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The Picky[1] 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 small pig animals that live on Sonic's world. The Pickies are constantly captured by the Eggman Empire, who uses them as batteries for their various Badniks.



The general Picky resembles a rotund domestic pig slightly less than half a meter tall. However, they are remarkably humanoid in anatomy, even standing on two legs. They have light pink skin and possess large round heads with two large black eyes, triangular ears, and small stubby snouts. Other features include relatively small torsos, thin and short arms with fingers, stubby legs with long feet and two cloven for toes, and a short coiled tail each.


Like actual animals, the Pickies can only speak in a language consisting of swine-like noises.[1] Peaceful and non-hostile, Pickies are not known to fight. As such, they are constantly captured by the Eggman Empire.


Imprisonment and freedom

Following the emergence of Dr. Eggman, the Pickies have perpetually been kidnapped by the Eggman Empire to be used as power sources for the Badniks employed by the Eggman Empire's associates.

The Fate of Dr. Eggman

A Picky was eventually used to power E-107 Theta. Fortunately, that Picky was freed when Theta was destroyed by Sonic the Hedgehog, Silver the Hedgehog and Whisper the Wolf.[2]


An unfortunate Picky was later used by Dr. Eggman and Dr. Starline as a test subject for the Metal Virus in the Final Egg. As a part of this test, the terrified Picky was touched by a Zombot Pocky, causing the virus to infect the Picky as well, albeit slowly.[1]


See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Sonic the Hedgehog #13, "Calling Card"
  2. Sonic the Hedgehog #8, "Silent Support"