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I'm Omochao! I'll tell you anything you want to know. Look me up if you ever need some help!

— Omochao, Sonic Generations (console/PC)

Omochao (オモチャオ Omochao?) is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. He is a mass-produced, Chao-based robot model with virtually unlimited knowledge about the world. A close friend and ally of the Animals and Chao, he is also a television personality, working as both a news reporter and commentator for various sports competitions.

Since his introduction, Omochao has become a staple in the Sonic series as a support character, serving as an informant to the characters and a universal Hint to the players.


Omochao is a small robot modeled after a Neutral Chao. As such, he has a round waterdrop-shaped head with large orange and yellow ripple-like eyes but no nose and a round torso smaller than his head. Both his head and torso are light blue with a stripe of darker blue running down the middle. He also has small rivet studs around his framework, gray cable-like arms with round yellow balls at the end for hands, and smooth yellow feet with orange soles and tips but no legs. Neither his arms or feet have digits and has a yellow smiling mouth with . Lastly, he has a small orange two-bladed propeller on the top of his head and a windup key on his back, giving him the appearance of a windup toy.


Sonic Adventure[]

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Omochao with Sonic in the Chao Stadium, from Sonic Adventure.

In Sonic Adventure, its enhanced port Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut, and the 2010 remaster, Omochao appears in the Chao Stadium by the door inside the Station Square Garden. He also appears during Chao Races. Here, several Omochao show which direction the Chao are to go. However, the Chao can sometimes disobey him and head in another direction.

Sonic Adventure 2[]


Omochao with Sonic in City Escape, from Sonic Adventure 2: Battle.

In Sonic Adventure 2, its enhanced port Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, and the 2012 remaster, various Omochao appear as Hints in the Stages, replacing the Hint Orbs in Sonic Adventure. This is a role he would repeat in future titles. To receive a hint from Omochao, all the playable character has to do is touch him. He will then follow the playable character around while speaking out his hint, before returning to his spot. He may also give tips during certain loading screens. In Stages, he can as well be picked up and thrown as a weapon to destroy enemies and breakable obstacles, and be damaged by stray bullets from enemies or the player's own attacks. He is also vulnerable to effects in the environment in Stages, such as being sucked into outer space through an opened window in Eternal Engine. When ending up in a bottomless pit or falling off the game map though, Omochao will respawn in his earlier location soon after.

When attacked, picked up, thrown, or put down, Omochao makes remarks. When recovering from being thrown or attacked in particular, Omochao will express his displeasure of such rough treatment and stop offering the playable character hints in that location. Comically, he may also fall unconscious for several seconds with smoke coming from his injuries, only to wake up to ramble at the player. Similarly, Omochao has a distinctive sound when he initiates flight and when getting "hurt".

Omochao appears frequently in Chao World. In the Chao Competition, he holds signs in both the Lobby and races, and even fills the roles of referees in both Chao Races and Karate. In Chao Races in particular, he appears at the start of such races where he fires the starting pistol to mark the start of the races. There are also multiple Omochao along the routes of the Chao Races which show the direction the Chao are supposed to go by waving flags. Also, in the third Challenge Race, all seven of the player's opponents will be Omochao.

Outside regular gameplay, Omochao also appears as an unlockable menu theme. Also, in the multiplayer mode, the Chao Walker's melee attack is an Omochao-based projectile. In a reversed fashion, the Dark Chao Walker's melee attack uses a red and black version of the Chao Walker's attack, called the Dark Omochao.

Sonic Battle[]

In Sonic Battle, Omochao himself does not appear. However, Cream's C. Air Cracker and Cream Cracker maneuvers utilize Omochao as a mine that can be placed in any given place and is triggered when the opponent touches it. These moves are some of the strongest in the game in terms of damage.

Sonic Heroes[]


Omochao explaining the Team select menu, from Sonic Heroes.

