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This location exists primarily or exclusively within the Sonic the Hedgehog (film series) continuity.
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The small town with a big heart.

— Motto, Sonic the Hedgehog (film)

Green Hills is a location that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog film series produced by Paramount Pictures. It is a small town in the state of Montana, where Sonic the Hedgehog lives with Tom and Maddie Wachowski.


Green Hills and its surrounding landscape, from Sonic the Hedgehog (film).

By comparison, Green Hills is a small rural town in the middle of a mountainous forest area, not too far from the Hedgehog Cave. Most of the town's buildings run along the main street running through the center of the town. The town also has a sheriff's department and a baseball field. The town is also where the Wachowski's house of residence can be found.


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Over fifty years ago, the Wachowski family began policing Green Hills as a part of the Green Hills Sheriff's Department, and would continue this tradition up until the present day. Eventually, Tom Wachowski of the current generation of the Wachowski family became the town's sheriff while his wife, Maddie Wachowski, became Green Hills' most respective veterinarian.

Sonic spying on a resident of Green Hills, from Sonic the Hedgehog (film).

Ten years ago, after Sonic the Hedgehog arrived in Montana following his departure from his home planet, the hedgehog would visit Green Hills often while avoiding being discovered by the local human population. In an attempt to deny his own loneliness, Sonic would spy on Green Hills' inhabitants, and would take a special interest in Tom and Maddie. Although the town lunatic, Crazy Carl, eventually caught onto Sonic and attempted to capture him on several occasions, Sonic would elude him every time for fun.

In the recent past, Tom applied to the San Francisco Police Department in hopes of doing more and making a real impact in peoples' lives. Having anticipated Tom' success, Maddie began searching for apartments to rent in San Francisco.

Sonic the Hedgehog

Sonic watching a little league baseball game in Green Hills, from Sonic the Hedgehog (film).

Eventually, Tom received an acceptance letter from the San Francisco Police Department to become a street cop on their force, and Maddie revealed to him that she was already planning their move for them. Soon after, Maddie flew to San Francisco with Ozzie to await Tom while he wrapped things up in Green Hills. Meanwhile, Sonic, after watching a junior league baseball game at Green Hills' baseball field, would play a game with himself that same evening. As his frustrations over being all alone grew however, Sonic would resort to running around until his powers built up and released an electromagnetic pulse that cut out power all across the Pacific Northwest, including Green Hills. During the blackout, Wade would call Tom from the police station in order to get instructions on how to deal with the situation.

Soon after, the United States sent the United States Army and Dr. Robotnik to Green Hills to discover the origin of the electromagnetic pulse. As the government encroached him, Sonic fled to Green Hills with his most important belongings from the Hedgehog Cave and hid out in Tom's garage, hoping to safely use a Ring there to escape to the Mushroom Planet with. However, he was discovered by Tom, who shot him with a tranquilizer dart. Before losing consciousness however, Sonic opened a Ring portal to the Transamerica Pyramid and accidently dropped his remaining Rings into it. After recovering however, Sonic managed to persuade Tom to help him when Robotnik's truck arrived at Tom's house. Ultimately, they both managed to escape Robotnik after he stormed into Tom's house with his Badniks and discovered Sonic, which led to Tom getting on the homicidal Robotnik's bad side. Robotnik and his agents soon after occupied the Green Hills Sheriff's Department, where they intercepted a conversation between Tom and Wade.

Sonic having his showdown with Dr. Robotnik in Green Hills, from Sonic the Hedgehog (film).

Days later, Sonic sent Tom and Maddie through a Ring portal to Green Hills, where they landed in Farmer Zimmer's barn, to keep them safe from Robotnik. Hours later, Sonic got blasted through a Ring portal by Robotnik's Eggpod that took him back to Green Hills, where he landed in the town's main street. There, Tom came to Sonic's defense by attacking Robotnik onboard his Eggpod, only to get knocked off it. Fortunately for Tom, the townspeople came to his defense. When it seemed that Sonic was dead though, Tom berated Robotnik for his lack of humanity and declared Sonic his friend. Hearing this, Sonic recovered with his full power unleashed. As Sonic pummeled the Eggpod into submission, he and Tom banished Robotnik to the Mushroom Planet. Afterward, Tom and Maddie decided to remain in Green Hills.

Following this incident, Tom and Maddie went to work renovating their house. During this, Commander Walters paid them a visit to thank them for keeping quiet about recent events. He also attempted to make contact with Sonic on behalf of the government, but failed. Afterward, the Wachowskis showed Sonic that they had moved his Hedgehog Cave into their attic, where they welcomed an overjoyed Sonic home.


Sonic the Hedgehog: The Adventures of Sonic & Donut Lord

Sonic on adventures in Green Hills, from Sonic the Hedgehog (film).

One day, on the outskirts of Green Hills, Tom detected Sonic passing by, but was unable to see him. Soon after, Sonic would play a baseball game by himself at Green Hills' baseball field, only to accidently trigger a blackout across Green Hills with a power surge generated by his powers.[1]

The next day, as Tom was talking with Wade on the phone while preparing to leave Green Hills for San Francisco, he discovered Sonic as he was trying to hide from a United States government truck while preparing to head to the Mushroom Planet using his Rings. As Tom took a look at the truck on behalf of Sonic, Tom met Dr. Robotnik, who revealed he was here to investigate the blackout. When Robotnik's Badniks detected Sonic however, Robotnik sent them after Sonic in order to capture him so Robotnik could uncover the secret to Sonic's power. Tom opposed this, as they did not know if Sonic was a threat. As Sonic and Tom ran into each other in the forest later on, Sonic wound up sending his Rings to San Francisco by accident when Badniks attacked them. After escaping the Badniks, upon hearing that Sonic needed his Rings back, Tom took him to San Francisco.[1]

Days later, Sonic sent Tom and Maddie through a Ring portal to Green Hills to keep them safe from Robotnik. Hours later, Sonic arrived in Green Hils too through a Ring portal, with Robotnik hot on his trail in his Eggpod. There, Sonic managed to unleash his full power after getting words of support from Tom and Maddie, which he used to defeat Robotnik. Afterward, Tom and Maddie decided to remain in Green Hills. Soon after, the pair moved Sonic's things from his Hedgehog Cave into their attic, where they welcomed an overjoyed Sonic home.[1]

Around the World in 80 Seconds

Following his world tour, Sonic would return to his home in Green Hills. However, he soon left the town again to see other wonders and places on Earth.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sonic the Hedgehog: The Adventures of Sonic & Donut Lord, "The Adventures of Sonic & Donut Lord"
  2. Gregory, Mike (14 June 2018). Paramount budgets $7M for Sonic the Hedgehog movie shoot in ‘hero town’ Ladysmith. Vancouver Island Free Daily. Retrieved on 8 August 2018.
  3. Scarlett, Ryan (19 March 2021). Sonic movie sequel will not return to “Hero Town” Ladysmith, Vancouver Island. Tails' Channel. Archived from the original on 19 March 2021.