them. He eventually makes his way to Tails while Sonic was checking out the place. When he met Tails, he was trying to tell him something but Tails couldn't understand because Yacker can only make chattering noises. Tails decides to make a translator to understand him. While Tails was making it, Sonic comes and sees Yacker. Tails explains that Yacker can help them (note that they do not know his name at this point). Sonic agrees with Yacker's help but only if Tails can get the translator right. However, the translator seems to be not so accurate with Yacker's language, sometimes translating Yacker's language with silly phrases. However, when it is translated right, Yacker could tell if it's translating right. After a little transitions, they learn his name and get a little idea on the Wisp Power. He then stays with Tails for the remainder of the game as he is mainly seen with Tails and not Sonic, but when they see each other they have a nice greeting. In the dislike for Eggman, he calls him "Baldy Nosehair", which Sonic and Tails find very amusing and funny. This gave the idea for Sonic to call him "Baldy McNosehair" and Tails said he found it so funny that he "wrote it down".
At the Asteroid Coaster, Yacker disappears for unknown reasons, which leaves Tails and Sonic to worry that he might have been captured and turned into a Nega Wisp. He reappears back at the Tropical Resort. Yacker, along with some of the Wisps Sonic saved, are seen having a party, with Sonic and Tails as the guests of honor, but the party is soon crashed when Eggman begins to fire his mind-control cannon and the Wisps, including Yacker, run away. After Sonic failed to outrun the black hole, Yacker is seen with a few other Wisps, who carry Sonic back to his world. Yacker then flies into space, changing all the Purple and Violet Wisps back to their normal forms and gets them to stop the black hole. Afterwards, Yacker returns to Sonic and Tails to thank them for their help, gives both of them a hi-five, and leaves with the other Wisps and their planets.
In the DS version after completing the Main Story, Sonic and Tails, through unknown means get back into space, and find Yacker, who tells them about what Eggman did to his mom, so Super Sonic saves her, and they return to their home worlds.
Yacker, along with the other Wisps (not counting the Violet Wisp) appeared in the Archie Sonic Sonic Colors game adaptation in Archie Sonic the Hedgehog Issue 219. He basically did the same thing like he did in the beginning of the game, which is to say something and Tails works his translator to understand him. Sonic saved him and some other Wisps, and they embarked on their journey, and that was the end of the adaptation.
- "I was waiting for him to get stuck in something!" - Yacker answering a question about Sonic from a Yellow Wisp, in the DS cutscene "A New Sonic Legend Begins".
- "There's a whole lot of space out there, but there's only one Sonic!." - Yacker telling the other wisps about his adventure with Sonic.
- Yacker seems to have some kind of ability which allows him to transform Nega Wisps back into normal Wisps (although the other Wisps may share this trait).
- Yacker is the only Wisp with a unique feature on him that separates him from the rest of his kind of Wisp (he has curly hair on his head, which is something that all other White Wisps don't have).
- In one cutscene, Tails mis-translates 'Yacker' as 'Talks-a-lot'. Yacking is slang for talking, comically.
- Yacker is known to mimick Sonic and Tails' movements in some cutscenes.