In Sonic Heroes, Omochao serves as a tutorial Hint for the player. In this game, Omochao appears on the main menus where he will explain what the different features and options are all about, and, in the case of story mode, the individual difficulty degrees and gameplay styles for the game's playable teams. To have Omochao explain a feature on the menu screen, the player has to press Gamecube Y Button/XboxY/Square while at said feature. In addition, his voice appears in the tutorial level, Sea Gate, for Team Sonic and Team Rose, where he will explain the game's different mechanics. When Omochao explains something in Sea Gate, the playable characters are rendered immobile, and will remain so until Omochao finishes talking or the player skips his explanation.

In the other aspects of the game, Omochao doesn't appear, having been replaced with the Hint Rings and the characters' dialogues.

Sonic Advance 3[]

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In Sonic Advance 3, Omochao serves again as an in-game Hint. In this game, he can be found in several places around the Zone Maps, the Sonic Factory and the Action Stages. To make Omochao provide the player with his hint, the playable character must stand beside Omochao and press Controlpadds up. He will then be picked up and display his message on the screen. He also appears during the game's bad ending, where he flies over the Altar Emerald and takes a photo of Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Cream and Cheese right before the incomplete ending credits.

Shadow the Hedgehog[]

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The Omochao Gun, from Shadow the Hedgehog.

In Shadow the Hedgehog, Omochao does not appear in person. However, there is an unlockable weapon called the "Omochao Gun" that shoots Omochao heads as projectiles. These projectiles have a wide range and can bounce off walls. When upgraded, this weapon is capable of destroying most enemies with a single shot and can take out multiple enemies in a single shot by bouncing off walls.

Sonic Riders series[]

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Omochao as a news anchor, from Sonic Riders.

In Sonic Riders, Omochao makes a few small appearances. In this game, he can be heard commentating on the game's various races and the condition of the playable character. He also appears as a news anchor in the Babylon Rogues' story in Story Mode, explaining the sudden appearance of Babylon Garden. He also appears as the store clerk on the Black Market where the player can buy new Extreme Gear.

Sonic Free Riders[]


Omochao, from Sonic Free Riders.

In Sonic Free Riders, in the game's World Grand Prix mode, Omochao serves as a commentator and presenter of the latest World Grand Prix, where he covers the latest races for the competing teams for the viewers by interviewing the participants.

During Team Heroes' rounds of races, Omochao readily introduced the viewers to the beginning of the World Grand Prix, before interviewing Team Heroes and their first opponents, Team Rose. Afterward, Omochao noted that they were about to have a good race. When Team Heroes beat Team Rose, Omochao interviewed the former on their victory. As Team Dark were then introduced as Team Heroes' next opponents, Omochao thought E-10000B looked familiar. During the teams' races though, Knuckles accused E-10000B of foul play. Omochao thus had them review the recordings of the race, but found nothing. After Team Heroes beat Team Dark, and Team Babylon were introduced as Team Heroes' final opponents, Omochao was eager to see the feud between the two teams play out. After Team Babylon seemingly lost to Team Heroes, Omochao interviewed the former on their victory, although it was soon revealed that Team Babylon had technical trouble during the race. As a rematch was arranged to decide a fair outcome, Omochao was excited to see it play out. In the end, Team Heroes won, and Omochao interviewed them. When asked where Team Babylon was though, Omochao noted that they had already left, but had a camera crew track them down so Sonic could have a final word with Jet. With this round of races over, Omochao signed off for the time.

During Team Babylon's rounds of races, Omochao once again introduced the viewers to the World Grand Prix before sneaking in separate interviews with Team Babylon and their opponents, Team Dark. Afterward, Omochao noted that they were in for a heated race. After Team Babylon defeated Team Dark, Omochao interviewed the former on their victory. When Team Rose was then introduced as Team Babylon's next opponents, Omochao noted that despite Team Rose's teamwork trouble, a good race was awaiting them. When this clash ended with Team Babylon's victory, Omochao was left impressed, and remarked with great interest that the finals, which featured Team Babylon going up against Team Heroes, were going to be great. When Team Babylon seemingly claimed victory, Omochao interviewed them. However, he was surprised when Jet and Sonic decided to have a rematch to decide the winner. After Jet won, Omochao interviewed his team on their victory. Afterward, Omochao told the viewers that he could not wait for the next World Grand Prix if Team Babylon and Team Heroes were going to compete in it.

