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Chao are creatures that appear in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by IDW Publishing. They are a mysterious species that dwells in various locations around Sonic's world.



The Chao are small creatures with pudding-like bodies. In general, Chao have round waterdrop-like heads with large eyes but no noses, round torsos smaller than their heads, smooth feet with no legs, and arms with no visible hands. Neither their arms or feet have digits. They also have a short tail, small wings, and a floating dot above their heads.

While Chao can have various looks, basic Chao have light blue skin with yellow tips on their arms, feet and head, blue eyes, and pink wings.

Characteristics and culture

Chao are cute and lovable creatures similar to children[1] and their mannerisms are pleasant and relaxing. Chao can also become attached to individuals, as evidenced by the friendship between Cream and her Chao, Cheese. They are likewise loyal companions who will go to extreme lengths in order to protect their loved ones.[2] Chao can usually only speak one word which is their own species' name. However, they have a very distinct form of communication: their emotion-dot. The emotion-dot, which floats above a Chao's head will change shape depending on what it thinks or feels.[3]

Powers and abilities

All Chao are capable of flight.[2]

Known Chao


See also


  1. Sonic the Hedgehog #18, "Roll Call"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sonic the Hedgehog #18, "Victims"
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog #29, "All or Nothing, Part 4"

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