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Quotation1.svg Keep an eye out for this bomb throwing robotic monkey, who can attack using two types of bombs. Quotation2.svg
— Description, Sonic Adventure[1]

The Kiki[1][2] (キキ[3]?) is an enemy in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a mass-produced, monkey-based Badnik model created by Dr. Eggman that can generate bombs.

Appearance

The Kikis bear a heavy resemblance to the Coconuts Badniks. Compared to Coconuts, Kikis have a less round head, more pronounced ears and an orange and gray color scheme.

In Sonic Advance 2, the Kikis were redesigned with longer limbs, larger eyes and a more round head (making them strongly resemble Mons). They later returned to their original design, but with larger pupils and cyan sclera.

Game appearances

Sonic Adventure

The Kikis made their first appearance in Sonic Adventure, and later its remake Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut. In these games, they are common enemies, and can be found in the following Action Stages for each character:

Character Action Stage
Sonic Emerald Coast, Twinkle Park, Red Mountain
Knuckles Red Mountain
Amy Twinkle Park, Hot Shelter
Big Emerald Coast, Twinkle Park, Hot Shelter
E-102 Gamma Emerald Coast, Red Mountain, Hot Shelter

A Kiki in Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut.

In gameplay, Kikis can appear by themselves or in groups. They also occupy vastly different positions in the Actions Stages, as they are either found in high places or on the ground. They idle about either watching the scenery if in high places, or scratching their heads every now and then if they are on the ground. There are also some Kikis who linger on the ground and can run slightly away from a player if spotted, while others will try and hurt the player by coming close. In some cases, they may even occupy strategically better positions, such as on palm trees or umbrellas.

Kikis up high and some on the ground always carry bombs that they will throw in the player's direction. They will snicker while jumping and doing somersaults excitedly if their attack is succesful. Some bombs might explode right away or after awhile. In the latter case, the player can pick them up and throw them at Badniks to destroy them. In some cases, they can even throw bombs with spikes on them. These bombs cannot be picked as they can cause damage to the playable character if they touch them, even before they blow up. Destroying a Kiki will in turn release the Animal inside it.

There are also two Kikis in cages that can be found in the Mystic Ruins Adventure Field, in both Sonic and Knuckles' stories. These Kikis guard blocked passages to different areas. One Kiki guards the Eastern Cave where Knuckles can find the Shovel Claws. This Kiki can be destroyed by digging up the Monkey Detonation Switch and placing it under the Kiki's cage. The other Kiki is guarding the entrance to Red Mountain. In Sonic's story, Sonic can destroy it with the Light Speed Attack, and in Knuckles' story, Knuckles can destroy it with the Monkey Detonation Switch. In E-102 Gamma's story on the other hand, the player can destroy the caged Kiki by simply shooting it. When destroying these caged Kikis, a closed passage nearby will open.

Sonic Adventure 2

In Sonic Adventure 2 and Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, the Kikis appear in the following Action Stages for each character:

Character Stage
Tails Hidden Base
Rouge Egg Quarters

In gameplay, Kikis display two behaviors. Normal ones jump on one foot and will toss both large and small bombs at the player when they get too close. Others simply spin in one place and jump without throwing bombs. These badniks can be found on top of pillars or at corners.

Kikis in Sonic Adventure 2.

Like in Sonic Adventure, there will be a delay before the Kikis' bombs explode after they are tossed, during which they will flash intermittently more and more rapidly before detonating. During this time, the player can pick them up and throw them back at the Kikis. Alternatively, they can be used to break Cages. When destroying a Kiki, the player is awarded one hundred points and an Animal will be set free from the robot.

In the Hard Mode of both stages, several Kikis can create massive-sized bombs that cause huge explosions when touching the ground. However, the Kikis risk destroying themselves with these bombs, as they can be too heavy for them to lift when conjuring them up.

The Hard Mode of Hidden Base also features some Kikis that throw red bombs, which explode immediately upon hitting either Tails or the ground.