During Team Dark's rounds of races, Omochao readily introduced the viewers to the beginning of the World Grand Prix. However, Omochao noticed that Team Dark was one member short. After arguing with the team that they needed a third member or they would be disqualified, Omochao rejected Rouge's offer to join them. Regardless, Team Dark had E-10000B join them on a whim, believing that their opponents, Team Babylon, were no match for them. Noting this was getting ugly, Omochao looked forward to the outcome. After Team Dark won, Omochao saw E-10000B butting in on his job as the commentator, much to his dismay. Regardless, Team Dark proceeded to compete against their next opponents, Team Heroes, which Omochao assured the viewers that he would have all the details on as it went on. After Team Dark beat Team Heroes though, the former wanted to head to the award ceremonies, but Omochao told them that they still had to face Team Rose in the finals. Although both teams got on Omochao's nerves, he remarked to the viewers that the teams were pretty evenly matched. After Team Dark won the finals though, Omochao saw that E-10000B had dropped out of the race due to damage, which Omochao noted meant that the last race did not count. After some persuasion from Cream. Omochao promised to send E-1000B to HQ for repairs while he commented on the rematch between Team Dark and Team Rose, which Omochao, upon orders from HQ, said would be a 2-on-3 match. After Team Dark won, Omochao noticed that said team had left to collect their winning prize. As the team was leaving though, Omochao told them that what they had taken were the dummy props for display and that they would have to wait for the awards ceremony. After noting how difficult Team Dark was making things, Omochao told the viewers that they still got some good races out of it.

During Team Rose's rounds of races, Omochao were ready to introduce the viewers to the opening ceremony when Team Rose appeared to join the competition. Though Omochao told them that they were ineligible to compete because they had not filled out their registration, he was told to permit them to compete since they had arrived before the opening ceremony ended. Afterward, it was revealed that Team Rose would be facing Team Heroes first, and Omochao noted that the former had to stay sharp against such opponents. After Team Rose advanced to the next round where they would face Team Babylon, Omochao noted that a white-hot battle was about to commence. To Omochao's surprise though, Team Rose defeated Team Babylon and advanced to the finals where Team Dark awaited them, with the ensuing match being loudly proclaimed by Omochao. When it seemed like Team Rose had won though, Omochao noted that E-10000B was forced to drop out of the race due to damage, which, according to the rules meant that the last race did not count. As such, Team Rose and Team Dark's remaining members had to have a decisive race, which Omochao noted was an interesting turn of events. After Team Rose ensured their victory and started getting all excited, Omochao told them to stay calm and go through the procedures. However, Amy made him patch her through to Sonic, and as Team Rose fell apart, Omochao noted to the viewers that despite this, they had some good races.

Eventually, Omochao introduced the viewers to the beginning of the awards ceremony. There, the host of the World Grand Prix, King Doc, who was revealed to be Dr. Eggman, wanted the racers to compete against his ultimate Gear-jockey, a turn of events that Omochao was sure would be cleared up soon. After the race though, Eggman challenged the racers to another round on the ultimate Extreme Gear he had made based on the data of the racers, thus confusing Omochao about how many rounds there were going to be and who the real champion was. After Eggman lost though, Omochao and the others discovered that Metal Sonic, in the disguise of E-10000B, had stolen Eggman's work and replaced it with fake data so he could use Eggman's data to defeat Sonic. After Sonic beat Metal Sonic though, Omochao thought that a champion had finally been decided. However, since Eggman had no reward to give to the winner to begin with, Omochao realized, much to his grief, that no champion could be decided. However, he assured the viewers back home that they still had a good time watching all those races.

In gameplay, Omochao is also present in the game's Tutorial mode, introducing the player to the game's controls.

