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The Locky (ルッキー[1] Rukkī?), also known as Lookie,[1] is a creature that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is a race of bald eagle Animals native to West Side Island, and are close friends of Sonic the Hedgehog and his allies. The Lockies are known for having been targeted by Dr. Robotnik who seeks to use them as energy sources for his Badnik army and imprison them in Capsules for later use.



The general Locky resembles a miniature bald eagle, except with a much larger head. They have black plumages with white heads, two large black eyes, a slightly small but sharp orange beak each, large wings for an Animal, and two orange three-toed feet with claws.

Game appearances

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

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The Lockies first appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (16-bit). In this game, the Lockies and other Animals from West Side Island were captured by Dr. Robotnik and used to power his Badnik workers which Robotnik needed to finish the Death Egg.[2] The Lockies can be found Chemical Plant Zone, Hill Top Zone, Metropolis Zone and Wing Fortress Zone where they pop out of destroyed Badniks or opened Capsules (excluding the Wing Fortress Zone which has no Capsules). If the player completes the game as Sonic and has collected all the Chaos Emeralds, a Locky herd will appear flying behind the Tornado during the ending cinematic.

Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball

In Sonic the Hedgehog Spinball, the Lockies appear in all the main playable levels (namely Toxic Caves, Lava Powerhouse, The Machine and Showdown) where they pop out of destroyed Badniks. Exclusive to The Machine, the player can also free them from the Veg-O-Machine.

Sonic Mania


In Sonic Mania and its expansion Sonic Mania Plus, the Lockies reprise their roles from the Sonic games on the Sega Mega Drive by being organic power sources for Dr. Eggman's Badniks.

In gameplay, the Lockies pop out of destroyed Badniks or the opened Capsule at the end of the second Act of the Zones they appear in. In 1.03 of Sonic Mania and the versions prior to it, the Lockies can only be found in Mirage Saloon Zone. In 1.05.0713 of Sonic Mania and Sonic Mania Plus on the other hand, the Lockies appear in Chemical Plant Zone and Mirage Saloon Zone.

When the player destroys the Metal Sonic Projector at the end of Stardust Speedway Zone Act 2, a few Lockies will also occasionally appear until they are chased off by Metal Sonic.

In other media

Archie Comics

Main article: Locky (Archie)

A Locky, from Sonic the Hedgehog: Worlds Unite Battles #1.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, the Lockies are a Mobini bird race native to Sonic's World.


  • In LEGO Dimensions, the Tornado can be upgraded to have multiple Lockies swarm around it and protect it from damage.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "ソニック・ザ・ヘッジホッグ2" (in Japanese & English). SEGA TVゲーム原画ギャラリー. Graphic Sha. August 1994. p. 51. ISBN 978-4766107722.
  2. Sonic The Hedgehog 4. Sega. Archived from the original on 30 May 2013. Retrieved on 26 January 2015.

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