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This article's subject exists primarily or exclusively within the IDW Publishing continuity.
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The Flicky 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 bird animals that live in another dimension set in the recent past. The Flickies are constantly captured by Dr. Eggman, who uses them as batteries for his various Badniks.



The typical Flicky is a small and rotund bird with a sky blue plumage and orange three-toed feet. They have round-shaped heads with two large black eyes, soft orange beaks and two upward-looking tuffs above their foreheads. Their wings are medium-sized compared to their bodies which are smaller than their heads and their tails consist of three tail feathers. In terms of markings they have pink cheeks, a dark blue patch across their eyes, and white bellies.

A flock of different types of Flickies, from Sonic the Hedgehog 30th Anniversary Special.

Other types of Flickies can come in different shapes and sizes; blue Flickies looks similar to the standard ones, but with darker colors and orange markings; green Flickies are bulky with a big bun on the middle of their heads; pink and purple Flickies have pony tails on both sides of their heads, a strand of hair on their foreheads and heart-shaped orange bellies; and red Flickies have bangs and three spikes of hair on their heads.<[1]

Characteristics and culture

Peaceful and non-hostile, Flickies like to play with other animals and are very harmless.[2] As such, they are constantly captured by Dr. Eggman and his minions.

Powers and abilities

Being non-anthropomorphic birds, the Flickies are able to fly using their wings.[2][1]


Seasons of Chaos

One peaceful day on Angel Island, a local Flicky would play with other animals until Metal Knuckles came and bowled over them. During the subsequent battle between Knuckles and Metal Knuckles, the Flicky was put in danger when Metal Knuckles made a giant mushroom cave in above it. Fortunately, the Flicky was saved by Knuckles, although at the cost of allowing Metal Knuckles to escape.[2]

Some time after, a Flicky trapped inside a Ticktock in Spring Valley Zone was freed when Sonic came by and destroyed the Badnik.[2]

Sonic Learns to Drive

While Sonic was diverting from his driving test, a flock of different Flickies would fly over him.[1]

Amy's New Hobby

A Flicky would later rest on top of Amy's house. A Flicky would also peek at Amy's comics while Mighty and Ray were reading them. Not long after, a Flicky would fly around with comic scripts among a huge crowd that had gathered to see Amy's self-made comics. There, it took notice of how distraught Amy became when Sonic took a look at her work.[3]


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