Sonic and the Secret Rings[]

In Sonic and the Secret Rings, Omochao appears in the Multiplayer modes to provide hints to the players for some of the mini-games.

Sonic Rivals 2[]

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Omochao, from Sonic Rivals 2.

In Sonic Rivals 2, Omochao makes a few appearances, namely appearing in King of the Hill. In this minigame, Omochao flies to specific places around the arena and hovers over them for some time. While doing so, he emits a green, tractor beam-like light towards the ground, which the playable characters can earn points from by standing inside said light. The aim of the King of the Hill minigame is to earn the highest number of points.

Omochao also appears on a collectible card:

Image Card Number Card Challenge Unlocked
Sonic Rivals 2 - Card Collection 42 42 Omochao Defeat the Ifrit with Silver Silver Cup

Sonic Generations[]

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Omochao on the loading screen, from the Xbox 360 version of Sonic Generations.

In the console/PC version of Sonic Generations, Omochao appears as a Hint on either the loading screens for the game's various Stages to remind players of controls, objects and other features, or in several places across the Acts of the Stages. In the latter situation, Omochao can be interacted with by simply passing him with the playable character. When interacted with here, Omochao will fly around the playable character while providing him with the hint he possesses. While he flies around the playable character, Omochao can get hurt by bumping into walls or objects. Omochao's presence in the Acts is only optional though and he can be removed from the Acts by turning off the Omochao Hint Display in the game's Options menu. In addition, Omochao also runs the Skill Shop in White Space.

Curiously, Omochao uses the exact same sounds from Sonic Adventure 2 when flying or getting hurt in the Acts.

Omochao will also make a reappearance in Sonic x Shadow Generations, serving the same purposes he did in the original Sonic Generations, being in the Stages to help players and running the Skill Shop in White Space.

Sonic Lost World[]

In Sonic Lost World, Omochao makes an in-person appearance in both the Wii U version and PC version of the game, while only making a cameo appearance in the Nintendo 3DS version.

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An Omochao RC Vehicle, from the Nintendo 3DS version of Sonic Lost World.

In the Wii U/PC version of the game, Omochao appears on the World map. By speaking to him, he will assign the player optional Missions for them to complete. Also, a brand of RC Vehicles based on Omochao can also be unlocked and utilized in the game.

In the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, Omochao does not appear in person. However, the player can make Omochao RC Vehicles with Materials that they can use in gameplay or transfer to the Wii U version of the game.

Team Sonic Racing[]

In Team Sonic Racing, Omochao and his group of Chao friends (a Neutral Chao, Hero Chao and Dark Chao), who were affiliated with Team Rose, were having a picnic with Amy and Big when Team Sonic showed up, having been invited to this location. Soon after, a stranger appeared, a Tanuki calling himself Dodon Pa. Introducing himself as the one who sent the invitation, Dodon Pa told Team Sonic that they would be racing as a team in the most advanced cars he could create in a Grand Prix that would test their limits. After Team Sonic agreed to join Dodon Pa's Grand Prix, Big was invited into the competition as well when he took an interest in coming along. Not wanting Big to go alone, Omochao insisted that, as Big's teammates, they would be joining him. This led to Omochao and his team joining the Grand Prix.


Omochao providing Amy with exposition, from Team Sonic Racing.

For the races, Omochao and his Chao friends received the Chao Pod to race in. Between the races, Omochao would provide Amy with exposition on the different types of cars. When Dodon Pa later took his racing challenges up a notch, Omochao was surprised. Not long after that, Omochao and his team were joined in the competition by Team Vector, Team Dark, and Team Eggman.