Sonic Advance series

Sonic Advance

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In Sonic Advance, the Kikis only appear in Neo Green Hill Zone. In this game, they act much like Coconuts Badniks by scuttling up and down palm trees and tossing explosive coconuts at passersby.

Sonic Advance 2

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In Sonic Advance 2, the Kikis were given a slight redesign. In this game, they only appear in Leaf Forest. Like in the previous title, they scuttle up and down palm trees and toss explosive coconuts at passersby.

Sonic Pinball Party

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In Sonic Pinball Party, a Kiki will hide in the Big Target Hole in the Neo Green Hill Zone variant of the Sonic pinball board. Flinging the ball into the Big Target Hole for the first time makes the Kiki pop out of the palm trees.

Mario & Sonic series

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Kikis appear in both the Wii and Nintendo DS version.

In the Nintendo DS version of the game, Kikis appear as targets in the Dream Shooting event and other minigames, some of which where the objective is to count the number of Kikis on the screen.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games

In the Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, the Kikis appear in certain mini games. They also appear in the Adventure Tours mode. In this mode, a Kiki can be found destroying a Chao's garden of flowers in Icepeak. To get rid of it, Princess Daisy has to engage it in a minigame called "Chase off Kiki!", where the player must throw snowballs at it in order to deplete its HP. Once the KIki is defeated, it will retreat through a gate that it leaves open behind it.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games

In the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Kikis make an appearance. Noticeably, they sport their design from Sonic Generations.

Kikis can be encountered during one of the minigames in London Party Mode. In this minigame, the player has to catch as many Kikis as possible that roam the streets of London.

Sonic Generations

A Kiki throwing a bomb at Classic Sonic in the 3DS version of Sonic Generations.

In the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Generations, Kikis are encountered again in Emerald Coast. In gameplay, they can be found either standing in one place or climbing on palmtrees. When Sonic approaches them, the Kikis will start throwing bombs at him. Otherwise, the player can easily defeat them with the Homing Attack.

When their bombs are thrown on the ground, they explode after a short time, though the explosion's radius is small. The Kikis are not immune to their bombs' explosion and they will be destroyed if they are nearby them.

Powers and abilities

Like the Coconuts Badnik, Kikis are able to generate and throw bombs, although Kikis throw explosives whereas Coconuts throws coconuts. Additionally, the Kikis are capable of controlling the size and power of their bombs.

Variants

Cart Kiki

Main article: Cart Kiki

A Cart Kiki

The Cart Kikis are variants of the Kikis that appears in Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut. These models consist of Kikis riding Bumper Cars.

Cop Speeder

Main article: Cop Speeder

The Cop Speeders are another variants that first appear in Sonic Adventure and later in Sonic Generations. Similar to Cart Kikis, Cop Speeders consist of Kikis driving hovering police cars.

Merchandise

Dr. Robotnik action figure with Kiki as an accessory.

As part of the Sonic Adventure Toy Line made by the company Toy Island, Kiki was released as an accessory with the Dr. Robotnik action figure. Kiki has five points of articulation, a removable tail and a bomb which he cannot actually hold without the application of some kind of adhesive.

Kiki is one of three robots from Sonic Adventure to be translated into an action figure (the other two being E-102 Gamma by ReSaurus and Spinner by Jazwares). The Dr. Robotnik figure was re-released as a Sonic X toy without Kiki.

In other media

Archie Comics

Main article: Kiki (Archie)

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, the Kiki is mentioned by Sonic, although it never made an actual appearance.

See also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic Adventure (Dreamcast) United States instruction booklet, pg. 31.
  2. Prima Development (20 June 2001). "Enemies" (in English). Sonic Adventure 2: Prima's Official Strategy Guide. Prima Games. p. 18. ISBN 978-0761536147. "The Kiki are monkey-like robots that fling Bombs at you. The Bombs detonate as soon as they hit you or after a short amount of time. So, you can pick them up. As soon as you do, the timer stops and you can transport them safely. This will be important to Knuckles and Rouge."
  3. Sonic Adventure (Dreamcast) Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 34.
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