While waiting for the next race, Omochao and his team were radioed by Tails, who instructed them to join Team Sonic and Team Dark on the racetrack in order to help them take down Dr. Eggman, who had intruded on the two teams' race in order to compete against them on his own as a "special guest" (which Dodon Pa permitted despite knowing it was a lie). Being all about teamwork, Omochao confirmed to Tails on the racetrack that they had gotten the race cars' abilities down before helping Amy get into position using the Skim Boost. Omochao and his Chao friends then joined forces with the rest of Team Rose, Knuckles, Tails, Rouge, Omega and Team Vector. Together, they surrounded Eggman on the racetrack before delivering a massive beatdown on the doctor with their combined Wisp power-ups. However, Dodon Pa was too busy watching Eggman's beating to see who crossed the finish line first.[2]

Omochao later helped tell Big of what Omega planned to do with Dodon Pa after he seemed to be in cahoots with Dr. Eggman. Not long after, Omochao detected some strange telemetric signals coming from Dodon Pa that contained information on the teams' teamwork. With Omochao confirming that Dodon Pa was sending these signals to an unknown receiver, everyone but Big concluded that Dodon Pa was sending their information to Eggman. Not long after, Omochao would discuss strategy with his team. Shortly thereafter, Omochao was approached by Silver, who needed help keeping an eye on the whole racing track, as he sensed that something bad was coming. In response, Omochao told Silver to watch the Chao on the stands, as they would surely react if they saw something wrong. Later, after it was revealed that Dodon Pa was a good guy, Omochao learned from him that he was using the Grand Prix to gather information for his corporation's Ultimate Energy Engine, which Dodon Pa wanted to use for philanthropic purposes. This explained the telemetric signals Omochao detected.

Soon after, the heroes learned from Big that Eggman had kidnapped Dodon Pa and brought him to the Final Fortress. Wanting to rescue Dodon Pa, Omochao and co. went to the Final Fortress. There, Eggman had them compete in a number of races with Team Eggman and his army of Eggpawns in exchange for Dodon Pa, not knowing Eggman was using them to gather the Ultimate Team Energy needed to finish the Ultimate Energy Engine. Once the engine was complete, Eggman stole it from Dodon Pa and incorporated it into his Death Egg. Omochao and his crew subsequently faced the Death Egg, and beat it in a race. However, the Death Egg soon after went crazy and drove into the Final Fortress's core. As the Final Fortress crashed, Omochao and his companions were forced to abandon their cars and evacuate the airship while Team Sonic saved Dodon Pa. Down on the ground, Omochao was reunited with Team Sonic when they arrived with Dodon Pa. Just as the Grand Prix seemed over since the cars had been destroyed when the Final Fortress crashed, Dodon Pa decided to give everyone new cars, thus allowing Omochao and his friends to race once more.

In gameplay, Omochao appears as a playable Technique-Type character alongside a Neutral Chao, a Hero Chao and a Dark Chao, all driving the same car.[3]

Other game appearances[]

Sonic Pinball Party[]


In Sonic Pinball Party, Omochao appears as a Hint for the player once more. In this game, the player can choose what to ask him about.

Mario & Sonic series[]

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games[]

In the Wii version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games, Omochao makes a cameo appearance. Here, he can be spotted in the crowd for most of the events, as well as briefly during the game's opening.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games[]

In the Wii version and Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Omochao appears as a non-playable character.

In the Wii version of the game, Omochao appear amongst the audience in different events. In addition, he will occasionally send some mail to the player.


Omochao in the unlockable ending picture, from the Nintendo DS version of Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games.

In the Nintendo DS version of the game, Omochao can be spotted in the crowd for most of the events as well. In the game's Adventure Tours mode, Omochao also appears as an interactable, non-playable character. In this mode, he can be found in various barrels and crates in each area, more often than not multiple times. When he is discovered, he will thank the playable character for helping him out of the container he was in. Talking to him following this allows the player to ask him about hints and information that will help them advance through Adventure Tours mode. In addition, during the ending, an unlockable photo of Omochao with many of the other hosts alongside him can be obtained.

Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games[]

In both the Wii version and Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Omochao makes a non-playable appearance.

In the Wii version of the game, Omochao can be spotted amongst the audience in different events. He also appears as an interactable character in London Party. Here, the player can speak to Omochao in order to play Bonus Games and earn stickers, and also obtain a sticker with him on it. He will also occasionally send the player different pieces of mail.

In the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, when the player first starts the game, Omochao will appear as a TV reporter, announcing the start of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, as well as introducing the player to a series of sporting events to warm up. During the game, Omochao can be spotted amongst the audience in different events. He also appears in the 20km Race Walk, Omnium and Triathlon events to provide the player with hints and information about said events. He also serves as the acting referee in the Tennis (Singles) and Fencing - Epée events. He also appears to host the Party News event that occasionally happens in Party Mix medleys.

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Omochao and a Chao being harassed by an Egg Pawn and a Flapper, from the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Omochao also appears as a part of the Nintendo 3DS version of the game's story mode. During the events of this mode, Omochao and a neutral Chao were in the beginning attacked by an Egg Pawn and Flapper near the London Bridge. However, these Badniks were destroyed when Bowser Jr. fell from the sky. Omochao and the Chao proceeded to thank him for saving them and encouraged him to face Shadow and Silver in an event by noting that it would impress Bowser. After Bowser Jr. beat the hedgehogs, Omochao and the Chao came with Shadow and Silver. A while later, Omochao arrived at the Main Stadium, which was soon covered in a dense fog. He then lost Toad, whom he only found after Sonic and Mario arrived. Toad claimed that they were attacked by Sonic and Tails, but Omochao knew that those were fakes made of fog. Omochao then suggested that they looked for the source of the fog. During their search, they lost Mario and Luigi, but ran into Dry Bowser and Dry Bones, who told them to join forces with them. However, when Omochao and Toad refused, Dry Bowser and Dry Bones began to become aggressive. Fortunately, Mario and Luigi soon showed up and defeated Dry Bowser before chasing him away. The plumber duo then destroyed the local Fog Machine, thus clearing the stadium of the fog. Omochao then decided to stay and look after the stadium while Mario, Luigi and Toad set off to destroy more Fog Machines.


Omochao giving Toad a walkie-talkie, from the Nintendo 3DS version of Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Omochao soon after welcomed back Sonic, Tails, Mario, Luigi, Espio, Charmy, Omega and Toad at the Main Stadium after they had destroyed all the Fog Machines. However, the fog soon returned, except much denser than before. The heroes thus gathered again, and Omega prepared to lead them to Stonehenge where a possible clue to the fog could be found. Upon the mention of Stonehendge, Omochao explained what the place was, before giving Toad a walkie-talkie, just in case. Sometime after, Omochao, Charmy, Espio, Omega and Toad managed to clear the fog from the Msin Stadium. When the fog was neutralized for good by Sonic and Mario, Omochao participated in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games.

In the Nintendo 3DS version of the game, a badge of Omochao can also be obtained from the badge machine.

Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games[]


Omochao as a TV reporter, from Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

In Mario & Sonic at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games, Omochao make a few non-playable appearances. During different events, Omochao can be spotted among the crowd on the stands. He also acts as a TV reporter who appears whenever the player sets a new record. When this happens, Omochao holds his microphone up the playable character and asks the player to share a few words about their recent success, before suggesting that they take a photo together.

Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games[]

In both the Wii U version and the arcade version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Omochao makes an appearance as non-playable character.


Omochao, from the Wii U version of Mario & Sonic at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

In the Wii U version of the game, Omochao makes a few appearances. During different events, Omochao can be spotted among the crowd on the stands. He can also be found on Copacabana Beach where he runs the Rio 2016 booth on Copacabana Beach, which is unlocked after winning a medal in three tournaments, where the player can buy various items. In addition, Omochao appear on the Sonic and Dr. Eggman Rio Carnival floats, which occasionally pass through Rio. When this happens, the player can talk to him to take part in an event with a character standing on the float.

In the arcade version of the game, Omochao makes a cameo as a non-playable character, namely as a spectator among the audience.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020[]

In Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Omochao appears on a few occasions. Like in previous Mario & Sonic titles, Omochao can occasionally be spotted among the crowd during different events.

In addition to the above, Omochao also appears during the game's story mode. In this mode, an Omochao met Luigi, who needed help freeing his friends from inside the Tokyo '64 gaming system. In response, Omochao told him to go find Tails since he was great at machines. Later, another Omochao would announce the beginning of an event Tails was participating in. Sometime afterward, after Tails and Luigi lost the Tokyo '64 to Eggman Nega and Bowser Jr., an Omochao suggested they sought out Vector for help. While later looking for Eggman Nega and Bowser Jr., Tails and Luigi met another Omochao, who told told them where they could possibly find Eggman Nega.

During the Nintendo Switch's story mode, several interactable versions of Omochao can be found in the explorable areas of Tokyo 2020. When talking to these Omochao, they will provide the player with facts about the location and the Olympic Games, as well as occasionally providing them with a piece of trivia as well.

Sonic Runners[]

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Omochao, from Sonic Runners.

In Sonic Runners, Omochao appears frequently during the game's story mode. At one point, he helps Team Sonic defeat Dr. Eggman. Another time, together with the Animals, he managed to keep the Master Emerald safe from Eggman, thereby allowing Knuckles to continue his adventure without having to worry about the Master Emerald.

During the "Windy Hill in Spring" event, Omochao and the Animals organized an Easter hunt that Eggman and his Badniks tried to ruin. Fortunately, Team Sonic foiled the villain's plan.

Omochao also appears a Normal Power Type buddy which boosts the number of Animals saved.

Sonic Racing[]

In Sonic Racing, Omochao appears as an unlockable playable character along with a Neutral Chao, Hero Chao and Dark Chao with their vehicle, the Chao Pod. They all become available upon reaching League 4.

Sonic Colors: Ultimate[]

In Sonic Colors: Ultimate, Omochao makes a cameo appearance as one of the many optional profile icons available in the Customize menu.

Sonic Speed Simulator[]

Omochao, from Sonic Speed Simulator.

In Sonic Speed Simulator, Omochao appears as both a non-playable character and a message icon for the player.

As a non-playable character, Omochao appear in Green Hill, hovering in one spot and never leaving it. Here, Omochao will provide hints and/or explanations for the various elements in the game, such as Chaos Orbs, Rings, Sky Rail, and vending machines. To interact with Omochao, the playable character has to approach him with the camera zoomed in on him. A speech bubble will then appear above Omochao that contains his hint. Furthermore, he is also seen holding a checkered racing flag during races, during both the prompts and countdowns. However, the player cannot interact with him directly during races.

As a hint icon, Omochao appears on the HUD messages where he informs the player about upcoming races. He also appears in a similar manner to congratulate on the end of races to informs the player about the race results.


Omochao is a friendly, helpful, fast-talking and happy robot who is always willing to help someone in need.[1] However, his patience has its limits when it comes to people who are roughhousing with him. Unlike normal Chao, Omochao is able to talk in regular languages. In the Japanese version though, he exhibits a verbal tic; he nearly always adds "Chao (チャオ?)" to the ends of his sentences.

Powers and abilities[]

Described as all-knowing, Omochao possesses a vast and unlimited knowledge―he knows everything about everything.[1] He is also one of the few, if not only individual who can understand the language of Animals.[4]

With the propeller coming out of his head, Omochao can achieve flight. He can as well survive many injuries, including being scorched by the Vulcan Gun, and being used as weapon to throw at enemies.

As seen during Dodon Pa's Grand Prix, Omochao also has excellent skills when it comes to driving and racing in race cars like the Chao Pod.






In other media[]

Books and comics[]

Archie Comics[]


Omochao, from Sonic the Hedgehog #257.

In the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics, Omochao was originally a neutral Chao, who took on a robotic appearance after spending time with Jules Hedgehog, and was adopted by the Hedgehog Family. In the post-Super Genesis Wave timeline, Omochao serves as a minor support and video link between the Freedom Fighters.

IDW Publishing[]

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Omochao, from Sonic the Hedgehog #33.

Chao Races and Badnik Bases[]

At the White Park Chao Racing Circuit, several Omochao presented a Chao Race and invited people to inscribe their Chao in it. One of the Omochao also warned Rouge that Cream could not sign up for the races because she was too young, so Rouge signed herself up. Later, other Omochao were present at the racing circuit's finish line, serving as flagmen.[5] The next day, more Omochao would serve as flagmen for the subsequent Chao Races in White Park's racing circuit, right up to those preceding the semi-finals.[6]

One of the Omochao at the chateau later advised Tails and his friends not to run around in the corridors. Tails tried to tell the Omochao that an avalanche was approaching the chateau and that it should order an evacuation. At first, Omochao thought it would have been warned of such a danger if Tails' claims were true, but Amy eventually forced it to evacuate the guests. Omochao thus led the guests to the upper floor, where they were safe from the avalanche when it hit the chateau.[7]

Clean Sweepstakes[]

Omochao would help start the Clean Sweepstakes as it raised a flag and the race begun.[8]


"Hey look, I'm on your side, you know. I can give you hints to help you."
—Omochao when he is held for a long time, Sonic Adventure 2
"What are you doing?! Why don't you get yourself a teddy bear?"
—Omochao when being held, Sonic Adventure 2
"Thank you for holding me, but you were kind of rough."
—Omochao after being put down, Sonic Adventure 2
"Whoa... what happened?! Where am I? ...Oh yeah."
—Omochao after waking up after being thrown at an enemy, Sonic Adventure 2
"Ouch! Why are being such a bully? I didn't do anything wrong! I'm leaving!"
—Omochao after being thrown at an enemy, Sonic Adventure 2
"Owie! I can't believe you did that to me! Why would you do something like that?"
—Omochao after being thrown at an enemy, Sonic Adventure 2
"That hurt! I'm mad at you! I'm not going to help you anymore! Hmph!"
—Omochao after being thrown at an enemy, Sonic Adventure 2
"Whew, that big truck scared me."
—Omochao being held by a player in a Goal Ring in the City Escape level, Sonic Adventure 2


  • Omochao's name is a portmanteau of the Japanese word "omocha" (玩具? lit. "toy") and "Chao".
  • Omochao appears in LEGO Dimensions in the Marble Zone portion of the "Sonic Dimensions" level and Sonic the Hedgehog Adventure World. His dialogue in this game, and the way the characters react to it, seems to be a parody of how he was viewed as annoying and unhelpful by many players in Sonic Adventure 2.
  • In Sonic Adventure 2, there is an unused audio file of Omochao saying the Chao Principal's mustache is fake. This quote is commonly misassociated as a reference to Dr. Eggman, as the English version of the line only refers to him as "Doctor". However, the Japanese version uses the full name
    • The misassociation is referenced in in LEGO Dimensions during the first Eggman fight.
  • In an unused line in Sonic Adventure 2, Omochao says he wants to be a real Chao.
  • In The Murder of Sonic the Hedgehog, when in the Saloon Car, the player character will be given an opportunity to examine Omochao's wanted poster. When examined, Tails will mention that Omochao is wanted for medical malpractice. Interestingly, he refers to Omochao with they/them pronouns.

Omochao in the Chao Garden[]

Omochao in chao garden

Omochao's stats in the Chao Garden, from Sonic Adventure 2.

In Sonic Adventure, Sonic Adventure 2 and their respective remakes, Omochao can be brought to the Chao Gardens using Action Replay or another cheat device. Unlike his normal self, he will have a wind-up key on the top of his head instead of a propeller. This form of Omochao uses the model used in Chao Races, Karate, and caves.

To gain Omochao in the games, the player has to activate the master code and then enter the subsequent code:

  • Master code:
  • Code:

In the Chao Garden, Omochao acts like a normal Chao, but he will replace the player's first hatched Chao on the VMU (Dreamcast) or Memory Card in slot A (GameCube). There is no way to change the model back unless the player turn off the console without saving.

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